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Environment Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

Model tests of the Project Forward’s concept vessel indicate that the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) is well below the currently most stringent Phase III level

HELSINKI, 22-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Project Forward initiative led by Athens-Based Arista Shipping, with Wärtsilä as one of the participants, demonstrates that with LNG as fuel, an advanced hull design, and highly efficient propulsion machinery, it will be possible to … Read the full press release

UK Government intends to introduce a ban on the distribution and sale of plastic straws, drinks stirrers and cotton buds

The Government has set out its plan to ban the distribution and sale of plastic straws, drinks stirrers and cotton buds. LONDON, 22-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Government has today (22 October) set out its plan to ban the distribution and … Read the full press release

Volkswagen unveils comprehensive diesel swapping program throughout Germany valid for Euro-1 to Euro-4 diesel vehicles

Environmental incentive for scrappage of Euro-1 to Euro-4 diesel vehicles applicable throughout Germany Exchange premium in addition to residual value of old vehicle for Euro-4 and Euro-5 diesel vehicles in 14 cities particularly affected Offers available now from dealers WOLFSBURG, … Read the full press release

Volkswagen Group to improve air quality in German cities through fleet renewal

Successful environmental incentives for scrappage of Euro-1 to Euro-4 diesel vehicles again being offered throughout Germany Keepers of Euro-4 and Euro-5 diesel vehicles in 14 most heavily polluted cities to receive exchange premiums in additional to residual value of old … Read the full press release

PwC joins the RE100 initiative of global businesses growing the global demand for renewable energy

PwC joins RE100 committing to 100% renewable power for its electricity consumption. New air travel offsetting programme targeting multiple benefits and backed by strict criteria. LONDON, 18-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — PwC’s new global environmental commitment to reduce carbon emissions, source 100% … Read the full press release

Research at the UK’s neutron and muon beam research facility could help to make the process of making plastic more environmentally friendly

SWINDON, 15-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Research carried out at the UK’s neutron and muon beam research facility could help to make the process of making plastic more environmentally friendly. The environmental issues surrounding plastic are well-documented, with recent headlines highlighting the … Read the full press release

NERC announces continued support for the second round of the Doctoral Training Partnerships 2 (DTP2) programme

SWINDON, 11-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — NERC is investing over £100 million over the next five years as part of its continued support of environmental science PhD training, in the second round of the Doctoral Training Partnerships 2 (DTP2) programme. The PhD … Read the full press release

Bosch launches a new sharing service for electric vans

Alliance with toom hardware stores Sharing is a hot trend: Bosch mobility services continue on their growth course. Launch in December 2018: customers of toom hardware stores will test the new service. Last-minute availability: use an app to book a … Read the full press release

Valio takes the next step towards environmentally friendly transportation solutions with its first bio-gas distribution truck

Over the years, Valio has tested equipment that runs on various environmentally-friendly fuels. Now, Valio is taking the next step towards environmentally friendly transportation solutions. Valio’s first bio-gas distribution truck took to the Helsinki region’s roads in September. HELSINKI, 05-Oct-2018 … Read the full press release

Valio aims for a carbon-neutral milk chain

HELSINKI, 01-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The record warm summer sparked a discussion about climate change and the future of food production in Finland and Europe. The environmental impacts of meat and milk production are at the core of the discussion because … Read the full press release

thyssenkrupp won the Innovative Star of Energy Efficiency Award in the Built Environment category at the Alliance to Save Energy’s Evening with the Stars of Energy Efficiency Awards in Washington

The Alliance to Save Energy recognized thyssenkrupp’s MULTI elevator with its Innovative Star of Energy Efficiency Award in the Built Environment category MULTI, thyssenkrupp’s groundbreaking rope-less and sideways-moving elevator, will enable architects reinvent building design and improve the business case … Read the full press release

Iberdrola chairman Ignacio Galán participated in the ‘UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2018’ in New York

The company has committed itself at the United Nations to supporting and promoting the empowerment of women in society At the UN headquarters, the chairman of Iberdrola participated in the ‘UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2018’ which gathers global leaders … Read the full press release

Capgemini received the Railsponsible Climate Change Supplier Award in the category “General Services Related to Rail”

Capgemini recognized for its commitment to creating sustainable solutions for its clients and its ability to execute its climate strategy PARIS, 28-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Capgemini announced today that it has received the Railsponsible Climate Change Supplier Award in the category “General Services Related … Read the full press release

BP and Johnson Matthey’s award-winning Fischer Tropsch technology to support Fulcrum BioEnergy’s production of biojet fuel from municipal waste

BP and Johnson Matthey announce the signing of the first licensing deal for their innovative, award-winning Fischer Tropsch technology This technology will support Fulcrum’s production of biojet fuel from municipal waste LONDON, 27-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — BP and Johnson Matthey … Read the full press release

Eni’s continued efforts on sustainability recognized as Global Compact LEAD

The Global Compact is a United Nations initiative aimed at mobilizing companies from various industries to work on making business and society more sustainable. NEW YORK, NY, USA, 25-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Eni has been recognized today as Global Compact … Read the full press release

