Energy firm turns to rocket science in bid to green transport

Energy firm turns to rocket science in bid to green transport

French energy company Engie is teaming up with aerospace firm the ArianeGroup to steal a march on its rivals in the hydrogen production business, by drawing on expertise gained through Europe’s space programme. Hydrogen is enjoying a purple patch of policy-maker focus in 2020, as governments are seduced by the potential for zero-carbon fuels for transport and industrial processes and mull large-scale investments in the sector. Everything from green steelmaking to pollution-free shipping is brought within reach by the promise of hydrogen, which was the focus of a long-term strategy…

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Chinese business struggles to “prevent further erosion of trust” with EU

Chinese business struggles to “prevent further erosion of trust” with EU

Diplomatic and economic ties between the EU and China have suffered a setback over recent months and the business community has a “less favourable view regarding the ease of doing business in the EU,” according to the Chinese Chamber of Commerce to the EU (CCCEU). Despite this, the Chinese commercial sector remains optimistic about its future on the bloc, and both parties can work closely on charting a stable economic recovery from the coronavirus crisis, said CCCEU Chair Zhou Lihong on Thursday. The message comes just days ahead of a…

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