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13 March 2023
HyTrucks wants at least a thousand heavy-duty hydrogen trucks on the road by 2025. By the same time, they also want to have at least 25 operational hydrogen refuelling stations. The trucks will be deployed mainly in the triangle between three of the major logistics hotspots in Western Europe — the ports of Rotterdam, Antwerp and Duisburg — as well as in Germany, Luxembourg and France.
9 January 2023
Graduate Consulting is a student consulting firm. Master’s students from TU Delft - and more recently from universities in Amsterdam and Rotterdam - are matched with companies looking for strategic consultancy, on a project-by-project basis.
28 November 2022
Being one of the largest car manufacturers in the world, Toyota currently employs more than 27.000 people in Europe, and has no less than 16.5 million Toyota and Lexus vehicles on the road in the region. On their way to achieve 100% CO2 reduction in all new vehicles in Western Europe by 2035, Toyota continues to offer a wide range of electrified powertrains, including hydrogen fuel cell, (plug-in) hybrid and battery vehicles. Anticipating the widespread adoption of hydrogen in the transport sector, Toyota continues to accelerate its efforts on the large-scale implementation of hydrogen.
17 October 2022
In 2010, E-Trucks Europe in Westerhoven, in the Netherlands began to design and build emission-free trucks. Initially, the powertrain was limited to a battery pack, but it gradually became clear that this was not enough. The solution involved adding a range extender in the form of a hydrogen fuel cell...
27 June 2022
Future Proof Shipping (FPS) provides solutions to facilitate zero-emission shipping. The company has a fleet of inland waterway/short-sea vessels in the pipeline that will be made available for charter. Customers who want to transport goods emission-free on the Rhine can now already book container space through FPS. FPS also offers consultancy services on zero-emission shipping.
30 May 2022
Febetra — the Royal Federation of Belgian Transport & Logistics Service Providers — has, because of its central position in the transport sector, clear insights into the challenges and opportunities of emission-free road freight transport.
2 May 2022
In Kruisem, Belgium, of all places, there’s a unique fish farm. The inconspicuous Aqua4C building – not by chance located right next to a tomato farm – is home to a series of tanks with a combined capacity of around 1 million litres of fresh water. As well as almost 40 tonnes of omega perch...
14 March 2022
Alpro – part of the Danone food company – has commissioned a water reuse installation with an annual purification capacity of 930,000 m3 at its site in Wevelgem. Thanks to this installation, some 80% of wastewater can be reused.
14 February 2022
Belgian shipping company CMB – Compagnie Maritime Belge – has a rich history spanning over 125 years. In that time the company has built up an impressive fleet of more than 90 large cargo vessels and 50 workboats. The CMB.TECH division also focuses on business activities outside the shipping industry. This is all because of recent developments in hydrogen...
19 January 2022
Air Liquide is investing €125 million to build a new Air Separation Unit (ASU) in Moerdijk. It’s a new generation ASU with a daily oxygen production capacity of 2,200 tonnes. The ASU is particularly innovative in a number of ways. For example, its energy consumption is 10% lower than the previous generation and the ASU will be used to stabilise the national power grid, facilitating wider use of renewable energy sources.
9 November 2021
Covestro is one of the world's biggest producers of polymers. The group has no fewer than 50 production sites and employs around 17,000 people. Covestro's polymer materials are destined for various markets, including the automotive and transport industries, the construction sector, the wood-processing industry, the furniture industry and the electronics sector.
25 October 2021
Kärcher's IB 10/8 L2P is the world's first dry ice blaster to have a built-in production unit for dry ice pellets. The unique device can be delivered with a compatible CO₂ cylinder from Air Liquide. A light-hearted marketing campaign puts the collaboration between Kärcher and Air Liquide in a fresh new light...
2 June 2021
On the occasion of Sustainability Day, 23 March 2021, Air Liquide put forward its new "Environmental, Social and Governance" strategy, where CO2 emissions naturally play an important role.
22 April 2021
Air Liquide's high-tech SMR-X hydrogen plant — located on the Covestro site in the Antwerp port area —  was officially brought into operation on 22 April 2021.
5 April 2021
If we want to reduce fossil fuel use and the associated CO2 emissions, we need a sustainable and affordable alternative that meets the necessary safety and quality requirements, can be used anywhere, and is easily distributed.
22 March 2021
Victor Vijfvinkel is Marketing Communications Specialist at Renewi. In this video he explains how the company composts green waste and how the waste water released in the process is purified, using pure oxygen.
8 February 2021
CO2 capture and storage is an important part of Air Liquide's energy transition plans. The group uses its own technology and participation in a number of large-scale projects to make CO2 storage a practical possibility.
18 January 2021
Air Liquide has developed a number of ambitious and far-reaching initiatives as part of the group’s energy transition roadmap. These initiatives will be applied all over the world, including the Benelux countries.
23 November 2020
InOpSys, a Belgian scaleup headquartered in Mechelen, specialises in treating and valorising wastewater generated by pharmaceutical and chemical companies.
12 October 2020
Industrial companies make strenuous efforts to achieve CO2 targets. Air Liquide’s Green Origin gases can make a major contribution.
