At a Glance - Environmental and Energy Technology in Saxony
The environment and energy are the key issues of tomorrow’s world. The demand for intelligent solutions and innovative technologies in the sectors environmental technology, renewable energy, and energy efficiency is continuously increasing. In Saxony, the environmental and energy technology branch is an important economic factor.
Saxony’s enterprises assume a leading position primarily in such key markets as, for example, renewable energy, energy storage as well as recycling management. The branch benefits from Saxony’s long tradition as an industrial venue particularly for machine and plant construction. Saxony’s mountains had also been important mining centers for many centuries – during the Middle Ages, silver and other „precious“ raw materials were extracted; later, the focus was more on lignite and uranium. This is the foundation for the expert knowledge and competence found in Saxony’s commercial enterprises and research institutions today which is unrivaled throughout the world; specifically in cleaning up uranium and lignite mining residues, removing hazardous waste, or renovating wastewater systems.
It is in particular Freiberg which has firmly ensconced itself as a leading European venue for the development of innovative technologies designed to boost resource and energy efficiency.