University of Surrey launches global research center on air pollution

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The Global Centre for Clean Air Research (GCARE) will see the University leading on collaborative, cutting-edge research to identify an action plan to ensure “clean air for all”. Dr. Prashant Kumar, the University of Surrey’s Professor and Chair in Air Quality & Health and a founding director of GCARE, is also coordinating the research project NEST-SEAS (Next-Generation Environmental Sensing for Local To Global Scale Health Impact Assessment).

Global Carbon Project: Low growth in global carbon emissions continues for third successive year

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Global carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels did not grow in 2015 and are projected to rise only slightly in 2016, marking three years of almost no growth, according to researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) and the Global Carbon Project.

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Trump can't affect global climate-change progress, says Mayor Bloomberg

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Carbon Footprint global warming energy policy climate change carbon dioxide electric utilitiesFormer New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg has gone on record saying publicly what most analysts have discussed privately: the notion that Washington can direct the energy market back towards coal is wrong. In fact, Bloomberg is willing to go further: he believes that the U.S. can still meet the reductions set forth in the Paris climate treaty.

Concern about global warming drops

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How important is the issue of global warming? The survey found that 50 per cent of Americans now say they are “somewhat” or “very worried” about global [.]. Tags: Global warming Green credentials Latest news does global warming exist global warming concern global warming evidence global warming problem global warming survey

Americans starting to believe in global warming?

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It is well known throughout the world that many Americans, perhaps more than inhabitants of any other nation, have serious doubts about the scientific evidence behind global warming. Global warming Green credentials Latest news Democrats Democrats on global warming global warming evidence global warming theory Republicans Republicans on global warming

Americans not high on global warming issue

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There has long been a debate in the USA about whether global warming is a figment of scientists’ imagination, and whether it is something really worth devoting policy time too. Global warming Latest news concern about global warming Democrats on global warmingAs such, it’s no surprise to see its consideration as a “top priority” slump over the last year. According to a political survey by the [.].

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Evea study estimates 69% reduction in GHG emissions for Global Bioenergies’ fully renewable ETBE compared to fossil gasoline

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Life-cycle analysis specialist EVEA has estimated that fully renewable ETBE produced by the Global Bioenergies’ IBN-One plant would enable 69% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions compared to fossil gasoline. The LCA focused on the production of renewable isobutene derived from sugar beet under the IBN-One plant design in collaboration with Cristal Union, partner of Global Bioenergies in this joint-venture.

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Global Bioenergies successfully scales up renewable isobutene process in Leuna Demo plant

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Global Bioenergies has succeeded in producing isobutene by fermentation at the scale of the Leuna Demo plant (a 5,000-liter fermenter), with run length and performances exceeding those performed on the pilot plant in Pomacle (a 500-liter fermenter). —Ales Bulc, Managing Director of the German subsidiary of Global Bioenergies. —Marc Delcourt, CEO of Global Bioenergies.

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Electric cars will fail, but we'll build them anyway, say global auto execs: KPMG

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Juxtaposed against a growing electric-vehicle market in China and increasingly stringent global carbon-emission limits, a survey by KPMG has revealed a majority of global auto executives believe electric vehicles are a fool's errand. Those executives believe electric cars will eventually be leapfrogged by fuel-cell vehicles, due to the. Plug-In Hybrids hydrogen plug-in cars hydrogen fuel cell Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Volvo Cars selects Aerovironment for its first custom global EV charging station

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AeroVironment announced its selection by Volvo Cars as the developer of Volvo Cars’ first custom global EV charging station. This is Volvo Cars’ third EV charging initiative, this time for a reliable global charging station. AeroVironment’s charging station design will incorporate global third-party safety agency certifications for each market including UL, CE and China CQC.

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Global Bioenergies starts scale-up of its second process: renewable acetone and isopropanol

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Global Bioenergies has started the scale-up phase of a process converting renewable resources into acetone and isopropanol. Founded in 2008, Global Bioenergies develops processes to convert renewable resources into fuels and materials. —Marc Delcourt, CEO of Global Bioenergies. Global Bioenergies’ innovation consists in radically remodeling the core carbon metabolism of the strains thereby unlocking high yields of sugar conversion.

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GKN Driveline develops new e-drive system for PHEVs; starts production on global platform in 2019

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The system will start production in 2019 on a global platform from a European vehicle manufacturer. GKN Driveline has developed a new, complete electric drive system for plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs).

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Global carbon emissions have been flat for three years now

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Global efforts to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions may be starting to pay off, suggests a recent study. Last month, scientists released an assessment that suggests global carbon emissions did not increase significantly in 2016. That makes this the third year in a row that carbon emissions have remained flat. DON'T MISS: Renewable energy growth. Environmental emissions energy policy greenhouse gas climate change carbon dioxide air pollution

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Clariant enters next phase with Global Bioenergies’ renewable isobutene for high-value application

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Triggered by the successful completion of a first series of tests of its renewable isobutene for a high-value application, Clariant has now ordered a larger batch of renewable isobutene from Global Bioenergies for a second phase of evaluation. In June last year, Global Bioenergies provided Clariant with a first sample of its renewable isobutene on which Clariant then successfully carried out first chemical tests and analysis. —Marc Delcourt, CEO of Global Bioenergies.

