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.
JPM Silicon - Group of Companies
JPM Silicon GmbH is founded on the basis of a first patent for the extraction of silicon.
Best Young Researcher
Winner - Organizer Wissensfabrik e.V.
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 Suppliers GmbH starts trading in silicon and related raw materials.
Start Green Award
Winner Green-Tec Start-ups
Change to a
Technology and brand are transferred to JPM Technologies GmbH.
Construction of a
Circular Silicon Ltd. starts planning the first recycling plant.
of solar modules
With Solar Materials, JPM Silicon is positioning itself in the recycling of solar modules.
Since his school days, JPM Silicon founder Dr.-Ing. Jan-Philipp Mai (34) 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.
Julian Pudack, M.Sc.
Katalin Weinreich, M.A.
Dr.-Ing. Jan-Philipp Mai
Marketing & Management
Group of Companies
Solar module 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.