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  • Jun 30, 2020 Press Release Energy Storage & Fuel Cell Industry
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    Germany Amps Up Domestic Battery Production with Massive State Subsidies

    The German government is investing more than EUR 1.5 billion in battery cell research and production.

  • Aug 22, 2019 Press Release Photovoltaics
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    Germany Gets Top Marks in Renewable Power Production

    ”The REN21 comprehensive review of nations around the world found that in 2018 Germany had the third-highest total renewable-power capacity (113 gigawatts) after China (404 GW) and the US (180 GW), both of which are far larger countries. 59 gigawatts came from wind, 45 gigawatts from solar, 8.4 gigawatts from biomass and 0.6 from other renewable power sources

  • Apr 04, 2019 Press Release Energy Storage & Fuel Cell Industry
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    German bicycle sales booming

    It’s an ascent worthy of the Tour de France. According to the Federal Office of Statistics, retail turnover in bicycles and bicycle parts in Germany shot up by 11.9 percent in 2018. E-bikes are a major part of this trend. Germany imported 880,000 e-bikes with a total value of 789.6 million euros.

  • Apr 02, 2019 Press Release Photovoltaics
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    Germany sets new record for renewable energy production in March

    Germany has reached a major milestone in its transition to clean energy. A whopping 54.4 percent of public electricity produced in the country in March 2019 came from renewable sources.

  • Feb 14, 2019 Press Release Energy Storage & Fuel Cell Industry
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    Charging forward: Franco-German declaration on battery technology

    The economics ministers of France and Germany signed off on a declaration at the end of 2018, that could pave the way for EU compliant support for large-scale battery cell production in Germany.

  • Nov 13, 2018 Press Release Environmental Technologies
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    Breakthrough in recycling could meet construction material shortage

    In an age of a construction boom, raw materials and supplies thereof are being placed under more and more pressure, while the environmental damage wrought by the leftovers of construction work is growing and growing. Germany’s Fraunhofer institute has worked on a compromise solution to both these problems, in the form of a €3.3m research project over the past three years. The project has yielded promising results.

  • Nov 06, 2018 Press Release Energy Storage & Fuel Cell Industry
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    Germany’s renewables cover record 38 per cent of consumption

    Renewable energies covered 38 per cent of Germany’s gross power requirement in the first three quarters of 2018, according to the Federal Association for Energy and Water (BDEW).

  • Jul 10, 2018 Press Release Energy Storage & Fuel Cell Industry
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    Germany clinches investment for huge lithium cell factory

    Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd. (CATL) founder Dr. Robin Zeng and Thuringia’s Minister for Economic Affairs Wolfgang Tiefensee signed an investment agreement on Monday, for the set-up of a lithium cell factory in the former eastern German state, under the eyes of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese Premier Xi Jinping. CATL’s €240m investment will result in one of the largest lithium cell factories in Europe, creating some 600 jobs in the region over the next four years.

  • May 09, 2018 Press Release Environmental Technologies
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    IFAT Workshop to outline investor benefits of budget hike

    Germany’s federal government has pledged to significantly increase its spend on environmental protection, according to the draft of the 2018 domestic budget released last week.
    The budget hike is good news for investors, who will have access to an increased range of funding options in Germany’s environmental technology industry. These options will be outlined in a workshop at the IFAT trade show in Munich next week, hosted by federal economic development agency Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI).

  • Nov 14, 2016 Press Release Automotive
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    Germany expands infrastructure for alternative fuels

    Germany's ministry for transport and digital infrastructure has set out a national strategic framework upgrade designed to improve the infrastructure for cars running from alternative fuels.

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