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Lindner floor panels now FSC certified

(PRESS RELEASE) ARNSTORF, Germany, 25-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Europe’s leading manufacturer and contractor for the building envelope, interior fit-out and insulation Lindner announces that almost all of its raised and hollow floor panels have FSC certification now (License number FSC® … Read the full press release

CMA CGM, Hapag-Lloyd, MSC, Kuehne+Nagel to support yacht racing Team Malizia for Vendee Globe 2020

Raising awareness of climate neutrality in shipping and ocean health in a joint partnership with the yacht racing Team Malizia for Vendee Globe 2020 Major players in the logistics industry create CO2 transparency in ocean shipping (PRESS RELEASE) SCHINDELLEGI, 25-Nov-2020 … Read the full press release

McPhy to help accelerate the development of zero-carbon hydrogen solutions by joining the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance

(PRESS RELEASE) GRENOBLE, France, 25-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — McPhy announces that is has joined the “European Clean Hydrogen Alliance” #ECH2A. The signing of the Alliance confirms its commitment to deploy zero-carbon hydrogen on a large scale, fully investing to achieve … Read the full press release

Syngenta launches innovative new insect control technology that is kind to nature but hard on pests

Spiropidion is an innovative new technology that can be used to protect a wide array of crops from some of the most damaging, and difficult to control, sucking pests Spiropidion is safe to pollinators and beneficial insects, providing farmers with … Read the full press release

Vodafone Group CEO Nick Read: today we have pledged to become fully ‘net zero’ by 2040

(PRESS RELEASE) BERKSHIRE, 23-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Vodafone (LON: VOD), a British multinational leader in technology communications, has announced today that it committed to reducing the company’s total global carbon emissions to ‘net zero’ by 2040. In addition, the group … Read the full press release

Audi and the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology with chemical recycling pilot project to bring mixed plastic fractions back into resource-conserving circular system

Pilot project launched: chemical recycling is to enable a closed loop for plastics from automotive engineering Repurposing: recycled plastics waste is processed into pyrolysis oil, which can subsequently be used for new components Marco Philippi, Senior Director Procurement Strategy: “We … Read the full press release

Cebr’s study for FairFuel UK: forcing people to use electric vehicles would make car ownership unaffordable for the poorest

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 23-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR), one of the UK’s leading economics consultancies, has released its commentary on UK Gov’s green agenda which has started to emerge in a series of … Read the full press release

Barry Callebaut’s specialty nut brand La Morella Nuts expands globally to meet what the next generation of consumers around the world is looking for

Tapping into the growing consumer need for healthier indulgence and plant-based products La Morella Nuts announces global expansion after decades of experience in Mediterranean Nut Craft in Spain A global Center of Expertise for nuts is opened to offer a … Read the full press release

Novartis signs 10 year 78 MW renewable Virtual Power Purchase Agreement (VPPA) with Enel Green Power

The energy will be generated by the 179.9 MW TICO Wind Farm, located in the Spanish province of Zaragoza, Enel Green Power will be a “Green Enabler” for Novartis, supporting the company along its environmental sustainability journey (PRESS RELEASE) ROME, … Read the full press release

Electrolux partners with IBM to enable consumers make more sustainable everyday choices

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 18-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading global appliance company, Electrolux collaborates with IBM to provide real-time weather and environmental data to consumers in the Asia Pacific & Middle East and Africa (APAC and MEA) regions. These data will … Read the full press release

Unilever launches ambition to help people transition towards healthier diets and reduce environmental impact of global food chain

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON/ROTTERDAM, 18-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Multinational consumer goods company, Unilever announces new annual global sales target of €1 billion within the next five to seven years, from plant-based meat and dairy alternatives. The launch of The Vegetarian Butcher … Read the full press release

Capgemini Research Institute and right. based on science GmbH released their AI for climate action research

48% of organizations surveyed are using AI for climate action, resulting in reduced greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and improved power efficiency (PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 17-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Capgemini Research Institute, Capgemini’s in-house think tank, and right. based on science … Read the full press release

CNH Industrial once again is the leader in the Machinery and Electrical Equipment Industry Group in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), World and Europe

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 17-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — CNH Industrial (NYSE: CNHI /MI: CNHI),  a global leader in the capital goods sector with established industrial experience, a wide range of products and a worldwide presence, has announced that is has been … Read the full press release

NORMA Group’s COBRA clamps will be used in the irrigation system of Chalk Hill Wines’ 400-hectare vineyard in South Australia

(PRESS RELEASE) DANDENONG SOUTH, Australia, 17-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — NORMA Group SE (ETR: NOEJ), a German manufacturer of machine joining components, has announced it will provide thousands of its COBRA clamps for the irrigation system of a 400-hectare vineyard in … Read the full press release

Circular economy: Innovative AdiP technology by Covestro for MDI production

Significant savings of steam, electricity and therewith CO₂  Pilot plant inaugurated for industrial-scale application Development of new technology underlines innovation leadership (PRESS RELEASE) LEVERKUSEN, 16-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Covestro (ETR: 1COV), a German company leader in polymer materials, has announced … Read the full press release

