In the InnovationCity Ruhr | Model City Bottrop work has been in progress since 2010 on developing innovative ideas and solutions to meet the challenges of climate and structural change in the urban situation. Born of an idea from Initiativkreis Ruhr, "Laboratory Bottrop" is being used to demonstrate how climate-friendly urban redevelopment can also safeguard industrial operations. Specifically The intention is to halve CO2 emissions and enhance the quality of life. In this project Innovation City Management GmbH is working hand in hand with all the relevant players from town planning, politics, industry and science and it has to date managed to initiate and sometimes already complete more than 200 individual projects. The excursion will also take us to the 2017 "European Green Capital" – to Essen to visit the industrial company TRIMET. This example documents how a company with energy-intensive production supports the energy system of the future by flexibilising production and its source of electricity. The excursion will culminate in a visit to the World Cultural Heritage site Zeche Zollverein.
Rebekka Loschen, KlimaExpo NRW
Each excursion will also be accompanied by two interpreters and a simultaneous interpretation into English will be provided.
For each excursion provision will be made to cater for the participants. In addition the participants will be given a small food package (beverage/fruit etc.) on the bus. The catering will depend on the respective tour itinerary.
A photographer will document the excursion – on the following day in each case you will be able to download the photos of your excursion at www.energieagentur.nrw and use them free of charge in your press and public relations.
Bonn – Bottrop - Essen
Every excursion starts and ends in Bonn. The starting point and destination is the FlixBus stop "Bonn Museumsmeile". This is located at Joseph-Beuys-Allee between intersections with Marie-Kahle-Allee and Emil-Nolde-Straße. To get to the bus station, take citytram lines 16, 18, 63, 66 or 68. Get off at "Heussallee/Museumsmeile", then walk via "Genscherallee" to Joseph-Beuys-Allee.
The EnergyAgency.NRW is organising the tours on behalf of the Federal Environment Ministry and the NRW state government. Its energy advisors and staff of KlimaExpo.NRW will accompany the trips as part of a four-person team of experts to give specialist support.
Stations of the tour
Innovation City (Centre for Information and Advice), Bottrop
Tour of industrial projects, 2 examples of high-intensity implementation of energy modernisation and energy process optimisation, continuing on to the Quarter Office in Essen's Elting Quarter, tour of quater with commentary, visit to an artist's studio (a former betting shop), visit to a café and doctor's surgery (previously amusement arcades, flats), visit to a model flat (newly modernised), visit to a creative workshop, urban gardening.
Trimet Aluminium SE, Essen
Primary aluminium is manufactured with the aid of electricity using fused salt electrolysis. Since the invention of this technology in 1886 a constant energy supply has been the guarantee of a stable and energy-efficient production process. The company has overcome these preconditions for the first time and has opened up a process for a flexible energy input. Through flexibilisation of the process it is possible to use aluminium electrolysis as a virtual battery. With the help of the electricity storage system this provides, the integration of volatile renewable energy sources such as wind and PV in the German power grid is supported while simultaneously maintaining supply reliability in an environmentally friendly and structure-compatible way. See also the project here as part of the KlimaExpo.NRW.
Caution: Carriers of heart pacemakers and / or insulin pumps must not participate in the guided tour. Please leave your valuables on the bus. Credit cards and mechanical watches should not be taken. We have set up a collection station for this.
World Cultural Heritage Site Zeche Zollverein, Essen
Zeche Zollverein is a masterpiece of mining architecture and a completely preserved holistic work of art. Zollverein is seen as the "most beautiful mine in the world" and has since 2001 been part of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage. The famous twin-trestle shaft tower is impressively symbolic of the transformation of a whole region.
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Netzwerk Bergbauwirtschaft im Bereich Internationale Beziehungen
0211 86642 426
Dr. Rebekka Loschen
Stabsstelle Forschung und Transfer
0211 - 43518037
You can contact the EnergyAgency.NRW additionally on weekdays between 8am and 6pm by calling our hotline on: +49 211 - 8371930
Fact sheet InnovationCity Management GmbH 14-11-2017 [57,74 kb]
Fact sheet TRIMET Aluminium SE 14-11-2017 [62,31 kb]
Schedule COP Excursion Bottrop/Essen 14-11-2017 [122,52 kb]
Excursion No. 16: Living and producing – with the future in mind!