DATE: 06 Mar 2023 - 09 Mar 2023

Venue: Lower Saxony, Germany

Sectors: Renewable Energy and Hydrogen  

Cost: £500

If you are a Scottish company in the renewable energy and hydrogen sectors and are interested in joining this trade mission, please fill out this application and send to: or get in touch for further information. 

Applications close: 11 January 2023

Glasgow Chamber of Commerce is leading a delegation of Scottish businesses to Lower Saxony, Germany in early February 2023 in partnership with the British Chamber of Commerce Germany. The visit will focus on Renewable Energy and Hydrogen, with the aim of building partnerships between businesses from Scotland and Germany, as well as increasing ambitions for exporting.

Glasgow Chamber has a strong relationship with the British Chamber of Commerce Germany and hopes the visit will lead to further collaborations between the two countries.

Why Germany?

According to KMPG’s latest German-British Business Outlook 2022 report, the UK is one of Germany’s most important trading partners. In recent years however, there has been a gradual decline in trade. During the period of 2015 to 2021, exports from Germany into Great Britain have decreased by 27% per year, and between 2019 to 2021, exports from the UK into Germany fell by 16%. With these figures in mind, it is more important than ever for Scottish and German businesses to continue to forge strong relationships and establish new partnerships.

Furthermore, Germany has been identified in the Scottish Government's strategic international strategy, 'Scotland: A Trading Nation' as the second most important country to increase exports to.

Why the State of Lower Saxony?

The area of Lower Saxony in Germany is a pioneer when it comes to energy. It is Germany's frontrunner in renewable energies such as wind power, and as a region for biogas. It intends to further consolidate this position by rigorously harnessing offshore wind power.

The state has also recently released plans for the region to become climate neutral by 2040. This will be achieved by an increase in the construction of PV solar plants, as well as by assigning 2.2% of Lower Saxony’s land area to wind energy. Through these changes, it is hoped that by 2040, 100% of the state’s energy will be produced through renewable sources.

Germany has declared it wants to achieve net zero by 2045. Lower Saxony in the north of Germany, with more than 300km of North Sea coast and lots of space and wind, will make a significant contribution in achieving climate neutrality throughout Germany. It is where vast amounts of renewable electricity are already being produced, having an impact on the overall energy mix. To complement green electricity, Lower Saxony is now focusing on green hydrogen to transition industrial processes that cannot be electrified. The State now has more than 80 hydrogen projects on the go across its region, with infrastructure linking up both the Netherlands and Denmark.

Bremen and Lower Saxony, Germany, 6-9 March 2023


Start: 06/03/2023
End: 09/03/2023


Germany, 6-9 March 2023 - Bremen and Lower Saxony
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