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12 November 2021

Mundus Nordic Green News

Norway and the Netherlands strengthen energy relations with CCS collaboration

Norway and the Netherlands have further strengthened energy relations between the two countries, following a signed collaboration agreement regarding Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS). The agreement, signed by Marte Mjøs Persen, Minister of Petroleum and Energy and Ben Knapen, Minister of Foreign Affairs, aims to facilitate future exchange and secure storage of CO2 on the Norwegian continental shelf. A strengthened international collaboration regarding technology development, energy infrastructure and green transitions are crucial to reduce emissions, according to Mjøs Persen. In addition to sharing technology development and knowledge, the agreement opens up for further collaboration opportunities for green transitions, for instance hydrogen and offshore wind (Press release).

Metsä Board wins Finnish Circular Economy Award and Finnish Quality Award

Metsä Board, a subsidiary of Metsä Group, has won both the Finnish Circular Economy Award and the Finnish Quality Award in the Laatukeskus Excellence Finland assessment – awards based on the international European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM). The jury of the Circular Economy Award praised Metsä Board’s clearly outlined operations and performance reports, and for having a systematic approach to defining and implementing the company’s strategic direction. This was considered a sign of performance that underlies Metsä Board’s strengthened competitiveness from the perspective of a circular economy. The circular economy is at the core of our operations and the company is now able to challenge itself and further develop its operations, according to Anne Uusitalo, Product Safety and Sustainability Director at Metsä Board (Press release).

Everfuel distributes green hydrogen from Siemens Gamesa pilot project

Everfuel is now distributing green hydrogen from Siemens Gamesa’s pilot project in Brande, Denmark. The pilot project is the first producer of green hydrogen from wind power, without relying on energy from the grid. Everfuel distributes the locally produced green hydrogen to its hydrogen filling stations to power an increasing number of fuel cell vehicles, according to Jakob Krogsgaard, CEO of Everfuel (Press release). 

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