About Us

JPM Silicon develops and implements technologies for the production, refinement and recycling of silicon. Today, silicon is an indispensable raw material for our society: as an alloying element, in chemical products or in solar cells and computer chips. Yet production is energy-intensive and associated with indirect and direct CO2 emissions.

Our long-term goal is to produce CO2-neutral silicon. Our focus is on silicon for solar cells - and thus a truly green energy supply.

Quick Facts

JPM Silicon - Group of Companies

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Since

2010

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Team

10+

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Patents 3

 
History

Founding idea

JPM Silicon GmbH is founded on the basis of a first patent for the extraction of silicon.

Prototypes

The first prototypes are built at the Braunschweig site.

Plant engineering and development

In addition to extraction, the recycling of silicon is becoming the focus of the company.

Silicon trade

Silicon Suppliers GmbH starts trading in silicon and related raw materials.

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2010
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GreenTec Award

Best Young Researcher

2011
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Weconomy

Winner - Organizer Wissensfabrik e.V.

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2012
2014
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2016
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Start Green Award

Sieger Green-Tec Start-ups

Change to a
Technology Company

Technology and brand are transferred to JPM Technologies GmbH.

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2018
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EIT RawMaterials

2. Winner

Construction of a

recycling plant

JPM Silicon (HK) Ltd. starts planning the first recycling plant.

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2019

InnoAlliance

Winner Clean-Tech

Start recycling
of solar modules

With Solar Materials, JPM Silicon is positioning itself in the recycling of solar modules.

2021
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Management

Since his school days, JPM Silicon founder Dr.-Ing. Jan-Philipp Mai (33) 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.

 
Group of Companies
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Braunschweig,

Germany

JPM Technologies GmbH

Technology development

Silicon Suppliers GmbH

Silicon trade

Hongkong,

S.A.R. China

JPM Silicon (HK) Ltd.

Silicon recycling

Within the group of companies, we now combine technology development and silicon trading in Braunschweig with the construction of the first silicon recycling plant in Asia.