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Top Story: Toyota Motor Europe integrates its Fuel Cell Technology into Energy Observer Developments’ Hydrogen Power Generator

    Toyota Motor Europe (TME) integrates its fuel cell module into a new Hydrogen application by Energy Observer Developments (EODev)       The project is part of TME’s wider strategy to supply fuel cell technology and promote clean hydrogen industry    The Toyota fuel cell system has the flexibility to be used across a diverse range of hydrogen applications     Last week, EODev demonstrated their GEH2 hydrogen generator, p mehr >>

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Toyota Motor Europe integrates its Fuel Cell Technology into Energy Observer Developments’ Hydrogen Power Generator 22.09.2020

Environmental news: Toyota Motor Europe integrates its Fuel Cell Technology into Energy Observer Developments’ Hydrogen Power Generator

    Toyota Motor Europe (TME) integrates its fuel cell module into a new Hydrogen application by Energy Observer Developments (EODev)       The project is part of TME’s wider strategy to supply fuel cell t mehr >>

PwC commits to net zero by 2030, globally 16.09.2020

Environmental news: PwC commits to net zero by 2030, globally

    PwC commits to decarbonise its operations and supply chain, which includes reshaping how it serves clients, sustained reductions in travel and the increased use of zero carbon energy.    PwC will embed the implications of climate change and other Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) related factors across the work it does w mehr >>

In depth: Audi and Climeworks store CO2 from the atmosphere underground 07.09.2020

Environmental news: In depth: Audi and Climeworks store CO2 from the atmosphere underground

   Climeworks is building the world’s largest direct air capture and storage facility in Iceland        4,000 metric tons of CO2 will be stored as rock underground each year        Hagen Seifert, Head of Sustainable Product Concepts at AUDI AG: “Important measure for reachin mehr >>

The most sustainable big city in Germany 31.08.2020

Environmental news: The most sustainable big city in Germany

At the start of 2020, Osnabrück was awarded the title of most sustainable city in Germany. One of the reasons for this was the advanced mobility and logistics solutions offered by this city of 165,000 residents, which mean it can serve as a model for other cities. Three innovative examples from Osnabrück. mehr >>

Mercedes-Benz and Amazon jointly advocate climate protection and bring locally emission-free mobility to the streets 28.08.2020

Environmental news: Mercedes-Benz and Amazon jointly advocate climate protection and bring locally emission-free mobility to the streets

Mercedes-Benz AG joins "The Climate Pledge" – a commitment co-founded by Amazon and Global Optimism    Objective of the commitment: carbon neutrality of all signatory companies ten years before the target set in the Paris Agreement    Mercedes-Benz supports this goal with "Ambition2039" mehr >>

Audi Environmental Foundation supports Nunam - cells from old laptop batteries become mobile power banks 25.08.2020

Environmental news: Audi Environmental Foundation supports Nunam - cells from old laptop batteries become mobile power banks

   Nunam, a German-Indian start-up, manufactures stationary energy storage systems from discarded batteries and produces power sources for Indian merchants        Rüdiger Recknagel, Managing Director of the Audi Environmental Foundation: “Effective cycles are an important lever for conserving resources” &n mehr >>

Plug-In Ford Transit custom hybrid introduces automatic electric mode to support cleaner city air 01.08.2020

Environmental news: Plug-In Ford Transit custom hybrid introduces automatic electric mode to support cleaner city air

    Live location data and geofence module automatically switches Transit Custom hybrid to electric drive mode in low-emission zones    Over 500 UK orders for Transit Custom hybrid received within months of becoming eligible for Plug-in Van Grant, contributing up to £8,000    Transit Custom hybrid on mehr >>

From raw material to recycling: BMW Group develops sustainable material cycle for battery cells 30.07.2020

Environmental news: From raw material to recycling: BMW Group develops sustainable material cycle for battery cells

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UNCTAD  - Growing plastic pollution in wake of COVID-19: how trade policy can help 27.07.2020

Environmental news: UNCTAD  - Growing plastic pollution in wake of COVID-19: how trade policy can help

The pandemic has led to a surge in pollution from disposable products like plastic face masks and hand sanitizer bottles. Effective trade rules can help limit the spread of coronavirus waste.Coronavirus lockdowns around the mehr >>

