Digital- Environmental Agenda

This spring, the German Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety published a catalogue of 70 measures it touted as the world’s first-ever digital-environmental agenda.

Germany Amps Up Domestic Battery Production

The German government is investing more than EUR 1.5 billion in battery cell research and production – a key element in the country’s planned transition to clean energy and mobility.

Industrial Hydrogen Fuel Production

International consortium norsk e-fuel, which includes Dresden company Sunfire, is set to commence construction on a facility to produce green hydrogen fuel on an industrial scale.

Germany Announces Billion-Euro Hydrogen Strategy

The country’s governing cabinet has agreed a plan aimed at massively increasing environmentally produced “green hydrogen” energy both domestically and abroad.

One to Watch: Srijna Jha, cofounder and CEO of Morph Green Tech

The physicist developed with her business partners the Solar Cube, an origami-inspired solar charger which uses PV integrated solar textiles and solar cells.

Solar Park To Potentially Replace Coal Plants

Swiss company Meyer Burger has put forward an idea for the Hambach mine in industrial North Rhine-Westphalia: flood the site and use it as a floating solar power facility.

Green Search Engine Now on Google

Berlin start-up Ecosia, which has developed the world’s first ecological search engine, is now playing in the big leagues. That’s after Internet giant Google announced it was adding Ecosia as a default setting on its search bar alongside Google Search, Bing, DuckDuckGo and Yahoo.

Waste Not, Want Not

Berlin start-up Sirplus is on mission: to provide consumers with perfectly edible food discarded because of superficial appearance, overproduction or elapsed sell-by dates.

Environmental Bonding

Want to invest in preserving the environment? In 2020, Germany’s finance ministry plans to issue state “environmental bonds,” from which the money raised will go exclusively toward fighting climate change.

Renewable Synthetic Fuel

Researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT have come up with a method of using renewable electricity to create synthetic fuel.