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Honda to bring Jazz Hybrid to Malaysia

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It is the largest market for hybrid cars in all of South East Asia: and now Malaysia will soon be welcoming a hybrid car production plant of its own. That’s because Honda has started to construct a second automobile production line at its plant in Malacca, Malaysia: this one will produce mostly small vehicles, including [.].

Malaysia demands more electric cars

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Malaysia is the latest country to ramp up its commitment to green cars – after its government revealed it wants to boost production of electric vehicles in the area. Even though other countries are ahead of Malaysia in the green car race, the government hopes that boosting production of electric cars will help it quickly [.].

Graphene NanoChem and Sync R&D partner to develop graphene-enhanced Li-ion battery for shuttle bus in Malaysia

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Malaysia-based Graphene NanoChem’s wholly-owned subsidiary Platinum Nanochem Sdn Bhd has entered into a product development and collaboration agreement with Sync R&D Sdn Bhd jointly to develop a graphene-enhanced lithium-ion battery solution for electric buses under the Electric Bus 1 Malaysia program (EB1M Program). Brief

Envergent Technologies designing RTP plant to convert palm biomass to renewable fuels in Malaysia

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Premium Renewable Energy (Malaysia) Sdn. The initial Premium RTP facility, to be initiated in late 2011 and completed in early 2013, will be Malaysia’s first plant to use RTP for the production of a clean-burning liquid biofuel derived from biomass. The RTP liquid fuels will be used to generate renewable electricity and heat. Brief

New low carbon vehicle research centre opens in London

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Built as part of a collaboration between the London college and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)—one of Malaysia’s lea[.].

Suzuki to partner with Proton in Malaysia; new 2-cylinder 0.8L diesel for compacts in India

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Proton will manufacture the model at its own plant, and distribute and sell the model under the Proton brand through its sales network in Malaysia.

Malaysian colleges to deliver specialist training in electric and hybrid vehicles

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In signing an Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), the [.]. Electric cars Hybrid cars

GE and Naza exploring EV collaboration in Malaysia

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General Electric (GE) and the Naza Group of Companies signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to explore potential collaboration in electrical vehicles, sustainable property development and healthcare services in Malaysia. Bernama. “Locally, we will tap into Naza’s experience and penetration of the local auto industry. Brief

Cool Planet and Acritaz Greentech to build $60M commercial biorefinery in Malaysia

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Acritaz and Cool Planet will then work to build multiple facilities across Malaysia, with Acritaz purchasing proprietary equipment and consumables from Cool Planet in the construction and operation of the facilities. The plan is to begin construction on the first plant in 2014. After closing on more than $29.9 million in this closing. Brief

Glycos Biotechnologies Expands into Malaysia; Focus on Palm Oil

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GlycosBio), a biochemical company using metabolic engineering and microbiology for the production of sustainable biochemicals, is expanding into Malaysia. Glycos Biotechnologies, Inc. GlycosBio and Malaysian Bio-XCell Sdn. Construction of the plant will begin in Q3 2010 with an expected completion date in early 2012.

Honda to begin Jazz hybrid production in Malaysia; adding second production line

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Honda Malaysia Sdn. HMSB), a Honda automobile production and sales joint venture in Malaysia, has begun construction of a second automobile production line at the existing auto plant in Malacca, Malaysia. At the end of this year, HMSB will begin local production of hybrid vehicles using the existing production line. Brief

Toyota Prius Over $150K In Singapore, Vin Diesel Not Impressed

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The country, an island located on the tip of mainland Malaysia, is smaller than most cities, and one of the most prosperous nations in the world.

Sumitomo and US Hybrid partnering to grow hydrogen fuel cell business for commercial vehicles and mass transit

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US FuelCell was established in 2013 after US Hybrid purchased the UTC Power PEM fuel cell Transportation division along with the global PEM IP license.

