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EXPERTS HIGHLIGHT THE NEED FOR THE GLOBAL MARITIME SECTOR TO COLLECT AND SHARE GOOD PRACTICE ON REDUCING EMISSIONS



A series of reports published in recent weeks have highlighted the need for increased collaboration across the shipping industry to develop and share best practice to significantly reduce the sector’s carbon footprint. Between 2000 and 2017, the CO2 emissions associated with the shipping sector grew at an average annual rate of 1.87% between 2000 and 2017, according to a report published in September by the Bonn-based International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), ‘Navigating the way to a renewable future: solutions to decarbonise shipping’, resulting in emissions of  677 megatonnes (Mt) of CO2 in 2017.…

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ESTONIAN PLASTICS SECTOR INNOVATES AS IT TARGETS OVERSEAS MARKETS



Estonia, long known for developing its high-tech sector, innovation, and environment-friendly businesses, has seen its plastics sector gaining momentum. It has been expanding export sales, not only to neighbouring Nordic and Baltic countries, but as far east as China.

As regards volumes, regarding primary resins and plastics, 11,807.7 tonnes were produced by Estonian manufacturers this January-August (2019), an increase of 132.8% for the same period in the previous year.…

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ELECTRIFICATION OF SHIPS A KEY STEP IN DELIVERING PARIS CLIMATE COMMITMENTS



Described by environmental campaigners as “the elephant in the COP21 negotiations room” when climate change proposals were agreed in Paris during 2015, today – the electrification of shipping is moving ahead apace.

From inland ferries to cargo barges and cruise ships, vessels are being built or retrofitted with renewable power propulsion sources, curbing the shipping industry’s major emissions.…

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GLOBAL DECOMMISSIONING INDUSTRY GROWS AS OI AND GAS OFFSHORE STRUCTURES REACH END OF OPERATIONS



A WAVE of oil and gas structure decommissioning in the North Sea, a steady continuing flow in the USA’s Gulf of Mexico fields, and a similar longer-term challenge in south-east Asia are concentrating minds on the infrastructure needed to dismantle such equipment safely.…

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EGYPT PAINT INDUSTRY EXPANDS, DESPITE WEAK CURRENCY IN INFLATING IMPORTED INPUT COSTS



THE EGYPTIAN economy is still struggling to overcome the problem of low hard currency reserves, a challenge that has negatively affected the local paints and coatings industry due its high dependence on imports.

“There has been a crisis in terms of availability of US dollars to purchase raw materials and most of the raw materials are imported,” said Himanshu Vasisht, project lead for energy and chemicals at India-based market researcher Mordor Intelligence.…

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BIG DATA SYSTEMS FOR OIL AND GAS SEISMIC PROBES GROW IN SOPHISTICATION, WITH ACQUISITIONS DEVELOPING INDUSTRY



 

BIG data and its manipulation are not just a boon for the IT sector, the growing sophistication of seismic data collection can give oil and gas companies a real competitive edge.

2019 will be the first full year of operation for Magseis Fairfield (Norway), created through combining two complementary players in marine seismic survey, with big ambitions in ocean-bottom systems for acquiring seismic data.…

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ECHA TO CONSULT ON ADDING STAIN PROTECTOR PFBS TO LIST OF CHEMICALS OF SERIOUS CONCERN



THE EUROPEAN Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is preparing to consult on adding perfluorobutanesulfonic acid (PFBS) to its list of chemicals of very serious concern and hence potentially subject to special authorisation under the European Union’s (EU) REACH chemical control system. The proposed restriction on this key ingredient of ScotchGard’s carpet and upholstery protective has been developed by the Norwegian government, which has claimed that the chemical may have “probable serious effects to human health” and to the environment.…

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SHIPPING SWITCHES ON TO BATTERY POWER



REGULATORY and other pressures are behind a recent international surge in construction of electric vessels.

Using battery-electric power instead of traditional fuels such as marine diesel to drive a ship’s propulsion and/or operate its equipment can reduce greenhouse gases and lessen health, safety and environmental risks, particularly when vessels are in or near port.…

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ENERGY CLUSTERS ARE THE WAY FORWARD IN EU INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS, EXPERTS SAY



SUPPORTERS of the European Union (EU) as a political concept stress how it has the vision, and the money, to promote energy projects of common interest (PCIs) between its (for now) 28 member states. Their goal is to promote an effective continent-wide energy market that offers European citizens more security in their supply of gas, electricity and to a lesser extent oil.…

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HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT ARE AT THE FOREFRONT OF THE NORDIC’S PAINTS AND COATINGS INDUSTRY AND MARKET



CONSUMERS in Nordic countries commonly prefer quality environment-friendly products and the paint and coatings sector is no exception.

Denmark is a case in point, being home to major Hempel A/S, which launched its advanced water-based technology range of decorative paints under the Crown Trades brand in January 2017, group president and CEO Henrik Andersen told PPCJ.…

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