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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
WESTFEUER: The most effective way of reducing fine dust from wood fire
Heating With Wood And A Clear Conscience Source: WESTFEUER GmbH
What could be cosier than the comforting warmth of a fireplace and the crackle of burning log pieces on a wintry evening? Germans prefer to use wood for heating and with good reason. In this country, next to wind power, it is one of the most important sources of renewable energy. But burning wood, especially in old heating systems, generates particulate matter, which has to be kept at a minimum. Westfeuer, based in Coesfeld, offers an ideal solution to deal with fine dust from wood fire. The OekoTube filter is easily mounted on chimney tops. Its so-called electrostatic principle ensures that dust particles accumulate on the inside walls of the chimney and clump there in coarse flakes. These deposits are easily removed by chimney sweeps. OekoTube helps thus to reduce fine dust by 95%. The joy of hours spent before the fireplace also lies in having made a major contribution to environmental protection.
Category
Environmental technologies
Region
Muensterland

 

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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North Rhine-Westphalia at a glance

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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