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The world’s greenest cruise ship will have sails

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Peace Boat, a Japanese non-governmental organization which runs educational cruises, is working on an ambitious project to build the most sustainable vessel in the booming industry. Now in the last stages of planning, the "Ecoship" will be built by Finland's Arctech. It will cost about $500 million, financed in part by impact investors -- funds, rich families and individualswho want to use their cash to improve the world as well as make a profit. "Ecoship was a dream for me," said Peace Boat founder Yoshioka Tatsuya. "Using a conventional... Read More »

France named Europe’s top country for food sustainability thanks to war on waste

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A war on waste food in France, where supermarkets are banned from throwing away unsold food and restaurants must provide doggy bags when asked, has helped it secure the top spot in a ranking of countries by their food sustainability. Japan, Germany, Spain and Sweden rounded out the top five in an index published the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), which graded 34 nations based on food waste, environment-friendly agriculture and quality nutrition. It is “unethical and immoral” to waste resources when hundreds of millions go hungry acros... Read More »

Biofuels plant in Hull stops production and may not reopen

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Vivergo Fuels said there was "no guarantee" production would recommence at the Hull facility. It said losses had risen due to government delays in making oil companies use 10% bioethanol in petrol. The Department for Transport said it was "on track" to double the biofuels supply by 2020. Bioethanol is a renewable transport fuel which is blended with petrol to cut carbon emissions. It is made from organic matter including sugar, maize or, in the case of Vivergo, wheat. Vivergo's managing director, Mark Chesworth, told the BBC's Today progr... Read More »

Wake Up and Smell the Traffic? London Tries Coffee to Power Buses

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While the worst smogs, or “pea soupers,” have long dispersed, London still chokes on heavy pollution. Seeking to curb toxic diesel fumes, transport officials and companies are hunting for new sources of energy for the buses. The latest idea? Coffee grounds. On Monday, in a much-hyped debut, a company called Bio-bean, in partnership with the oil giant Royal Dutch Shell, introduced relatively small amounts of oil produced from coffee grounds into the mix of diesel and biofuels mandated by the city authorities. The first batch of 6,000 liters, ... Read More »

Firms team up on hybrid electric plane technology

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The E-Fan X programme will first put an electric engine with three jet engines on a BAe 146 aircraft. The firms want to fly a demonstrator version of the plane by 2020, with a commercial application by 2025. Firms are racing to develop electric engines for planes after pressure from the EU to cut aviation pollution. Each of the partners in the programme will be investing tens of millions of pounds, they said on a press call. The firms are developing hybrid technology because fully electric commercial flights are currently out of rea... Read More »

3 reasons this small country’s court decision will have a big impact on global climate action

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On 2 November, 2017, the High Court of New Zealand issued a game-changing ruling. It found that climate change presents significant risks and government actions on climate change are subject to judicial scrutiny. The court also found that the former Minister for Climate Change acted unlawfully by failing to review the country’s climate change targets after the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published an updated report on climate science. The court didn’t issue an order against the recently elected government be... Read More »

CERAFILTEC PROMISES “CLEAN WATER EVERYWHERE” WITH UNIQUE CERAMIC FILTRATION MODULE MOLDED FROM SABIC NORYL™ RESIN

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According to the United Nations1, water shortages will affect two-thirds of the world's population by 2025 if current consumption patterns continue. CERAFILTEC, a manufacturer of innovative water filtration solutions, is helping to address this looming crisis with a unique filtration module molded from SABIC’s NORYL™ glass-reinforced polyphenylene ether (PPE) resin. The new module securely houses multiple high-performance silicon carbide (SiC) flat sheet membranes that can quickly and effectively filter demanding water sources, including seawat... Read More »

LUKOIL PRESENTS ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECTS

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Putting special emphasis on environmental protection at its offshore projects, LUKOIL pursues the zero emission principle when operating offshore platforms, ensures satellite observations, mitigates the risks of pipeline failures and advances the utilization of associated petroleum gas. Thus, the overall efficient utilization of associated gas rose from 77% to 92% across LUKOIL Group in the past five years. As of the first half of 2017, this index exceeded 94%. The company's integrated environmental protection system also includes a package ... Read More »

Cargill strengthens its animal nutrition business with a purchase agreement to acquire Integral Animal Nutrition, a cattle feed producer in Brazil

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Cargill is committed to serving the beef industry with quality animal nutrition solutions and increasing production efficiencies. This acquisition will take the best of both companies’ capabilities to better serve customers looking for greater access to important minerals and premixes. “Our customers are at the forefront of everything we do and I’m thrilled to partner with a company that has more than 31 years of experience and a strong reputation for quality products and services in Brazil,” said Scott Ainslie, vice president and group dire... Read More »

Challenge accepted: Toyota production engineers turn status quo on head

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It’s a big task, but Toyota Motor North America has the best and brightest accepting the challenge: innovate and problem solve to create the next generation of manufacturing technology. Today’s newly opened $80 million, 235,000 square foot state-of-the-art and environmentally-conscious Production Engineering and Manufacturing Center (PEMC) in Georgetown, Kentucky, is the final building constructed under the “One Toyota” project, and is both a statement on Toyota’s commitment to investing in the future of American manufacturing and a home base f... Read More »

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