Energy & Environment

The businesses and research institutes in the Energy & Environment Cluster and the Energy & Environment Association are a key growth driver in Leipzig’s economy. Scientific research institutions make practical contributions to the energy transition by exploring aspects of energy and environmental policy. The diversity of these sectors is represented by organizations based in the Leipzig region such as natural gas giant VNG, the EEX European Energy Exchange, the DBFZ German Biomass Research Centre, the UFZ Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, and plenty of medium-sized firms.

Herr Thomas Lingk

Manager of the Energy & Environment Cluster, Vice-Chairman Energy & Environment Network
City of Leipzig, Economic Development Office, Energy & Environment Network

Tel. +49 (0)341 123 5851
Fax +49 (0)341 123 5860
Mail an Thomas Lingk

Milestones in the development of the Energy & Environment Cluster (projects, investments and expansions)


  • Saxon Centre for the Visualization of Biochemical Processes at the Cellular Level (ProVIS) set up at UFZ


  • EEX European Energy Exchange takes over Parisian gas exchange Powernext
  • ‘lipsia e-motion’: First e-rally in central Germany with over 60 vehicles


  • Bioenergy Innovation Centre founded
  • BMW i3 goes into production, ushering in a new era for electric vehicles


  • BioEconomy Top-Level Cluster launched withLeipzig cluster members
  • Bavaria–Saxony Electric Vehicle Showcase begins with participation by cluster members
  • iDiv German Centre of Integrative Biodiversity Research founded in Leipzig


  • HTWK: Endowed Chair of Smart Monitoring and Online Diagnostics in Power Engineering founded
  • AH Industries relocates production from Denmark
  • NEU Energy & Environment Network founded


  • DBFZ invests €30m in pilot plant and other facilities


  • Leipzig Institute for Energy founded
  • DBFZ German Biomass Research Centre announced
  • Vattenfall Europe Endowed Chair of Energy Management and Sustainability founded at Universität Leipzig