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Holcim milestone: the company’s green concrete ECOPact now available in 24 markets

ECOPact now available in 24 markets across all five regions just one year since global launch ECOPact reduces carbon footprint of concrete by at least 30%, contributing to Holcim’s net zero targets A milestone in Holcim’s transformation to become the … Read the full press release

German developer wpd to plan Kon Plong onshore wind energy project in Vietnam

(PRESS RELEASE) BREMEN, 23-Jul-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — wpd, a German developer and operator of wind farms on- and offshore and solar parks, has announced it will be planning the Kon Plong onshore wind energy project in the Vietnamese province of … Read the full press release

Solidaridad part of three-year EU funded project to support local economic and social development initiatives in Modjo Leather City, Ethiopia

(PRESS RELEASE) UTRECHT, 22-Jul-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Solidaridad, an international civil society organization active in over 40 countries with 8 regional offices on 5 continents, has announced that it is part of a consortium with People in Need (PIN), the … Read the full press release

Deutsche Umwelthilfe: Grünes Licht für Nord Stream 2 wäre klimapolitischer Sündenfall ausgerechnet in der Woche der Flutkatastrophe

(PRESS RELEASE) BERLIN, 21-Jul-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Die nach übereinstimmenden Agenturmeldungen kurz bevorstehende Einigung zwischen der Bundesregierung und den USA über den Verzicht auf Sanktionen gegen die umstrittene Mega-Pipeline Nord Stream 2 kommentiert DUH Bundesgeschäftsführer Sascha Müller-Kraenner wie folgt: „Klimapolitisch bleibt die … Read the full press release

New DRI and EAF installations in Gijón to reduce carbon emissions at ArcelorMittal’s Spanish operations

New DRI and EAF installations in Gijón will reduce carbon emissions at the company’s Spanish operations by approximately 50%. The DRI installation in Gijón will also enable ArcelorMittal Sestao to be the world’s first full-scale zero carbon-emissions¹ steel plant. (PRESS … Read the full press release

ŠKODA AUTO Sustainability Report 2019/2020: recycling of all disposable waste; CO2-neutral production at Vrchlabí; unbureaucratic help in combating COVID-19

Clearly defined sustainability targets are an integral part of ŠKODA AUTO’s corporate strategy Environment: Material or thermal recycling of all disposable waste generated in the production process; CO2-neutral production at the Vrchlabí site. Social responsibility: Comprehensive measures to support relief … Read the full press release

Enel Green Power España to supply 270 GWh/year renewable power to Johnson & Johnson

Enel Green Power España, has signed a 10-year Pan-European Virtual Power Purchase Agreement (VPPA) with Johnson & Johnson for the supply of 270 GWh/year of renewable power, starting in January 2023 The power supply will be produced by a hybrid … Read the full press release

Vattenfall and Preem investigate the potential of the first 50 MW electrolysis plant at Preem’s Lysekil refinery

The conditions are excellent for building an electrolysis plant for producing hydrogen gas for biofuel in Lysekil, as shown by the study conducted in the spring. Producing hydrogen through fossil-free methods can reduce CO2 emissions by at least 80% compared … Read the full press release

Vattenfall and Swedish electric motorcycles manufacturer CAKE to develop the first fossil-free motorcycle

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 6-Jul-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Vattenfall announces its partnership with the Swedish manufacturer of electric motorcycles CAKE for the development of the first fossil-free electric motorcycle. The partners will share expertise and know-how in their respective fields of … Read the full press release

ANDRITZ’s state-of-the-art technologies to be used in one of the largest and most sustainable pulp mills in the world

(PRESS RELEASE) GRAZ, 6-Jul-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Austrian plant engineering group, ANDRITZ, has won a major contract for the supply of energy-efficient and environmentally friendly pulp production technologies and key process equipment for Bracell’s Project “STAR” in the city of … Read the full press release

INEOS accelerates and diversifies its clean hydrogen strategy by investing in HydrogenOne

INEOS Energy has agreed to purchase 25 million shares in the forthcoming IPO of HydrogenOne Capital Growth plc, representing 10% of the target fund raise of £250 million. Brian Gilvary Executive Chairman of INEOS Energy said, “The INEOS investment in HydrogenOne will … Read the full press release

DNV updates rules for ship classification with new class notations to tackle decarbonization challenge in the maritime industry

(PRESS RELEASE) BÆRUM, 2-Jul-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — World’s leading classification society, DNV announces the latest updates to its rules for ship classification, with a raft of new class notations, including “Fuel Ready” and “Gas fuelled ammonia” notations. The new updates … Read the full press release

Neste expands its renewable diesel offering in Europe with the launch of Neste MY Renewable Diesel in Belgium

(PRESS RELEASE) ESPOO, 2-Jul-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Neste, the world’s leading provider of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel and the 4th most sustainable company in the world*, introduces its Neste MY Renewable Diesel™ in the Belgian market in collaboration … Read the full press release

Enel and CREA partner to develop solutions to promote coexistence of agriculture and renewable energy

(PRESS RELEASE) ROME, 30-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Enel announces partnership with CREA, the largest research organization focusing on agri-food. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by Enel Italia Director Carlo Tamburi and CREA President Carlo Gaudio, to promote research, … Read the full press release

Alfa Laval and Wallenius combine their expertise in a new joint venture to work on innovative wind propulsion solutions for sustainable shipping

