Category Archives: Netherlands

Press Releases & News from Netherlands distributed via EuropaWire

GroenLeven Heerenveen will install solar panels at the roofs of FrieslandCampina member dairy farms

670,000 m2 solar panels on roofs of FrieslandCampina member dairy farms Amersfoort, Netherlands, 23-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Henk Kamp, the Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs, granted over 200 million euro SDE+ subsidy for the installation of solar panels at the roofs … Read the full press release

NWO: new graphene-based device where electron spins can be injected and detected with unprecedented efficiency

The Hague, 21-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — University of Groningen scientists led by Spinoza laureate and physics professor Bart van Wees have created a graphene-based device, in which electron spins can be injected and detected with unprecedented efficiency. The result is a … Read the full press release

AMOLF developed technology to create efficient bright green colored solar panels

AMSTERDAM, 16-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers from AMOLF, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) have developed a technology to create efficient bright green colored solar panels. Arrays of silicon nanoparticles integrated in the … Read the full press release

VDL Bus & Coach supplies 2 Citeas LLE-99 Electric to Arriva Netherlands

VALKENSWAARD, 15-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — At the beginning of July, VDL Bus & Coach supplied 2 Citeas LLE-99 Electric to Arriva Netherlands. This delivery is for the city services in Gorinchem, a historical fortress in the west of the Netherlands. The … Read the full press release

The third edition of the University of Twente’s CuriousU event begins Sunday 13 August

THE THIRD EDITION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TWENTE’S CURIOUSU EVENT WILL COMMENCE ON SUNDAY 13 AUGUST. THE SUMMER SCHOOL IS SET UP LIKE A FESTIVAL AND OFFERS VISITORS A TRULY UNIQUE EXPERIENCE WITH A PROGRAMME THAT INCLUDES MUSIC, ACADEMIC COURSES, GREAT FOOD, INSPIRING … Read the full press release

Rabobank: consumers’ shift away from sugar consumption will likely slowdown the worldwide sugar market

 UTRECHT, 11-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The consumers’ shift away from sugar consumption is an important driver behind significant changes in the food and beverage industry. These changes will have long-term ramifications, including a likely slowdown in the worldwide sugar market, … Read the full press release

Solar Team Eindhoven’s solar-powered family car features high performance coatings supplied by AkzoNobel

AMSTERDAM, 11-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Students from Eindhoven University of Technology taking part in this year’s Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia will be aiming to blaze a winning trail in a stunning new vehicle featuring high performance coatings supplied by … Read the full press release

Dutch development bank FMO extends partnership with the largest microfinance institution in Afghanistan

THE HAGUE, 03-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — FMO, the Dutch development bank, extended its partnership with The First MicroFinance Bank, Afghanistan (FMFB-A) through a local currency loan of USD 5 million in Afghan Afghanis from MASSIF, the fund that FMO manages on … Read the full press release

Bulgaria’s competition authority approves Dietsmann’s acquisition of Energoremont Holding

AC BREDA, The Netherlands, 01-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Dietsmann has acquired 97.5% of the shares of Energoremont Holding in Bulgaria [BUL: 6EG]. The remaining 2.5% of the shares are held by minority shareholders through the Bulgarian Stock Exchange. Dietsmann made the … Read the full press release

Motorola Solutions to acquire Plant Holdings, Inc. which holds the Airbus DS Communications business

Plant Holdings, Inc. holds the Airbus DS Communications business AMSTERDAM, 01-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus SE (stock exchange symbol: AIR) has executed a definitive agreement under which Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) will acquire Plant Holdings, Inc., which holds the Airbus … Read the full press release

Industrial Laser Peening Research at ZAL Techcenter

LSP Technologies (LSPT) is offering laser peening research and application development at the ZAL Center of Applied Aeronautical Research in Hamburg, Germany. Machine time on LSPT’s state-of-the-art laser peening equipment at ZAL will be available to manufacturers seeking industry-leading metal … Read the full press release

Shell: new era for the Australian LNG export industry with the arrival of the Prelude FLNG facility

the HAGUE, 28-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Shell Australia today confirmed that its Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility has arrived in Australian waters. Prelude is the first deployment of Shell’s FLNG technology, that will see a 488 metre long floating … Read the full press release

University of Twente: cybersecurity awareness should be a structural element in education

CHILDEREN GETTING TRAINED IN RECOGNIZING ‘PHISHING’ ARE BETTER CAPABLE OF DISTINGUISHING REAL EMAILS EN WEBSITES FROM FAKE ONES. BUT AFTER A FEW WEEKS, THEY’RE BACK AT THE LEVEL BEFORE TRAINING. CYBERSECURITY AWARENESS SHOULD BE A STRUCTURAL ELEMENT IN EDUCATION, UNIVERSITY … Read the full press release

RaboResearch’s latest Global Pork Quarterly: China’s pork imports slow down, other traditional importing countries report significant growth

UTRECHT, 21-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Global pork trade is facing new dynamics, driven by price developments, new trade deals, and more challenging business environments, according to RaboResearch’s latest Global Pork Quarterly. “While China’s pork imports have begun to slow down, … Read the full press release

