Tag: Netherlands

Dutch company testing 100% biobased running sneaker

Dutch company testing 100% biobased running sneaker

October 19, 2020 |

In the Netherlands, a running shoe brand has designed a 100% plant-based sneaker, jumping ahead of larger brands that have introduced athletic shoes that are partially biobased or incorporate recycled materials. Zen Running Club says its trainer boasts a midsole made of sugarcane and algae and an outsole comprised of natural rubber. “The sugarcane is […]

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Meet Luca, TU/ecomotive’s latest biobased car

Meet Luca, TU/ecomotive’s latest biobased car

October 19, 2020 |

In the Netherlands, a student team and an Israel startup have designed and constructed a prototype electric car with numerous biobased elements, including coconut fiber and horsehair seats and a flax chassis. Dubbed Luca, the zero-waste vehicle was designed by TU/ecomotive, a student company at Eindhoven University of Technology, and UBQ, a Tel Aviv-Yafo-based company […]

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Dutch company designs biodegradable clothing hangers

Dutch company designs biodegradable clothing hangers

October 12, 2020 |

In the Netherlands, a company has launched a biodegradable clothing hanger made from renewable materials such as potato starch, corn, beetroot, coffee grounds and grass. Hooks Creative says the hanger took two years to develop and local production was prioritized. “We can now put an end to the gigantic CO2 emissions by sea freight from […]

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Dutch town gives lignin-based asphalt a test drive

Dutch town gives lignin-based asphalt a test drive

October 5, 2020 |

In the Netherlands, lignin will replace bitumen as an asphalt binder on a stretch of road being constructed in Vlissingen. Road construction uses large amounts of bitumen, a mixture of hydrocarbons generated during oil refining that binds and strengthens asphalt. Bioasphalt firm H4A will use lignin sourced from Finland’s Stora Enso for the test patch, […]

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PeelPioneers tripling peel processing capacity in the Netherlands

PeelPioneers tripling peel processing capacity in the Netherlands

October 5, 2020 |

In the Netherlands, scale-up PeelPioneers is building Europe’s largest peel processing factory in Den Bosch, the Netherlands. Supermarkets, restaurants and hotels that offer freshly-squeezed orange juice to their customers now have an effective, sustainable way to dispose of their growing pile of peels. Supported by a strong consortium of investors, the new plant triples the […]

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Be a fun guy in life and in death: Dutch designer testing mycelium coffins

Be a fun guy in life and in death: Dutch designer testing mycelium coffins

September 21, 2020 |

In the Netherlands, a Technical University of Delft researcher has taken the green funeral trend to the next level with a mycelium coffin. Dubbed Living Cocoon, Bob Hendrikx says the mycelium vessel helps compost the body and remove toxins from soil. Each coffin takes a week to grow, and two to three years to break […]

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European T2 ethanol prices reach record high on tight ARA supplies

European T2 ethanol prices reach record high on tight ARA supplies

August 10, 2020 |

In the Netherlands, Platts reports T2 ethanol prices reached a record high of EUR809/cu m FOB Rotterdam on the back of tight supplies in the ARA region. Spot availability is almost nil, forcing the price up EUR131 in just a week, a shocking turnaround compared to record lows seen in March as a result of […]

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European T2 ethanol hits eight-year high and record premium against gasoline

European T2 ethanol hits eight-year high and record premium against gasoline

August 5, 2020 |

In the Netherlands, Platts reports European T2 ethanol rose to an eight-year high this week at EUR715/cu m FOB Rotterdam, up EUR51 on the week, with the highest-ever premium to gasoline at $559.49/cu m. Even though prices were at a record low in March during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, demand recovered faster than […]

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KLM slammed for how it advertises aviation biofuel use on its website

KLM slammed for how it advertises aviation biofuel use on its website

August 3, 2020 |

In the Netherlands, in a non-binding ruling, the Dutch Advertising Code Committee recommended KLM should change the way it advertises the use of biofuels on its website. On its website, KLM had suggested that biofuel is used on a large scale by making the point that “biofuels are mixed with conventional fossil kerosene to a […]

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Dutch company set to launch shoe made from wine waste

Dutch company set to launch shoe made from wine waste

July 27, 2020 |

In the Netherlands, footwear company Mercer Amsterdam has announced it will launch a sneaker made from wine waste, recycled polyethylene terephthalate, and algae-based ethylene vinyl acetate. Dubbed W3RD Wine Pack, Mercer Amsterdam partnered with Vegea for the wine waste material. The company says the soft vegan leather is made from the waste skins, stalks, and […]

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