PNNL: increases in aerosols from East Asia decreased effects of reductions in US emissions in western states by 25%

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A study led by scientists at the US Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory found that, in the western United States, increases in aerosols from East Asia decreased the radiative warming effect induced by reductions in US emissions by 25% from 1980-2014. Researchers found that increases in emissions from East Asia decreased the warming effect (e.g.,

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

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This new research program will be conducted at the Future Mobility Research Lab located on the NTU campus, which is the BMW Group’s first joint lab in Southeast Asia. The new research program will focus on two new areas, Electromobility in Asia and also Smart Materials.

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Toyota begins collaboration with Grab on ride-hailing service in Southeast Asia; MSPF

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Grab), the largest ride-hailing service company in Southeast Asia, are collaborating to provide ride-hailing services throughout Southeast Asia. This project will now be extended to Southeast Asia for the first time.

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Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid Goes Rallying In Asia

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Mitsubishi has chosen to enter its Outlander Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV) in this year''s Asia Cross Country Rally--a grueling event that runs from Thailand to Cambodia over mountains, through forests, across rivers and through swamps.

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., recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Grab Inc.,

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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% for goods loaded and unloaded in 2013, and eight of the top ten global container ports are located in East Asia, as the region continues to dominate the league table for port throughput.

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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. Tags: Cellulosic ethanol Other Asia Inbicon biomass refinery. Click to enlarge.

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Asia Poised For Hybrid Electric Growth

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The biggest market growth sectors for the automobile industry is undoubtedly in Asia, with China spearheading this growth backed by government stimulus and a greater deal of control over the local market.

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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 carsAccording to a new report by the Asian Development Bank, an additional three billion Asians could enjoy higher standards of living by 2050. While this appears to be a good thing on paper, there are concerns about the challenges it will raise.

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New GKN plant in Japan to meet increasing demand for AWD and eDrive systems; trend of electrification in Asia

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Furthermore, together with GKN Driveline’s engineering capabilities, it will mean GKN Driveline is ready to support customers increased vehicle electrification requirements in Asia. GKN Driveline plans to construct a new world-class manufacturing facility in Tokoname City, Japan. The new site will replace an older plant, and is intended to meet increasing demand for advanced AWD and eDrive systems.

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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).

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

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At CES Asia 2015 in Shanghai, Audi is showcasing a piloted driving technology study version of its new R8 e-tron battery-electric sports car, introduced earlier this year at the Geneva show.

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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. The simulator is expected to contribute with efforts to reduce energy consumption and limit emissions of the substances in South and East Asia that cause atmospheric pollution—one factor in global warming—and thereby bring about significant benefits worldwide. China Emissions India Other Asia

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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. The transaction includes manufacturing assets located in both Jiangxi and Sichuan, China focused on the production of battery-grade lithium carbonate and lithium hydroxide.

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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. Scuderi Group, the developer of a split-cycle and engine and air-hybrid variant, has opened a Japan office and hired a Director of Asian Operations, Deryk Langlais.

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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. The center is part of Audi’s global R&D and will closely cooperate with the development departments of FAW-Volkswagen.

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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 The Asia-Pacific electrified vehicle market will generate an aggregate demand of nearly 8.8 Tags: China Electric (Battery) Forecasts Japan Other Asia Plug-ins

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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. While its increased burning of coal was known to exacerbate mercury emissions and air pollution, the MIT-led team estimates that Asia produces more than double the mercury emissions previously estimated. It wasn’t an out-of-the-ballpark result, but it does give you some pause to think about how much mercury could be coming out of Asia.

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

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New data and an accompanying report from the World Bank shows that almost 200 million people moved to urban areas in East Asia from 2000-2010—a figure that would be the world’s sixth-largest population for any single country.

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VW brings E-Bugster concept to Beijing for Asia premier

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Volkswagen is showing the E-Bugster electric vehicle concept, unveiled earlier this year at the Detroit Auto Show ( earlier post ) at Auto China in Beijing for its premiere in Asia. The two-seat Beetle speedster, features an 85 kW electric motor or 38.3 kWh battery pack, and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 10.8 seconds. Volkswagen calls the complete electric drive unit “Blue-e-Motion”.

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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. This research and its significance for the Asia Pacific region will be discussed at the Australian launch of the report on Tuesday, 27 September at the Hotel Kurrajong in Canberra.

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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. The first Asian right-hand drive Model S have now been delivered to the first eight customers in Hong Kong.

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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. Our results have shown that East-Southeast Asia is undergoing unprecedented urbanization and urban expansion.

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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. Evida, which has operations in Europe, Israel and China, is working with HaloIPT to explore the feasibility of manufacturing 40,000 HaloIPT systems in Asia over a five-year period.

