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Sustainable aviation fuel to be supplied to Airbus delivery flights

International aviation fuel products and service supplier Air bp has started collaborating with Airbus to supply sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to propel the aircraft manufacturer’s facility for delivery flights in Hamburg Finkenwerder Airport. Pioneering this partnership are two Air Transat A321LR aircraft destined for Montreal, Canada. In utilizing SAF for these flights, Air bp established …

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P95-B Pasig River Expressway project waits for government green light

The city of Las Pinas did it before by building the Zapote River Drive—a 15-kilometer road project linking Daang Hari Road in Muntinlupa to the Cavitex Toll Road in Las Pinas by following the meandering Zapote River and enabling motorists to bypass the perennially congested Alabang-Zapote Road. Along with the construction of the two-way river …

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Waitlist for world’s 1st subscription-only EV free and open to public

Late last year, Canoo, the Los Angeles-based electric vehicle (EV) builder, introduced its first subscription-only vehicle and first model, the eponymously named “canoo”. The production version of this model is slated for a 2021 launch. While its design challenges traditional automotive shape and functionality, it capitalizes on EV architecture in a way that provides significantly …

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Education is king: 4th scholar in HARI Foundation program graduates

The Hyundai New Thinkers Circuit (HNTC) of the HARI Foundation Inc (HFI) now counts four scholars who have successfully made it through their chosen science courses—two from University of the Philippines-Diliman, one from UP-Los Baños, and one from Ateneo de Manila University. The latest addition has been Christine Joy Reloza, who recently graduated with a …

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‘Last Time I Saw You’, a moving tribute song for fallen medical frontliners

On August 8, 52-year-old Dr. Eulogio Losorata Jr, a medical frontliner who worked double shifts at the Our Lady of Rosary Hospital and Manabat General Hospital in Pampanga province in the Philippines, passed away. His younger brother Yugel Losorata, bassist and songwriter of the band The PubForties, wrote a song titled “Last Time I Saw …

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Planting mangroves to save a province from drowning

Mangroves may not be a part of a beachcomber or surfer’s vision of a coastal paradise. Nonetheless, these tropical coastal forests play a crucial role in favor of human habitation, especially during typhoon season. Mangroves—shrubs or small trees that grow in coastal saline or brackish water—move carbon dioxide “from the atmosphere into long-term storage” in …

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Creative visualization of a hydrogen-powered airplane

EU to fly hydrogen-powered planes by 2035; JetBlue 1st airline to use UV light to disinfect cabins

Ambitious as it may sound, a hydrogen-powered short-range commercial passenger aircraft could be flying within Europe by 2035. That’s according to a major new study commissioned by the European Union’s public-private Clean Sky 2 and Fuel Cells & Hydrogen Joint Undertakings. This published report concluded that hydrogen propulsion has the potential to significantly reduce aviation’s …

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PH businesses relentlessly support embattled frontliners as pandemic rages on

Last April, during the early stages of the CoViD-19 outbreak in the country, TessDrive.com featured local companies who lent support to the country’s frontliners. Four months since, members of the business sector have continued their efforts, helping in any way they can. Here are some fine examples. SMC: 5,000 frontliners in Cebu each get P2M …

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From repurposed batteries to solar power systems, EV makers drive positive vibes home

American electric vehicle (EV) manufacturers Rivian and Tesla continue to display its commitment to provide power for communities and cost-friendly home solar power systems, respectively. By being producers of EVs, it’s not surprising to know that these builders would extend their respective core technology and business to the community and even to homes. Electric adventure …

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