One Third of German Start-Ups now Green

More fledgling companies in Germany than ever before are part of the green economy – that’s a main conclusion of the 2023 Green Startup Monitor. The annual report found that 35 percent of start-ups in Europe’s leading economy were green – up from 29 percent last year.

German Home Solar Battery Sales Tipped to Top One Million

The industry organization German Energy Storage Association (BVES) says that it expects sales in home solar-energy batteries to increase almost 60 percent this year, breaking the one-million-unit mark. That’s the result of a study carried out on the association’s behalf by 3Energie Consulting.

Construction Starts on First European Lithium Converter

Canadian company Rock Tech Lithium has broken ground on a lithium conversion facility in Guben near Germany’s border with Poland. It will focus, initially, on refining newly mined lithium for use in electric vehicle batteries. The company’s plans, though, go beyond that.

One to Watch: Lubomila Jordanova, co-founder and CEO of PLAN A

Few people in the greentec start-up scene in Berlin have a more impressive track record than Lubomila Jordanova.

Future Mobility – Made in Germany

Whether it’s electric vehicles and EV infrastructure, lightweight engineering, autonomous driving and digitalization, logistics or hydrogen as fuel: Mobility and transportation will change more in the next 20 years than it did in the previous 130. Our video looks at how this change will take place in Germany, and how YOUR business can profit from it.

Work Begins on First Converter for South-to-East German Power Link

One challenge in Germany is how to get renewably generated electricity from the north and east of the country to the industrial south.

Germany Records Major Increases in EV Charging Stations and Capacity

German industry organization BDEW says that the number of electric vehicles charging points rose to more than 80,500 in 2022, an annual increase of 35 percent. Meanwhile, the capacity of charging stations in Germany jumped by more than 40 percent from 1.7 to nearly 2.5 gigawatts.

Finnish Battery Recycling Company Gets Green Light in Germany

Finland’s Fortum , one of Europe’s five largest energy companies, has received permission from authorities to start operations at its new lithium-ion battery recycling facility in Kirchardt. The company founded its German subsidiary in the southwestern town in the fall of last year.

2022 Another Record Year for Bicycles and E-Bikes in Germany

There are now roughly the same number of bicycles as people in Germany, and e-bikes may overtake conventional bicycles in terms of new production and sales. Those are two of the main insights of the German bicycle industry organization ZIV’s annual report on the sector.

US Chemicals and Materials Company Opens German Battery Tech Center

The Cabot Corporation has announced plans to set up a new technology center in the western German city of Münster. The facility will be used to speed up the development of applications the American company’s line of battery materials.