Daily Archives: 27, November 2023

Sener and Eurecat Collaborate on Multisector Innovation and Industrial Scaling

(IN BRIEF) Engineering group Sener and technology center Eurecat have entered into a strategic partnership to jointly develop disruptive technologies and scalable solutions across various sectors. This collaboration, which emphasizes open innovation and knowledge exchange, aims to address complex technological … Read the full press release

Oman’s Sanvira Tech Inks Deal to Supply Carbon Anodes to Hydro’s Norwegian Smelters

(IN BRIEF) Hydro, a global aluminium producer, has signed a significant agreement with Sanvira Tech LLC to secure a stable supply of carbon anodes from Oman for its Norwegian aluminium smelters. The contract spans eight years with extension options and … Read the full press release

Garanti BBVA Commits €36.1 Million in Financing for Işıklar Wind Power Plant to Bolster Renewable Energy Expansion

(IN BRIEF) Garanti BBVA has revealed its dedication to supporting renewable energy initiatives with a €36.1 million financing agreement for the Işıklar Wind Power Plant, facilitated through BBVA’s Turkish unit in partnership with Dost Enerji. The wind power project will … Read the full press release

BBVA Colombia Achieves Significant Growth in Sustainable Lending, Focusing on Inclusive Growth and Climate Action

(IN BRIEF) BBVA in Colombia has reported substantial growth in its sustainable lending activities between January and August 2023. The bank granted 3.8 billion pesos in sustainable loans, with $2.4 billion directed towards inclusive growth projects and $1.4 billion allocated … Read the full press release

Metso Innovates Mill Liners with Skega™ Life Rubber for Reduced Environmental Impact

(IN BRIEF) Metso has introduced a new rubber material, Skega™ Life, to its mill lining portfolio, offering up to 25% longer wear life compared to the previous premium rubber, Skega™ Classic. Skega™ Life is designed for grinding mills processing highly … Read the full press release

EY and AspenTech Collaborate to Boost Sustainability in Industrial and Energy Sectors

(IN BRIEF) Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) and Aspen Technology, Inc. have joined forces in an alliance that provides a comprehensive set of solutions to support industrial and energy clients in achieving sustainability goals while optimizing operations. This partnership … Read the full press release

Roche Introduces Elecsys® HBeAg Quant Test for Accurate Hepatitis B Diagnosis and Monitoring

(IN BRIEF) Roche has unveiled Elecsys® HBeAg quant, a new immunoassay designed to detect the presence and quantity of the hepatitis B e antigen (HBeAg) in human serum and plasma. This diagnostic tool simplifies the process for both clinicians and … Read the full press release

UAE Social and Educational Partnerships: Borealis Renews Support with AED 3 Million Funding

(IN BRIEF) Borealis has renewed its partnership with three prominent social and educational organizations in the UAE through the Borealis Social Fund. They will distribute AED 3 million among the Emirates Foundation, UAE Paralympic Committee, and Emirates National Schools to … Read the full press release

GSK’s Belantamab Mafodotin Shows Promise as Second-Line Treatment for Multiple Myeloma in Phase III Trial

(IN BRIEF) GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has reported positive results from the interim efficacy analysis of the DREAMM-7 phase III trial evaluating belantamab mafodotin as a second-line treatment for relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma. The trial successfully met its primary endpoint of … Read the full press release

Generative AI Threatens White Collar Jobs More Than Blue Collar Jobs, Finds Pearson Research

(IN BRIEF) Pearson, a leading learning company, has conducted research revealing that white collar jobs are more vulnerable to the impact of generative AI (Artificial Intelligence) than blue collar jobs. The study focused on over 5,000 jobs across five countries … Read the full press release

Basque Railway Network Takes Leap Towards European Standard Train Protection System with Thales

(IN BRIEF) Thales has secured a significant contract with Euskal Trenbide Sarea (ETS-RFV) to install the first ERTMS Level 1 automatic train protection system on the Basque Euskadi network. This project, with a budget exceeding 13 million Euros, marks the … Read the full press release

