Minister President Kretschmann visits WS in Renningen

Top politics at WS in Renningen

Baden-Württemberg's Prime Minsiter Winfried Kretschmann visits WS in Renningen to find out about activities in the field of hydrogen. In addition to the production of green hydrogen from biogas and decentralized ammonia cracking, the high-ranking visit also focuses on the highly efficient and low-emission industrial burners manufactured by WS.

Prime Minister, District Administrator and Mayor visit WS

Baden-Württemberg's Minister President Winfried Kretschmann visited together with Böblingen's District Administrator Roland Bernhard and our Mayor Wolfgang Faißt
the WS Group in Renningen to find out about advanced environmental technology. The focus was on the future of energy supply for our industry. Green hydrogen as an energy carrier will play a key role in the future energy system. A good exchange between politics and industry is therefore important in order to recognize current trends and create the right framework conditions. 

WS offers a broad portfolio of cutting-edge technology

Our Managing Director Joachim Wünning presented the broad portfolio of innovations from the WS Group:

  • Green hydrogen from biogas with a live link to the Demonstration plant including our new hydrogen bus of the BtX energy GmbH.
  • Plants for the decentralized splitting of ammonia (NH3) from WS Reformer GmbH.
  • Innovative, low-emission and highly efficient Hydrogen burner for the decarbonization of thermal process technology based on WS's decades of experience with the FLOX® Technology.

These aspects will be discussed in the WS Group among others at our affiliated companies and in close cooperation with the Science edited. 

We would like to thank you for the exciting visit and the interested questions and are already looking forward to the many opportunities for cooperation that were jointly identified.


Expansion of the charging infrastructure for electric vehicles

Fast for the few or slow for everyone? WS is pursuing its own concept when it comes to expanding the charging infrastructure for electric vehicles. In order to achieve a low-cost yet effective charging system on the factory premises, WS consistently relies on a low charging capacity.


Green hydrogen: WS puts electrolyzer into operation

With the help of a new electrolyser and surplus electricity from its own PV systems with a capacity of over 400 kWp, WS will supply the laboratories in Renningen with green hydrogen in future. Following the installation of the electrolyser at the end of 2023, the storage and pipeline infrastructure is now also fully operational.

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Drastic CO2 reduction at Rexnord Kette GmbH

Rexnord Kette GmbH and WS have successfully modernized a belt furnace, reducing the furnace's CO2 emissions by 35%. In addition to new burners with maximum energy efficiency, the optimization of the operating mode also contributes to the CO2 reduction.


Research field of thermal process technology

The new research field of thermal process technology is dedicated to the goal of defossilizing high-temperature processes above 1,000 °C. While some processes are flexible enough to be heated with renewable electricity, climate-neutral fuels will be necessary for many applications in the future.


REGEMAT® 250: Strong increase in sales figures

Continuous and recently even particularly strong increases in sales figures prove that the REGEMAT® 250 is the new gold standard for modern strip galvanizing lines. Customers are impressed by the lowest NOx values with maximum efficiency as well as its future viability thanks to its outstanding suitability for operation with hydrogen.


Start of 2024: Innovation & investment

The WS Group is looking forward to an exciting and successful year 2024. We are expecting the completion and commissioning of several pioneering investments. On the product side, our customers can also look forward to various innovations and further developments that will make a decisive contribution to their success in achieving true sustainability.