Chevrolet to Cruze into Vietnam

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This time, GM Daewoo Auto & Technology, as well as Vietnam Daewoo Motor Company have launched the Chevrolet Cruze in Vietnam – a global model that will be based on the Lacetti Premiere which [.]. Tags: Chevrolet Green cars Latest news general motors Chevrolet Captiva Chevrolet Cruze Chevrolet Spark Chevrolet Vivant GM GM Daewoo GM Daewoo Gentra GM Daewoo Lacetti Vietnam Vietnam Daewoo Motor Company

Bradford: Twelve Years A Failure – His Reason To Kill CCAs

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Bradford’s right there with the old Vietnam strategy of destroying the village in order to save it. South Bay Gets More Done In 3 Months Than SCE’s Former Flack Got Done in a Dozen As A City Councilman in Gardena. What a unique concept.

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Mazda2 local assembly to commence in Vietnam

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Mazda Motor Corporation will commence local assembly of the Mazda2 in Vietnam in October 2011. Sales of the locally assembled Mazda2 in Vietnam will also begin in October 2011. Vina Mazda is Mazda’s exclusive local distributor in Vietnam. Mazda decided to begin local assembly of the Mazda2 in Vietnam as part of its plan to accelerate business growth in emerging markets under its Framework for Medium- and Long-Term Initiatives.

GM Daewoo Launching Chevrolet Cruze in Vietnam

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GM Daewoo Auto & Technology (GM Daewoo) and Vietnam Daewoo Motor Company (VIDAMCO) are launching the Chevrolet Cruze in Vietnam. VIDAMCO, which is celebrating its 17 th anniversary this year, held a launch ceremony at the Daewoo Hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam, on 16 April. As motorization in Vietnam accelerates, many of the present 26 million motorcycle riders will switch to four wheels over the coming decade.

Siemens and Vinamotor launching first diesel-electric series hybrid bus in Vietnam

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Siemens and the Vietnam Motors Industry Corporation (Vinamotor) are launching the first hybrid bus with a combined electric/diesel drive in Hanoi. The project is the first of its kind in Vietnam.

Report: JGC-led consortium wins exclusive right to negotiate contract for $8B Vietnam refinery project

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Vietnam, which brought another refinery onstream in February 2009, will become able to meet more than two-thirds of its own demand for petrochemical products after the second refinery comes online at the outset of 2015. The Nikkei reports that a five-company consortium led by JGC Corp. has won the exclusive right to negotiate a contract to build Vietnam’s largest refinery in the northern province of Thanh Hoa.

First Private Oil and Gas Consortium Launches in Vietnam; DME Plant One of First Projects

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Vietnam’s first private oil and gas consortium, Sao Nam Petro, recently launched with the participation of DSME of South Korea; AGR of Norway; and Longbeach Oil and Otto Energy, both from Australia. t Nam News. The enterprise at first will undertake projects at the marginal oilfields offshore from Viet Nam’s threshold and build a factory producing dimethyl ether (DME). It also plans to build a gas reservoir in the North.

Russia’s KAMAZ to create artificial city as autonomous driving testing ground

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It has assemblers in Vietnam, Iran, India, Kazakhstan, and Pakistan. Russian commercial vehicle manufacturer KAMAZ is proposing to create an artificial city as a testing ground for unmanned vehicles. The project will cost about 5 billion rubles (US$87 million). In it, trucks without drivers will test out moving through traffic and navigating complex intersections and pedestrian crossings. Models of cars, motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians will be placed on the testing ground.

Forecast puts global lead acid battery market at $76.44B by 2022

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Growth of the automotive industry in Indonesia, Mexico, India, Vietnam and Thailand is expected to propel the industry. In a new report, Grand View Research, Inc. forecasts that the global lead acid battery market will reach US$76.44 billion by 2022. Growing preference for pollution free hybrid & electric vehicles along with technological development is expected to drive lead acid battery demand over the forecast period.

Ford unveils new 2015 Focus four-door sedan; 1.0L EcoBoost with start/stop comes to US model

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Facilities in Germany, the United States, Russia, China, Vietnam, Thailand, Taiwan and Argentina have a combined capacity to build more than 1.5 2015 Focus four-door sedan. Click to enlarge.

