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Superbus Electric 'Sports Bus' Now Road Legal, Ready For UAE

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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Superbus! Buses aren't normally the most exciting method of transport. Though popular in Europe, in the U.S. they're more often regarded as something to be avoided at all costs. Maybe we'd be more keen to ride the bus if it was a Superbus? It looks hugely cool for a start--like something straight out of a

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UAE opens Gulf regions largest industrial battery plant; focus on motive power

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The UAE inaugurated Eternity Technologies’ industrial battery manufacturing plant at the Industrial Park in Al Jazeera Al Hamra. Owned by the UAE-based Al Dobowi Group, the plant was established with an investment of Dh200 million (US$54.6 million). Brief

Boeing, UAE partners make progress with oilseed halophytes as feedstock for renewable jet fuel; desert plants fed by seawater

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On 18 January, Etihad Airways conducted a demonstration flight with a 777-300ER (Extended Range) powered in part with biofuel refined in the UAE.

Petrixo selects UOP Green Fuels technology for renewable jet and diesel in UAE

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UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, announced that its green fuels process technology has been selected by Petrixo Oil & Gas to produce renewable jet fuel and renewable diesel at a new refinery to be built in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates. The process technology is capable of processing a variety of renewable feedstocks. Brief

Toyota to collaborate in research for the creation of H2-based society in the United Arab Emirates

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Toyota Motor Corporation has agreed to collaborate with Masdar, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), Air Liquide, and Toyota distributor Al-Futtaim Motors in a joint research program to explore the potential of hydrogen energy use in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the creation of a sustainable, low-carbon society.

IRENA report finds renewable power costs at parity or below fossil fuels in many parts of world

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Solar power prices are dropping rapidly in the Middle East, with a recent tender in Dubai, UAE, falling to US$0.06/kWh. Source: IRENA. For 1.3

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EIA ups total shale oil resource estimate by 13% to 419B barrels, shale gas by 4% to 7576 Tcf

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Oman exports liquefied natural gas (LNG) but imports some volumes of natural gas by pipeline from Qatar via the UAE. Bcf/d from 2005 to 2014.

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Fisker reports more than $100M in revenue Jan-Apr 2012; more than $1B in funding since 2007

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Al-Futtaim and its network of experienced retailers will allow Fisker to reach customers in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, and Egypt. The EVer (Electric Vehicle extended range) powertrain of the Fisker Karma. Click to enlarge. We are encouraged by solid demand for the Karma, our unique extended-range luxury model. Karma.

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JAC sells 300,000 S3s in 600 days, breaks compact SUV sales record

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The S3 is currently being adapted for different markets globally, and is already being sold in places such as Egypt, the UAE and Chile, among others.

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company to convert 500 public vehicles and taxis to natural gas

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Going green could save motorists up to 50 per cent on refuelling, according to transport officials.The UAE possesses the fifth-largest natural gas reserves in the world, and at the current rate of utilisation these reserves will last for more than 150 years. The National. A conversion centre is also planned for Sharjah. Brief

Nissan Intends To Sell Leaf EV In The Land Of Oil

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The Renault and Nissan chief is visiting the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the hope of establishing a partnership with the country's governments to open

Cellulosic biogasoline company Cool Planet completes second close of D Round, raises another $19.4M; $60M total

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The round added investors from Hong Kong, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Mexico to the existing investor base, including North Bridge Venture Partners, Shea Ventures, BP, Google Ventures, Energy Technology Ventures (GE, ConocoPhillips, NRG Energy), and the Constellation division of Exelon. After closing on more than $29.9

Baker Institute: End of the ‘Big Oil giveaway’ is underway in the Persian Gulf

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In recent years, all six Gulf monarchies—Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Bahrain—have begun to challenge the notion that citizens are entitled to cheap energy. Across the Gulf, Iran has taken similar steps. The authors said energy subsidies have long outlived their usefulness. Brief

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GE joins Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium to support the development of sustainable alternative fuels

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The UAE-based Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium (SBRC), a nonprofit, research consortium established to develop technology with the promise of producing sustainable bioenergy, announced GE as its newest member. Safran also subsequently joined the consortium. —Rania Rostom, chief innovation officer of GE. Brief

Masdar running blogging contest tackling smart cities and sustainable development

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Masdar, the UAE’s sustainable city, is running a blogging contest ; the 500-600 word entries must address the following question: “How can cities contribute to the advancement of sustainable development and address issues including water, energy and waste?” World Future Energy Summit 2014. The International Water Summit (IWS) 2014. Brief

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Opinion: OPEC Divorce And Self-Destruction Thanks To Saudi Oil Strategy?

