Climate change and environmental degradation are an existential threat to Europe and the world. The European Green Deal is the plan to make the EU's economy sustainable and climate neutral in 2050. A high number of developments are currently being implemented to bring materials with a low CO2 footprint into technological applications and to leave them in the cycles at the end of their service life. The biological cycle in particular offers great potential for innovation. Sustainable alternatives to high-performance materials that can replace plastics, composite materials and metals are being sought. In addition to reducing emissions, in order to achieve the goals it will also be necessary to remove large quantities of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store it. Here materials can serve as storage. Hon.-Prof. Dr. Sascha Peters gives an introduction to the lecture panel and shows some exciting innovations from the last few months.
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