Power Included

As part of its e-mobility offensive, Volkswagen announced that it will also help create the infrastructure needed for a large number of electric vehicles by becoming a supplier of power from renewable sources, such as hydroelectric and wind power plants, some of which it will operate itself.

Green Electricity Record

Over the last 15 years, the share of renewable energy in Germany’s public net electricity generation – i.e., the electricity mix fed into the public power grid – rose from 8.5 percent to a record 40.4 percent, according to calculations from the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE.

“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.