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.

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).


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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.

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.

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.

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

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 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.

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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 [.].

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.

Tree Technologies Inks Deal To Supply 200,000 E-Motorbikes To Indonesia

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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

Porsche And Shell To Partner On Fast Charging In Southeast Asia


Ultra-fast chargers coming to Malaysia’s North-South highway

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).

Singapore completes one of the first floating solar farms in the sea


Singapore-based solar energy provider Sunseap says it has completed construction of a 5MW peak offshore floating solar farm in the Straits of Johor, between Singapore and Malaysia.

Vale completes first sale of iron ore using blockchain technology with Nanjing Iron & Steel

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NISCO) for a cargo of 176,000 tons of Brazilian Blend Fines (BRBF) from Teluk Rubiah Maritime Terminal, in Malaysia, to China. The transaction also had the support from DBS Bank Ltd and Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad. In September, Vale, one of the world’s largest mining companies, completed its first sale of iron ore using blockchain technology with Nanjing Iron & Steel Group International Trade Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Nanjing Iron and Steel Co.,

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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

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EIA: US LNG exports grew to record highs in the first half of 2021

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Rising global LNG demand once COVID-19 restrictions began to ease, as well as continuous unplanned outages at LNG export facilities in several countries (including Australia, Malaysia, Nigeria, Algeria, Norway, and Trinidad and Tobago), also contributed to increased US LNG exports.

Hyundai Motor to pilot autonomous demand-responsive “RoboShuttle” service

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Hyundai Motor Company will begin a test operation of its RoboShuttle service on 9 August in South Korea. The demand-responsive, high-occupancy vehicle service, powered by autonomous driving and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology, will operate along a 6.1-km route in Sejong Smart City.

IHS Markit: supply chain challenges to impact global light vehicle production well into 2022

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Assembly and test locations are concentrated in China, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia. With the exception of Singapore and Malaysia, the vaccination rates are reported to be less than 6% for many of these countries, according to the Center from Strategic and International Studies. Malaysia has been shutdown due to COVID-19 outbreaks recently and its vaccination rate is almost 12%.

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Nikkei: China boosts domestic rare earths quota by nearly 30%

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Although it is the world’s dominant producer of rare earths, China still imports the minerals from abroad—primarily from Myanmar, Malaysia and Vietnam. China has increased its production quota for rare-earth metals by close to 30% for the first half of this year, according to a report by the Nikkei.

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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.

Roskill: surge in electrodeposited copper foil projects to meet projected EV demand

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It has also announced the building of three 50 ktpy capacity mills in Malaysia, Poland, and the United States, as it aims to become the world’s leading copper foil maker, with a capacity of 250 ktpy by 2025. Iljin is investing in new plants in Malaysia and Hungary, while Solus is rolling out new capacity in Hungary and the United States (in partnership with scrap supplier Toyota Tsusho).

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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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

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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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.

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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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

VW CEO Diess talks EV sales, autonomy, and Elon Musk


We expected that we would have relief after the summer break, which didn’t happen because, in Malaysia, we had really quite significant problems with Covid,” Diess added.

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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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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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.

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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.,

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Pensana plans $125M rare earth separation facility in England

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Lynas Corporation of Australia, currently the world’s largest non-Chinese producer, last year produced around 4,700 tonnes of magnet metal oxides from its facility in Malaysia. UK-based Pensana plans to build, subject to funding, a US$125-million sustainable rare earth separation facility at the Saltend Chemicals Park (“SCP”) in Humber, UK.

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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.

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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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 The first Asian Shell Eco-marathon included 81 teams from 10 Asian countries and was held at the Formula One Circuit in Sepang, Malaysia on 7-10 July 2010. L/100km) of gasoline equivalent, in an electric vehicle design that hybridized Horizon’s hydrogen fuel cells with an ultracapacitor. Horizon fuel cell system in vehicle.

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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. 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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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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Tesla supply chain: Biden team plans $52B funding to address chip shortage among US carmakers


Besides exerting efforts to push the CHIPS Act in Congress, Raimondo and Biden’s team have urged governments in Malaysia and Vietnam to deem semiconductor manufacturing as critical businesses to maintain production despite the pandemic.