Sustainable kerosene? Rotterdam Airport begins study

Sustainable kerosene? Rotterdam Airport begins study

Rotterdam Airport is studying the production of sustainable kerosene under a European project spearheaded by the German company EDL.The project should permit the production of airplane fuel from CO2. The carbon dioxide needed for this would be filtered directly from the environment. Stakeholders see this as “an important step towards CO2-neutral aviation”. Under the project, a small plant will be installed at Rotterdam Airport with the capacity to produce about 1000 litres of kerosene per day. This will be the first real-life installation of such a plant. Before now, efforts…

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First circular shopping centre opens in Saint-Gilles

First circular shopping centre opens in Saint-Gilles

Belgium’s first circular shopping centre has opened in Brussels, on the Chaussée de Charleroi in Saint-Gilles. A circular shopping centre has nothing particular about its shape. Rather, the name refers to the principles of the circular economy: ensuring that products and materials used remain as long as possible in circulation, rather than being used once and then disposed of. Yuman is a pop-up centre made up of eight shops housed in a former Suzuki car showroom. The businesses signed up so far offer slow cosmetics, bags and accessories made with…

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Election results show far-right parties on the rise across Europe

Election results show far-right parties on the rise across Europe

While far-right party Vlaams Belang saw an unexpectedly high rise in support in Belgium for all three elections (Flemish/Brussels/Walloon Region, Federal, and EU), the rise of far-right parties was seen in the election results across Europe. In France, the right-wing populist and nationalist Rassemblement National party (RN, previously the National Front) led by Marine Le Pen won the European elections by 0,9%. It came out at the top of the European elections, beating President Macron’s centrist party La République En Marche (23,3% vs 22,4%). In Italy, the extreme right Lega…

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