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Fujitsu and GMS partner on trial of electric tricycles in the Philippines

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The Philippines is home to more than 3.5 Fujitsu Limited and Global Mobility Service, Inc. Electric tricycle. Click to enlarge. Background.

Philippine DOE E10 Fuel Economy Run Slated for November 27

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The Philippine Department of Energy has been conducting fuel economy runs since 2002 promoting fuel economy consciousness and consumer empowerment by obtaining data on actual fuel consumption of passenger vehicles based on the actual driving conditions employing fuel efficiency measures and techniques. and above); the SUVs; and the APVs/MPVs.

Asian Development Bank providing $300M towards replacing 100K gasoline trikes with E-Trikes in the Philippines; $300M for major road upgrades in Chhattisgarh, India

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Without intervention, the Philippines is on a course to almost quadruple CO 2 emissions in less than 25 years, the ADB said. About 3.5 million.

Tropical Storm Ketsana Kills More Than 240, Displaces More Than 609,000 in Philippines

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Ketsana caused the country’s worst flooding in 42 years, according to the Philippine government and observers on the ground. Manila. 410.6

Philippines Importing Much of the Ethanol To Meet E5 Requirement

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The Philippines is importing much of the bioethanol required to meet a 5% ethanol blend requirement, mostly from Brazil, according to a report from the US Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service. To date, there are only two local ethanol production facilities. Only one—the Leyte Agri Corp. million gallons US). million gallons).

Sumitomo Metal Mining to boost production of NCA for Li-ion batteries by 38%; targeting Tesla Model 3

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SMM also intends to increase its production of nickel by 20% at its Taganito nickel refinery in the Philippines. Brief

Toyota to increase production capacity in Indonesia

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In 2010, TMMIN production of IMV series models and the “Avanza” sedan totaled 107,000 units, of which approximately 45,000 units were exported to Thailand, Philippines and the Middle East. The production increase includes a new-capital investment of approximately. ¥16.5 billion (US$202 million) and plans to hire new employees. Brief

Ford cuts global water use 8.5% per vehicle from 2011 to 2012; total usage down 62% since 2000

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Outside of the company, The Ford Fund in 2012 supported 19 different water-related projects in China, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, India, Germany and South Africa. Ford has reduced the average amount of water used to make each of its vehicles by 8.5% billion gallons, or about 62%. Brief

DOE fuel cell market report shows continued growth, with sales surpassing $1.3B worldwide in 2013

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Deployments and orders for fuel cells for telecommunications backup expanded into the Middle East, China, the Philippines, and other international markets. The US Department of Energy (DOE) released the 2013 edition of its annual Fuel Cell Technologies Market Report , detailing trends in the fuel cell and hydrogen technologies market. A 14.9

TM4 and Prestolite Electric Beijing forming JV for heavy-duty electric traction systems

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The new joint venture will target clients in the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Singapore and the rest of ASEAN countries. TM4 currently offers a range of motor electric power control systems for the transport sector ( earlier post ), including: TM4 M?TIVE GEN, hybrid powertrain; and.

USDA approves corn amylase trait for Enogen; first approved genetically modified trait for ethanol industry

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The corn amylase trait in Enogen has already been approved for import into Australia, Canada, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Russia and Taiwan, and for cultivation in Canada. Syngenta has received full deregulation for its corn amylase trait from the US. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Earlier post.) Brief

Global geothermal industry passes 12,000 MW operational

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Financing was announced for projects in Costa Rica, Dominica, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Tanzania, and the United States, while projects in drilling and start-of-construction phases made headway in Chile, Germany, Guatemala, Italy, Japan, Montserrat, The Philippines, Rwanda, and Zambia. Brief

Global Gas Prices | Hybrid Sales

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Philippines. Expert predictions about where oil and gas prices are headed vary widely. prices at the pump. to $4 per gallon. car market. Turkey.

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

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The overall study area covered East-Southeast Asia and included 17 countries: China (including Hong Kong SAR, Macao SAR); Taiwan; Japan; Mongolia; North Korea; South Korea; Brunei Darussalam; Cambodia; Indonesia; Laos; Malaysia; Myanmar; Philippines; Singapore; Thailand; Timor-Leste; Vietnam. annually. —Professor Schneider. Resources.

