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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

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).

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

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.

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[.].

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 [.].

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).

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.

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.

Honda to begin Jazz hybrid production in Malaysia; adding second production line

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Honda Malaysia Sdn. HMSB), a Honda automobile production and sales joint venture in Malaysia, has begun construction of a second automobile production line at the existing auto plant in Malacca, Malaysia. Malaysia is the Honda’s largest hybrid vehicle market in Southeast Asia today, with a further increase in demand for hybrid vehicles expected.

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.

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.

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).

Sumitomo and US Hybrid partnering to grow hydrogen fuel cell business for commercial vehicles and mass transit

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US Hybrid’s 170kW and 240kW drive motors currently power monorails in Brazil and Malaysia, while US Hybrid’s 320kW drives power heavy-duty mining equipment as well as Class 8 trucks.

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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.,

New palladium oxalate hydrodeoxygenation catalyst for production of drop-in paraffinic biofuels

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Researchers in Malaysia and Oman have developed a novel palladium oxalate catalyst supported on zeolite A (PdOx/ Zeol) with increased acidity for the hydrodeoxygenation and isomerization of bio-feedstocks into paraffinic (drop-in) biofuels. In a paper in the ACS journal Energy & Fuel , they report the hydrodeoxygenation (HDO) of stearic acid (SA) (one of the most common saturated fatty acids found in nature following palmitic acid) into paraffinic biofuel.

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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.

Oxford YASA Motors, Westfield Sportscars and Potenza Technology form collaboration for electric and hybrid road and racing Cars

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The eGTM road vehicle is currently being developed by Westfield and Potenza Technology for Potenza Sports Cars Limited, which recently entered into a separate RRSA with DRB-HICOM in Malaysia, to manufacture and distribute the eGTM throughout South East Asia.

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.

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.

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

Audi going to the moon; Audi lunar e-quattro rover

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Participants in the competition, in addition to Part‑Time Scientists, include 15 teams from around the world including Brazil, Canada, Chile, Hungary, Japan, Israel, Italy, Malaysia and the United States.

Active control turbocharger for enhanced power recovery

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Researchers from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and Imperial College London have designed an active control turbocharger consisting of a mixed-flow turbine with pivoting nozzle vanes to adapt to the pulsating exhaust flow. In a paper published in the International Journal of Engine Research , they suggest that the turbocharger has strong potential to improve engine performance in parts of the operational envelope, which need to be further harnessed for real-life applications.

New study finds GHG emissions from palm oil production significantly underestimated; palm oil biofuels could be more climate-damaging than oil sands fuels

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Mha (20%) of the peatlands of Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo in 2010, surpassing the area of Belgium and causing an annual carbon emission from peat decomposition of 230–310 Mt CO 2 e. Even if there is no further acceleration, the Indonesian prediction would be too low by a factor of two, while in Malaysia the situation is currently at least four times worse than EPA’s modeling predicts.

Libertine LPE free piston technology targeting power generation, waste-heat recovery and range-extended EV applications; feasibility study with PETRONAS

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One of the first institutions to invest in the new technology is the Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) in Malaysia, which is supported by the PETRONAS oil and gas company.

EPA finds that both biodiesel and renewable diesel from palm oil fail to meet GHG reduction threshold for RFS program

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However, EPA also undertook a more detailed assessment of Malaysia and. Simplified palm oil biofuel lifecycle system diagram. Source: EPA. Click to enlarge.

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.,

US EIA reminder: Strait of Hormuz world’s most important oil chokepoint; almost 20% of oil traded worldwide

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Other critical chokepoints highlighted in the brief include: The Strait of Malacca , located between Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore, which links the Indian Ocean to the South China Sea and Pacific Ocean.

Shell selects site for proposed $12.5B GTL project in Louisiana

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Shell built the first commercial GTL facility in Malaysia in 1993. Shell has selected Ascension Parish in Louisiana as the location for a potential natural gas-to-liquids (GTL) facility. According to the terms of an incentive agreement with the state, the company at a minimum would spend $12.5 billion and create 740 direct jobs, should the project be built. Shell’s Gulf Coast GTL facility would be one of the first of its kind built to commercial scale in the United States.

Cumulative worldwide sales of Honda hybrids passes 1 million units

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Honda is also planning to begin production of the Jazz Hybrid in Malaysia in 2012. Honda Motor Co., announced that its cumulative worldwide sales of hybrid vehicles surpassed 1 million units as of the end of September 2012. This milestone was reached 12 years and 11 months after the start of sales of the first generation Insight in Japan November 1999, which realized fuel economy of 35 km/liter (82.3 mpg US, 2.86 L/100k m) on the 10?15

Volkswagen establishes new Sub-Saharan Africa region

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Prior to joining Volkswagen, he held senior management posts at Daimler AG in South Africa and Malaysia. The Volkswagen brand has established a "Sub-Saharan Africa” region to develop and strengthen its activities in the African market. Sub-Saharan Africa refers to the area of the African continent south of the Sahara.

Shell starts production at Stones in the Gulf of Mexico; deepest offshore oil and gas project

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Three other Shell-operated projects are currently under construction or undergoing pre-production commissioning: Coulomb Phase 2 and Appomattox in the Gulf of Mexico and Malikai in Malaysia. Shell has begun production from the Stones development in the Gulf of Mexico.

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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.

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.

New line of electric scooter to feature KLD Energy motor system

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The new scooters will be available in Malaysia later in the year. The KLD Energy Technologies motor system, which uses an innovative nanocrystalline composite material ( earlier post ), will be featured in a new line of electric scooters for the Malaysian market. The scooters are being brought to market by Malaysian vehicle manufacturer Eclimo Sdn Bhd.

Global geothermal industry passes 12,000 MW operational

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In 2013, new geothermal geologic studies or exploration moved forward in places as diverse as American Samoa, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, St. The global geothermal industry surpassed 12,000 MW of geothermal power operational, with about 600 MW of new geothermal power coming online globally, according to a year-end update by the Geothermal Energy Association (GEA).

Gevo contracts with Mustang Engineering for the conversion of Gevos renewable isobutanol to biojet fuel

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Mustang, a Wood Group company, has offices in the United States, United Kingdom, India, Malaysia, North Africa and the Middle East. High-level process schematic for hydrocarbons from isobutanol. Source: Gevo. Click to enlarge. Gevo, Inc., a renewable chemicals and advanced biofuels company, signed an engineering and consulting agreement with Mustang Engineering, LP for the conversion of Gevo’s renewable isobutanol to biojet fuel.

Mazda3 global production reaches 5M units

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It is also assembled in Malaysia and Vietnam. Mazda Motor Corporation announced that the total production volume of the Mazda3 (known as Mazda Axela in Japan) reached five million units at the end of April 2016. It is the second Mazda to reach five million units of production, following the Mazda Familia. The Mazda3 sets a new record for Mazda by achieving the milestone figure in only twelve years and ten months since production of the model commenced in June 2003.

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