#Resources

Sand is becoming scarce!
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Sand is becoming scarce!
Sand is our second-most important raw material after water. It’s hard to believe, but what seems to have always been in abundance on the ground has now become extremely scarce. Why? Find out more here.
August 2022
Six innovative lifesavers
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Six innovative lifesavers
Nearly eight billion people inhabit the Earth and nearly four billion of them are already living without reliable drinking-water supply today. Around the world, researchers are developing new technologies for tapping sources of drinking-water.
August 2022
“Recalibrating, reinventing – in all directions”
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“Recalibrating, reinventing – in all directions”
Supply chains under permanent stress – production processes in a state of flux, plus everything should become sustainable. Schaeffler board member Andreas Schick explains how forward-thinking technologies can be leveraged for recalibration.
August 2022
Sustainability – how solid is your knowledge?
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Sustainability – how solid is your knowledge?
What is special about the “anti-solar cell?” What is the Great Green Wall in Africa? Sustainability is one of the most important megatrends of our time - test your knowledge.
July 2022
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
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
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
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
Brave new building world
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Brave new building world
Digital transformation is changing the world of construction and helps save time, costs and natural resources. Much of this is still a vision, but is an all-new world of construction in store for us?
December 2020
Hidden champions of botany
Future Life
Hidden champions of botany
Inconspicuous plants with natural superpowers might soon help us stop famines, the destructive overexploitation of raw materials or climate change. Here are five examples.
September 2019
Cities out of nowhere
In Motion
Cities out of nowhere
The term planned city describes the phenomenon of building a city from scratch. Eight examples illustrate why planned cities entail risks and why we need them anyway.
July 2018