Energy

Sustainable energy is the future. The city of Amsterdam has the ambition to provide every citizen with a solar panel in the next years. How do you contribute? Share your innovative initiatives on energy here.

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International Data Dilemmas - Data Centres: Taking the Bitter with the Sweet

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The digitization of our society produces an exponentially increasing amount of data, which causes an increased need for data centres and connectivity. In 2030, there is expected to see a twenty-fold increase in data traffic, consuming 5% of worldwide electricity at that point. A recent report in the Netherlands has shown quite some hesitance on whether or not the foreseen rise in data centres in The Netherlands is the right way to go.

Some say data centres take up precious space, require quite some of our (green) energy and (drinking) water, and they would not create much direct employment either. The report showed that the connectivity and availability of data centres in The Netherlands at this moment would suffice for the Dutch market, as it only uses about a third of their capacity.

Critics were quick to respond and argued the economic value of accommodating data centres for big data-driven industries. Not only the economic value of high-connectivity data centres is worth mentioning, but also the security and ownership of our (European) data is a factor worth mentioning. While the demand for connectivity and data use is rising, it is necessary to prepare for decision making that takes these aspects into account. And the Netherlands, of course, is not the only country to have to do so!

In this international session of Data Dilemmas we invite you to talk about the costs and benefits of accommodating data centres, the complexity of the weighing of these aspects, and how future policies could manage these.

Program: Online event
Date: 28th of October 2021
Language: English

15.50: Digital walk-in
16.00 – 16.05: Introduction by Amsterdam Smart City & Datalab
16.05 – 16.10: Introduction to challenge
16.10 – 17.00: Presentations + Q&A
17.00 – 17.20: Plenary discussion and wrap-up

Speakers:

  • Wout Rensink (Province of Noord-Holland)
  • Thomas Moran (techUK)
  • Daan Terpstra (SDI Alliance)

***About the Data Dilemmas series***
The increasing need for data centres shows the speed at which the digitalization of our environment is growing, as the possibilities of using data and new technologies to address big transitional challenges are endless. We use the data to make cities safer, cleaner and more accessible. But do we really need the data in all cases? What happens to all the data that is collected? Which choices did people make and why? Which dilemmas can be encountered? These questions are important for everyone; for governments, knowledge institutions, residents and companies. Amsterdam Smart City likes to explore with you which decisions are needed for responsible use of data. Data Dilemmas is a collaboration between Amsterdam Smart City and the City of Amsterdam’s Datalab.

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Data & IT platforms, smart buildings and Smart Energy

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Check out FAN's most recent newsletter for 3 events in Smart Energy:

  • 1 November: webinar on the role of data & IT platforms in the smart control of buildings and devices, with TenneT, Spectral, Alliander and EnergyNXT
  • 23 November: Working conference Top Sector Energy: Increase the scale for the energy transition

  • 24 & 25 January: FLEXCON 2022 - confirmed partners

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NSI verduurzaamt portfeuille verder met Spectrals Smart Building Platform

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We helpen NSI met verduurzaming én beter comfort. Na een succesvolle pilot met ons Smart Building Platform (we bespaarden 19,2% aan warmte en het comfort verbeterde!) rollen we de software nu verder uit naar 26 gebouwen. Daar zal de slimme sturing ruim 20% op warmte en 3% op elektriciteit besparen. Lees op onze website hoe we dat doen.

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Introducing Innovatie Partners for innovative entrepreneurs

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The City of Amsterdam launched a platform for entrepreneurs who want to collaborate on innovation with the public sector.

If you want to work with government and other large organisations, you need to apply for tenders and grants. These application procedures are often complex. Using clear information and useful checklists, Innovatie Partners makes tenders and grants accessible for small entrepreneurs, such as startups, scale-ups and MKB.

Find your project and apply!

On the platform

- Projects from organisations such as Gemeente Amsterdam, the Metropole Region Amsterdam (MRA) and Startup in Residence. Take a look at past and current projects (in Dutch).
- Road maps of how to apply for your tender or grant of choice.
- Explainers on what tenders and grants are and how they work, such as a glossary of unavoidable jargon (in Dutch).
- Detailed instructions and screencasts of how to fill out complicated forms (in Dutch).

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Living within planetary limits: impact assessment tools for cities and regions

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To live within planetary boundaries, cities need to measure not only what is produced, but also what is consumed.

