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Created in 1992, the European Ecolabel (EE) is the only European official eco-label that can be used in all European Union member countries, which expresses the environmental quality of consumer products and services into both “Business to Business” and “Business to Consumer” (excluding pharmaceuticals and food products).

These services and products have to meet specific, identified criteria depending on the product groups, which reduce overall environmental impact.

The EU Ecolabel is voluntary, based on multiple criteria, where a third party awards the use of the label to indicate overall environmental preferability within a particular product category based on life cycle assessment.

The European Commission now proposes to participate in an online consultation, which forms part of a broader reflection on the future of the EU Ecolabel. It is aimed at identifying opportunities to increase the EU Ecolabel uptake, focusing on the most promising product/service groups.

Questionnaires target consumers, EU Ecolabel license holders, retailers, industry representatives and others, and will be online until 3rd March 2019. French, German, Italian, Spanish and Polish versions of the questionnaire will be available soon!

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Horizon 2020 Green Deal call: €3 million to Luxembourg for green transition

16-06-2021

The recent Horizon 2020 Green Deal call for proposals attracted an exceptionally high number of proposals. The preliminary results show that Luxembourg applicants stood their ground well in the competition and will receive EU funding of almost €3 million for project related to key areas of the green transition.
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Luxembourg and Denmark to build the world’s first energy islands

15-06-2021

Luxembourg and Denmark have decided to join forces in building the world’s first energy islands. These man-made islands off the Danish coast will be connected to hundreds of offshore wind turbines and will provide green electricity to millions of European households. The innovative initiative confirms Luxembourg’s commitment to using offshore wind power.
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Luxembourg inaugurates its high performance computer

07-06-2021

Luxembourg’s new high performance computer MeluXina was inaugurated on 7 June 2021. Ranked among the top 30 supercomputers in the world, MeluXina has been designed to meet business needs and is available for use by start-ups and SMEs as well as large international groups.
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Luxembourg’s Product Circularity Data Sheets on the way to becoming an international standard

04-05-2021

Luxembourg is at the forefront of developing data-related standards that will drive the clean technologies of the future. ISO has just decided to make Luxembourg’s Product Circularity Data Sheet (PCDS) initiative a future ISO / NP 59040 standard – a major step forward towards becoming an internationally recognised standard.
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Public-private university chair to study energy process engineering

10-03-2021

Paul Wurth S.A., a company of SMS group, and the University of Luxembourg have entered into an agreement to create and finance the Paul Wurth Chair in Energy Process Engineering. The partnership supports Luxembourg’s ambition to develop a centre of excellence in fields surrounding the emerging hydrogen economy.
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