Why Africa gets filthiest diesel fuel: little regulation, global traders

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These firms often serve as both producer and distributor for fuels in Africa, according. Environmental emissions Study air pollution AfricaAll countries have to deal with emissions from diesel vehicles, but African nations have it worse than most. They often have few emissions regulations, something Swiss trading firms take advantage of by importing fuel that's too dirty for sale in other regions.

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Toyota and Suzuki to start discussing joint projects for technological development, vehicle production, and market development; India and Africa

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It is my hope that the new joint projects will contribute to the future success of both companies, not only in India, but also in the global market. Africa Electric (Battery) India Market Background Vehicle ManufacturersToyota Motor Corporation and Suzuki Motor Corporation (Suzuki) agreed to start discussing new joint projects in the fields of technological development, vehicle production, and market development.

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IBM opens first global research lab in Africa; smarter cities with focus on water and transportation

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IBM is opening its 12 th global research lab, and its first in Africa. IBM Research - Africa will have its first location in Nairobi, Kenya in collaboration between the Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) through the Kenya ICT Board. Key research areas that will be explored by IBM Research - Africa include: Smarter Cities – with initial focus on water and transportation: Rates of urbanization in Africa are the highest in the world.

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Ford to expand aggressively in Middle East & Africa; at least 25 new vehicles by 2016

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Ford Motor Company announced an aggressive product acceleration in its newest business unit, Middle East & Africa, leveraging the company’s One Ford global portfolio and targeting opportunities for growth in small, mid-size and large vehicle segments. During a special “Go Further” event in Johannesburg attended by 1,000 employees, Ford dealers, suppliers, government officials, and media, Ford pledged to launch at least 25 new vehicles by 2016 to Middle East & Africa.

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Boeing, South African Airways launch sustainable aviation biofuel effort in Southern Africa

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Boeing and South African Airways (SAA) will work together to develop and to implement a sustainable aviation biofuel supply chain in Southern Africa, a first for the continent. The companies signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for sustainable aviation biofuel supply chain development at The Corporate Council on Africa’s 9 th Biennial US-Africa Business, attended by executives from leading US and African firms and government representatives from several countries.

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WNA: global nuclear generation nears record high in 2019

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Nuclear generation fell fractionally in North America and in West & Central Europe, but rose in Africa, Asia, South America and East Europe & Russia. The average global capacity factor for reactors generating electricity in 2019 rose from 79.8%

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DRC bans export of cobalt, copper concentrates

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The DRC exported around 50kt of gross weight Co concentrate to China in 2020 (96% of global exports). Africa Batteries Electric (Battery) Market Background Materials MiningFastmarkets reported that the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has banned the export of copper and cobalt concentrate.

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Ford Sustainability Report details pilot program in South Africa to deliver health care, education

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A new Ford Motor Company pilot program aims to enhance mobility health services in rural areas of South Africa and Nigeria. Ford Project Better World brings together multiple organizations such as World Vision South Africa, and social entrepreneurs to deliver health education, medication, nutrition and basic services to thousands of underserved people in remote areas. The automaker has consistently reduced its global water usage per vehicle produced for several years.

GE Transportation to Supply 100 Locomotives to Transnet in South Africa; First AC Diesel Electric Locomotive to Sub-Saharan Africa

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GE South African Technologies (GESAT), GE Transportation’s entity in South Africa, will supply 100 locomotives to Transnet Freight Rail (TFR). The GE C30ACi, the first AC diesel electric locomotive to be introduced to sub-Saharan Africa, will have a GE FDL engine that delivers 3,300 gross horsepower (GHP) using an electronic fuel-injection (EFI) system that automatically supplies the exact amount of fuel needed for optimal engine efficiency.

UN: global e-waste surging; up 21% in 5 years

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million metric tonnes (Mt) of electronic waste was generated worldwide in 2019, up 21% in just five years, according to the UN’s Global E-waste Monitor 2020. Mt), Europe (12 Mt), Africa (2.9 of global greenhouse gas emissions. kg), while Asia and Africa were much lower (5.6

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Hydrogen South Africa (HySA) Systems, The National Aerospace Centre, and Airbus to research use of fuel cells for commercial airliners

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Airbus and South Africa’s National Aerospace Centre will jointly fund research by Hydrogen South Africa (HySA) into the application of fuel cells on airliners. With demand for air transport doubling every 15 years, the global airline industry will require nearly 30,000 new aircraft (over 100 seats) by 2032. The initial three-year project is being undertaken by HySA Systems Competence Centre at its University of the Western Cape research facility.