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by Dalan McEndree for Oilprice.com. “If If you are the world’s leading energy economy, you produce energy, that’s what you do.”. “A percent to $38.1

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BP Statistical Review finds global oil share down for 12th year in a row, coal share up to highest level since 1969; renewables at 2%

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The loss of oil supplies in Libya and elsewhere was eventually more than offset by large production increases among Middle Eastern OPEC members, leading to record oil production in Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Qatar. World primary energy consumption grew by 2.5% in 2011, close to the historical average. Coal’s market share of 30.3% Source: BP.

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Opinion: How Much Longer Can OPEC Hold Out?

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by Gaurav Agnihotri for Oilprice.com. Source: opec.org). All is not well for OPEC. Iran Nuclear Deal: A warning sign for OPEC? Venezuela’s Woes.

Masdar Institute files US patent for Li-ion solid polymer electrolyte battery technology

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UAE-based Masdar Institute of Science and Technology has filed a provisional patent application with the US Patents and Trademarks Office for a new solid polymer electrolyte technology for Li-ion batteries. This is the first lithium battery-related patent application filed by Masdar Institute. —Dr. Raed Hashaikeh. Brief

Opinion: Who Will Be Left Standing At The End Of The Oil War?

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by Charles Kennedy for Oilprice.com. This is a financial cold war—nothing more, nothing less. So the breakeven is elusive. Right now, they can’t.

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Opinion: Saudis Could Face An Open Revolt At Next OPEC Meeting

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by Dalan McEndree for Oilprice.com. Saudi Policy: OPEC-centric or Self-Serving? Market” forces include many components. trillion of $3.05 trillion.

TransGas and SK EC team on West Virginia coal-to-gasoline project

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SKE&C’s experience includes Korea’s largest oil refinery; the Cadereyta and Madero Refinery upgrades in Mexico; and full-scale refinery projects in Kuwait, UAE, Brazil and Ghana. TransGas Development Systems, LLC announced an agreement with SK Engineering & Construction Co., Earlier post.) million liters).

Masdar, Total and Abengoa launch Shams 1 100 MW concentrated solar power plant

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The US$600-million project took three years to build. Shams 1. Click to enlarge. How Shams 1 works. Source: Shams Power Company. Click to enlarge.

Synovate Global Study Explores Future Car Buyers Sentiments

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Japanese, Australian, Brazilian, South Korean and car buyers from the UAE were also vocal and highly critical in the focus groups, directing their anger and frustrations towards the US, believing it is the main cause of the economic slump felt around the world. However, consumers across the 16 countries fell into three distinct groups.

SORL introduces China’s first electronic foot brake valve for hybrid and electric commercial vehicles

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The Company has four authorized international sales centers in UAE, India, the United States and Europe. SORL Auto Parts, Inc., a leading supplier of brake and control systems to the global commercial vehicle industry, has developed a new electronic foot brake valve for electric and hybrid electric commercial vehicles. ranked No. Brief

Opinion: Saudi Oil Strategy: Brilliant Or Suicide?

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The U.A.E., million), and its allies, UAE (2.87), Kuwait (2.8), and Qatar (.67), by Dalan McEndree for Oilprice.com. In October, Saudi sources first prepared the market with statements that the country would be comfortable with oil prices as low as $80 per barrel for “a year or two.” The Saudis Expected a Hole, Not a Bottomless Pit.

Masdar Institute, Boeing, Ethihad Airways and UOP complete 1st sustainability assessment for biofuel from an integrated seawater agriculture system

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The announcement came at the World Future Energy Summit, held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nayhan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. Brief

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Airbus forecasts need for 28,000+ aircraft in next 20 years; 100% expansion in global passenger fleet by 2031; role of megacities

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In value terms, the single biggest market is China followed by the US, UAE and India. Airbus’ latest Global Market Forecast (GMF) identifies a need for some 28,200 passenger and freighter aircraft (of 100 seats or more) between 2012 and 2031 worth nearly US$4.0 trillion, reconfirming an upward trend in the pace of new aircraft deliveries.

Survey says: green cars are in

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The survey was conducted in March 2009 and included: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States of America (USA).

Global Automotive Survey Finds Nearly Six in Ten People Prefer Green Cars, Even If Money No Object

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This car survey was conducted in March 2009 across 18 markets—Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States of America (US). What you drive says more about you than you think.

Opinion: Is Russia Plotting To Bring Down OPEC?

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Putin has aligned Russia with OPEC’s have-nots—the members lacking financial resources to withstand low crude prices for an extended period and that have objected to Saudi policies (Iran, Iraq, Angola, Nigeria, Libya, Algeria, Ecuador, and Venezuela)—against the haves (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the UAE, and Qatar). Live by Energy….