The Netherlands – Vattenfall and BASF have agreed to sell 49.5 percent of Vattenfall’s Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) offshore wind farm in the Netherlands.
The Netherlands – The TIADE project is a collaboration between GE Renewable Energy, LM Wind Power, and TNO to develop technologies and design methodologies for more efficient operation of next-generation wind turbine rotors, wind farms with huge rotor wakes, and to demonstrate them in the field.
Norway – BW Ideol has signed an agreement with Hitachi ABB Power Grids for an industry-first collaboration on the development of scalable floating substations to support the development of profitable commercial-scale floating offshore wind farms with high-capacity wind turbines.
United Kingdom – As part of the £41 million Energy Superhub Oxford (ESO) project, Pivot Power, a subsidiary of EDF Renewables, Wärtsilä, and Habitat Energy activated the UK’s first grid-scale battery storage system directly connected to the transmission network.
Germany – The Finnish company UPM-Kymmene selected Siemens Energy to supply electrification, automation, and digitalization packages for a next-generation biorefinery currently under construction in Leuna, Germany.
Sweden – Vattenfall has created a climate-smart hydrocarbon concrete with less cement content that can cut carbon dioxide emissions by a quarter.
Australia – The Clean Energy Council has expressed its dissatisfaction with the Federal Government’s attitude to solar panel waste.
United States – Recurrent Energy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Canadian Solar, has increased its energy storage footprint in the United States by contracting to build five top Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) in 2021 and 2022.
Sweden – Ovako is forming a partnership with the Volvo Group, Hitachi ABB Power Grids Sweden, H2 Green Steel, and Nel Hydrogen to invest in hydrogen production at Hofors,
Sweden – The IKEA Foundation and The Rockefeller Foundation are teaming up to create a $1 billion worldwide platform to combat climate change and energy poverty.
United Kingdom/United States – Oil and gas major, bp, has invested $7 million in smart electric vehicle (EV) charging firm, IoTecha.
Spain – Enerfin, a subsidiary of Elecnor, plans to build a green hydrogen production plant called “GREEN H2 Langosteira” in the Port of A Coruña, in Punta Langosteira.
Germany – Neste and LyondellBasell have agreed a long-term commercial partnership in which LyondellBasell will source Neste RE, a feedstock made from 100 percent renewable bio-based feedstock such as waste and leftover oils and fats.
Finland – Fortum has decided to extend its lithium-ion battery recycling capacity by constructing a new hydrometallurgical plant in Harjavalta, Finland.
Canada – Pembina and TC Energy intend to collaborate on the development of a global carbon transportation and sequestration system that will be capable of carrying more than 20 million tonnes of CO2 yearly once completed.
Finland- Wärtsilä and Vantaa Energy, have signed a co-operation agreement for pre-engineering and development of a Power-to-Gas (P2G) plant for Vantaa Energy.
Germany – Fraunhofer Institute UMSICHT, SABIC, and Procter & Gamble (P&G) have joined forces in an innovative circular economy pilot project to demonstrate the viability of closed-loop recycling of single-use face masks.
Finland – Wärtsilä is actively supporting a co-programmed collaboration between the European Commission and the Waterborne Technology Platform.
Finland – Hitachi ABB Power Grids has been granted a contract to provide one of Europe’s largest battery energy storage systems (BESS) to Teollisuuden Voima (TVO) on the island of Olkiluoto.
Spain – Life Ecomethylal Project, coordinated by Alimplas, has resulted in the building of a chemical recycling plant that converts one kilo of non-recyclable waste into half a kilo of methylal.