Tag: Netherlands

Ukraine war-induced woes seen continuing to plague European ethanol market

Ukraine war-induced woes seen continuing to plague European ethanol market

January 5, 2023 |

In the Netherlands, Platts reports that it expects the European ethanol market to continue to suffer from the same issues in 2023 as the year prior due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine: high fuel prices creating high grain prices and in turn leading to low margins as well as difficulty in securing grain supplies […]

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Fashion for Good launches Home-Compostable Polybag Project

Fashion for Good launches Home-Compostable Polybag Project

January 4, 2023 |

In the Netherlands, Fashion for Good launches the Home-Compostable Polybag Project, a pilot to test alternatives to conventional single-use polybags. Orchestrated by Fashion for Good in partnership with C&A and Levi Strauss & Co., this six-month project uses novel bags from Fashion for Good innovators TIPA Corp. and Greenhope. These bags are made with bio-based […]

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AIDAprima bunkers 100% biofuel in Rotterdam

AIDAprima bunkers 100% biofuel in Rotterdam

December 12, 2022 |

In the Netherlands, during its port call to Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on December 8, GoodFuels successfully delivered its 100% biofuel to the Hyperion-class cruise ship, AIDAprima. This bunkering of 100% biofuels for AIDAprima marks another important step forward to achieving sustainability and decarbonization in the cruise industry. AIDA Cruises’ vessel was supplied with a 100% […]

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All ground handling vehicles at Schiphol to transition to HVO100

All ground handling vehicles at Schiphol to transition to HVO100

December 8, 2022 |

In the Netherlands, soon, all ground handling vehicles on the apron at Schiphol will refuel using renewable fuel HVO100. Using this fuel means a 98% reduction in CO2 emissions. The renewable diesel will be used as an intermediate solution until all vehicles run on electricity or hydrogen and are emission free. Parties in the aviation sector […]

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GoodShipping and Port of Rotterdam Authority team on insetting concept

GoodShipping and Port of Rotterdam Authority team on insetting concept

December 7, 2022 |

In the Netherlands, companies that import or export their freight by vessel generally have little influence on the container shipping company’s fuel choice. GoodShipping aims to change this with the ‘insetting’ concept. The Port of Rotterdam Authority and GoodShipping are conducting a joint campaign to inform companies of this concept so they can have part […]

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Giving linoleum another look

Giving linoleum another look

December 5, 2022 |

In the Netherlands, Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Lina Chi is hoping to reinvigorate use of linoleum—a biobased material launched in the 1950s that became popular in the 1950s as a flooring material but would eventually be supplanted by polyvinyl chloride. Made from materials such as cork, wood dust and limestone mixed with linseed oil and […]

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SHV Energy and GTI Energy team up to further develop commercial-scale renewable propane

SHV Energy and GTI Energy team up to further develop commercial-scale renewable propane

November 22, 2022 |

In the Netherlands, SHV Energy and US-based GTI Energy are entering into a strategic partnership to further develop a process for commercial-scale, on-purpose production of renewable propane. The process will employ a novel technology for producing renewable propane and butane (also known as bioLPG) from bioethanol, delivering the propane and butane as the primary products, […]

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Neste amongst investors to pump $11M into Dutch circularity startup

Neste amongst investors to pump $11M into Dutch circularity startup

November 21, 2022 |

In the Netherlands, Neste, Brightlands Venture Partners, 4 Impact VC and Asahi Kasei announce a combined EUR11 million investment into Netherlands-based startup Circularise. The goal of the investment is to accelerate the transformation to more sustainable materials within the polymers and chemicals industry by providing new digital solutions to boost traceability and visibility of material […]

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University of Twente researchers and Shell develop new way to convert CO2 into CO

University of Twente researchers and Shell develop new way to convert CO2 into CO

November 21, 2022 |

In the Netherlands, researchers from the University of Twente, in collaboration with Shell, developed a new mechanism that makes the conversion of carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide, which is an essential feedstock in the production of chemicals. Within this project under the umbrella of the Advanced Research Center Chemical Building Blocks Consortium (ARC CBBC), the […]

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Success of biobased noodle cups feeds further collaboration 

Success of biobased noodle cups feeds further collaboration 

November 14, 2022 |

In the Netherlands, Be Good Friends and TotalEnergies Corbion have formally entered into a long-term collaborative arrangement for application development and supply of TotalEnergies Corbion’s Luminy® PLA [polylactic acid]. BGF recently launched a single-use, 100% biobased and biodegradable noodle cup in South Korea. The foamed cup is the result of a joint development and uses […]

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