Tag Archives: CO2 emissions

Husqvarna Group Achieves 51% Reduction in CO2 Emissions, Exceeding Targets Amid Sales Surge

(IN BRIEF) Husqvarna Group, a leading provider of outdoor power products, has achieved a remarkable milestone by halving its absolute CO2 emissions compared to the 2015 baseline year, surpassing its sustainability targets. Despite a significant increase in sales by 47%, … Read the full press release

Innovation Fuels Telefónica’s 8.6% Energy Consumption Reduction

(IN BRIEF) Telefónica, a leading telecommunications company, has significantly improved its energy efficiency through technological innovations despite a surge in data traffic. Since 2015, Telefónica reduced its energy consumption by 8.6% while traffic multiplied by 8.6 times. The company’s Autonomous … 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

Continental’s Century-Long Commitment to Sustainable Tire Retreading Reduces CO2 Emissions by 50%

(IN BRIEF) Continental, a leading tire manufacturer, has been advancing sustainability in the tire industry for over a century with its tire retreading program. They retread over a million truck and bus tires annually, saving resources and cutting costs. Research … Read the full press release

Sustainability Milestones: Siemens’ Fiscal Year 2023 Report

(IN BRIEF) Siemens has released its Sustainability Report for fiscal year 2023, highlighting substantial progress in sustainability efforts. Since 2019, the company has reduced its own CO2 emissions by 50%. Over 90% of Siemens’ business supports sustainability, helping customers avoid … Read the full press release

DNV Calls for Urgent Policy Changes and Tech Advancements in Net Zero Emissions Report

(IN BRIEF) DNV’s “Pathway to Net Zero Emissions” report emphasizes the need for immediate and lasting emissions reductions to limit global warming to 1.5°C. The report acknowledges that achieving a fully fossil-free energy system by 2050 is unrealistic and instead … Read the full press release

Outokumpu and CRONIMET Strengthen Partnership to Boost Circular Economy and Reduce CO2 Emissions in Stainless Steel Production

(IN BRIEF) Outokumpu, a global leader in sustainable stainless steel, and CRONIMET, a global leader in recycled stainless steel, are expanding their collaboration to enhance the sourcing and supply of high-quality scrap in Northeastern Europe. Outokumpu has agreed to acquire … Read the full press release

Henkel Introduces Bio-Based Adhesives for Sustainable Timber Construction, Reducing CO2 Emissions by Over 60%

(IN BRIEF) Henkel Engineered Wood, a leading supplier of certified adhesives for load-bearing mass timber, has launched two new bio-based adhesive solutions, Loctite HB S ECO and Loctite CR 821 ECO, designed for sustainable timber construction. These innovative adhesives, developed … Read the full press release

Eco-Conscious Airbus: Fleet Renewal for Sustainable Transatlantic Transport

(IN BRIEF) Airbus is set to renew its fleet of chartered vessels that transport aircraft subassemblies between Europe and the United States. They will be replaced with three modern, low-emission roll-on/roll-off vessels that utilize wind-assisted propulsion. Airbus has partnered with … Read the full press release

DNV Report: Energy Transition Slow to Replace Fossil Fuels, CO2 Emissions Peak Expected in 2024

(IN BRIEF) Despite record-high sales of electric vehicles, increased solar and battery installations, and the rapid expansion of renewables, fossil fuels are still growing in absolute terms and meeting half of the world’s new energy demand, according to DNV’s Energy … Read the full press release

BASF and Nanotech Energy Partner to Cut CO2 Emissions in North American Lithium-Ion Batteries

(IN BRIEF) BASF, a leading global battery materials producer, and Nanotech Energy, a graphene-based energy storage products leader, have joined forces to reduce the carbon footprint of Nanotech’s lithium-ion batteries for the North American market. The partnership aims to create … Read the full press release

Sustainability Milestone: CapMan Hotels Fund Slashes Energy Usage Amidst Market Rebound

(IN BRIEF) The CapMan Real Estate Hotels Fund has made significant strides in transforming its portfolio towards sustainability between 2021 and 2022. Despite a post-pandemic market resurgence, the fund achieved a 37% reduction in CO2 emissions and a remarkable 8% … Read the full press release

EIB Group and Santander Launch First Synthetic Securitization Transaction for Energy Efficiency in Portugal

(IN BRIEF) The EIB Group and Santander have signed an agreement to support energy efficiency investments in Portugal through a synthetic securitization transaction. The partnership aims to finance the construction of nearly-zero-emissions buildings and the renovation of existing residential properties … Read the full press release

SWE and 50Hertz Sign Contract to Reduce CO2 Emissions from Heat Supply

(IN BRIEF) Stadtwerke Erfurt (SWE) and Transmission System Operator 50Hertz have signed a contract to construct a 20 MW Power-to-Heat Technology (PtH) plant at the Erfurt-Ost gas and steam turbine power plant site. The PtH plant will use electricity from … Read the full press release

