Tag Archives: circular economy

Borealis Invests €4.5 Million in Porvoo Cracker Furnaces to Boost Circular Economy Efforts

(IN BRIEF) In a bid to accelerate the transition towards a circular economy, Borealis has announced a significant investment of EUR 4.5 million in the cracker furnaces of its Porvoo site. This investment aims to increase the utilization of renewable … Read the full press release

Borealis Achieves FDA Approval for Borcycle™ M Post-Consumer Recycled Plastics in Food-Grade Packaging

(IN BRIEF) Borealis has received Letters of No Objection (LNOs) from the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for specific grades of its Borcycle™ M post-consumer recycled plastics (PCR) to be used in food-grade packaging. This milestone underscores Borealis’ commitment … Read the full press release

Austrian Industry Giants Spearhead Carbon-Based Value Chain Transformation

(IN BRIEF) Austrian companies Holcim, Verbund, OMV, and Borealis have wrapped up the C2PAT demonstration plant project, aiming to produce carbon-based products from unavoidable CO2 emissions. Instead of a joint pilot plant, each company plans to develop industrially upscaled plants … Read the full press release

Circular Mobility: Orange Business’ Comprehensive Solution to Reduce Telecom Carbon Impact

(IN BRIEF) Orange Business has launched “Circular Mobility,” an initiative aimed at reducing the carbon footprint associated with telecom usage. This offering covers various aspects of the mobile fleet lifecycle, including equipment, connectivity, and services, and incorporates sustainable mobile phones, … Read the full press release

BASF to Lead Battery Recycling Efforts for Iveco Group’s Electric Vehicle Fleet

(IN BRIEF) Iveco Group (EXM: IVG) has partnered with BASF (FWB: BAS), a leading global chemical company, to implement a recycling solution for lithium-ion batteries used in Iveco Group’s electric vehicles. This collaboration is in line with Iveco Group’s circular … Read the full press release

Repsol Launches Circular Economy Initiative with 176 Collection Points for Used Cooking Oil in Galicia

(IN BRIEF) Repsol has launched a sustainable initiative in collaboration with the Galician regional government, introducing 176 collection points for used cooking oil at its service stations across Galicia, Spain. The collected oil will be converted into 100% renewable fuels … Read the full press release

France’s Textile Recycling Revolution: Nouvelles Fibres Textiles Launches Automated Plant

(IN BRIEF) Nouvelles Fibres Textiles, in partnership with Pellenc ST and ANDRITZ, has inaugurated France’s first automated textile recycling plant. This pioneering facility, launched on November 30, 2023, marks a significant step toward a circular economy for textiles. The plant’s … Read the full press release

Construction Leader Hilti Adopts SAP’s Circular Economy Tool for Resource Optimization

(IN BRIEF) SAP has revealed that The Hilti Group, a leading provider of hardware, software, and services to the construction industry, is using the Circelligence solution to enhance its resource circularity. Developed with Boston Consulting Group (BCG), the tool is … Read the full press release

Leading Pulp Producer Södra and Lenzing Win ITMF Award for Circular Textile Innovations

(IN BRIEF) The Lenzing Group and Swedish pulp producer Södra have received the ITMF Award 2023 in the “International Cooperation” category for their collaborative efforts in textile recycling and the circular economy. This recognition was presented at the ITMF Annual … Read the full press release

Infineon’s OPTIGA™ Authenticate Solutions Support Circular Economy by Enhancing Electronic Device Authentication and Spare Parts Verification

(IN BRIEF) Infineon Technologies AG’s OPTIGA™ Authenticate product family is contributing to the concept of a circular economy by enabling electronic device authentication and spare parts verification. With over 57.4 million tons of electronic waste generated annually, efficient resource utilization … Read the full press release

Empa and School Children Collaborate to Create Visionary Children’s Book on Circular Economy and Sustainability

(IN BRIEF) In a creative collaboration between Empa researchers, school children, and the St. Gallen University of Teacher Education, a visionary children’s book about the circular economy is being developed to inspire readers of all ages. The project, known as … Read the full press release

Tech4Planet Welcomes Snam as Corporate Partner for Green Innovation

(IN BRIEF) Snam, a prominent energy company, has partnered with Tech4Planet, a National Technology Transfer Hub established by CDP Venture Capital Sgr. The initiative aims to support startups focused on environmental sustainability projects originating from research laboratories. Snam will focus … Read the full press release

INEOS Publishes Global Sustainability Report: Leading in Safety, Climate Action, and Circular Economy

INEOS Publishes Global Sustainability Report: Leading in Safety, Climate Action, and Circular Economy

(IN BRIEF) INEOS, a global chemical manufacturing company, has released its sustainability report for 2022, highlighting its strong performance in safety and environmental goals. The report emphasizes INEOS’ commitment to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050 and reducing operational emissions by … Read the full press release

Spanish Social Impact Fund ‘IB Deuda Impacto España’ Receives €30 Million Investment from EIF

