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Eni and Snam to create 20 new CNG refuelling stations for vehicles in Italy

Eni’s aim is to further strengthen its sustainable mobility offering with this initiative. ROME/ MILAN, 14-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Eni and Snam, through its subsidiary Snam4Mobility, have signed a second contract implementing the framework agreement signed in May 2017, aimed … Read the full press release

New five-year marine research programme aims to provide data, models and technology to help understand the impacts on the Atlantic Ocean environment

A new £22 million research programme will investigate the impacts of climate change and human activities on the Atlantic Ocean, from the surface to the deep seabed. SWINDON, 09-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Commissioned by NERC, the new five-year marine research programme, … Read the full press release

Dr. Christian Vollmer of SEAT: the duo trailer has the capacity to reduce by 50% the number of trucks on the road

It measures over 30 metres long and reduces CO2 emissions by 20% per road journey The duo trailer leads to a logistics cost savings of 25% and should reduce the level of road accidents The truck was tested on the journey … Read the full press release

Hokkaido’s Ussuri brown bears transported with utmost care by DHL Global Forwarding during their 9,000km journey to the UK’s Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Four bears have safely migrated to their new sanctuary in the United Kingdom’s Yorkshire Wildlife Park. Group of four bears on a journey to their new home 9,000 km away Variety of temperature-control measures, including 10°C trucks, kept the bears … Read the full press release

Lower-carbon future: Lloyds Banking Group will no longer finance new coal-fired power stations or thermal coal mines

Lloyds Banking Group will not fund new coal-fired power stations or thermal coal mines The Bank will not bank new clients where most of their revenue is  derived from coal-fired power stations or thermal coal mines LONDON, 07-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

SEAT and Grupo Sesé carried out a pilot test of the largest and most efficient freight delivery truck now driving on motorways in Europe

It measures over 30 metres long and reduces CO2 emissions by 20% per road journey The duo trailer leads to a logistics cost savings of 25% and should reduce the level of road accidents The truck was tested on the … Read the full press release

Daimler AG joins the Responsible Cobalt Initiative, the Responsible Mineral Initiative, the Responsible Steel Initiative and the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative

Daimler increases transparency in the raw material supply chain by joining the Responsible Cobalt Initiative, the Responsible Mineral Initiative, the Responsible Steel Initiative and the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative. Renata Jungo Brüngger, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG … Read the full press release

Europe’s largest battery and H/EV event moves to manufacturing hub for e-mobility

3rd annual event to take place in Stuttgart, Germany, home to Mercedes-Benz and Porsche 200+ exhibitors already signed up for the event in the region known as ‘birthplace of the car’ More than 8,000 international attendees anticipated in 2019 (7 … Read the full press release

Borealis implements the international energy management standard ISO 50001 with the help of DNV GL

VIENNA 02-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Borealis, a leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilisers, has implemented the international energy management standard ISO 50001, with the help of DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of … Read the full press release

UK and India scientists and businesses to tackle the reduction and repurposing of industrial waste, and improve and increase pulse and oilseed crop productivity

SWINDON, 01-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Scientists and businesses from the UK and India are joining forces to combat global challenges through two new collaborative research and development programmes. The two programmes, worth over £15 million, aim to tackle the reduction and … Read the full press release

Societe Generale: The new 87 MW Beryl Solar Farm will offset the entire operational needs of clean energy for the new Sydney Metro Northwest railway

PARIS, 27-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Beryl Solar Farm helps deliver Sydney’s new fully automated train services in 2019 The recent financial close of an 87 megawatts (MW) Beryl Solar Farm project in New South Wales (NSW), Australia, will help deliver power to … Read the full press release

ENGIE acquires 13% minority stake in HomeBiogas, an Israeli startup pioneering the field of household biogas solutions

This investment will boost the development of HomeBiogas’ easy-to-install B2C biogas systems in both Europe and emerging countries and contribute to the global development of green gas and access to low-carbon and reliable energy. La Défense, France, 26-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

The winners of the 11th edition of the Eni Award: Omar M. Yaghi, Zhong Lin Wang, Sang Yup Lee, Emerance Jessica Claire D’Assise Goma-Tchimbakala, Michele De Bastiani and Gianluca Longoni

The award ceremony will take place at the Palazzo del Quirinale on October 22nd in the presence of the President of the Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella. ROME, 24-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Eni has announced the winners of the 11th edition of the … Read the full press release

Symrise earns its third nomination for the German Sustainability Award

Third nomination following first place in 2012 and final round in 2016 Jury honors systematic integration of forward-looking sustainability elements Holzminden, Germany, 20-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Having already received the award in 2012 and made it into the final round … Read the full press release

Neste explores ways to introduce liquefied waste plastic as a future raw material for fossil refining

ESPOO, 18-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Neste, the world’s leading producer of renewable diesel, is now exploring ways to introduce liquefied waste plastic as a future raw material for fossil refining. The aim of the development project is to proceed to industrial … Read the full press release

