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Premiere in Spain: How hydrogen can decarbonize aluminum production


On June 15, the ecoMetals Awards were presented for the first time as part of the Düsseldorf trade fair quartet GIFA, METEC; NEWCAST and THERMPROCESS. In keeping with the ecoMetals spirit, the awards, presented in three categories, honor selected industrial companies for their commitment to decarbonization. The winner in the ecoEnergy category was Norsk Hydro ASA (Hydro) from Norway.
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Shortage of skilled workers in the metal sector: companies struggle with problems recruiting young talent


The metal sector is facing an alarming shortage of skilled workers. Demographic change and a lack of young talent have led to a worrying gap between supply and demand. But there are solutions.
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Green, Lean, Digital: Sustainability Meets Productivity


Aluminum plays a key role in the global quest for sustainability: Fully recyclable packaging, components for electric and fuel cell vehicles or electrical storage systems – many key technologies of the energy transition rely on this versatile metal. Without aluminum, there would be no climate protection, one might say.
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The European Hydrogen Bank and the process industry


800 million € – with this amount of money the European Commission wants to boost the ramp-up of the hydrogen economy. As Vice-President of the EU-Commission and Climate Commissioner Frans Timmermans announced on March 16th, the money will be used for the initial establishment of a European Hydrogen Bank.
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Using and storing solar energy


Energy crisis, skyrocketing electricity prices and the desire to make a personal contribution to the energy transition: More and more people want to use free and almost inexhaustible solar energy for their own needs.
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Fire and flame for research


Investments in research and development go hand in hand with competitiveness: The two megatrends of decarbonization and digitalization in particular are fuelling the development of new products and projects.
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Financing Sustainability - The Intelligent Way to Efficient Manufacturing


Klaus Meyer, Siemens Financial Services, explains why sustainability should be a top priority for manufacturers and how smart financing solutions can come to the aid of manufacturing companies.
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Hydrogen pipeline "H2Med": Opportunities for process technology


Hydrogen is considered an attractive alternative to natural gas for many processes in the metallurgy, heating technology and casting industries. However, enormous quantities are needed. To meet demand, Germany relies on imports.
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Shaping transformation processes (Part 2)


In this process, too, drawing on existing resources such as experience, competencies, etc., the company system is so radically reshaped that the transformed organization is hardly recognizable to people who have had no contact with it for a long time, because in addition to its strategy, its culture and structure have also changed.
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Shaping transformation processes


The term "transformation" is currently on everyone's lips - as is the term "turning point". But what does it mean in the corporate context? That is often unclear! As is what distinguishes a transformation process from a change process. 
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