Bosch versus CO2

Electronics giant Bosch wants to lead the way in combatting climate change. This May company CEO Volkmar Denner made the surprise announcement that Bosch will try to go CO2-neutral by 2020.

Wind Giant

April saw the opening of Arkona Wind Park, the largest such facility in the Baltic Sea, between the German island of Rügen and the Danish island of Bornholm.

The Siemens Way

Siemens plans on investing up to EUR 600 million in its historic Siemensstadt (Siemens City) campus in Berlin. It is the largest single investment in the company’s history and reflects Germany’s strength as an innovation hub.

Germany pledges €100 million a year for sustainable energy technology testing

Germany funds “practical laboratories” for hydrogen and green energy research.

First European Gigafactory

Wittenberg will shortly become home to Europe’s first-ever gigafactory, a lithium battery installation facility with an annual production capacity of more than a gigawatt hour.

Persistent Drought: Strategies, Technologies and Opportunities

Unusually high temperatures and low precipitation are becoming increasingly serious problems all over the world, including Germany. But the need to cope with that situation is driving innovation.

Bitterfeld Batteries

Leading international lithium-ion battery maker Farasis is opening up a major production facility for electric automobile batteries near Bitterfeld in the eastern German state of Saxony-Anhalt.

Valuable Fumes

Thyssenkrupp has opened a research group with the aim of transforming off-gasses created in steel production into methanol, which can be used as fuel.

Germany’s Medical Valley

The region of Franconia may not be one of the first that spring to mind when you think about innovation in the health industry, but it should be. After all, there’s a reason that there are 850,000 medical patients in this corner of Germany.