The move also complements the company's existing assets in the Netherlands and Germany, fitting seamlessly into their integrated hub model.
A senior executive at the power management company Eaton told Reuters that they are in talks with several European soccer stadium heads about using electric vehicle batteries to power their facilities. “Eaton takes the cells from the batteries of Japanese carmaker Nissan’s returned Leaf electric vehicles and repackages them into ... Read more »
Microsoft Corporation signed a new wind energy agreement on Wednesday to purchase 90 MW from Eneco’s offshore wind farm Borssele III/IV in the Netherlands. Under the terms of the deal, Eneco will provide renewable energy to Microsoft’s data centers for 15 years starting in 2022.
Microsoft signed a PPA with the Swedish state-owned energy company Vattenfall to purchase all the electricity produced from a new 180-megawatt wind farm being built in the Netherlands, according to an announcement this week. The farm will be located in the Wieringermeer polder, near Amsterdam, next to Microsoft’s data center ... Read more »
Water, says Dow’s Niels Groot, “sits at the intersection of necessity and scarcity. Since we do not have a replacement for water, we’ve got to focus on the scarcity side of the picture.” In an effort to reduce freshwater use at its largest chemical facility, Dow partnered with Evides Water ... Read more »
Arizona Chemical has started construction on a 100 percent recycled asphalt pavement bike lane in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Rotterdam is the first city in the Netherlands to use 100 percent recycled asphalt in a sub, base and top layer of a bicycle road. This is the first time 100 percent recycled ... Read more »
HoSt’s thermal pressure hydrolysis (TPH) pilot plant is now operating at the Netherland’s wastewater treatment plant Echten. The first batch of sludge is hydrolyzed with steam and pumped to the digester. The system reduces the cost of sludge treatment and allows recovery of the raw materials, the company says. It ... Read more »
Avery Dennison and Belgian-based Seliplast AG (acronym for Second Life for Plastics) have launched what they say is a first-of-its-kind recycling option for label matrix waste made of polypropylene and polyethylene. The program is now available to converters in Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany and France. This new offering builds on ... Read more »
International waste-to-product company Shanks Group has launched a hazardous waste ultrasonic cleaning service in the Netherlands, which it says will increase volumes and improve efficiency. Reym, part of Shanks’ Hazardous Waste Division, uses the technology for cleaning large pipe bundles from refineries. The pipes are put into the ultrasonic cleaning ... Read more »
AkzoNobel has joined forces with SuikerUnie, Rabobank, Deloitte, Investment and Development Agency for the Northern Netherlands, Groningen Seaports, and the Province of Groningen, to produce chemicals from beet-derived sugar feedstock. The parties have asked Deloitte to perform a feasibility study to provide an independent critical review and economic assessment on ... Read more »
AkzoNobel has launched an additive for road salt that helps to protect against frost damage and makes driving safer. Inspired by the ability of certain animals to withstand cold and prevent ice forming in their bodies, Ecosel AsphaltProtection is a fully biodegradable additive for de-icing brine. It works by slowing ... Read more »
Over 77 percent of total European plastic waste is generated by seven countries, and of those, the UK is the worst when it comes to recycling and energy recovery, according to a recent report by Wrights GPX Plastics. The report notes that although there has been a positive trend in ... Read more »