Airbus forms a sustainable fuel Center of Excellence in Malaysia

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Airbus and key Malaysian partners recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to assess local solutions for sustainable bio-mass production in Malaysia. The Center of Excellence will help us to improve the understanding of the nature of aviation biofuel commercialization in Malaysia, to identify the opportunities and challenges, and to evaluate the possibility of social, economic, market and technology change and its cost, obstacles and challenges.

Malaysia demands more electric cars

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Malaysia is the latest country to ramp up its commitment to green cars – after its government revealed it wants to boost production of electric vehicles in the area. Even though other countries are ahead of Malaysia in the green car race, the government hopes that boosting production of electric cars will help it quickly [.]. Electric cars Green cars Latest news electric cars green cars Malaysia Mitsubishi i-MiEV

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Honda to bring Jazz Hybrid to Malaysia

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It is the largest market for hybrid cars in all of South East Asia: and now Malaysia will soon be welcoming a hybrid car production plant of its own. That’s because Honda has started to construct a second automobile production line at its plant in Malacca, Malaysia: this one will produce mostly small vehicles, including [.]. Green cars Honda Hybrid cars Latest news green cars Honda Jazz hybrid cars Malaysia

Malaysia trials Proton electric cars

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Green credentials electric vehicles Greenlots Malaysia ProtonThe Malaysian government, working in collaboration with Proton and charging solutions firm Greenlots, has launched its first electric car trial. Eight Exora Range Extender Electric Vehicles (REEV) and Saga Electric Vehicles were handed over last month to the government along with the first batch of Greenlot charging stations, which have now been installed around the [.].

Graphene NanoChem and Sync R&D partner to develop graphene-enhanced Li-ion battery for shuttle bus in Malaysia

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Malaysia-based Graphene NanoChem’s wholly-owned subsidiary Platinum Nanochem Sdn Bhd has entered into a product development and collaboration agreement with Sync R&D Sdn Bhd jointly to develop a graphene-enhanced lithium-ion battery solution for electric buses under the Electric Bus 1 Malaysia program (EB1M Program).

GE and Naza exploring EV collaboration in Malaysia

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General Electric (GE) and the Naza Group of Companies signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to explore potential collaboration in electrical vehicles, sustainable property development and healthcare services in Malaysia. GE ASEAN Chief Executive Officer Stuart Dean expects strong synergies to result from the collaboration, that will be an important catalyst of sustainable growth in many of the key sectors identified in Malaysia's Economic Transformation Programme (ETP).

Suzuki to partner with Proton in Malaysia; new 2-cylinder 0.8L diesel for compacts in India

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Proton will manufacture the model at its own plant, and distribute and sell the model under the Proton brand through its sales network in Malaysia. Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC) will collaborate with the Malaysian national carmaker Proton Holdings Berhad. As the first step of the collaboration, SMC will supply KD (knocked down) components for a Suzuki model to Proton.

Cool Planet and Acritaz Greentech to build $60M commercial biorefinery in Malaysia

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Cool Planet Energy Systems, a developer of small-scale bio refineries for the conversion of non-food biomass into drop-in biofuels and soil enhancing biochar ( earlier post ), and Acritaz Greentech, a group of companies that bring biomass processing and bio-technology innovation to plantations, signed an agreement to explore the building of multiple commercial biorefineries in Malaysia.

Glycos Biotechnologies Expands into Malaysia; Focus on Palm Oil

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GlycosBio), a biochemical company using metabolic engineering and microbiology for the production of sustainable biochemicals, is expanding into Malaysia. a government-supported industrial ecosystem focused on the advancement of biotechnology in Malaysia, will collaborate on the construction of GlycosBio’s biochemical plant and biotechnology research and development facility within Bio-XCell’s industrial park in Malaysia. Glycos Biotechnologies, Inc.

Malaysia team finds adding graphene nanoflakes to lubricant improves thermal conductivity 17% with no change in viscosity

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A team of Malaysian scientists from the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus and Taylor’s University are examining the effects of adding graphene nanoflakes to various commercially available lubricants. Abdul Khaliq Rasheed of the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus is optimistic that graphene nanolubricants could last approximately 20% longer than the currently available 5,000 and 10,000 km motor oils.

