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08.08.2018

TU Dortmund University opens research centre for high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission

The Technical University of Dortmund is doing research into the future of power transmission and thereby taking on a key role for the success of the energy transition – departing from conventional power generation methods and moving towards energy from renewable sources. To this end, a test centre consisting of a hangar and an open area test site has been set up on campus for the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology.

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08.08.2018

Wuppertalbewegung lays foundation stone for Schwarzbach route

Things are progressing in Wuppertal. KlimaExpo.NRW’s Nordbahntrasse project has laid the foundation stone for developing the Schwarzbach route. This will serve as an extension of the existing route and will be used as a pedestrian walkway and cycle path. To mark the laying of the foundation stone, those in charge of the project and their guests buried a time capsule containing contemporary documents.

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08.08.2018

ista publishes sustainability report

The sustainability report recently published by Essen-based company ista shows that CO2 emissions per employee have been cut by almost seven per cent, as compared to 2016, and group-wide electricity consumption has been reduced by six per cent. The company, which is a KlimaExpo.NRW pacesetter, has also decreased its use of paper to a considerable extent. 

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08.08.2018

ZINQ awarded TOP 100 Innovators Seal

For the 25th time, the TOP 100 Seal has been awarded to the most innovative companies in the medium-sized enterprise sector in Germany. The companies receiving the accolade this year also include Voigt & Schweitzer GmbH & Co. KG (ZINQ), which is part of KlimaExpo.NRW thanks to its thin-film zinc galvanizing process. During the several-stage selection process, ZINQ won the jury over with the success of its innovation processes. 

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08.08.2018

Next power stations install 2-MW battery

The “Next Pool” virtual power station links together 3,800 individual renewable energy facilities, which produce electricity according to demand. The operator, Next Kraftwerke GmbH, has now incorporated a 2-MW battery the size of a shipping container into the pool, thereby further promoting the integration of energy from renewable sources.

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