Tag: Netherlands

Neste confirms final investment decision for Rotterdam facility

Neste confirms final investment decision for Rotterdam facility

June 28, 2022 |

In the Netherlands, Neste Corporation has made the final investment decision to invest into new renewable products production capacity in Rotterdam. The decision is based on demand for renewable products growing substantially with customers’ higher climate ambitions. Neste’s current 1.4 million ton capacity for renewable products in Rotterdam is the largest in Europe. The Rotterdam […]

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Carlsberg announces trial run of 8,000 biobased beer bottles

Carlsberg announces trial run of 8,000 biobased beer bottles

June 27, 2022 |

In the Netherlands, popular brewer Carlsberg has launched the largest trial to date of its biobased and fully recyclable beer bottles. Dubbed Fibre Bottle, 8,000 bottles will be distributed throughout Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, United Kingdom, Poland, Germany and France at select festivals and flagship events, as well as targeted product samplings. Testing at this […]

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Dutch bank offers mortgage discounts for renewable construction

Dutch bank offers mortgage discounts for renewable construction

June 20, 2022 |

In the Netherlands, building a home from straw or fungi could earn you a cheaper mortgage. Introduced by Triodos, a bank headquartered in Zeist, the “bio-based mortgage” provides a lower interest rate to homes bought or built using materials such as wood, flax, or fungi.  The bank estimates just 1-2% of buildings in the country […]

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Albert Heijn wants to switch all transport to biofuels by 2024

Albert Heijn wants to switch all transport to biofuels by 2024

June 2, 2022 |

In the Netherlands, Albert Heijn, together with its partners, is accelerating the sustainability of transport to stores and customers. From the end of 2022, both the home delivery of groceries and the supplies to the shops in the center of The Hague will be 100% electric. Rotterdam, Utrecht and Amsterdam follow. For customers and local […]

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Leiden University researcher provides new design rules on efficient artificial photosynthesis

Leiden University researcher provides new design rules on efficient artificial photosynthesis

June 2, 2022 |

In the Netherlands, artificial photosynthesis, like the natural variant in green plants, consists of two parts. One is water splitting into hydrogen and oxygen. The other one is carbon dioxide reduction into energy-rich hydrocarbons. The target is to achieve these two parts in one system that on the one hand reduces the CO2 content of […]

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Dutch startup uses biopolymers to restore reefs

Dutch startup uses biopolymers to restore reefs

May 30, 2022 |

In the Netherlands, biologists from Burger’s Zoo in Arnhem have teamed up with Delft-based startup Reefy and University of Wageningen to test materials for coral reef restoration in the zoo’s 750,000-liter aquarium.  The material is an undisclosed biopolymer that is biodegradable.  “The coral needs a base to grow on. By the time the coral is […]

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IKEA lifts sustainable mattress ambitions

IKEA lifts sustainable mattress ambitions

May 30, 2022 |

In the Netherlands, furniture and homegoods giant IKEA has vowed to make a minimum of 20% of its mattress materials recycled or renewable by 2025.  With this initiative, IKEA aims to reduce foam ending up in landfill, decrease pollution, and drive the industry agenda to develop foam solutions centered around recycled materials.  “Since 2015 IKEA […]

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Avantium scores $3.22M EU grant to demo electrochemical conversion of carbon dioxide

Avantium scores $3.22M EU grant to demo electrochemical conversion of carbon dioxide

May 24, 2022 |

In the Netherlands, Avantium N.V. has been awarded a €3 million grant by the EU Horizon Europe program for its participation in the 4-year research and development program WaterProof. This program aims to demonstrate the value of electrochemical conversion of carbon dioxide (CO2) into high-value chemicals and products. The €3 million grant will be paid […]

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Safety meets sustainability: Dutch design studio unveils biodegradable bike helmet

Safety meets sustainability: Dutch design studio unveils biodegradable bike helmet

May 23, 2022 |

In the Netherlands, Studio MOM has developed a 100% biodegradable bike helmet made from the root structure of fungus and hemp textiles.   Dubbed MyHelmet, the protective gear was designed by Alessandra Sisti, a junior designer at Studio MOM, as her graduation project from the Politecnico di Milano’s Design and Engineering masters program.   The helmet is […]

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Dutch firm plans eight straw houses

Dutch firm plans eight straw houses

May 23, 2022 |

In the Netherlands, Ballast Nedam Development is planning eight houses with prefab straw panels.  The design was the result of a contest dubbed “Nature House,” or Natuurhuis in Dutch, to develop materials for climate-positive housing. The first pilot project will take place in Heeze in the province of Noord-Brabant. “The Nature House fulfils the high […]

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