Envergent Technologies designing RTP plant to convert palm biomass to renewable fuels in Malaysia

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Premium Renewable Energy (Malaysia) Sdn. The initial Premium RTP facility, to be initiated in late 2011 and completed in early 2013, will be Malaysia’s first plant to use RTP for the production of a clean-burning liquid biofuel derived from biomass. Envergent will perform a site assessment and identify strategies for integration for the facility into the existing palm oil industry in Malaysia.

Alstom to lead consortium to build South East Asias first 1000 MW supercritical coal-fired power plant in Malaysia for €1B

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billion) in total, Alstom has signed a power plant contract worth the equivalent of more than €650 million (US$923 million) with Tenaga Janamanjung Sdn Bhd to provide key power generation equipment to South East Asia’s first 1000 MW supercritical coal-fired power plant Manjung, Malaysia. The unit will be the single largest one in South East Asia and will produce enough electricity to power nearly 2 million households in Malaysia. In a project worth about €1 billion (US$1.4

Malaysia PETRONAS makes strategic entry into Canada with C$1.07 purchase of shale gas assets; LNG export JV

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PETRONAS, through wholly-owned subsidiary PETRONAS International Corporation Ltd (PICL), has reached an agreement to form a strategic partnership with Canada-based Progress Energy Resources Corporation to develop the Altares, Lily and Kahta shale gas assets in northeastern British Columbia. Under an agreement signed on 2 June 2011, PICL will acquire 50% of Progress’ interest in the three areas for a total consideration of C$1.07 billion (RM3.32 billion, US$1.1 billion).

Petronas awards EPCIC contract to Technip and Daewoo for floating LNG project

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Malaysia’s Petronas has awarded a consortium headed by Technip and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering an Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Installation & Commissioning (EPCIC) contract for a floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility of 1.2 The 300 meter-long and 60 meter-wide FLNG facility will be moored about 180 km (112 miles) offshore Malaysia. Once on stream, the facility will boost Malaysia’s total LNG production capacity to 26.9

Toyota Prius Over $150K In Singapore, Vin Diesel Not Impressed

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The country, an island located on the tip of mainland Malaysia, is smaller than most cities, and one of the most prosperous nations in the world. If you ever feel cars are getting too expensive, consider yourself lucky you don''t live in Singapore. Due to its (lack of) size, traffic is a big problem--so the government levies huge taxes on cars to

New low carbon vehicle research centre opens in London

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Built as part of a collaboration between the London college and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)—one of Malaysia’s lea[.]. A new low carbon transport research centre has been opened at the Imperial College London has been opened today by the Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. Green credentials

Thailand’s EV industry growing rapidly

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The ASEAN member states are Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. The Thailand Board of Investment announced that Thailand has received more foreign direct investment supporting the country’s growing electric vehicle production ecosystem.

Malaysian colleges to deliver specialist training in electric and hybrid vehicles

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The UK-based Institute of Motor Industry (IMI) is to provide training support to community colleges across Malaysia—after it signed an agreement with the country’s Ministry of Education—to help students learn about electric and hybrid vehicles. In signing an Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), the [.]. Electric cars Hybrid cars

Elevance and Genting enter new biorefinery collaboration

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a high-growth specialty chemicals company that creates novel specialty chemicals from natural oils, has entered a new collaboration with Genting Plantations Berhad through Genting Integrated Biorefinery Sdn Bhd (GIB), to be located in the Palm Oil Industrial Cluster (POIC) in Lahad Datu, Sabah, Malaysia. It has a landbank of about 66,000 hectares in Malaysia and some 180,000 hectares in Indonesia held through joint ventures. Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc.,

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Verdezyne secures distribution agreement for biobased dodecanedioic acid in Europe; 25% off-take

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BIOLON DDDA will be produced at Verdezyne’s commercial-scale plant in Malaysia. Verdezyne’s plant, expected to open in 2017, is anticipated to have the capacity to produce more than 10,000 metric tons of diacids annually, including BIOLON DDDA, drawing on Malaysia’s diverse and abundant base of plant-derived feedstocks. Verdezyne, Inc.,

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Gevo and Leaf Resources sign joint development agreement for potential use of cellulosic-derived sugars to convert to hydrocarbon molecules

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Leaf’s progress in Malaysia and Queensland, in addition to the comprehensive work it has undertaken with regard to its Glycell process, creates the potential for a mutually beneficial relationship with Gevo. Gevo, Inc. and Leaf Resources , an Australia-based company and one of the world’s leading companies in converting plant biomass into industrial sugars, have signed a Joint Development Agreement (JDA).

