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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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New research center to lead decarbonizing efforts for shipping industry

After making a strong commitment to reducing its global carbon emissions towards 2050, the shipping industry, led by major players, are taking the next step to develop new fuel types and technologies. Recently launched was the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping. The founding company partners behind this initiative are ABS, AP Møller-Mærsk, …

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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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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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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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Knock on wood: New DOST research program hopes to strengthen PH’s tree plantations

The Philippines’ wood industries have been suffering from a shortage of raw materials for years, no thanks to decades of indiscriminate logging that have systematically reduced natural growth forest areas. To help shore up the country’s wood supply, the Department of Science and Technology’s Forest Products Research and Development Institute (DOST-FPRDI) started a research program …

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Boeing’s 2020 Global Environment report aims high for next 5 years

Despite the huge impact the pandemic has brought onto the aviation industry, manufacturers are not about to drop the ball on efforts to make the sector become carbon-neutral. Recently, American plane builder Boeing announced its 2020 Global Environment report. One of its major highlights is showing how the company hopes to sustainably design and build …

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On EVs and batteries—global motoring brands set sights and goals on an electric future

Ford Motor Company recently announced its own share of environmental goals.  The blue oval brand plans to achieve carbon neutrality globally by 2050, while setting interim targets to more urgently address climate change challenges. Ford’s announcement came along with its 21st annual Sustainability Report, and making it the only full line US automaker committed to …

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