The manufacture of devices for green energy production and storage in Europe is a strategic, fast-growing sector which
is essential in ensuring that the EU meets its energy and climate targets for 2030. A major limitation to this is that 95%
of the key raw materials for green energy devices are currently imported from outside the EU. Geologically, lithium-caesium-tantalum
(LCT) and niobium-yttrium-fluorine (NYF) pegmatites are relatively common in Europe, enriched in many CRM needed for energy technologies
but difficult to explore because most are buried, small and clustered.
The IfU GmbH Private Institute for Environmental Analysis, the Anvajo GmbH, the UMEX GmbH as well as the Technical University of Dresden and
the University of Leipzig have been working on the research and development project "Glyphosate trace detection in aqueous systems and food
by means of holographic on-site" Analytics (Glyho) ”together.
The aim of Glyho is the development and validation of new hydrogel probes (HGS) assays for a highly sensitive and highly specific detection system for the on-site analysis of herbicide trace substances (using the example of glyphosate) in drinking water and wastewater as well as in food. IfU GmbH combines the modules developed by the partners into a functional demonstrator.
The project is funded by the EU as part of the ERDF program and runs until December 2021. The project sponsor is the Sächsische Aufbaubank - Förderbank, Economic Department (No.: 100346484).