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.
|... 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?|
- 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|
Events & News
Visit us at the joint stand of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia in hall B5 | stand 102-103/202
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North Rhine-Westphalia at a glance
Discover the advantages of NRW as a business location on the interactive map: