US Chipmaker Starts Building EUR 372 Million Plant in Northern Germany

American semiconductor group Vishay has broken ground on a new production facility in Itzehoe. The plant will be built at a cost of USD 400 million (EUR 372 million) and is expected to double the production of an existing Vishay facility in the northern German city.

“Norway is key to supplying Germany with energy”

With Russian supplies politically off the table, Germany is turning to Norway for more natural gas imports. Michael Kern, the managing director of the Norwegian-German Chamber of Commerce, describes how economic relations between the two countries are developing.

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.

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.

Tesla Plans Expansion of German Gigafactory

American electric carmaker Tesla wants to double the capacity of its production facility in Grünheide near the German capital Berlin. The company has applied for construction permits at the gigafactory with the aim of enabling it to produce up to one million vehicles a year.

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.

Sunny Skies Ahead

Gone are the clouds that once hung over Germany’s photovoltaic sector. Concerns about energy security and the need for climate action are driving
a remarkable solar renaissance in Europe’s largest economy.

Amazon Opens New R&D Center in Southwestern Germany

Online retail colossus Amazon has opened its fourth German research and development center in Germany in the city of Tübingen. The center will work closely with local universities and research institutions.

Top Investment 2022 in Schleswig-Holstein

The world market leader Safran Helicopter Engines is setting up shop in Norderstedt in the Segeberg district.

Making Energy Efficiency More Efficient

Russia’s war against the Ukraine underscored the need for Germany to get more from less energy – something that was already a priority in the global fight against climate change. But how can energy efficiency be increased most efficiently? What opportunities do international companies have to be active in the field in Germany? And why are heat pumps currently flying off shelvesin Europe’s biggest economy?