Month: October 2022

Kimberly-Clark Professional launches a 100% bio-based and recyclable core plug for its hand towel range

Kimberly-Clark Professional is the first manufacturer to introduce 100% bio-based and recyclable core plugs in its Scott and Kleenex hand towel ranges across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The plastic-free core plugs are made primarily from starch and fibre, replacing plastic core plugs currently in use. It is estimated to reduce plastic by over …

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bp invests in free local electric transit business Freebee

bp ventures has invested $6 million in all-electric ride-hailing business Freebee, a Miami-based company that provides free, on-demand transportation to local communities through their mobile app Ride Freebee. bp led the business’s $8 million Series A funding round, with support from Freebee’s current infrastructure capital partner, Tensile Mobility. Freebee’s free-to-the-user trips are financed through local …

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BASF’s concept shelf OTTO pioneer of sustainable furniture design

Sustainable furniture is a growing business area with great potential. Customers and companies around the world are looking for products with a low environmental impact for their homes or work environments. Similar to other industries, the focus here is on reducing the carbon footprint, on durability and on recyclability. High-performance plastics offer enormous advantages in …

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First Boeing 777 with AeroSHARK takes off on passenger flights

For the first time, a Boeing 777-300ER operated by Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) has taken off on a passenger flight with the AeroSHARK surface technology jointly developed by Lufthansa Technik and BASF. The fuselage and engine nacelles of the aircraft were recently fitted with approximately 950 square meters of so-called Riblet films, which replicate …

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Quirky sustainability-themed cocktail launches during London Cocktail Week by leading heating manufacturer

Leading boiler and home heating manufacturer, Worcester Bosch, has joined the London Cocktail Week celebrations with the launch of a new, sustainability-themed cocktail in collaboration with cocktail bar Boiler & Company. The limited-edition cocktail – titled The Hybrid – will be available on the Southwark-based Boiler & Company menu for one month and has been …

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Aquaculture venture leads the way in sustainable cod farming by ditching fossil fuel in favour of shore power

As part of its ongoing electrification programme, Norwegian cod farming company Norcod has completed a large project to implement shore power as the energy source for its Frosvika production facility in Meløy municipality, Nordland county.  “Our ambition has always been to set the standard in responsible, industrial-scale farming of top-quality cod, through constant operational improvements …

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DORIS and Hyundai Heavy Industries team up for the FEED of the first Commercial Floating Wind Farm in South Korea

The DORIS – HHI consortium has been awarded a Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) contract by Corio Generation and TotalEnergies for their Ulsan Gray Whale 3 Offshore Windfarm project, located offshore of the east coast of South Korea. The FEED contract covers the full integrated scope of activities related to the floating units, including the design, …

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