Tag Archives: France

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

Global Authorities Collaborate to Dismantle Ransomware Network Responsible for Widespread Attacks

(IN BRIEF) Judicial and law enforcement agencies from seven countries have joined forces to take action against a criminal network responsible for a series of damaging ransomware attacks worldwide. These attacks have affected over 1,800 victims in 71 countries, primarily … Read the full press release

Neste Collaborates with Altens and Bolloré Energy to Introduce Renewable Diesel in France

(IN BRIEF) Neste is teaming up with French fuel distributors Altens and Bolloré Energy to introduce Neste MY Renewable Diesel™ to the French market starting in January 2024. This collaboration aims to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation … Read the full press release

ENERCON Celebrates 20 Years in France, Affirms Commitment to Expanding Renewable Energy in Europe

(IN BRIEF) ENERCON, a leading manufacturer of onshore wind energy converters, marked its 20-year presence in France by reaffirming its dedication to the expansion of onshore wind energy in Europe. The company’s CCO, Ulrich Schulze Südhoff, emphasized that Europe is … Read the full press release

Germitec Secures €25 Million Agreement with EIB to Develop Innovative Medical Products

(IN BRIEF) Germitec, in collaboration with the European Investment Bank (EIB), has inked a €25 million agreement aimed at financing the research, development, and commercialization of groundbreaking medical products. This partnership, facilitated by the InvestEU program, seeks to significantly reduce … Read the full press release

TotalEnergies and Trade Unions Join Forces for Employee Eco-Transition in France

(IN BRIEF) TotalEnergies has unveiled a strategic initiative to aid its 35,000 employees in France in their ecological transition efforts, promoting sustainable energy consumption and mobility in their daily lives. In collaboration with the Company’s trade union representatives (CFDT, CFE-CGC, … Read the full press release

Keolis Subsidiaries in France Show Strong Support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

(IN BRIEF) In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Keolis subsidiaries in France have taken various initiatives to raise awareness and support the fight against breast cancer. Keolis Agen has adorned its vehicles with pink ribbons to remind passengers about … Read the full press release

ANDRITZ to Boost Renewable Energy Capacity at French Waste-to-Energy Center

(IN BRIEF) ANDRITZ, an international technology group, has received an order from Idex, a leading energy services company in France, to supply a third waste treatment line to a waste-to-energy center in Villers-Saint-Paul, near Paris. This extension will increase the … Read the full press release

Leica Geosystems Preserves 17th Century Citadelle de Besançon with Advanced Reality Capture Technology

(IN BRIEF) Leica Geosystems, a part of Hexagon, is utilizing cutting-edge reality capture technology to digitally preserve the Citadelle de Besançon, a 17th-century UNESCO World Heritage Site in France. In collaboration with Capture4Cad and the French Government, laser scanners from … Read the full press release

Orano Signs Protocol for Uranium Mine Project in Mongolia

(IN BRIEF) Orano, a responsible mining company with a 25-year presence in Mongolia, has signed a protocol for the development and operation of the Zuuvch-Ovoo uranium mine project in Mongolia. The signing ceremony took place at the Elysée Palace in … Read the full press release

European Investment Fund Backs Avanseo with €38 Million Portfolio Guarantee to Support Microenterprises in France

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Fund (EIF), supported by the InvestEU programme, has entered into a portfolio guarantee agreement with Avanseo to provide up to €38 million in new financing for microenterprises and individuals facing challenges in accessing credit markets. … Read the full press release

TotalEnergies Surpasses 1,000 High-Power Chargers for Electric Vehicles in France, Becomes No.1 in Ultra-Fast Charging

(IN BRIEF) TotalEnergies has achieved a significant milestone in electric mobility by installing and operating over 1,000 high-power chargers (HPC) for electric vehicles across France, making it the leading player in ultra-fast charging on the country’s motorways and expressways. As … Read the full press release

AFRY Capital Advises Orora on Proposed Acquisition of Saverglass, Strengthening Sustainable Packaging Leadership

(IN BRIEF) AFRY Capital is serving as joint financial advisor to Orora Limited, a prominent Australian manufacturer and distributor of sustainable packaging, in its planned acquisition of Saverglass, a leading global producer and distributor of premium glass bottles headquartered in … Read the full press release

Landis+Gyr Collaborates with Atlante to Expand EV Charging Infrastructure in Southern Europe

(IN BRIEF) Landis+Gyr, a prominent provider of integrated energy management solutions, has entered into an agreement with Atlante, a subsidiary of the NHOA Group specializing in electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure. The partnership aims to enhance EV charging capabilities across … Read the full press release