BMW Group makes sustainability and efficient resource management central to its strategic direction 27.07.2020

Environmental news: BMW Group makes sustainability and efficient resource management central to its strategic direction

No premium without responsibility: The BMW Group is making sustainability and resource efficiency central to the company’s strategic direction. Chairman of the Board of Management Oliver Zipse announced initial details of this strategic direction in Munich today and presented the targets the company has set itself for the phase up to 2030. mehr >>

BMW and Circular economy for responsible resource management 27.07.2020

Environmental news: BMW and Circular economy for responsible resource management

Alongside lowering CO2 emissions, resource management also plays a central role in the BMW Group's business model: For instance, electromobility cannot rely solely on primary materials in the long term. The underlying flow of resources needs mehr >>

French town Appy goes 100% electric with a new Renault Zoe for all residents 24.07.2020

Environmental news: French town Appy goes 100% electric with a new Renault Zoe for all residents

    Renault has enabled an entire town in France to go electric with a New ZOE for all of its residents       It’s the first time a settlement has been occupied by residents exclusively driving electri mehr >>

DRC Offers the World an Immediate Climate Solution 06.07.2020

Environmental news: DRC Offers the World an Immediate Climate Solution

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Daimler Truck AG is working intensively to prepare series production of fuel cell 01.07.2020

Environmental news: Daimler Truck AG is working intensively to prepare series production of fuel cell

    Experts at the Stuttgart site are developing new, state-of-the-art production facilities as the technological template for subsequent series production.       Martin Daum, Chairman of the Board mehr >>

The new SKODA OCTAVIA G-TEC - Eco-friendly and cost-effective alternative 26.06.2020

Environmental news: The new SKODA OCTAVIA G-TEC - Eco-friendly and cost-effective alternative

› The new ŠKODA OCTAVIA G-TEC’s 1.5 TSI produces 96 kW (130 PS)   › CO2 emissions in CNG mode are around 25 per cent lower than when running on petrol› Natural gas range of 50 mehr >>

Ford Expands Climate Change Goals, Sets Target to Become Carbon Neutral By 2050 25.06.2020

Environmental news: Ford Expands Climate Change Goals, Sets Target to Become Carbon Neutral By 2050

Annual Sustainability Report •    Ford is the only full line U.S. automaker committed to doing its part to reduce CO2 emissions in line with the Paris Climate Agreement and working with California for stronger vehicle greenhouse gas s mehr >>

Ford calls for Government and stakeholder partnership plan to achieve zero emissions target date in the UK 24.06.2020

Environmental news: Ford calls for Government and stakeholder partnership plan to achieve zero emissions target date in the UK

    Ford calls for a clear and consistent long-term, government-partnered strategy to achieve zero emissions vehicle sales target date in the UK in the 2030s    Partnership needs to i mehr >>

Porsche adopts new guidelines for environmental protection 10.06.2020

Environmental news: Porsche adopts new guidelines for environmental protection

Ecological responsibility and economic success go hand in hand at Porsche. Sustainable and responsible action has always been an essential pillar of the sports car manufacturer's corporate philosophy. Now the Executive Board of Porsche AG has adopted a new environmental and energy policy, underlining once again the company's position. mehr >>

Aluminum Closed Loop in the press shop: More than 350,000 metric tons CO2 emissions saved since introduction 10.06.2020

Environmental news: Aluminum Closed Loop in the press shop: More than 350,000 metric tons CO2 emissions saved since introduction

Aluminum Closed Loop established at Neckarsulm site in 2017; since the beginning of this year in Ingolstadt        Aluminum recycling concept integrated into production of seven product lines        Marco Philippi, Head of Procurement Strategy: “Use of secondary aluminum enables energy savings of mehr >>

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Environmental news: BMW i Ventures Funds Prometheus Fuels, a Company Converting CO2 in Air to Carbon-Neutral Gasoline

Investment Will Help Prometheus Fuels Prepare for Retail Launch This YearBMW i Ventures announced today an investment in Prometheus Fuels, an energy company removing CO2 from the air and turning it into zero-net carbon gasoline that it will sell at gas stations, at a price that competes with fossil fuels, starting as early as this year. mehr >>

