Daily Archives: 22, April 2023

Nordic Investment Bank provides €134.4m loan to Energinet for Denmark’s power grid expansion

(IN BRIEF) Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) has agreed on a DKK 1 billion (EUR 134.4 million) loan agreement with Energinet, the Danish transmission system operator, to install 10 new substations and refurbish or upgrade 45 existing ones in Denmark between … Read the full press release

AkzoNobel shareholders approve all resolutions at AGM, appoint new member to Supervisory Board

(IN BRIEF) AkzoNobel held its Annual General Meeting today, where all resolutions were voted in favor by shareholders. This includes adopting the company’s 2022 financial statements, agreeing on a dividend policy and total dividend per share of €1.98 for 2022, … Read the full press release

Salzgitter and Iberdrola sign long-term green energy supply contract for low-carbon steelmaking

(IN BRIEF) Salzgitter Flachstahl GmbH, a subsidiary of the Salzgitter Group, has signed a long-term power supply contract with Spanish energy producer Iberdrola Deutschland. Under the power purchase agreement (PPA), Salzgitter Flachstahl has secured 114 MW of green electricity for … Read the full press release

Matthijs Storm Reappointed as CEO of Wereldhave for Four-Year Term

(IN BRIEF) Wereldhave has announced the (re)appointment of key members of its Executive and Supervisory Boards after approval by the Annual General Meeting of shareholders. Matthijs Storm has been reappointed as CEO for a term of four years, following a … Read the full press release

Symrise’s Crinipan PMC Green Wins Hair Care Ingredient Award at PCHi Fountain Awards

(IN BRIEF) Symrise, the German-based fragrance and flavor manufacturer, has won the “Hair Care/Scalp Care Ingredient” category at the PCHi Fountain Awards in China for its green anti-dandruff ingredient, Crinipan® PMC green. The ingredient is the first new anti-dandruff product … Read the full press release

Volkswagen’s PowerCo to create up to 3,000 jobs in Canadian battery factory

(IN BRIEF) Volkswagen’s battery company, PowerCo SE, plans to build its largest gigafactory in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada, with an annual production capacity of up to 90 GWh in the final expansion phase. The plant will be PowerCo’s second pillar … Read the full press release

London Metal Exchange names John Williamson as interim chairman

(IN BRIEF) John Williamson has been appointed as the interim chairman of the London Metal Exchange (LME), effective from April 28, 2023. Williamson will replace Gay Huey Evans, who will be stepping down at the end of April. Williamson is … Read the full press release

Nestlé and PAI form joint venture for European frozen pizza brands

(IN BRIEF) Nestlé and private equity firm PAI Partners have announced a joint venture for Nestlé’s frozen pizza business in Europe. The transaction, which is subject to employee consultations and regulatory approvals, is expected to close in H2 2023. Financial … Read the full press release

CUPRA UrbanRebel Racing Concept powers the first ever electric racing experience

(IN BRIEF) CUPRA has launched the Exponential Experience, the world’s first electric racing experience that merges virtual and physical worlds, at its Exponential Impulse event in Berlin during the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. The Exponential Experience allows drivers … Read the full press release

CUPRA’s Metahype: A new era of immersive brand experience

(IN BRIEF) CUPRA has unveiled Metahype, a virtual island in the metaverse designed for brands, creators and communities to collaborate and live emotional experiences. The innovative platform was presented at CUPRA’s Exponential Impulse event in Berlin and is made up … Read the full press release

CUPRA Unveils Radical Virtual Sports Car ‘DarkRebel’

(IN BRIEF) Spanish car manufacturer CUPRA has unveiled its virtual sports car, the CUPRA DarkRebel, which is the first showcar presented through Metahype, CUPRA’s space in the metaverse. The DarkRebel is defined by its sharp lines and the athletic proportion … Read the full press release

Groupe BPCE and Paris Musées sign partnership agreement for Petit Palais during Paris 2024 Games

(IN BRIEF) Groupe BPCE and Paris Musées have signed a three-year partnership agreement to create the “Petit Palais du Sport” venue for the company during the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The partnership will fund the restoration of the … Read the full press release

University of Warwick’s Rate Your Landlord platform helps students find safe and reliable rentals

(IN BRIEF) The University of Warwick has launched its ‘Rate Your Landlord’ platform, which allows students to leave feedback and reviews about their renting experiences to help others make informed decisions when choosing a landlord or rental property. The platform, … Read the full press release

Warwick named UK’s top ‘Esports University’ for fifth year running

(IN BRIEF) The University of Warwick has been named ‘Esports University of the Year’ for the fifth consecutive year by National Student Esports, beating 111 other institutions. The university’s dedication to promoting esports and supporting student gamers was praised, with … Read the full press release

TUM students send experiment to International Space Station to study brain cell aging

(IN BRIEF) A group of students from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed an experiment to investigate the aging process of brain cells aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The experiment was launched in March aboard a Falcon … Read the full press release

Study: Minimising red meat and processed foods can reduce heart attack and stroke risks in patients with cardiovascular disease

(IN BRIEF) A new study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology reveals that a high-quality diet that emphasises whole foods and minimises packaged and processed foods reduces the likelihood of having a heart attack or stroke. The study, … Read the full press release

Webuild’s Clough and Saipem to build sustainable urea plant in Western Australia

(IN BRIEF) Australian company Clough, a subsidiary of Webuild Group, has reached financial closure with Saipem on the Ceres urea plant in Western Australia. The $2.8bn contract with Perdaman Chemicals and Fertilisers will make the largest plant of its kind … Read the full press release

Swedish engineering firm AFRY ends involvement in Myanmar hydropower projects

(IN BRIEF) AFRY, a Swedish engineering company, has decided to terminate its involvement in hydropower projects in Myanmar due to the worsening human rights situation in the country. AFRY has been working on several projects for over 20 years, aiming … Read the full press release

EBRD’s investment grant supports Ukraine’s Electrotrans to purchase new trolleybuses

(IN BRIEF) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is lending €10.6 billion to Electrotrans, the urban transport company for the western Ukrainian city of Khmelnytskyi, to purchase new trolleybuses and maintenance and diagnostic equipment. The project is part … Read the full press release