22 June 2020
The story begins on 9 April 2020. That night, a breach in a collection basin at a food processing plant near the town of Cambrai in France released close to 100,000 m³ of wastewater into the Scheldt river. The wastewater contained huge quantities of bacteria which consumed almost all the oxygen in the water, causing fish to die on a massive scale. In the days that followed, the pollution gradually spread further downstream, heading towards Belgium...
11 May 2020
Selecting and designing suitable packaging for a food product is not an easy task, even more so because the quality and look and feel of the packaging have a significant impact on the success of the product. One of the most important parameters regarding quality is of course the shelf life. After all, a longer shelf life is not only advantageous for the manufacturer, but also for the customer…
2 March 2020
Dutch Berries is part of the Gijbert Kreling group, which has five cultivation sites with a total of about 50 hectares of greenhouses. Until recently the group grew only Elsanta strawberries but, from 2020, the Malling Centenary variety is being introduced too. The group also cultivates kalanchoes and chrysanthemums.
4 November 2019
Glastuinbouw Nederland wants to reduce the use of fossil fuels by greenhouse horticulture companies, so that the sector can achieve its CO2 objectives. But before that, there’s still a major problem to be solved, because moving away from fossil fuels risks creating a shortage of CO2 in the sector. It couldn’t be more ironic...
7 October 2019
As many as 1.2 billion tonnes of food go to waste annually worldwide. This is a painful thought from an ethical point of view, and economically too, as the cost of this wastage approaches EUR 825 billion a year. In this context, any development which helps combat food waste is very welcome.
7 January 2019
The energy transition - replacing fossil fuels with sustainable energy sources - is proving a challenge in all sectors, but the situation in the horticulture sector is especially complex. This is because protected crops actually need carbon dioxide to survive.
12 November 2018
Increasingly, governments are promoting alternatives to sulphuric and hydrochloric acids in wastewater treatment plants, due to the significant health risks associated with these aggressive acids. CO2 proves to be an attractive alternative and has a superior capacity to neutralize wastewater acidity compared to the alternatives. What’s more, CO2 does not entail health risks, it is easier to use, more sustainable and more economical.
17 September 2018
Pascal Smet, Brussels Minister of Mobility and Public Works, leaves no room for doubt: “The most important path travelled  to our lungs”. The Brussels-Capital Region’s government is looking to step up the fight against air pollution, which includes a 2030 target banning diesel-engined cars from the city. And in the longer term there’s a possibility that petrol cars will be banned too...
3 September 2018
The HVACR industry (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration) is facing a major challenge arising from the new European F gas legislation from 2014.  The legislation, a key element of the European Climate Change Programme, is designed to reduce emissions of certain refrigerant gases. Refrigerant gases are gases which are caused by the use of coolants. In particular, this concerns fluorinated refrigerant gases - hence the term “F gases” - which contribute to global warming.
20 August 2018
In this brief video, Roy Campe, R&D manager at CMB Technologies, unveils the first seaworthy ship in the world to use hydrogen combustion. The “Hydroville” currently transports commuters across the river Scheldt to Antwerp, avoiding rush-hour traffic, while at the same time contributing to CMB’s goal of cutting CO2 emissions in half. And the company has even bigger plans for the future.
2 July 2018
Large and medium-sized companies usually have their gas cylinders delivered by truck, but for smaller companies or domestic customers this is usually not the case. These users will often transport cylinders by van, or even by passenger car. This is not a problem in itself, if the appropriate safety regulations are properly observed. Caroline Crickx and Dr Herman Weyten - both from Air Liquide Benelux - explain what you need to look out for
19 March 2018
In this short video, Carl De Maré, Vice President and Head of Emerging Technologies at ArcelorMittal Group, explains why Air Liquide’s know-how is becoming increasingly important for the future of the steel sector.
5 March 2018
At the end of 2017, the long-awaited ‘Lungs of the City’ project was launched in Eindhoven (the Netherlands). The project involves filtering fine dust out of the air by means of an intelligent air purification system. The aim is to significantly improve the air quality in our cities.
30 October 2017
Aquiris has previously drawn attention because the company substantially increased the capacity and quality of its water purification processes without investment in new plant construction. Now the company is once again in the spotlight; this time because they have significantly reduced their CO2 emissions.
11 September 2017
Clean air is one of the spearheads of Air Liquide’s sustainability strategy. The company is working hard on various solutions that will improve air quality. One of these – a revolutionary city bus that runs on hydrozine – is being developed by Team FAST.
5 September 2017
Aquiris, a water treatment company in Brussels, Belgium, has increased the capacity of its treatment plants by 12% in cooperation with Air Liquide.
28 August 2017
It should go without saying that today every self-respecting company places great focus on the environment and sustainability. One of the most important elements related to this is to reduce CO2 emissions.
7 August 2017
BrightBox is a centre of expertise for the multilayer cultivation of plants without the use of natural daylight. It strives to exponentially increase the efficiency of the horticultural sector. One of the ways to achieve this is to add extra CO2 to the process.
27 June 2017
“Today there are still too many companies and organisations claiming to offer green products and services, when in reality they don’t offer any demonstrable added value for the environment,” explains Evert Vermaut, Activity Manager at Vinçotte. “However, there are sufficient international frameworks in place to guide the development and communication of environmental claims. These include the ‘ISO 14020 environmental standards series’ and the ‘10YFP Programme for Sustainable Consumption and Production’.”
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