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Sustainable Supply Chain Management increases business success

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Developed together with experts from Center for Advanced Sustainable Management of Cologne Business School and M3TRIX GmbH, a consultancy company for sustainable business transformation, the white paper illustrates how companies can unlock the full value of their supply chain, and have a positive environmental impact by adopting an embedded sustainability model.“A drive towards sustainability is happening now. We see evidence that taking decisions in the interest of sustainability provides a source of innovation and growth for a lot of our cust... Read More »

Scania has created a very good battery bus

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The three first buses will ply a 15-kilometre route with some 40 stops. With 10-minute charging, the buses will run every 15 minutes for a total of 100 journeys each day. Tom Terjesen, Editor of Norway’s leading trade magazine Busmagasinet and President of the International Bus & Coach Jury, recently had the opportunity to test the new buses. He found that the bus handles well on the road with minimal interior noise. “Normally a new set of sounds is detected in an electric bus when the diesel engine is removed,” he remarks. “But in Scani... Read More »

Biogas on busiest bus route

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“We’re delighted to have been able to work with Scania and Alexander Dennis on a pioneering high specification for these city buses,” says Reading Buses’ Chief Executive Officer, Martijn Gilbert. “These provide users with modern and eco-friendly travel including a range of features to aid customers’ journeys, with the latest digital connectivity and extra features for wheelchair users.” The buses feature two doors, one for embarking and one for disembarking, which reduces time at bus stops. They also feature 4G Wi-Fi as well as USB charging ... Read More »

Groupe Renault and EEM create first “smart island” in Porto Santo

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The government of the Autonomous Region of Madeira will roll out an innovative programme in Porto Santo, known as Sustainable Porto Santo - Smart Fossil Free Island, to facilitate the energy transition. EEM, which is in charge of the programme’s energy and electric mobility, has chosen Groupe Renault as its partner for electric mobility solutions. This world-first smart island uses electric vehicles, second-life batteries, smart charging and V2G to boost the island’s energy independence and stimulate the production of renewable energy. Groupe ... Read More »

The BMW Group at the Mobile World Congress 2018

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Another handy digital service will be introduced in 2018 to further facilitate seamless connectivity. The BMW Digital Key will make it possible to unlock a BMW using a smartphone. What’s more, up to five digital copies of the key can be shared with other users. Widespread connectivity will also be an essential requirement for autonomous driving inthefuture. In view of this, theoutdoor area of the BMW Group stand will feature a BMW i3 in action as part of a showcase designed to demonstrate that autonomous driving (Level 5) is set to become a r... Read More »

Volkswagen Group provides active support for use of electric cars: 50 e-Golf (1) vehicles handed over in Hamburg

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At the handing-over ceremony, Ludger Fretzen, Head of Group Strategy for New Business of the Volkswagen Group, said: “With these 50 e-Golf cars the new owners make a contribution for better air quality. The objective of our partnership with Hamburg is to make urban mobility more environmentally compatible and more efficient. That is also in line with our Roadmap E.” Frank Horch, Senator for Economy, Transport and Innovation in Hamburg, said: “More and more people involved in business administration in Hamburg and also a growing number of mem... Read More »

Gazprom and ChelPipe sign roadmap to produce pipes for offshore projects

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In accordance with the document, ChelPipe will adopt the technology to produce pipes from the 25Cr Super Duplex steel and the UNS N06625 nickel alloy. Thanks to these materials, the equipment used in offshore environments will acquire such characteristics as ultra-high strength and corrosion resistance. No pipes of this kind are produced in Russia at the moment. It is planned to deliver, test and certify prototypes under Gazprom’s requirements in the course of 2018. The pipes will be used in the manufacturing of domestic equipment for subsea... Read More »

Nestlé leverages wind power in partnership with EDP Renewables in step toward 100% renewable electricity goal

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Nestlé in the U.S., in partnership with EDP Renewables (Euronext: EDPR), a global leader in the renewable energy sector and one of the world's largest wind energy producers, today announced a 15-year power purchase agreement that will provide approximately 80 percent of the electricity load for five Nestlé facilities in southeastern Pennsylvania. The agreement is a major step forward for Nestlé’s ambition to procure 100 percent of its electricity from renewable sources. EDP Renewables’ Meadow Lake VI wind farm will generate and deliver 50 me... Read More »

Tesco helps to tackle food waste with new avocado approach

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The new design, which will significantly improve quality for customers, has been developed after several years of trials.  It works by using a unique combination of UV light treatment and improved packaging film to extend freshness for customers – without any compromise on quality or flavour. There has been no change to the volume of packaging used with the product. In recent years avocados have grown in popularity, with demand at Tesco up by more than 10 per cent in the last year as it’s become a breakfast staple and healthy eating sensation. ... Read More »

Porsche plans to invest more than six billion euro in electromobility by 2022

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Porsche has been putting together an unprecedented future development plan: By 2022, the sports car manufacturer will invest more than six billion euro in electromobility, focusing on both plug-in hybrids and purely electric vehicles. The de-cision was made by the Porsche AG Supervisory Board at its most recent meeting. “We are doubling our expenditure on electromobility from around three billion euro to more than six billion euro”, explains Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG. “Alongside development of our models with c... Read More »

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