Monthly Archives: September 2023

Heidelberg Materials Announces Managing Board Changes and Restructuring of Group Areas

(IN BRIEF) Heidelberg Materials AG’s Supervisory Board has made significant decisions regarding the composition of the Managing Board and restructuring of Group areas. Notably, the Group areas Western & Southern Europe and most of Northern & Eastern Europe-Central Asia will … Read the full press release

DNV Urges Companies to Adopt Food Value Chain Certification to Combat Food Loss and Waste

(IN BRIEF) In recognition of the UN’s “International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste,” DNV emphasizes the role of certification in reducing food waste across the value chain. The UN reports a rise in hunger since 2014, with … Read the full press release

University of Exeter Launches “Exeter Innovation” Initiative to Tackle Key Challenges

(IN BRIEF) The University of Exeter has introduced a new initiative called “Exeter Innovation” aimed at fostering business partnerships and addressing contemporary challenges, including climate change and skills shortages. This initiative seeks to connect organizations with leading experts, support skill … Read the full press release

Fifth Annual “German AI Award” Recognizes Excellence in Artificial Intelligence

(IN BRIEF) The fifth annual “German AI Award” was presented in Berlin by WELT to honor outstanding achievements in the field of artificial intelligence (AI). The award ceremony included the AI Innovation Award, the AI User Award, and the AI … Read the full press release

50Hertz Signs €4.6 Billion Contracts for High-Performance Cables to Advance Germany’s Green Energy Goals

(IN BRIEF) 50Hertz, a major electricity transmission system operator in Germany, has entered into project and framework contracts with leading European cable manufacturers NKT and Prysmian Power Link. These contracts, valued at €4.6 billion, cover the production and installation of … Read the full press release

Lucas di Grassi Joins ABT CUPRA for the Upcoming Formula E Season

(IN BRIEF) Lucas di Grassi, the most successful driver in Formula E history, is making his return to the competition as part of the ABT CUPRA team for the forthcoming season, set to commence in Mexico on January 13, 2024. … Read the full press release

CUPRA Opens Stylish City Garage in Berlin’s Vibrant Am Tacheles District

(IN BRIEF) CUPRA, the Spanish automotive brand, has expanded its global presence by opening a new CUPRA City Garage in Berlin’s lively Am Tacheles district. The launch event celebrated the connection between Berlin and Barcelona, two cities known for their … Read the full press release

CASA SEAT’s October Lineup: A Month of Festivities, Music, and Cultural Events

(IN BRIEF) CASA SEAT in Barcelona has unveiled a diverse lineup of cultural events for October. Festivities kick off with Oktoberfest celebrations, followed by participation in the 48H Open House Barcelona architecture festival. The month concludes with a Halloween event … Read the full press release

Dutch King Inaugurates Vattenfall’s 1.5 GW Offshore Wind Farm, Among World’s Largest

(IN BRIEF) Dutch King Willem-Alexander, alongside board members of Vattenfall, BASF, and Allianz, has officially inaugurated the Hollandse Kust Zuid 1-4 offshore wind farm in the North Sea. Located 18-36 kilometers off the Dutch coast, the wind farm features 139 … Read the full press release

Enel Completes Sale of 50% Stake in Australian Renewable Assets to INPEX

(IN BRIEF) Enel S.p.A., through its subsidiary Enel Green Power S.p.A. (EGP), has successfully finalized the sale of a 50% stake in its Australian renewable energy entities, Enel Green Power Australia Pty Ltd and Enel Green Power Australia Trust (collectively … Read the full press release

Volkswagen Unveils Vehicle Allocation Plans for German Production Network Through 2028

(IN BRIEF) Volkswagen is gearing up its Germany-based production network for the future, outlining its vehicle allocation plans through 2028 to the Volkswagen Group’s Supervisory Board. This strategic move aims to ensure profitable capacity utilization and economic viability in the … Read the full press release

EBRD Appoints Jelena Madir as New Chief Compliance Officer to Uphold Integrity and Governance

(IN BRIEF) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has named Jelena Madir as the new Managing Director and Chief Compliance Officer. In this crucial role, she will oversee the Office of the Chief Compliance Officer (OCCO), tasked with … Read the full press release

EBRD Supports Albania’s Agribusiness and Tourism Sectors with €2 Million Loan to Union Bank

(IN BRIEF) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is extending a loan of up to €2 million to Union Bank to bolster financing in Albania’s agribusiness and tourism sectors, essential for the country’s economic growth. Union Bank becomes … Read the full press release

European Leaders Call for Accelerated Clean Energy Transition at High-Level Conference

