Schneider | August 01, 2022
Schneider a premier multimodal provider of transportation, intermodal and logistics services is hosting its Transportation Sustainability Summit in Long Beach, California, this week where the company will unveil to customers the “Pledge to Plan”, a process to support shippers in preparing their transportation strategy to meet the sustainability goals defined by their organization.
“We are working together to understand, measure and reduce scope 3 emissions. We continue to advise customers on how the carbon footprint associated with transportation and supply chain fits into their overarching emissions reduction goals. We must challenge ourselves to pursue a more sustainable future by influencing those that we work with within the industry.”
Schneider Senior Vice President of Van Truckload John Bozec
As companies are becoming increasingly aware of the environmental issues around them, achieving sustainability in the supply chain is a critical corporate goal touching almost every industry. As a leader in the transportation and logistics industry, Schneider is proud to demonstrate how the organization continues to reduce its own environmental impact while leveraging knowledge and expertise to support customers across the supply chain in creating efficiencies.
“No one sector is the answer to sustainability. Collaboration is the key to making meaningful change and reducing carbon emissions throughout the supply chain,” said Bozec.
Schneider’s Transportation Sustainability Summit is the first-of-its-kind event for shippers to hear from industry experts on the acceleration of sustainability across transportation, alongside discussion of key trends and solutions that are leading the charge, such as electrification. Customers at the summit will receive a closeup look at Freightliner’s eCascadia, the manufacturer’s electric Class 8 truck. Schneider is planning to add 62 eCascadias to its southern California intermodal operations in late 2022/early 2023.
“The scaling of zero-emission vehicles is a critical component of reaching our goal to reduce carbon emissions by 7.5% per mile by 2025 and by 60% per mile by 2035,” said Bozec. “Schneider is excited to be at the forefront of this pivotal evolution in the industry and continue educating the world around us on sustainable transportation opportunities.”
Schneider is a premier multimodal provider of transportation, intermodal and logistics services. Offering one of the broadest portfolios in the industry, Schneider’s solutions include Regional and Long-Haul Truckload, Expedited, Dedicated, Bulk, Intermodal, Brokerage, Warehousing, Supply Chain Management, Port Logistics and Logistics Consulting.
With nearly $5.6 billion in annual revenue, Schneider has been safely delivering superior customer experiences and investing in innovation for over 85 years. The company’s digital marketplace, Schneider FreightPower®, is revolutionizing the industry giving shippers access to an expanded, highly flexible capacity network and provides carriers with unmatched access to quality drop-and-hook freight – Always Delivering, Always Ahead.
Fulcrum BioEnergy, Inc. | July 13, 2022
Fulcrum BioEnergy Inc., a clean energy company pioneering the creation of renewable, drop-in transportation fuels from landfill waste, today announced that it has completed a $20 million equity investment in Fulcrum by SK Innovation, the energy arm of South Korea's SK Group. In addition, Fulcrum and SK Innovation will work together to enter into an exclusive licensing agreement providing the opportunity to explore the possibilities of bringing Fulcrum's patented and proprietary waste-to-fuel process to South Korea and select countries in Asia.
SK Innovation, which contributes to South Korea's energy security and economic development, operates South Korea's largest refinery as well as petrochemical, e-mobility battery and information electronic materials businesses. This is the second investment that SK Group has made in Fulcrum, following its participation in a $50 million equity round in December 2021 by SK Inc.
"This investment signals another strong vote of confidence in Fulcrum's proprietary waste to fuels process following the recent operational achievement of producing syngas from landfill waste at our Sierra BioFuels Plant. The team at SK Innovation have been at the forefront of shepherding South Korea into a green energy future. We look forward to our continued partnership as we explore the many possibilities ahead of us in Asia."
Eric Pryor, Fulcrum's President and Chief Executive Officer
This expanded partnership and investment comes on the heels of the company completing the commissioning and initial operations of its inaugural biorefinery, the Sierra BioFuels Plant located east of Reno, Nevada. In May, the company demonstrated its ability to transform landfill waste feedstock into a syngas, laying the groundwork for Fulcrum to move on to the final step in its waste to fuels process, converting the syngas into liquid fuel.
Beyond Sierra, Fulcrum has also announced plans for additional plants as it seeks to scale up its production and address critical and urgent environmental issues – the reduction of carbon emissions from the aviation industry, of garbage sent to landfills and of the nation's dependence on foreign oil.
Based in Pleasanton, California, Fulcrum is leading the development of a reliable and efficient process for transforming waste into net-zero carbon transportation fuels, including sustainable aviation fuel and diesel. The Company's innovative process, which utilizes landfill waste as a feedstock, will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 100% compared to traditional fuel production, contributing to the aviation and transportation sectors' carbon reduction goals.
