Germany at its Best

Germany at its best: Nordrhein-Westfalen

Germany at its best: Nordrhein-Westfalen

Close

 

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.

Discover Germany at its best!

Your Download Folder

Your Download Folder

Close

Vivamus eget libero tristique, ultricies nunc et, congue ligula. Integer cursus nunc in diam viverra, ut imperdiet quam vulputate. Aenean aliquam urna vitae euismod sodales. Quisque sit amet lacus lorem. Morbi eleifend quis nisl sit amet tempus. Überall wo Sie das Symbol  vorfinden, können Sie ein Dokument oder den kompletten Inhalt zu Ihrer persönlichen Informationsmappe hinzufügen.

The contents of your Download Folder:

Your Download Folder is currently empty.

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.

 

 

  Kontakt Contact Contact 連絡先 문의하기 Контакт İletişim

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
Solarcar Team of Bochum University of applied sciences: Around the world in a solar-powered car
Around The World On Solar Power Source: SolarCar-Team Hochschule Bochum
Phileas Fogg makes a wager with the members of London's Reform Club. His adventurous mission goes by the name of 'Around the World in 80 Days'. The classic novel published in 1873 has this Jules Verne protagonist travelling by ship, rail or on the back of an elephant. 139 years later a similarly spectacular tale rewrites history. The solar car, "SolarWorld GT", run exclusively on solar energy, reaches Adelaide, Australia on 13th December 2012 after a journey around the world. On a journey of 455 days covering almost 30,000 kilometres, the yellow solar car reached the USA via New Zealand and crossed the European continent and Russia before returning to its Australian port of departure. This modern adventure bears testimony to the leading position of Bochum University in the field of electric mobility. For over 10 years the Bochum based manufacturer SolarCar has been building solar powered vehicles like the "Solar World GT". These have won prizes in numerous competitions, the last one being the Design Award of the World Solar Challenge in 2011.
Category
Environmental technologies
Region
Ruhr Metropolis

 

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

Downloads

Brochure

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

Links & Downloads

North Rhine-Westphalia at a glance

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

> To the map

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