Pioneers of the Energy Coast. These are people and companies who are driving the energy revolution with their ideas and projects. There's no time for a long chat, here on the Energy Coast the challenges of tomorrow are being tackled. Targeted policy, research and funding lay the foundations for this. Complete value chains from renewable energies, 100% "green" neighbourhoods, partnership across all sectors - the new world of energy is becoming real on the Energy Coast. Whether on the field, in the municipalities, in start-ups or industry, on land or at sea. CUSTOMCELLS® is a pioneer in the field of lithium-ion battery technology and makes the location what it is: a region that points the way to the future. A future in which our energy system is 100% renewable.
The CUSTOMCELLS® site on the energy coast in the west of Schleswig-Holstein in Itzehoe is the pioneering region for renewable energies in Germany. Anyone who wants to make a difference in the energy turnaround is welcome here. A strong network of business development agencies, research, associations and local authorities has created the Energy Coast as a platform for networking people, initiatives and projects and showing how the energy system of the future is being created here in the North. CUSTOMCELLS® is part of this network. Because while elsewhere there are still discussions about it, here a new, integrated energy system is becoming a reality from existing resources, ideas and a hands-on doer mentality. A system-based 100 percent on the production, storage and processing of renewable energy.
The conditions in the region are ideal. The west coast of Schleswig-Holstein is a hotspot for the renewable energy sector - whether for production, processing, distribution or storage. The location of the energy coast between Central and Northern Europe and the transport logistics connection to the commercial metropolis of Hamburg with Germany's largest seaport and international airport are also important location factors.
INTERVIEW WITH TORGE THÖNNESSEN – CUSTOMCELLS® CEO
You are managing director of Custom Cells Itzehoe GmbH. What brought you to Itzehoe on the Energy Coast?
I was born in Hamburg and did my doctorate in chemistry at the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicon Technology (ISIT) in Itzehoe. At the same time I was able to set up a production line for lithium-ion batteries. The ISIT offers excellent general conditions, is a germ cell for innovations in the region and this is where CUSTOMCELLS® was born in 2012.
CUSTOMCELLS® develops lithium-based storage technologies. What makes your company a pioneer in this field?
Lithium-ion batteries are a core technology in the field of storage solutions. We have been involved in the development and production of application-specific lithium-ion batteries since our company was founded in 2012. We are able to adapt the chemical composition of a cell specifically to customer requirements. We work for end users, such as the automotive industry, but also for research institutes. Our products are sold worldwide and our employees also come from all over the world to work at CUSTOMCELLS® on the Energy Coast.
What distinguishes the Energy Coast as a location?
Geographically, we are located on the edge of Germany, but in the field of battery and storage technology we are right in the middle of it. We are surrounded by the important markets in Denmark, Sweden and Norway, but the proximity to Hamburg and the companies based there is also important. In addition, cooperation with local and state politicians is excellent for us as a technology company. We have broad support and there is an active, cross-party exchange. This also applies to cooperation with research institutes in the region. In the overall package, the Energy Coast offers optimal framework conditions.
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