Fujitsu and GMS partner on trial of electric tricycles in the Philippines

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GMS), a venture company providing mobility services, will partner on field testing to expand the use of electric tricycles (a three-wheel taxi) in the Republic of the Philippines. The Philippines is home to more than 3.5 Fujitsu Limited and Global Mobility Service, Inc.

Philippine DOE E10 Fuel Economy Run Slated for November 27

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The Philippine Department of Energy has been conducting fuel economy runs since 2002 promoting fuel economy consciousness and consumer empowerment by obtaining data on actual fuel consumption of passenger vehicles based on the actual driving conditions employing fuel efficiency measures and techniques. All participants will be fueled by Total Premier Unleaded provided by the sponsor Total (Philippines) Corporation.

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Asian Development Bank providing $300M towards replacing 100K gasoline trikes with E-Trikes in the Philippines; $300M for major road upgrades in Chhattisgarh, India

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The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is providing $300 million towards a project that will replace 100,000 gasoline-burning tricycles in the Philippines with electric tricycles, or E-Trikes. The Government of the Philippines is providing $99 million counterpart funding for the project.

Tropical Storm Ketsana Kills More Than 240, Displaces More Than 609,000 in Philippines

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Tropical Storm Ketsana, locally referred to as Ondoy, deluged Manila and surrounding areas with 455mm (18 inches) of rain in 24 hours Saturday, killing 240 people and displacing 609,548 according to SitRep 12 (29 September) from the Philippines National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC).

Philippines Importing Much of the Ethanol To Meet E5 Requirement

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The Philippines is importing much of the bioethanol required to meet a 5% ethanol blend requirement, mostly from Brazil, according to a report from the US Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service. Despite the blend requirement, there have been insufficient investments in the country to build out the requisite bio-ethanol production facilities. To date, there are only two local ethanol production facilities. Only one—the Leyte Agri Corp.

Sumitomo Metal Mining to boost production of NCA for Li-ion batteries by 38%; targeting Tesla Model 3

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SMM also intends to increase its production of nickel by 20% at its Taganito nickel refinery in the Philippines.

Toyota to increase production capacity in Indonesia

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In 2010, TMMIN production of IMV series models and the “Avanza” sedan totaled 107,000 units, of which approximately 45,000 units were exported to Thailand, Philippines and the Middle East. Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia (TMMIN), Toyota Motor Corporation’s (TMC) vehicle production subsidiary in Indonesia, plans to increase the annual production capacity of TMMIN’s Karawang Plant from 100,000 vehicles to 140,000 vehicles by early 2013.

Ford cuts global water use 8.5% per vehicle from 2011 to 2012; total usage down 62% since 2000

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Outside of the company, The Ford Fund in 2012 supported 19 different water-related projects in China, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, India, Germany and South Africa. Ford has reduced the average amount of water used to make each of its vehicles by 8.5% between 2011 and 2012—putting the company more than halfway toward its current goal of using an average of 4 cubic meters per vehicle globally by 2015.

DOE fuel cell market report shows continued growth, with sales surpassing $1.3B worldwide in 2013

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Deployments and orders for fuel cells for telecommunications backup expanded into the Middle East, China, the Philippines, and other international markets. The US Department of Energy (DOE) released the 2013 edition of its annual Fuel Cell Technologies Market Report , detailing trends in the fuel cell and hydrogen technologies market. More than 35,000 fuel cell systems were shipped in 2013, an increase of more than 26% over 2012 and 400% more than 2008.

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TM4 and Prestolite Electric Beijing forming JV for heavy-duty electric traction systems

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The new joint venture will target clients in the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Singapore and the rest of ASEAN countries. TM4, a subsidiary of Hydro-Québec, and Prestolite Electric Beijing Limited ( PEBL ), have entered into an agreement for the creation of a sino-foreign equity joint venture company named Prestolite E-Propulsion Systems (Beijing) Limited (PEPS).

USDA approves corn amylase trait for Enogen; first approved genetically modified trait for ethanol industry

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The corn amylase trait in Enogen has already been approved for import into Australia, Canada, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Russia and Taiwan, and for cultivation in Canada. Syngenta has received full deregulation for its corn amylase trait from the US. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Earlier post.) This is the first genetically modified output trait in corn for the ethanol industry.

Global geothermal industry passes 12,000 MW operational

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Financing was announced for projects in Costa Rica, Dominica, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Tanzania, and the United States, while projects in drilling and start-of-construction phases made headway in Chile, Germany, Guatemala, Italy, Japan, Montserrat, The Philippines, Rwanda, and Zambia.

Global Gas Prices | Hybrid Sales

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Philippines. 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.

