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BMW i collaborates with the Munich pop-up hotel The Lovelace

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Housed in walls that are more than 100 years old, architecture is combined with interior design and performance culture to create a synthesis of the arts that is limited in duration to this year and the beginning of next year – specifically geared to the appeal of spontaneous improvisation and highly individual style. BMW i has been involved in a collaborative project with the operators of this unique hotel and event project since the beginning of 2018. A shuttle service is provided for the guests of The Lovelace in the form of strikingly desig... Read More »

LUKOIL commences production of next generation bitumen materials

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The PMB range was developed by research center of LUKOIL's wholly owned subsidiary, LUKOIL Lubricants Company. Today the specialists of R&D center elaborated over twenty types of new generation bitumens. LUKOIL's refineries in Perm, Volgograd and Nizhny Novgorod have already been upgraded to produce petroleum bitumens, complying with the current Russian industry standard 33133-2014. As production of PMBs starts, LUKOIL will provide road building contractors with a wide range of products conforming to highest international standards and e... Read More »

Toyota Doubles-Down on Zero Emissions Heavy-duty Trucks

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The new truck, known internally as "Beta," expands on the capabilities of Toyota’s first Project Portal test vehicle by increasing the estimated range to more than 300 miles per fill. The truck also enhances versatility and maneuverability with the addition of a sleeper cab and a unique fuel cabinet combination that further increases cab space without increasing wheelbase. Since it first began operation in April 2017, the Project Portal “Alpha” truck has logged nearly 10,000 miles of testing and real-world drayage operations in and around th... Read More »

Mastercard is First Payments Player to Receive Approval for Science-Based Emissions Target

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The SBTi is a collaboration between CDP, the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) to help companies determine a path to reduce their emissions in line with Paris Climate Agreement goals. To date only around 110 companies worldwide have had science-based targets approved by the initiative. “As a company, we pursue opportunities to be a force for good in the world,” said Kristina Kloberdanz, chief sustainability officer, Mastercard. “Climate change is one of the biggest challenge... Read More »

Audi Environmental Foundation turns plastic waste into recreation areas

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To create the park, the project partner filtered plastic waste out of the New Meuse River with the aid of specially designed collecting basins. The waste was then sorted and made into floating plastic islands. The landscaped islands now serve as recreation areas for port visitors and residents. Pollution of the oceans with plastic waste is a global problem. The Audi Environmental Foundation aims to help solve this problem together with the Recycled Island Foundation. Collecting basins in rivers and ports are to prevent plastic waste from get... Read More »

Competitive sailing for climate research: BMW supports Team Malizia in the “Ocean Challenge” environmental initiative

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BMW is involved in the electronic measuring equipment, which will be integrated on board the IMOCA 60. Sustainability is an integral part of the corporate strategy of the BMW Group. Moreover, BMW and the Team Malizia engineers are working on the development of a zero emissions alternative to the 380kg diesel engine (including fuel), which is also on board for safety reasons. An electric engine with BMW i battery technology is one potential option for crossing the oceans without fossil fuels. Throughout the campaign, Herrmann will sail a tota... Read More »

Renault and ADA launch Moov’in.Paris by Renault, a free-floating electric vehicle service

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From September, 100 Renault ZOE and 20 Renault Twizy vehicles will be available in the XIth and XIIth districts of Paris, as well as in Clichy, in the Hauts-de-Seine department. This initial stage will provide an opportunity to test and tweak the service in order to maximize quality. Renault will supply the electric vehicles and carry out maintenance and repairs. ADA will contribute its expertise through a digital app dedicated to very short-term vehicle rental. It will also reposition and charge the electric vehicles. ADA’s customer departmen... Read More »

Electrifying design details. MINI shows initial design sketches of its fully-electric production model – to be presented in 2019

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The initial design sketches will be revealed in time for the Festival of Speed (FoS), taking place on 12 – 15 July in Goodwood, southern England. The MINI stand at the FoS will give visitors the chance to experience the MINI Electric Concept – which offers a look ahead to the brand’s first fully-electric production model – in person. “MINI is an urban brand and the fully-electric MINI the logical next step into the future,” says Oliver Heilmer, Head of MINI Design. “These initial sketches for the fully electrified MINI outline our vision of au... Read More »

Greenpeace reaffirms Benetton Group’s position among the fashion industry’s detox leaders

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This result follows a series of concrete initiatives that Benetton has put in place since 2013, when the Group joined Greenpeace’s “Detox My Fashion” campaign and committed to eliminating hazardous chemicals originating from clothing production. This recognition also confirms the results Benetton achieved in 2016, when Greenpeace recognized the company as one of the global leaders of the Detox Catwalk, and in 2017, when we reached the goal of publishing 80% of the results of the tests carried out on the wastewater discharges of those of our ... Read More »

Apple launches new clean energy fund in China

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Cupertino, California — Apple today announced a new first-of-its-kind investment fund in China to connect suppliers with renewable energy sources. As part of Apple’s commitment to address climate change and increase the use of renewable energy within its supply chain, 10 initial suppliers and Apple will jointly invest nearly $300 million over the next four years into the China Clean Energy Fund. The fund will invest in and develop clean energy projects totaling more than 1 gigawatt of renewable energy in China, the equivalent of powering nearly... Read More »

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