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16.05.2018

New ideas wanted for the energy system of the future

The Ministry for Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalisation and Energy of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia launched a new climate protection competition in April. Under the title “EnergieSystemWandel.NRW” (the transformation of the energy system in NRW), companies, universities and other stakeholders are called upon to apply by submitting their research and development projects for reducing CO2 emissions by the end of the year.

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14.05.2018

Climate protection is a hot topic at Cologne zoo

On 27th May 2018, “KlimaTag” (climate day) will be held at Cologne Zoo for the fifth time; it is the only event of its kind to take place at a German zoo and has been a qualified project of KlimaExpo.NRW since 2017. As well as a climate-themed quiz trail, visitors will find information stands on the topic of the climate and animals, guided tours and even a raffle of attractive “climate prizes”. Here they will discover how exciting and diverse climate protection can be. 

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10.04.2018

Solingen’s electric public transport: Trolley bus officially presented

It is quiet, sustainable, energy-efficient and emissions-free – the new trolley bus (BOB) in Solingen is set to help advance the city’s e-mobility. Instead of a diesel engine, the trolley bus runs on a battery which charges itself as needed via the local overhead line network. By connection with the city’s energy distribution network, this becomes the Smart-Trolley-System (STS).

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27.03.2018

Reusable transport packaging brings clear savings

ALDI SÜD reduced CO2 equivalent emissions by about 24,000 tonnes and used 60 million less cardboard boxes in 2017. And this was only by utilising reusable transport packaging for fruit and vegetables. A life cycle assessment (LCA) carried out by the Fraunhofer UMSICHT institute provided this result and confirmed the KlimaExpo.NRW pacesetter’s worthwhile commitment. 

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27.03.2018

With funding to market maturity: Nitrate sensor goes into serial production

Higher yields, better quality and lower costs – Dr Nicholas Plumeré enables all this through his nitrate biosensor developed at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. Thanks to a grant from the European Research Council (ERC), the product from the qualified KlimaExpo.NRW project is now set to go into serial production and support farmers in applying fertiliser. 

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