Consumption-based emissions can be more difficult to measure than emissions from production – it is challenging for a city or region to track imported products and their associated emissions.

However, consumption can be much bigger than production, and the two together provide a much more complete picture of a city or region's 'footprint'. Check out Metabolic's article from 2020 to learn more.

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Smart Energy Systems: een integrale en schaalbare weg naar duurzame bedrijventerreinen

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Door de bedrijven op bedrijventerreinen samen te laten werken aan integrale verduurzaming kan er op grote schaal duurzame energie opgewekt worden en CO2-uitstoot voorkomen worden. Samen met Greenchoice werken we aan een slim nieuw product: Smart Energy Systems.

CO2-uitstoot, onbenutte daken en netcongestie
Bedrijventerreinen zijn grootverbruikers van elektriciteit en bieden met hun grote dakoppervlakten ongekende mogelijkheden voor duurzame energieopwek. Toch wordt er op dit moment nog lang niet maximaal ingezet op de verduurzaming van deze gebieden. En als het al gebeurt, wordt kennis en kunde niet gedeeld, en worden oplossingen niet integraal op het hele terrein uitgevoerd. In plaats van samenwerken wordt er ingezet op de verduurzaming van één pand zonder te kijken naar de mogelijkheden om samen te verduurzamen, waar dan ook het teveel aan opgewekte energie teruggeleverd wordt aan het energienet. Dat verergert de al bestaande problemen met netcongestie.

Smart Energy Systems
In Smart Energy Systems hebben deelnemende bedrijven de keuze uit een ‘menukaart’ aan maatregelen. Daarop staan opties variërend van het plaatsen van zonnepanelen tot inzicht in verbruik tot het timen van je verbruik met je eigen opwek. Door die integrale aanpak en omdat meerdere bedrijven op het terrein tegelijkertijd verduurzamen kan er meer en sneller worden verduurzaamd.

Plug and play
Vanaf eind oktober begint de pilot bij drie bedrijventerreinen. De verwachtingen zijn hoog. Niet alleen voor de deelnemende bedrijventerreinen, maar ook voor toekomstige deelnemers. Door de ontwikkelingen op de markt goed in de gaten te houden en een vinger aan de pols te houden bij de pilotpartijen werken we aan de uitbreiding van de menukaart met nog meer duurzame en rendabele maatregelen, een gepersonaliseerde roadmap per terrein en een kopieerbare standaard voor nog meer impact.

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Dag van de Duurzaamheid

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Op donderdag 7 oktober is het tijd voor de Dag van de Duurzaamheid. In Pakhuis de Zwijger kun je terecht voor een avondvullend programma met talks, screenings, workshops en de uitreiking van de Trouw Duurzame 100. We gaan in gesprek over thema’s als duurzaam bouwen, inclusieve klimaatcoalities, nieuwe afspraken en de COP. We sluiten de avond af met de feestelijke bekendmaking van de meest duurzame initiatieven uit het land.

Praat, doe, denk, vier en leer jij mee deze dag? Schrijf je dan in voor een van de programma’s. Dit kan makkelijk en gratis via de onderstaande link.

Conference on Oct 7th
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On the journey to a circular economy, don’t forget your materials passport

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If we can find a way to reuse building materials for new construction effectively, the energy, labor, and transportation costs of producing new materials can be saved, and so can the associated emissions.

Check out this article by Metabolic, where they dive into a promising potential solution: materials passports.

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Startup in Residence Info Webinars

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Do you have questions about the Startup in Residence programme, your application, the process or one of the challenges? Join a webinar!

During the next couple of weeks, we will organise 3 online webinars. During these online webinars, you get the chance to ask your questions and get to know more about the Startup in Residence programme.

You can register via:
Webinar #1 14 oktober from 12:00 -13:00 https://www.eventbrite.nl/e/168076899531
Webinar #2 28 oktober 12:00- 13.00 https://www.eventbrite.nl/e/168082608607
Webinar #3 (with the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam) 2 November 12:00 - 13.00 https://www.eventbrite.nl/e/168084925537

More information
www.startupinresidence.amsterdam

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Startup in Residence Amsterdam launches new challenges

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Startup in Residence Amsterdam launches a new programme on the themes of sustainability and circularity! Application deadline is November 24th 23:59 2021.

The City of Amsterdam is looking for the best entrepreneurs (start-ups, scale-ups, innovative SMEs, and social entrepreneurs) with creative and innovative solutions for the city’s sustainability and circularity issues.

