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University-Led Defence Data Research Centre and The Alan Turing Institute Collaborate on Machine Learning for Toxin Exposure Identification

(IN BRIEF) The Defence Data Research Centre (DDRC), led by the University of Exeter and funded by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), conducted its inaugural Data Study Group in collaboration with The Alan Turing Institute. This collaborative research … Read the full press release

Metsä Fibre’s Kemi Bioproduct Mill Begins Operations with AFRY’s Comprehensive Support

(IN BRIEF) Finland’s largest investment in the forest industry, Metsä Fibre’s new Kemi bioproduct mill, successfully commenced operations on September 20, 2023. AFRY, a key contributor to the project, provided extensive services throughout its various phases, from initial studies and … 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

Sanofi Collaborates with Janssen on Vaccine for Extraintestinal Pathogenic E. coli

(IN BRIEF) Sanofi has entered into an agreement with Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, to develop and commercialize a vaccine candidate for extraintestinal pathogenic E. coli (ExPEC) that is currently in Phase 3 of clinical trials. ExPEC … Read the full press release

Borealis and TotalEnergies Expand Petrochemical Venture with New Baystar Polyethylene Unit

(IN BRIEF) Borealis and TotalEnergies are celebrating the successful start-up of their joint venture, Baystar’s new Borstar® polyethylene (PE) unit in Pasadena, Texas. Representing a significant investment of USD 1.4 billion, this state-of-the-art unit, referred to as Bay 3, doubles … Read the full press release

ÖBB Rail Cargo Group and Ukrainian Railways Test New TransFER Route for Intermodal Freight Transport

(IN BRIEF) ÖBB Rail Cargo Group (RCG) in partnership with Ukrainian Railways (UZ) has launched the TransFER Vienna-Kyiv route, connecting Ukraine to RCG’s intermodal network, TransNET. The inaugural test train successfully transported non-craneable semi-trailers carrying building materials from Kyiv to … Read the full press release

TotalEnergies and Borealis Enhance U.S. Petrochemical Presence with New Baystar Polyethylene Unit

(IN BRIEF) TotalEnergies and Borealis are celebrating the successful start-up of their joint venture, Baystar’s new Borstar® polyethylene (PE) unit in Bayport, Texas. This unit, with a capacity of 625,000 metric tons per year and an investment of USD 1.4 … Read the full press release

Prudence Foundation Launches SAFE STEPS Kids Climate Change Program with Cartoon Network

(IN BRIEF) Prudence Foundation, the community investment arm of Prudential plc, has introduced a new thematic series called SAFE STEPS Kids Climate Change in collaboration with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and Cartoon Network. … Read the full press release

Lloyds Bank Launches Secure Digital ID App in Collaboration with Yoti

(IN BRIEF) Lloyds Bank has introduced a new digital identity app, “Lloyds Bank Smart ID,” developed in partnership with Yoti, a digital identity verification company. This app offers users a more private, secure, and convenient means of proving their age … Read the full press release

European Investment Bank Extends €70 Million Loan to Bolster Armenian SMEs and Mid-Caps

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing a loan of €70 million to the Central Bank of Armenia as part of the Armenian Economic Resilience Programme, backed by the European Fund for Sustainable Development Plus (EFSD+). This funding … Read the full press release

Oddlygood Acquires Planti, Expanding its Plant-Based Market Leadership in Sweden and Finland

(IN BRIEF) Finnish plant-based product producer, Oddlygood, has acquired the Nordic brand Planti® in a strategic move to strengthen its position in the plant-based dairy alternative market. The acquisition makes Oddlygood the market leader in plant-based dairy alternative spoonable snacks … Read the full press release

SUEZ Strengthens UK Presence with Acquisition of DCW, Expanding Recycling and Waste Management Offerings

(IN BRIEF) SUEZ recycling and recovery UK has acquired DCW (Devon Contract Waste), an independent recycling and waste management company based in the south west of England. This acquisition is part of SUEZ’s strategy to expand its presence in the … Read the full press release

Hydro Invests €3 Million in State-of-the-Art Water Treatment Plant in Schwandorf, Germany

(IN BRIEF) Hydro is dedicating €3 million to construct a new water treatment plant at its Schwandorf legacy site in Germany. The legacy site, acquired by Hydro in 2002, holds bauxite residue from operations by VAW from the 1930s to … Read the full press release

World Health Organization Recommends University of Oxford’s Malaria Vaccine for Children

(IN BRIEF) The University of Oxford’s R21/Matrix-M™ malaria vaccine, developed in collaboration with the Serum Institute of India and leveraging Novavax’s adjuvant technology, has received a recommendation for use by the World Health Organization (WHO). After rigorous scientific review by … Read the full press release