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Four of 10 drivers globally would consider an electric car

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It’s been merely six years since the first modern electric car hit the streets, and the segment looks ready to take off. Over 43,000 people residing in 52 countries all around the globe were asked whether they are considering buying an electric car in the next five years. On average, four out of 10 motorists say they’re either very. surveys plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Global Bioenergies completes private placement of approximately €10.25M

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Global Bioenergies, the developer of a process to convert renewable resources into hydrocarbons through fermentation, has completed a private placement with qualified French and international investors. Global Bioenergies initially focused its efforts on the production of isobutene, one of the most important petrochemical building blocks that can be converted into fuels, plastics, organic glass and elastomers.

ITF launches global initiative to decarbonize transport

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The International Transport Forum (ITF) at the OECD has launched a major global initiative towards carbon-free transport. Transport activity currently contributes 23% of global CO2 emissions from fossil fuels, with the share expected to rise. The COP 21 Paris Agreement created a political pathway for global CO 2 mitigation efforts. The long-term objective of the project is to define a commonly-acceptable pathway to achieve zero transport emissions by around 2050.

Navigant Research expects >$80B to be spent on global EV infrastructure development by the end of 2025

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According to a new report from Navigant Research, more than $80 billion is expected to be spent on global EV infrastructure development by the end of 2025, leading to the development of nearly 230 GW of charging capacity. The report, Market Data: Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment , analyzes the global market for PEV charging equipment sales and installations.

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Samsung SDI building Li-ion battery plant in Hungary; global triangular production structure

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The new facility in Hungary will enable Samsung SDI to establish a global triangular production structure along with existing plants in Ulsan, Korea and Xian, China. Samsung SDI has decided to use Hungary as its Li-ion battery production base in Europe.

Finnish electric powertrain company Visedo raises €20M to support global expansion; SRPM technology

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Visedo, a Finnish manufacturer specializing in electric powertrains and components, has secured a financing package of €20 million (US$21 million) to support its international growth plans. The financing consists of an equity investment of €13.5 million, an EFSI loan of €5 million and €1.5 million in funding from other sources. Founded in 2009, Visedo specializes in electric powertrains and components for heavy-duty machinery, commercial vehicles and the marine industry.

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13 global companies launch Hydrogen Council in Davos; promoting hydrogen to help meet climate goals

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Thirteen leading energy, transport and industry companies have launched a global initiative in Davos to voice a united vision and long-term ambition for hydrogen to foster the energy transition.

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Outsourcing is reality: Of top 20 global companies, 5 are outsourcers

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Labor has become so specialized (read: Adam Smith talk) that there is a company willing to take that repetitive process off of your… Read More » The post Outsourcing is reality: Of top 20 global companies, 5 are outsourcers appeared first on Consultant's Mind. This is shocking because it shows the extent to which outsourcing is no longer a trend, but just a simple, fat reality. The days of Hershey, PA life-time employment are long-dead.

Global debut for Nissan Murano Hybrid at Shanghai show

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Nissan unveiled two all-new production models, the Murano Hybrid and Lannia, a new mid-size sedan for the Chinese market, along with two Nismo products, GT-R Nismo and 370Z Nismo, at Auto Shanghai 2015. Murano Hybrid features the Nissan Intelligent Dual Clutch System (one motor/two clutch parallel system). A new supercharged QR25DER gasoline engine is paired with an electric motor to deliver driving performance equivalent to a V6-3.5L engine and fuel economy similar to the 2.0L engine.

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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. 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. Markets covered include Europe, the Americas, Japan, Australasia, Middle East and Africa. Audi China has been using Parkopedia since January 2017.

Electric Cars To Be 35 Percent Of Global Sales By 2040: Energy Analyst

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Despite steady progress over the past few years, electric cars still make up only a very small percentage of the tens of millions of new cars sold globally every year. And while that won't change immediately, energy-industry analysts believe a surge in electric-car sales could be just around the corner. Electric cars and plug-in hybrids could come. Green Study future plug-in cars sales

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Further proof of global warming as temperatures hit new highs

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The latest figures from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will be one in the eye for global warming naysayers with the combined global land and ocean surface temperature hitting a record high for April and for the period from January-April. Tags: Global warming Green credentials Latest news global warming criticism green credentials NOAA proof of global warming temperatures US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Toyota Mobility Foundation joins New Cities Foundation as global strategic member

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Toyota Mobility Foundation has joined the New Cities Foundation as the latest Global Strategic Member. The partnership between the two organizations aims to activate the next generation of urban mobility solutions. The Toyota Mobility Foundation and the New Cities Foundation are already discussing a number of substantial research projects and initiatives in the urban mobility area.

