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14.12.2018

Third KlimaExpo.NRW networking event

On the 13th of December, KlimaExpo.NRW invited its projects, partners and friends to what was already its third networking event at Gelsenkirchen Science Park. At the event, which combined work, networking and a celebration of Christmas, the programme offered fascinating lectures, including the familiar elevator pitches from the projects, and a climate-themed Secret Santa.

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12.12.2018

Virtual battery: industrial trials

Not only is the process of aluminium production particularly energy-intensive, but it also relies on a constant supply of energy. With its “virtual battery”, the aluminium manufacturer TRIMET Aluminium SE has developed a means of making the process of electrolysis more flexible and opens it up to the use of electricity from volatile renewable sources of energy such as wind and solar power. The project, which was included in the KlimaExpo.NRW showcase back in 2015, is now achieving the next milestone by implementing industrial trials.

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29.11.2018

KlimaExpo.NRW in conversation with State Secretary Christoph Dammermann

Interview with Christoph Dammermann, State Secretary of North Rhine-Westphalia’s Ministry for Economy, Innovation, Digitisation and Energy (MWIDE NRW).

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29.11.2018

UN delegates visit KlimaExpo.NRW’s pace-setting projects

On 17 November, the 23rd UN Climate Change Conference drew to a close in Bonn. This was the largest intergovernmental conference that had ever taken place in Germany, numbering around 22,000 participants and 4,500 aides. In collaboration with EnergieAgentur.NRW and other partners, KlimaExpo.NRW took the delegates on excursions to show them what North-Rhine Westphalia is currently achieving in the area of climate protection

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29.11.2018

School Climate Summit gives information on climate change

In parallel with the UN World Climate Conference in Bonn the first School Climate Summit was held on 10 November in Bielefeld. For this event, the Bielefeld Cinemaxx cinema was transformed into a huge classroom for over 400 schoolchildren. A varied programme with films, talks and Skype calls provided information on the topics of climate, climate research and climate change. KlimaExpo.NRW Project Manager Dr Michael Walther spoke about adaptation to climate change.

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