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Fund (EIF) has committed €30 million as a cornerstone investment in the ‘IB Deuda Impacto España’ fund, which supports Spanish businesses investing in high social impact areas. MicroBank, CaixaBank’s social arm, has also contributed €10 … Read the full press release

Poland’s ORLEN VC Backs Circunomics to Drive Electric Vehicle Battery Sustainability

(IN BRIEF) ORLEN VC, the largest corporate venture capital fund in Poland owned by the ORLEN Group, has invested in Circunomics, a platform for battery reuse and recycling in electric vehicles. The investment aims to reduce the carbon footprint of … Read the full press release

Stellantis and Galloo Set to Launch Joint Venture for Sustainable Vehicle Recycling

(IN BRIEF) Automaker Stellantis and metals recycler Galloo have signed an MoU to enter exclusive negotiations for a joint venture focused on End-of-Life Vehicle (ELV) recycling. The joint venture will collaborate with selected Authorized Treatment Facilities to collect ELVs, recover … Read the full press release

Multilateral Development Banks Collaborate on Circular Economy Transition at WCEF 2023

(IN BRIEF) Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) including the AfDB, EBRD, EIB, IDB, and World Bank met at the World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF) 2023 in Helsinki to discuss the circular economy for the first time. They emphasized the role of … Read the full press release

Outokumpu Spearheads Circular Economy Transformation in Steel Industry with Inner Circle Initiative

(IN BRIEF) Outokumpu, a leading stainless steel manufacturer, has launched a groundbreaking initiative called Outokumpu Inner Circle to strengthen the circular economy in Europe. The program, unveiled at the World Circular Economy event in Helsinki, aims to create a closed … Read the full press release

QSA Partners and University of Exeter Drive Circular Economy Transformation in UK Fashion Sector

(IN BRIEF) UK fashion and textiles industry is launching a pioneering project called the “data sandbox” to promote circular economy principles. Led by QSA Partners and in collaboration with the University of Exeter, the initiative aims to establish an extended … Read the full press release

SEAT Makes History as First Car Manufacturer to Utilize Recycled Materials from the Ocean

(IN BRIEF) SEAT is partnering with SEAQUAL INITIATIVE and Autoneum to enhance sustainability and circular economy efforts. SEAT becomes the first car manufacturer to utilize LABEL blue by BORGERS® recycled materials, which will help remove over 2 million plastic bottles … Read the full press release

EIF Signs First PaaS Guarantee Agreement with Swedish Financing Platform Lisa&

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Fund (EIF) and Swedish financing platform Lisa& have signed a guarantee agreement to offer over SEK 278 million (€24.8 million) for Swedish companies with a circular business model. The deal will be supported by the … Read the full press release

Ecopost and Borealis Take Action Against Plastic Waste and Environmental Degradation in Kenya

(IN BRIEF) Ecopost, a Kenyan company that recycles plastic waste to create eco-friendly alternatives for fencing, signage, and building materials, has partnered with Borealis to boost waste recycling in Kenya and promote a circular economy. Borealis will fund Ecopost’s activities, … Read the full press release

Outokumpu’s Metal Powder Production to Support Circular Economy and Sustainability Strategy

(IN BRIEF) Outokumpu, a global leader in sustainable stainless steel, is entering the metal powder production business at its mill in Krefeld, Germany, starting in April 2023. The company’s focus is on producing metal powders suited for advanced manufacturing technologies, … Read the full press release

Empa Collaborates with St. Gallen University of Teacher Education and Schoolchildren to Create a Children’s Book on Sustainable Future

(IN BRIEF) Empa, a Swiss research institute, is collaborating with St. Gallen University of Teacher Education and primary schoolchildren to develop visions for a sustainable future and compile them into an illustrated children’s book. The project, titled “Co-creating a Circular … Read the full press release

Leading Building Materials Company Heidelberg Materials Strengthens Circular Economy with Acquisition of Demolition and Construction Recycling Leader

(IN BRIEF) Heidelberg Materials acquires SER Group, a leading company in the demolition and construction materials recycling business based in Heilbronn, Germany. This acquisition expands Heidelberg Materials’ circular economy activities and its commitment to reducing its carbon footprint. The company … Read the full press release

Neste’s PULSE project to commercialize chemical recycling of waste plastic with €135 million EU grant

(PRESS RELEASE) ESPOO, 20-Jan-2023 — /EuropaWire/ — Neste (HEL: NESTE), the world’s leading provider of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel and the 4th most sustainable company in the world, has signed a grant agreement with the European Commission and the … Read the full press release

Solvay’s new circular highly dispersible silica (HDS) made with bio-based sodium silicate derived from rice husk ash will reduce CO2 footprint in the tire industry

(IN BRIEF)Solvay, an international chemical company, has announced the launch of a new circular highly dispersible silica (HDS) in Europe, with plans to expand to North America. The new HDS is made with bio-based sodium silicate derived from rice husk … Read the full press release

SCC’s French subsidiary to contribute to sustainable performance at Paris 2024 Olympics