Recycling More Heat: Hyundai and Kia Turn Up EV Efficiency with New Heat Pump Technology 09.06.2020

Environmental news: Recycling More Heat: Hyundai and Kia Turn Up EV Efficiency with New Heat Pump Technology

    Hyundai and Kia’s heat management innovation maximizes EV driving range in low temperatures       EV drivers can heat the cabin without a significant impact on electric driving range mehr >>

Porsche Impact rolled out in 15 further markets 08.06.2020

Environmental news: Porsche Impact rolled out in 15 further markets

Following a successful pilot phase, the Zuffenhausen-based sports car manufacturer is expanding its CO2 compensation programme, Porsche Impact. In addition to Germany, Great Britain, Poland and the USA, the service is now available in 15 further countri mehr >>

Volvo Car's Chengdu car plant powered by 100 per cent renewable electricity 05.06.2020

Environmental news: Volvo Car's Chengdu car plant powered by 100 per cent renewable electricity

The Volvo Cars manufacturing plant in Chengdu, the company’s largest in China, is now powered by 100 per cent renewable electricity, taking the company’s global renewable electricity mix in its manufacturing network to 80 per cent. mehr >>

SEAT reduces the environmental footprint of its production by 43% since 2010 05.06.2020

Environmental news: SEAT reduces the environmental footprint of its production by 43% since 2010

    The organisation has decreased production-related CO2 emissions by 65%    Thanks to the actions implemented in 2019, the company generated 38.5% less waste in a single year    The goal is to lower the Martorell factory’s environmental impact by 50% by 2025    In 2019 the carma mehr >>

Volkswagen starts development of climate projects for CO2 compensation 05.06.2020

Environmental news: Volkswagen starts development of climate projects for CO2 compensation

    Protection and restoration of forests in the tropics and subtropics, targeting a total area of one million hectares    Agreement signed with Permian Global as a partner for exclusive project development    Projects shall serve to compensate for currently unavoidable CO2 emissions mehr >>

From Coastal Dunes to Kelp Farms, Honda Marine Science Foundation Supports New Conservation Projects across America 04.06.2020

Environmental news: From Coastal Dunes to Kelp Farms, Honda Marine Science Foundation Supports New Conservation Projects across America

Living Shoreline Projects Aim to Boost Coastal Resilience Amid Climate ChangeOn a mission to preserve coastal areas for future generations, Honda Marine Science Foundation announced its support of five research projects that implement living s mehr >>

How to protect and foster biodiversity in motorcycling sport 01.06.2020

Environmental news: How to protect and foster biodiversity in motorcycling sport

The FIM is organising within the framework of the World Environment Day 2020, an Online Conference "How to protect and foster biodiversity in motorcycle sport".     REGISTER NOW!  mehr >>

Audi launches Mission:Zero environmental program: natural habitats at Audi locations 22.05.2020

Environmental news: Audi launches Mission:Zero environmental program: natural habitats at Audi locations

   Audi celebrates five years of membership in the Biodiversity in Good Company initiative        Numerous projects to preserve biodiversity implemented at all Audi sites; more projects planned        Audi Environmental Foundation consolidating environmental management across the compan mehr >>

As consumer appetite to reduce emissions grows, EV ownership doubts prevail 20.05.2020

Environmental news: As consumer appetite to reduce emissions grows, EV ownership doubts prevail

Drivers lack confidence in Government EV ownership adviceTransport Secretary, Grant Shapps, has confirmed significant investment to support the UK in retaining the physical and environmental benefits of the coronavirus lockdown[1], including promoting the take up o mehr >>

Toyota Motor Europe installs a wind turbine and solar panels 20.05.2020

Environmental news: Toyota Motor Europe installs a wind turbine and solar panels

...to generate renewable electricity at Brussels Head Office    Toyota Motor Europe strengthens its commitment to environmental sustainability by generating renewable electricity on- mehr >>

Energy for cities of the future: In May and June, the FUTURE FORUM by BMW Welt will focus on electrification 16.05.2020

Environmental news: Energy for cities of the future: In May and June, the FUTURE FORUM by BMW Welt will focus on electrification