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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). In value terms, the region will account for 42% of the global market for new airliners, reflecting the higher proportion of widebody aircraft required in Asia-Pacific. Increasing urbanization from already high levels in the region means that 25 of the 89 mega cities in 2032 will be in Asia-Pacific.

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Greenlots and BMW Group Asia Partner to provide Singapore???s first electric vehicle network

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California-based Greenlots, a global provider of open standards-based technology solutions for electric vehicle (EV) networks, has partnered with BMW Group Asia to provide Singapore with its first Home and Public Charging network as part of BMWs 360 ELECTRIC program. This partnership and rollout has been synchronized with BMW is first market launch in Southeast Asia and the first publicly available commercial EV to hit Singapore streets.

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

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The National University of Singapore (NUS) Faculty of Engineering and Toyota Tsusho Asia Pacific Pte Ltd (TTAP) have begun a one-year joint study on micro electric vehicles (EVs) using the NUS Kent Ridge campus and the NUS University Town (UTown) as a test bed.

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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.

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

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Asia must scale up sustainable transport development or face a bleak future of congested roads, pollution, ill health and economic damage, which could have ripple effects around the world, the third ADB (Asian Development Bank) transport forum heard earlier this month in Manila.

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Nissan, Frost & Sullivan study finds 37% of Southeast Asian consumers open to buying EV

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Along with the release of the study, Nissan announced that the new LEAF will go on sale in seven markets in Asia and Oceania during the next fiscal year: Australia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand. Behavior Other Asia Sales Surveys

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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. Specifically, the proposed five-year joint venture will develop, manufacture and sell fuel cell solutions, products and stacks for applications in Asian markets.

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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. Continental’s new Asia Headquarters and R&D Center, which was completed this September, will be a great contributor to the expansion of our local R&D talent pool, a surge in our local R&D competence and the optimization of our competitiveness.

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Marubeni in Coal-Fired Power Plant Push for Asia

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will market energy-efficient coal-fired power plants in Asia, leveraging a bilateral emissions offset mechanism between Japan and other countries that enables Japan to receive carbon reduction credits in return for providing low-carbon technologies and equipment. The company is targeting orders in Asia for plants capable of supplying a combined total of up to 4 million kilowatts (4GW) by 2020. Nikkei. Japan’s Marubeni Corp.

Nissan to expand Thailand-based Nissan Technical Center South East Asia (NTCSEA)

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Nissan Motor Asia Pacific Co., plans to expand Nissan Technical Center South East Asia (NTCSEA), its regional research and development function, to accelerate Nissan’s R&D activities in the ASEAN region. NTCSEA is the R&D function under Nissan Motor Asia Pacific Co., in Thailand. A broadened scope of responsibility, the addition of new facilities and an increase of staff will significantly contribute to better addressing the needs of customers in the region, the company said.

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

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Southeast Asia, one of the most vulnerable regions in the world to climate change—due to its long coastlines, high concentration of population and economic activity in coastal areas, and heavy reliance on agriculture, natural resources, and forestry—is likely to suffer more from climate change than the global average, according to a new Asian Development Bank (ADB) study, titled The Economics of Climate Change in Southeast Asia: A Regional Review.

Horizon Fuel Cell Powered Team Wins 1st Place at Shell Eco-Marathon Asia 2010

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In the first Shell Eco-marathon to take place in Asia, University Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) took first place with 599 km per liter (1,410 mpg US, 0.17

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Boeing forecasts $200B market for 1,250 new airplanes in Northeast Asia over next 20 years

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In Korea, Incheon International Airport serves as a major hub in the region and the Korean peninsula is perfectly situated between Japan and China, allowing it to continue as a gateway to key markets in Asia. Air travel in Northeast Asia is expected to grow moderately at 4.3 Two-thirds of Northeast Asia’s projected 1,250 airplane deliveries will be for growth. Northeast Asia is a big market for twin aisle and large aircraft.

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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

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Zero Motorcycles signs first eastern Asia distributor, delivers 59 units to Hong Kong government

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Electric motorcycle company Zero Motorcycles signed its first eastern Asia distributor, Yuen Ho Trading Company, Ltd. YHT), based in Hong Kong. In celebration of the occasion, Zero Motorcycles representatives were in Hong Kong presenting the Hong Kong government with 59 MY 2012 Zero S motorcycles as part of Zero’s single largest fleet sale to date.

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Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand delivers 3.56 million vehicles in period to July; led by Asia-Pacific and W. Europe

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The Asia-Pacific region was the top market, followed by Western Europe. increase in deliveries in the Asia-Pacific region from January to July, handing over 1.72 (1.48) million vehicles to customers there, of which 1.60 (1.36; +17.9%) million units were delivered in China (incl. The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand delivered 3.56 (January-July 2013: 3.43; +3.8%) million vehicles in the first seven months of the year. Deliveries grew by 4.0%

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