Biesterfeld Group reports successful 2020 financial year despite COVID-19 crisis

The Biesterfeld Group continued its successful track record of business development in 2020 despite the COVID-19 pandemic. The family-owned company based in Hamburg saw a decline in sales, but it still generated total revenues in the amount of €1.03 billion. Thanks to its effective cost management system, the distributor achieved an operating result of €42.8 million, which surpassed targets.

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Bridgestone donates $25,000 to Boys & Girls Club of Manchester to combat homelessness

Bridgestone Retail Operations (BSRO), a subsidiary of Bridgestone Americas (Bridgestone), has donated $25,000 to Boys & Girls Club of Manchester, NH, to provide local kids who are at-risk of or experiencing homelessness access to critical resources and enrichment opportunities. The gift is part of the Bridgestone Driving Great Futures campaign where customers and teammates can donate to support Boys & Girls Clubs at any of the 2,200 BSRO locations nationwide.

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ContiTech promotes Philip Nelles to CEO

Philip Nelles has officially taken up his responsibilities as the new CEO of Continental’s ContiTech business area. In his new role, Nelles stands committed to driving the unit’s ongoing transformation as a provider of innovative solutions for a highly industrial clientele. “We consider it our corporate responsibility to develop cutting-edge materials and innovative technologies together with and for our diversified customers. Sustainability is equally an enormous chance and a key driver for innovations for new and completely changed future business models. This enables us to not only stay on top of the evolving needs of ever-changing markets, but also to do our part in fulfilling the societal responsibilities to which the entire company group stands committed. And the sum total of all of this is that we are steadily paving the way to future viability,” remarked ContiTech executive board member Phillip Nelles, adding: “Together with our global team, it’s a great pleasure for me to be pursuing these objectives.”

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Lummus and Synthos collaborate on biobutadiene technology

Lummus Technology announced that its Green Circle business and Synthos have started collaborating to commercialize Synthos’ biobutadiene technology. The first step of the commercialization program includes the development of a feasibility study for a biobutadiene plant with a production capacity of 20,000 tons per year, which will form the basis for an investment decision.

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USTMA praises bipartisan work of Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works voted unanimously to advance the Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act of 2021. The bill, which will provide historic levels of funding to the country’s aging surface infrastructure, includes several provisions that will help advance research and integration of technologies derived from scrap tire rubber into future infrastructure projects.

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Enviro initiates consultation regarding plant site in western Sweden

Scandinavian Enviro Systems will submit a proposal for consultation documentation to the county administrative board in Västra Götaland ahead of a future permit application for a new recycling plant for end-of-life vehicle tires. The consultation pertains to the establishment of a new facility to be located in Uddevalla Municipality with an annual capacity to recycle half of all end-of-life tires in Sweden.

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