Coordinated by Siegfried R. Waldvogel (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz) and Ulrike Krewer (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology), the ETOS network of academic and industrial partners has been formed with the aim of making the Electrification of Technical Organic Syntheses (ETOS) accessible to broad areas of the chemical and pharmaceutical industries and operational on a technical scale. The ETOS network was able to convince the expert jury of the open-topic competition within the Zukunftscluster-Initiative of its high innovation potential, the social benefits and the current relevance of its topic. As one of 15 projects ETOS was recommended for the conception phase out of a total of 117 reviewed competition entries.
On March 18th Siegfried R. Waldvogel appeard as one of the speakers in the webinar "Driving Change – How Green Chemistry and Digitalisation lead the way to a Sustainable Economy" during the EU Industry Week 2021. Siegfried R. Waldvogel represented the Johannes Gutenberg University, SusInnoScience and ESy-Labs in the field of electroorganic, green and sustainable chemistry.
Further information can be found here.
The newspaper Zeit has published an article about the Top-level and High-potential Research Areas of JGU including SusInnoScience in their magazine Zeit Campus.
The article can be found here.
The worldwide demand for vanillin is not covered by natural deposits, the major part is obtained synthetically through a process that is harmful to the environment. Researchers at the Mainz University developed a process to produce vanillin from wood waste in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way. The team around Prof. Waldvogel uses an electroorganic method as a green alternative.
Vanillin aus Holzabfällen - 17:30live Rheinland Pfalz/Hessen
Paving the way for environmentally friendly electrochemistry
Carl Zeiss Foundation grants some EUR 2 million in funding to the ECHELON project at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
Two projects within the Priority Programme “Bioelectrochemical and Engineering Fundamentals to Establish Electro-biotechnology for Biosynthesis – Power to Value-added Products (eBiotech)” (SPP 2240) have been accepted.
A sustainable method for generating vanillin from wood processing waste has been developed within the SusInnoScience framework in the Lab of Siegfried Waldvogel and it has been published by Zirbes et al. in 2020.
UNusual anODE reactions in electrochemical energy conversion:
Value creation rather than oxygen evolution in hydrogen production
on Power to Value: Fundamentals and Applications of Modern Electrosynthesis
Eurotel Victoria, Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland
August 24-28, 2020
CANCELLED, due to the Covid-19 pandemic!