Like previous years, this edition also has the "wild card challenge". If entrepreneurs have good ideas and solutions that are not described in one of the issues, they can register for the wildcard. The complete series of challenges can be found at www.startupinresidence.amsterdam

Applications will be accepted from 4 October 2021 until 24 November 2021 23:59 (CET).

About the programme
·       Government’s incubation programme
·       Entrepreneurs work together with the City on social urban challenges
·       Guidance from a professional mentor
·       Opportunity to test and validate product / service within the City
·       Get the City as launching customer

In addition, the aim of the SiR programme is for the municipality to make public tenders more accessible to smaller parties such as startups, scale-ups, and social entrepreneurs.

More information
Find more information about the programme and an overview of the challenges on www.startupinresidence.amsterdam

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Vacature AMS: programma ontwikkelaar "De Ideale Monitor"

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Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS Institute) zoekt een programma ontwikkelaar met passie voor duurzaamheid & data. Een verbinder, die mensen en inhoud kan samenbrengen, en onderzoek kan koppelen aan maatschappij.

Wil jij bijdragen aan het ontwikkelen van de monitoring en sturing van de duurzaamheidsdoelstellingen van Amsterdam, en wil je opereren op het snijvlak van beleid, maatschappij en data-gedreven onderzoek?

AMS Institute werkt samen met de gemeente Amsterdam en andere partners in de MRA aan het monitoren en meten van de verschillende duurzaamheidsdoelstellingen van de stad. Denk aan energietransitie, circulaire economie, klimaatadaptatie, mobiliteit, donuteconomie. Het AMS Institute en de gemeente slaan de handen in elkaar om alle doelen, indicatoren en projecten in kaart te brengen, hun vooruitgang te meten en te identificeren waar de grootste potenties tot verbetering zitten.

Wij zoeken een ambitieuze en proactieve projectleider om dit meerjarig programma te leiden. Je werkt mee aan een van de grootste en vooruitstrevende initiatieven op het gebied van monitoring en sturing van de duurzame stad; een mooie kans om impact te maken.

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Circular Week 2021 Partnership Event: Circularity in the Startup Nation

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How does Israel pave its way to circularity? Which actions are taken to accelerate the transition to a circular economy?

During this event, we will discuss the value of innovation and collaboration on the path towards a circular economy in Israel together with key figures in the circular economy and startup ecosystem. Next to that, we will present the first Israeli Circular aInnovation competition as a way for you to connect with industry leaders in Israel and help us accelerate the transition to circularity.

The event is a partnership event of Circular Week 2021: https://circularweek.org/.

Program
Welcome by Avi Blau, Director of Afeka Institute of Circular Engineering & Economy (AICEE)
16:00 – 16:10: Dr. Arik Ryvkin, Director of FoodTech and Circular Economy in the Israeli Ministry of Economy and Industry
16:10-16:20: Ari Siegmann, head of business development. Israel Innovation Authority
16:20 – 16:30: Rachel Barr, Vice President Sustainability UBQ Materials
16:30 – 16:40: Mino Negrin, CEO NUFiltration
16:40 – 16:50: Presentation of America Israel chamber of commerce Circular Economy Forum, and the first Israeli Circular Innovation Competition. Avi Blau & Camille Janssen
16:50– 17:00: Q&A

UBQ Materials
UBQ Materials has developed a conversion technology that transforms household waste into green thermoplastic material. The patented bio-based material can substitute for oil-based plastics in the production of thousands of everyday products.

NUFiltration
NUFiltration designs, manufactures, and distributes water and wastewater treatment systems based on its patented NUF technology. The technology enables the reuse of medical filtration devices in the field of water treatment.

The Circular Innovation Competition
As part of the AMCHAM Israel Circular Economy forum, the competition was launched that includes 24 challenges of leading companies.

https://www.circularsolutions.co.il/challenge-overview

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Restwarmte Noord-Hollandse industrie kan hele provincie verwarmen

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De Omgevingsdienst Noordzeekanaalgebied heeft in opdracht van de provincie Noord-Holland onderzoek gedaan naar de hoeveelheid beschikbare restwarmte in de Noord-Hollandse industrie. Het onderzoek geeft een eerste indicatie van hoeveel warmte er in Noord-Holland nu nog via industriële schoorstenen de lucht in gaat en hoeveel warmte er via het koelwater op het oppervlaktewater wordt geloosd. Met deze gegevens kunnen gemeenten en warmtebedrijven hun plannen voor nuttig hergebruik van restwarmte verder vormgeven.

