Liquid natural gas (LNG) has emerged as an important element of Germany’s immediate strategy to diversify and secure its energy supply.
Location / Climate Protection
Germany’s Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action Robert Habeck was personally on hand in the northern city of Wilhelmshaven as work commenced on the country’s first-ever liquid natural gas (LNG) terminal. Construction has been predicted to take until between the end of the year and ten months.
As part of the German National Hydrogen Strategy , which includes EUR two billion for international projects, the national government has launched an initiative it calls the International Hydrogen Ramp-up Program, or H2Uppp.
Up-and-coming Munich company Twaice has developed a software to analyze how much life EV batteries have left in them.
Woodlands around the world are suffering from the effects of climate change, so reforestation is set to become increasingly important. Berlin start-up Skyseed has developed a system of using drones to seed damaged areas.
More and more electric vehicles were among the newly registered cars in Germany in Q1 2022. According to the government motor transport authority KBA, EVs accounted for 44.5 percent of new cars – 18 percent higher than over the same period in 2021.
Beyond recycling: Germany aims to be an ecological country, but it’s going to need a lot more of the circular economy. Business opportunities abound for innovative companies with solutions for how to reuse everything we produce and need.
The French and German governments are putting EUR 17.9 million into five projects aimed at using artificial intelligence to increase sustainability, identify and combat potential epidemics, and protect industry against disruptions to supply chains.
Medical technology leads the way in our bimonthly round-up of the biggest venture capital deals involving firms from Germany. But logistics, greentech and fintech companies also booked nine-figure funding rounds.
A prototype Mercedes-Benz all-electric EQXX has broken through the 1000-kilometer range barrier for the first time on a single charge. The vehicles set the new record on April 5 on a 1008-km tour from Germany via the Swiss Alps and northern Italy to the French Côte d’Azur.