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Germany at its best: Nordrhein-Westfalen

Germany at its best: Nordrhein-Westfalen

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The location marketing campaign "Germany at its best: Nordrhein-Westfalen" calls on local citizens, business people, scientists and inventors and other personalities from NRW to present their outstanding achievements in a national, European and international context.

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Environmental technology in NRW

Environmental technology and development play an outstanding role in North Rhine-Westphalia. A large, densely populated federal state, NRW is Germany's industrial heartland and produces and consumes more energy than any other region in Europe. NRW was the first German state to enact climate protection legislation and, on the basis of extensive funding programs, has dedicated itself to the development of innovative environmental technology. In this context NRW occupies a pre-eminent position, both nationally and internationally.

 

 

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NRW.INVEST GMBH

Economic Development Agency of the
German State of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW)
Völklinger Str. 4, 40219 Düsseldorf, Germany

+49 211 13000-0
+49 211 13000-154

Did you know... 

... that NRW is Germany's most successful state in terms of environmental technology, with sales revenues amounting to approx. €60 billion? ... that Saerbeck is the "NRW Climate Municipality of the Future" and has received the European Energy Award and the German Solar Prize?

Quick facts

  • Over 3,500 environmental technology enterprises with around 274,000 employees generate sales in the region of €60 billion in NRW.
  • More than 200 environmental research facilities are based in NRW.
  • The state government is investing €250 million in the development of combined heat and power (CHP) technology.

Research for an improved quality of life

The Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology (UMSICHT) is as an innovative pioneer in the area of environmental technology, materials, processing and energy. By fostering sustainable management, eco-friendly technology and innovative approaches this institute aims at improving the population's quality of life and enhancing the innovative capabilities of the local economy.

The chief research topics include bio-refining (i.e. the creation of products from renewable raw materials) and modular energy technologies for the development of sustainable energy systems.


Environmental technology enterprises in NRW

The following companies reap the benefits of NRW as a business location:

Interseroh (ALBA Group) Remondis

Environmental technologies
TÜV Rheinland (Technical Control Board Rhineland): The most advanced testing centre for solar energy systems
Certification Beyond Borders Source: Die PR-BERATER GmbH
Nothing lasts forever. Not even eco-friendly solar energy systems, be they photovoltaic modules, solar thermal collectors or should they consist of a combination of both. Help is now at hand, though, to resolve issues regarding their longevity and cost effectiveness thanks to TÜV Rheinland, which has created the world’s most advanced testing centre for solar energy systems, in Cologne. Ultra-modern equipment to test solar energy systems of all kinds has been set up over an area measuring 1,800 m2. Apart from halving the testing time for efficiency, quality and security checks, TÜV Rheinland can boast the two largest testing chambers in the world. Even corrosion tests of bigger offshore wind turbine components can be carried out in these. Six climate chambers and five solar simulators add to the installation and the spectral measuring station here is simply beyond compare. Is it of any surprise, then, that over 500 international manufacturers of solar energy systems have their products tested and certified by TÜV Rheinland?
Category
Environmental technologies
Region
Cologne/Bonn region

 

Umwelttechnologien.NRW

This green technology cluster is dedicated to enhancing the innovative capabilities of North Rhine-Westphalia and supporting the globalization strategies of local enterprises.


> www.umweltcluster-nrw.de

> www.umwelt.nrw.de

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New opportunities in North Rhine-Westphalia. Your No. 1 investment location in Germany – Facts and figures

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Hamburger Containerboard invests EUR20m in Gelsenkirchen

03.02.2017

Hamburger Containerboard, part of Austrian Prinzhorn Holding, European market leaders in the recycling, paper and packaging industry, invests EUR20m in the production facility in Gelsenkirchen (former Fritz Peters GmbH).


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Hamburger Containerboard invests EUR20m in Gelsenkirchen

03.02.2017

Hamburger Containerboard, part of Austrian Prinzhorn Holding, European market leaders in the recycling, paper and packaging industry, invests EUR20m in the production facility in Gelsenkirchen (former Fritz Peters GmbH).


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North Rhine-Westphalia at a glance

Discover the advantages of NRW as a business location on the interactive map:

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Umwelttechnologien.NRW

This green technology cluster is dedicated to enhancing the innovative capabilities of North Rhine-Westphalia and supporting the globalization strategies of local enterprises.


> www.umweltcluster-nrw.de

> www.umwelt.nrw.de

Brochure

New opportunities in North Rhine-Westphalia. Your No. 1 investment location in Germany – Facts and figures