Bijna alle relevante bedrijven in beeld
65 bedrijven in onder meer de energiesector, de chemische- en voedselindustrie, en afvalverwerkende bedrijven zijn meegenomen in het onderzoek. Deze bedrijven zijn verantwoordelijk voor meer dan 95 procent van de potentiële restwarmte. Hiermee zijn dus nagenoeg alle relevante industriële bedrijven in Noord-Holland in beeld. Of de warmte daadwerkelijk gebruikt kan worden voor verwarming van woningen is afhankelijk van onder meer de temperatuur en de afstand tot een warmtenet.

Gratis ophalen
Per 2022 komt er met de Wet Collectieve Warmtevoorziening een stimulans voor het gebruik van restwarmte in de gebouwde omgeving: producenten van restwarmte moeten deze dan gratis beschikbaar stellen aan energiebedrijven.

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Sanne van Kempen, Marketing & Communications Specialist at Spectral, posted

We avoided 2.071 tonnes of CO2 emission in 2020!

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We avoided 2.071 tonnes of CO2 emission in 2020. The amount equals to 207 people’s yearly CO2 emissions. Are you wondering how we did it? Read our Impact Report!

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CleanMobilEnergy Digital Seminar Series: An Introduction to CME

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The first event in the CleanMobilEnergy Digital Seminar series shall provide a general overview of the Interreg North-West Europe (NWE) CleanMobilEnergy project, through which an interoperable Energy Management System (iEMS) is being developed and implemented to optimise energy production and usage, thus dramatically reducing carbon emissions.

Agenda
11:00 Opening
11:05 General overview of the CleanMobilEnergy project
11:30 Moderated Q & A session
11:55 Closing remarks

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Sanne van Kempen, Marketing & Communications Specialist at Spectral, posted

Vacature: Finance Manager voor duurzame startup

Spectral zoekt een ervaren en gedreven Finance Manager. Ben jij het financiële brein dat ons verder helpt richting meer impact? Solliciteer snel!

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Samen naar een warmtesysteem

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Het Servicepunt Duurzame Energie organiseert in samenwerking met Amsterdam Smart City twee kennissessies over lage- en middentemperatuur warmtesystemen. Op 5 oktober gaan we van start met een kick-off en op 26 oktober zullen we verder we verder de diepte ingaan.

Tijdens deze sessies zullen we ingaan op verschillende vraagstukken. Hoe realiseer je zo’n warmtesysteem? Welke verschillende strategieën kunnen gevolgd worden? En hoe betrek je de omgeving? We gaan dieper in op wat lage- en middentemperatuur warmtesystemen precies inhouden. Daarnaast komen verschillende ervaringsdeskundigen aan het woord. Waar liepen zij tegenaan en hoe losten ze dit op? Na het volgen van deze kennissessies heeft u de tools in handen om zelf aan de slag te gaan.

Loop je als gemeente, kennisinstelling of als publieke organisatie rond met bovenstaande vragen? Meld je dan alvast aan via deze link.

PROGRAMMA:
De eerste bijeenkomst start met een praktijkvoorbeeld van de gemeente
Nijmegen. Pieternel Blankenstein neemt ons mee in het proces dat zij hebben
doorlopen in hun tweede proeftuin. Voor welke uitdagingen kwamen zij te staan
en hoe zijn zij dit aan het oplossen? Daarna komt Martijn van Lier van bureau
Over Morgen aan het woord die meer uitleg geeft over lage- en middentemperatuur
warmtesystemen. Past het wel binnen uw gemeente en wat moet er allemaal
georganiseerd worden? Met de nieuw opgedane kennis gaat u onder begeleiding van
een expert zelf aan de slag met het maken van een stappenplan.

13.30 - 14.00: inloop met koffie en thee

14.00 – 14.10: kick-off

14.10 – 14.25: jullie uitdagingen

14.25 – 14.50: voorbeeld uit de praktijk door Pieternel Blankenstein van
gemeente Nijmegen

14.50 – 15.25: ‘college’ door Martijn van Lier van Over Morgen

15.25 – 15.30: korte pauze

15.30 – 16.05: zelf aan de slag

16.05 – 16.35: feedback van expert

16.35 – 16.50: pitch

16.50 – 17.00: afsluiting

De bijeenkomst zal fysiek gehost worden in Haarlem.

