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Consortium aims at producing hydrogen from wind and solar power in Hamburg

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 22-Jan-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Vattenfall, a leading European energy company aiming at fossil free living within one generation, has announced it is part of a consortium together with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), Shell and municipal company Wärme … Read the full press release

Symrise Nutrition’s Diana Food recognized for its overall waste reduction strategy with Edie Sustainability Leaders Awards 2021 nomination

Recognition for excellent waste management throughout the business Long history in valorization of side streams and circular economy models Capturing of highly nutritious active plant ingredients (PRESS RELEASE) HOLZMINDEN, Germany, 22-Jan-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Diana Food, the leader in natural … Read the full press release

Siemens Gamesa to supply its most powerful onshore wind turbine to Alajoki-Peuralinna site in Finland

Siemens Gamesa to supply 14 SG 5.8-155 turbines optimized for the Alajoki-Peuralinna site in central Finland, with high towers for maximum wind production, with a total height reaching 240 meters. The deal strengthens partnership with wind power company Suomen Hyötytuuli … Read the full press release

E-VIA FLEX-E European project: Enel X and IP activate ultrafast charging facilities in Italy

(PRESS RELEASE) ROME, 15-Jan-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Enel X and IP announce that the first three HPC (High Power Charge) charging facilities of the E-VIA FLEX-E project in Italy are now operational. These ultrafast charging stations enable owners of electric … Read the full press release

Total and Iberdrola team up to develop competitive bid for Danish Thor offshore wind farm tender

(PRESS RELEASE) BILBAO, 14-Jan-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — One of the world’s largest wind power generators Iberdrola announces its partnership with global broad energy company and experienced offshore operator in the Danish North Sea, Total, to develop plans for an offshore … Read the full press release

Total and Engie: 5 innovations with no precedent for Europe in France’s largest renewable hydrogen production site

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 13-Jan-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Total (EPA: FP), French broad energy company with focus on fuels, natural gas and electricity, and Engie (EPA: ENGI), a French multinational electric utility company active in the electricity, natural gas and energy … Read the full press release

Rheinmetall to supply hydrogen recirculation blowers to Daimler Truck Fuel Cell

(PRESS RELEASE) DÜSSELDORF, 12-Jan-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — The Rheinmetall Group announces that via its subsidiary Pierburg GmbH of Neuss, Germany, the Group will supply hydrogen recirculation blowers to Daimler Truck Fuel Cell GmbH & Co. KG, the company which bundles … Read the full press release

Kuehne+Nagel launch first carbon neutral air freight lane with Air France KLM Cargo

Investing in the use of SAF for widespread adoption by the industry More sustainable transport routes and CO2 neutral services to follow as part of the Net Zero Carbon programme (PRESS RELEASE) SCHINDELLEGI, Switzerland, 12-Jan-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Global transport … Read the full press release

wpd selects Nordex wind turbines for its 188 MW wind farm project in Finland

(PRESS RELEASE) BREMEN, 11-Jan-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — wpd announces that it has selected which turbine type will be installed in the 188 MW project “Karhunnevankangas” in the western Finnish region of Österbotten. wpd relies on the proven partnership with the … Read the full press release

Vattenfall and Vattenfall Solar Team gear up for the World Solar Challenge 2021 in Australia

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 8-Jan-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Swedish multinational power company Vattenfall teams up with Vattenfall Solar Team again this year for the World Solar Challenge. In October, the team aims to win the Australian world championship again. This will … Read the full press release

FrieslandCampina increases recycled content of its PET bottles to 100%

(PRESS RELEASE) AMERSFOORT, Netherlands, 7-Jan-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Dutch multinational dairy cooperative FrieslandCampina announces that it will be making PET bottles from 100% recycled PET (rPET) as from February 2021. Due to the fact that PET bottle can only be … Read the full press release

M&S formally supports Call to Action on human rights abuses to help drive meaningful change in the Uyghur Region

Additionally, the retailer remains committed to offering customers 100% sustainably sourced cotton (PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 6-Jan-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — British multinational retailer M&S announces that it has signed the Call to Action on human rights abuses: Brand Commitment to Exit … Read the full press release

Firebolt Group Joins Top 1% of Companies Recognized for Sustainability Efforts

The Company Earned The Pretigious EcoVadis Platinum Rating (PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 5-Jan-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Firebolt Group, an innovative software, and hardware marketing solutions company for leading global brands, earned the prestigious Platinum EcoVadis Medal. The platinum medal is the … Read the full press release

SUEZ and FERMENTALG to address growing climate emergency through innovative solutions based on biomimicry for the capture and recovery of CO2 in bioproducts

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 5-Jan-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — SUEZ and FERMENTALG, a key French player and expert in the research and bio industrial exploitation of micro-algae, strengthen their cooperation following a five-year partnership, and to address the growing climate emergency through … Read the full press release

Electriq Global and GVG Oil Trade B.V. to partner in fuelling Passenger Canal Boats with Electriq Fuel

Electriq Global and GVG Oil Trade B.V. to partner in fuelling Passenger Canal Boats with Electriq Fuel

The parties will collaborate in enabling zero-emissions electrified canal boats to be powered with Electriq Global’s Hydrogen-Rich Fuel in compliance with the Amsterdam municipality zero-emission requirements (PRESS RELEASE) AMSTERDAM, 4-Jan-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Electriq Global, a provider of Hydrogen-Rich, Zero-Emissions … Read the full press release

