“Alliance to End Plastic Waste”

In an effort to fight against plastic waste as well as to positively respond to glowing global criticism of the plastics value chain, over two dozen companies launched the Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW).

Green Shipping

As a sign of a greener future, the world’s first cruise ship to be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) departed on its maiden voyage.

Major Topics of Germany Trade & Invest in 2019

GTAI places three issues at the center of its acitivities.

Desalinating Seawater with Solar Power

Cheap, clean water for far-flung places.

First Solar Bicycle Path in Germany

At the end of last year, Germany’s first solar bicycle path was inaugurated in Erftstadt, a town about 20 kilometers southwest of Cologne.

Green Electricity at Purchase Price

“Why buy your electricity when you can generate your own?” is a question that the Hamburg-based startup Enyway would like German consumers to ask themselves.

Energy Efficiency Network

At the end of last year, the network was proud to announce that it had reached the milestone of 200 such networks, which include a total of more than 1,800 companies and 22 industry networks.

Innovative Recycling of Construction Waste

Over the past three years, four Fraunhofer institutes have been working together as part of a EUR 3.3 million project to find innovative ways to recycle waste construction material while also responding to shortages in construction materials.

Storing Surplus Electricity

The huge battery complex has a storage capacity of up to 25MWh.

Geothermal Energy: “Heat Turnaround”

They are calling it the “heat turnaround” in specialist circles, in a nod to Germany’s larger “energy turnaround.”