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. Following the trials, these functions will be added to the service that GMS is launching in the second quarter, and will be put into operation in the Philippines in fiscal 2016. 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. million gas-fueled motorcycles and tricycles are currently operating in the Philippines, typically serving as short-distance taxis, with the average tricycle driver earning less than $10 a day. The Government of the Philippines is providing $99 million counterpart funding for the project.

ITOCHU and JGC Launch Large-scale Bio-ethanol Production and Power Plant Businesses in the Philippines

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ITOCHU Corporation and JGC Corporation have agreed to participate in large-scale bio-ethanol production and power supply businesses in the Philippines together with other local partners. The Philippine Bio-fuel Act, enacted in February 2009, requires that gasoline produced for automobile fuel contain a minimum 5% ethanol by volume, today, and 10% starting in 2011.

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.

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). Ketsana caused the country’s worst flooding in 42 years, according to the Philippine government and observers on the ground.

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

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Cambodia china E-Motorbikes Hangzhou Ideanomics Indonesia Laos Malaysia Philippines Qingdao Singapore Thailand U.S.

Maersk invests in bio-methanol startup WasteFuel

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WasteFuel is also developing projects in Asia and the Americas including a biorefinery in Manila, Philippines, to produce low-carbon fuels. Three weeks after the announcement of an e-methanol sourcing agreement in Europe ( earlier post ), A.P. Moller – Maersk has invested in California-based WasteFuel , a start-up focused on turning waste into sustainable aviation fuel, green bio-methanol, and renewable natural gas.

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.

Terra Motors crowdsourcing funding for new electric three-wheeler

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Terra is targeting the three-wheeler at markets such as in the Philippines and India. Japan-based Terra Motors Corporation, founded in 2010 and an established seller of electric scooters in Japan, is seeking crowd-sourced funding on inidiegogo to support its new electric three-wheeler. The 50-day campaign has a goal of $50,000. Terra Motors sees the introduction of low-cost electromobility in such markets addressing combined problems of low income as well as pollution and health.

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Future Fuel Strategies: 40+ countries developing light-duty vehicle fuel economy standards

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Several countries in the last year—including Kenya, Chile, the Philippines and Thailand—have implemented LDV fuel economy policies. Fuels market analyst Tammy Klein notes that more than 40 countries are developing light-duty vehicle fuel economy standards. Ten years ago, only four governments 10 years ago had introduced mandatory GHG emission and/or fuel economy standards: China, Japan, South Korea, and the United States.

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TomTom: Global traffic congestion up; Bengaluru world’s most traffic-congested city

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Next in the global rankings are Philippine capital, Manila (71%); Bogota in Colombia (68%); last year’s most congested city, Mumbai (65%); and Pune (59%), also in India; making up the top five most congested cities in the world.

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Rivian CEO teases R1T’s flood wading abilities in new video

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In countries like the Philippines or China, floods are a yearly experience, and drivers must be prepared to escape before floodwaters seep into their homes, offices, etc.

Plug In America joins global alliance

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Last week, 37 electric vehicle (EV) driver associations from 26 countries, including Plug In America, joined forces to create the Global EV Drivers’ Alliance, building a worldwide EV community.

Nissan, Frost & Sullivan study finds 37% of Southeast Asian consumers open to buying EV

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Customers in the Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia emerged as the most enthusiastic about electric cars. Nissan is also exploring launch in Indonesia and Philippines. 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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Elon Musk’s Starlink reaches meme-worthy milestone of 69,420 active users

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Such a system could effectively change people’s lives for the better, especially in areas like the Philippines, where numerous communities remain disconnected from the internet until today. .

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. During the first half of 2021, wafer fab capacity constraints were causing the greatest disruption and getting the most attention as the “semiconductor shortage” affecting automotive production.

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INTERCARGO frustrated over lack of action on nickel ore shipping safety in wake of missing Nur Allya; possible liquefaction

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This liquefaction of the cargo should not be mistaken with free surface effect (sloshing), according to a 2015 report on nickel ore liquefaction by Pandiman Philippines. In June 2018, Skuld, a leading marine insurance provider, noted that liquefaction risks of nickel ore cargoes from Indonesia and the Philippines have been a long-standing prominent issue which require constant vigilance and review by shipowners and charterers.

