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Albemarle signs definitive agreement to acquire lithium salts production assets in Asia

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Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), a leader in the global specialty chemicals industry, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the lithium hydroxide and lithium carbonate conversion assets and supporting business functions currently operated by Jiangxi Jiangli New Materials Science and Technology Co. Brief

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First RHD Tesla Model S Electric Cars In Asia Delivered In Hong Kong

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Right-hand drive Tesla Model S electric cars have already begun to trickle out in the United Kingdom, but now they''re hitting the Asian markets too.

Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid Goes Rallying In Asia

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Believe it or not, off-roading isn''t the sole preserve of lifted Jeeps or mud-splattered Land Rovers. Surprisingly

World Bank report highlights massive urban growth in East Asia over last 10 years; just getting started

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At the same time, most of East Asia’s population is still non-urban, meaning the region will likely face decades of further urbanization.

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More Details On Yamaha Motiv-E, Electric Smart Fortwo Rival For Asia?

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The Smart Fortwo is a car that heavily divides opinion. In the U.S, it''s been less than successful. Sales have been much better in Europe, but even so other manufacturers have hardly rushed out to release competitors for the two-seat city car. Until now, that is. We revealed initial details of Yamaha''s Motiv not so long ago, a car co-developed

Honda BR-V: Smallest SUV Yet, But Not For North America: Forbidden Fruit

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Asia forbidden fruit subcompactThe Honda Pilot is the Japanese carmaker's largest crossover, and the only one currently sold in the U.S. with seven seats. But Honda recently unveiled something with a same number of seats--but a far smaller footprint. DON'T MISS.

Pike forecasts sales of electric two-wheelers in Asia Pacific to reach more than 65M units in 2018; China dominates

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Electric two-wheel vehicle sales by country, Asia Pacific: 2012-2018. China will reach more than 355 million units by 2018, with cumulative electric two-wheel vehicle sales in Asia Pacific will reach more than 381 million units in 2018. —“ Electric Two-Wheel Vehicles in Asia Pacific ”. Source: Pike Research. E-Motorcycles.

Toyota develops tropospheric ozone-concentration simulator for South and East Asia

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have developed a simulator able to predict tropospheric ozone concentrations across the whole of South and East Asia. Toyota sought a way of reducing tropospheric ozone concentrations to help address the problem across the whole of South and East Asia. China Emissions India Other Asia

Concerns about the growth of affluence in Asia

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In an overview of the draft report Asia 2050: Realising the Asian Century, [.]. Green credentials Latest news Asia Asia Century Asia Development Bank energy savings energy use Green carsWhile this appears to be a good thing on paper, there are concerns about the challenges it will raise.

South Korea to extend electric-car subsidy to long-range vehicles too

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Asia South Korea incentives plug-in cars Incentives and RebatesSouth Korea currently offers electric-car subsidies, but only to shorter-range vehicles. This somewhat unusual provision was put in place in 2012, the government says, to encourage sales of electric cars with convenient charging times.

Airbus forecasts Asia-Pacific will need ~11,000 new aircraft over the next 20 years

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Airlines in the Asia-Pacific region will lead global demand for larger and more eco-efficient aircraft over the next 20 years, according to Airbus’ latest Global Market Forecast (GMF). Increasing urbanization from already high levels in the region means that 25 of the 89 mega cities in 2032 will be in Asia-Pacific. Brief

Plug Power and Hyundai Hysco sign MOU to form fuel cell JV in Asia

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Hysco) to create a joint venture partnership to develop and to sell hydrogen fuel cells in countries throughout Asia using Hysco’s advanced stack and plate technology. Plug Power Inc. signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Hyundai Hysco Co. Hysco has a significant presence in the Asian marketplace. Brief

Scania leading full-scale autonomous truck platoon project in Singapore; 4-truck convoys

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Autonomous driving Fleets Heavy-duty Other Asia Ports and MarineScania will design the world’s first full-scale autonomous truck platooning operations, based on its own advanced technology. The platoon will traffic public roads while transporting containers between port terminals in Singapore. Toyota is also participating in this project.

Electric cars: Will Europe lead the way? The Green Piece.

