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MPR 2/2012Hunting for Treasure among the Wood Chips
Wood waste and straw contain valuable substances for the chemical industry, and these substances are what chemists from the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung in Mülheim an der Ruhr and the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems in Magdeburg want to get their hands on. The researchers are looking for ways to convert biomass into useful chemical compounds and use them as energy sources or raw materials.
MPR 2 /2005Jugglers in the Chemistry Lab
Finding catalyzers that accelerate reactions and guiding them in the required direction while keeping them on course makes for a good game.