The latest issue of GASWINNER is online
Kassel. The business community hopes that Industry 4.0 will mean faster, better and more efficient production. Yet hardly anyone talks about energy management in this context. In our cover story “Energy – the poor cousin,” we go searching for clues why and ask international companies, industry associations and consultants from research about the reasons.
Yet digitization not only offers new possibilities in terms of application, but also in production: The low oil price and higher production costs are acting like a catalyst to the emergence of innovative solutions. We present global examples – from the virtual platform to the avatar on the seabed.
You can also read a report on the Wendelstein 7-X fusion experiment in Greifswald, where the sun’s physical processes are being imitated in order to tap a new source of primary energy. We were on site to find out how the world’s largest reactor of its type.