Thierry Vanlancker to succeed Ton Büchner as AkzoNobel CEO

AMSTERDAM, 20-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — AkzoNobel announces today that Chief Executive Ton Büchner steps down with immediate effect due to health reasons. The company has announced Thierry Vanlancker as the new CEO. Ton joined AkzoNobel in 2012 and has been … Read the full press release

AkzoNobel to double production capacity at its organic peroxides facility in Ningbo, China

AMSTERDAM, 20-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — AkzoNobel’s Specialty Chemicals business is working on plans to double production capacity at its organic peroxides facility in Ningbo, China, during the next two years. A project to boost the capacity by 40% is already underway, … Read the full press release

DSM and Nanjing Cosmos Chemical Co. to produce the innovative UV filters PARSOL® Max and PARSOL® Shield

Heerlen, Netherlands, 19-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — DSM and Nanjing Cosmos Chemical Co., Ltd have established an exclusive strategic partnership to produce the innovative UV filters PARSOL® Max and PARSOL® Shield. The collaboration enables DSM to offer the largest portfolio of UV filters in the … Read the full press release

Blind Children Find New Hope Through Music in Wuhan, China

Beijing, China, 17-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Wuhan School for The Blind is the only school of its kind in Hubei province, central China. Not only does it cater to pupils who face enormous challenges because of their disabilities, but it … Read the full press release

Bavaria N.V. to cooperate with the oldest beer brand of Spain Moritz

Breweries will distribute each other’s beers in home markets LIESHOUT, Netherlands, 17-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Bavaria N.V. is taking another step in its international expansion strategy and is announcing its cooperation with Moritz, the oldest beer brand of Spain and … Read the full press release

U.S. FDA 510(k) clearance for the Philips BlueControl wearable light therapy device to treat mild psoriasis

AMSTERDAM, 17-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market the Philips BlueControl wearable light therapy … Read the full press release

Royal Philips opens new Community Life Center (CLC) in Mandera county, Kenya

Mandera County Government, UNFPA and Philips enable community development in a region that has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world Scalable modular concept is part of Philips’ new business model to improve access to care and … Read the full press release

Philips Community Life Centers in Africa: Improving access to primary healthcare

AMSTERDAM, 17-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Improving access to primary healthcare is a key challenge across Africa. Philips Community Life Centers provide vital primary care but also go beyond that, turning health facilities into community hubs where technology is bundled with additional … Read the full press release

Data Security Confidence Index: companies under invest in technology that adequately protects their business

94% of IT professionals feel perimeter security is effective at keeping unauthorized users out of their networks However, 65% are not extremely confident their data would be secure if perimeter defences were breached and 68% say unauthorized users can access … Read the full press release

Dr. Anton van Kalmthout, Leo Tigges, Dr. Mike Nellis and Dr. Rob Canton nominated as Honorary Members of the Confederation of European Probation

UTRECHT, 13-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Confederation of European Probation (CEP) is proud to announce that Dr. Anton van Kalmthout, Mr. Leo Tigges, Dr. Mike Nellis and Dr. Rob Canton have been nominated by the CEP Board as Honorary Members of … Read the full press release

Georgette Fijneman succeeds Norbert Hoogers as Divisional Chair of the health insurer Zilveren Kruis

Zeist, Netherlands, 12-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Georgette Fijneman has been appointed Divisional Chair of the health insurer, Zilveren Kruis, with effect from 1 August 2017. She succeeds Norbert Hoogers, who has decided to leave Achmea. Georgette Fijneman joined Achmea in March 2016 as … Read the full press release

MegaFon will acquire PJSC VimpelCom’s 50% interest in Euroset; VimpelCom takes half of Euroset’s retail stores

AMSTERDAM/MOSCOW, 12-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — VEON Ltd., a leading global provider of telecommunications and digital services serving more than 235 million customers, and Public Joint Stock Company “MegaFon” (LSE: MFON), a leading Russian provider of integrated digital services (“MegaFon”), have agreed … Read the full press release

Historic McLaren cars at the Louwman Museum in The Hague, Netherlands

McLaren Exhibition at the Louwman Museum in The Hague, from July 6 to August 27 Only 6 years after its launch, McLaren Automotive already owns a fleet of heritage cars that can no longer be purchased new Exhibition showcases 16 … Read the full press release

FrieslandCampina, Rabobank, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to help dairy farmers in the restoration and conservation of nature

FrieslandCampina, Rabobank and WNF want to reward, with innovative approach, dairy farmers with restoration and conservation of farmland biodiversity Amersfoort, Netherlands, 11-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — FrieslandCampina, Rabobank and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) have joined forces to help dairy farmers in … Read the full press release

TomTom, Baidu to develop high definition (HD) maps for autonomous driving

Move to global standard in high definition maps to accelerate future of driving Beijing, China, 10-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — TomTom (TOM2) and Baidu (BIDU) announced today that they have joined forces to develop high definition (HD) maps for autonomous driving. Their … Read the full press release

TomTom covers all highways in Western Europe in its High Definition (HD) Map

With US Interstates and Highways, now 360,000km covered globally AMSTERDAM, 10-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — TomTom (TOM2) today announced that it has completed the expansion of its High Definition (HD) Map product to cover all highways in Western Europe. That’s 175,000km of … Read the full press release