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Alstom to lead consortium to build South East Asias first 1000 MW supercritical coal-fired power plant in Malaysia for €1B

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billion) in total, Alstom has signed a power plant contract worth the equivalent of more than €650 million (US$923 million) with Tenaga Janamanjung Sdn Bhd to provide key power generation equipment to South East Asia’s first 1000 MW supercritical coal-fired power plant Manjung, Malaysia. In a project worth about €1 billion (US$1.4

Malaysia PETRONAS makes strategic entry into Canada with C$1.07 purchase of shale gas assets; LNG export JV

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PETRONAS, through wholly-owned subsidiary PETRONAS International Corporation Ltd (PICL), has reached an agreement to form a strategic partnership with Canada-based Progress Energy Resources Corporation to develop the Altares, Lily and Kahta shale gas assets in northeastern British Columbia. billion (RM3.32 billion, US$1.1 billion). Brief

Elevance and Genting enter new biorefinery collaboration

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Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc., a high-growth specialty chemicals company that creates novel specialty chemicals from natural oils, has entered a new collaboration with Genting Plantations Berhad through Genting Integrated Biorefinery Sdn Bhd (GIB), to be located in the Palm Oil Industrial Cluster (POIC) in Lahad Datu, Sabah, Malaysia.

New palladium oxalate hydrodeoxygenation catalyst for production of drop-in paraffinic biofuels

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Researchers in Malaysia and Oman have developed a novel palladium oxalate catalyst supported on zeolite A (PdOx/ Zeol) with increased acidity for the hydrodeoxygenation and isomerization of bio-feedstocks into paraffinic (drop-in) biofuels. The biofuel product distribution showed 71% n-C 18 H 38 , 18% iso-C 18 H 38 , and 3% C 17 H 36. 12 °C.

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Petronas and LanzaTech partner on CO2 to chemicals technology

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Petronas is the national oil and gas company of Malaysia and is wholly-owned by the Government of Malaysia. Source: LanzaTech.

Oxford YASA Motors, Westfield Sportscars and Potenza Technology form collaboration for electric and hybrid road and racing Cars

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The eGTM road vehicle is currently being developed by Westfield and Potenza Technology for Potenza Sports Cars Limited, which recently entered into a separate RRSA with DRB-HICOM in Malaysia, to manufacture and distribute the eGTM throughout South East Asia. Brief

Cellulosic ethanol from oil palm empty fruit bunch

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Researchers from Malaysia and Japan report on an efficient method of producing the cellulosic ethanol from oil palm waste in the Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science. Oil palm empty fruit bunch is an abundant biomass waste, with 15 million tonnes generated annually by palm oil mills in Malaysia alone. Resources. Agric.

Report: Honda to assemble Fit hybrids in Thailand

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In Asia, Honda introduced the model in Malaysia in March. The Nikkei reports that Honda Motor Co. plans to assemble the hybrid version of its Fit subcompact in Thailand starting this summer—its first production in Asia of hybrids outside of Japan. The 1.3-liter car is to be released locally as the Jazz Hybrid as early as the summer.

Audi going to the moon; Audi lunar e-quattro rover

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Double wishbone suspensions are used at all four of the wheels that can each be rotated over 360 degrees. The theoretical maximum speed is 3.6 km/h (2.2

Petronas awards EPCIC contract to Technip and Daewoo for floating LNG project

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Malaysia’s Petronas has awarded a consortium headed by Technip and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering an Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Installation & Commissioning (EPCIC) contract for a floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility of 1.2 Once on stream, the facility will boost Malaysia’s total LNG production capacity to 26.9

Active control turbocharger for enhanced power recovery

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Researchers from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and Imperial College London have designed an active control turbocharger consisting of a mixed-flow turbine with pivoting nozzle vanes to adapt to the pulsating exhaust flow. Results of their study showed that engine power increased by between 3.58% and 7.76% between 800 and 1400 rpm. Resources.

New study finds GHG emissions from palm oil production significantly underestimated; palm oil biofuels could be more climate-damaging than oil sands fuels

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Mha (20%) of the peatlands of Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo in 2010, surpassing the area of Belgium and causing an annual carbon emission from peat decomposition of 230–310 Mt CO 2 e. When peat swamps are drained for agriculture, the peat begins to decompose, and is an enormous source of carbon emissions. —Miettinen et al.

Libertine LPE free piston technology targeting power generation, waste-heat recovery and range-extended EV applications; feasibility study with PETRONAS

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Toyota envisions that a pair of such units (20 kW) would enable B/C-segment electric drive vehicles to cruise at 120 km/h (75 mph). Earlier post.).

EPA finds that both biodiesel and renewable diesel from palm oil fail to meet GHG reduction threshold for RFS program

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However, EPA also undertook a more detailed assessment of Malaysia and. Simplified palm oil biofuel lifecycle system diagram. Source: EPA.

