DSM Engineering Materials today announces the expansion of its high-performance materials production capacity at its Jiangyin plant in Jiangsu Province, China. Work on an additional compounding line began in February 2022, with completion expected in 2023. The new line will help DSM to meet growing demand for high-performance polymers used in a wide range of end-applications – particularly for electric vehicles and in electrics, and electronics – and will help drive the shift to a low-carbon, circular economy.

On 17 November 2021, trade fair organisers Messe Frankfurt and Messe Friedrichshafen officially signed off on their new partnership, which is primarily concerned with innovative mobility. Messe Frankfurt is taking a stake in fairnamic GmbH, a joint venture that combines the expertise of both partners in the fields of urban mobility and general aviation with a view to driving the global mobility transition. With the main focus on the Eurobike and Aero brands, the goal is to expand and develop these flagship fairs at both venues.

Airlines from across the sector pledge their support for novel forms of propulsion such as electric and hydrogen powered planes
Industry leaders aim for 30% of the aircraft serving shorter range routes added to their fleets from 2030 to be powered by new technologies such as hydrogen and electric power
Signatory airlines call for governments to support electric and hydrogen aircraft, that can eliminate in-flight CO2 emissions and reduce the industry’s climate impacts

UPM Biomedicals and Cellbox have signed an agreement for providing a unique live cell shipment solution. The plant derived and animal-free transport technology for living cell and tissue cultures allows shipping of live 3D cell assays between researchers and pharmaceutical companies.

60 companies are accelerating the supply and use of sustainable aviation fuel to reach 10% of global jet aviation fuel supply by 2030
Carbon-free energy is in sight in some sectors but progress on abating carbon emissions in the aviation sector has been slower
Signatory companies represent a global group of airlines, airports, fuel suppliers and other industry stakeholders who are making a mission-critical commitment on the path to net zero

Finnish Sensible 4 and Swiss Transit Lab are starting a new, long-term pilot in Switzerland with an electric Level 4 autonomous shuttle bus. The first demonstration of the software and vehicle performance is happening already these days in Schaffhausen, at the annual event of the Swiss Public Transportation Association (VÖV). Later the shuttle bus will be driving as a part of public transportation service on last-mile and ease the everyday life of the local people.

New sustainable aviation fuel certificate (SAFc) system will allow firms and travellers to claim lower emission benefits when they cover the price premium for sustainable aviation fuel
Initially aimed at corporate air travel, the system is designed to boost demand for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and unlock additional funding sources
With existing technologies, SAF can reduce GHG emissions by up to 80% on a life-cycle emissions basis
Read more about the SAFc system here

Sappi Europe, a leading European manufacturer of coated paper, packaging and speciality paper headquartered in Belgium, is working with Shippeo, the leading European provider of real-time visibility solutions, to increase efficiency and customer satisfaction using Shippeo's platform. This collaboration provides Sappi with real-time visibility on internal transport routes as well as across Europe, down to the last mile to the customer.

Henkel Adhesive Technologies, a leader in structural adhesives and surface treatments for the aircraft OEM and MRO industries worldwide, has announced its collaboration on a research study focused on Reducing CO2 Emissions by Improving Materials Utilization. The study is currently being conducted by Boeing Germany in partnership with the Institute for Lightweight Construction at the University of the Federal Armed Forces in Munich, and is funded by Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.

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