Tag: belgium

New biobased textile chems add antimicrobial and heat-dissipating function

New biobased textile chems add antimicrobial and heat-dissipating function

January 9, 2020 |

In Belgium, Devan Chemicals will launch two renewable textile finishing products at industry trade show Heimtextil. The offering includes a renewable antimicrobial, dubbed BI-OME natural, and phase-change material, called Tones of Cool Bio. BI-OME includes linseed oil and chrysanthemum. Devan says the product leverages plants’ own antimicrobial defense systems.  “As known, the bedding industry and […]

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Belgium to boost biofuel blending to 9.6% from January 1

Belgium to boost biofuel blending to 9.6% from January 1

December 30, 2019 |

In Belgium, the Brussels Times newspaper reports that both gasoline and diesel are expected to increase by 2 cents per liter at the pump from January after biofuel blending is increased to 9.6% in order to comply with the Renewable Energy Directive and the Fuel Quality Directive. Most European countries have rushed to get the […]

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ArcelorMittal Europe announces strategy to reduce carbon emissions 30% by 2030

ArcelorMittal Europe announces strategy to reduce carbon emissions 30% by 2030

December 19, 2019 |

In Belgium, ArcelorMittal Europe announced a CO2 roadmap to reduce emissions by 30% by 2030. The target, for ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products, is in line with an ambition announced in May this year, to be carbon neutral in Europe by 2050. The roadmap to achieve the 30% target is based on three distinct pathways […]

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Brazilian ethanol production breaks record through November at 31.72 billion liters

Brazilian ethanol production breaks record through November at 31.72 billion liters

December 11, 2019 |

In Belgium, Renewables Now reports Brazilian ethanol production broke a record for the season through November with 22.04 billion liters of hydrous and 9.68 billion liters for anhydrous. During November, UNICA reported mills sold 2.83 billion liters of ethanol, of which 1.94 billion liters were hydrous, while just 143.81 million liters were exported. The Brazilian […]

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European Commission beats US to the punch with EU Green Deal

European Commission beats US to the punch with EU Green Deal

December 11, 2019 |

In Belgium, the European Commission presented The European Green Deal – a roadmap for making the EU’s economy sustainable by turning climate and environmental challenges into opportunities across all policy areas and making the transition just and inclusive for all. The European Green Deal covers all sectors of the economy, notably transport, energy, agriculture, buildings, and […]

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European Commission extends biodiesel AD duties on Indonesia for five years

European Commission extends biodiesel AD duties on Indonesia for five years

December 9, 2019 |

In Belgium, Bloomberg reports that the European Commission is published in its Official Journal the five year extension on anti-dumping duties for Indonesia biodiesel imports, a move that is wide expected to create further trade tension between the bloc and the Southeast Asian country who is fighting against Europe’s pushback on palm oil for biodiesel. […]

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New E4tech study shows Europe’s ethanol industry could be supplied without exceeding crop-based cap

New E4tech study shows Europe’s ethanol industry could be supplied without exceeding crop-based cap

November 19, 2019 |

In Belgium, Europe’s need for better-performing, low-carbon fuels to reduce emissions from existing and new cars could be met by the ethanol industry, within the RED II framework, that is without exceeding the cap on crop-based biofuels and as a response to the advanced biofuels sub-target, according to new research. A study by sustainable energy […]

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European Economic and Social Committee calls for more investment in blue bioeconomy

European Economic and Social Committee calls for more investment in blue bioeconomy

November 5, 2019 |

In Belgium, at the behest of the European Council’s Finnish Presidency earlier this year, the European Economic and Social Committee has released an exploratory opinion that shows there is a vast amount of expertise, know-how and human tradition linked to water, aquatic resources and the blue bio-economy in Europe. Nonetheless, with regard to its potential […]

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Jan De Nul Group goes 100% biofuel for dredging work

Jan De Nul Group goes 100% biofuel for dredging work

November 4, 2019 |

In Belgium, Jan De Nul Group has begun to carry out dredging work in the Benelux with 100% renewable fuel. With this, the world player is further committing itself to immediately and considerably reducing its CO₂ emissions. Trailing suction hopper dredger Alexander von Humboldt will from now on sail on renewable biofuel from certified and […]

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Ecover using InBev waste alcohol and water from alcohol-free beer to produce detergents

Ecover using InBev waste alcohol and water from alcohol-free beer to produce detergents

October 24, 2019 |

In Belgium, RetailDetail reports that Ecover has teamed up with InBev, creating detergents from the alcohol removed from InBev’s alcohol-free beers. Both the water and ethanol in Ecover’s “Too Good to Waste” detergent line come from InBev’s beer making process, making up at least a quarter of the overall content. Ecover sees waste as a […]

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