Monthly Archives: November 2020

University Museum of Zoology in Cambridge launches ‘12 Days of Winter Wildlife’ online event, 1st to 12th December 2020

(PRESS RELEASE) CAMBRIDGE, 30-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — A special 12-day online event showcasing winter wildlife in the UK is being launched by the University Museum of Zoology in Cambridge. Researchers and staff will share their enthusiasm for winter wildlife from … Read the full press release

AXA to divest its operations in the Gulf region to Gulf Insurance Group

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 30-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — French multinational insurance firm AXA has entered into an agreement with Gulf Insurance Group (“GIG”) for the sale of its insurance operations in the Gulf region, this includes its shareholding¹ in AXA Gulf, … Read the full press release

EIB signs €15.0 million financing deal with AB Science to support the development of masitinib as a treatment for COVID-19

Financing deal worth €15.0 million signed to support clinical development programme for masitinib Masitinib developed as a credible candidate for treating COVID-19 in addition to other diseases for which no therapeutic solutions are available (PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 30-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — … Read the full press release

Sustainability: Barry Callebaut to produce biochar from cocoa by-products

(PRESS RELEASE) ZURICH, 27-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Barry Callebaut (SWX: BARN), the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, has announced that it will release its fourth Forever Chocolate Report on December 3, 2020 outlining the progress the … Read the full press release

Swisscom 5G StartUp Challenge announced the top 10 finalists

(PRESS RELEASE) BERNE, 27-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Swisscom AG, (SWX: SCMN), Switzerland based leading provider of communication, IT and entertainment services, has announced the top 10 picks of its inaugural 5G StartUp Challenge. This year’s Swisscom StartUp Challenge was for … Read the full press release

ANDRITZ GROUP’s ANDRITZ Novimpianti to supply PrimeDry Steel Yankee, air and energy systems for Kartogroup España’s Burriana mill in Spain

(PRESS RELEASE) GRAZ, 27-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — ANDRITZ GROUP, an Austrian plant engineering group, has announced that its member company member ANDRITZ Novimpianti has received an order from Kartogroup España S.L., a member of the COMINTER GROUP, for the supply … Read the full press release

DSM Engineering Materials and Neste parter over replacing thousand of tons of fossil feedstock used in the production of polymers with sustainable feedstock

(PRESS RELEASE) ESPOO, 27-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Royal DSM (AMS: DSM), a global science-based company active in nutrition, health and sustainable living, has announced that it will form a strategic partnership with Neste (HEL: NESTE), the world’s leading producer of … Read the full press release

CERN: The schedule for the current long shutdown (LS2) moved forward with four months due to the COVID-19 pandemic

(PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 27-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — CERN, the European research organization that operates the largest particle physics laboratory in the world, has announced new schedule for its accelerators and experiments. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the schedule for the … Read the full press release

Dutch real estate investment firm Wereldhave awarded the GRESB 5 Star rating for the seventh consecutive year

(PRESS RELEASE) SCHIPHOL, 26-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Wereldhave (AMS: WHA), a Dutch real estate investment company, has announced it received multiple recognitions for various results of its CSR and sustainability program ‘A Better Tomorrow’, as well as approval for its … Read the full press release

Continental’s High-Performance Computer, Cooperation Portal and Natural 3D Lightfield Centerstack recognized by the European Association of Automotive Suppliers at the 2020 CLEPA Awards

Body High-Performance Computer (HPC) and Continental Cooperation Portal were awarded as “Winner” in the CLEPA “Cooperation” category The HPC based architecture replaces conventional, distributed control unit architectures in vehicles Continental Cooperation Portal simplifies software integration from various parties and increases … Read the full press release

Swiss start-up ClearSpace SA signs €86 million contract with ESA for the world’s first debris removal mission

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 26-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Space Agency (ESA), an intergovernmental organisation of 22 member states dedicated to the exploration of space, has announced it signed a €86 million contract with an industrial team led by the … Read the full press release

Luxembourg Stock Exchange to establish new green bond impact index with German index engineering company Solactive AG

(PRESS RELEASE) LUXEMBOURG, 26-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The Luxembourg Stock Exchange (LuxSE), the leading listing venue for international securities, has announced it entered into an agreement with Solactive AG, a Germany-based index provider active globally, to establish a new green … Read the full press release

Novozymes welcomes new Executive Vice President of People, Sustainability & Brand Morten Enggaard Rasmussen

(PRESS RELEASE) COPENHAGEN, 26-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Global biotechnology company Novozymes announces the appointment of Morten Enggaard Rasmussen as Executive Vice President of People, Sustainability & Brand succeeding Thomas Videbæk. Morten will take up his new position on 1 April, … Read the full press release

Lindner floor panels now FSC certified

(PRESS RELEASE) ARNSTORF, Germany, 25-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Europe’s leading manufacturer and contractor for the building envelope, interior fit-out and insulation Lindner announces that almost all of its raised and hollow floor panels have FSC certification now (License number FSC® … Read the full press release

CMA CGM, Hapag-Lloyd, MSC, Kuehne+Nagel to support yacht racing Team Malizia for Vendee Globe 2020

Raising awareness of climate neutrality in shipping and ocean health in a joint partnership with the yacht racing Team Malizia for Vendee Globe 2020 Major players in the logistics industry create CO2 transparency in ocean shipping (PRESS RELEASE) SCHINDELLEGI, 25-Nov-2020 … Read the full press release

