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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

David Clark, Lloyd’s Register’s newly appointed global energy director, to lead LR’s energy business transformation

LONDON, 12-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Lloyd’s Register‘s newly appointed global energy director David Clark to lead the transformation of the energy business of Lloyd’s Register (LR). The company is planning to reposition the professional services portfolio for growth through the … Read the full press release

Knut Johan Steneng, Bulkship Management AS: Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 was clearly the best solution for our needs

LUND, 12-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 will be used by Bulkship Management AS for compliance in ballast water treatment. The fleet agreement includes 30 PureBallast 3 Compact Flex systems, as well as commissioning and training. Under the … Read the full press release

Laxaskogen wind farm completed on schedule: 25.2 megawatts installed

CUXHAVEN, 28-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Project developer PNE AG has just completed the Swedish wind energy project Laxaskogen. The wind farm in Sweden has been developed by PNE on behalf of the owner and sold in 2017 to the German … Read the full press release

Global demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG) to reach 384 million tonnes in 2020 – Shell LNG Outlook 2019

THE HAGUE, 25-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — According to Shell’s LNG Outlook for 2019 the global demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG) will reach 384 million tonnes by 2020. The use of LNG in 2018 around the world has also grown by 27 million tonnes … Read the full press release

Total to increase the supply of recycled polypropylene for automotive applications with Synova’s acquisition 

PARIS, 18-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Synova, based in France and leader in manufacturing high-performance recycled polypropylene for the automotive sector, has been acquired by Total. The deal’s amount has not been disclosed. Following the acquisition, Total’s polymers know-how will be combined with Synova’s recycling … Read the full press release

Jaguar Land Rover adds 3.0-litre straight six cylinder petrol engine to its Ingenium engine family; debuts on the Range Rover Sport

COVENTRY, 13-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Jaguar Land Rover has just announced that it is expanding its Ingenium engine family with the addition of a new 3.0-litre straight six cylinder petrol engine available in 360PS and 400PS versions with a torque capable of … Read the full press release

Roland Berger study sees pan-European growth in the demand for energy efficiency services; market expected to double in size by 2025

MUNICH, 13-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — New study by Roland Berger, released on 13 February, looks into the market for energy efficiency services across Europe. According to the research paper the key findings are 1) the market is expected to grow to EUR … Read the full press release

Futuristic urban streetwear featuring smart textiles made with BASF’s Freeflex and Haptex advanced materials at New York Fashion Week

NEW YORK, 11-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Fashion label Seven Crash to redefine itself as an innovative brand pushing the boundaries on futuristic workwear and fashion streetwear at New York Fashion Week by experimenting with different fashion styles and cultures through the use of … Read the full press release

Hagland Shipping AS to have its general cargo vessel ‘Hagland Captain’ retrofitted with Wärtsilä’s hybrid propulsion solution

HELSINKI, 8-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Shipping company Hagland Shipping AS to order hybrid retrofit installation from Wärtsilä for its general cargo vessel ‘Hagland Captain’. The agreement between the two companies has been signed in December 2018 and the project will be first of its kind ever … Read the full press release

Offshore wind energy in Europe as of 2019: 105 wind farms across 11 countries with a total capacity of 18.5 GW

BRUSSELS, 7-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — According to new data made public by WindEurope, the size and scale of offshore wind continues to rise in Europe. As of February 2019, Europe already has 105 offshore wind farms across 11 countries with a total capacity … Read the full press release

Audi Environmental Foundation presents the 8th Sustainable Resource Management (SRM) Award

INGOLSTADT, 6-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The Audi Environmental Foundation recognised two master’s theses in the Sustainable Resource Management course of study. The 8th SRM Award went to Julia Möbius and Sebastian Heinz of Technical University of Munich. Each of the winners received 1,500 euros prize money. Julia … Read the full press release

Eni acquires what would be the largest photovoltaic farm in the Northern Territory

MILAN, 5-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Eni, through its subsidiary in Australia Eni Australia Limited, has just completed the acquisition a solar project in the Northern Territory of Australia. The project is construction-ready and includes the installation of 33.7 MWp (Mega Watt peak) of ground-mounted PV panels and … Read the full press release

Destatis: Prices for raw wood 7.4% lower in November 2018 vs the same month last year

WIESBADEN, 1-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — 53.5 million cubic meters of wood were logged in Germany during 2017 as reported by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis). Around three quarters of the logging that took place in Germany during 2017 came from coniferous trees. … Read the full press release