Daily Archives: 1, September 2023

The European Investment Bank (EIB) Engages in 2023 Finance in Common Summit: Highlights of Participation

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) is set to join the 2023 Finance in Common Summit in Cartagena, Colombia, from September 4th to 6th. Key highlights include President Werner Hoyer’s address on Sustainable Development Goals, unveiling the EIB Climate … Read the full press release

Eni Sustainable Mobility Redefines Transport with Enilive Brand Launch

(IN BRIEF) Eni Sustainable Mobility introduces the Enilive brand, marking a significant leap in eco-conscious transportation. Enilive focuses on bio-refining, biomethane production, and smart mobility solutions like the Enjoy car sharing service. With over 5,000 Enilive Stations in Europe, the … Read the full press release

Breaking New Ground: Technip Energies and Versalis Partner for Sustainable Plastic Recycling Solutions

(IN BRIEF) Technip Energies and Versalis, the chemical subsidiary of Eni, have partnered to integrate their advanced recycling technologies, Hoop®, Pure.rOilTM, and Pure.rGasTM. This collaboration aims to create an innovative platform for chemical recycling of plastic waste, forming an endless … Read the full press release

Volkswagen Group Reveals Modernized Brand Identity in Step Towards Sustainable Future

(IN BRIEF) The Volkswagen Group has unveiled a modernized corporate design, replacing its previous look from 2007. The updated design features a new wordmark, font, colors, and design elements, with a shift from “Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft” to “Volkswagen Group” to emphasize … Read the full press release

EU Clears BioNTech-Pfizer’s Adapted Comirnaty XBB.1.5 COVID-19 Vaccine for Fall Campaigns

(IN BRIEF) The European Union Commission has given the green light for the use of the adapted Comirnaty XBB.1.5 COVID-19 vaccine, developed by BioNTech-Pfizer, in Member States’ upcoming fall vaccination campaigns. This marks the third adaptation of the Comirnaty vaccine … Read the full press release

Alstom Delivers First Trainset Ahead of Schedule for Bhopal–Indore Metro Project, Strengthening India’s Sustainable Mobility

(IN BRIEF) Alstom has delivered the first trainset for the Bhopal–Indore metro project to Madhya Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MPMRCL) in record time, just fourteen and a half months after receiving the Notice To Proceed. The trainset will be … Read the full press release

Standard Chartered Appoints Diego De Giorgi as Incoming Group Chief Financial Officer, Succeeding Retiring Andy Halford

(IN BRIEF) Andy Halford, Group Chief Financial Officer (GCFO) and Group Executive Director (GED) of Standard Chartered PLC, has announced his retirement. He will be succeeded by Diego De Giorgi, who will join the company as GCFO Designate on September … Read the full press release

Internet-Delivered Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Offers Cost-Effective Alternative for Depression and Anxiety Treatment, Study Finds

(IN BRIEF) A study conducted by the University of York, in collaboration with ieso Digital Health Ltd and Dorset HealthCare University NHS Trust, has found that internet-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) offers greater cost-effectiveness and comparable clinical effectiveness compared to … Read the full press release

Birthweight Relative to Gestational Age Influences Child Cognitive Development, Study Reveals

(IN BRIEF) A recent study by Bielefeld University and the University of Warwick investigated the connection between infant birthweight, gestational age, and subsequent cognitive issues. The study, published in JAMA Network Open, suggests that a larger birthweight is generally linked … Read the full press release

Study Reveals Devastating Impact of Asylum Process Delays on Unaccompanied Children and Young People

(IN BRIEF) A research project led by the University of Liverpool School of Law highlights significant and systemic delays in the UK’s asylum process, particularly affecting unaccompanied children and young people seeking asylum. The study includes in-depth interviews with young … Read the full press release

RWE Advances 200 MW Montgomery Ranch Wind Farm in Texas to Bolster State’s Renewable Energy Capacity

(IN BRIEF) RWE, a prominent renewable energy company, has commenced construction of the 200 MW Montgomery Ranch Wind Farm in Foard County, Texas. This new addition elevates RWE’s wind capacity in Texas to 4.3 GW, capable of powering over 1.2 … Read the full press release

Lenzing Invests EUR 100 Million to Upgrade Indonesian Site for Sustainable Specialty Fiber Production

(IN BRIEF) The Lenzing Group, a leading provider of specialty fibers for textiles and nonwovens, has invested over EUR 100 million since 2021 to upgrade its Purwakarta site in Indonesia. The company aims to convert existing production capacity to specialty … Read the full press release

Wood Selected to Upgrade Power Transmission Infrastructure in Northern Scotland for Renewable Energy Expansion