Jan De Nul launches its second ultra-low emission Trailing Suction Hopper Dredgers Diogo Cão in China

Clean air thanks to on-board exhaust filtering technique LUXEMBOURG, 17-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The 3,500 m³ Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger Diogo Cão was launched last Saturday at the Keppel Nantong shipyard in China, a subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine. This green … Read the full press release

ENGIE and Nexity to develop future eco-campus in a wooded urban site near Paris

La Défense, France, 16-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — ENGIE and Nexity have concluded a financial and technological partnership to acquire and transform together into an exemplary eco-district, a 9-hectares plot of industrial land at La Garenne-Colombes, in the Hauts-de-Seine department (92). This … Read the full press release

DNV GL accredited by the Alliance for Water Stewardship to issue water management certificates

DNV GL has been accredited by the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) to issue certificates proving compliance with the AWS international standard for water management. OSLO, 16-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The accreditation enables DNV GL to certify companies globally. Antonio … Read the full press release

Successful launch of a new packaging solution produced entirely with post-consumer recycled (PCR) material

Packaging solution made of 100% plastic recyclate delivers circular economy proof point VIENNA, 02-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Borealis, a leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers, announces the successful launch of a new … Read the full press release

Hydro to industrialize world’s most climate and energy efficient aluminium electrolysis technology at the Karmøy technology pilot

All 60 electrolysis cells are now in operation at the Karmøy technology pilot, where Hydro aims to industrialize the world’s most climate and energy efficient aluminium electrolysis technology. OSLO, 29-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — “Our aim is to be the global … Read the full press release

FMO: Climate Investor One reaches third close at USD 535 million

Climate Investor One has reached third close at USD 535 million. This innovative blended finance facility provides funding for renewable energy projects in the wind, solar and run-of-river hydro sectors in developing countries . THE HAGUE, 25-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Climate Investor One seeks … Read the full press release

Deutsche Telekom installs smart beehives at its headquarters in Bonn

Deutsche Telekom gives bees a connected home IoT and sensors help prevent bee deaths Digitalization makes an important contribution to ensuring the survival of the species BONN, 22-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Deutsche Telekom now has its first two smart beehives … Read the full press release

ENGIE to reduce its global coal-fired generation installed capacity by 14% with the disposal of its 69.1% interest in Glow

La Défense, France, 20-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — On June 20, ENGIE signed a share purchase agreement with Global Power Synergy Public Company Ltd. (GPSC) for the sale of its 69.1% interest in Glow, an independent power producer listed on the Stock … Read the full press release

40 miljoen liter verdwijnt onnodig in het europese millieu | Stem op Cleanprotec | Dave Bebelaar award 2018

UTRECHT, Nederland, 15-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Autolakken zijn door milieu eisen steeds minder bestand tegen invloeden van buitenaf. Veel gebruikte autoverzorgingsproducten hebben slechts een korte werking en daardoor komt er minimal zo’n 40 miljoen liter poetsmiddel in het europese milieu … Read the full press release

WWF, Instituto Terra and KfW support reforestation in Brazil with photography and panel discussion at the Museum of Natural History in Berlin

Joint press release by KfW and WWF Photography and panel discussion: Sebastião Salgado’s commitment to reforestation in Brazil – new approaches to sharing knowledge KfW and WWF support Brazil in the reforestation of 12 million hectares Key contribution to climate … Read the full press release

Pöyry Environment President Mari Puoskari to leave the company; Kaisa Vähänen appointed acting director of the Environment Business Unit

VANTAA, 13-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Mari Puoskari, President of Pöyry Environment, has left Pöyry and is moving to new challenges outside the company. She joined Pöyry in February 2017. “I want to thank Mari for her active and energetic take on … Read the full press release

U.K. home delivery business Milk & More orders 200 electric vehicles from Deutsche Post subsidiary StreetScooter

Milk deliveries are set to become quieter and more environmentally friendly BONN/LONDON, 28-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — What do the British milkman and the German mail carrier have in common? Answer: Both are an institution in their respective countries, and both … Read the full press release

The EBRD is the first multilateral development bank to become a TCFD supporter

Ahead of landmark conference on TCFD guidance, Bank announces commitment to climate-related financial disclosures The EBRD commits to launching climate-related financial disclosure during 2018 The Bank’s Sustainability Report outlines a clear approach for transparency on climate risks LONDON, 24-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The … Read the full press release

Veolia and Suez awarded contract to design, build and operate the Gandharbpur drinking water treatment plant in Dhaka, Bangladesh

The Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (WASA), the authority in charge of drinking water and wastewater management for the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, has chosen Veolia, together with Suez, for the design, build and operate contract for the Gandharbpur drinking … Read the full press release

Saint-Gobain announces the 14th MultiComfort House Students Contest winners

Courbevoie, France, 16-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Saint-Gobain presented the awards for the international final of its 14th MultiComfort House Students Contest following the competition held in Dubai (United Arab Emirates) chaired by Pierre-André de Chalendar, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of … Read the full press release