McPhy to help accelerate the development of zero-carbon hydrogen solutions by joining the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance

(PRESS RELEASE) GRENOBLE, France, 25-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — McPhy announces that is has joined the “European Clean Hydrogen Alliance” #ECH2A. The signing of the Alliance confirms its commitment to deploy zero-carbon hydrogen on a large scale, fully investing to achieve … Read the full press release

Social distancing: Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) assists the railway manager ProRail with the analysis of crowds behavior and dynamics

(PRESS RELEASE) EINDHOVEN, 24-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Eindhoven University of Technology, a research university specialized in engineering science & technology, has announced it is collaborating with the authority that runs the Dutch rail infrastructure ProRail to anonymously measure crowd dynamics … Read the full press release

Almirall’s open innovation platform AlmirallShare announces two new partnerships aimed at finding new ways for the treatment of skin cancer and atopic dermatitis

These collaborations are in response to the calls for innovation via AlmirallShare, the open innovation platform of Almirall and aim to identify new biosignatures and treatments for skin cancer and atopic dermatitis AlmirallShare is responsible for 50% of the private-public … Read the full press release

Barco brings its innovative hybrid workspace solution ClickShare Conference to Vietnam

(PRESS RELEASE) HANOI, Vietnam, 24-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Barco (EBR: BAR), a Belgian technology company active in the professional visualization and collaboration technology markets, has announced a new partnership with one of Vietnam’s top three technology distributors Elite Technology JSC … Read the full press release

Syngenta launches innovative new insect control technology that is kind to nature but hard on pests

Spiropidion is an innovative new technology that can be used to protect a wide array of crops from some of the most damaging, and difficult to control, sucking pests Spiropidion is safe to pollinators and beneficial insects, providing farmers with … Read the full press release

Pleme social network has been building throughout the Pandemic

Pleme social network

Pleme social network moves forward with in app news reading and web version of the Social media platform during COVID-19 pandemic! (PRESS RELEASE) SYDNEY, Australia, 24-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — When Pleme started it was to make information on or about Croatia … Read the full press release

Vodafone Group CEO Nick Read: today we have pledged to become fully ‘net zero’ by 2040

(PRESS RELEASE) BERKSHIRE, 23-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Vodafone (LON: VOD), a British multinational leader in technology communications, has announced today that it committed to reducing the company’s total global carbon emissions to ‘net zero’ by 2040. In addition, the group … Read the full press release

Aviva plc to sell its holdings in Aviva Vita to UBI Banca for €400 million

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 23-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Aviva plc (LON: AV), a British multinational insurance company, has announced that it will divest its entire 80% shareholding in the Italian life insurance joint venture, Aviva Vita S.p.A., to its partner UBI … Read the full press release

Audi and the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology with chemical recycling pilot project to bring mixed plastic fractions back into resource-conserving circular system

Pilot project launched: chemical recycling is to enable a closed loop for plastics from automotive engineering Repurposing: recycled plastics waste is processed into pyrolysis oil, which can subsequently be used for new components Marco Philippi, Senior Director Procurement Strategy: “We … Read the full press release

Cebr’s study for FairFuel UK: forcing people to use electric vehicles would make car ownership unaffordable for the poorest

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 23-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR), one of the UK’s leading economics consultancies, has released its commentary on UK Gov’s green agenda which has started to emerge in a series of … Read the full press release

Mytilineos S.A. purchased 52,000 own shares on the Athens Exchange

(PRESS RELEASE) ATHENS, 23-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Mytilineos S.A., a Greece-based industrial conglomerate, has announced it purchased 52,000 of its own shares on the  Athens Exchange. According to the resolution of Mytilineos Extraordinary Shareholders’ Meeting dated 27.03.2020, the company acquired … Read the full press release

Germany’s Digital Champions Award 2020: University Medicine Essen; Freeletics; BIT Technology; Beumer Group

(PRESS RELEASE) BONN, 20-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Europe’s largest cross-industry digitization initiative Digital X has announced the winners of this year’s Digital Champions Award across Germany. The Four companies honored are as follows: University Medicine Essen for their “Colleague AI” … Read the full press release

AstraZeneca’s Imfinzi (durvalumab) approved in the US for new four-week 1,500mg fixed-dosing option

(PRESS RELEASE) CAMBRIDGE, 20-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — AstraZeneca (LON: AZN), a global, science-led biopharmaceutical company, has announced the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of its Imfinzi (durvalumab) for an additional dosing option, a 1,500mg fixed dose every four … Read the full press release

Barry Callebaut’s specialty nut brand La Morella Nuts expands globally to meet what the next generation of consumers around the world is looking for

Tapping into the growing consumer need for healthier indulgence and plant-based products La Morella Nuts announces global expansion after decades of experience in Mediterranean Nut Craft in Spain A global Center of Expertise for nuts is opened to offer a … Read the full press release

An initiative in Brazil to promote income generation and training of seamstresses in the community where Hydro’s alumina refinery and aluminium plant work

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 20-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Norsk Hydro ASA (OTCMKTS: NHYDY), a Norwegian aluminium and renewable energy company, has announced it is part of “Travessia Barcarena” initiative, which aims at promoting income generation and training of seamstresses in the … Read the full press release