Berlin start-up Ecosia, which has developed the world’s first ecological search engine, is now playing in the big leagues. That’s after Internet giant Google announced it was adding Ecosia as a default setting on its search bar alongside Google Search, Bing, DuckDuckGo and Yahoo.
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Researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT have come up with a method of using renewable electricity to create synthetic fuel.
Germany’s federal government has said it wants to make the country leader in hydrogen energy.
The region of Lusatia in eastern Germany is one of the areas most affected by the country’s decision to phase out coal mining by 2038 at the latest. As part of a larger support package, a reference hydrogen storage power plant project will be funded in the region and tested under real-world conditions.
Berlin start-up Ubitricity, which was founded in 2008 has come up with a simple, cost-effective way of upgrading existing streetlights into power providers for EVs.
An electricity-free fridge
Volkswagen has said it aims to become the world’s leading producer of electric vehicles, and the German carmaker is off to a promising start.
Germany opened its first ‘eHighway’ – a 6km stretch of autobahn near Frankfurt along which e-trucks can draw power from overhead cables.
Not all wafer margins are thin ones – as the flourishing Freiburg start-up NexWafe knows.
Among the participants of the Automotive Summit 2019 were bosses of Germany’s leading carmakers and automotive companies. They agreed that the public and private sectors would split the costs for augmented subsidies of up to 6000 EUR for consumers who purchase electric vehicles.