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Deutsche Bank part of major initiative aimed at creating a common basis for sustainability to be accepted by capital markets

The initiative aims at transforming the way companies are valued FRANKFURT AM MAIN, 22-Aug-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Deutsche Bank has announced it is joining the value balancing alliance e.V.. Established as a non-profit organization the alliance was founded in 2019 … Read the full press release

MYTILINEOS subsidiary METKA EGN signs EPC and O&M contract for new solar plant in Chile

ATHENS, 12-Aug-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — METKA EGN signed a contract with Atacama Solar S.A. to undertake the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) and operation and maintenance (O&M) services for two years of the Atacama Solar II 170,65MWp PV project located … Read the full press release

Jotun chosen to optimize hull performance and help shipowner Wallenius Wilhelmsen meet its environmental objectives

SANDEFJORD, Norway, 8-Aug-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Jotun to provide its Hull Performance Solutions (HPS) anti-fouling coating system across 42 vessels in Wallenius Wilhelmsen‘s advanced RoRo fleet. HPS accurately measures hull performance with the combination of premium SeaQuantum X200 antifouling with … Read the full press release

PNE and its partners reduce light emissions from obstruction lighting of wind power turbines with new detection system

CUXHAVEN, 7-Aug-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — PNE AG and its partners has successfully developed a ready-to-use system for “on-demand night-time marking” (BNK) of wind power turbines for a wind farm comprising different turbine types. The system can now be put into … Read the full press release

Ivory Coast’s largest city Abidjan expands its IVECO BUS fleet to 750 city buses

Ivory Coast's largest city Abidjan expands its IVECO BUS fleet to 750 city buses

New Abidjan order includes 250 more buses from IVECO BUS, including natural gas power solutions PARIS, 25-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Ivory Coast’s largest city Abidjan to order 200 Crossway Low Entry (LE) and 50 Crealis Natural Power (NP) 18-meter buses … Read the full press release

LafargeHolcim commits to further improving carbon-efficiency of its cements with Project CO₂MENT in Canada

JONA, Switzerland, 25-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — LafargeHolcim launches CO₂MENT project in Canada, increasing its efforts to further improve the carbon-efficiency of its cements. The company’s objective is to build the world’s first full-cycle solution to capture and reuse CO2 from … Read the full press release

Fast food industry can now be more sustainable with Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s new paraffin wax free food packaging papers

Fast food industry can now be more sustainable with Ahlstrom-Munksjö's new paraffin wax free food packaging papers

HELSINKI, 18-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The quick service restaurant industry can now make a use of a new fiber-based solution that will help them meet the demanding sustainability needs of the food market. It is Ahlstrom-Munksjö‘s newly launched ParaFree™ Wax … Read the full press release

Electromobility breakthrough: ZF’s new electric 2-speed e-drive solution for the best possible range from each battery charge

Electromobility breakthrough: ZF's new electric 2-speed e-drive solution for the best possible range from each battery charge

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, 16-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — ZF announced the world premiere of its first 2-speed e-drive system meant for passenger cars. The system integrates an advanced electric motor with a shift element and appropriate power electronics.  Extended driving range for each … Read the full press release

Wärtsilä to supply second dredger to Damen Shipyards that will be one of the most environmentally sustainable ships of its type in service

HELSINKI, 15-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Wärtsilä again selected by Damen Shipyards Group to provide the main propulsion solutions for a large Marine Aggregate Dredger (MAD). The dredger is being built for Hanson Aggregates. The order was signed with Wärtsilä in … Read the full press release

Total and IFPEN to accelerate the deployment of CCUS technologies, key solution for cutting CO2 emissions

COURBEVOIE, France, 9-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — IFP Energies Nouvelles (IFPEN) and Total sign strategic R&D partnership. The €40 million partnership covers a period of five years includes an agreement to endow a chair at the IFP School, on carbon capture, … Read the full press release

Smart marine initiative unveils 62,000 dwt Ultramax Bulk Carrier design that meets the ambitious IMO’s GHG reduction targets

The new Ultramax Bulk Carrier design meets the IMO 2030 environmental targets

Joint development project by Wärtsilä, Oshima & DNV GL comes up with Bulk Carrier design meeting the IMO 2030 environmental targets HELSINKI, 3-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The next-generation 62,000 dwt Ultramax Bulk Carrier design that meets the International Maritime Organization … Read the full press release

Sustainability award for SEAT in recognition of its commitment to natural gas as an alternative fuel for sustainable mobility

Sustainability award for SEAT in recognition of its commitment to natural gas as an alternative fuel for sustainable mobility

MADRID, 27-Jun-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — SEAT has been recognised for its commitment to natural gas as an alternative fuel by the Sedigas, the Spanish Gas Association. The recognition is in the form of the “Energy and Sustainability” award, which was … Read the full press release

Ørsted and Vattenfall laid out 33 kV 8 km cable for back up electricity between Horns Rev 2 and Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farms in the North Sea

Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm

STOCKHOLM, 19-Jun-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Offshore wind farms Horns Rev 2 and Horns Rev 3, owned by Ørsted and Vattenfall, have just connected to each other with a new eight-kilometre long cable. The cable connection is meant to supply each … Read the full press release

Eni and Synhelion to develop new technology in methanol production using renewable energy

MILAN, 14-Jun-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Eni and Synhelion partner on the development of a new technology for methanol production from carbon dioxide (CO2), water and methane. The process requires high temperatures achieved by harnessing solar energy. The new technology using … Read the full press release