Study finds unprecedented urbanization and urban expansion in East-Southeast Asia from 2000 to 2010

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The overall study area covered East-Southeast Asia and included 17 countries: China (including Hong Kong SAR, Macao SAR); Taiwan; Japan; Mongolia; North Korea; South Korea; Brunei Darussalam; Cambodia; Indonesia; Laos; Malaysia; Myanmar; Philippines; Singapore; Thailand; Timor-Leste; Vietnam. Historically, we’ve had virtually no empirical information on the built up areas of China''s neighbors in the region, including Vietnam, the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, and Korea.

TM4 China JV receives order for 200 SUMO HD electric powertrains from Foton

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The joint venture is supplying clients in the Peoples Republic of China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Singapore and the rest of ASEAN countries. Prestolite E-Propulsion Systems (PEPS), a 50/50 joint-venture between Prestolite Electric Beijing Limited and TM4 Inc., has received an order for more than 200 SUMO HD electric powertrains from Foton, one of Chinas largest bus manufacturers. These systems will equip 12- and 18-meter buses.

Energtek Begins Converting Tricycles in Manila With CNG Lite Adsorbed Natural Gas System

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a developer of adsorbed natural gas (ANG) storage technology, has begun converting tricycles to operate on natural gas in Metro Manila, as requested by the Government of the Philippines. The Malampaya Offshore Natural Gas Reserve is currently the Philippines’ largest indigenous energy source. Energtek Inc.,

Adaptation of rice shows use of symbiogenics as a new strategy for reducing impacts of climate change and catastrophes on plants

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During the last 40 years of climate change, the authors pointed out, the minimum air temperature in rice-growing season has increased in China and the Philippines, resulting in a substantial decrease in rice yields there, decreases predicted to continue.

NOAA: Global Combined Land and Ocean Surface Temperature Was Second Warmest for September

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Typhoon Ketsana became 2009’s second-deadliest tropical cyclone so far, claiming nearly 500 lives across the Philippines, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. The storm struck the Philippines on 26 September, leaving 80% of Manila submerged. The combined global land and ocean surface temperature was the second warmest September on record, according to NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, NC.

Taiwanese Automaker Introduces Electric MPV

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Yulon Group’s automobile manufacturing operation began in 1953; it has become Taiwan’s largest automobile manufacturer with production plants located in Taiwan, Mainland China and Philippines supplying the local markets with more than 2 million vehicles produced in association with Nissan, Mitsubishi, GM, Chrysler, Mercedes Benz and others. Taiwan-based LUXGEN has introduced a battery-electric MPV, the LUXGEN7 MPV EV+.

8 development banks commit to provide more than $175B to scale up support for sustainable transport

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ADB is already supporting green transportation solutions across Asia, including low-cost electric vehicles in the Philippines, urban metrorail systems in Viet Nam, bus rapid transit systems in Mongolia and Bangladesh, and inland waterway transport in the People’s Republic of China.

BioJet International and Abundant Biofuels merging

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The company is known for its Philippine Jatropha project, one of the largest projects of this type in the world. BioJet International Ltd. and Abundant Biofuels Corporation announced their merger. Abundant will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of BioJet. Abundant and its affiliates (Abundant Habitats and Abundant Harvests) will continue to operate under the Abundant name and corporate identity.

Saudis Expand Price War Downstream

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Given current market conditions, the Asian demand for diesel has reduced mainly due to the weakening Chinese market, while demand for gasoline is increasing in India, Pakistan, Thailand, the Philippines and Vietnam. by Gaurav Agnihotri for Oilprice.com.

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

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On the second segment, the Dreamliner flew over Singapore, the Philippines and Guam before entering US airspace over Honolulu and returning to Seattle. 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.

Study: Atmospheric Engineering with Aerosols Could Reduce Effectiveness of Certain Kinds of Solar Power

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Pinatubo in the Philippines reduced global sunlight by less than three percent but decreased output from some solar generating plants by about 20%. The atmospheric engineering scheme of using sunlight-scattering stratospheric aerosols to combat global warming could reduce the effectiveness of certain kinds of solar power generation systems using parabolic or other concentrating optics.

Low-lying and other vulnerable countries calling for fast action on non-CO2 global warming pollutants

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The Parties included Micronesia and other small island nations, the Philippines, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Egypt, Congo, Nigeria, the 27 countries of the EU, as well as Japan, the US, Canada, and Mexico. Led by the tiny Pacific island of the Federated States of Micronesia, a growing group of low-lying islands and other vulnerable countries are calling for fast action on the approximately 50% of global warming that is caused by pollutants other than carbon dioxide (CO 2 ).

