Germany Commits Additional Millions to Offshore H2 Production

The German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy is allocating EUR 50 million more than previously planned to fund the development of offshore parks to produce green hydrogen. Competition for the first projects will begin in 2022.

Germany Marks One Million EV Milestone

57,000 electric vehicles were registered in Germany in July, taking the total number of EVs on Germany’s roads over the symbolically significant number of a million.

Standard-Setting Electric Utility Vehicle Battery Factory Opens in Germany

German battery maker Akasol has officially inaugurated its “Gigafactory 1” in the western German city of Darmstadt.

Profits from Industrial Smokestacks

The global environmental focus is on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. But a forward-looking initiative from the Fraunhofer Institute and steel manufacturer thyssenkrupp is investigating how to use CO2 as a raw material.

German Air Taxi Developer Signs Billion-Dollar Brazil Deal

One of Germany’s hottest new air mobility companies, Lilium, has announced a plan to sell 220 aircraft to leading Brazilian airline Azul. The intended deal is worth USD one billion, with the aircraft earmarked to service a country with almost 100 million domestic air passengers a year.

Solar Start-Up Takes In EUR 100 Million

Fledgling Berlin solar energy company Enpal has announced the completion of a nine-figure round of financing. The start-up said that its business has increased dramatically since the beginning of the coronavirus, but it’s aiming for still bigger things yet to come.

German-Swedish “Carbon Farming“

The German subsidiary of American farming company Indigo Agriculture has teamed up with Sweden’s Wasa, the world’s largest crispbread producer, for a three-year pilot project aimed at developing organic farming methods that bind carbon dioxide in the soil while minimizing the need for pesticides and artificial fertilizers.

Germany Sets New Renewables Home Heating Record

The German transition to using renewable energy sources for residential heating continues apace.

Recycling Loop for Corona Masks

Germany’s renowned Fraunhofer Institute has developed a process for recycling protective anti-Covid-19 masks.

Porsche to Produce Batteries in Germany

Automotive icon Porsche is set to become the latest carmaker with battery production facilities in Germany.