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The green legacy of Ras Abu Aboud Stadium

Ras Abu Aboud Stadium will be the first of its kind – a pioneering solution in stadium design and a blueprint for future sports events – but its sustainable legacy began long before construction even started. The stadium is being made primarily from shipping containers and is set to host matches up to the quarter-finals […]
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Everything you need to know about the Amazon rainforest: an interview with Mark Plotkin

As Earth’s largest rainforest, the Amazon is the planet’s single greatest repository of biodiversity, houses the largest number of uncontacted indigenous tribes, and is home to the world’s mightiest river. It is also the engine that generates rainfall that sustains regional economies, sequesters upward of a hundred billion tons of carbon, and helps prevent hurricanes from striking the […]
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Wärtsilä developing gas engines that burn 100% hydrogen fuel

The Wärtsilä company said it has researched the use of hydrogen as a fuel for 20 years and has tested its engines with blends of up to 60% hydrogen and 40% natural gas. The development project is part of the company’s long-term strategy to keep its engine technology in line with the global trend towards decarbonising the […]
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Etihad Airways continues to progress sustainability agenda to cut carbon emissions

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has continued to progress its sustainability agenda, testing a range of initiatives during the wind-down and suspension of its scheduled passenger services in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The airline has highlighted some of its continuing activities in a new video released today to mark Earth Day 2020 […]
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Michelin and Enviro partner to develop an innovative technology to transform used tires into raw materials

For the tire industry and its customers, recycling is a major issue. Each year, about 1 billion tires reach the end of their life. Thanks to this recycling technology, tires considered as used give birth to new quality raw materials. Swedish start-up of 20 employees founded in 2001, Enviro developed a technology to modify the […]
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Sharaf DG Energy installs solar panels at 500 Dubai villas

Dubai - Sharaf DG Energy, part of UAE business conglomerate Sharaf Group and a major solar energy solution provider, said it has successfully completed the installation of solar PV panels in 500 villas across Dubai within 45 days. With the current Covid-19 pandemic affecting businesses and consumers across the globe, it is now more important […]
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Del Monte continues its waste management efforts in line with its sustainability drive

Dubai - Del Monte, a global provider of fresh and healthy consumer food, is continuing its sustainability drive by exerting more efforts in several fields such as waste management. The company carefully recycles cartons, plastic, nylon bags, metal etc. and has partnerships with various waste management companies for kinds of re-purposed waste to achieve its […]
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Avani offers a sustainable solution to plastic waste

Avani aims to help rehabilitate the Middle East by offering 100% sustainable disposable packaging solutions and compostable plastic alternatives.
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43,000 Abu Dhabi streetlights to be replaced with energy-efficient LEDs

Abu Dhabi - Tatweer for Traffic Assets and Systems Operation and Management was awarded the contract to replace approximately 43,000 streetlights in the capital with energy-efficient LED lights by the Department of Municipalities and Transport Abu Dhabi City Municipality. The use of energy-efficient LED streetlights is expected to save some 900 million kWh, valued at […]
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VFS Global says goodbye to single-use plastic water bottles

Dubai - In a key environmental initiative, VFS Global, the world's largest visa outsourcing and technology services specialist for governments and diplomatic missions worldwide, has decided to ditch plastic bottle usage starting with its visa application centre in Dubai. The initiative aims to decrease plastic pollution rates that threaten natural resources and congest the environment […]
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The Sustainable City Dubai uses IoT technology for smart rat-catching

Rats love cities just as much as people do, a phenomenon that has been a problem for centuries. Dubai Sustainable City is now using smart devices from Danish RATMO to sustainably address the issue. Ratmo’s sensors - and mobile app - are designed with both the user and the environment in mind. This Danish invented […]
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SirajPower completes DP World solar rooftop installation

Dubai - SirajPower has announced it has successfully completed the construction and installation of a new fully-financed solar model for DP World’s staff accommodation in Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) East and West. The two combined 6.75MWp system capacity solar rooftops span across a total of 110 mid-rise buildings between both locations and generates over […]
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ADNOC Logistics testing biofuel to reduce fuel consumption

Abu Dhabi - ADNOC Logistics & Services will test biofuel as a bunkering fuel for ships, in an effort to comply with the 2020 sulphur cap, the company's Chief Executive Officer Captain Abdulkareem Al Masabi said. Al Masabi stated that ADNOC has applied the regulations by November 2019 across its entire fleet, which totals 28 […]
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HSBC, Get in the Ring and Globally bring Living Business to the UAE for the first time