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Wood Mackenzie: EVs could account for 21% of global car fleet by 2035 under carbon-constrained scenario

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Global oil consumption reaches all-time high

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per cent between 2008 and 2009, in part due to the global financial crisis, [.]. Green credentials Latest news China Europe global oil consumption Green cars oil consumption U.S.A Did you think that the emergence of green cars means that our reliance on oil is starting to fall? New statistics from the Vital Signs Online report by the Worldwatch Institute suggest this is far from the case. Despite falling 1.5

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Ford named Best Global Green Brand

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Ford has topped the Interbrand’s 2014 list of the 50 Best Global Green Brands, followed by three other carmakers – in a demonstration of the leadership the automotive industry is taking in the field of sustainability.

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Geely launches Lynk & Co; a new electrified and connected global car brand

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China-based automaker Geely has launched Lynk & Co —a new global car brand designed and engineered in Sweden; every model will feature an electrified powertrain. The design brief was simple: the cars should stand out from the crowd and appeal to a global audience.

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Big global companies launch EV100 effort to add electric vehicles, charging stations

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If you want to make electric vehicles the new normal, why not turn boring delivery vehicles into zero-emission boxes? That's the plan of The Climate Group's new EV100 organization, launched in October, which is focused on electrifying fleets and "making electric transport the new normal by 2030." The companies that join EV100 make a public. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Charging stations

Exxon isn't afraid of electric cars: only 6 percent of global vehicles by 2040, it says

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Despite a bit of typical oil-company bluster, Exxon may be a little bit worried about electric cars. Not a lot, perhaps, but if you read between the lines, then maybe a smidge. According to Energy Voice, Exxon vice president Jeff Woodbury said recently that EV demand isn't strong enough to put a dent in demand for gasoline. DON'T MISS: Big Oil

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Global Bioenergies’ bio?isobutene now at 99.77% purity; polymer-grade level

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Global Bioenergies has purified its bio‐isobutene to 99.77%, a polymer‐grade level. Global Bioenergies routinely produces isobutene batches using its industrial pilot located in Pomacle‐Bazancourt, eastern France. —Thomas Buhl, Head of business development at Global Bioenergies. Global Bioenergies is developing processes to convert renewable resources into hydrocarbons through fermentation.

CFBP and Global Bioenergies: success of tests on including renewable isobutene in domestic bottled gas

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The Comité Français du Butane et du Propane (CFBP), the industry organization representing gas supply distribution companies Antargaz, Butagaz Finagaz, Primagaz, Vitogaz and Campingaz, together with Global Bioenergies, a company developing a processes to convert renewable resources into hydrocarbons through fermentation ( earlier post ), have formed a partnership to incorporate renewable isobutene in commercial butane.

Volkswagen Group appoints new heads of Global R&D, Group Design, Group Product and Modular Toolkit Strategy

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The Volkswagen Group is continuing its restructuring in the aftermath of the diesel engine emissions scandal. The number of top managers reporting directly to the CEO has been almost halved, and new appointments to several posts will take effect in the first quarter of 2016. hese structural changes speed up the decision-making process, reduce complexity and increase efficiency.

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Global Bioenergies obtains a €400K grant from BMBF to produce renewable gasoline additives; Audi to use for engine testing

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France-based Global Bioenergies announced that its German subsidiary, Global Bioenergies GmbH, secured a €400,000 (US$446,000) grant from the BMBF (the German federal ministry for research and education) to finance a 14-month-project aimed at producing renewable gasoline additives. Global Bioenergies has developed a process to convert renewable resources into gaseous isobutene via fermentation.

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Will Tesla Alone Double Global Demand For Its Battery Cells?

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Tesla is on a roll right now, with 14,000 of its all-electric Model S luxury sedan on the road and its stock at record highs. If it achieves its planned production levels--21,000 cars this year, perhaps 40,000 by 2015--its voracious appetite for lithium-ion battery cells will only increase. The massive scale of cell purchases by Tesla Motors

Toyota has now sold 10 million hybrids in 20 years, globally

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Toyota has reached yet another significant milestone in global hybrid sales. The Japanese automaking giant has surpassed 10 million hybrid sales globally since the launch of the first-generation Prius in 1997. That total includes hybrids sold under Toyota's Lexus luxury brand, as well as sales of two plug-in hybrid models. CHECK OUT: Toyota at 9. sales Production New car sales

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RideCell introduces white-label global carsharing and ridesharing platform for automakers; used by BMW ReachNow

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the developer of a Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) platform for leading automakers and transit providers globally, unveiled today at AutoMobility LA the worldwide release of its white-label multiservice platform that allows car manufacturers to provide on-demand mobility when and where it’s needed. (A

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