India-based ReNew Power, Egypt to invest $8B in green fuels production in Suez Canal zone

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SCZONE still try to make binding contracts for several green hydrogen projects in conjunction with Egypt’s hosting of COP 27 next November in Sharm El-Sheikh.

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Maersk, Egyptian authorities sign partnership agreement to explore large-scale green fuel production in Egypt

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This partnership follows six fuel sourcing partnerships announced earlier this month, and with it Maersk joins forces with the General Authority for Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZone), the Egyptian New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA), the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC), and the Sovereign Fund of Egypt for Investment and Development (TSFE). —Ayman Soliman, CEO of The Sovereign Fund of Egypt.

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Report: Egypt to invest up to $4B in green hydrogen project

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Egypt is planning to invest up to $4 billion in a project to generate green hydrogen via electrolysis, according to a report in Arab News , citing the Egyptian Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy Mohamed Shaker. The project is currently in the feasibility studies stage, in consultation with the Sovereign Fund of Egypt and a group of concerned ministries, and will be presented next week.

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BP Egypt announces significant gas discovery in deepwater Nile Delta

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BP Egypt announced a “significant” gas discovery in the East Nile Delta. BP production and exploration in Egypt. BP, with a history in Egypt stretching back 50 years, is one of the largest foreign investors in the country. In addition, through BP’s second JV with EGPC/EGAS, the Pharonic Petroleum Company (PhPC), and together with our partners, BP currently produces more than 30% of Egypt’s total gas production.

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Technip, EGPC and ASORC agreement for $1.5B modernization of Egypt’s Assiut Refinery; maximizing diesel

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Technip Italy SpA announced the finalization of a joint agreement with Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) and Assiut Oil Refining Company (ASORC) for the $1.5-billion modernization project of the Assiut refinery, Upper Egypt. The investment aims to maximize diesel production, and will introduce the most modern refinery technologies in Upper Egypt, satisfying the growing local demand for petroleum products.

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GM Egypt to produce the Chevrolet Move in 2012; first SAIC-GM-Wuling vehicle assembled outside of China

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SAIC-GM-Wuling (SGMW) announced today that the assembly of its Chevrolet Move—sold as the Wuling Rong Guang in China—will be assembled at General Motors Egypt starting in the third quarter of 2012. The Chevrolet Move will be the first Chinese vehicle assembled by GM in Egypt and the first SGMW vehicle assembled outside China. GM Egypt plans to produce about 5,000 Chevrolet Move units annually; the Chevrolet Move will become the second SGMW product offered by GM in Egypt.

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BP makes second significant gas discovery in Egypt’s East Mediterranean Sea; follows confirmation of $12B investment in West Nile Delta

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BP Egypt announced another important gas discovery in the North Damietta Offshore Concession in the East Nile Delta. Expected to be the deepest well ever drilled in Egypt, the Atoll well still has another 1 kilometer to drill to test the same reservoir section found to be gas bearing in BP’s significant 2013 Salamat discovery, 15 kilometers to the south.

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EIA: Global trade in liquefied natural gas grew by 4.5% in 2021

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In North Africa, LNG exports from Egypt increased by 0.7 An average of 49.0 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) of liquefied natural gas (LNG) was traded globally during 2021, an increase of 2.2

T&E: Europe burns 19 million bottles of sunflower and rapeseed oil every day in cars

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T&E previously reported that Europe burns 10,000 tonnes of wheat in its cars every day, piling pressure on countries such as Egypt which are heavily reliant on imports. A new analysis by European environmental NGO Transport & Environment finds that Europe burns more than 17,000 tonnes of rapeseed and sunflower oil every day—the equivalent of 19 million 1-liter bottles.

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Nearly 20% of intact tropical forest landscapes overlap with extractive industries

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The total area of overlap is 376,449 square miles (975,000 square kilometers), about the size of Egypt.

Study finds economic losses due to health burdens caused by in-car PM2.5 exposure inversely proportional to per capita GDP

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Some of the world’s cities suffer disproportionate economic losses because of the health consequences of in-car air pollution, according to a new study by an international team led by researchers at the University of Surrey (UK).

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Study finds the wettability of porous electrode surfaces is key to making efficient water-splitting or carbon-capturing systems

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The work was supported by Toyota Central R&D Labs, the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), the US-Egypt Science and Technology Joint Fund, and the Natural Science Foundation of China.

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Global study shows uneven urbanization among large cities in the last two decades

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New Delhi in India, Cairo in Egypt, Lagos in Nigeria). The world has experienced significant urbanization in recent decades. According to the latest report from the United Nations (UN), the global population in 2018 was 7.6 billion and the urban population was 4.2 billion.

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Toyota to begin demonstration tests of Mirai fuel cell vehicle in China

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Started in 2003, the project has initiated FC bus services in China, Brazil, Mexico, Egypt, and India. Toyota Motor Corporation will send two Mirai fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) to China in October 2017 to conduct demonstration tests in the country. Coinciding with the start of these tests, Toyota will also establish a hydrogen station at TMEC (Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing China), its Chinese research and development base.