(IN BRIEF) The heads of the European Investment Bank (EIB), the European Central Bank (ECB), and the International Energy Agency (IEA) have convened in Paris to urge European government leaders, financial institutions, and industries to commit to a swift, equitable, … Read the full press release

Winners of European Investment Bank’s Social Innovation Tournament Announced

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank Institute recently unveiled the winners of this year’s Social Innovation Tournament (SIT) at a ceremony in Stockholm, celebrating European social entrepreneurs and their impactful products or services. The SIT, an annual event organized by … Read the full press release

Zhejiang Jingxing Paper Enhances Quality and Efficiency with State-of-the-Art DIP Line from ANDRITZ

(IN BRIEF) Zhejiang Jingxing Paper Co., Ltd., a prominent Chinese packaging paper and household tissue manufacturer, has successfully initiated operations on a high-capacity deinking pulp (DIP) line supplied by ANDRITZ at its facility in Pinghu City, Zhejiang Province, China. This … Read the full press release

Schneider Electric Recognized in Fortune’s ‘Change the World’ List for Fourth Time

(IN BRIEF) Schneider Electric, a leader in digital energy management and automation, has earned a place on Fortune’s 2023 “Change the World” list for the fourth time. This list ranks companies globally that are making a positive social or environmental … Read the full press release

Infineon Introduces Enhanced USB-C Cable Assembly Controller for Reliable Power Delivery and Data Transfer

(IN BRIEF) Infineon Technologies AG is launching the EZ-PD™ CMG2, a USB-C Electronically-Marked Cable Assembly (EMCA) controller designed to deliver robust USB-C Power Delivery (PD) solutions. This controller, part of the EZ-PD portfolio, supports USB-PD 3.1 and Type-C 2.1 standards, … Read the full press release

ZF Wind Power Invests in Sustainable Water Transport for Offshore Wind Turbine Powertrains

(IN BRIEF) ZF Wind Power and Vestas are addressing the growing demand for wind energy and larger offshore wind turbines with the V236-15.0 MWTM powertrain. This powertrain aims to push the boundaries of offshore wind energy production, with a single … Read the full press release

ZF Introduces Next-Gen Rail Drives for Milan and Rome Metros, Enhancing Efficiency and Comfort

(IN BRIEF) ZF, a leading technology company, will supply the metros built by Hitachi Rail for Milan and Rome, Italy, with its latest two-stage spur gear drives. These drives offer several improvements, including a 10% reduction in weight, noise-optimized gearing, … Read the full press release

Voith Enhances OnCare.Health Solution with Wireless Sensors for Predictive Maintenance

(IN BRIEF) Voith has integrated innovative wireless sensors into its OnCare.Health solution to improve maintenance efficiency in papermaking. These sensors can be deployed across the entire papermaking line for various paper grades, from stock preparation to the paper machine’s rotating … Read the full press release

Ahlstrom’s Sustainable Food Packaging Papers Receive Western Michigan Recyclability Certification

(IN BRIEF) Ahlstrom, a leading producer of sustainable and fiber-based packaging solutions, has achieved Western Michigan Recyclability Certification for several food packaging base papers utilizing its proprietary FluoroFree® technology. These products are used in applications like quick service restaurant packaging, … Read the full press release

EWUU Alliance Strengthens Collaboration with New Scientific Directors and Director of Education

(IN BRIEF) The alliance of Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Wageningen University & Research (WUR), Utrecht University (UU), and UMC Utrecht (EWUU) has appointed two Scientific Directors and a Director of EWUU Education to enhance collaboration among the institutions. Ines … Read the full press release

Iron Powder Research Receives €900,000 Funding for Green Energy Storage

(IN BRIEF) Research into the potential of iron powder as an energy carrier on an industrial scale has received €900,000 in funding from science financier NWO and various organizations. The project, known as CIRCL (Closing the Iron Reduction-Combustion Loop), involves … Read the full press release

VELUX Group Appoints Aliëtte van der Wal-van Dijk as EVP for Global Marketing

(IN BRIEF) The VELUX Group, a leading manufacturer of roof windows and skylights, has named Aliëtte van der Wal-van Dijk as the new Executive Vice President (EVP) for VELUX Global Marketing, effective from December 1. Aliëtte, with over 25 years … Read the full press release

University of York Attains Gold Rating in National Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

(IN BRIEF) The University of York has received the highest accolade, a Gold rating, in the latest national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). The judging panel commended the university for its course content and delivery, which “inspire students to actively engage … Read the full press release

University of Warwick Achieves Triple Gold Rating in Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

(IN BRIEF) The University of Warwick has received the highest accolade, a Gold rating, across all three categories of student experience, student outcomes, and overall assessment in the government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). Out of 228 universities participating in the … Read the full press release

University of Liverpool Awarded Gold Rating in Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2023

