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Belgium

  • Wallonia's green cluster

    10/09/14

    Wallonia's green cluster
    A competitiveness cluster in Belgium's southern region of Wallonia is showing how researchers and companies can collaborate to develop new eco-innovative projects that should ultimately pay dividends in terms of green economic growth.

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  • Ecover claims two eco-innovation firsts

    02/06/14

    Ecover claims two eco-innovation firsts
    Belgium's Ecover is already widely known as a sustainability pioneer. The company's products - laundry powder, washing-up liquid and soaps - are produced from less environmentally harmful ingredients, and are carried in greener packaging. The company also has a reputation as an innovator, and has recently claimed two eco-innovation “firsts”.

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  • Project encourages companies to ponder their environmental resilience

    14/10/13

    Project encourages companies to ponder their environmental resilience
    ResilieNtWeb, an Interreg IVB North West Europe programme project that started in autumn 2010, aims to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the construction, food and tourism sectors to develop their eco-innovation capacities so that they will be more resilient in the face of economic, environmental and social change.

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  • Let there be light

    02/09/13

    Let there be light
    A young Belgian company is combining technological innovation with financial innovation to create sustainable benefits from a natural resource that is available to everyone: daylight.

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  • New business model for sustainable freight  

    26/11/12

    New business model for sustainable freight  
    TRI-VIZOR encourages companies to pool their transport and logistics capacities, generating both environmental and financial benefits.

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  • Belgian Catalogue of Recycled Products goes European

    28/07/11

    Belgian Catalogue of Recycled Products goes European

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  • Ecover pioneers use of sugar-cane-based plastics for more sustainable packaging

    04/01/11

    Ecover pioneers use of sugar-cane-based plastics for more sustainable packaging
    Belgian manufacturer Ecover is developing sugar cane-based polyethylene for use in packaging. This renewable plastic has the potential to reduce the company’s environmental impact.

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  • Reducing costs and improving performance of solar cells

    12/12/10

    Reducing costs and improving performance of solar cells
    Belgian manufacturer NovoPolymers has developed an innovative polymer film which will reduce the energy needed to encapsulate solar panels while also improving their performance.

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  • Ecosurfactant development leads to greener cleaning products

    01/06/10

    Ecosurfactant development leads to greener cleaning products
    Ecological cleaning products manufacturer Ecover has developed an innovative method for making ecosurfactants using a low-energy biochemical process based on natural fermentation.

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  • Belgian lorry plant achieves zero CO2 emissions

    12/03/09

    Belgian lorry plant achieves zero CO2 emissions
    Lorry maker Volvo Trucks teamed up with energy supplier Electrabel to make its Europa plant in Ghent, Belgium the first in the world to operate with no net carbon dioxide emissions.

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