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.
Location / Climate Protection
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.
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.
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.
The German solar power industry recovered from a difficult period to post almost 70% growth in 2018 compared with 2017.
Telekom wants to do its bit to combat climate change.
Germany achieved a milestone in March 2019, when 54.4% of the electricity produced in the country came from renewable sources.
Researchers recently unveiled a prototype of an ultra-fast charging station on the Autobahn A8. It has a capability of 450 kW – a huge improvement over the mere 42 kW of 90% of all charging stations in Germany.
It is a strategic imperative that environmental sustainability become a hallmark of European battery manufacturing and European e-mobility.
Business in environmental products and services is booming.