TM4 China JV receives order for 200 SUMO HD electric powertrains from Foton

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The joint venture is supplying clients in the Peoples Republic of China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Singapore and the rest of ASEAN countries. Prestolite E-Propulsion Systems (PEPS), a 50/50 joint-venture between Prestolite Electric Beijing Limited and TM4 Inc., Brief

Energtek Begins Converting Tricycles in Manila With CNG Lite Adsorbed Natural Gas System

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a developer of adsorbed natural gas (ANG) storage technology, has begun converting tricycles to operate on natural gas in Metro Manila, as requested by the Government of the Philippines. The Malampaya Offshore Natural Gas Reserve is currently the Philippines’ largest indigenous energy source. Energtek Inc., Earlier post.)

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Adaptation of rice shows use of symbiogenics as a new strategy for reducing impacts of climate change and catastrophes on plants

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During the last 40 years of climate change, the authors pointed out, the minimum air temperature in rice-growing season has increased in China and the Philippines, resulting in a substantial decrease in rice yields there, decreases predicted to continue. 145–230 mya). —Redman et al. These findings, Redman et al. —Dr. Resources.

NOAA: Global Combined Land and Ocean Surface Temperature Was Second Warmest for September

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Typhoon Ketsana became 2009’s second-deadliest tropical cyclone so far, claiming nearly 500 lives across the Philippines, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. The storm struck the Philippines on 26 September, leaving 80% of Manila submerged. Global surface temperature anomalies (degrees F) for the month of September 2009. Credit: NOAA.

Taiwanese Automaker Introduces Electric MPV

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Yulon Group’s automobile manufacturing operation began in 1953; it has become Taiwan’s largest automobile manufacturer with production plants located in Taiwan, Mainland China and Philippines supplying the local markets with more than 2 million vehicles produced in association with Nissan, Mitsubishi, GM, Chrysler, Mercedes Benz and others.

8 development banks commit to provide more than $175B to scale up support for sustainable transport

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ADB is already supporting green transportation solutions across Asia, including low-cost electric vehicles in the Philippines, urban metrorail systems in Viet Nam, bus rapid transit systems in Mongolia and Bangladesh, and inland waterway transport in the People’s Republic of China. —ADB President Haruhiko Kuroda. Brief

BioJet International and Abundant Biofuels merging

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The company is known for its Philippine Jatropha project, one of the largest projects of this type in the world. BioJet International Ltd. and Abundant Biofuels Corporation announced their merger. Abundant will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of BioJet. for the aviation and transportation sectors. —BioJet Chairman Mitch Hawkins. Brie

Saudis Expand Price War Downstream

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by Gaurav Agnihotri for Oilprice.com. The undisputed king of oil and gas is making some moves that could change the face of the global refining sector.

787 Dreamliner sets speed and distance records for its weight class; 20% more fuel efficient

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On the second segment, the Dreamliner flew over Singapore, the Philippines and Guam before entering US airspace over Honolulu and returning to Seattle. Boeing has established two world records with the 787 Dreamliner, setting new marks for both speed and distance for the airplane’s weight class. on 6 Dec. on Dec. Brief

Study: Atmospheric Engineering with Aerosols Could Reduce Effectiveness of Certain Kinds of Solar Power

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Pinatubo in the Philippines reduced global sunlight by less than three percent but decreased output from some solar generating plants by about 20%. There also would be a reduction in the effectiveness of passive solar design, according to a study by Dr. Daniel M. Murphy, of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Daniel M.

Low-lying and other vulnerable countries calling for fast action on non-CO2 global warming pollutants

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The Parties included Micronesia and other small island nations, the Philippines, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Egypt, Congo, Nigeria, the 27 countries of the EU, as well as Japan, the US, Canada, and Mexico. Among the non-CO 2 pollutants are hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), methane, tropospheric ozone, and black carbon soot.

