GREENTECH! - Environmental and Energy Technology

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. 

RECYCLING EXPERTS

The global concern about depleting resources permits Saxony’s entrepreneurs and researchers from the environmental engineering sector to tap their full potential. They transfer their outstanding expertise in recycling management into efficient solutions for the recycling of, for example, metals from mining waste via biomining, rare earths from computer screens, or the semiconductor material GaAs from the waste water of wafer production.

Here we’ll reveal to you how else Saxony’s expertise helps save resources. Read on.

Auszubildender der Sächsische Bildungsgesellschaft für Umweltschutz und Chemieberufe Dresden mbH (SBG) bei der Stadtentwässerung Dresden

Source: Stadtentwässerung Dresden GmbH

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.

ENVIRONMENTAL EXPERTS BURSTING WITH ENERGY

Saxony’s enterprises assume a leading position primarily in such key markets as, for example, renewable energy, energy storage as well as recycling management. In particular their expert knowledge and competence in cleaning up uranium and lignite mining residues, removing hazardous waste, or renovating wastewater systems is unrivaled throughout the world. 

   

   

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EFFICIENT TRAINING

Saxony can build on a long tradition when it comes to environmental and energy technology. The world’s oldest university specializing in mining sciences – the Freiberg University of Mining and Technology (TUBAF) – has successfully mastered the transformation into a renowned University of Resources. And the Dresden University of Technology is focusing on the topic "Energy, Mobility and Environment" as one of its decided "Research Priority Areas (RPAs)".

   

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MORE EFFICIENY & SUSTAINABILITY

Saxony’s enterprises assume a leading position primarily in such key markets as, for example, renewable energy, energy storage as well as recycling management. 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.

   

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NETWORK MANAGEMENT

In Saxony, diverse networks of the environmental and energy technology branch are geared towards strengthening the competitiveness of the region’s companies through cooperation. This also includes the joint development of innovative solutions for sustainable environmental and energy technologies as well as their transfer into new products and services.

   

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    Environmental and Energy Technology in Saxony

    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.

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Managing Director, HOPPECKE

"Already since the early 1990s, HOPPECKE has been producing batteries in Zwickau. The exceptional potential of the location and the employees on site was actually known to us as well as the specific climate for innovation and the prevailing inventive spirit found here. That’s why we selected this location and made investments here in order to address the technologies of the future."

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In Dresden, the United Nations University researches the issues and interdependencies associated with the management of resources.

UNU FLORES, an institute of the United Nations University (UNU), researches the issues and interdependencies associated with the management of resources. One of the objectives is to safeguard and assure a sustainable supply of drinking water and food; primarily in emerging and developing countries. The institute is one of two external branches of the UNU in Germany.

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