Scania’s 2030 vision for urban transportation: NXT concept vehicle

SÖDERTÄLJE, Sweden, 12-Jun-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Scania has just unveiled self-driving battery electric urban concept vehicle called NXT. The concept vehicle has been designed with flexibility in mind – it can shift from transporting commuters to and from work in … Read the full press release

SEAT’s first electric car called Mii to debut in Oslo, Europe’s EVs capital

SEAT's first electric car called Mii to debut in Oslo, Europe's EVs capital

The SEAT on Tour roadshow will visit Oslo, Liverpool, Frankfurt, Paris and Milan OSLO, 4-Jun-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — SEAT will debut its first ever electric car, Mii electric, in Oslo as part of its inaugural ‘SEAT on Tour’ roadshow. During … Read the full press release

Microsoft partners with Vattenfall to power the future datacenters in Sweden with 100 percent renewable energy

STOCKHOLM, 30-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Vattenfall and Microsoft team up to power new Swedish datacenter locations with renewable energy that will reduce overall carbon footprint from the new datacenters. Microsoft’s future datacenters in Gävle and Sandviken, north of Stockholm will … Read the full press release

ÅF Pöyry to support the modernisation of Metsä Fibre’s bioproduct mill and sawmill in Finland

VANTAA, 28-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Metsä Fibre awards pre-engineering assignment to ÅF Pöyry for new bioproduct mill, Kemi. The ongoing pre-engineering project target is to create conditions for building a bioproduct mill with an annual production capacity of approximately 1.5 … Read the full press release

Agritech: Inmarsat, ApisProtect to deploy IoT to connect apiaries around the world

Inmarsat delivers highly reliable hybrid satellite/cellular and LoRaWAN technologies to ensure that ApisProtect can provide services to beekeepers no matter how remote their location is Severe food shortages can occur across the world without a healthy bee population LONDON, 20-May-2019 … Read the full press release

Bus passengers in Finland will have a chance to reduce the carbon footprint of their bus trips with new Green Travel service

ESPOO, 15-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Bus operator Savonlinja is partnering with Neste to introduce lower-emission traveling solution to its customers. Starting from mid-May 2019, the bus service will include a Green Travel surcharge on the normal bus ticket price, which … Read the full press release

Neste MY Renewable Jet Fuel recognised for its contribution in reducing black carbon emissions

ESPOO, 8-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Neste MY Renewable Jet Fuel has won an award for its contribution in reducing black carbon emissions. The competition has five categories, and Neste won in the category for solutions reducing black carbon emissions. It … Read the full press release

Biodiversity Report Is Urgent Call to Action Beyond Fixes; Geneva Global Initiative Calls on World Community to Focus on Concrete Actions

GENEVA, 6-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The UN IPBES’ 2019 Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services is another one in a long line of warnings about the state of our planet. It should be clear that we face multiple … Read the full press release

Valio and Gasum partnership will recycle farm manure into biogas to reduce milk’s carbon footprint 

Milk’s carbon footprint could be reduced by up to 50 percent Potential reduction of the usage of fossil fuels as well as methane emissions HELSINKI, 3-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Food producer Valio and energy company Gasum have just announced they … Read the full press release

Natixis to issue green structured note in Groupe Gan Vie life insurance policies aimed at supporting the fight against climate change

PARIS, 29-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Natixis and Groupama Group‘s subsidiary Groupama Gan Vie will launch the first green structured note aimed at supporting the energy transition. The innovative unit-linked insurance product will be issued by Natixis (Issuer: Natixis S.A. [Standard … Read the full press release

VINCI Construction Grands Projets led consortium wins €200 million worth contract for a wastewater treatment plant in Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City

PARIS, 29-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — VINCI Construction Grands Projets (50% share and lead contractor) and Acciona Agua S.A. (50%) consortium won contract for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of phase 1 for the Nhieu Loc-Thi Nghe wastewater treatment plant … Read the full press release

Ahlstrom-Munksjö tackles emerging initiatives to phase out single-use plastic straws

HELSINKI, 25-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Ahlstrom-Munksjö makes possible for the food industry to provide consumers an alternative to single-use plastic straws with the launch of its new fiber-based solution for drinking paper straws, CelluStraw™. Ahlstrom-Munksjö provides solutions that make the … Read the full press release

Borealis welcomes Schwarz Gruppe as new partner in Project STOP

VIENNA, 10-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The Schwarz Retail Group (SRG) (Lidl, Kaufland, PreZero) joins Project STOP as a technical partner. SRG is doing its part in eliminating plastic waste which is a global problem and represents a threat for many … Read the full press release

Neste on climate change discussion in Finland: transport-related emissions must be reduced immediately

ESPOO, 9-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Neste calls on the next government in Finland to set more ambitious targets for emission reductions for the next four years. Neste believes that transport-related emissions must be reduced immediately and for the purpose both … Read the full press release

Italian National Research Council (CNR) and Eni to establish four linked research centres in southern Italy

LECCE, 25-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The Italian National Research Council (CNR) (The Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche) and Eni have just signed a Joint Research Agreement (JRA) with the aim at setting up four linked research centres in southern Italy. The … Read the full press release

FrancoChinese cooperation leads to EUR 250 million water management and waste recovery contracts for SUEZ NWS in Greater Bay area, China

PARIS, 22-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — SUEZ NWS has announced it just signed three contracts for water management and waste recovery projects in the Greater Bay area in China. The value of the contracts is estimated to be in the 250 … Read the full press release