Daily Archives: 23, November 2023

DNV, Siemens Energy, and Industry Leaders Launch Joint Project to Enhance Sustainability of Power Transformers

(IN BRIEF) DNV, in partnership with Siemens Energy and major industry players, has initiated a Joint Industry Project (JIP) aimed at improving the sustainability, reliability, and environmental responsibility of power transformers, critical components of the energy infrastructure. The project responds … Read the full press release

Infineon-Led PROGRESSUS Project Achieves Breakthroughs in Green Energy Management and EV Charging Infrastructure

(IN BRIEF) Infineon Technologies AG, in collaboration with 22 project partners, has successfully concluded the PROGRESSUS research project, focusing on efficient energy conversion, intelligent electricity management, and secure network monitoring. With support from the Electronic Components and Systems for European … Read the full press release

SAE International Adopts MAHLE’s Positioning System as Global Standard for Wireless EV Charging

(IN BRIEF) MAHLE, a leading automotive technology company, has developed a groundbreaking positioning system, known as the Differential Inductive Positioning System (DIPS), for wireless charging of electric vehicles (EVs). This innovative technology automatically aligns an EV precisely above the charging … Read the full press release

EBRD Invests €20 Million in Bank Pekao’s Debut Green Eurobond Issuance to Support Sustainable Finance in Poland

(IN BRIEF) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has committed €20 million to participate in the debut Eurobonds issued by Bank Polska Kasa Opieki, commonly known as Bank Pekao, as part of its €500 million public placement of … Read the full press release

EBRD Lends €200 Million to Naftogaz for Strategic Gas Reserves, Bolstering Ukraine’s Energy Security Amidst Conflict

(IN BRIEF) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is extending a €200 million loan to Ukraine’s state-owned gas entity, Naftogaz (NAK), to support the establishment of strategic gas reserves during the second winter heating season since the Russian … Read the full press release

EBRD and Clean Technology Fund Partner with ING Türkiye to Boost Green Investments and Women-Led SMEs with €100 Million Financing Package

(IN BRIEF) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Clean Technology Fund (CTF) are joining forces to provide a €100 million financing package to ING Türkiye and ING Leasing in Türkiye, aiming to support green investments and … Read the full press release

ENGIE’s North American Subsidiary Chooses Vestas Turbines for 270 MW Wind Project

(IN BRIEF) Vestas has secured a 270 MW order to supply 60 V163-4.5 MW wind turbines for an undisclosed wind project owned by an ENGIE North America subsidiary in the USA. The order includes turbine supply, delivery, and commissioning, along … Read the full press release

Plenitude and Saipem Collaborate to Install 1 MWp Solar System, Advancing Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Goals

(IN BRIEF) Plenitude (Eni) and Saipem have entered into an agreement to install a 1 MWp photovoltaic system at Saipem’s offices in Fano, Italy. The system is expected to generate over 1,000 MWh of solar power annually, meeting a significant … Read the full press release

Vodafone Foundation and University of Patras Collaborate to Map and Protect Vital Posidonia Seagrass Meadows

(IN BRIEF) Vodafone Foundation Greece, in partnership with the Oceanus Lab at the University of Patras, has initiated the Vodafone Posidonia program to map and safeguard the crucial Posidonia seagrass meadows off the Greek coast. These underwater meadows, often referred … Read the full press release

AFRY Advocates Collaborative Efforts for Ukraine’s Reconstruction at ReBuild Ukraine Conference

(IN BRIEF) Global engineering and advisory firm AFRY recently participated in the 3rd International exhibition and conference ReBuild Ukraine powered by Energy in Warsaw, Poland. During the event, AFRY emphasized the need for collaborative efforts across sectors to facilitate Ukraine’s … Read the full press release

Vodafone, Ericsson, and Qualcomm Successfully Test RedCap Technology, Paving the Way for Efficient IoT Devices on 5G Networks

(IN BRIEF) Vodafone, Ericsson, and Qualcomm Technologies have achieved a successful test of RedCap, a new radio and chipset technology designed to enable the connection of numerous low-cost, energy-efficient devices to high-speed 5G networks. RedCap is a software enhancement that … Read the full press release

Ericsson Issues €500 Million Green Bond to Advance Energy Efficiency

(IN BRIEF) Ericsson, a leading communications technology company, has successfully issued a €500 million green bond with a 4.5-year maturity. The bond, part of Ericsson’s Euro Medium Term Note Program (EMTN), will fund investments in energy efficiency. Ericsson’s CFO, Carl … Read the full press release