Hydro’s CIRCAL 100R aluminum helps to decarbonize Europe’s building industry

(IN BRIEF) Hydro, the Norwegian aluminium producer, has delivered its first ever batch of aluminium profiles made with 100% recycled post-consumer aluminium to the Innovationsbogen project in Augsburg, Germany. Through its building system brand WICONA, the company will provide door, … Read the full press release

Alfa Laval joins global initiative to address hard-to-abate CO2 emissions

(IN BRIEF) Alfa Laval has joined the First Movers Coalition (FMC), a global initiative launched by the World Economic Forum (WEF) to decarbonize hard-to-abate CO2-emitting industries and long-distance transport. The FMC focuses on seven sectors, including aluminium, aviation, chemicals, concrete, … Read the full press release

Capgemini und Eneco setzen auf branchenübergreifende Zusammenarbeit, um Nachhaltigkeitsziele zu erreichen

(IN KÜRZE) Capgemini und Eneco haben eine gemeinsame Verpflichtung bekannt gegeben, die CO2-Emissionen von Eneco durch gemeinsame Initiativen in den Bereichen 1, 2 und 3 bis 2030 um eine Megatonne zu reduzieren. Dies ist Teil einer umfassenderen 10-Jahres-Vereinbarung zwischen den … Read the full press release

Capgemini and Eneco Look to Cross-Industry Collaboration to Achieve Sustainability Goals

(IN BRIEF) Capgemini and Eneco have announced a joint commitment to reduce Eneco’s CO2 emissions by one megaton through joint initiatives across scopes 1, 2, and 3 by 2030. This is part of a broader 10-year agreement between the two … Read the full press release

Eneco’s Power Plant in Utrecht Sees Reduced Gas Consumption with iwell’s Mega Cube

(IN BRIEF) Energy storage company iwell has developed an intelligent battery system known as the Mega Cube, which is capable of storing 14 MWh of energy and has a power capacity of 7 MW. The system has been connected to … Read the full press release

Smurfit Kappa Advances Sustainability Efforts with ANDRITZ Debarking Line Order for Colombian Paper Mill

(IN BRIEF) Smurfit Kappa, a leading provider of paper-based packaging, has ordered an energy-efficient debarking line from ANDRITZ for its paper mill in Yumbo, Colombia. The new installation, which is scheduled to start up in the fourth quarter of 2024, … Read the full press release

Flat Glass Industry Set to Decarbonize with Saint-Gobain and AGC Collaboration

(IN BRIEF) Leading sustainable flat glass manufacturers AGC and Saint-Gobain have announced a collaboration to design a pilot flat glass line aimed at significantly reducing direct CO2 emissions. The project involves refurbishing AGC’s patterned glass production line in Barevka, Czech … 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

Professor Machiel Mulder, University of Groningen: Individual Efforts Alone May Not Drive Energy Transition

(PRESS RELEASE) GRONINGEN, The Netherlands, 9-Jan-2023 — /EuropaWire/ — University of Groningen, one of the most traditional and prestigious universities in the Netherlands, has announced that its Professor of Energy Economics Machiel Mulder argues that individual actions, like switching to … Read the full press release

Professeur Machiel Mulder, Université de Groningue : les efforts individuels ne suffisent pas à eux seuls à conduire la transition énergétique

(COMMUNIQUÉ DE PRESSE) GRONINGEN, The Netherlands, 9-Jan-2023 — /EuropaWire/ — University of Groningen, l’une des universités les plus traditionnelles et les plus prestigieuses des Pays-Bas, a annoncé que son professeur d’économie de l’énergie Machiel Mulder affirme que les actions individuelles, … Read the full press release

The large solar power plant installed at Pierburg SA, a Rheinmetall subsidiary, in Abadanio, Spain now producing solar power

(PRESS RELEASE) DÜSSELDORF, 24-Nov-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Rheinmetall AG (ETR: RHM), a German integrated technology group active in the automotive and defence industries, has announced that the large solar power plant installed at Pierburg SA, a Rheinmetall subsidiary, in Abadanio, … Read the full press release

Vattenfall joins the new Cement and Concrete sector launched by the First Movers Coalition

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 8-Nov-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Vattenfall, a Swedish Government-owned multinational power company, has announced a new commitment in connection to COP27 where the First Movers Coalition today launched a new sector – Cement and Concrete. The company will … Read the full press release

TotalEnergies and Holcim to examine the efficient capture, utilization, and sequestration of around 1.3 million metric tons of CO2 emitted by a cement production facility in Belgium

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 4-Oct-2022 — /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 a new partnership with Holcim … Read the full press release

Saint-Gobain becomes the first in its industry to get its greenhouse gas emission reduction targets approved by the Science Based Targets initiative’s new standard

(PRESS RELEASE) COURVEVOIE, 2-Sep-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Saint-Gobain (EPA: SGO), a French multinational producer of construction, high-performance, and other materials, has announced that the Science Based Targets initiative¹ has approved the company’s greenhouse gas emission reduction targets in line with … Read the full press release

