News around Saxony-Anhalt
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- Magdeburg-based company metraTec has developed a tracker as an alternative to the coronavirus app that can reliably identify which people a patient has come into contact with. According to metraTec, the device is no larger than a bank card and is ready to be put to immediate use in companies.
- The German state is positioning itself at the forefront of efforts to establish a more sustainable automotive industry
- SKW Stickstoffwerke Piesteritz is paving the way into virtual worlds and providing support during the coronavirus crisis
- Power-to-X technology is seen as a highly promising solution in the effort to achieve carbon neutrality as the process is used to produce hydrogen using renewable electricity. The resulting green hydrogen can be used as fuel, for example. Saxony-Anhalt is backing the use of this powerful environmentally friendly source of energy.
- Tesvolt GmbH in Wittenberg is supplying energy storage systems for Europe’s largest e-car charging park
Wittenberg-based company Tesvolt GmbH is supplying energy storage containers for Europe’s largest electric car charging park at the Kreuz Hilden highway intersection in Germany. The Saxony-Anhalt manufacturer’s battery storage systems provide a total capacity of two megawatt hours, using exclusively renewable energies.
- The world’s first tug to run on battery power and hydrogen fuel cells is currently under construction at a shipyard in Derben on the River Elbe. Named ELEKTRA, the boat is one example of climate- and environment-friendly mobility from Saxony-Anhalt.
- Around 80 percent of Saxony-Anhalt’s population lives in rural areas. That calls for a lot of mobility. How do we reconcile this with efforts to reduce traffic volumes and harmful emissions? Researchers at Otto von Guericke University (OVGU) in Magdeburg are developing intelligent mobility concepts.
- The innovative railroad technology alliance TRAINS is tackling climate change on the railroads in Saxony-Anhalt
- Curved graphene is used in ultracapacitors. The energy storage devices can be quickly discharged and recharged, making them particularly suited to the automotive, transport and space sectors. Last year, the Saxony-Anhalt-based company Black Magic received the Hugo Junkers Prize for its development of curved graphene.
- SCIENCE YEAR 2020 - BIOECONOMY
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A contribution by Prof. Dr. Carola Griehl, Anhalt University of Applied Sciences