Shipping industry’s first commercial use of biomethane at scale

(PRESS RELEASE) ROTTERDAM, 16-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Total (EPA: FP), a French multinational broad energy company, has announced the completion of the world’s largest Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunkering operation at the Port of Rotterdam. The CMA CGM Jacques Saadé, … Read the full press release

One of world’s fastest supercomputers will run on 100 percent fossil free hydro power from Vattenfall

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 16-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Vattenfall, a Swedish multinational power company owned by the Government of Sweden, has announced that LUMI, one of the fastest supercomputers in the world, will from next year run on 100 percent fossil … Read the full press release

Hydrogen for mobility: Alstom to help foster the development of hydrogen technologies in Spain

Hydrogen trains have proven their commercial viability. Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, Holland and Austria already have initiatives to incorporate hydrogen in mobility In Spain, there are 5,000 km of non-electrified tracks where diesel trains run (PRESS RELEASE) SAINT-OUEN, 12-Nov-2020 — … Read the full press release

BBVA releases its first TCFD report

(PRESS RELEASE) BILBAO, 10-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — BBVA (BME: BBVA), a Spanish multinational financial services company, has announced the release of its first report on the risks and opportunities associated with climate change according to the Task Force on Climate-related … Read the full press release

Hydro Volt pilot recycling plant for used electric car batteries receives support from Enova

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 10-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Hydro announces that its joint venture with Northvolt for planned pilot plant for recycling used electric car batteries from the Norwegian car market will receive more than 4 million EUR (NOK 43.5 million) … Read the full press release

Alfa Laval Test & Training Centre to start testing biofuels for the marine industry

(PRESS RELEASE) LUND, 9-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Alfa Laval announces that its 2800 m2 Test & Training Centre located in Aalborg, Denmark is ready to test biofuels. In coming years, the Alfa Laval Test & Training Centre will accumulate knowledge … Read the full press release

DNV GL reviewed 216 MW solar energy assets in Spain for Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ)

(PRESS RELEASE) MADRID, 9-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, has announced it performed a technical due diligence on an operational portfolio of 73 photovoltaic assets in Spain with a … Read the full press release

Circular economy: Ahlstrom-Munksjö becomes part of Circular Economy for Labels (CELAB) coalition

(PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 5-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Ahlstrom-Munksjö (HEL: AM1), a leading company active in the sustainable and innovative fiber solutions market, has announced it will join CELAB (Circular Economy for Labels), which is a global coalition recently established to … Read the full press release

Neste Renewable Hydrocarbons will soon be used in LG Chem’s manufacturing of polymers and chemicals

(PRESS RELEASE) ESPOO, 5-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Neste (HEL: NESTE), Finish oil refining and marketing company, has announced a strategic partnership with LG Chem, South Korea’s largest diversified petrochemicals company and a world’s leading manufacturer of lithium-ion batteries for energy … Read the full press release

Economic recovery: Massive €75 billion investment plan announced by Iberdrola

(PRESS RELEASE) BILBAO, 5-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Iberdrola (BME: IBE), a Spanish multinational electric utility company, has announced a historical €75 billion investment plan to 2025 as a firm commitment to economic recovery. The pledge represents the largest investment programme … Read the full press release

Reinventing the building industry: LafargeHolcim and Witteveen+Bos call on the world’s brightest students for the first 3D printing hackathon

The challenge: reinventing building design and methods of a 2-story residential building An online ideathon with the participation of world-class experts A final hackathon with live demonstrations in France in March 2021 Mentorship from leading experts, further collaboration and cash … Read the full press release

Hydro’s low-carbon aluminium and expertise selected for Arksen’s sustainable vessel project

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 4-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Hydro, aluminium and renewable energy company, has been selected by UK-based marine adventure company Arksen to provide low-carbon aluminium and aluminium expertise for its sustainable vessel design. The partnership with aluminium producer Hydro … Read the full press release

Empa / Aerial Robotics Lab: Smart drones equipped with sensors to boost the amount and precision of environmental and ecological data

(PRESS RELEASE) DÜBENDORF, 3-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Empa, the Swiss research institute for applied materials sciences and technology, and Imperial College London, a public research university with focus on excellence in science, engineering, medicine and business, have announced that they … Read the full press release

Hydrogen-based fuel-cell systems: Volvo Group acquires 50 percent in Daimler Truck Fuel Cell GmbH & Co. KG for approximately EUR 600 million

The new partnership will focus on hydrogen-based fuel-cell systems for use in heavy-duty trucks (PRESS RELEASE) STUTTGART/ GOTHENBURG, 2-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The Volvo Group (STO: VOLV-B), a Swedish multinational manufacturing company, and Daimler Truck AG, one of the world’s … Read the full press release

Enel leads the way in the fight against global warming by committing a drastic reduction in its emissions

The new 2030 target on direct greenhouse gas emission reductions compared to a 2017 base year has been certified in line with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), a global initiative validating corporate decarbonization strategies Enel is the first major, … Read the full press release