• The FUTURE FORUM by BMW Welt will be launching exciting digital events in May and June all about the new field of electrification. • The series will highlight electrification from a technological, structural, creative and artistic perspective. • The first event in a new series on sound will take place on June 23 with Renzo mehr >>

SKODA AUTO production sends zero waste to landfill since start of year 12.05.2020

Environmental news: SKODA AUTO production sends zero waste to landfill since start of year

- State-of-the-art production facilities enable efficient and resource-friendly manufacturing- ŠKODA AUTO consolidates measures to optimise the ecological footprint of its vehicles in its ‘GreenFuture’ strategy- The plants’ energy consumption for vehicle and component production will be CO2-neutral by the second half of mehr >>

EU Commission supports Member States in their transition to a climate-neutral economy 07.05.2020

Environmental news: EU Commission supports Member States in their transition to a climate-neutral economy

The European Commission has approved all requests made by 18 Member States for support with the preparation of their territorial just transition plans, which each Member State will have to draw up to get access to funding from the Just Transition Mechanism. To recall, the Just Transition Me mehr >>

Greenhouse gas emissions from EU industry and power companies significantly down in 2019 05.05.2020

Environmental news: Greenhouse gas emissions from EU industry and power companies significantly down in 2019

Emissions of greenhouse gases from all operators covered by the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) fell by 8.7% in 2019, compared to 2018 levels. Under the EU ETS, all operators were required to report their verified emissions for 2019 by 31 March 2020 and to surrender enough allowances to cove mehr >>

BASF and Security Matters collaborate to accelerate progress towards a circular economy for plastics 28.04.2020

Environmental news: BASF and Security Matters collaborate to accelerate progress towards a circular economy for plastics

    BASF plastic additives business leverages on its expertise as a global market leader    Proprietary technology from Security Matters to improve the traceability and sorting of plastics in the value chain    Create new value for plastics to tackle global challenge mehr >>

Rameder's photovoltaic system celebrates its anniversary - over 900 MWh generated 27.04.2020

Environmental news: Rameder's photovoltaic system celebrates its anniversary - over 900 MWh generated

It has already saved almost 500 tons of CO2: the solar panel system on the Rameder company building in Munschwitz in Germany. The system, which consists of 1,076 thin-film modules and eleven kilometers of cables, was put into operation in 2010. The bottom line after ten years is impressive: Europe’s leading supplier of towbars and transport accessories has generated more than 900 megawatt mehr >>

Daimler Sustainability Report 2019 -SpurWechsel 22.04.2020

Environmental news: Daimler Sustainability Report 2019 -SpurWechsel

The Daimler AG Sustainability Report 2019, with the title "SpurWechsel", will be published on April 22, 2020. As well as the main report section itself, one of the main features this time around is a chapter about strategic sustainability objectives and fields of action. The name SpurWechsel sums it up neatly: the focus is on the sustainable transformation of Daimler. mehr >>

FCA Releases 2019 Sustainability Report Highlighting Environmental, Social and Economic Initiatives 17.04.2020

Environmental news: FCA Releases 2019 Sustainability Report Highlighting Environmental, Social and Economic Initiatives

In 2019, FCA took the decisive steps to lay the groundwork for its future growth, to take a leading role in shaping the future of global mobility, and to continue our commitment to value creation for all of our stakeholders.The 2019 Sustain mehr >>

Honda Hybrid and EV Batteries get "second life" in new recycling initiative 16.04.2020

Environmental news: Honda Hybrid and EV Batteries get "second life" in new recycling initiative

    Honda Motor Europe is expanding its partnership with SNAM to recycle end-of-life batteries from hybrids and electric vehicles in Europe    SNAM is investigating the possibility of using batteries in a ’second l mehr >>

Touareg V8 TDI with extra-low NOx emissions tested by Emission Analytics -75 per cent below Euro 6 limit 02.04.2020

Environmental news: Touareg V8 TDI with extra-low NOx emissions tested by Emission Analytics -75 per cent below Euro 6 limit

 Touareg V8 TDI1: Volkswagen brand’s flagship diesel model far below Euro 6 limit (80 mg/km) with outstanding NOx values between 10 and 20 mg/km   Real Driving Emissions2 (RDE) test procedure: Touareg V8 TDI NOx values determined in road traffic by independent test and data specialists mehr >>

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