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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

United Arab Emirates orders two more GlobalEye advanced airborne surveillance systems from Saab

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 4-Jan-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Saab announces that its GlobalEye program has received a follow on contract from the United Arab Emirates. The order is worth more than 800 million EUR (USD 1.018 billion) which includes two GlobalEye … 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

Total strengthens its presence in Egypt with exploration and production permit for North Ras Kanayis Offshore block in the Herodotus Basin

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 4-Jan-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — A Total-led international consortium signs an exploration and production agreement with the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding company (EGAS) for the North Ras Kanayis Offshore block located in the Herodotus Basin, offshore Egypt in … Read the full press release

Aviva appoints Mark Versey as new leader of Aviva Investors

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 4-Jan-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — British multinational insurance company Aviva announces the appointment of Mark Versey as Chief Executive of Aviva Investors, effective immediately*. Mark, currently Chief Investments Officer, Real Assets, at Aviva Investors will join Aviva’s Group … Read the full press release

Eni and SNOC announce first production start-up from new discovery onshore Sharjah since the early 1980s

This is the first step in the further evaluation of the discovery, announced last January, that is estimated to hold significant resources of natural gas and associated condensate. The production start-up has been achieved in less than one year since … Read the full press release

Kuehne+Nagel successfully completed divestment of major part of its contract logistics business in the UK

UK transaction follows recent divestments in France, Argentina Continued commitment to scalable Contract Logistics solutions worldwide, especially in e-commerce and pharma (PRESS RELEASE) SCHINDELLEGI, 4-Jan-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Global transport and logistics company Kuehne+Nagel announces that it has completed divestment … Read the full press release

Haizol Deliver Fast Lead Times & Quality Parts at speed in the lead up to Chinese New Year

Haizol Deliver Fast Lead Times & Quality Parts at speed in the lead up to Chinese New Year

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 31-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Preparations in China for Chinese New Year happening on the 12th February 2021 have seen a surge in orders during this festive period. 2021 marks the year of the Ox in China, Oxen … 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

ADAC: Die Preise an den Tankstellen in Deutschland ziehen zum Jahresende deutlich an

Kraftstoffe ab 2021 um zehn bis elf Cent teurer / ADAC: Preise vergleichen (PRESS RELEASE) MUNICH, 30-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Die Preise an den Tankstellen in Deutschland ziehen zum Jahresende deutlich an. Das ist das Ergebnis der aktuellen ADAC Auswertung. … 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

Experts demand for more transparency for medical treatment of politicians

(PRESS RELEASE) RIGA, 29-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — German Charite Medical Center once again is in the limelight of international attention: on December 17 the popular mayor of Kharkov (Ukraine), Gennady Kernes, passed away at the well known hospital after a … Read the full press release

Digi Communications N.V. announces the conclusion a MVNO agreement between the Company’s Italian subsidiary (Digi Italy) and Vodafone regarding the access to Vodafone’s radio spectrum and mobile communication network and infrastructure

(PRESS RELEASE) BUCHAREST, Romania, 29-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The Company would like to inform its investors and the market that on December, 24 the Company’s Italian subsidiary (Digi Italy) and Vodafone concluded an agreement regarding Digi Italy’s access to Vodafone’s … 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

FLSmidth to sell its fabric filter technology business to Danish manufacturer of industrial filters Simatek A/S as part of cooperation agreement

(PRESS RELEASE) COPENHAGEN, 23-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — FLSmidth (CPH: FLS), a Danish multinational engineering company, has announced it signed an agreement with Simatek A/S, a Denmark-based manufacturer of industrial filters, for the sale of the fabric filter technology, a non-core … Read the full press release

Christmas and New Year greetings with fittingly festive music and stunningly orchestrated ambient lighting sequence will now be displayed in suitably equipped BMWs

BMW sends Christmas and New Year greetings to drivers in their car. (PRESS RELEASE) MUNICH, 23-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — BMW, a German multinational maker of luxury vehicles and motorcycles, has unveiled, starting from the beginning of the new 2021, a … 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

Triton completes acquisition of leading online office furnishing innovator Inwerk GmbH

(PRESS RELEASE) FRANKFURT/ MEERBUSCH, 23-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Triton-advised Smaller Mid-Cap Fund (“TSM”) announces the closing of the acquisition of a majority stake in Inwerk GmbH, one of the leading online providers of professional office furniture in Germany. Terms and … Read the full press release

Lundbeck welcomes acceptance of Vyepti’s marketing authorization application by the European Medicines Agency for the prevention of migraine

(PRESS RELEASE) VALBY, Denmark, 22-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Danish international pharmaceutical company, H. Lundbeck A/S (Lundbeck) announces that its marketing authorization application for Vyepti™ (eptinezumab-jjmr) has been accepted by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The filing seeks approval to introduce … Read the full press release

Construction to start on world’s largest solar plant located in ABU Dhabi

(PRESS RELEASE) ABU DHABI, UAE, 22-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The EDF Renewables – Jinko Power consortium formed by global leaders in renewable energy, EDF Renewables and Jinko Power HK, has successfully reached the financial closing for the 2 GW Al … 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

DHL Freight appoints Anabela Pires as CEO for regional cluster and Dr. Thomas Vogel as CEO for Germany, Austria and Switzerland cluster

(PRESS RELEASE) BONN, 21-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — DHL Freight announces the appointment of Anabela Pires as CEO for the regions Central Eastern, Southern Europe & Americas, Middle East, Africa (CESE & AMEA) and Dr. Thomas Vogel as the new CEO … Read the full press release

Aimmune Therapeutics’ PALFORZIA the first-ever treatment option approved for peanut allergy in the EU

(PRESS RELEASE) VEVEY, 21-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Nestlé Health Science Company, Aimmune Therapeutics announces that PALFORZIA® [defatted powder of Arachis hypogaea L., semen (peanuts)], has been approved by the European Commission for the treatment of peanut allergy in the European … Read the full press release

Eni awarded 70% stake in the Exploration Offshore Block 3, one of Abu Dhabi’s largest offshore exploration concessions

(PRESS RELEASE) ABU DHABI, UAE, 21-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Italian multinational oil and gas company, Eni announces the signing of Concession Agreement for the acquisition of a 70% stake in the Exploration Offshore Block 3, leading a consortium including a … 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

European Central Bank announces the proposed appointment of Frank Elderson as Vice-Chair of its Supervisory Board

EU Council to give final approval after parliamentary vote (PRESS RELEASE) FRANKFURT, 18-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) has submitted a proposal to European Parliament for the appointment of ECB Executive Board member … Read the full press release

Fortum welcomes new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Bernhard Günther

(PRESS RELEASE) ESPOO, 18-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Fortum Corporation announces the appointment of Bernhard Günther (age 53, Ph.D. Econ.) as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and member of the Executive Management Team as of 1 February 2021. Bernhard Günther, a German … 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