#Sustainability

All-around green
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All-around green
Many companies have set themselves ambitious sustainability goals. But that won’t be enough if the partners in their supply chains don’t follow suit.
June 2022
Energy from the deep – the next big thing
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Energy from the deep – the next big thing
When it comes to energy production, the focus is more on being above ground than below. Instead of coal mines, the emphasis is on wind turbines. Not so at Quaise: The company wants to open up new dimensions for geothermal energy.
May 2022
Sweet energy from CO<sub>2</sub>
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Sweet energy from CO2
Researchers have been working on making sensible use of the environmentally harmful CO2 for decades. Carbon dioxide can be an important raw material. Even sugar can be produced from it.
April 2022
Setting a course for “simply ingenious”!
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Setting a course for “simply ingenious”!
Engineer and circumnavigator Corentin de Chatelperron shows how to be self-sufficient with amazingly simple technology even in the remotest corner of the Earth.
March 2022
Energy storage systems of the future
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Energy storage systems of the future
Electricity storage is a key component of climate gas reduction. What role can mechanical systems such as flywheels, gravity and compressed-air energy storage play in this context? An overview.
March 2022
Electric mobility picks up momentum
In Motion
Electric mobility picks up momentum
Electric powertrain technologies are increasingly catching on. A development that clearly affects globally active automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler as current statistics demonstrate.
March 2022
On the road toward a biobased economy
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On the road toward a biobased economy
Microorganisms as turbo recyclers, mussels as innovation models or artificial muscles as actuators: Driven by a pioneering spirit, biotechnology is gearing up for the battle against climate change.
January 2022
Sunny yield in the dark
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Sunny yield in the dark
Solar cells producing green electricity in total darkness? Sounds like a paradox but may become a reality someday. Scientists are working flat out on the anti-solar cell.
January 2022
A comeback for airships?
Future Life
A comeback for airships?
While airships keep appearing on the visionary horizon from time to time none of them has so far managed the leap into the real world of mobility. The H2 Clipper is a new attempt.
January 2022
Shipping electricity
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Shipping electricity
Does shipping offshore wind power to onshore grids make sense? A Japanese start-up says yes it does.
December 2021
Electric fine-dust catcher
Future Life
Electric fine-dust catcher
Log-burning stoves radiate cozy warmth in winter, but the fine dust emitted by burning wood poses a health hazard and pollutes the environment. A new device provides relief.
December 2021
Crops for insulation
Future Life
Crops for insulation
Effective insulation, good indoor climate, simple production, plus carbon neutrality: new natural building materials using hemp or corn might revolutionize the construction industry.
December 2021
Spun into space
In Motion
Spun into space
Instead of burning thousands of tons of fuel the technology start-up SpinLaunch is planning to hurl rockets into orbit using centrifugal force. This is how the launcher centrifuge is said to work ...
November 2021
Just fill up manure
In Motion
Just fill up manure
A Lithuanian organic food producer has now unveiled the world’s first hybrid tractor powered by biomethane and electricity for professional use: the Auga M1.
November 2021
From gray to green
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From gray to green
Starting in 2025, Schaeffler will be buying 100,000 metric tons (110,000 short tons) of “green” steel per year from a Swedish startup. The steel will be produced with hydrogen.
November 2021
Wind meets wall
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Wind meets wall
Norwegian company Wind Catching Systems aims to revolutionize offshore power generation with a “wall” as tall as the Eiffel Tower with 126 small 1-MW turbines.
November 2021
Climate neutrality: Schaeffler sets the pace
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Climate neutrality: Schaeffler sets the pace
Schaeffler aims to operate in a climate-neutral manner by 2040 - not only in its own production facilities, but along the entire supply chain.
November 2021
All lights switched to green??
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All lights switched to green??
An e-car can only become truly carbon-neutral if it’s produced sustainably and operates with clean electricity.
November 2021
Riding the wave
Future Life
Riding the wave
Energy-efficient wing-in-ground vehicles as new interurban means of transportation are planned to zip across the sea on air cushions.
October 2021
Steel with a shade of green
Engineering
Steel with a shade of green
A modern world without steel is hardly conceivable – but steel without CO2 emissions is. These are the technologies to achieve change.
September 2021
Closing the loop
In Motion
Closing the loop
Ecological retirement – what happens to old batteries of electric vehicles or decommissioned wind turbines and solar energy systems?
September 2019
How Bob becomes an eco-builder
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How Bob becomes an eco-builder
With renewable raw materials and new ideas, the construction industry is planning to level out its deep carbon footprint.
September 2021
Simply magnetic
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Simply magnetic
How do you fish something out of the ocean that you can’t see? By using clever “catching methods” for microplastics and nanoparticles.
September 2021
The future of flying
In Motion
The future of flying
Flying, but greener – that’s what the future of aviation has to look like.
September 2021
Exiting Formula E, entering the DTM
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Exiting Formula E, entering the DTM
With the final race in Berlin, the Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler team has said good-bye to Formula E.
September 2021
Green is the color of hope
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Green is the color of hope
Billions of plants for millions of jobs: The Great Green Wall across the continent is the world’s largest landscape restoration project.
September 2021
Less is more
Engineering
Less is more
Almost a fourth of the energy consumed is lost to friction. It’s time to change that – with new surface technologies.
September 2021
Create more incentives
Future Life
Create more incentives
In the wake of the unbridled growth of cities, we’re going to see an evolution of urban mobility. tomorrow digital talked to Harry Evers, managing director of the 2021 ITS World Congress
June 2021
Learning for a complex world
Future Life
Learning for a complex world
An innovation-driven world changes all of our lives. Here are five areas education and training should focus on to prepare people for the new digital knowledge society.
December 2020
The future wound in a coil
Engineering
The future wound in a coil
Be it in cars, trains or airplanes, in systems ranging from hybrid to fully electric, mobility of the future requires electric motors. But how does an electric motor actually work?
November 2020
Does the climate gas CO<sub>2</sub> also have a green side to it?
Future Life
Does the climate gas CO2 also have a green side to it?
Whereas all previous plans revolved around storing the climate gas CO2 in underground layers of rock or just getting rid of it, it’s now supposed to be converted into a valuable raw material.
December 2019
Fed up!
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Fed up!
The massive plastic pollution of the oceans is one of the greatest challenges of our time. However, there are encouraging, ambitious projects and ideas.
September 2019
Back to the track
In Motion
Back to the track
Rail transportation had its heyday in many parts of the world up until the middle of the 20th century but was subsequently neglected. The return to the railroad confronts Brazil with major challenges.
January 2019
“We need to change”
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“We need to change”
“Next Exit: The Future” is the title which the renowned science journalist Ranga Yogeshwar selected for his new book. In an interview, Ranga Yogeshwar answers the most pressing questions.
April 2018
Dream versus reality
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Dream versus reality
Infinite energy, clean and for free – is that really just a pipe dream? Three ideas between science fiction and hard physics.
April 2017