Boeing, South African Airways and Mango celebrate Africa’s 1st commercial flights with sustainable aviation biofuel from tobacco

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Boeing, South African Airways (SAA) and low-cost carrier Mango celebrated Africa’s first passenger flights with sustainable aviation biofuel. In 2015, farms in Limpopo Province of South Africa, from which the biofuel for the flights was sourced, achieved certification from the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB), one of the strongest sustainability standards in the world.

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Toyota to start vehicle exports from India; Etios to South Africa in 2012; the priority of emerging markets

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TKM), will begin exporting the Etios series sedan and hatchback to South Africa in March 2012. The models for export will be based on the Etios platform currently sold in India, but will be developed and produced to fit the lifestyles, consumer preferences, climate, road conditions and usage considerations in South Africa. In line with its Global Vision released in March of this year, TMC is positioning emerging markets as a priority and is aiming to increase sales in those markets.

Toyota to start vehicle exports from India; Etios to South Africa in 2012; the priority of emerging markets

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TKM), will begin exporting the Etios series sedan and hatchback to South Africa in March 2012. The models for export will be based on the Etios platform currently sold in India, but will be developed and produced to fit the lifestyles, consumer preferences, climate, road conditions and usage considerations in South Africa. In line with its Global Vision released in March of this year, TMC is positioning emerging markets as a priority and is aiming to increase sales in those markets.

Adamas: 95.6 GWh of EV battery capacity deployed globally in 2019

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GWh of battery capacity was deployed globally in newly sold passenger EVs, an increase of 30% over the year prior, according to Adamas Intelligence’s web-based EV Battery Capacity and Battery Metals Tracker. GWh, just 1% higher than the year prior, while deployment in the Middle East and Africa, combined, jumped 57% year-over-year to 0.17 In 2019, 95.6

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AQLI: new data reveals little progress globally in reducing air pollution over the last two decades

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Particulate air pollution continues to cut global life expectancy by nearly two years as progress in some countries counterbalances worsening air quality in others, according to the Air Quality Life Index (AQLI).

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GlobalData: Global coal production set to grow to 2022, despite major players scaling down capacities

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After declining consecutively for three years, global coal production increased by 2.8% Of the total, 57 are located in Australia, 55 in India, 54 in China, 30 in South Africa, 18 each in Canada and Indonesia and 15 in the US. The impact of these commencements will be marginally offset by over 100 coal projects expected to phase out over the same period, including 34 in India, 15 in China, 14 in South Africa and 13 each in the US and Australia.

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Study links PM2.5 pollution with millions of preterm births globally

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The study revealed that while many other health impacts of air pollution have been documented—most notably through the Global Burden of Disease studies—the focus has been mainly on premature deaths from heart disease and respiratory problems. million global estimate, and China for about another 500,000. SEI is working to support more than 20 developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America to develop plans to reduce emissions leading to particulate air pollution.

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Study forecasts even with modest warming, global energy demand to increase by mid-century

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A new study published in Nature Communications by researchers from IIASA, Boston University, and the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice found that by mid-century, climate change will increase the demand for energy globally, even with modest warming. In this new study, the authors did a global analysis using temperature projections from 21 climate models, and population and economy projections for five socioeconomic scenarios.

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Cambridge study finds globalized economy making water, energy and land insecurity worse

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The first large-scale study of the risks that countries face from dependence on water, energy and land resources has found that globalization may be decreasing, rather than increasing, the security of global supply chains. The researchers are calling for an urgent inquiry into the scale and source of consumed goods and services, both in individual countries and globally, as economies seek to rebuild in the wake of Covid-19. Global Environmental Change doi: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2020.102158.

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Global study links daily exposure to ozone pollution to increased risk of death

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For example, areas such as South America, Africa, and the Middle East were unrepresented or not assessed, and differences in monitoring and data collection between countries may have affected the accuracy of their estimates.

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Lancet GBD 2017 finds halt to improvements in global health

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The Lancet ’s Global Burden of Disease Study (GBD), first published more than 10 years ago, is the most comprehensive worldwide observational epidemiological study to date. It describes mortality and morbidity from major diseases, injuries and risk factors to health at global, national and regional levels. In 2017, global adult mortality rates decreases plateaued, and, in some cases, mortality rates increased.