Saint-Gobain ist das erste Unternehmen seiner Branche, das seine Reduktionsziele für Treibhausgasemissionen nach dem neuen Standard der Science Based Targets-Initiative genehmigt

(PRESSEMITTEILUNG) COURVEVOIE, 2-Sep-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Saint-Gobain (EPA: SGO), ein französischer multinationaler Hersteller von Baumaterialien, Hochleistungs- und andere Materialien hat bekannt gegeben, dass die Initiative Science Based Targets¹ die Ziele des Unternehmens zur Verringerung der Treibhausgasemissionen gemäß dem neuen Netto-Null-Standard … Read the full press release

New partnership between the industry and the academia to optimize the use of a novel amine scrubbing technology for carbon capture in the cement industry

Carbon capture by means of a new amine scrubbing process Goal is to reduce emissions in existing cement plants (PRESS RELEASE) ESSEN, 30-Mar-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — thyssenkrupp (ETR: TKA), a German multinational industrial engineering and steel production conglomerate, announces that … Read the full press release

TotalEnergies increases the production of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) in France

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 3-Mar-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — TotalEnergies (EPA:TTE), one of the seven “supermajor” oil companies, has announced it successfully started the production of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) at its Normandy Platform, one of TotalEnergies Refining & Chemicals’ six integrated … Read the full press release

VINCI Airports obtém contrato de concessão de 30 anos da aviação civil brasileira para operação do Aeroporto Internacional de Manaus no Brasil

(COMUNICADO DE IMPRENSA) RUEIL-MALMAISON, 21-Jan-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — VINCI Airports, líder mundial em operação de aeroportos privados e parte da VINCI Concessions SA, anunciou que será a nova operadora do Aeroporto Internacional Brasileiro de Manaus (IATA: MAO, ICAO: SBEG) como … Read the full press release

VINCI Airports lands 30-year concession contract from the Brazilian civil aviation for the operation of Manaus International Airport in Brazil

(PRESS RELEASE) RUEIL-MALMAISON, 21-Jan-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — VINCI Airports, world’s leading private airport operator and part of VINCI Concessions SA, has announced it will be the new operator of the Brazilian Manaus International Airport (IATA: MAO, ICAO: SBEG) as part … Read the full press release

German navigation software firm HERE acquires software tool for fleet managers developed by Migros and Empa

(PRESS RELEASE) DÜBENDORF, 20-Jan-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Empa, the Swiss research institute for applied materials sciences and technology, has announced that a software tool aimed at supporting fleet managers in transforming truck fleet to low-CO2 powertrains jointly developed by the … Read the full press release

Voith Group’s operations will be climate neutral starting from January 2022

Climate neutral production confirms Voith’s role at the forefront of industry Voith products contribute to reducing carbon footprint Independent rating agency ISS ESG gives Voith an excellent sustainability performance rating (PRESS RELEASE) HEIDENHEIM, Germany, 11-Jan-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Voith Group, … Read the full press release

Lenovo to use the SAF-covered full charter air cargo of DB Schenker and Lufthansa Cargo for a greener supply chain

(PRESS RELEASE) ESSEN, 11-Jan-2022— /EuropaWire/ — DB Schenker, a leader in supply chain management and logistics solutions part of Deutsche Bahn AG, and Lufthansa Cargo, a German cargo airline and a wholly owned subsidiary of Lufthansa, have announced that Lenovo … Read the full press release

Deutsche Post makes its entire mail transport greener

This now makes letter mail more climate friendly for private customers as well. (PRESS RELEASE) BONN, 3-Jan-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Deutsche Post DHL Group (ETR: DPW), a German multinational package delivery and supply chain management company, has announced it will … Read the full press release

Snam Group to build hydrogen-ready fuel cell system at the Torino Airport

Another Torino Green Airport project gets under way (PRESS RELEASE) SAN DONATO MILANESE / CASELLE TORINESE, 29-Dec-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Snam Group (BIT: SRG), one of the world’s leading energy infrastructure companies, has announced that its subsidiary Renovit,  specialized in … Read the full press release

Norsk Hydro to upgrade the electrolysis cells at its aluminum plant in Årdal, Norway

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 23-Dec-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Hydro (OTCMKTS: NHYDY), a Norwegian aluminium and renewable energy company committed to a sustainable future, has announced it will invest NOK 60 million (EUR 6 million) for the upgrade of the electrolysis cells … Read the full press release

TotalEnergies to deliver decarbonized electricity to Prony Resources via 25-year renewable PPA

(PRESS RELEASE) NOUMEA, New Caledonia, 20-Dec-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — TotalEnergies (EPA: TTE), one of the seven “supermajor” oil companies, has announced a partnership with Prony Resources New Caledonia, major supplier of nickel and cobalt used in the batteries of the … Read the full press release