Lyon’s Holcim Innovation Hub: A Catalyst for Green Building Innovations

(IN BRIEF) Holcim has inaugurated its Innovation Hub in Lyon, France, designed to showcase sustainable building solutions and foster collaboration in the pursuit of low-carbon, circular, and energy-efficient construction methods. The multi-story Hub accommodates start-ups, think tanks, and experts, serving … Read the full press release

ANDRITZ’s Advanced Rolling Mill to Boost ArcelorMittal’s E-Mobility Initiatives

(IN BRIEF) ANDRITZ, a leading international technology group, has secured a major contract from ArcelorMittal in France to provide a cutting-edge reversible 6-high cold-rolling mill for processing high-grade non-oriented silicon steel strip (NGO) used in electric motors for e-mobility. This … Read the full press release

DB Schenker Advances Green Logistics Ambition with Acquisition of 53 Renault Electric Trucks in France

(IN BRIEF) DB Schenker, a prominent logistics service provider, is reinforcing its commitment to emissions reduction by investing in electric technology. The company has procured 53 Renault Trucks E-Tech D electric carriers for its operations in France. This move aligns … Read the full press release

Ahlstrom Sells Stenay Plant in France to Accursia Capital, Paving the Way for Long-Term Growth

(IN BRIEF) Ahlstrom has finalized an agreement to sell its Stenay plant in France to Accursia Capital, a move that aligns with Accursia Capital’s long-term investment strategy to bolster the plant’s position in the paper-based packaging market. The divestment, supported … Read the full press release

Vodafone’s 5G Boosts Fan Experience and Elevates Irish Rugby Team’s Performance Ahead of World Cup

(IN BRIEF) Vodafone’s 5G technology is being harnessed to enhance the fan experience and improve the performance of the Irish Rugby team. The 5G Stadium App, developed by Immersiv and using Vodafone’s 5G network, offers augmented reality, live performance tracking, … Read the full press release

Ongoing Phishing Campaign Targets Zimbra Collaboration Users for Credentials, ESET Researchers Warn

(IN BRIEF) Security researchers at ESET have discovered an ongoing phishing campaign that targets users of the Zimbra Collaboration software platform. This campaign, active since April 2023, aims to collect user credentials by sending emails with phishing pages in attached … Read the full press release

Hydro Invests €6 Million to Upgrade Aluminum Extrusion Plant in Lucé, France

(IN BRIEF) Hydro, a leading aluminum company, is investing NOK 67 million (EUR 6 million) to upgrade its aluminum extrusion plant in Lucé, France. The investment aims to improve the plant’s equipment, buildings, and infrastructure, enhancing its potential to become … Read the full press release

Logicor Expands Presence in France with Acquisition of Urban Logistics Development near Paris

(IN BRIEF) Logicor, a leading logistics real estate company in Europe, has acquired an urban logistics development in the west of Paris from Scannell Properties. The undisclosed deal involves a forward funded speculative development of a modern warehouse spanning approximately … Read the full press release

Evonik’s Health Care Site in France Achieves Carbon Neutrality, Advancing Sustainable Practices

(IN BRIEF) Evonik’s Health Care production site in Ham, France, has achieved carbon neutrality by reducing its direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions to zero. This milestone aligns with Evonik Health Care’s commitment to becoming carbon neutral in Scope 1 … Read the full press release

RWE Secures Triple Victory in French Onshore Wind Auction

(IN BRIEF) RWE, a prominent renewable energy developer, has achieved triple success in an onshore wind auction in France. The Commission de regulation de l’énergie (CRE) has awarded RWE three onshore wind projects, totaling 43.5 megawatts (MW) of capacity. The … Read the full press release

Logicor Leases Space to Leading European Toy Provider at Logicor Houplines Logistics Park in France

(IN BRIEF) Logicor, a prominent logistics real estate company in Europe, has leased approximately 40,000 sqm of space to a leading European provider of toys and children’s entertainment at Logicor Houplines Logistics Park in France. The site will undergo redevelopment … Read the full press release

Electricity Interconnection: VINCI Wins Contract for France-Spain Power Link

(IN BRIEF) VINCI, in collaboration with VINCI Energies, VINCI Construction, and Hitachi Energy, has been awarded a contract by Electricity Interconnection France-Spain (INELFE) to construct two ground stations for an electrical interconnection project between France and Spain. The stations will … Read the full press release