(PRESS RELEASE) LUND, 29-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Alfa Laval, a world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling, and Wallenius, Stockholm based frontrunner in the global shipping industry, have announced they will form a 50/50 joint venture called … Read the full press release

Tetra Pak to start production of tethered caps in its Châteaubriant plant in France by 2024

Tetra Pak announces a project to expand its Châteaubriant plant, in France, dedicated to the design and manufacturing of caps, while ensuring increased production capacity to enable the future transition to tethered caps. (PRESS RELEASE) LAUSANNE, 29-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — … Read the full press release

Siemens Mobility and SPL Powerlines Germany consortium successfully completes eHighway system on B 462 federal highway

eHighway system on B 462 federal highway officially opened Innovation from Siemens Mobility: Third field trial with overhead truck power line in Germany  (PRESS RELEASE) MUNICH, 28-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Siemens Mobility, redefining #mobility with intelligent infrastructure, sustainability, passenger experience and … Read the full press release

Telefónica to present environmentally-friendly agriculture solutions at the Mobile World Congress

Telefónica comes to Mobile with a catalogue of proposals and real cases that highlight all that technology and digital transformation can do for the sustainability of the planet.  The company promotes the use of its IoT technology and big data … Read the full press release

Kuehne+Nagel to reduce CO2 by 16,000 tonnes on East China – Wuhan routes for Japanese carmaker Honda

Inbound-to-manufacturing transportation shifting from road to rail CO2 reduced by approximately 16,000 tonnes on East China – Wuhan routes A further step towards Kuehne+Nagel’s 2030 Net Zero Carbon targets (PRESS RELEASE) SCHINDELLEGI, 24-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Kuehne+Nagel (SWX: KNIN), one of the … Read the full press release

Alfa Laval and Stena Recycling’s “Re-Made to matter” circular Initiative rolls out in Sweden

(PRESS RELEASE) LUND, 22-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Alfa Laval, a world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling, and Stena Recycling, Sweden’s leading recycling company and part of the Stena Metall Group, have announced that their groundbreaking sustainability … Read the full press release

CNH Industrial acquires precision agriculture technology leader Raven Industries

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON/ SIOUX FALLS, SD, U.S.A., 21-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — CNH Industrial will acquire 100% of the capital stock of the US-based leader in precision agriculture technology for US$58 per share, representing a 33.6% premium to the Raven Industries … Read the full press release

Citycon: The new urban centre Lippulaiva will be carbon neutral in terms of energy consumption from the opening day

(PRESS RELEASE) ESPOO, 17-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Citycon, a leading owner, developer and manager of multipurpose urban centres, has announced that the new urban centre Lippulaiva, that is currently under construction in Espoonlahti, is a pioneer in sustainable energy solutions, … Read the full press release

AFRY helped Arauco expand water reuse in their pulp production in Chile

(PRESS RELEASE) SOLNA, Sweden, 16-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — AFRY (STO: AF-B), Swedish-Finnish engineering, consulting and design company active in energy, industry, infrastructure and IT, has announced it provided expertise in Arauco’s Licancel pulp mill project, which targeted to enable the … Read the full press release

Volvo Cars to source steel made from hydrogen-reduced iron from SSAB’s HYBRIT pilot plant in Luleå, Sweden

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 16-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — SSAB (STO: SSAB-A), a Nordic and US-based steel company, has announced it is partnering with Volvo Cars, a Swedish luxury automobile brand, to jointly explore the development of fossil-free, high-quality steel for use … Read the full press release

Equinor aims at reducing net carbon intensity with 20% by 2030 and 40% by 2035

(PRESS RELEASE) STAVANGER, 15-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Equinor ASA (OSE:EQNR, NYSE:EQNR), an oil, gas, wind and solar energy active in more than 30 markets globally, has announced its strategy to accelerate the company’s transition while growing cash flow and returns. … Read the full press release

Vattenfall Radio Fossil Freedom starts broadcasting from InCharge public charging stations in Stockholm

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 11-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Vattenfall, a European energy company with a mission to enable fossil free living within one generation, has announced the sequel of its “Museum of Fossil Fuels” the “Radio Fossil Freedom”, listen to future … Read the full press release

Yara EVP Communications & Procurement Pablo Barrera takes the role of Executive Director of social venture IMAGINE

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 10-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Yara (OTCMKTS: YARIY), global crop nutrition leader, has announced that its EVP Communications & Procurement Pablo Barrera will assume the role of Executive Director of social venture IMAGINE. At IMAGINE Food Collective he … Read the full press release

Polish Green Building Council and EBRD publish new report on ambitious roadmap to decarbonise Poland’s construction sector by 2050

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 9-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — New study published today by the Polish Green Building Council (PLGBC) in cooperation with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) outlines how buildings play a crucial role in Poland’s effort to … Read the full press release

BAE Systems sets up two new Community Clean Up Hubs in support of Keep Scotland Beautiful’s Upstream Battle campaign

(PRESS RELEASE) FARNBOROUGH, 8-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Shipbuilder, BAE Systems marks World Oceans Day by partnering with Environmental charity, Keep Scotland Beautiful. As part of the partnership, BAE Systems signs up to support Upstream Battle®, the charity’s award-winning campaign to … Read the full press release

“Responsible Lithium Partnership” established to improve natural resource management in Chile

Volkswagen Group, BASF, Daimler AG, and Fairphone fund the initiative at its inception GIZ to initiate a participatory process, inviting all relevant actors in the Salar de Atacama to work on a joint action plan Focus on protection of the … Read the full press release