MAHLE and HELLA Sell Behr-Hella Thermocontrol Stake to AUO Corporation for €600 Million

(IN BRIEF) Automotive suppliers MAHLE and HELLA have agreed to sell their respective 50 percent stake in the joint venture Behr-Hella Thermocontrol (BHTC) to AUO Corporation. The total purchase price for the transaction is based on an enterprise value of … Read the full press release

Intesa Sanpaolo Chooses iGenius for Cutting-Edge Business Intelligence Solutions

(IN BRIEF) Intesa Sanpaolo, a leading Italian and European bank, has selected iGenius, a company specializing in generative AI technology for business intelligence (BI), to implement its BI solutions. iGenius offers a platform called Crystal that simplifies data access using … Read the full press release

TotalEnergies Signs 15-Year Renewable PPA with Saint-Gobain to Decarbonize North American Operations

(IN BRIEF) TotalEnergies has inked a 15-year Renewable Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Saint-Gobain, marking the second long-term solar power supply agreement aimed at decarbonizing the building materials company’s 125 industrial sites in North America. TotalEnergies will provide clean energy … Read the full press release

Aviva and Socius Chosen as Preferred Bidders for London Cancer Hub Development

(IN BRIEF) Aviva and mixed-use developer Socius have been selected as the preferred bidders for the advancement of the London Cancer Hub (LCH), a world-leading district dedicated to cancer research and treatment in Sutton, London. The partnership will collaborate with … Read the full press release

DNV Urges Companies to Adopt Food Value Chain Certification to Combat Food Loss and Waste

(IN BRIEF) In recognition of the UN’s “International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste,” DNV emphasizes the role of certification in reducing food waste across the value chain. The UN reports a rise in hunger since 2014, with … Read the full press release

University of Exeter Launches “Exeter Innovation” Initiative to Tackle Key Challenges

(IN BRIEF) The University of Exeter has introduced a new initiative called “Exeter Innovation” aimed at fostering business partnerships and addressing contemporary challenges, including climate change and skills shortages. This initiative seeks to connect organizations with leading experts, support skill … Read the full press release

Fifth Annual “German AI Award” Recognizes Excellence in Artificial Intelligence

(IN BRIEF) The fifth annual “German AI Award” was presented in Berlin by WELT to honor outstanding achievements in the field of artificial intelligence (AI). The award ceremony included the AI Innovation Award, the AI User Award, and the AI … Read the full press release

50Hertz Signs €4.6 Billion Contracts for High-Performance Cables to Advance Germany’s Green Energy Goals

(IN BRIEF) 50Hertz, a major electricity transmission system operator in Germany, has entered into project and framework contracts with leading European cable manufacturers NKT and Prysmian Power Link. These contracts, valued at €4.6 billion, cover the production and installation of … Read the full press release

CUPRA Opens Stylish City Garage in Berlin’s Vibrant Am Tacheles District

(IN BRIEF) CUPRA, the Spanish automotive brand, has expanded its global presence by opening a new CUPRA City Garage in Berlin’s lively Am Tacheles district. The launch event celebrated the connection between Berlin and Barcelona, two cities known for their … Read the full press release

Dutch King Inaugurates Vattenfall’s 1.5 GW Offshore Wind Farm, Among World’s Largest

(IN BRIEF) Dutch King Willem-Alexander, alongside board members of Vattenfall, BASF, and Allianz, has officially inaugurated the Hollandse Kust Zuid 1-4 offshore wind farm in the North Sea. Located 18-36 kilometers off the Dutch coast, the wind farm features 139 … Read the full press release

Enel Completes Sale of 50% Stake in Australian Renewable Assets to INPEX

(IN BRIEF) Enel S.p.A., through its subsidiary Enel Green Power S.p.A. (EGP), has successfully finalized the sale of a 50% stake in its Australian renewable energy entities, Enel Green Power Australia Pty Ltd and Enel Green Power Australia Trust (collectively … Read the full press release

EBRD Supports Albania’s Agribusiness and Tourism Sectors with €2 Million Loan to Union Bank

(IN BRIEF) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is extending a loan of up to €2 million to Union Bank to bolster financing in Albania’s agribusiness and tourism sectors, essential for the country’s economic growth. Union Bank becomes … Read the full press release

European Leaders Call for Accelerated Clean Energy Transition at High-Level Conference

(IN BRIEF) The heads of the European Investment Bank (EIB), the European Central Bank (ECB), and the International Energy Agency (IEA) have convened in Paris to urge European government leaders, financial institutions, and industries to commit to a swift, equitable, … Read the full press release

Zhejiang Jingxing Paper Enhances Quality and Efficiency with State-of-the-Art DIP Line from ANDRITZ