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SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket set to launch Egyptian communications satellite


SpaceX says a Falcon 9 rocket is on track to launch Egypt’s Nilesat 301 communications satellite no earlier than (NET) 5:04 pm ET (21:04 UTC) on Wednesday, June 8th.

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BNEF: cost of new renewables rises as inflation starts to bite

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Leading up to COP27 in Egypt in November, extra attention should be paid to these markets as it will be crucial to make sure they don’t fall behind and lose valuable time in the race to net zero. The cost of new-build onshore wind has risen 7% year on year, and fixed-axis solar has jumped 14%, according to the latest analysis by research company BloombergNEF (BNEF). The global benchmark levelized cost of electricity, or LCOE, has retreated to where it was in 2019.

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. China-based JAC has sold 300,000 units of its S3 compact SUV during the last 20 months. The S3 has set several records since its launch, from achieving a breakthrough of 10,000 units in its first month, to overtaking sales of other compact SUVs in the global market within three months. Current average sales are 15,000 units a month.

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Researchers develop MOF membrane coating to prolong lithium–sulfur battery life

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Now, Mohamed Alkordi at Zewail City of Science and Technology in Egypt and co-workers have fabricated a flexible metal–organic framework (MOF) coating (UiO-66-NH 2 @SiO 2 ) for a commercial Celgard 2320 membrane that is placed between the lithium (anode) and sulfur (cathode) components of the battery.

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Geely exports more than 100,000 vehicles in 2012; 164% year-on-year growth

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Geely has established CKD facilities in partnership with local partners in Russia, Ukraine, Indonesia and a new CKD plant came online in Egypt in mid-2012. In 2013 Geely will expand into Egypt, Iran and Algeria to gain a foothold in each key geographic area, which will help the company expand outwards from each region.

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Syrian oil ministry announces oil shale tender

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Mineral Resources, at a workshop on Regional Cooperation for Clean Utilization of Oil Shale held at Sharm-El-Sheikh, Egypt in 2010. (In Established by Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Syria and Turkey in partnership with regional and international companies, the centre aims to develop a joint environmental and energy framework, establish common standards for studying and utilizing oil share resources, and attract investors in the sector.).

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The Coming Construction Boom

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Many of the construction techniques we use today were invented in ancient Egypt or Rome. Many of the techniques we use during construction today were invented in ancient Egypt or Rome. For the rest of this century, humankind will be building cities at an unprecedented pace.

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GECF: more than a quarter of 2050 natural gas supply untapped

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The Gas Exporting Countries Forum is an international governmental organization of 20 Member Countries—Algeria, Bolivia, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Iran, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Russia, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela, Angola, Azerbaijan, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Norway, Oman, Peru, and the United Arab Emirates—which jointly control 71% of the proven gas reserves, 45% of its marketed production, 53% of pipeline, and 60% of LNG exports across the globe.

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Pike Research forecasts annual global sales of light-duty natural gas vehicles to reach 3.2M in 2019

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Egypt also has a relatively strong light duty vehicle (LDV) market, particularly among taxi. There is very little demand for NGVs outside of Egypt in Africa. The global market for light-duty (LD) natural gas vehicles (NGVs)—including passenger cars, light-duty trucks and commercial vehicles—will experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.2% between 2012 and 2019, reaching 3.2 million vehicles sold in 2019, according to a new forecast by Pike Research.

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Ethiopian Dam Generates Power, but What's Next?

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Either, or both, could cut off the water flow and could impact hydropower plants like Sudan’s 280-MW Roseires Dam and Egypt’s 2,100-MW Aswan High Dam.

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Drivers from the world’s poorest cities who keep their windows down are exposed to 80% more air pollution

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In a study published in the journal Science of the Total Environment , researchers led by Surrey’s Global Center for Clean Air Research (GCARE) investigated air pollution exposure levels for commuters in 10 different global cities: Dhaka (Bangladesh); Chennai (India); Guangzhou (China); Medellín (Colombia); São Paulo (Brazil); Cairo (Egypt); Sulaymaniyah (Iraq); Addis Ababa (Ethiopia); Blantyre (Malawi); and Dar-es-Salaam (Tanzania).

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


The Model X claimed notable areas like Elon Musk’s home country of South Africa and other regions like Egypt, Kazakhstan, Guyana, and Nambia.

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Revos EV startup raises $4 mn in Series A funding

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Since 2019, its launch Revos has been deployed in 10,000 devices (EVs + chargers) in 30 OEMs across India, China, Vietnam, Nepal and Egypt. Revos EV startup raises $4 mn in Series A funding.

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The Richer They Get, the More Meat They Eat

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“Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution,” the eminent geneticist Theodosius Dobzhansky wrote in 1973. That goes for the human diet. We are omnivores, not herbivores. Natural selection has formed us to eat both plant and animal foods and to like doing so.