GM Korea introduces Alpheon eAssist; 25% improvement in fuel economy

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It operates five manufacturing facilities in Korea as well as an assembly facility in Vietnam. Alpheon eAssist Click to enlarge. GM Korea introduced the Alpheon eAssist, the first hybrid vehicle from the company and the first hybrid vehicle in its segment in Korea.

Marubeni in Coal-Fired Power Plant Push for Asia

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Marubeni has already been awarded a contract to build a 600 MW advanced-technology coal-fired power station in Vietnam. This project is Marubeni’s tenth in Vietnam. The total power generation capacity of Marubeni’s supplied facilities in Vietnam exceeds 3,400 MW, representing about 20% of Vietnam’s total power generation capacity. Nikkei. Japan’s Marubeni Corp.

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.

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.

Global Gas Prices | Hybrid Sales

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Vietnam. 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.

Ho Chi Minh City Testing Congestion Charge System

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Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) will test an electronic congestion charge system in the heavy traffic areas of the town center for six months. Sustainable-mobility.org. The plan, which will only apply during rush hour, comprises three main elements, installing radio beacons at the major trouble spots, a transponder in vehicles, and a control network with cameras and computers.But let there be no mistake, the reasons behind this plan are not at all environmental… they’re economic!

Japan AIST Researchers Exploring Ethanol Production from Macro Algae

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They collected 10 species of macro green algae in Thailand, Vietnam and Japan, classified into 3 families, and determined the monosaccharide composition. Cheatomorpha aereas collected in Vietnam was the most glucose-rich sample of these samples, about 300 mg of glucose per gram of organic matter.

GM global sales up 7.6% in 2011 to 9.026M vehicles; China and US largest markets

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Other markets that posted significant year-over-year increases include Vietnam (79%), Russia (49%), Turkey (30%) and Germany (21%). More than 15 markets experienced record Chevrolet sales in 2011 with the largest year-over-year increases in Peru (81%), Vietnam (79%), Thailand (57%), South Africa (50%) and Israel (46%). General Motors Co. global sales rose to more than 9 million vehicles in 2011, a 7.6% gain compared with 2010.

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Study finds that bioenergy crops could have a significant impact on the hydrologic cycle of a region

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The Vietnam Education Foundation also supported the research. A new study led by Praveen Kumar at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, details the links between the hydrologic cycle and large-scale land conversion for the cultivation of bioenergy crops, both now and as growing conditions change in the future.

Celanese sees new TCX ethanol process as key component in future growth; a paradigm shift in ethanol production

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Calling TCX a potential paradigm shift in ethanol production, Celanese said it is targeting China, India, the CIVETS countries (Columbia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Egypt, Turkey and South Africa) and Australia.

Nikkei: Honda To raise motorbike output to 20M by 2013

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In Vietnam, Honda will ramp up its capacity by 50% to 3 million bikes and start making global models with smaller engines there. The Nikkei reports that Honda Motor Co. plans to increase its motorcycle production by 30% on the year to 20 million units worldwide by fiscal 2013. Honda plans to double its annual output to 4.6 million motorbikes in India. That target, if it is reached, would be a record, exceeding the 18.11 million motorbikes it made in fiscal 2010.

Wärtsilä enters into licence agreement with CSSC Guangzhou Marine Diesel Engine Co. Ltd for manufacture of Wärtsilä 2-stroke engines in China

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These are located mainly in Asia (Japan, Korea, China, Vietnam), but also in Europe (Croatia, Poland and Russia) and South America (Brazil). Wärtsilä Corporation and CSSC Guangzhou Marine Diesel Co. Ltd (GMD), a member of the state-owned China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) Group, have signed a licence agreement for the manufacture and sale of Wärtsilä 2-stroke engines in China.

Toyota Environmental Activities Grant Program accepting application for 2017 awards

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Trial operation of buses with the goal of operating the first community buses in Vietnam, and conducting educational activities. Toyota Motor Corporation has begun accepting applications today for this year’s Toyota Environmental Activities Grant Program , which is designed to support environmental revitalization and conservation activities aimed at sustainable development both in Japan and overseas.

Zinnov: automotive witnessing highest disruption among all industries; ~$6B invested in start-ups in FY 2015

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Zinnov’s analysis shows that automotive companies are now leveraging different locations, such as Bay Area (20 new R&D centers), Los Angeles (8 new R&D centers), Shanghai (36 new R&D centers), Bangalore (9 new R&D centers), Romania (14 new R&D centers) and Vietnam (5 new R&D centers) that have seen increased R&D investments and center setups over the last decade.

