Daily Archives: 16, August 2023

EBRD Backs €15 Million Urban Renewal Project in Alba Iulia, Romania

(IN BRIEF) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has approved a €15 million loan to Alba Iulia, Romania, to revitalize the city’s public transport infrastructure. The project, co-financed by the European Union, aims to transform over 15 km … Read the full press release

Port of Ipswich Continues 18-Year Streak as UK’s Top Agricultural Export Port

(IN BRIEF) For the 18th consecutive year, ABP’s Port of Ipswich has maintained its position as the leading export port for agricultural products in the UK, surpassing other major ports like London, Bristol, and Great Yarmouth. The recently published UK … Read the full press release

Port of Newport Maintains Dominance as Leading UK Steel Port for Seventh Consecutive Year

(IN BRIEF) The Port of Newport, part of Associated British Ports (ABP), has retained its position as the UK’s premier steel port for the seventh consecutive year. Recent statistics from the UK Department for Transport’s Port Freight Annual Statistics for … Read the full press release

ABP Coastal Half Marathon and 10k Returns to Cleethorpes: Volunteers Wanted for Event Support

(IN BRIEF) The ABP Coastal Half Marathon and 10k is set to take place on September 17th at Cleethorpes, with participants from around the country registered for the event. The organizers, Tape2Tape, are seeking volunteers known as Race Makers to … Read the full press release

Switzerland’s First Proton Radiotherapy for Oesophageal Cancer Conducted in Landmark Clinical Trial

(IN BRIEF) The Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) has administered proton radiotherapy to a 67-year-old patient with oesophageal cancer, marking the first time this treatment has been used in Switzerland for such a case. The treatment is part of a collaborative … Read the full press release

Neste’s Singapore Refinery Expansion Resumes Renewable Diesel Production After Repairs

(IN BRIEF) Neste has announced the resumption of renewable diesel production at its Singapore refinery expansion in early August, following an equipment-related shutdown in June. The company is working to ramp up production at the expanded facility, with plans to … Read the full press release

Neste and ScanOcean Introduce Lower-Emission Marine Fuel to Swedish Market

(IN BRIEF) Neste, in collaboration with ScanOcean, has launched its Neste Marine™ 0.1 Co-processed marine fuel in the Swedish market. This lower-emission fuel, with both fossil and renewable content, aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the marine sector. The … Read the full press release

Wintershall Dea Receives New Licence for Carbon Capture and Storage Project in the Southern North Sea

(IN BRIEF) Wintershall Dea, a prominent player in the UK North Sea, has been granted a new licence by the North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA) to store CO2 beneath the seabed in the Camelot area. With an annual storage potential … Read the full press release

Tibnor, Subsidiary of SSAB, Plans Cost-saving Measures Including Staff Reduction to Improve Profitability

(IN BRIEF) Tibnor, a subsidiary of SSAB, has announced plans to adjust its operations in response to lower demand and profitability. The measures, intended to achieve annual cost savings of around SEK 150 million, will encompass all Tibnor business areas … Read the full press release

Ericsson Recognized as Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion in The Disability Equality Index®

(IN BRIEF) Ericsson, a global telecommunications company, has been named a “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion” in The Disability Equality Index® (DEI), a benchmarking tool measuring disability workplace inclusion. The DEI is a collaboration between the American Association … Read the full press release

University of York Glaciologist Contributes to Comprehensive Antarctic Topography Dataset for Ice Loss Predictions

(IN BRIEF) Dr. David Rippin, a glaciologist from the University of York, has played a role in compiling a comprehensive dataset of Antarctica’s topography, known as Bedmap3. This dataset is a result of 60 years of ground-based and airborne surveys … Read the full press release

University of York’s Biorenewables Centre Receives £5 Million Funding to Lead Biohydrogen Development for Transport Sector

(IN BRIEF) The Biorenewables Development Centre (BDC), a subsidiary of the University of York, has secured £5 million in funding from the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero. This funding will support the BDC in leading the second phase … Read the full press release

LEGO Unveils The Insect Collection with ASMR Soundtrack of Nature-Inspired LEGO Clicks

(IN BRIEF) The LEGO Group has introduced the LEGO Ideas The Insect Collection, a set originally conceived by LEGO enthusiast José María Pérez Suero. To mark the launch, the company has collaborated with Foley artist Sanaa Kelley to create a … Read the full press release

Study Reveals Evolution of Proboscidean Teeth in Response to Climate and Dietary Changes

(IN BRIEF) New research from the University of Helsinki sheds light on the evolutionary adaptations of proboscideans, including ancient relatives of modern elephants, in response to dietary changes triggered by vegetation shifts and climate variations over the last 26 million … Read the full press release

Liverpool Literary Festival Returns with Notable Line-Up including Stuart Maconie and Melanie Sykes

(IN BRIEF) The upcoming eighth edition of the Liverpool Literary Festival, scheduled from October 6 to October 8, will feature renowned broadcaster Stuart Maconie and former TV presenter Melanie Sykes. The festival, known for hosting inspiring discussions with prominent authors, … Read the full press release

Research Reveals Immunocompromised Individuals with Limited COVID-19 Antibodies at Higher Risk: MELODY Study

(IN BRIEF) A recent study, conducted by a collaborative team including the University of Southampton and Imperial College London, has identified that individuals with compromised immune systems, such as those with solid organ transplants, rare autoimmune diseases, or blood cancer … Read the full press release

Wood Secures Contract Extension and FEED Project with Woodside Energy for North West Shelf Project

(IN BRIEF) Wood, a leading global engineering and consulting company, has been granted a contract extension until October 2025 for brownfield engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCm) by Woodside Energy. The contract will continue to support the North West Shelf … Read the full press release

University of Leeds Scientists Transform Plant Proteins into Juicy Alternatives with Microgels

(IN BRIEF) Researchers at the University of Leeds, led by Professor Anwesha Sarkar from the School of Food Science and Nutrition, have developed a breakthrough technique to enhance the texture and moisture of plant-based protein alternatives. By creating plant protein … Read the full press release

Vestas Secures 140 MW Order for Halkirk II Wind Project in Alberta, Canada

(IN BRIEF) Vestas, a global leader in wind energy solutions, has been awarded a 140 MW order to provide wind turbines for the Halkirk II wind project in Alberta, Canada, owned by Capital Power. The order includes 31 V150-4.5 MW … Read the full press release

Basilea Pharmaceutica Reports Strong H1 2023 Financial Results and Increases Full-Year Guidance

(IN BRIEF) Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd, a biopharmaceutical company specializing in severe bacterial and fungal infection treatments, has announced robust financial results for the first half-year ending June 30, 2023. Their CEO, David Veitch, highlighted the company’s progress in executing their … Read the full press release

Finnish Company Outokumpu Leads Industry in Sustainability with First-Ever Environmental Product Declaration for Ferrochrome Production

(IN BRIEF) Outokumpu, possessing the EU’s largest chromite reserves, sets a new sustainability benchmark by becoming the first ferrochrome producer to release an environmental product declaration (EPD) for its ferrochrome production process. The EPD, a verified and comprehensive assessment, showcases … Read the full press release

BevZero Introduces State-of-the-Art Mobile Flash Pasteurization Unit to Enhance Non-Alcoholic Beverage Stability at South Africa Facility

(IN BRIEF) BevZero, a major player in the non-alcoholic beverage industry, is set to launch an advanced mobile flash pasteurization unit at its South African facility in Q4 2023. The unit, a TMCI PADOVAN, will enhance the safety and longevity … Read the full press release