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Scandlines uses a brand new scrub water treatment system, produced by the Luxembourgish clean-tech company APATEQ. The treatment system MarinePaq cleans scrub water from the ferry’s closed-loop exhaust gas cleaner (scrubber). It produces an effluent according to the most stringent environmental legislation and achieves substantial savings on operation costs and flexibility gains for the fleet.

Scandlines’ two recently launched ferries for the Rostock-Gedser route are driven by Scandlines’ hybrid propulsion system which combines traditional fuel with electric battery power. The hybrid propulsion system optimises consumption by adjusting the engine output. Together with other optimisation initiatives, the fuel consumption has been reduced to almost one-third per crossing per car compared to the former ferries operating the route.

The two new ferries have also both been fitted with an exhaust gas cleaner, a so-called closed-loop scrubber. In short, a mixture of water and sodium carbonate in powder form, which is pumped aboard the ferries, scrubs the exhaust gas. Contaminated water from the scrubber is channelled to an on board separator for purification. When the solution cannot absorb more waste products, the scrub water is pumped into the shore based scrub water treatment system MarinePaq from the Luxembourgish cleantech company APATEQ.

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Belval: from brownfield site to City of Sciences

05-03-2020

Once at the heart of Luxembourg’s thriving steel industry, Belval has today been turned into a modern and attractive city district. During the study visit organised during the 2020 Cleantech Forum Europe, participants will discover the neighbourhood linking Luxembourg’s industrial past with the city of tomorrow.
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Financing the cleantech transition

17-02-2020

Adequate financing is crucial for the transition to a sustainable, environmentally friendly economy, and one of the central topics that will be discussed at the 2020 Cleantech Forum Europe in Luxembourg on 18-20 May 2020. Luxembourg is a leading centre for green and sustainable finance. Key players will participate in the forum to share their experience and establish new partnerships.
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Digital: what to expect in 2020?

24-01-2020

A new year, a new decade! This is the dashing occasion for the usual-yet-fascinating expectations of what 2020 has in store. In this article, we will put a magnifying glass on the digital trends that are relentlessly unwinding in front of us this year, and with a specific focus on European innovation funding related content.
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Spotlight on Climate and Energy in Horizon 2020

24-01-2020

Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme has entered its last year. While it is time to look at what has been achieved, there are still opportunities in Energy calls that remain open until Autumn 2020.
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European Green Deal - a new growth strategy for Europe

24-01-2020

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen presented on 11 December 2019 a new growth strategy for Europe, the European Green Deal initiative, aiming to reach a climate-neutral Europe by 2050 to face the current and future environmental challenges.
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