Beginning with the Sierra BioFuels Plant, Fulcrum's plants will provide customers with low-carbon drop-in fuel that is competitively priced with traditional petroleum fuel. The Company is advancing on its large commercial growth program of net-zero carbon waste-to-fuels plants across North America with a planned production capacity of approximately 400 million gallons per year. Fulcrum, a privately held company, has aligned itself and entered into strategic relationships with industry leaders in the waste, aviation and energy sectors to further strengthen and accelerate the Company's patented and proprietary approach to commercially producing large volumes of renewable fuel from landfill waste.
Chemours Company | September 09, 2022
The Chemours Company a global chemistry company with leading market positions in Titanium Technologies, Thermal & Specialized Solutions, and Advanced Performance Materials, today announced the winners of its second annual Carrier of the Year Award: Marten Transport and Hirschbach Transportation Services.
The Carrier of the Year Award recognizes excellence in transportation of Ti-Pure™ titanium dioxide to Chemours customers. The Titanium Technologies supply chain, procurement, and logistics teams, with support from CLX Logistics, developed a consistent set of criteria to evaluate top North American carriers by load counts. Carriers were evaluated based on the 2021 rate of on-time pickup and delivery, customer service, and ease of doing business, among other metrics.
Marten Transport, a U.S.-based transportation company, was named North American Platinum Carrier of the Year for the second year in a row boasting more than a 99% on-time pick-up and delivery rates. Hirschbach Transportation Services, a U.S.-based transportation company, was named as North American Gold Carrier of the Year with an on-time delivery rate of over 95%. Across metrics, both companies performed strongly, showcasing dependability and commitment to partnership in serving Ti-Pure™ titanium dioxide customers.
“Marten and Hirschbach are the carriers we turn to when we need someone to get the job done. They have both proven time and again that they can meet and exceed our standard of excellence while serving our customers and demonstrating true partnership. I want to personally recognize and thank them and all their employees for providing this high-level of service, especially with National Truck Driver Appreciation Week coming next week. We look forward to continued partnership in 2022 and beyond.”
Ed Sparks, President of Titanium Technologies and Chemical Solutions at Chemours
About The Chemours Company
The Chemours Company is a global leader in Titanium Technologies, Thermal & Specialized Solutions, and Advanced Performance Materials providing its customers with solutions in a wide range of industries with market-defining products, application expertise and chemistry-based innovations. We deliver customized solutions with a wide range of industrial and specialty chemicals products for markets, including coatings, plastics, refrigeration and air conditioning, transportation, semiconductor and consumer electronics, general industrial, and oil and gas. Our flagship products include prominent brands such as Ti-Pure™, Opteon™, Freon™, Teflon™, Viton™, Nafion™, and Krytox™. The company has approximately 6,400 employees and 29 manufacturing sites serving approximately 3,200 customers in approximately 120 countries. Chemours is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is listed on the NYSE under the symbol CC.
Element and IPCOS | August 23, 2022
Element, a leading provider of operations data management software to global industrials, announced a partnership with IPCOS, a global industrial digitalization solution provider, to bring increased efficiency and predictability to chemical plant customers through the Unify platform. Unify makes siloed, fragmented operations data useful for people to deliver expert analysis and guidance from anywhere, at any time.
“Through our close partnership with Element, IPCOS’ customers will gain access to the popular Unify platform closing the gap between MES and Cloud. With Unify, we can implement effective data management strategies integrating traditional data models developed at the MES layer with modern Cloud solutions. IPCOS believes this will be a significant accelerator for digitalization in the process industry, leading to increased effectiveness of their chemical processing operations,”
Filip Stroobant, Managing Director Digital Assets, IPCOS
“We’re excited to partner with IPCOS to enable chemical operators who are racing to turn their exponentially growing operations data into a value-generating asset so their people can make faster decisions. Together, IPCOS and Element empower people with operations data to achieve analytical insights that improve on-stream time, resiliency, sustainability and profit,” said Andy Bane, CEO of Element.
Together, IPCOS and Element accelerate digital solutions that maximize the efficiency and sustainability of industrial plant operations. IPCOS’ deep knowledge of data-centric initiatives and ability to deliver greater value from industrial operations to their customers is further enhanced with the Unify operations data management platform, helping customers to reach their digital transformation initiatives faster, cheaper and at greater scale.
Element is a leading software provider in operations data management. Element Unify empowers people with access to operations data to make faster decisions that deliver financial impact. Element’s customers represent over $750 billion in revenue, $500 billion in fixed assets and 450,000 employees.
IPCOS is a services provider that maximizes the performance of its customers’ assets in the international chemical and energy industries. IPCOS experts implement tailor-made, state-of-the-art technology to increase plant operations efficiency and integrate information technologies into customer workflows to improve industrial processes. With an extensive track record, IPCOS is trusted to deliver unique engineering-based, technology-independent solutions that combine domain knowledge with technology know-how.