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.

Shanxi 2010 Coal Output To Rise Up To 30%

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The Shanxi consolidation drive, which aimed to close small, dangerous and inefficient mines, was a major factor in turning China into a net importer of coal last year, with a tripling of import volumes, mostly from Australia, Indonesia and Vietnam. People’s Daily. Coal output from China’s Shanxi Province, the country’s largest coal producer, is expected to rise up by up to 30% in 2010 from 2009 levels, according to Zhang Baoshun, the Party secretary of the province.

GM Daewoo Considering Hybrid for 2011

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It has five manufacturing facilities in Korea as well as an assembly facility in Vietnam. Yonhap. GM Daewoo Auto & Technology is considering producing a hybrid vehicle in 2011 in South Korea. Researchers from GM headquarters and GM Daewoo are carrying out projects to build eco-friendly cars, including a hybrid vehicle,” said the official at GM Daewoo. GM Daewoo has tentatively agreed with its labor union on the plan to produce a hybrid car in South Korea, according to the official.

Singapore Company Trialing Natural Gas Econic Waste Collection Vehicle

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Sembcorp Industries is one of the largest environmental companies on the Asian continent, and not only takes care of waste disposal in numerous cities and densely populated areas, but is also involved in energy and water supply in Singapore, China, Vietnam, Great Britain, the United Arab Emirates and Oman.

Rolls-Royce secures first order for new wave-piercing offshore platform supply vessel; reduced fuel consumption and enhanced safety

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Farstad also ordered three medium-sized diesel-electric PSVs of STX PSV 08 CD design, with deck area of approx 800 m²; 2 will be built at STX yard in Vietnam and 1 at STX yard in Tomrefjord (Langsten).

Yunnan Investment Group and BYD to open new energy vehicle plants in Southwest China

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Yunnan Province, located in far southwest China, has a population of about 50 million, concentrated in about eight large cities, and borders with Myanmar, Laos, and Vietnam. Yunnan Investment Holdings Group and BYD intend to open new energy vehicle manufacturing plants in Yunnan Province, expanding BYD’s EV and new-energy businesses into southwest China and neighboring Asian countries.

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.

Alberta to Host Underground Coal Gasification Demo; Update on Linc Chinchilla UCG In Australia

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The most recent learning and technology will also be applied to the design of the reactor and above ground facilities for a Vietnam pilot project. Simplified UCG process. Click to enlarge.

LCFS pathways for renewable diesel produced in Singapore from NA tallow and SE Asian fish oil

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This feedstock is rendered in Vietnam and shipped by truck approximately 50 miles to the Cantho terminals and transferred to an ocean tanker. The staff of the California Air Resources Board has posted six new applications for pathways for the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS), two of which are from Neste Oil for renewable diesel (RD) produced at its plant in Singapore from (a) North American tallow and (b) Southeast Asian fish oil.

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 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. Based on records going back to 1880, the monthly National Climatic Data Center analysis is part of the suite of climate services NOAA provides.

GE and Shenhua open coal gasification joint venture in China

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The region’s coal industry comprises China, India, Australia, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Thailand, Vietnam and New Zealand. GE announced the opening of GE Shenhua Gasification Technology Company Ltd., a 50:50 joint venture with Shenhua Group to advance the development and deployment of “cleaner coal” technology solutions in China. GBI report: Asia-Pacific to be the leading coal-producing region.

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

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Ketsana has since strengthened into a typhoon, and is expected to intensify further as it approaches Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand, according to a government weather forecaster.

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.

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.

GM Daewoo considering hybrid in 2011

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The company has five manufacturing facilities in Korea as well as an assembly facility in Vietnam. The South Korean market has already shown its willingness to embrace green car technologies so it comes as no surprise that GM Daewoo Auto & Technology is considering producing a hybrid vehicle in the country in two years time. According to reports, the company, which was established in 2002, is carrying out projects to build eco-friendly cars, including a hybrid model.

Ford issues 2015 trends report; the emergent role of Generation Z

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Between 2008 and 2013, obesity in the population ages 15+ rose 92% in Vietnam; 57% in China; and 37% in India. Ford has issued its third annual trends report, a compilation of consumer research and insights from thought leaders around the world, which is intended to provide a look at micro-trends expected to influence products and brands for 2015 and beyond.