Ricardo study predicts that BRIC automotive markets will be eclipsed by the “Rising-15”

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Ricardo’s Rising-15 automotive markets include: Argentina; Egypt; Indonesia; Iran; Malaysia; Mexico; Morocco; Nigeria; Peru; the Philippines; South Africa; Thailand; Turkey; Ukraine; and Vietnam. Positioning the Rising 15. Source: Ricardo Consulting. Click to enlarge. Nissan introducing new Datsun in Indonesia. million vehicles in 2012.

GM Partners with US DOE to Develop Jatropha-to-Biodiesel Project in India

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In addition to India, other nations including China, the Philippines, several African countries, and the United States are conducting research programs in jatropha cultivation and oil extraction on eroded farmland and marginal land. Two jatropha farms will be established in India: a 16-hectare (39.5 An existing 30 hectare (74.1

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Japan Automakers Support B5, E10 as Baseline Biofuel Blends, Recommend Specifications to ASEAN Countries

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Experts from JAMA visited six countries (Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam) to share their recommended specifications of the two first-generation biofuels. Blending and fueling. For the use of ethanol-blended gasoline as conventional gasoline for vehicles, JAMA recommends a blending ratio of maximum 10% (E10).

France’s IFPEN studying industrial potential of onshore sources of natural hydrogen

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Valérie Beaumont, Christèle Vacquand, Eric Deville, and Alain Prinzhofer (2013) Hydrogen generation during serpentinisation in ophiolite complexes: A comparison of H 2 -rich gases from Oman, Philippines and Turkey. Initial exploratory work has already shown that continuous onshore natural H 2 emissions occur frequently. Resources.

UPS Adopts Plan to Cut Its Airline Carbon Emissions An Additional 20% by 2020; Biofuels Part of the Plan

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The company’s air system includes international air hubs in Cologne, Germany; Taipei, Taiwan; Shanghai; Miami (to serve Latin America), an intra-Asia hub in the Philippines; and UPS Worldport, the Louisville, Ky., UPS Airlines CO 2 emissions per Available Ton Mile, historical and targeted. Click to enlarge. Click to enlarge. Click to enlarge.

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Philippines. Most of our 50 plus hybrid-electric related properties reside on.com domains (although a few are.net, .org, United States. Canada.

CO2 and Methane Emissions Continued Rise in 2008 Despite Economic Slump

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Pinatubo (Philippines) in 1991 each slowed CO 2 buildup for several years. Credit: NOAA. Click to enlarge. All are researchers at ESRL. David J.

Biofuel use predicted to double by 2015

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Major contributors to the growth of biofuels are expected to include Indonesia, France, China, Thailand, India, Columbia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Argentina; while Germany is expected to remain the largest producer of biofuels in Europe. Meanwhile, if India’s own projections are met, it could outpace Brazil in ethanol production by 2015.

Forecast: Global Biofuels Use to Double by 2015, Second-Gen Biofuels to Lag Expectations

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Major new contributors to the growth of global biofuels between 2009 and 2015 include Indonesia, France, China, India, Thailand, Colombia, Malaysia, Philippines and Argentina. Hart’s “ Global Biofuels Outlook to 2015 ” (GBO 2015) concludes that the US will see a growth of total biofuels use of more than 35%. billion gallons).

ADB Study Finds Annual Economic Losses in Southeast Asia from Climate Change Could be More Than Twice the Global Average

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The mean cost of cost of climate change for the four countries—Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, and Viet Nam—under a “business-as-usual” scenario and if market and non-market impacts and catastrophic risks are all considered could be equivalent to losing 6.7% Resources. The Economics of Climate Change in Southeast Asia: A Regional Review.

Report Finds That Urgent Changes in Transport Financing Required to Enable More Sustainable Transportation Globally

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The report, A Paradigm Shift Towards Sustainable Low Carbon Transport , finds that more than $1.5 trillion is spent annually on transport globally, mostly in ways that exacerbate rather than solve the problems associated with traffic growth, including congestion, health-harming air pollution, accidents, energy insecurity, and climate change.

UOP looking to biomass catalytic pyrolysis to expand volumes of renewable hydrocarbon fuels

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Military personnel from Colombia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Republic of Philippines, Thailand, Tonga and the United Kingdom will also participate. Honeywell’s UOP Renewable Energy and Chemicals business unit. That’s a big sum. But in the context of worldwide demand it’s nowhere near what we need. Green Diesel.