Collaboration with Paris 2024 Olympics an opportunity for SCC to drive internal transformation SCC to redistribute equipment and promote circular economy after Paris 2024 games (PRESS RELEASE) BIRMINGHAM, 16-Jan-2023 — /EuropaWire/ — SCC, a Birmingham based global IT company that … Read the full press release

La filial francesa de SCC contribuirá al desempeño sostenible en los Juegos Olímpicos de París 2024

La colaboración con los Juegos Olímpicos de París 2024 es una oportunidad para que SCC impulse la transformación interna SCC redistribuirá equipos y promoverá la economía circular después de los juegos de París 2024 (COMUNICADO DE PRENSA) BIRMINGHAM, 16-Jan-2023 — … Read the full press release

Holcim-PRB Crew, Led by French Skipper Kevin Escoffier, competes in The Ocean Race with Sustainability at the Forefront

Holcim’s GO CIRCULAR Sets Sail in The Ocean Race to Raise Awareness for Circular Living and Preserve the Oceans Holcim’s GO CIRCULAR Team to Collect Water Samples and Host Talks on Circular Living during The Ocean Race The Company’s Participation … Read the full press release

La tripulación de Holcim-PRB, dirigida por el patrón francés Kevin Escoffier, compite en The Ocean Race con la sostenibilidad a la vanguardia

GO CIRCULAR de Holcim zarpa en The Ocean Race para crear conciencia sobre la vida circular y preservar los océanos El equipo GO CIRCULAR de Holcim recolectará muestras de agua y presentará charlas sobre la vida circular durante The Ocean … Read the full press release

France’s largest anaerobic digestion unit BioBéarn to convert organic waste into biomethane and fertilizer, reducing CO2 emissions by 32,000 tons per year

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 12-Jan-2023 — /EuropaWire/ — TotalEnergies (EPA:TTE), a global multi-energy company with over 100,000 employees and presence in more than 130 countries as well as the world’s 3rd-largest low-carbon LNG company, has announced it has recently commissioned BioBéarn, … Read the full press release

Neste part of the pioneering public blockchain digital system of Circularise and ISCC along with other major companies aimed at verifying material flows and sustainability attributes

(PRESS RELEASE) ESPOO, 13-Sep-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Neste (HEL: NESTE), the world’s leading provider of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel and the 4th most sustainable company in the world, has announced its participation in the pioneering public blockchain digital … Read the full press release

Covestro to build its first dedicated line for the mechanical recycling (MCR) of polycarbonates in Shanghai, China

Capability to deliver over 60,000 tons per year of recycled polycarbonates annually by 2026 in region amid strong demand Groundbreaking on company’s first dedicated mechanical recycling production line in Shanghai Repurposing of an existing production line in Thailand (PRESS RELEASE) … Read the full press release

Covestro va construire sa première ligne dédiée au recyclage mécanique (MCR) des polycarbonates à Shanghai, en Chine

Capacité à livrer plus de 60 000 tonnes par an de polycarbonates recyclés chaque année d’ici 2026 dans une région au milieu d’une forte demande Inauguration de la première ligne de production dédiée au recyclage mécanique de l’entreprise à Shanghai … Read the full press release

Prof. Manfred Renner and Prof. Christian Doetsch to jointly lead the Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology UMSICHT

(PRESS RELEASE) MUNICH, 9-Aug-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization, has announced a leadership change at its Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology UMSICHT. Due to the departure (retirement) of Prof. Eckhard Weidner, starting from August … Read the full press release

Le professeur Manfred Renner et le professeur Christian Doetsch dirigeront conjointement l’Institut Fraunhofer pour la technologie de l’environnement, de la sécurité et de l’énergie UMSICHT

(COMMUNIQUÉ DE PRESSE) MUNICH, 9-Aug-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, la plus grande organisation de recherche orientée application d’Europe, a annoncé un leadership changement à son Institut des technologies de l’environnement, de la sécurité et de l’énergie UMSICHT. En raison du … Read the full press release

Irish tech company Votechnik developed a system for recycling electrical waste based on a KUKA industrial robot

(PRESS RELEASE) AUGSBURG, 28-Jul-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — KUKA (ETR: KU2), one of the world’s leading suppliers of industrial robots and systems for factory automation and part of Midea Group, has announced that its KUKA KR QUANTEC industrial robot is in … Read the full press release

L’entreprise technologique irlandaise Votechnik a développé un système de recyclage des déchets électriques basé sur un robot industriel KUKA

(COMMUNIQUÉ DE PRESSE) AUGSBURG, 28-Jul-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — KUKA (ETR : KU2), l’un des principaux fournisseurs mondiaux de robots et de systèmes industriels pour l’automatisation industrielle et membre du groupe Midea, a annoncé que son robot industriel KUKA KR QUANTEC est … Read the full press release

Emmanuelle Bromet to focus on circular economy and the management of resources at Arkema as the company’s new Sustainable Development VP

(PRESS RELEASE) COLOMBES, 29-Jun-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Arkema (EPA: AKE), a French specialty chemicals and advanced materials company and a global leader in PVDF production, has announced the appointment of Emmanuelle Bromet as its Sustainable Development Vice President, in effect … Read the full press release