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BUSINESS

Eta Bio signs licence agreement with Clariant to build cellulosic ethanol plant
Eta Bio, a family-owned agricultural business, will produce 50 000 tonnes of cellulosic ethanol per year by processing around 250 000 tonnes of wheat straw in their production facility in ... more

EBRD encourages green growth in the industrial real estate sector in Romania
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) signed an agreement with Warehouses De Pauw (WDP) for a financing package of EUR 150 million, which will contribute to the implementation ... more

TECHNICAL ARTICLES

Sheet metal processing industry in Bulgaria
The majority of Bulgarian companies engaged in sheet metal processing use high-tech CNC machine tools, allowing them to achieve the desired levels of quality, precision and characteristics of the finished ... more

Pharmaceuticals manufacturing in Greece
According to data, published by the Greek government, through the years the country’s pharmaceutical industry has remained a relatively strong sector, annually contributing about EUR 2,8 billion to GDP ... more

Energy sector development in Turkey
Turkey is a fast-growing economy with rapidly increasing energy demand. However, by implementing a variety of interlinked measures, the country’s energy reforms have provided the needed energy security ... more

The Croatian brewing sector
According to a paper on beer production in Croatia, published by Flanders Investment & Trade, the country’s market is dominated by three major breweries owned by global companies, and additionally ... more

NEWS

Rompetrol Rafinare boosts up efficiency by optimization of delayed coking plant
Rompetrol Rafinare has announced the completion of its Delayed Coking plant optimization. The 1.4-million-dollar investment significantly improves efficiency of operations by increasing the degree of crude oil processing ... more

Albanian electric utility set to bring a novel SPV technology to the country
Korporata Elektroenergjetike Shqiptare (KESH), the state-owned Albanian power generation company, began development of a €13.9 million floating SPV plant in December 2018. ... more

Montengro plans for new container terminals at an international commercial gateway
Government’s Strategy for the Development of the Maritime Economy 2020 – 2030 envisages that the New Container Terminals will be built within port of Bar on the basis of concessions ... more

German investor to kick-start construction of 50 MW wind farm in Bosnia in Oct
The energy ministry of Bosnia`s Serb Republic announced that a German investor is commencing work on a 50 MW Grebak wind farm in October 2020 ... more

North Macedonia to comply with EU energy acquis thorough ESCO projects
Thanks to a new Energy Efficiency Law that the country passed at the end of February, Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESCO) will be implemented in North Macedonia for the first ... more

Gazprom Export and Mytilineos agree on a long-term gas supplies cooperation
Gazprom Export, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gazprom, and Greece`s Mytilineos S.A. entered into a long-term contract for natural gas supplies on June 1st 2020 ... more

ELECTRONICS

IoT security requires an end-to-end approach

IoT security requires an end-to-end approach
One approach to enforcing secure boot and key storage is to incorporate all of the required blocks into a microcontroller. However, such secure microcontrollers are not available in the many ... more

Semiconductor switches for electronic fuses

Semiconductor switches for electronic fuses
The thermal characteristic of the protected object is crucial; for example the electric cable, the wiring harness or the semiconductor switch in the connected control unit. Instead of safety fuses ... more

EVENTS

Digitally expanded electronica 2020 enables electronics industry to gather once again

Digitally expanded electronica 2020 enables electronics industry to gather once again
Messe Muenchen is sending a positive signal for the electronics industry by extending the program of electronica 2020 from November 10 to 13, 2020. Alongside a compact trade fair concept ... more

The European Green Deal to be the keynote initiative at SolarPower Summit 2020

The European Green Deal to be the keynote initiative at SolarPower Summit 2020
The SolarPower Summit 2020 will present the latest solar insights to high-level political and business representatives concerning major strategic, political and market developments shaping the future of solar in Europe. ... more

Budva Adriatic Fair to host three key industrial technology exhibitions in autumn 2020

Budva Adriatic Fair to host three key industrial technology exhibitions in autumn 2020
From September 30th to October 4th 2020 the attention of engineering industry players is drawn to the Adriatic Fair in Budva, Montenegro as several major industrial events will take place ... more

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