(IN BRIEF) Wood has been chosen as a preferred bidder for the Scottish and Southern Electricity Network (SSEN) Transmission’s Accelerated Strategic Transmission Investment (ASTI) framework. This selection will facilitate the upgrade of onshore power transmission infrastructure in northern Scotland, supporting … Read the full press release

Early Teenage Smoking in Boys Linked to Health Risks in Future Children, Reveals University of Southampton Study

(IN BRIEF) A recent study conducted by researchers from the University of Southampton and the University of Bergen reveals that boys who smoke during their early teenage years are at risk of damaging the genes of their future children. The … Read the full press release

University of Leeds Spin-Out Mimetrik Secures £2M Investment for AI-Driven Dentistry Innovations

(IN BRIEF) A spin-out company called Mimetrik from the University of Leeds has secured a £2 million seed funding round led by Northern Gritstone to accelerate the development of AI-driven dentistry products. Mimetrik, established in 2020 within the University’s Nexus … Read the full press release

Swisscom Launches New IT Security Services for Small SMEs, Bolstering Protection Against Phishing and Cyber Threats

(IN BRIEF) Swisscom has introduced two new IT security services, Secure Internet Traffic and Mail Security, aimed at providing advanced protection from phishing and enhancing cybersecurity for small SMEs. These cloud security solutions were previously available to larger enterprise customers … Read the full press release

Anna Müller to Lead Volvo Penta as President, Bringing Automotive Expertise to Volvo Group Management

(IN BRIEF) Anna Müller has been appointed as the President of Volvo Penta and will become a member of the Volvo Group management, succeeding Heléne Mellquist. Currently the Senior Vice President for the Europe North and Central Division at Volvo … Read the full press release

Volvo Autonomous Solutions Marks Industry Milestone with Safety Driver Removal in Active Mining Operation

(IN BRIEF) Volvo Autonomous Solutions (V.A.S.) has achieved an industry-first milestone by eliminating the need for a safety driver in an active commercial mining operation at Brönnöy Kalk mine in Norway. The achievement involves seven autonomous Volvo FH trucks equipped … Read the full press release

AB Volvo Witnesses Conversion of Series A Shares to Series B, Adjusting Total Registered Shares and Votes

(IN BRIEF) The conversion of 1,069 Series A shares to Series B shares in AB Volvo has altered the company’s registered share count, resulting in a total of 2,033,452,084 shares, comprising 444,986,702 Series A shares and 1,588,465,382 Series B shares, … Read the full press release

University of East Anglia and GeoAcoustics Develop AI-Enhanced Seabed Mapping System for Real-Time Data Accuracy

(IN BRIEF) A collaboration between the University of East Anglia’s (UEA) School of Computing Sciences and GeoAcoustics Ltd has led to the development of an AI-driven solution for real-time seabed mapping. Traditional sonar-based seabed mapping generates extensive data, requiring manual … Read the full press release

Children and Youth Foundation Launches TET.fi Online Service to Enhance Work Experience Opportunities for Young Job Seekers

(IN BRIEF) The Children and Youth Foundation has introduced the TET.fi online service to streamline and equalize the process for young people applying for TET (introduction to work life) opportunities. This service currently includes 500 TET positions in the Helsinki … Read the full press release

Nucleus Foundation and Verve Foundation Collaborate to Empower Women in Financial Advice Sector

(IN BRIEF) Nucleus Foundation has partnered with the Verve Foundation to sponsor and assist 10 women in the We Are Change program, which offers training and qualifications for those aspiring to enter the financial advice field. This initiative aims to … Read the full press release

Airbus Helicopters and KAI Move to Serial Production of Light Armed Helicopters, Deepen Collaboration in Rotorcraft Programs

(IN BRIEF) Airbus Helicopters and Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) have entered the serial production phase of the Light Armed Helicopters (LAH) after an agreement was signed. The Republic of Korea Army’s initial batch of ten LAH will be supplied by … Read the full press release

STMicroelectronics and BorgWarner Collaborate to Enhance Volvo Cars’ EV Performance with Innovative Power Module

(IN BRIEF) STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor leader, will supply BorgWarner, a sustainable mobility solutions provider, with third-generation 750V silicon carbide (SiC) power MOSFETs dice for their proprietary Viper-based power module. This module is used in BorgWarner’s traction inverter platforms for … Read the full press release

MYTILINEOS Collaborates with SKEP to Promote Disability Awareness in Attica Schools, Earns Recognition at Responsible Business Awards

(IN BRIEF) MYTILINEOS Energy & Metals has collaborated with the Association of Social Responsibility for Children and Youth (SKEP) to support the “Focus on the Person” Disability Awareness Educational Program in Attica schools during the 2022-2023 school year. The program … Read the full press release