ANDRITZ to Equip Ebensee Pumped Storage Plant, Advancing Green Energy Goals

(IN BRIEF) International technology group ANDRITZ has received an order from Energie AG to supply equipment for the new Ebensee pumped storage power plant in Austria. This project, the largest investment by the utility, aims to enhance energy sustainability by … Read the full press release

Beyond EPICA Project’s Third Ice Core Drilling Season Begins in Antarctica

(IN BRIEF) The Beyond EPICA 23/24 team has initiated the third drilling season at Little Dome C in Antarctica, located near the Concordia Station. This international research project, led by the Institute of Polar Sciences of the National Research Council … Read the full press release

Schneider Electric to Advocate for Rapid and Equitable Net-Zero Transition at COP28

(IN BRIEF) Schneider Electric, a leader in energy management and automation, is participating in the COP28 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Dubai. The company’s CEO and Chairman will attend the conference to advocate for an accelerated and equitable transition … Read the full press release

Lightsource bp Invites Small Buyers to Join Multi-Buyer Solar PPA in Spain

(IN BRIEF) Lightsource bp is facilitating a European multi-buyer corporate power purchase agreement (PPA) for a solar asset portfolio set to be built in Spain in 2024. The global solar developer, with over 35GW of solar projects in development worldwide, … Read the full press release

Infineon Expands CoolMOS CFD7A Line with QDPAK Package for Enhanced EV Charging Efficiency

(IN BRIEF) Infineon Technologies AG is extending its 650 V CoolMOS™ CFD7A series by introducing the QDPAK package to meet the growing demand for efficient and high-performance power electronics in electric vehicle (EV) charging systems. The QDPAK package offers equivalent … Read the full press release

VINCI Highways Invests in Climate Resilience: Enhancing Lima’s Expressways to Mitigate El Niño Flooding

(IN BRIEF) VINCI Highways, operating through its subsidiary Lima Expresa, is undertaking infrastructure improvements to enhance the resilience of two expressways in Lima, Peru. The project aims to mitigate the risk of flooding, especially during the El Niño phenomenon. The … Read the full press release

Grupa Azoty Receives Certifications for Biodegradable Polymer Granules

(IN BRIEF) Grupa Azoty S.A. has achieved certifications confirming the biodegradability and compostability of their envifill® granules line, a polymer line designed for disposable items. The OK compost Industrial certificate verifies that products made from these granules can undergo industrial … Read the full press release

Chinese Medical Device Manufacturer Ezisurg Receives MDR Certification for Powered Endoscopic Stapler from TÜV Rheinland

(IN BRIEF) TÜV Rheinland, an international third-party testing, inspection, and certification services provider, has awarded Ezisurg Medical Co., Ltd. its first MDR (Medical Device Regulation) certificate of conformity in Greater China for its “Disposable Powered Endoscopic Stapler and Cartridge.” This … Read the full press release

Thales Awarded Royal Australian Navy Maritime Sustainment Contract, Generating Local Jobs and Opportunities

(IN BRIEF) Thales has been selected as the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) Maritime Sustainment contract partner, serving as the Regional Maintenance Provider East (RMP-E) at Garden Island Defence Precinct (GIDP) in Sydney, New South Wales. The contract is expected to … Read the full press release

Executives Embrace Sustainability as Climate Disasters Drive Business Case, but Investment Remains Key, Capgemini Report Finds

(IN BRIEF) A new report from the Capgemini Research Institute, titled ‘A World in Balance 2023,’ reveals a significant shift in executive perceptions of the business case for sustainability, with three times more executives now recognizing its importance compared to … Read the full press release

Study Links Higher Consumption of Ultra-Processed Foods to Elevated Risk of Upper Aerodigestive Tract Cancers

(IN BRIEF) A study led by researchers from the University of Bristol and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has found an association between increased consumption of ultra-processed foods (UPFs) and a higher risk of developing cancers of … Read the full press release

Barco Announces Full Acquisition of Cinionic’s Premium Cinema Solutions Business, Strengthening Global Cinema Industry Presence

(IN BRIEF) Barco, a prominent player in the global cinema industry, has finalized an agreement to fully acquire Cinionic’s premium cinema solutions business in collaboration with China Film Equipment Co., Ltd. (CFEC). This strategic move underscores Barco’s commitment to the … Read the full press release