Tag: Netherlands

Arriva trials HVO on Dutch train route ahead of September roll out

Arriva trials HVO on Dutch train route ahead of September roll out

June 30, 2020 |

In the Netherlands, rail operator Arriva has completed a trial using HVO on a train running between Groningen and Friesland ahead of the September roll out where the company plans to operate several of its routes using the biofuel. In an effort to reduce its environmental impact, the company has invested in 50 new trains […]

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Neste, McDonald’s Netherlands and HAVI create circular economy partnership

Neste, McDonald’s Netherlands and HAVI create circular economy partnership

June 24, 2020 |

In the Netherlands, Neste, McDonald’s Netherlands and HAVI have joined forces to create a circular economy partnership. The collaboration will see McDonald’s restaurants in the Netherlands recycling the used cooking oil from French fries into Neste MY Renewable Diesel™. The fuel will be used in HAVI trucks that deliver goods to McDonald’s. Neste MY Renewable […]

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Jan De Nul Group completes 2,000 hours of marine biofuel trial

Jan De Nul Group completes 2,000 hours of marine biofuel trial

June 18, 2020 |

In the Netherlands, Jan De Nul Group has completed, in close collaboration with MAN Energy Solutions and GoodFuels, 2,000 hours using 100% renewable 2nd generation Biofuel Oil (BFO) on board the Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger Alexander von Humboldt. This major milestone represents the longest continuous use of 100% sustainable marine biofuel in the maritime industry. […]

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Japanese and Dutch researchers use anaerobic method to disinfest soil

Japanese and Dutch researchers use anaerobic method to disinfest soil

June 15, 2020 |

In Japan, scientists in Japan and the Netherlands have independently developed anaerobic soil disinfestation, also known as biological soil disinfestation or reductive soil disinfestation, to kill off pathogenic bacteria, parasitic nematodes and even weeds in soils without using pesticides. By covering the soil with plastic to cut off access to oxygen, unwanted organisms suffocate and […]

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Dutch renewable energy consumption grew 16% in 2019 with big bioenergy push

Dutch renewable energy consumption grew 16% in 2019 with big bioenergy push

June 4, 2020 |

In the Netherlands, the Dutch statistics service CBS says that in 2019, renewable energy consumption in the Netherlands grew by 16 percent to 181 petajoules (PJ) relative to the previous year. More than half of this increase was due to increased consumption of biomass, particularly co-firing in power plants and in the form of biodiesel […]

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University of Leiden find micro-movements in laccase enzyme could help biofuel cells

University of Leiden find micro-movements in laccase enzyme could help biofuel cells

June 1, 2020 |

In the Netherlands, University of Leiden researchers have found minute movements in the laccase enzyme, a very efficient catalyst, which makes it interesting for use in biofuel cells. The laccase enzyme is able to efficiently create water from oxygen without creating hydrogen peroxide, an unstable compound that would damage biofuel cells. Because proteins tend to […]

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TU/e-led consortium IDEALFUEL seeks to produce wood-based marine fuels

TU/e-led consortium IDEALFUEL seeks to produce wood-based marine fuels

May 11, 2020 |

In the Netherlands, many ships use heavy fuel oils that contain large amounts of sulphur and nitrogen leading to the emission of greenhouse gases and other damaging substances. The TU/e-led consortium IDEALFUEL seeks to address this issue by developing new, efficient and low-cost methods to produce low-sulphur heavy fuel oils from wood-based non-food biomass. The […]

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Neste acquires Count Terminal Rotterdam

Neste acquires Count Terminal Rotterdam

May 7, 2020 |

In the Netherlands, Neste acquired 100% of the Dutch Count Companies BV’s Count Terminal Rotterdam BV and its supporting entities, part of the First Dutch Group of Peter Goedvolk. The transaction was signed and closed on 7 May 2020. Count Terminal Rotterdam stores, refines and blends renewable waste and residue-based raw materials in the Rotterdam […]

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Recycling Technologies to open first EU facility in the Netherlands

Recycling Technologies to open first EU facility in the Netherlands

April 23, 2020 |

In the UK, Recycling Technologies Ltd, a specialist plastic recycling technology provider and Brightlands Chemelot Campus, an innovation, research and technological growth hub announce today they have signed the first agreement towards the installation of Recycling Technologies’ first European plastic chemical recycling machine, the RT7000, within the Campus in the Netherlands. Recycling Technologies has developed […]

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HoSt supplying biomethane turnkey project to Frisian dairy

HoSt supplying biomethane turnkey project to Frisian dairy

April 6, 2020 |

In the Netherlands, HoSt is once again turn-key supplying a Microferm Green Gas installation within the ‘Jumpstart’ initiative of dairy cooperative FrieslandCampina. This time at a dairy farm in the Frisian Boornbergum. In this manure digester, only proprietary manure is digested to produce 40 Nm3 (cubic meter) of biomethane per hour. Thanks to the Microferm, […]

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