Fusion Fuel Green partners with CCC to develop green hydrogen demonstrator plants in Middle East

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It is this vision that has triggered a slew of recent green hydrogen investment deals in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Oman and Saudi Arabia. Ireland-based electrolyzer company Fusion Fuel Green PLC will collaborate with Consolidated Contractors Group S.A.L. Offshore) (CCC), to develop green hydrogen plants in the Middle East.

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AvtoVAZ launches 3 concepts at Moscow Motor Show; collaboration with Renault-Nissan

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While international sales declined in recent years, Russia was able to export more than 38,000 assembly kits to Egypt between 2002 and 2013. AvtoVAZ, the largest automaker based in Russia, a part of Rostec Corporation, introduced three new LADA concept cars at the Moscow International Motor Show 2014. All are aimed to attract foreign and domestic customers as well as “ restore people’s pride for the brand of LADA ” according to AvtoVAZ CEO Bo Inge Andersson.

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Forecast: global 3-wheeler market to grow at CAGR of 13% through 2019

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Underdeveloped countries in Africa like Nigeria, Tanzania, Mozambique and Egypt and their Asian counter parts like Nepal, Bangladesh, etc., The value of the global three-wheeler market will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13% during 2014-19, according to a recently published report by TechSci Research, “Global Three Wheeler Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2019”.

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SpaceX schedules spy satellite, NASA astronaut launches on the same day


The US National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) has confirmed that its next spy satellite is scheduled to launch on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on the same day the company is planning to launch four NASA and ESA astronauts.

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4,500th GE Evolution Series Locomotive enters service; reductions in fuel consumption and emissions

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The Evolution Series Locomotives operate in key rail markets worldwide, including in the US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Egypt, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia, and Australia. GE Transportation’s 4,500 th more fuel efficient Evolution Series Locomotive has entered revenue service. GE’s $4-billion transportation business marked the milestone at Railway Interchange 2011 held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, from 18-20 Sept.

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Pharos Marine Plans Dual Fuel Hydrogen-Diesel Super Yacht

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Egypt-based Pharos Marine unveiled plans for a 60-meter dual-fuel hydrogen-diesel electric superyacht, the Orcageno. The Orcageno. Click to enlarge. The propulsion system uses a generator driven by a hydrogen-diesel internal combustion engine which can be operated by either hydrogen or diesel oil to provide power for the Azipod units. At a speed of 10 knots, operating on hydrogen mode, the yacht has a range of more than 3,500 nautical miles.

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BP and Maersk collaborating to develop next-generation offshore drilling rigs for Project 20K

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BP also sees potential applications for the technology in Egypt, Azerbaijan and other deepwater basins around the world. BP and Maersk Drilling will collaborate to develop conceptual engineering designs for a new breed of advanced technology offshore drilling rigs that will unlock the next frontier of deepwater oil and gas resources.

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EV Radar: January 2022


The El-Sisi: Egypt's First EV. The first phase of Egypt’s EV transition will include 3,000 charging points in Cairo and Alexandria. EV Radar consists of top EV news, education, vehicle announcements, and more from the EV world. We’ll keep you informed.

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SpaceX completes 21st launch and landing of 2022


SpaceX has completed its 21st Falcon 9 launch of 2022, continuing an impressive average cadence of more than one launch per week.

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Africa’s Electricity-Access Problem Is Worse Than You Think

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Egypt, for instance, is at about 1,500 kWh/year, or a quarter of the affluent rate. We measure access to electricity no better than we do the rate of literacy.

Total to acquire Engie’s upstream LNG business, becoming 2nd largest global LNG player

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equity stake in the Cameron LNG liquefaction plant with 3 trains currently under construction in Louisiana and the potential to expand by adding two further trains as well as 5% equity stake in the first train of the Idku LNG project in Egypt. Total signed an agreement with Engie to acquire its portfolio of upstream liquefied natural gas (LNG) assets for an overall enterprise value of $1.49 billion.

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SpaceX gears up for busiest April yet


Finally, SpaceX could launch Egypt’s Nilesat 301 geostationary communications satellite on April 30th.

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

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After crossing the Atlantic Ocean, the airplane entered European air space at Santiago, Spain, and proceeded down the Mediterranean, across Egypt to Luxor, across the Middle East and over India to Bangladesh. Boeing has established two world records with the 787 Dreamliner, setting new marks for both speed and distance for the airplane’s weight class. The airplane is 20% more fuel efficient than similarly sized airplanes.

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US Joins International Renewable Energy Agency

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Ambassador Reno Harnish, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of Oceans, Environment and Science, signed the statute at the second session of the IRENA Preparatory Commission in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. At the end of June, the US signed the Statute of the International Renewable Energy Agency ( IRENA ), thereby increasing the number of countries participating in the organization to 136.

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The Suez chokepoint

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The Suez Canal is an artificial waterway in Egypt extending from Port Said to Suez, connecting the Red Sea and Gulf of Suez with the Mediterranean Sea—a distance of 120 miles. The US Energy Information Administration recently updated its brief on world oil transit chokepoints—one of which is Egypt’s Suez Canal. The EIA defines chokepoints as narrow channels along widely used global sea routes, some so narrow that vessel size is restricted.

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