Tag: Netherlands

Stolt Tanker to trial GoodFuels marine biofuel on Rotterdam-to-Houston route

Stolt Tanker to trial GoodFuels marine biofuel on Rotterdam-to-Houston route

April 7, 2021 |

In the Netherlands, Ship and Bunker reports Stolt Tanker has teamed with GoodFuels to trial marine biofuel in the chemical tanker Stolt Inspiration’s Rotterdam-to-Houston run. With marine biofuels becoming more competitive, with the premium over conventional fuels having shrunk to just a few percent, more companies are doing trials such as Stolt, this time with […]

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Dutch cultivated meat maker Meatable raises $47 million

Dutch cultivated meat maker Meatable raises $47 million

March 29, 2021 |

In the Netherlands, Dutch cell-based meat maker Meatable has raised $47 million to build a small-scale test unit at the Biotech Campus Delft and add new products to its portfolio.   The company is focusing on cultivating meat using pig and cow induced pluripotent stem cells instead of growth factors, which make up much of […]

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Seed PPE lets you prevent COVID and plant a garden

Seed PPE lets you prevent COVID and plant a garden

March 15, 2021 |

In the Netherlands, graphic designer Marianne de Groot-Pons has created biodegradable face masks with embedded seeds to help address the mountain of waste being generated by personal protective equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Her company, Marie Bee Bloom, produces the masks from rice paper and fills each with meadow flower seeds. If the masks are […]

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Corbion announces lactic acid capacity expansions at several sites globally

Corbion announces lactic acid capacity expansions at several sites globally

March 15, 2021 |

In the Netherlands, Corbion has announced a series of global investments in lactic acid and lactic-acid derivatives capacity.  Capacity increases are planned for the company’s sites in Gorinchem, Netherlands; Rayong, Thailand; Campos, Brazil; and Montmeló, Spain. The company had previously announced a capacity addition at Blair, Nebraska as well. All the investments combined will add […]

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Neste chooses Rotterdam for major renewable products capacity expansion

Neste chooses Rotterdam for major renewable products capacity expansion

March 15, 2021 |

In the Netherlands, Neste announced in March 2020 an intention to increase its renewable products production capacity in Europe according to the company strategy. The company has now concluded a thorough study phase concerning the two possible locations, Porvoo, Finland and Rotterdam in the Netherlands. Neste has existing sites in both locations. While there are […]

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Neste’s purchase of Bunge Loders Croklaan’s Rotterdam refinery approved by authorities

Neste’s purchase of Bunge Loders Croklaan’s Rotterdam refinery approved by authorities

March 2, 2021 |

In the Netherlands, Neste’s acquisition of Bunge Loders Croklaan’s refinery plant in Rotterdam has been approved by regulatory authorities, and the transaction was completed on March 1, 2021. The transition of operations and employees will be implemented in phases with the refinery plant’s full and modified pretreatment capacity available for processing Neste’s feedstock by the […]

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Mosa Meat closes $85 million Series B round

Mosa Meat closes $85 million Series B round

March 1, 2021 |

In the Netherlands, lab-grown meat startup Mosa Meat has closed on an additional $10 million in funding, bringing its total Series B investment round to $85 million.  The company will use the funds to scale production at its Maastricht, Netherlands production facility, where it recently manufactured the world’s first lab-grown beef burger.  The funding round […]

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Royal Vopak expands biofuel storage at PT Jakarta Tank Terminal

Royal Vopak expands biofuel storage at PT Jakarta Tank Terminal

February 17, 2021 |

In the Netherlands, Royal Vopak announced the expansion with 100,000 cbm for the storage of gasoline and biofuels of the PT Jakarta Tank Terminal (JTT), a joint venture company in Indonesia between Royal Vopak and PT AKR Corporindo Tbk (AKR). The expansion will take the total tank capacity of JTT to more than 350,000 cbm. […]

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Natural materials make inroads into demanding wind power applications

Natural materials make inroads into demanding wind power applications

February 15, 2021 |

In the Netherlands, engineering firm Greenboats has created a wind turbine casing made from natural flax and balsa fibers and held together with a biobased epoxy made by Sicomin. The 7.3-meter long structure can withstand wind loads as high as 55 m/s.  The firm, which says this is one of the world’s largest structures ever […]

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Dutch brand to launch bioplastic construction blocks

Dutch brand to launch bioplastic construction blocks

February 8, 2021 |

In the Netherlands, BioBuddi has patented toy construction blocks made of biobased plastic developed in collaboration with Wageningen University.  The blocks are set to launch this month and be the first of a line of toys intended to promote carbon-neutral production and biobased materials.  Other toys, such as puzzles, will be available later this year. […]

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