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Vegan Korean Heavyweight Kainan

TessDrive PH’s intrepid vegan food hunters Nona Andaya-Castillo (breastfeeding advocate and vegan activist), Custer C. Deocaris (scientist and radio host), and Aries B. Espinosa (TessDrive.com editor-in-chief) are at it again, this time tracking down the most delectable vegan version of the world-famous “samgyeopsal” at Chef Lilibeth Camposano’s vibrant kitchen. Our always-hungry “mukbangers” are handed full-meal …

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Celebrating World Vegan Day by improving the health of our bodies and Earth

Come November 1, humanity will celebrate not only All Saints Day to honor the good human souls that gave more than they took, millions of people around the world will also observe World Vegan Day, in honor of a way of life that extends compassion beyond the human species and embraces all of sentient life. …

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How about a Swiss army knife-type of electric pickup? By 2023, Canoo will show us how that actually works

Canoo Inc, a company developing breakthrough purpose-built electric vehicles (EVs) with a proprietary and highly versatile platform architecture, has debuted its very own fully-electric pickup truck during the Motor Press Guild’s Virtual Media Day (VMD) in partnership with Automobility LA. The pickup truck’s production version opened for preorders in the second quarter of this year, …

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Aviation industry moves closer to adoption of zero-emission hydrogen fuel

Plug Power Inc, a leading provider of turnkey hydrogen solutions building the global green hydrogen economy, recently announced its affiliation expansion with Universal Hydrogen Co, a pioneer in hydrogen aviation. Together, the two companies will complete the hydrogen value chain for aviation. Previously, both companies announced a partnership to develop a fuel cell-based hydrogen powertrain …

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World’s 1st full-size wind-powered RoRo set to be operational by 2025

First, there was the Oceanbird concept—a car-carrying vessel designed to utilize wind as its primary source of power. This time, the Norwegian maritime industry group Wilhelmsen introduced another ground-breaking maritime innovation. Presenting the Orcelle Wind—the ship builder’s wind-powered pure car and truck carrier capable of achieving up to 90% reduced emissions than today’s most efficient …

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Hyundai Motor commits to carbon neutrality by 2045

This September 6, at the ongoing Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA) Mobility 2021 in Munich, Germany, Hyundai Motor Co announced its commitment to become carbon neutral by 2045. Hyundai’s integrated strategy to achieve carbon neutrality rests on the following three pillars: Clean mobility; next-generation platforms, and; green energy. Hyundai is showcasing the full breadth of its electrified …

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New research center to lead decarbonizing efforts for shipping industry

(Editor’s note: This article has been updated as of September 8, 2021) 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 …

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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

(Editor’s note: This article has been updated as of September 7, 2021) 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 study commissioned by the European Union’s public-private Clean Sky 2 and Fuel Cells & Hydrogen Joint Undertakings. This published report …

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

(Editor’s note: This article has been updated as of September 5, 2021) 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 …

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

(Editor’s note: This article has been updated as of September 1, 2021) 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. In the American plane builder Boeing’s announcement of its 2020 Global Environment report, among the …

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