Skanska and Syltern JV Awarded NOK 1.3 Billion Contract for E6 Highway in Norway

(IN BRIEF) Skanska, in collaboration with Syltern, has secured a contract with Nye Veier to construct the new E6 highway segment between Berkåk and Vindåsliene in Trøndelag County, Norway. Skanska’s portion of the contract is valued at NOK 1.3 billion, … Read the full press release

Partners Naviris and SIGEN Strengthen Naval Capabilities with Electronic Warfare System Modernization

(IN BRIEF) Naviris and SIGEN, a consortium of Elettronica and Thales, have signed a sub-contract for the modernization of the Electronic Warfare (EW) system as part of the Mid-Life Upgrade (MLU) of the Horizon-class naval units serving the Italian and … Read the full press release

Groupe Casino Expands Stake in Cnova to 98.8% with Acquisition from GPA

(IN BRIEF) Groupe Casino has announced the acquisition of CBD Luxembourg Holding from GPA, indirectly holding a 34.0% share of Cnova’s capital. This transaction will raise Casino’s ownership of Cnova, both directly and through wholly-owned subsidiaries, to 98.8%. The purchase … Read the full press release

AFRY Chosen to Conduct Environmental and Social Impact Assessments for Indonesia’s 500MW Solar PV Projects

(IN BRIEF) PT PLN Indonesia Power, a subsidiary of Indonesia’s state-owned electricity company PT PLN, has enlisted AFRY to perform Environmental and Social Impact Assessments (ESIAs) for five large solar photovoltaic (PV) projects situated on Java Island. These projects play … Read the full press release

Dupixent Shows Remarkable Efficacy in Reducing COPD Exacerbations in Second Phase 3 Trial

(IN BRIEF) In a significant development, the second investigational Phase 3 trial of Dupixent® (dupilumab) for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), known as NOTUS, has demonstrated promising results. The trial found that Dupixent reduced COPD exacerbations by 34% compared to … Read the full press release

New Research Challenges Perception of Ultra-Processed Foods’ Palatability, Highlights Human Food Preferences

(IN BRIEF) A recent study led by the University of Bristol’s Nutrition and Behaviour Group has questioned the assumption that ultra-processed foods (UPFs) are inherently more appealing than less processed alternatives. The research, involving 224 adult volunteers, compared taste perceptions … Read the full press release

AVL-Backed AI-Driven Model Extends Electric Car Battery Lifespan, Aligning with UN’s Minimum Shelf Life Proposal

(IN BRIEF) Researchers from AVL and the Institute of Automotive Technology at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed a cutting-edge predictive model utilizing federated learning and artificial intelligence (AI) to determine the remaining useful life of electric vehicle … Read the full press release

Philips Unveils Mobile MRI System with Helium-Free Operations for Enhanced Patient-Centric Care at #RSNA23

(IN BRIEF) Royal Philips has introduced the world’s first mobile MRI system with helium-free operations, known as BlueSeal MR Mobile, at #RSNA23, the prominent medical imaging conference. This groundbreaking technology offers flexible and agile MRI services, allowing placement in more … Read the full press release

Philips Unveils Cutting-Edge Healthcare Innovations at #RSNA23 Focused on Enhancing Patient Care and Efficiency

(IN BRIEF) Royal Philips, a global leader in health technology, has showcased its commitment to improving patient care and healthcare providers’ efficiency at #RSNA23, the world’s largest medical imaging conference. Recognizing the challenges faced by radiologists and healthcare staff, with … Read the full press release

Accenture Strengthens New Zealand Presence with Solnet Acquisition, Bolstering Cloud and Tech Expertise

(IN BRIEF) Accenture, a global technology services and consulting firm, has successfully completed its acquisition of Solnet, an IT services provider renowned for its technology consulting services to both the New Zealand government and private sector. This strategic move enhances … Read the full press release