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Mitsubishi research addresses carbon dioxide capture in concrete

Carbon dioxide drawn from construction industry and related processes, such as steel mills, power plants and cement manufacturing facilities, may soon be injected into concrete to help the industry reduce carbon emissions. According to research being carried out by Japanese industrial giant, Mitsubishi Corporation (MC), the waste CO2, once embedded in concrete, will mineralise and […]
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Unilever to drop fossil fuels from cleaning products by 2030

Unilever Plc said on Wednesday it would invest 1 billion euros to eliminate fossil fuels from its cleaning products by 2030, cutting the carbon emissions created by the chemicals used in making the products. The household goods conglomerate behind the Omo, Cif, Sunlight and Domestos brands said that, instead of petrochemicals, the products would use […]
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Carrefour teams up with Emirates Bio Farm to sow seeds for a healthier future

Carrefour, operated by Majid Al Futtaim in the UAE, has underscored its commitment to support local farmers and provide healthier organic products through signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Emirates Bio Farm — the largest private organic farm in the UAE. The partnership will see Carrefour source up to 450 tonnes of Emirates Bio […]
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Kahramaa launches pilot project to store electrical energy using batteries

The Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) launched the first pilot project to store electrical energy using batteries in the State of Qatar, in cooperation with Al Attiyah Group and Tesla Incorporation, where the batteries were connected to a substation related to the local Nuaija station on a voltage of 11 kV, which is […]
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PepsiCo & SWMC partner to enhance environmental sustainability in KSA

PepsiCo and the Saudi Waste Management Center (SWMC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to launch a strategic partnership that aims to enhance sustainability in the Kingdom. The MoU highlights the two parties’ role in promoting sustainability policies based on international best practices to support a circular economy. The agreement was signed by Dr. […]
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Saudi SABIC to build world’s first renewable power chemical plant

 SABIC plans to build a chemical plant in Spain fully powered by renewable energy in what is the first project of its kind anywhere in the world. The polycarbonate facility in Cartegena is expected to be fully operational by 2024, powered by a 100MW PV solar plant. The deal will see Iberdrola, one of the world’s […]
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Green goes greener: Hira Walraven signs solar contract with Yellow Door Energy

Yellow Door Energy, a UAE-based sustainable energy provider for businesses, has been awarded a solar contract with Hira Walraven AC LLC (“Hira Walraven”), a Dutch and UAE joint venture for construction material and piping systems, for its facility in National Industries Park in Dubai, UAE. The 524 kilowatt-peak rooftop solar plant is expected to generate […]
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Azizi Developments’ VCM Places Recycling Bins Across All of Its Communities in Partnership With Imdaad

Azizi Developments, one of the leading private developers in the UAE, is taking its sustainability efforts to the next level through VCM, the community management provider that Azizi recently hired. VCM having signed a partnership agreement with Imdaad, a Dubai-based group of companies that provides integrated, sustainable facilities management services that enhance operational efficiencies of […]
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Apple commits to be 100 percent carbon neutral for its supply chain and products by 2030

Apple today unveiled its plan to become carbon neutral across its entire business, manufacturing supply chain, and product life cycle by 2030. The company is already carbon neutral today for its global corporate operations, and this new commitment means that by 2030, every Apple device sold will have net zero climate impact. “Businesses have a […]
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British Gas Makes Largest UK Commercial EV Order With Vauxhall

British Gas announces earlier this month that is has ordered 1,000 new all-electric Vivaro-e vans from Vauxhall – the largest commercial BEV (battery electric vehicle) order in the UK to date. The BEVs will arrive over the next 12 months and be rolled out nationwide across the British Gas engineer workforce. Centrica, owner of British […]
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Etihad Airways, Boeing extend partnership on sustainability-focused ecoDemonstrator program

Etihad Airways and Boeing will work together starting in August on the seventh iteration of the ecoDemonstrator program to test innovative technologies in the air, building on the core innovation and sustainability tenets of their strategic partnership signed in November 2019. The ecoDemonstrator program utilizes commercial aircraft as flying testbeds to accelerate technology development that […]
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Scottish startup Kenoteq launches sustainable brick made almost entirely of construction waste

Scottish startup Kenoteq has launched the K-Briq – a more sustainable building brick that is unfired and made of 90 per cent construction waste. Invented by engineering professor Gabriela Medero at Edinburgh's Heriot-Watt University, the K-Briq generates less than a tenth of the carbon emissions in its manufacture than a regular brick. Medero spent over 10 years developing the product […]
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Talabat goes green for groceries

Talabat, stays true to its promise for a greener environment by using recycled materials as delivery boxes. This green packaging initiative will be available for all grocery orders made through the app from stores such as Carrefour, Spar, and Monoprix. Talabat sets another first in the delivery industry in Qatar by using recycled boxes made […]
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Khazaen Signs Pact for Oman’s First Sustainable Project to Recycle Waste Cooking Oils into Biofuels

A lease agreement was signed between Khazaen represented by its CEO Khalid Al Balushi and Wakud represented by its Chairman Talal Hasan. This innovative and environmentally sustainable project is supported by the Implementation Support and Follow-up Unit (ISFU) as well as ‘EJAAD’ as an initiative founded by the Ministry of Oil and Gas, The Research […]
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RTA pilots biodiesel-powered traditional ‘Abras in partnership with ENOC

Road and Transport Authority’s Public Transport Agency, in collaboration with ENOC Group, embarked on a pilot to power its traditional Abras using Biodiesel5. Explaining the initiative, the CEO of RTA’s Public Transport Agency, Ahmed Hashim Bahrozyan, stated that the initiative of using biodiesel to fuel traditional Abras was part of RTA’s endeavours to conserve the […]
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Teen scuba diver creates sustainable bag to lift trash from seabed