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Electric cars The Green Piece Asia car electric markets. Tuesday 18 October, 2011. The Green Piece Column. When it comes to electric cars, many have said that it is the emerging economies, not shackled by convention, that will lead the way in electric car uptake. Europe U.S

Tamarind Energy and Blackstone Energy Partners to form $800M partnership with a focus on SE Asia oil and gas development

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The Tamarind team comprises senior executives with experience across a range of basins in South East Asia. Tamarind Energy, a new exploration and production company headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, announced its formation with a commitment from Blackstone Energy Partners. —Ian Angell, Tamarind CEO. Brief

BMW Group and NTU Singapore launch US$965K electromobility research program; Electromobility in Asia and Smart Materials

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The new research program will focus on two new areas, Electromobility in Asia and also Smart Materials. million (US$4.1 Smart Materials.

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Honda studying collaboration with Grab for motorcycle sharing services in Southeast Asia

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to begin discussion toward collaboration in the area of motorcycle sharing services in Southeast Asia. Within this trend, signs of the oncoming structural change which will shift emphasis from “ownership” to “shared use” of products has become increasingly visible in the motorcycle market in Southeast Asia as well. Honda Motor Co.,

GM expands landfill-free efforts in Asia

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General Motors’ Rayong engine plant in Thailand and Cheongna proving ground in Korea are now landfill-free , bringing the company’s total to 33 sites throughout Asia that recycle, reuse or convert to energy all of their daily waste. GM’s landfill-free facility count in Asia compares to 45 in North America and 22 in Europe. Brief

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BioAmber and CJ CheilJedang plan JV for bio-succinic acid production in Asia

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Under the terms of the agreement, BioAmber and CJCJ plan to establish a joint venture in China to produce up to 36,000 metric tons of bio-succinic acid annually and commercialize the output in Asia. BioAmber Inc. has signed a non-binding letter of intent with South Korean-based CJ CheilJedang Corporation (CJCJ). Brief

Study finds shipping emissions in East Asia contribute to up to 37.5K premature deaths each year

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A study by a team of researchers from China and the US has shown that shipping emissions in East Asia accounted for 16% of global shipping CO 2 in 2013, compared to only 4–7% in 2002–2005. Asia’s share of world seaborne trade reached 38.7% and 49.4% The total number of vessels observed in 2013 in this region is 18,324. Resources.

CNOOC takes delivery of Asia’s first LNG tug

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China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) has taken delivery of Asia’s first tugboat Hai Yang Shi You 525 , designed to operate solely on liquefied natural gas (LNG) as ship’s fuel. A successful sea trial has shown an extra gain for both ship speed and bollard pull. Brief

Kia introduces Ray EV in Korea; 2,500 units to be produced in 2012 for use by government agencies

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Electric (Battery) Other AsiaThe Ray EV. Click to enlarge. Earlier post.). seconds), while top speed is 130 km/h (81 mph).

Mitsui and Inbicon Sign Cellulosic Ethanol Licensing Agreement for Biomass Refineries in Southeast Asia

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The agreement grants Mitsui the right to build a number of biomass refineries in Southeast Asia using Inbicon’s technology. Click to enlarge.

Bosch offering range of complete powertrains for two-wheelers; Asia and smartphones

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Asia is a driver of growth. Just as it is for cars, Asia is a driver of growth in the two-wheeler segment. Source: Bosch. —Dr.

Audi showcasing R8 e-tron piloted driving EV at CES Asia; piloted driving Audi A7 Sportback

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The brand’s appearance at CES Asia represents the initial results of the company’s collaboration in China. Earlier post.) Earlier post.).

IEA World Energy Outlook 2013 sees CO2 emissions rising by 20% to 2035; oil use on upward trend

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Energy demand growth moves to Asia. China Forecasts India Oil Other Asia Source: IEA. Click to enlarge. Gt by 2035. Source: IEA. Prices.

