Tag: Netherlands

Shell to build 820,000-ton per year biofuel facility in Rotterdam

Shell to build 820,000-ton per year biofuel facility in Rotterdam

September 16, 2021 |

In the Netherlands, Royal Dutch Shell plc announced a final investment decision to build an 820,000-tons-a-year biofuels facility at the Shell Energy and Chemicals Park Rotterdam, the Netherlands, formerly known as the Pernis refinery. Once built, the facility will be among the biggest in Europe to produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and renewable diesel made […]

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Uniper and Port of Rotterdam agree to develop green hydrogen production

Uniper and Port of Rotterdam agree to develop green hydrogen production

September 15, 2021 |

In the Netherlands, Uniper and the Port of Rotterdam Authority have entered into an agreement for developing the production of green hydrogen at the Uniper location on Maasvlakte. These plans build on the findings of a recent feasibility study and are in line with the new hydrogen infrastructure that has been planned and the growing […]

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“Living” coffins prove popular in Netherlands

“Living” coffins prove popular in Netherlands

September 13, 2021 |

In the Netherlands, living coffins made of mycelium and moss have been so popular that the manufacturer has had to expand production. According to Living Cocoon, almost 100 people have chosen the natural coffins, which were developed by company founder Bob Hendrikx, researchers from Delft University of Technology, and the Naturalis natural history museum.  The […]

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DSM and Meatable partner to overcome major cultured meat hurdle

DSM and Meatable partner to overcome major cultured meat hurdle

September 13, 2021 |

In the Netherlands, cultured meat startup Meatable has entered into a joint development deal with DSM to develop lower-cost growth media. Comprised of essential nutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins, sales, vitamins and growth factors, growth media is often cited as a key barrier to widespread consumption of lab-grown meat. Currently, it can account for as […]

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Dutch startup grows mink fur in a lab

Dutch startup grows mink fur in a lab

September 6, 2021 |

In the Netherlands, Geneus Biotech is using cellular agriculture technology to “bioprint” fur that could replace the controversial mink farming industry.  Dubbed Furoid, the lab-grown fur is 100% animal free.  “Furoid’s intention fits in with the recent attempts by cellular food companies to create foods such as caviar, foie gras and wagyu beef that are […]

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EU corn crush margins fall to lowest in eight years

EU corn crush margins fall to lowest in eight years

August 4, 2021 |

In the Netherlands, Platts reports the crush margin for corn-based ethanol in Europe has fallen to the lowest level in eight years at negative EUR153 per cubic meter. Higher corn prices in major exporting countries due to adverse weather is the main driver for the ever-worsening return for EU corn ethanol producers. The frosts in […]

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New GHG accounting and insetting guidelines launched for SAF

New GHG accounting and insetting guidelines launched for SAF

July 20, 2021 |

In the Netherlands, the Smart Freight Centre and MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics have launched new greenhouse gas accounting and insetting guidelines for sustainable aviation fuel to facilitate the use of more SAF and help decarbonize the sector. The guidelines outline an approach to insetting that is flexible enough to drive the long-term value […]

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Dutch slaughter-free leather startup raises $3 million 

Dutch slaughter-free leather startup raises $3 million 

July 12, 2021 |

In the Netherlands, startup Qorium has raised €2.6 million ($3.1 million) to advance its cell culture and tissue engineering process for producing collagen for slaughter-free leather.   The funding was led by Brightlands Venture Partners. Funds will be used to scale up R&D at the company’s campus at Maastricht University.   “Qorium is a game-changing technology that will bring sustainable natural leather to the […]

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GoodFuels and Berge Bulk successfully complete marine biofuel bunkering

GoodFuels and Berge Bulk successfully complete marine biofuel bunkering

July 6, 2021 |

In the Netherlands, GoodFuels and independent dry bulk owner Berge Bulk have announced the successful completion of a recent bunkering of advanced marine biofuel from 100% sustainable feedstock onboard the 181,403 dwt bulk carrier Berge Tsurugi. As part of Berge Bulk’s industry-leading ambition to be carbon neutral by 2025, Berge Tsurugi received a delivery of […]

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GIDARA Energy teams with PARO, bp and Linde on Advanced Methanol Amsterdam

GIDARA Energy teams with PARO, bp and Linde on Advanced Methanol Amsterdam

July 1, 2021 |

In the Netherlands, GIDARA Energy announced a collaboration between its Advanced Methanol Amsterdam (“AMA”) facility and key players in the value chain from non-recyclable waste to advanced methanol: PARO, bp and Linde. Together with AMA, Amsterdam-based waste treatment company PARO will pelletize the non-recyclable waste to be used as feedstock in the facility. The Pelletized […]

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