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BNEF, Snam, IGU report finds global gas industry set to resume growth post-pandemic; low-carbon technologies for long-term growth

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After growing by more than 2% in 2019, global gas use is set to fall by around 4% in 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic reduces energy consumption across the global economies. —Ashish Sethia, global head of commodities at BNEF.

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Parkopedia to provide Audi with global in-car parking service

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Parkopedia, the world’s largest parking service provider, has been selected to be the new global provider of Audi’s premium in-car parking services as of June 2017. Markets covered include Europe, the Americas, Japan, Australasia, Middle East and Africa. The Parkopedia premium parking service will include off-street and on-street parking data as well as dynamic space availability for both legacy installed and new vehicles.

2017 150

Ford and Volkswagen expand global collaboration to include EVs, invest in Argo AI

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Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen AG are expanding their global alliance to include electric vehicles—and will collaborate with Argo AI to introduce autonomous vehicle technology in the US and Europe. Plus, being able to tap into both automakers’ global reach, Argo AI’s platform has the largest geographic deployment potential of any autonomous driving technology to date. With the addition of AID employees, Argo AI will grow from 500 to more than 700 employees globally.

2019 221

GlobalData: Global battery energy storage market to grow by 7% to reach $13.13B by 2023

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The global battery energy storage market will to grow to $13.13 The company’s latest report “ Battery Energy Storage Market, Update 2019 – Global Market Size, Competitive Landscape and Key Country Analysis to 2023 ” finds that the fall in technology prices and increasing pace of development in the power market are the primary driving factors for the battery energy storage market. billion by 2023, according to a new forecast by GlobalData.

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Tesla Model 3, Model X are Google’s Most Searched for EVs globally

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The Tesla Model 3 sedan and the Tesla Model X SUV are Google’s most searched for electric vehicles globally, according to new data from a price comparison website. The post Tesla Model 3, Model X are Google’s Most Searched for EVs globally appeared first on TESLARATI.

Study attributes significant amount of kidney disease globally to PM2.5 pollution

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The global toll of chronic kidney disease (CKD) attributable to PM 2.5 In this latest research, the investigators used the Global Burden of Disease study methodologies to estimate the burden of CKD attributable to fine particulate matter: more than 10.7 The global burden of chronic kidney disease attributable to elevated PM 2.5. The estimate for the global annual burden of incident CKD attributable to elevated PM 2.5

2017 219

IEA: global energy investment stabilized above $1.8T in 2018; security and sustainability concerns growing

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Global energy investment stabilized in 2018, ending three consecutive years of decline, as capital spending on oil, gas and coal supply bounced back while investment stalled for energy efficiency and renewables, according to the International Energy Agency’s latest annual review. Global energy investment totalled more than US$1.8 However, the poorest regions of the world, such as sub-Saharan Africa, face persistent financing risks.

2019 175

Eni report: global oil reserves and oil production up in 2018 due to US

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In 2018, global oil reserves rose slightly (+0.4%), mainly due to growth in the US. WTI, the US light crude, covers 60% of global growth. Global oil demand grew by 1.4%, slightly lower than in 2017 (+1.6%) in a context of increasing oil prices. For the fourth year in a row, OECD gave positive support to global growth, but non-OECD maintained the dominant share, accounting for 69% of the overall growth. In Africa a minor cut reduced capacity by around 0.3

2019 161

TOAR shows present-day global ozone distribution and trends relevant to health; public database

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These are some of the findings of a new health assessment based on the Tropospheric Ozone Assessment Report (TOAR), an effort by the International Global Atmospheric Chemistry Project to create the world’s most comprehensive database of surface ozone observations from all available ozone monitoring stations around the globe. In some parts of Asia, Africa and South America, the researchers identified data gaps which prevented them from characterizing ozone pollution exposure patterns.

2018 216

Pratt Whitney and Saudi Arabian Airlines Expand EcoPower Engine Wash Service Network to Middle East and North Africa; Up to 1.2% Savings in Fuel Burn

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Pratt & Whitney and Saudi Arabian Airlines signed an agreement expanding Pratt & Whitney’s EcoPower engine wash service network to The Middle East / North Africa. The EcoPower system, offered through the Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners network, uses a closed-loop system with pure, atomized water to wash aircraft engines, avoiding potential contaminant runoff.

