HyStarter II: District of Altenburger Land

About the region

Economically strong, family-friendly and culturally rich – that is the Altenburger Land district in the borders to Thuringia, Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt. A high standard of living and quality of life, the best location-based conditions for investors, and a good connection to the central German railway network are just a few of the advantages of our region. The district is geographically favourably located at the junction of important European main transport axes and in the vicinity of the growth centres of Jena, Leipzig, Chemnitz and Zwickau. In particular, companies from the automotive supply industry, mechanical and plant engineering, plastics processing and the food industry characterise the mix of industries. A total of 88,356 inhabitants live in the five towns and 25 municipalities of the district.

Hydrogen mission of the region

  • Making mobility for people reliable and sustainable
  • Supporting the decarbonisation of transport and the regional economy
  • Uniting ecological sustainability and economic value creation
  • Extending competencies in the field of green hydrogen
  • Strengthening internal and external networking
The HyStarter stakeholders:

Aus- und Weiterbildungsverbund Altenburg -AWA- e. V.(education & training association) – Energie- und Wasserversorgung Altenburg GmbH – Energiegenossenschaft Ostthüringen eG – HYPOS e. V. – inca-fiber GmbH – KAG Altenburger Museen – Kreisbauernverband Altenburg e. V. – District of Altenburger Land – Landesentwicklungsgesellschaft Thüringen mbH – Stadtwerke Schmölln GmbH – Thüringer Energie- und GreenTech-Agentur GmbH (ThEGA) – THÜSAC Personennahverkehrsgesellschaft mbH – Wirtschaftsvereinigung Altenburger Land e. V. – Zukunft LAND GmbH – and many more.

Project contact

Michael Apel
District of Altenburger Land,
Specialist for Economy, Tourism and Culture
+49 3447 586-285

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