ANDRITZ Expands Sustainability Efforts in Nonwoven Industry with New Pilot Line

(IN BRIEF) ANDRITZ, the international technology group, has installed a new spunlace pilot line at its center of competence in Montbonnot, France. The pilot line enables customers and partners to conduct trials for producing nonwovens using recycled and/or natural fibers … Read the full press release

SUEZ and Nice Metropolitan unveil France’s largest wastewater treatment plant, Haliotis 2

(IN BRIEF) The Mayor of Nice and SUEZ present Haliotis 2, France’s largest wastewater recovery and treatment complex, which will eliminate microplastics and generate renewable energy while recycling 5 million cubic meters of water per year. The plant will exceed … Read the full press release

France and Netherlands Sign MoU to Strengthen Technological Capacity and Autonomy in EU

(IN BRIEF) The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) and Dutch Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen their collaboration in research and innovation. The agreement aims to enhance the … Read the full press release

Thales Leads Creation of National Cyber Intelligence Database in France to Boost Cyber Resilience

(IN BRIEF) Thales, along with 10 other companies and organisations, is leading the creation of a single national cyber intelligence database in France, called SCRED, to provide a shared picture of the threat landscape and increase cyber resilience. SCRED will … Read the full press release

Gascogne Papier selects ANDRITZ to supply PrimeLine MG paper production line for Mimizan mill

(IN BRIEF) The technology group, ANDRITZ, has received an order from Gascogne Papier in France to supply a PrimeLine MG paper production line for its mill located in Mimizan, France. The new paper machine will be the widest MG paper … Read the full press release

Banijay Appoints Frederic Balmary to Newly Created Chief Business Officer Role

(IN BRIEF) Banijay, a content powerhouse, has announced the appointment of Frédéric Balmary to the newly devised role of Chief Business Officer. Balmary, who previously served as Chief of Staff, will now focus on more business-oriented strategic positions as the … Read the full press release

Michelin-backed joint venture to create large-scale tire recycling group in Europe

(IN BRIEF) Scandinavian Enviro Systems and Antin Infrastructure Partners have formed a joint venture with Michelin to create the world’s first large-scale tire recycling group. The joint venture will use Enviro’s patented technology for extracting carbon black and pyrolysis oil … Read the full press release

Orano Med awarded Biotech Prize for new cancer therapy development

(IN BRIEF) Orano Med, a subsidiary of Orano specialized in nuclear medicine, was awarded the Biotech Prize at the “Trophées de la HealthTech” event. The company is developing a new generation of targeted therapies for cancer using the unique properties … Read the full press release

Bristol to Istanbul: Friends take on epic tandem ride for charity

(IN BRIEF) Archie Benn and Isaac Tredant, two friends who have never ridden a tandem before, will pedal a tandem bicycle 2,000 miles from Bristol to Istanbul to raise money for the Bristol homeless shelter Julian Trust. The best mates … Read the full press release

Vivendi and Havas Play collaborate with The Sandbox for “French Weeks” event

(IN BRIEF) Vivendi has built a virtual “clubhouse” in the metaverse of The Sandbox, and is inviting players to explore the group’s core businesses through a scavenger hunt-style immersive experience. The experience requires players to find seven components that represent … Read the full press release

INSEAD’s Europe Campus set for 20-building transformation to reflect future ambitions

(IN BRIEF) INSEAD, The Business School for the World, has announced a 10-year long campus re-imagination masterplan, aimed at reimagining its Europe Campus in France. The plan will cover twenty buildings and incorporates fresh thinking to all the core elements … Read the full press release

Michelin’s AirProne Range Offers Innovative Solution for Patient Care in Intensive Care Units

(IN BRIEF) Michelin has unveiled a new Front Head Module to complement its AirProne air cushion kit for patients in intensive care. The new air cushion is designed to facilitate the positioning of patients with short necks and/or suffering from … Read the full press release

BNP Paribas and BMO team up to expand international services offered to clients

(IN BRIEF) BMO and BNP Paribas have announced a long-term commercial agreement and leasing services partnership to enhance coverage and access to global networks for commercial banking clients. As part of this collaboration, both banks will continue to provide and … Read the full press release

Iconic Bentley Blower to return to Le Mans track after 93 years

(IN BRIEF) Bentley’s Blower Continuation Series to debut with Car Zero racing at events in 2023. Car Zero, the first car of the Blower Continuation Series, will race at various events in the UK, France, and Belgium in 2023. The … Read the full press release