(IN BRIEF) The University of Liverpool has achieved the highest rating, Gold, in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2023, a national scheme administered by the Office for Students (OfS) to recognize and encourage excellence in teaching, learning, and student outcomes … Read the full press release

MAHLE Group Achieves Science-Based Climate Targets in Line with Paris Agreement

(IN BRIEF) The MAHLE Group has received confirmation from the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) that its climate targets align with the goals of the Paris Agreement and are scientifically sound. The automotive supplier has committed to reducing its Scope … Read the full press release

Kalmar to Supply Rotterdam Short Sea Terminals with Six Hybrid Straddle Carriers for Eco-Efficient Operations

(IN BRIEF) Kalmar, a division of Cargotec, has secured an agreement with Rotterdam Short Sea Terminals (RST) to deliver six Kalmar hybrid straddle carriers as part of the terminal’s fleet renewal program aimed at enhancing environmental sustainability. RST, Europe’s largest … Read the full press release

Vestas Secures Order for 25 Wind Turbines in Sweden’s Horshaga Wind Park

(IN BRIEF) Vestas, a leading wind turbine manufacturer, has received a substantial order from SR Energy AB for the Horshaga wind park in southern Sweden’s Uppvidinge municipality. The order encompasses 20 V162-6.2 MW and five V150-4.5 MW wind turbines, along … Read the full press release

KVG Kiel Expands Electric Fleet with 50 New Generation Citeas from VDL Bus & Coach

(IN BRIEF) KVG Kieler Verkehrsgesellschaft mbH has entered into an agreement with VDL Bus & Coach to acquire 50 new generation Citea electric buses, with an option for an additional 10 units. These electric vehicles will be delivered in 2024 … Read the full press release

Aurubis Continues Commitment to Responsible Copper Production with Copper Mark Certification

(IN BRIEF) Aurubis, a prominent global multimetal producer and a leading copper recycler, has successfully completed the Copper Mark certification process for its Olen plant in Belgium, becoming the fourth site in its smelter network to receive the internationally recognized … Read the full press release

Outokumpu and Fissler Join Forces to Launch Low-Carbon Stainless Steel for Sustainable Cookware

(IN BRIEF) Outokumpu, a leader in sustainable stainless steel, and Fissler, a premium cookware manufacturer, have collaborated to introduce Outokumpu Circle Green®, an innovative stainless steel with a remarkable up to 92% reduction in carbon footprint compared to industry averages. … Read the full press release

Ombrea Acquisition Enhances TotalEnergies’ Commitment to Green Agriculture

(IN BRIEF) TotalEnergies has successfully acquired Ombrea, a leading French agrivoltaics company. Ombrea, established in 2016, specializes in integrating agriculture and solar power generation. With this acquisition, TotalEnergies aims to accelerate the development of agrivoltaic projects in France and worldwide, … Read the full press release

TotalEnergies Continues Commitment to Angola’s Energy Landscape with Block 20 Deal

(IN BRIEF) TotalEnergies EP Angola Block 20 has completed the sale of a 40% stake in Block 20, located in Angola’s Kwanza Basin, to PETRONAS ANGOLA E&P LTD (PAEPL), a PETRONAS subsidiary, for $400 million as of January 1, 2023. … Read the full press release

Siemens Empowers Industries with Dedicated In-House 5G Infrastructure

(IN BRIEF) Siemens has introduced its own private 5G infrastructure for industrial applications. This in-house solution enables industrial companies to establish their localized 5G networks tailored for automation needs. Siemens’ private 5G networks offer seamless integration with various devices, including … Read the full press release

Aviva Ireland’s Suzie Nolan and Danny Harmer: Leading the Way in Gender Diversity

(IN BRIEF) Aviva Ireland’s Head of Property, Suzie Nolan, and Chief People Officer, Danny Harmer, have been recognized on this year’s HERoes Role Model Lists. Suzie is a Future Leader and a diversity advocate, while Danny has made the Women … Read the full press release

Axel Springer Sells Stake in Ringier Axel Springer Schweiz as Part of Digital Strategy

(IN BRIEF) Axel Springer has divested its 35% stake in Ringier Axel Springer Schweiz (RASCH) to its joint venture partner, Ringier, as part of its digital strategy. This move allows Ringier to become the sole owner of a portfolio that … Read the full press release

E.ON to Deploy Over 1,200 Fast Charging Stations Across Germany as Part of Deutschlandnetz

(IN BRIEF) E.ON has secured a contract to construct and manage more than 1,200 new fast charging stations at approximately 140 locations in Germany as part of the “Deutschlandnetz” initiative led by the Ministry of Digital Affairs and Transport. The … Read the full press release