Asia-Europe Parliamentary Partnership meeting to highlight the impact of climate change on migration, the economy and security

BRUSSELS, 25-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — MEPs and MPs from EU member states, 18 Asian countries and Russia, Australia, New Zealand, Norway and Switzerland will debate the environmental challenges that Asia and Europe are facing: sustainable development and the circular economy, … Read the full press release

Ramboll to present at the New York Climate Week (NYCW)

What exactly does climate change and health have to do with each other? That is one of the many questions that Ramboll will address at the New York Climate Week. COPENHAGEN, 24-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Cities are responsible for more … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce announces first UK agreement to deliver MTU hybrid drive system

Hybrid system enables quieter, more fuel efficient and zero-emission train operations After a pilot programme in 2020, Porterbrook plans to offer customers HybridFLEX trains West Sussex, England, 21-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Rolls-Royce and Porterbrook, the UK’s largest owner of passenger rolling stock, … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce announces joint deliberations and preparatory measures for the retrofit of Coradia Lint diesel rail vehicles with MTU hybrid drives

Evaluation of service on routes in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany Conversion of the entire fleet of 54 vehicles under consideration West Sussex, England, 21-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Abellio Rail Mitteldeutschland, Alstom, Nahverkehrsservice Sachsen-Anhalt GmbH (NASA) and Rolls-Royce plan to jointly implement a new hybrid … Read the full press release

Borealis Daplen™ polypropylene compound grades with post-consumer recycled content used in specially-built hybrid Volvo SUV

Value chain cooperation helps increase the share of recycled plastics in vehicles VIENNA, 19-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Borealis and Borouge, leading providers of innovative, value-creating plastics solutions, announce another promising result of value chain cooperation involving the use of post-consumer recycled … Read the full press release

Royal Dutch Shell to maintain methane emissions intensity below 0.2% by 2025

Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell) today announced a target to maintain methane emissions intensity below 0.2% by 2025. This target covers all oil and gas assets for which Shell is the operator. The HAGUE, 17-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — “This methane target … Read the full press release

Scania to contribute to a new research centre at the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE)

Södertälje, Sweden, 14-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Scania will contribute to a new research centre at the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) over the next ten years. The collaboration will focus on business models for the future transport ecosystem. “Scania is a … Read the full press release

ING to invest in Black Bear Carbon and help the company improve its technology and expand globally

ING has invested in Black Bear Carbon (BBC), a company that recycles old tyres into a raw material used to make things like pen ink, smartphone covers and new tyres. AMSTERDAM, 14-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The raw material ‘carbon black’ is used … Read the full press release

Ricoh President & CEO Jake Yamashita keynote speaker at Climate Week NYC

Ricoh’s Jake Yamashita named a featured keynote speaker with leaders from Bloomberg, Microsoft, ZipCar and many more TOKYO, Japan, 13-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Ricoh Company, Ltd. today announced Jake Yamashita, its President and CEO, will make his US keynote debut at … Read the full press release

LyondellBasell and Covestro to convert its water-based waste into energy with Circular Steam Project at Maasvlakte-Rotterdam site

Joint press release of LyondellBasell and Covestro Innovative new technology realizes annual reduction of up to 140,000 metric tons CO2 emissions LEVERKUSEN, 05-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) one of the world’s largest plastics, chemical and refining companies and its … Read the full press release

StormGeo becomes a one-stop-shop for digital navigation and planning for the modern maritime industry with the acquisition of Nautisk

STOCKHOLM, 05-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The quote “A little rain never hurt anybody” is not a wise recommendation. At least not if you ask EQT portfolio company StormGeo – the leading provider of weather intelligence and decision support for companies operating … Read the full press release

NORMA Group awarded Prime Status by ISS-oekom for above-average sustainability performance in the areas of environment, social affairs and governance

Above-average ecological and social performance NORMA Group among top ten percent worldwide Share qualifies as a sustainable investment MAINTAL, 04-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — NORMA Group, a global market leader in engineered joining technology, has been awarded Prime Status by the rating … Read the full press release

University of Cambridge: Even low doses of toxic chemicals in the environment pose a significant risk to cardiovascular health

Even low doses of toxic chemicals in the environment pose a significant risk to cardiovascular health, according to a report in today’s edition of The BMJ, led by researchers at the University of Cambridge. The researchers have also challenged the omission … Read the full press release

Transport operator Citram Aquitaine runs ED95-driven Scania’s Interlink LD Euro 6 on bioethanol produced from grape marc

Södertälje, Sweden, 03-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The vineyards of Bordeaux are doubtless best known for the fine wines they produce. But they are getting things right in more ways than one. With grape marc, the residue produced in the wine-making … Read the full press release

Audi becomes the world’s first premium manufacturer to produce automobiles completely free of wastewater

Use of purified wastewater with multistage reprocessing 100,000 cubic meters of water saved in production each year Peter Kössler, Audi Board of Management Member for Production: “We are pursuing the vision of producing cars at all our sites completely CO₂ … Read the full press release