39-Minute Corona Test

Speed is of the essence in combatting the coronavirus pandemic, and German conglomerate Bosch is doing its bit with a new test it says will shorten the time needed to obtain result from 2.5 hours to 39 minutes.

Innovative Hydrogen Tanks

The Institute for Lightweight Engineering and Plastics Technology (ILK) at the Technical University of Dresden is developing new thermoplastic fiber-composite hydrogen tanks in pancake design.

Germany’s Fastest Growing Start-Ups

Which sectors are best negotiating corona-related business challenges in Germany? One good indication is Business Insider newspaper’s list of the country’s 100 fastest growing start-ups.

Transporting Hydrogen

Germany is going big on hydrogen, with government support of at least EUR 10 billion going into green power-to-gas technologies in the years to come. But one aspect that often gets overlooked is how to transport H2.

Hydrogen-Hybrid Garbage Truck

There’s an unusual sight on the roads of the northern German city of Bremen: a hydrogen-hybrid garbage truck. It’s the first time such a vehicle, which features both battery and fuel-cell technology, has ever been used in practice.

A New Voize

A voice-activated data app aims to make life a lot easier for carers.

Power to Gas

One intriguing idea for how to store excess energy produced by renewable sources for when it is needed is power-to-gas technology. It converts electricity into hydrogen via electrolysis, which is then introduced into the natural-gas network.

Digital Respiratory Treatment

More than 600 million people around the world suffer from chronic respiratory ailments, with over 3.5 million of them dying every year. Inhalation treatments are one effective response, but only if they’re used properly. To this end, German startup VisionHealth has developed an app, called Kata®, to ensure the procedures are carried out correctly.

Ten-in-One Electric Vehicle

Lots of motor vehicles try to appeal to customers with their flexibility, but new German automaker Electric Brands is considerably raising the bar. The firm’s eBussy is a small, modular electric vehicle that can be reassembled into pick-up trucks, capers and vans of no fewer than ten different shapes and sizes.

Robotic Clean-up

The Swiss have a reputation for being able to make everything run like clockwork. So leave it them to come up with an automated solution to sweeping up German streets and warehouses.