Daily Archives: 24, May 2023

WACKER Expands Production Capacity in Nanjing to Meet Growing Demand for High-Quality Binders

(IN BRIEF) WACKER has completed a capacity expansion project at its Nanjing site in China, which doubles its production capacity for vinyl-acetate-ethylene copolymer (VAE) dispersions and VAE dispersible polymer powders. The expansion, involving a new reactor and spray dryer, enables … Read the full press release

TotalEnergies Invests in Ductor to Advance High-Nitrogen Organic Waste Processing Technology

(IN BRIEF) TotalEnergies has acquired a 20% stake in Ductor, a Finnish start-up specializing in organic waste processing technology. This innovative solution allows the treatment of high-nitrogen organic waste for biomethane production, accelerating the development of the biogas value chain. … Read the full press release

TotalEnergies Advances Methane Emissions Reduction Efforts with Colorado State University Partnership

(IN BRIEF) TotalEnergies is partnering with Colorado State University to develop an international protocol for methane emissions measurements as part of its commitment to reduce methane emissions. The collaboration aims to establish standards for the accuracy and detection limits of … Read the full press release

Former U.S. Representative Elaine Luria Joins BAE Systems, Inc. Board of Directors

(IN BRIEF) Former U.S. Representative and retired U.S. Navy Commander Elaine Luria has joined the Board of Directors at BAE Systems, Inc. Luria represented Virginia’s Second Congressional District from 2019 to 2023 and served on key committees related to defense … Read the full press release

Electric Transport Initiative: Vattenfall and Coca-Cola Invest in Charging Infrastructure for Heavy Goods Vehicles

(IN BRIEF) Vattenfall and Coca-Cola in Sweden have announced a collaboration to invest in electric heavy goods vehicles (HGVs). The initial phase of the project will involve installing three charging stations at Coca-Cola Europacific Partners’ plant in Jordbro, near Stockholm. … Read the full press release

Rheinmetall Chosen for Bundeswehr’s Modular Medical Facility Renovation Project

(IN BRIEF) Germany’s Federal Office for Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) has selected Rheinmetall to remodel modular medical facilities. The project involves creating specialized modular medical facility containers, including food safety laboratories, for the Bundeswehr. The contract … Read the full press release

ANDRITZ Tissue Machines Enhance Production at Liansheng Pulp & Paper’s Zhangzhou Mill

(IN BRIEF) Liansheng Pulp & Paper (Zhangzhou) Co., Ltd. has successfully launched two ANDRITZ tissue machines at its mill in Zhangzhou, China. The machines, known as PrimeLineTM W 2000, have a design speed of 2,000 m/min and a working width … Read the full press release

EBRD Welcomes Canada’s Inclusion in HIPCA Partnership for Climate Action

(IN BRIEF) Canada has joined the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)’s High-Impact Partnership for Climate Action (HIPCA), strengthening its support for climate action. HIPCA, launched at COP26 in 2021, focuses on combating climate change and environmental degradation through … Read the full press release

EBRD Joins Forces with Baltic Nations for MSCI Initiative, Strengthening Investor Appeal

(IN BRIEF) Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, in collaboration with the EBRD, EC, and Nasdaq Baltic, are welcoming the MSCI initiative to consolidate their markets into a single index. This integration will raise the region’s profile among international investors who track … Read the full press release

Finalists Announced for EIB Institute’s Social Innovation Tournament 2023

(IN BRIEF) The EIB Institute’s Social Innovation Tournament has announced the 15 finalists for its 2023 edition. These social entrepreneurs, hailing from 10 European countries, were selected from a pool of 284 candidates. Their innovative solutions aim to generate social, … Read the full press release

2X Challenge Achieves Remarkable $16.3 Billion in Gender Lens Investments

(IN BRIEF) 2X Global, an initiative launched by Development Finance Institutions (DFIs), has exceeded its target of raising $15 billion in gender lens investments. From 2021 to 2022, the initiative raised a total of $16.3 billion, benefiting 473 businesses across … Read the full press release