VW to power all German rail freight with renewable energy by 2021

The switch is predicted to reduce carbon dioxide by 26,700 tonnes compared to using the standard German electricity mix

Deutsche Bahn to begin trials of eco-diesel-powered train journeys

The testing of the new sustainable fuel is expected to reduce CO2 emissions by as much as 90%

‘Hydrogen is more than hype – it must be seen as a global business case’

That’s the suggestion from Constantine Levoyannis, Head of Policy at Hydrogen Europe, who spoke to FNZ about the transformative power of the energy source

Green hydrogen project at oil refinery greenlighted by German Government

A consortium of ten members, including the French utility EDF, cement maker Holcim, Danish wind company Ørsted and industrial supplier thyssenkrupp will develop a 30MW electrolyser

‘World’s first’ hydrogen filling station for passenger trains to be built in Germany

From 2022, 14 hydrogen-powered regional trains supplied by Alstom will be refuelled at the filling stations daily

Portuguese tech firm secures €60k to commercialise wastewater treatment software

AquaInSilico’s software tools help wastewater treatment plants remove phosphorus in a more environmentally friendly way

Germany commits to making its EU Council presidency climate-neutral

More than 400 planned events will be organised at renewable-powered locations and with organic seasonal foods for the catering

German toy manufacturer launches partnership for carbon-neutral sea freight

Schleich has partnered with logistics company Kuehne+Nagel to use climate-friendly sea freight connections and compensate the remaining emissions

Germany announces 2021 single-use plastics ban

Disposable products such as plastic plates, straws, stirring sticks, cotton buds and plastic balloon sticks will be banned from July 2021

German lithium-ion battery market increases eightfold since 2013

Electromobility and the expansion of renewable energies are the main drivers of the increasing demand for electrical energy storage