Thomas Ulbrich, Volkswagen: We need significantly more charging points in Germany and Europe if electric vehicles are to establish themselves quickly

Over 1,200 charging points already in operation at German sites Some 750 new charging points to be installed in 2021, including the first High Power Charging stations with up to 300 kW power Thomas Ulbrich: “We need significantly more charging … Read the full press release

Eni to cooperate with Chinese energy players aimed at facilitating joint initiatives across the entire energy value chain

(PRESS RELEASE) ROME, 30-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Eni (BIT: ENI), a global energy player rapidly becoming a leader in the production and sale of decarbonized products, has announced the signing of a major Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on energy cooperation … Read the full press release

EBRD supports Albania’s plans to launch its first wind power plants tender

First wind power plants tender in Albania to be launched EBRD and Swiss SECO support preparation of groundbreaking move Albania to diversify energy supply, attract investment and increase resilience to climate change (PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 29-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — European … Read the full press release

DNV GL assessed the operational portfolio of independent renewable power producer T-Solar in Spain and Italy as part of the company’s preparation for potential investors

DNV GL’s vendors due diligence evaluated the operational portfolio of T-Solar in Spain and Italy with a total of forty-five existing photovoltaic projects totalling 173.8 MW of installed capacity and 1,287 MW of installed capacity in pipeline projects Due Diligence … Read the full press release

Brazilian renewable energy platform Essentia Energia places record order for Siemens Gamesa 5.X platform

São Vitor Wind Farm is expected to be commissioned by the end of 2022 and will consist of 75 SG 5.8-170 turbines, boasting one of the largest rotors on the onshore market Deal is largest ever for the Siemens Gamesa … Read the full press release

Enel Green Power strengthens position as the leading renewable Independent Power Producer (IPP) in South Africa with operational commencement of Nxuba wind farm

(PRESS RELEASE) ROME/ JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 22-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The Enel Group’s South African renewable energy subsidiary Enel Green Power RSA (EGP RSA) announces that its 140 MW Nxuba wind farm in the Eastern Cape province has successfully reached … Read the full press release

DHL Express to use Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel at its San Francisco International Airport operations

(PRESS RELEASE) ESPOO, 21-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Neste announces that it has signed an agreement with DHL Express, the express service arm of Deutsche Post DHL Group, world’s leading mail and logistics company, for the supply of sustainable aviation fuel … Read the full press release

Electriq Global will launch its Zero Emissions, Hydrogen-Rich Fuel in the Netherlands by powering passenger canal boats with an Electriq PowerPack in compliance with the Amsterdam municipality requirement that all passenger vessels will be emission-free from 2025

Electriq Fuel Demonstrator Canal Boat

To comply with the Amsterdam municipality requirements, all passenger vessels sailing the Amsterdam canals are required to be emission-free as of 2025. Electriq and Boot10 pave the path to compliance (PRESS RELEASE) AMSTERDAM, 21-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Electriq Global, a … Read the full press release

Fortum Group new biodiversity targets: at least 12 voluntary measures enhancing biodiversity to be implemented in 2021

(PRESS RELEASE) ESPOO, 18-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Energy company Fortum announces new biodiversity targets for its entire Group, including Uniper. Fortum commits to implementing more than 12 major voluntary measures that enhance biodiversity in 2021. The biodiversity target was announced … Read the full press release

Spanish team wins the Farming by Satellite Prize 2020

Spanish team wins the Farming by Satellite Prize 2020

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 17-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The winners of the Farming by Satellite Prize 2020 were announced at the virtual Farming by Satellite Prize 2020 Awards Ceremony on Monday 30th November. The Prize promotes the use of Galileo, the … Read the full press release

Infineon again listed in Dow Jones Sustainability Indices, World and Europe

(PRESS RELEASE) MUNICH, 16-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — German semiconductor manufacturer, Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) is ranked among the top of the world’s most sustainable companies for the 11th time in a row following the announcement of … Read the full press release

HeidelbergCement’s ambitious Brevik carbon capture and storage (CCS) project gets green light from the Norwegian parliament

(PRESS RELEASE) HEIDELBERG, 15-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — HeidelbergCement announces that its investment in a full-scale carbon capture facility in its Norcem plant in Brevik, Norway has received the approval from the Norwegian parliament. HeidelbergCement aims to capture of 400,000 tonnes … Read the full press release

Commissioning of new waste-to-energy recovery plant lowers Borealis’ CO2 emissions by 20% at its Beringen operations

New state-of-the-art power station transforms non-recyclable waste from local households into electricity and steam Successful first deliveries of steam and electricity to Borealis Beringen operations Borealis moves one step closer to sourcing 50% of its total electricity consumption in operations … Read the full press release

Vattenfall’s construction plans for Vesterhav Syd and Nord offshore wind farm projects gets approval from The Danish Energy Agency

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 14-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Vattendall announces that it has received permission for the construction work on the offshore wind farms Vesterhav Syd and Nord from the Danish Energy Agency. The Danish Energy Agency’s decision constitutes a stamp … Read the full press release

BMT delivers Ireland’s largest and most environmentally friendly domestic passenger ferry

(PRESS RELEASE) TEDDINGTON, UK, 14-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — BMT‘s latest passenger ferry design, Saoirse Na Farraige has joined Aran Island Ferries’ fleet following its successful sea trials. The Saoirse Na Farraige is a 40 metres medium speed monohull ferry built … Read the full press release