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Honda begins assembling Fit Hybrid in Thailand

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Honda will also begin producing the Fit Hybrid in Malaysia later this year. Honda Motor has begun assembling and marketing the subcompact Fit Hybrid (Jass Hybrid) in Thailand. The hybrid is assembled at Honda’s plant in Ayutthaya, using core components from Japan. It will be priced at 768,000 baht (US$24,328). Planned sales volume in 10,000 units per year. Honda said it has sold about 150,000 units of the Fit and Jazz hybrid worldwide so far.

More than 500,000 Mercedes me Adapters activated

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The 500,000 th adapter was activated in Malaysia. Since 2016, Mercedes-Benz has been offering its customers the option of equipping as yet unconnected vehicles from older model series dating back to 2002 with the Mercedes me Adapter. Connecting the adapter with a smartphone means that connectivity services are no longer solely reserved to customers buying new cars. More than half a million vehicles worldwide have been equipped with the adapter to date.

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Gevo signs Malaysian collaboration to produce cellulosic isobutanol for SE Asia

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After a year of ongoing development work in Malaysia, Gevo says it is strategically partnering along the supply chain to provide bio-based isobutanol at a cost-competitive price. We’re excited to follow the demand, especially since Southeast Asia is one of the fastest growing chemical markets, and Malaysia provides an excellent growth opportunity for Gevo. Gevo, Inc.

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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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Petronas and LanzaTech partner on CO2 to chemicals technology

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LanzaTech, a producer of low-carbon fuels and chemicals from waste gases, and Petronas, the national oil company of Malaysia, will work together to accelerate the development and commercialization of technologies to produce sustainable fuels and chemicals using CO 2 as the carbon source. Petronas is the national oil and gas company of Malaysia and is wholly-owned by the Government of Malaysia.

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Eco-marathon students challenged to break 2,213km a litre record

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Shell’s Eco-marathon Asia kicks off today in Malaysia with student teams from 18 countries taking part. The marathon challenges students from around the world to design, build and test ultra energy-efficient vehicles, with the winner being the one which can achieve the greatest energy efficiency. Three events are run each year, with the Asian competition [.]. Green credentials Asia Shell EcoMarathon

ICCT life-cycle analysis finds no climate benefit in using LNG as marine fuel

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Increasing numbers of national, sub-national, and local regions have disallowed the use of open-loop scrubbers, including Malaysia, China, Singapore, and the port of Fujairah; the Panama Canal also recently banned the use of open-loop scrubbers.

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Global Gas Prices | Hybrid Sales

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Malaysia. sales of hybrid SUVs and other fuel efficient vehicles will prove interesting to watch this year, especially if fuel prices remain relatively low. Expert predictions about where oil and gas prices are headed vary widely.

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Report: Mitsui Engineering May Invest Up To RM290 Million In Cellulosic Bio-ethanol Plant; Oil Palm Empty Fruit Bunches as Feedstock

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Bernama reports that Japan-based Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding may invest up to RM290 million (US$85 million) in a bio-ethanol plant in Malaysia, starting with a pilot plant for about RM40 million (US$11.7 in 2009 concluded that the ethanol production potential from EFB in Malaysia ranges from 0.20 Mitsui Engineering is also expected to tie up with one of Malaysia's top plantation companies.

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. A significant presence of full hybrids in Malaysia and Thailand skews association of EVs with hybrids. The study was conducted by Frost & Sullivan in January 2018 in six countries: Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and the Philippines.

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Glycos Biotechnologies enters definitive agreement with Malaysian Bio-XCell for biochemical plant and RD facility; focus on isoprene

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an emerging biochemical company applying metabolic engineering and microbiology innovations for the production of sustainable biochemicals, exchanged definitive agreements with Malaysian Bio-XCell for the establishment of an industrial biochemical plant and biotechnology R&D facility in Malaysia. For Malaysia, isoprene is a strategic product because of the large domestic latex industry and where we plan to focus much of our R&D efforts. Glycos Biotechnologies , Inc.,

Hexa Research forecasts $10.96B global rare earth elements market by 2020

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Growing end-use industries in developing Asia Pacific regions such as China, India, Malaysia and South Korea will accelerate demand for the Rare Earth Elements market in the near future. The product demand is projected to grow at rapid pace due to increasing end-use industries in emerging economies such as China, India, South Korea and Malaysia.