(IN BRIEF) Zhejiang Jingxing Paper Co., Ltd., a prominent Chinese packaging paper and household tissue manufacturer, has successfully initiated operations on a high-capacity deinking pulp (DIP) line supplied by ANDRITZ at its facility in Pinghu City, Zhejiang Province, China. This … Read the full press release

ZF Wind Power Invests in Sustainable Water Transport for Offshore Wind Turbine Powertrains

(IN BRIEF) ZF Wind Power and Vestas are addressing the growing demand for wind energy and larger offshore wind turbines with the V236-15.0 MWTM powertrain. This powertrain aims to push the boundaries of offshore wind energy production, with a single … Read the full press release

ZF Introduces Next-Gen Rail Drives for Milan and Rome Metros, Enhancing Efficiency and Comfort

(IN BRIEF) ZF, a leading technology company, will supply the metros built by Hitachi Rail for Milan and Rome, Italy, with its latest two-stage spur gear drives. These drives offer several improvements, including a 10% reduction in weight, noise-optimized gearing, … Read the full press release

EWUU Alliance Strengthens Collaboration with New Scientific Directors and Director of Education

(IN BRIEF) The alliance of Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Wageningen University & Research (WUR), Utrecht University (UU), and UMC Utrecht (EWUU) has appointed two Scientific Directors and a Director of EWUU Education to enhance collaboration among the institutions. Ines … Read the full press release

Vestas Secures Order for 25 Wind Turbines in Sweden’s Horshaga Wind Park

(IN BRIEF) Vestas, a leading wind turbine manufacturer, has received a substantial order from SR Energy AB for the Horshaga wind park in southern Sweden’s Uppvidinge municipality. The order encompasses 20 V162-6.2 MW and five V150-4.5 MW wind turbines, along … Read the full press release

KVG Kiel Expands Electric Fleet with 50 New Generation Citeas from VDL Bus & Coach

(IN BRIEF) KVG Kieler Verkehrsgesellschaft mbH has entered into an agreement with VDL Bus & Coach to acquire 50 new generation Citea electric buses, with an option for an additional 10 units. These electric vehicles will be delivered in 2024 … Read the full press release

Outokumpu and Fissler Join Forces to Launch Low-Carbon Stainless Steel for Sustainable Cookware

(IN BRIEF) Outokumpu, a leader in sustainable stainless steel, and Fissler, a premium cookware manufacturer, have collaborated to introduce Outokumpu Circle Green®, an innovative stainless steel with a remarkable up to 92% reduction in carbon footprint compared to industry averages. … Read the full press release

Axel Springer Sells Stake in Ringier Axel Springer Schweiz as Part of Digital Strategy

(IN BRIEF) Axel Springer has divested its 35% stake in Ringier Axel Springer Schweiz (RASCH) to its joint venture partner, Ringier, as part of its digital strategy. This move allows Ringier to become the sole owner of a portfolio that … Read the full press release

E.ON to Deploy Over 1,200 Fast Charging Stations Across Germany as Part of Deutschlandnetz

(IN BRIEF) E.ON has secured a contract to construct and manage more than 1,200 new fast charging stations at approximately 140 locations in Germany as part of the “Deutschlandnetz” initiative led by the Ministry of Digital Affairs and Transport. The … Read the full press release

TotalEnergies to Expand High-Power EV Charging Network with 1,100 New Points Across Germany

(IN BRIEF) TotalEnergies has secured a contract to install and operate 1,100 high-power charge points (HPC) for electric vehicles (EVs) as part of the German government’s “Deutschlandnetz” initiative. These charging points, offering up to 200 kW charging power, will be … Read the full press release

BAE Systems and Malloy Aeronautics Showcase T-600 Heavy Lift Uncrewed Air System in NATO Maritime Exercise

(IN BRIEF) BAE Systems and Malloy Aeronautics demonstrated the capabilities of the T-600 heavy lift uncrewed air system (UAS) during the NATO exercise REPMUS 2023 in Portugal. The T-600 is an electric-powered UAS with vertical take-off and landing capabilities, capable … Read the full press release

EIB Provides €50 Million for Bocconi University Campus Upgrades and Decarbonization

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a €50 million loan agreement with Bocconi University in Milan to support the modernization and decarbonization of its campus facilities. This initial tranche of €30 million will fund the construction, renovation, … Read the full press release

EIB Provides €175 Million Loan to Valmet for Sustainable R&D in Pulp, Paper, and Energy Industries

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a €175 million loan agreement with Valmet, a Finnish technology and services provider for the pulp, paper, and energy sectors. This financing will support Valmet’s research, development, and innovation activities, aiming … Read the full press release