A 16-year-old Dubai student Akshansh Khrodia - who is also a licensed master scuba diver - has created a homemade sustainable lift-bag that can help lift garbage from the sea-bed easily and efficiently. After getting his scuba diver licence a couple of years back, the teenager developed a passion to preserve the natural beauty he […]
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Ecolog International and Siemens Energy to provide industrial wastewater treatment solution

ECOLOG International and Siemens Energy's Water Solutions business have joined forces to provide an efficient and service-oriented treatment option to the water and wastewater industry Siemens, with a highly-trusted brand in wastewater treatment solutions, with Ecolog's portfolio of end-to-end services including its design, build and operate model, create a very strong team and compelling value […]
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DEWA to save 8.5 million sheets of paper this year

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, announced on Tuesday that it will no longer purchase paper supplies, adding that it would refrain from using some 8.5 million sheets of paper for 2020. The move comes as part of the Dubai Paperless Strategy, which aims to use advanced technology to build an integrated paperless government […]
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SirajPower Appointed As a New Solar Partner by Danube Group

SirajPower, UAE’s leading distributed solar energy provider, has been appointed by one of UAE’s largest conglomerates, Danube Group as its new solar partner in the UAE. The group commissioned SirajPower to take over the financing, operation, and maintenance of its 1MWP solar power plant spread across JAFZA and Dubai TechnoPark. The solar system will cover […]
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Microsoft opens its first AI centre for energy in Dubai

Microsoft opened an artificial intelligence centre for energy in Dubai - its first in the world - to develop technologies that could be used globally. The centre, known as Microsoft Energy Core, was inaugurated virtually on Wednesday and is based at the company’s office in Dubai Internet City. The US technology giant is aiming to […]
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US tops upstream oil & gas CO2 emitters list – Canada has highest intensity, Norway lowest

Rystad Energy has kickstarted its global emissions coverage, gathering key data and ranking the world’s oil and gas producers by how much CO2 is emitted in connection with their upstream activities. Our first such report, which will be published annually, shows that the US was the largest emitter in absolute terms in 2018*. Among the top […]
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Ball Aluminum Cup™ Recognized in Fast Company's 2020 World Changing Ideas Awards

Ball Corporation's (NYSE: BLL) aluminum cup has been recognized in Fast Company's 2020 World Changing Ideas Awards with an honorable mention in the consumer products category. Now in its fourth year, Fast Company's World Changing Ideas Awards honor products, concepts, companies, policies, and designs that are pursuing innovation for the good of society and the planet. "We are […]
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Consortium to develop “world’s first” integrated power-to-X-to-power hydrogen gas turbine

With the HYFLEXPOWER project, a new consortium has formed to develop the world’s first industrial-scale power-to-X-to-power demonstrator with an advanced hydrogen turbine located at Smurfit Kappa PRF’s site in Saillat-sur-Vienne, France. The project is formed of Engine Solutions, Siemens Gas and Power, Centrax, Arttic, German Aerospace Centre (DLR) and four European universities, and is funded […]
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Companies in Denmark Join Forces to Create Sustainable Fuels

Copenhagen Airports, A.P. Moller - Maersk, DSV Panalpina, DFDS, SAS and Ørsted have brought together the demand and supply side of sustainable fuels in a unique partnership with the concrete vision to develop a new ground-breaking hydrogen and e-fuel production facility as soon as 2023. When fully scaled-up by 2030, the project could deliver more […]
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Arctech Solar Delivered 575MW SkyLine Trackers to Middle East's Largest PV Plant

Arctech Solar, a leading solar tracking and racking system provider, announced that it has completed the tracker production and shipment of the major tracker components from China for IBRI II project in Oman, which is invested by Saudi Arabia's leading renewables developer ACWA power. This project is not only the largest utility-scale PV plant in the Middle East to date, but also one of the […]
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Canon Middle East Launches Door-To-Door Recycling Collection Service for Dubai Customers

Canon Middle East, a leader in printing and imaging solutions, has announced a positive development in the continued commitment to communities and sustainability with a one-month long customer collection service for those looking to continue to recycle their e-waste. Canon Middle East’s authorised recycler in the UAE, Color Code, has been selected to support collection from […]
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JA Solar achieves breakthrough in module power output

JA Solar, a leading manufacturer of high-performance photovoltaic products, has announced that the power output of its solar modules under standard testing conditions has set a new industry record reaching above 525W.   Such ultra-highly powerful PV module with 525W+ is designed to meet the customers' desire and demand for further reducing the levelized cost of […]
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Vehicle electrification key for commercial fleets

We have been aware for decades that driving a personal car for private use contributes to pollution. However, if you manage a fleet of vehicles, the negative environmental impact is even higher. The onus lies with regulators, companies and fleet managers to mitigate emissions, and this crucial item on the environmental agenda should not take […]
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Daikin Mini VRV 5-s with climate-friendly R-32 refrigerant soon to be available in MEA

Daikin Middle East and Africa (MEA) recently announced that the “Mini VRV 5-s” air-conditioning system with climate-friendly R-32 refrigerant will soon be available in the region as the company moves to strengthen its contributions to the MEA region, following the rising environmental protection and sustainability-related initiatives. The newly developed Mini VRV 5-s was launched in Europe […]
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RTA Saves 45 Million Gallons of Water, 30 Million Litres of Fuel

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has achieved record savings in the use of power by implementing 46 projects and initiatives during 2019 as part of its Green Economy strategy. Numbers released reflect that RTA’s savings amounted to 45 million gallons of water, 30 million litres of fuel, and 39 million kilowatt-hours. Results achieved can […]
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