Zeolite for the treatment of contaminated groundwater
An important step towards application has been achieved with the development of an adsorbent solid bed that can be regenerated on site. The aim: to remove chlorinated hydrocarbons (CHCs) from contaminated groundwater.
UFZ research: Green facade implementation in large cities
Vertical greening is an innovative way to make large cities more sustainable. Nevertheless, it is rarely used. A UFZ research team was able to identify 24 barriers that stand in the way of vertical greening.
Interesting study on grey water recycling
The study investigates the implementation of a multifunctional, nature-based solution (NBS) for decentralised greywater treatment and reuse in cities.
Production of Sustainable Aviation Fuels – the new UFZ approach
New results in search for greener and more sustainable aviation alternatives. A new research project has shown that it is possible to produce alternative aviation fuels from biomass.
Project launched to produce bio-based nylon
In the LigNylon project, scientists from the UFZ and the University of Leipzig are working together with DOMO Caproleuna GmbH, a partner from industry, to produce "green" nylon with the help of electrons and microbes.
Dr. Flávio Baleeiro has received the Helmholtz Doctoral Award
Every year, the Helmholtz Association awards prizes for the best and most original doctoral theses in its six research fields. Dr. Flávio Baleeiro received the award for a novel biotechnological process he developed for the further use of CO2 and CO.
Business meets science at the 1st UFZ Innovation Forum "Pathways to Sustainability"
On 3 July 2023, 75 experts met at KUBUS in Leipzig to discuss sustainable manufacturing processes and energy, heat and wastewater concepts.
Blue-green infrastructures – an approach between desire, necessity and sensitivities
On 28 June 2023, another economic talk was held by the Natural Resources Cluster Team of the Energy and Environment Network (NEU e. V.) focusing on blue-green infrastructures and their ability to make cities more resilient to climate change.
BAM! Bock auf Morgen - UFZ scientist founds company with marketing experts
Friedrich Bohn, a passionate scientist at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, has founded the company BAM! Bock auf Morgen together with marketing experts.
UFZ approaches to solving the PFAS problem in the environment
PFAS are used by industry in the manufacture of many products. But they accumulate in the body and the environment. The UFZ is therefore developing approaches for environmental monitoring, toxicological assessment and removal of toxic PFAS from the environment and waste streams.
UFZ receives its first European unitary patent
The "Process for the production of carboxylic acids under non-sterile conditions" was granted as the first unitary patent at the UFZ by the European Patent Office.
Chemicals for the bio-economy from agro-industrial residues
CapUp project launched - A research team from the UFZ and DBFZ, together with industrial partners, is transferring the production process for caproic and caprylic acid from regional biomass to pilot scale
New strategic partnership established
The UFZ and the start-up Membran Tech GmbH agree on a partnership for the development of a novel tensiometer for large-scale measurement of water potential.
Marine metagenome data made easily accessible to researchers
Find marine metagenome samples with curated metadata and conduct metastudies on marine microbiomes using the powerful, publicly accessible MarineMetagenomeDB.
2022 UFZ Awards presented for Technology Transfer, Knowledge Transfer and Young Scientists Award for Applied Research
Every year, the UFZ honours outstanding achievements of its employees who are finding ways to reconcile a healthy environment with social development