Shell starts production at Stones in the Gulf of Mexico; deepest offshore oil and gas project

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Shell has begun production from the Stones development in the Gulf of Mexico. miles) of water. Brief

Verdezyne secures distribution agreement for biobased dodecanedioic acid in Europe; 25% off-take

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BIOLON DDDA will be produced at Verdezyne’s commercial-scale plant in Malaysia. Verdezyne’s plant, expected to open in 2017, is anticipated to have the capacity to produce more than 10,000 metric tons of diacids annually, including BIOLON DDDA, drawing on Malaysia’s diverse and abundant base of plant-derived feedstocks. Brief

Mazda more than tripling gasoline and diesel SKYACTIV engine production capacity at powertrain plant in Thailand

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will be added to the engines produced, and the export of engines to vehicle production sites in the ASEAN countries of Malaysia and Vietnam will begin. Mazda Motor Corporation will increase the annual production capacity of the engine assembly plant at Mazda Powertrain Manufacturing (Thailand) Co., Mazda is investing ¥22.1 The SKYACTIV-G 2.0

Shell selects site for proposed $12.5B GTL project in Louisiana

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Shell built the first commercial GTL facility in Malaysia in 1993. Shell has selected Ascension Parish in Louisiana as the location for a potential natural gas-to-liquids (GTL) facility. According to the terms of an incentive agreement with the state, the company at a minimum would spend $12.5 James and Ascension parishes. Brief

US EIA reminder: Strait of Hormuz world’s most important oil chokepoint; almost 20% of oil traded worldwide

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million bbl/d in 2009-2010. They are a critical part of global energy security due to the high volume of oil traded through their narrow straits.

Cumulative worldwide sales of Honda hybrids passes 1 million units

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Honda is also planning to begin production of the Jazz Hybrid in Malaysia in 2012. Honda Motor Co., announced that its cumulative worldwide sales of hybrid vehicles surpassed 1 million units as of the end of September 2012. mpg US, 2.86 L/100k m) on the 10?15 Earlier post.) History of Honda’s Hybrid Models. Month. Cumulative worldwide.

Mazda3 global production reaches 5M units

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It is also assembled in Malaysia and Vietnam. Mazda Motor Corporation announced that the total production volume of the Mazda3 (known as Mazda Axela in Japan) reached five million units at the end of April 2016. It is the second Mazda to reach five million units of production, following the Mazda Familia. Brief

Honda begins assembling Fit Hybrid in Thailand

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Honda will also begin producing the Fit Hybrid in Malaysia later this year. Honda Motor has begun assembling and marketing the subcompact Fit Hybrid (Jass Hybrid) in Thailand. The hybrid is assembled at Honda’s plant in Ayutthaya, using core components from Japan. It will be priced at 768,000 baht (US$24,328). Brief

Global geothermal industry passes 12,000 MW operational

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In 2013, new geothermal geologic studies or exploration moved forward in places as diverse as American Samoa, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, St. New project announcements have increased the resource under development to about 30,000 MW. Brief

New line of electric scooter to feature KLD Energy motor system

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The new scooters will be available in Malaysia later in the year. The KLD Energy Technologies motor system, which uses an innovative nanocrystalline composite material ( earlier post ), will be featured in a new line of electric scooters for the Malaysian market. Brief

Gevo contracts with Mustang Engineering for the conversion of Gevos renewable isobutanol to biojet fuel

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Mustang, a Wood Group company, has offices in the United States, United Kingdom, India, Malaysia, North Africa and the Middle East. High-level process schematic for hydrocarbons from isobutanol. Source: Gevo. Click to enlarge. Earlier post.). Once completed successfully, the company will initiate jet engine testing with engine manufacturers.

Eco-marathon students challenged to break 2,213km a litre record

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Shell’s Eco-marathon Asia kicks off today in Malaysia with student teams from 18 countries taking part. The marathon challenges students from around the world to design, build and test ultra energy-efficient vehicles, with the winner being the one which can achieve the greatest energy efficiency. Green credentials Asia Shell EcoMarathon

Hexa Research forecasts $10.96B global rare earth elements market by 2020

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Growing end-use industries in developing Asia Pacific regions such as China, India, Malaysia and South Korea will accelerate demand for the Rare Earth Elements market in the near future. will drive global market growth, resulting in a global rare earth elements market reaching $10.96 billion in 2020. Asia Pacific fetched revenues close to $3.8