Dubai - HSBC bank, Get in the Ring, and Globally will organize the first UAE edition of the Living Business Competition and Awards. The event kicks-off on the 20th of February and continues throughout the year until the end of October 2020. Since its launch in 2004 the HSBC Living Business Programme has been helping […]
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ION Drives UAE Green Ambitions by Developing Infrastructure for Electric Vehicle Mobility

Dubai - The UAE-based sustainable and smart transportation company, has partnered with the Sharjah City Municipality (SCM), and Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA) to supply, install and operate public electric vehicle charging stations across the city of Sharjah. The new charging stations will play an important role in accelerating UAE’s ongoing electrification of its […]
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Besix wins Dubai waste-to-energy project contract

Dubai - Dubai Municipality has awarded Besix the contract to build and operate the Al Qusais Landfill Gas-to-Energy project. Besix will build and operate for 16.5 years renewable energy production facilities at Al Qusais, Dubai.  The project consists of capturing the gas from the Al Qusais landfill and treating it to produce electricity. This recovery […]
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Sabic's TruCircle initiative to close recycling loop

Ryadh - Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Sabic) has outlined intentions for its TruCircle initiative to help close the loop on plastic recycling with global business figures and policy makers at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The four-day annual summit facilitates a series of high level debates that challenge global leaders to put forward […]
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SEWA recycles 360,000 litres of transformer oil during 2019

Sharjah - The Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority - SEWA - recycled more than 360,000 litres of transformer oils at 33 kV stations and reused the oil after treatment according to the best international specifications during 2019. The recycling process saved more than AED20 million after one of the ideas presented by employees was applied […]
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Splash 2020 calendar puts spotlight on sustainability

Dubai - Splash, one of the largest high-street fashion retailers in the Middle East region, has reinforced the need for sustainability and preservation of the planet with the unveiling of its award-winning annual 2020 calendar. Shot creatively through the lens of photographer Dragomir Spassov and styled by Adriana Gerassimova, the calendar aims to educate and […]
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Saudi university dedicated to promoting recycling

Jeddah - The King Abdul Aziz University launched a 10-day recycling campaign targeting 15 locations in the city of Jeddah. The objective is to collect surplus schoolbooks and papers as part of an initiative to raise environmental awareness around conservation as well as waste use. The project is continuation of the university’s recycling project, began […]
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Women empowerment platform launched in Sharjah

Sharjah - Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, chairperson of Nama Women Advancement Establishment has launched ‘Elevate’, a platform to support women in the low- and medium-income countries in Asia, Africa, South America, and the Caribbean. In a bid to accelerate progress and mobilise the global community to expand women’s economic opportunities in these countries, Elevate […]
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Emirates adds plant-based options to January menus

Dubai - With the rising popularity of vegan meals amongst its customers, Emirates is celebrating Veganuary on board by including an additional plant-based option on its menus for the month of January.  While vegan meals can be pre-booked on all flights and classes, this is the first time Emirates is including a readily available vegan […]
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APICORP Signs Solar Lease And Shared Energy Savings Agreements With Yellow Door Energy

Damman - The Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP) - a multilateral development financial institution -announced today that it signed two agreements with Yellow Door Energy (YDE), a sustainable energy solutions provider in the Middle East, to install solar panels at APICORP’s headquarters in Dammam and retrofit the building with energy-efficient technologies.  The agreements mark YDE’s […]
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Swedish firm installs invisible solar energy roof tiles

Stockholm - Sweden-based Midsummer - a leader in solar energy technology solutions for the production thin-film solar panels - has completed the first installation of solar panels fully integrated with roof tiles at a townhouse outside Stockholm. The installation of Blender SunWave is result of a collaboration between Midsummer and Sweden’s premier roof manufacturer Benders. “If […]
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ADNEC introduces autonomous cleaning robot AvidBot

ABU DHABI - In line with its mission to promote sustainability, innovation and new technologies, the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company, ADNEC, has invested in autonomous cleaning robots, AvidBot, demonstrating an innovative approach to the ADNEC’s continuous commitment to moving forward in a sustainable and eco-friendly manner. Using less water to clean floors, the robots […]
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Ceramic tiles enter into GGC’s recycling equation

Cairo - Two UAE-based companies, Bee’ah and Seramic Materials Ltd., announced their signing of a MoU during the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2020. Bee’ah is a long established integrated environmental, recycling and waste management company. Seramic Materials is a startup with its own patented waste integration technology for recycling industrial solid waste into sustainable and […]
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UAE’s AMEA Power to build Egyptian PV solar power plant and wind farm

Dubai - UAE-based AMEA Power has been hired to build a PV solar power plant and a wind farm in Egypt The total investment is estimated at $750 million. The announcement was made after AMEA Power completed negotiations with the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) on the purchase of 700 MW worth of electricity. The photovoltaic power plant will […]
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