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3D-printed permanent magnets outperform conventional versions, conserve rare materials

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have demonstrated that permanent magnets produced by additive manufacturing can outperform bonded magnets made using traditional techniques while conserving critical materials. The project is part of DOE’s Critical Materials ... more

From the Toilet to the Tank – Biofuels from Sewage

What we flush can be converted into a biocrude oil with properties very similar to fossil fuels. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory researchers have worked out a process that does not require that sewage be dried before transforming it under heat and pressure to biocrude. Metro Vancouver in C ... more

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  • Designing Sustainable Products

    All of the benefits of Product Lifecycle Management can be erased by significant non-compliance events that impact a company through fines, penalties, negative publicity, or prohibition to sell a new product in key markets. Without a sustainability s more

Events Sustainability

10-04 – 12-04
Cologne, DE


AMI invites you to attend its 10th PVC Formulation conference, which will take place from 10-12 April 2018 at the Maritim Hotel in Cologne. The international event will start with a networking cocktail reception for all conference attendees on the evening of 10th April 2018. This will be followed b

24-04 – 25-04
Vienna, AT

Plastic Pouches 2018

The ​4th edition of AMI's international ​Plastic Pouches conference will take place on ​24-25 April 2018 at the ​Imperial Riding School Renaissance Hotel, Vienna, Austria. In an increasingly competitive marketplace that demands packaging innovation and differentiation, pouches continue to go from

20-05 – 25-05
Diablerets, CH

Industrial Ecology

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) issued by the UN General Assembly aim to globally end all forms of poverty and achieve sustainable development by the year 2030. Natural resource use and environmental impacts are directly or indirectly related to all SDGs, making the field of Industrial Ec

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  • Modular biofactories at the cellular level

    Despite his love for complex molecular architectures, this „dyed-in-the-wool“ bio-organic chemist has never embraced the conventional segregation of synthetic polymers and bio­logical macromolecules. All molecules are composed of atoms, after all. Why make an artificial distinction? Why not simply combine these domains together? more

  • Thinking and Acting for the Long-Term

    Given the rising world population and the demands for growth and prosperity, the natural foundations of life and resources are under pressure. Using and maintaining these sustainably, both commercially and ecologically, is increasingly a focus in terms of corporate behavior. The demand for environmentally friendly processes and products is the catalyst for innovative achievements. more

Authors Sustainability

  • Dipl. Ing. André Podleisek

    André Podleisek studied environmental engineering, focusing on environmental management, environmental law, environmentally oriented product design, and quality management at Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-senftenberg. Then he worked at Robert Bosch GmbH at the corporate department for more


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