Daily Archives: 1, April 2023

APM Terminals signs €1 billion deal with Port of Rotterdam for Maasvlakte II expansion

(IN BRIEF) APM Terminals, part of A.P. Moller – Maersk, has announced the expansion of its Maasvlakte II terminal in Rotterdam. The expansion involves a site of approximately 47.5 hectares with 1,000 meters of deep-sea quay and will increase the … Read the full press release

Ericsson transfers IoT and Connected Vehicle businesses to Aeris for global scale and stability

(IN BRIEF) Ericsson has announced the successful transfer of its IoT Accelerator (IoT-A) and Connected Vehicle Cloud (CVC) businesses and assets to Aeris, marking the birth of a new leader in the IoT market. Thousands of customers across several industries, … Read the full press release

Finnish Universities Developing Certificate-Based Admission Process to Complement Entrance Exams

(IN BRIEF) Finnish universities are developing a draft scoring model to improve the country’s certificate-based admission system, which admits around half of all new university students. The proposed model aims to ensure that the opportunities of certificate-based admission applicants are … Read the full press release

Ten more years for Bavarian Student Research Center: TUM and district administrator sign financing agreement

(IN BRIEF) The Student Research Center Berchtesgadener Land (SFZ) in Bavaria, Germany, has secured financing for the next decade. The SFZ provides secondary school students with their first contact with research, particularly in natural and engineering sciences, with the aim … Read the full press release

Technical University of Munich to contribute expertise on sustainable innovation and entrepreneurship to BayZeN

(IN BRIEF) Six Bavarian universities have come together to establish the Bavarian University Sustainability Center (BayZeN) to promote inter-institutional networking and collaboration on sustainability issues. The Technical University of Munich (TUM) will contribute its expertise in sustainable innovation and entrepreneurship … Read the full press release

Uber and bp strike deal to offer EV charging for ride-hail drivers

(IN BRIEF) Oil and gas company bp and ride-hailing platform Uber have signed a deal to collaborate on accelerating Uber’s transition to an all-electric fleet in the US, Canada, and Europe by 2030, and worldwide by 2040. The deal will … Read the full press release

Study Shows Linear Association Between Salt Intake and Atherosclerosis in Heart and Neck Arteries

(IN BRIEF) A study published in the European Heart Journal – Open has found that excessive salt intake is associated with clogged arteries of the heart and neck, which is linked with increased risks of heart attack and stroke. Atherosclerosis, … Read the full press release

Skanska AB Reports Conversion of Series A Shares to Series B Shares at Shareholders’ Request

(IN BRIEF) Skanska AB, a Swedish construction company, announces that 19,463 of its Series A shares were converted to Series B shares at the request of shareholders. The conversion of shares reduces the total number of votes in the company. … Read the full press release

EnBW receives S&P rating upgrade to stable on solid financial performance

(IN BRIEF) EnBW, the German utility, has had its outlook revised to stable by the rating agency S&P. The credit rating was confirmed at A-. The revision is due to EnBW’s solid financial performance and its commitment to reducing CO2 … Read the full press release

Nexensos finds new owner in YAGEO for its temperature sensing business

(IN BRIEF) Electronic components provider YAGEO has acquired Nexensos, a leader in the temperature sensor market, as part of its plan to expand its portfolio of smart sensors. Nexensos’ temperature sensing business will complement YAGEO’s existing sensor portfolio, particularly in … Read the full press release

Yara and Enbridge sign letter of intent to build world-scale low-carbon ammonia production facility

(IN BRIEF) Yara Clean Ammonia and Enbridge have signed a letter of intent to develop a low-carbon blue ammonia production facility at the Enbridge Ingleside Energy Center in Texas. The facility will have the capacity to produce 1.2-1.4 million tons … Read the full press release

Neste’s chemical recycling processing runs provide valuable knowledge for circular polymers economy

(IN BRIEF) Neste, the Finnish renewable fuels and chemicals company, has completed its second series of industrial-scale processing runs with liquefied waste plastic at its Porvoo refinery, with the goal of further understanding how different types of waste plastics behave … Read the full press release

Holcim commits CHF 2 billion to capture over 5 million tons of CO2 per year by 2030

(IN BRIEF) Holcim has published its second climate report, sharing the acceleration of its net zero journey and upgraded 2030 climate targets, which are aligned with the 1.5°C framework and validated by the Science Based Targets initiative. The company aims … Read the full press release

Ørsted secures long-term revenues for Taiwan offshore wind farms with corporate power purchase agreement

(IN BRIEF) Ørsted has announced the final investment decision (FID) for its Greater Changhua 2b and 4 offshore wind farms in Taiwan, with a completion timeline set for the end of 2025. The 920 MW grid capacity of the wind … Read the full press release

SGS publishes unsafe product notifications in Europe, US, Canada, and Australia for free on its Product Recalls platform

(IN BRIEF) EU member states have recorded 2,117 alerts for dangerous products in 2022, compared to 2,142 in 2021. Toys were once again the most frequently recalled product category, as authorities focus on vulnerable consumers. Motor vehicles dropped from 26% … Read the full press release

Iberdrola and MAPFRE add 150 MW photovoltaic capacity to joint investment in renewable energies

(IN BRIEF) Iberdrola and MAPFRE have increased their strategic alliance in the energy sector in Spain by adding 150 new photovoltaic megawatts (MW) to Energías Renovables Ibermap, bringing the total to 445 MW. This includes 295 MW of wind power … Read the full press release

EQT converts class C shares to ordinary shares as part of incentive program

(IN BRIEF) EQT AB (publ) has announced that 365,406 of its class C shares have been converted to ordinary shares as part of the company’s incentive program. This conversion has resulted in an increase of 328,865.40 votes, from 1,185,894,873.00 to … Read the full press release

Gascogne Papier selects ANDRITZ to supply PrimeLine MG paper production line for Mimizan mill

(IN BRIEF) The technology group, ANDRITZ, has received an order from Gascogne Papier in France to supply a PrimeLine MG paper production line for its mill located in Mimizan, France. The new paper machine will be the widest MG paper … Read the full press release

Andritz Group announces retirement of two long-serving Executive Board members

(IN BRIEF) The Andritz Group has announced changes in its Executive Board with two long-serving members retiring after successful careers with the company. Wolfgang Semper, a member of the Executive Board since 2011, responsible for the Hydro business area, Group … Read the full press release