JPM Silicon develops and implements technologies for the production, refinement and recycling of silicon. Today, silicon is an indispensable raw material in our society: as an alloying element, in chemical products or in solar cells and computer chips. The production is energy-intensive and associated with indirect and direct CO2 emissions.
Our long-term goal is the production of CO2-neutral silicon. Our focus is on silicon for solar cells - and thus a truly green energy supply.
Group of Companies
JPM Silicon GmbH is based on a first patent for the production of silicon
Best Young Researcher
Winner - Organizer Wissensfabrik e.V.
From the laboratory to
the pilot plant
The first prototypes are created at the Braunschweig site financed by venture capital
From production to recycling
In addition to the extraction, the recycling of silicon is becoming the focus of the company.
Start Green Award
Winner Green-Tec start-ups
Technology developer &
New start as technology developer and service provider
Asia-Pacific as a
Establishment of a branch office in Hong Kong for market access in Asia-Pacific
Winner Clean Tech
Entry into recycling of solar modules
Foundation of SOLAR MATERIALS GmbH for the recycling of solar modules
Construction of the first recycling line for silicon
Foundation of Circular Silicon Europe GmbH for the recycling of silicon
Sale of second life solar modules
Better Sol GmbH distributes tested Second-Life solar modules
Since his school days, JPM Silicon founder Dr.-Ing. Jan-Philipp Mai (35) has been passionate about solar energy. He was particularly fascinated by silicon, the raw material that solar cells use to convert sunlight into electricity.
Like a thread, the topic runs from the first "Jugend forscht" competitions in 2001, through his mechanical engineering studies and doctorate. A first patent application laid the foundation for the founding of the company.
Since then, the team has been developing innovative technologies under the brand JPM Silicon along the entire value chain - so that solar cells not only deliver green electricity, but are also produced sustainably.
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