Ricardo study predicts that BRIC automotive markets will be eclipsed by the “Rising-15”

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Ricardo’s Rising-15 automotive markets include: Argentina; Egypt; Indonesia; Iran; Malaysia; Mexico; Morocco; Nigeria; Peru; the Philippines; South Africa; Thailand; Turkey; Ukraine; and Vietnam. Positioning the Rising 15. Source: Ricardo Consulting. Click to enlarge.

GM Partners with US DOE to Develop Jatropha-to-Biodiesel Project in India

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In addition to India, other nations including China, the Philippines, several African countries, and the United States are conducting research programs in jatropha cultivation and oil extraction on eroded farmland and marginal land. GM is entering a five-year partnership with the US Department of Energy (DOE) to help develop the potential of the jatropha plant as a sustainable biofuel energy crop.

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Japan Automakers Support B5, E10 as Baseline Biofuel Blends, Recommend Specifications to ASEAN Countries

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Experts from JAMA visited six countries (Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam) to share their recommended specifications of the two first-generation biofuels.

France’s IFPEN studying industrial potential of onshore sources of natural hydrogen

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Valérie Beaumont, Christèle Vacquand, Eric Deville, and Alain Prinzhofer (2013) Hydrogen generation during serpentinisation in ophiolite complexes: A comparison of H 2 -rich gases from Oman, Philippines and Turkey. IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN) has become one of the first global research centers actively to investigate onshore natural hydrogen emissions after the discovery of offshore sources of the gas in the 1970s.

UPS Adopts Plan to Cut Its Airline Carbon Emissions An Additional 20% by 2020; Biofuels Part of the Plan

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The company’s air system includes international air hubs in Cologne, Germany; Taipei, Taiwan; Shanghai; Miami (to serve Latin America), an intra-Asia hub in the Philippines; and UPS Worldport, the Louisville, Ky., UPS Airlines CO 2 emissions per Available Ton Mile, historical and targeted. Click to enlarge. UPS has adopted a plan to cut the carbon emissions of its airline by an additional 20% by 2020 to 1.24 CO 2 lbs/ATM (Available Ton Mile), for a cumulative reduction of 42% since 1990.

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Philippines. Since adding Google Analytics to our most popular hybrid blogs and websites about 18 months ago, it has been interesting to gain some insight into our visitor traffic.

CO2 and Methane Emissions Continued Rise in 2008 Despite Economic Slump

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Pinatubo (Philippines) in 1991 each slowed CO 2 buildup for several years. Anthropogenic atmospheric CO 2 , fossil fuel emissions, world GDP, and world population for the past century.

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Biofuel use predicted to double by 2015

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Major contributors to the growth of biofuels are expected to include Indonesia, France, China, Thailand, India, Columbia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Argentina; while Germany is expected to remain the largest producer of biofuels in Europe. There may still be significant questions over issues such as land use and competition for feedstock supplies for traditional food and feed uses, but that won’t stop the global use of biofuels from more than doubling between 2009 and 2015.

Forecast: Global Biofuels Use to Double by 2015, Second-Gen Biofuels to Lag Expectations

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Major new contributors to the growth of global biofuels between 2009 and 2015 include Indonesia, France, China, India, Thailand, Colombia, Malaysia, Philippines and Argentina. Despite a number of key issues such as land use and competition for feedstocks supplies for traditional food and feed uses, global use of biofuels is excepted to more than double from 2009 to 2015, according to a new global analysis released by Hart Energy Publishing’s Global Biofuels Center (GBC).

ADB Study Finds Annual Economic Losses in Southeast Asia from Climate Change Could be More Than Twice the Global Average

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The mean cost of cost of climate change for the four countries—Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, and Viet Nam—under a “business-as-usual” scenario and if market and non-market impacts and catastrophic risks are all considered could be equivalent to losing 6.7%

Report Finds That Urgent Changes in Transport Financing Required to Enable More Sustainable Transportation Globally

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Changes in how transport is financed are essential if cities and nations are to deal effectively with the rapid growth in motor vehicle traffic and related environmental and health problems, including climate change, according to a new report by the Transport Research Laboratory released at Fifth Regional EST Forum in Asia by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) and the Partnership for Sustainable Low Carbon Transport.

UOP looking to biomass catalytic pyrolysis to expand volumes of renewable hydrocarbon fuels

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Military personnel from Colombia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Republic of Philippines, Thailand, Tonga and the United Kingdom will also participate. Honeywell’s UOP—a major international supplier and licensor of technology for petroleum refining, gas processing, petrochemical production and major manufacturing industries—has also been an early leader in developing technologies for the production of renewable drop-in hydrocarbon fuels.