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Report: Honda to assemble Fit hybrids in Thailand

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In Asia, Honda introduced the model in Malaysia in March. The Nikkei reports that Honda Motor Co. plans to assemble the hybrid version of its Fit subcompact in Thailand starting this summer—its first production in Asia of hybrids outside of Japan. Knockdown production, a method in which local sites assemble imported parts, is to take place at a factory in Ayutthaya Province using key components shipped from Japan, including the motors and batteries.

Verdezyne groundbreaking for first bio-based DDDA plant; replacing petroleum

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a synthetic biology company producing bio-based chemicals, held a groundbreaking ceremony for its VerdePalm plant, Verdezyne’s first commercial-scale renewable chemicals manufacturing facility, in southern Malaysia. Verdezyne Inc., The new facility is designed to produce bio-based long chain diacids via fermentation of Verdezyne’s proprietary yeast, which has been engineered to use non-food biomass to produce high value chemicals.

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Continental acquires Singapore-based mobility intelligence provider Quantum Inventions for ITS portfolio

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With the closing, Continental welcomes around 120 employees working across Quantum Inventions’ three offices in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia; and Quantum Inventions Development Center (QIDC) in India into its fold. Continental has acquired Singapore based mobility-intelligence provider Quantum Inventions.

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Researchers find two strains of diesel-eating bacteria in Antarctica

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A team of researchers from the Bioremediation, Biomonitoring and Ecotoxicology Laboratory at Universiti Putra Malaysia, working with colleagues from University of Malaya’s National Antarctic Research Centre, has isolated and identified two species of diesel-degrading bacteria in Scott Coast and Ross Island, Antarctica. Researchers have identified two strains of diesel-degrading bacteria in pristine Antarctic soil and their optimal working conditions.

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SGL Group to sell graphite electrode business to Showa Denko for €350M; focusing on carbon fiber and graphite

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Following the closing of the transaction, approximately 900 employees and six production sites in Germany, Austria, Spain, USA, and Malaysia will be transferred from SGL Group to their new owner. SGL Group, a leading manufacturer of carbon-based products and materials, will sell its graphite electrode (GE) business to Showa Denko (Japan).

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Mazda more than tripling gasoline and diesel SKYACTIV engine production capacity at powertrain plant in Thailand

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will be added to the engines produced, and the export of engines to vehicle production sites in the ASEAN countries of Malaysia and Vietnam will begin. Mazda Motor Corporation will increase the annual production capacity of the engine assembly plant at Mazda Powertrain Manufacturing (Thailand) Co., MPMT) in Chomburi, Thailand, to 100,000 units in the first half of 2018.

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Lux: China, India lead Asian alternative fuels; targets likely will not be met

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Indonesia, China and Malaysia are the three dominant nations in biodiesel, each driven by challenging mandates. Indonesia is targeting 20% adoption by 2025 while Malaysia positions itself to be a dominant exporter with 143 MGY in 2015. Driven by aggressive mandates, government support and cost advantages, China and India—the world’s two most populous countries—dominate Asia’s alternative fuels landscape, according to Lux Research.

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Cellulosic ethanol from oil palm empty fruit bunch

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Researchers from Malaysia and Japan report on an efficient method of producing the cellulosic ethanol from oil palm waste in the Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science. Oil palm empty fruit bunch is an abundant biomass waste, with 15 million tonnes generated annually by palm oil mills in Malaysia alone.

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SGH2 building largest green hydrogen production facility in California; gasification of waste into H2

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SGH2 is in negotiations to launch similar projects in France, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine, Greece, Japan, South Korea, Poland, Turkey, Russia, China, Brazil, Malaysia and Australia. Energy company SGH2 is bringing the world’s biggest green hydrogen production facility to Lancaster, California.

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Detroit Electric and Proton Announce Strategic Partnership to Produce EVs

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The DE e63 in a media test drive at the Proton Center of Excellence track in Malaysia. Proton, established in 1983, is Malaysia’s largest manufacturer of automobiles, currently producing 270,000 vehicles of various models annually in Malaysia.

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