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April 14, 2021
Emissions Editor

Companies call for 50 percent cut in US emissions by 2030

WASHINGTON, DC: In an open letter to the Biden Administration, over 300 businesses and investors say they want a cut in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of at least 50 percent below 2005 levels by 2030. Organised by the We Mean Business coalition and investment…
April 14, 2021
Energy Editor

United forms sustainable fuel buyers alliance

CHICAGO/MARSEILLE: United Airlines has launched an ‘Eco-Skies Alliance’ to purchase 3.4 million gallons of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) with the help of 11 corporations. World Energy, a long-term partner of United, will supply enough SAF at Los Angeles…
April 13, 2021
Manufacturing Editor

Volvo trucks made with fossil-free steel by 2022

GOTHENBURG: The Volvo Group and Sweden’s sheet steel manufacturer SSAB are to collaborate on producing the world’s first vehicles made of fossil-free steel. Volvo says it will start the production of concept vehicles and components this year from steel made…
April 13, 2021
Technology Editor

Hydrogen and wind to power Norwegian bulk carrier

TRONDHEIM, Norway: Norwegian family-owned ship owner Egil Ulvan Rederi has won a contract from Germany’s HeidelbergCement and Norwegian agricultural cooperative Felleskjøpet to build and operate a hydrogen and wind-powered bulk cargo vessel. Designed by…
April 13, 2021
Energy Editor

Airbus and Finnair expand use of SAF

BROUGHTON, UK/HELSINKI, Finland: Airbus has begun using Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) supplied by Air BP to transport aircraft wings from the UK to Toulouse, Hamburg and Bremen using its ‘Beluga’ freighter fleet. SAF is certified for up to 50 percent use in…
April 09, 2021
Transportation Editor

Launch of first hydrogen-powered inland cargo vessel this year

PARIS: Blue Line Logistics (BLL), a subsidiary of the French Sogestran Group, will operate the world’s first hydrogen-powered inland cargo vessel moving pallet and container freight on the river Seine by the end of 2021. The Flagships project, part of the…
April 08, 2021
Environment Editor

Atmosphere as warm as 3.6 million years ago

HAWAII: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, says the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere is now comparable to where it was during the Mid-Pliocene Warm Period - around 3.6 million years ago. During…
April 08, 2021
Energy Editor

New biofuel partnership for logistics

BOSTON/STOCKTON, CA: World Energy, a provider of low-carbon fuel to the transportation sector, has partnered with Community Fuels, a biofuel production and distribution company in Stockton, California to distribute low-carbon fuels throughout the state.…
April 08, 2021
Circular Economy Editor

France increases non-fossil fuel marine and aviation use

MARSEILLE: CMA CGM is to begin offering customers biomethane-powered sailing options from May 2021. According to the International Renewable Energy Agency, biomethane is an overlooked transport fuel produced from agriculture waste at a cost of US$0.45–0.55…
April 07, 2021
Emissions Editor

Stena Lines to reduce overall emissions 30 percent by 2030

GOTHENBURG: Stena Line has announced plans to reduce total CO2 emissions 30 percent by 2030 on its way to being carbon-free in 2050. The company said emissions fell 2.3 percent per nautical mile sailed in 2020 due to the introduction of three energy-efficient…
April 07, 2021
People Editor

TIACA calls for "People, Planet, Prosperity" partnerships

MIAMI: The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) says the air cargo sector is facing a future with the challenges of digitalisation, sustainability, safety and security, liberalisation and the need for partnerships. As IATA reports a nine percent…
April 06, 2021
Transportation Editor

Biden includes US$1 trillion in climate-related jobs plan

WASHINGTON, DC: Researchers at the World Resource Institute say US president Joe Biden’s new US$2 trillion ‘American Jobs Plan’ is an “ambitious, inclusive and people-first foundation for a clean energy future”. They estimate about US$1 trillion is proposed…

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