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Navigant: China leads global smart meter market with 68% of tracked installations

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China continues to lead the global smart meter market through 1Q 2017 with upwards of 408 million meters installed, accounting for 68.3% In Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa, smart meter uptake remains limited, according to the report. The report, Global AMI Tracker 2Q17 , provides an analysis of global utility smart meter projects.

2017 150

Geely officially discloses new global B-segment automobile modular architecture: BMA; new BMA-based SUV to launch this year

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Modular technology has become an important criterion for evaluating whether an automobile company is combining global R&D technology and market layout with a cost-effective manufacturing approach. Production based on BMA will be launched in EU, Eastern Europe, Africa, South America, Middle East and Southeast Asia. Automobile modular architectures—for example, TNGA of Toyota, and MQB, MLB and MEB of the Volkswagen Group—hav become a major trend in the auto industry.

2018 163

WRI: global oil consumption hits all-time high

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between 2008 and 2009 due to the global financial crisis, global oil consumption recovered by 3.1% OPEC and non-OPEC countries (excluding the former Soviet Union) each accounted for almost 42% of global oil production in 2010, with the former Soviet Union responsible for 16.8%, up from 10.7% Responding to this falling demand, global oil production fell 2.1% After falling 1.5%

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Ford reveals Ka Concept; vision for small global value car

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In Barcelona, Ford revealed the Ka Concept, the company’s vision for a practical all-new global small car offering advanced technology around the world at an affordable price. —Stephen Odell, Ford executive vice president, Europe, Middle East and Africa. Ka Concept. Click to enlarge. Ford has sold more than 1.8

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Bloomberg NEF forecasts falling battery prices enabling surge in wind and solar to 50% of global generation by 2050

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—Seb Henbest, head of Europe, Middle East and Africa for BNEF and lead author of NEO 2018. trillion being invested globally in new power generation capacity between 2018 and 2050, with $8.4 Gas-fired generation is seen rising 15% between 2017 and 2050, although its share of global electricity declines from 21% to 15%. Fuel burn trends globally are forecast to be dire in the long run for the coal industry, but moderately encouraging for the gas extraction sector.

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Navigant forecasts global 6% CAGR for biofuels to 2023

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Navigant Research forecasts global biofuels production will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6% between 2013 and 2023, despite slower than expected development of advanced biofuels pathways (such as cellulosic biofuels); an expected expansion in unconventional oil production in key markets such as the United States; and a decline in global investment for biofuels in recent years. of global transportation fuel production from fossil sources.

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Report: Isuzu, GM to partner globally on pickup trucks, engines

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and Southeast Asia, pickup trucks are expected to serve as a growth engine for the global auto market along with subcompacts. million units in 2015, according to research firm IHS Automotive.The two will also work together to expand sales channels in Africa and the Middle East. The Nikkei reports that Isuzu Motors Ltd. and General Motors Co. will coordinate management of their pickup truck operations.

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Navigant forecasts global road transportation energy consumption to increase 25% by 2035; 84% from conventional fuels

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In a new report ( Transportation Forecast: Global Fuel Consumption ), Navigant Research forecasts total road transportation energy consumption will grow from 81.1 In contrast, energy consumption will grow in developing regions, particularly in Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa. of global consumption in 2014 to more than 16.4% of global road transportation sector consumption by 2035.

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Aviation Summit calls for global framework on emissions reductions

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reach an agreement at ICAO for a global framework to reduce emissions from aircraft operations using technology development, efficient operations and infrastructure, and the use of international market-based measures to address any remaining emissions gap.

2012 207

Global Mobility Report finds world not on track to achieving sustainable mobility

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The transport sector is not on track towards achieving sustainable mobility, according to the newly published Global Mobility Report 2017 (GMR). The GMR is the first study to assess the global performance of the transport sector and the progress made toward four main objectives: universal access, efficiency, safety, and green mobility. Proposed principal indicators include: Mitigation: global GHG emissions from the transport sector, disaggregated by purpose, income, and mode.

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Kia Motors sees 18.6% increase in global sales in 2011

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Kia Motors Corporation announced today that its global sales for passenger cars (export sales, domestic sales and sales from overseas plants), recreational vehicles (RVs) and commercial vehicles for 2011 reached an all-time high of 2,478,959 unit, representing an annual year-on-year increase of 18.6%. General markets” include the regions of Central and South America, the Caribbean, Asia (excluding China and Korea), the Pacific, Middle East and Africa.

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