Study finds GHG emissions associated with palm oil production have been significantly underestimated; implications for carbon intensity of biofuels as well as biofuel policies in Europe

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A new study on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with the conversion and degradation of peatland in palm oil plantations in Southeast Asia has determined that past studies have generally significantly underestimated emissions associated with palm oil grown on peatland. Southeast Asia. Biodiesel Lifecycle analysis Other Asia

Scuderi Group expands operations to Asia

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There are more than 43 million internal combustion engines produced in Asia every year, with a majority of these engines produced for automotive applications where automakers continue to struggle to achieve higher fuel economy targets. According to the Greater Nagoya Initiative Center, the area produces 44% of the country’s automobiles.

Audi opens Research & Development Center for Asia in Beijing, China

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Audi AG has opened its new Audi R&D Center Asia in Beijing, China. The head of the Audi R&D Center Asia is Lorenz Fuehrlinger. The teams get their inspiration from trends in Asia and will transfer new perspectives back to the headquarters in Ingolstadt, where the global design is created. compared to the previous year. Brief

Pike forecasts Asia-Pacific to be largest PEV market, with more than 1.2M units by 2015; China to represent 53% of total sales

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Total PEV sales in Asia-Pacific. Unit sales of all electrified vehicles in Asia-Pacific will surpass 1.2 Click to enlarge.

New analysis finds Asia produces twice as much mercury emissions as previously thought

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New analysis by an international team led by MIT researchers shows that Asia now releases a surprisingly large amount of anthropogenic mercury. By their calculations, the researchers estimated that, worldwide, Asia could produce up to 1,770 tons of mercury emissions per year—more than twice the amount estimated by bottom-up models.

Asia Poised For Hybrid Electric Growth

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This tremendous growth in the Asian market was brought about by the rising consumer affluence in these economies. A Ready Market? New Market Entries.

Study finds unprecedented urbanization and urban expansion in East-Southeast Asia from 2000 to 2010

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In an open-access paper published in the journal Environmental Research Letters , researchers find that urban populations across the whole of East-Southeast Asia have grown more rapidly than the expansion of urban areas, leading to increased population densities in some of the most populated yet vulnerable regions in the world. annually.

UNEP Asia Pacific: compelling case for green economy

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To prosper over the remainder of the 21st Century, the countries of the Asia Pacific need a new “green” industrial revolution to drive dramatic improvements in resource efficiency, according to a major international report to be released in Canberra next week. There is a current window of opportunity to support this adaptation.

HaloIPT signs manufacturing deals in UK and Asia

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HaloIPT will work with Chargemaster PLC in Europe and Evida Power Ltd in Asia to bring IPT charging to the worldwide electric vehicle industry within the next 18 months. Chargemaster, which has the largest number of electric vehicle charging bays in the UK, will set up initial UK manufacturing production for HaloIPT. Brief

ADB Transport Forum: shift to greener transport in Asia key to global sustainability; investment of $2.5T needed by 2020

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Booming cities and rising incomes are fueling a surge in vehicle fleets across Asia. Click to enlarge. Brief

GM Korea introduces Alpheon eAssist; 25% improvement in fuel economy

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Hybrids Other AsiaAlpheon eAssist Click to enlarge. N·m electric motor generator. Earlier post.). km/L (33.2 mpg US, 7.1 L/100km).

National University of Singapore and Toyota Tsusho Asia Pacific launch micro electric vehicles study

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NUS and TTAP will deploy a fleet of 10 Toyota Auto Body COMS, which are single-seater micro EVs for this study. Click to enlarge. Brief

Concord Energy and cellulosic biogasoline company Cool Plant to establish JV in Asia-Pacific region

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Concord Energy, one of Singapore’s leading crude oil and refined petroleum product trading companies, has signed an agreement with cellulosic biogasoline company Cool Planet Energy Systems ( earlier post ) to establish a joint venture in the Asia-Pacific Region. Cool Planet’s technology has a broad portfolio of pending and granted patents.

Continental AG Opens Asia HQ and RD Center in Shanghai

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The international automotive supplier Continental AG has opened its new Asia Headquarters and R&D Center in Shanghai’s Yangpu district, China. We estimate that a minimum of 25% of our global sales will be achieved in Asia by 2013. —Jay Kunkel, President Asia and Member of the Automotive Management Board of Continental.