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.
Location / Climate Protection
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.
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).
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.
Düsseldorf cleantech start-up poligy has come up with a solution for harvesting waste heat and converting it into electricity.
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.
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.
The international “enera” project in Germany’s windy northwest is helping make wind power more reliable by supplying new electric batteries to stabilize the grid.
With billions of euros in government investment and ample infrastructure already in place, Germany’s hydrogen sector is the next big thing. Foreign investors are actively encouraged to join the country’s hydrogen revolution.
German automotive parts company ElringKlinger is joining forces with France’s Plastic Omnium to form a joint subsidiary, Ekpo Fuel Cell Technologies, which will focus on hydrogen-powered vehicles.