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EIB awards €17M to QEV to advance zero emissions transport in developing countries

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In the Philippines, QEV recently equipped 10 new GET electric minibuses and converted numerous Jeepneys to use its fully-electric technology. E-mobility and R&D specialist QEV Technologies will receive €17 million from the European Investment Bank (EIB) for a variety of low-carbon transportation projects.

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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. As part of its new 3-year business plan , Sumitomo Metal Mining (SMM) will boost production of NCA ((lithium nickel cobalt aluminum oxide) materials for Li-ion cathodes, expanding from 1,850 tons/month to 2,550 tons/month (+38%). SMM is targeting supplying Tesla with the battery materials for the Model 3 being released next year.

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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.

Terra Motors & FCC Corporation partners to develop futuristic EVs

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It is also available in various Southeast Asian countries like Vietnam and the Philippines. Terra Motors & FCC Corporation partners to develop futuristic EVs.

Tesla Chief Designer takes Arcimoto’s FUV for a spin

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Provided that it can grow and expand its operations worldwide, the Deliverator or the Roadster would probably do well in countries like India or the Philippines, where vehicles like passenger tricycles and auto-rickshaws are still a key source of public transportation.

Roskill: Spread of COVID-19 threatens cobalt supply; bottlenecks out of DRC

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Roskill has so far recorded the closure of 21 operations as a result of the outbreak, including: Vale’s Voisey’s Bay and Glencore’s Sudbury in Canada; Ambatovy in Madagascar; Coral Bay and Taganito in the Philippines; CTT in Morocco.

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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.

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GlobalData: Global battery energy storage market to grow by 7% to reach $13.13B by 2023

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With the number of grid-connected renewable electricity generation plants increasing tremendously, countries such as China, India, Japan, South Korea, and the Philippines will focus on frequency regulation in the electric grid to normalize the variation in power generation from renewables. The global battery energy storage market will to grow to $13.13 billion by 2023, according to a new forecast by GlobalData.

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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.

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Toyota develops “Total-care Service” for ride-hailing companies; rollout with Grab in Singapore

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Grab currently offers services in Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar and Cambodia. Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) is introducing “total-care service,” a pioneering set of mobility services specially designed for ride-hailing companies.

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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+.

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Tesla Autopilot tries valiantly before asking for help in Vietnam’s crowded streets

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The same is true for other countries like India or the Philippines, where road rules are loosely followed. In the future, Tesla’s Autopilot and Full Self-Driving suite are expected to handle challenging circumstances on the road with ease.

MAN propane-fueled ME-LGIP to power Chinese VLGC

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MAN Energy Solutions won the first orders for the new engine earlier in 2018 when Hanjin Heavy Industries announced that it would construct 2 × VLGCs (Very Large Gas Carriers) in their Philippines Facilities for Exmar, the Belgian integrated gas-shipping company.

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Infineon introduces first Trusted Platform Module specifically for automotive cybersecurity

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It is available now available and manufactured in security-certified production facilities of Infineon Germany and the Philippines. Infineon Technologies AG is the first semiconductor manufacturer to put a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) specifically for automotive applications on the market. The new OPTIGA TPM 2.0 protects communication between the car manufacturer and the car—which is increasingly turning into a computer on wheels.

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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.

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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.,

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How Will EV Charging Powered by Renewable Energy Create a Greener World

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The tectonic-plate-related power is generated most in Iceland, El Salvador, New Zealand, Kenya, and the Philippines. This is the second post of our renewable energy and EV charging series. Sources of clean and renewable energy are increasingly being integrated by utilities around the world.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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Global CO2 emissions stalled for the third year in a row

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Emissions are increasing in other developing countries: 6% for Indonesia and Malaysia; 9% for Pakistan and 12% for the Philippines. The annual assessment of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by the JRC and the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) confirms that CO 2 emissions have stalled for the third year in a row.

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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).

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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.

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.

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