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FLEXCON 2022 - CO-CREATE FLEXIBLE ENERGY

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📣 Save the date for FLEXCON's 4th edition: FLEXCON 2022!

FLEXCON brings together parties who share the common goal to engage consumers in the flexible energy revolution. The 4th edition of this international event will take place on 24 and 25 January 2022.

3 tracks each day... and more!

Just like in 2017, 2018 and 2020, FLEXCON 2022 will have 3 tracks each day:

      Day 1

  • Energy Systems Interactions
  • Data, Enabling Technologies, Interoperability
  • Smart Energy Workshops

Day 2

  • Commercial and Industrial Scale Solutions
  • E-Mobility, Smart Charging & V2X
  • Smart Energy Workshops

Next to the 3 tracks we have our famous Networking Dinner for partners & organizers, and we have Startups & Idea pitching. Each day will be closed with Smart Energy Drinks.

Join FLEXCON as a partner.
FLEXCON provides a unique platform for businesses, projects, and solutions to showcase their knowledge, strategies, and technologies. Do not miss the opportunity to participate as a partner of FLEXCON 2022! Contact us via the FLEXCON website or via adriaan@flexible-energy.eu.

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ASC Demoday Digital City x Energy

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Demodays are part of our innovation process and intended to boost the progress of the various innovation projects, put requests for help on the table, share dilemmas and involve others in your projects or challenges. We host them every 8-10 weeks.

Invitations are sent but we're always open to adding a few new names to the list. The event is in Dutch.

During Demo days, community members pitch projects and ask for input. In small groups we work on concrete questions. We organize workshops with our partners to get a step further in the process. All in a very positive, open and cheerful vibe.

This time on the agenda:

Pitches:

Zoncoalitie
Originating from the Amsterdam Smart City network, the Zoncoalitie (Solar Coalition) exists for 6 years now. The Zoncoalitie, an association of providers, wants to ensure that every large roof in the Netherlands is used for generating solar energy. Where are they currently working on and what can they do for our network?

LEAP – Amsterdam Economic Board
The goal of LEAP is to accelerate the transition to a sustainable digital infrastructure, using existing and new technologies that contribute to energy efficiency. Essential are integration into the energy system and landscape and the use of circular materials. Here’s an update and news about upcoming events.

Smart City Expo Barcelona – RVO
Between 16 and 18 November there will be another Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona. This year the event will be hybrid. The Netherlands is going on a trade mission with a small group of companies and governments to Barcelona. What are the plans?

Workshops:

Energy poverty and the role of data – MRA Bureau & TNO
The MRA Bureau is involved in an EU initiative that tries to get a better grip on the problem of energy poverty. The data shows who is vulnerable for energy poverty and which houses have a bad energy label for instance. Then the question is: How to help? With which intervention? What digitization solutions are there? Smart meters? apps? Think along!

A sustainable and responsible vision of digitization - Amsterdam Economic Board
There are currently data monopolies, the digital economy is not competitive and there is a lot of e-waste and CO2 emissions that come with digitization. Reason to get started with a new initiative: embedding principles about digitization and its influence on the world in an agreement or manifesto. Under what conditions do the parties want to participate? And why wouldn't they do that?

Communication for collective energy saving measures – AMS Institute and Superworld
AMS Institute and the Green Light District are working on a project to encourage residents to collaborate when they invest in energy-saving measures. Think, for example, of joint renovations in the built environment or joint investments. How can you best communicate these options to and with residents?

Want to join? Have a question? Let’s hear it in the comments!

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International Lightweight Talks including matchmaking

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Be part of the International Lightweight Talks on 21.09.2021 from 2.30 pm until 5.30 pm (CET). Are you looking for business or projects partners? You can book bilateral meetings or exchange with experts on smart city, architecture, mobility and circular economy. To register free of charge please follow the link below. The virtual event is organised by BW_i and Leichtbau BW and supported by the Enterprise Europe Network.
https://www.european-lightweight.com/start/events/registration/eventform/international-lightweight-talks-urban-circular-innovative
Have a look at the programme here: www.leichtbau-bw.de/ilt
In case of questions don't hesitate to contact Eva Gutbrod (eva.gutbrod@bw-i.de, +49711 227 87-947).

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