Hydrogen Hybrid Container Ships

German shipping colossus Hapag-Lloyd placed a EUR 6 billion order for six ultra large container vessels (UCLVs) from South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering. The massive ships are the equivalent of four football fields long and can transport over 23,000 containers.

Pumping Up the Heat

Germany’s Association of Heat Pumps (bwp) says that a record 120,000 of the energy-efficient devices were installed in the country in 2020. That represents not only a new record but an annual growth rate of a whopping 40 percent.

New German Hydrogen Initiative

The German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy has issued a call for draft project submissions for state subsidies in the area of hydrogen technologies and systems.

Germany Goes Whole Hog on Hydrogen

The German government sees hydrogen technology as the key to the country’s clean energy future. It’s investing billions of euros in the sector. Germany aims to become the „world number one“ in clean hydrogen energy technology – with the government investing €9bn. Our new video looks at how international businesses can get involved in German environmental H2.

Sustainable Biochemicals in Germany’s East

Finnish forest industry company UPM has begun construction a one-of-a-kind bio-refinery in the city of Leuna in the eastern German regional state of Saxony-Anhalt.

Germany Breaks 50 Percent Net Renewable Electricity Mark

More than half (50.5 percent) of all the net power generated in Germany last year came from wind, solar and other clean sources. That’s according to final 2020 figures from the renowned Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy System (ISE).

Best of 2020

Throughout 2020, this website featured more than 350 articles and videos about Germany as a business and high-tech location. Below is a list so that you can catch up on anything you might have missed.

Waste Heat 2 Power

Düsseldorf cleantech start-up poligy has come up with a solution for harvesting waste heat and converting it into electricity.

Germany Sets Renewables Record in 2020

According to calculations made by two of Germany’s leading energy groups, wind, solar, biomass and other regenerative energy sources will cover more than 46 percent of the country’s energy needs in 2020.

Berlin Achieves 2020 Climate Goal Early

The German capital isn’t always known for punctuality, but it has beaten a main target for reducing CO2 emissions in terms of both time and quantity.