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Environment Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

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

ENGIE recognized for its climate actions by Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) with A score based on its 2018 disclosure

LA DÉFENSE, France, 30-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — ENGIE’s CDP disclosure for 2018 has been recognized by the environmental impact non-profit organization Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). ENGIE has been given an “A” score by CDP, which is the highest in the CDP Climate Change Assessment. This is the third … Read the full press release

Elli.eco’s first product called Volkswagen Naturstrom® is now available across Germany: 100 percent CO2-free electricity from wind, solar or hydroelectric power

WOLFSBURG, 30-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Elli, which stands for Electric life, is a newly established company (2018) part of Volkswagen Group that aims to be the first provider on the market to offer a seamless energy and charging experience for electric car … Read the full press release

New retail station in Jinan city, Shandong, China for BP marks the start of its plan to add 1,000 new sites across China

SHANDONG, China, 29-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — BP opens its first branded station in Shandong, China. The new store is opened through BP’s new joint venture partnership with Dongming Petrochemical. It is located in the Huaiyin district of Jinan city. BP plans to … Read the full press release

New reusable packaging innovations by Unilever will premiere on the waste-free shopping system Loop™

LONDON/ROTTERDAM/PARIS/NEW YORK, NY, USA, 25-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Unilever today (24/01/2019) unveiled reusable packaging innovations across nine of its brands, including four new product formats. The new products will be trialled on Loop™, a global, first-of-its-kind, waste-free shopping system announced today. … Read the full press release

The Delft University of Technology’s solar racing team will compete as “Vattenfall Solar Team” from 2019

STOCKHOLM, 23-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Vattenfall has signed a new four-year sponsorship deal with the solar racing team from Delft. Ever since competing in the World Solar Challenge for the first time in 2001, the Nuon Solar Team has been sponsored … Read the full press release

The oil and gas industry in 2019: Regulation topped the list of factors most likely to drive oil and gas companies to decarbonize their operations in 2019

Confidence in the outlook for the oil and gas sector more than doubles in two years – up from 32% to 76%. 70% of senior industry professionals expect to increase or maintain capital expenditure in 2019 A third (34%) expect … Read the full press release

Stora Enso 4Q and FY 2018 Financial Results: Webcast and press conference for media will take place at Stora Enso’s Head Office in Helsinki

HELSINKI, 18-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Stora Enso will publish its fourth quarter and full year 2018 Financial Results on Friday 1 February 2019 at approximately 09.30 Finnish time (08.30 CET). The following events will take place later that day: 1) Press … Read the full press release

New precipitation index developed to compare the risks that different cities face from extreme precipitation

DELFT, 17-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — TU Delft and consultancy firm HKV have developed a precipitation index in order to compare the risks that different cities face from extreme precipitation. The method has been applied to the Dutch provincial capitals. The Hague … Read the full press release

Borealis and SYSTEMIQ welcome Nestlé as new strategic partner of Project STOP, a new initiative to stop plastic waste leaking into the environment

VIENNA, 16-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Borealis and SYSTEMIQ, together with their partners from the Government of Norway, NOVA Chemicals, Borouge and Veolia, are pleased to welcome Nestlé as new strategic partner of Project STOP (Stop Ocean Plastics), a frontline initiative to prevent ocean … Read the full press release

Federal University of Campina Grande study concludes that Hydro Alunorte can safely produce at 100% of its capacity

OSLO, 16-Jan-2019— /EuropaWire/ — A study carried out by professors from the Federal University of Campina Grande, recognized as a specialist in the field of chemical engineering in Brazil, also concludes that Alunorte, from the point of view of water management, … Read the full press release

Sixteen European companies join forces to push forward the development of sustainable finance

PARIS, 15-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — One year after the Paris Green Bond Pledge, published to mark 2017 Climate Finance Day, sixteen European companies (EDF, EDP, ENEL, ENGIE, Ferrovie Dello Stato Italiane, Iberdrola, Icade, Ørsted, RATP, SNCF Réseau, Société du Grand Paris, … Read the full press release

Natixis to support low-carbon and climate resilient economy by joining the Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) Partners Program

Natixis has joined the Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) Partners Program to support investment towards a low-carbon and climate resilient economy. PARIS/LONDON, 14-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Natixis has joined the Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) Partners Program, an international network of financial actors … Read the full press release

ENGIE’s Rassembleurs d’Energies fund invested in 2 companies specialized in clean cooking and last mile distribution of solar appliances in rural India

La Défense, France, 11-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — During the last quarter 2018, ENGIE’s Rassembleurs d’Energies fund invested in 2 companies specialized respectively in clean cooking worldwide and in last mile distribution of solar appliances in rural India. Anne Chassagnette, CEO of … Read the full press release

Henkel to invest 5 million pounds in Circularity European Growth Fund I LP managed by Circularity Capital

Henkel invests into specialist circular economy fund DÜSSELDORF, 09-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Supporting Henkel’s progress in sustainability, the company closed the investment into Circularity European Growth Fund I LP, an impact fund managed by Circularity Capital. With the investment of … Read the full press release

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and TfL with new measures to reduce air pollution and congestion in central London

New measures to tackle congestion, reduce toxic emissions, improve air quality and protect health LONDON, 20-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Mayor and TfL have unveiled a package of measures to reduce air pollution and congestion in central London, with the aim … Read the full press release

CNH Industrial: First-ever natural-gas vehicles in Africa, produced by IVECO BUS welcomed with great enthusiasm by Abidjan’s population

The Ivory Coast’s Prime Minister, Amadou Gon Coulibaly, and the Transport Minister, Amadou Koné, officially handed the keys of the first Euro VI gas rapid transit Crealis buses to the CEO of the Abidjan Transport Company (SOTRA), Meité Bouaké. The … Read the full press release

Vattenfall ranked “Leader” by Sustainalyctis, an improvement from last year’s ranking – where the company was rated as “outperformer”

STOCKHOLM, 18-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — In parallel to being assessed for their financial and business performance, companies are to an increasing extent, also rated for their sustainability performance. The environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria is a set of standards … Read the full press release

ENGIE and Arval launch new green transport offer that aims to simplify access to electric vehicles

La Défense, France, 17-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — ENGIE, the global energy company and major player in charging infrastructure for electric vehicles, and Arval, the global specialist in corporate vehicle fleet leasing, have announced the launch of a new green transport offer … Read the full press release