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December 05, 2023
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Climate TRACE offers emissions tracking resource with over 352 million data points

DUBAI: Climate TRACE, the satellite-based consortium tracking greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions worldwide, is now able to detect levels of emissions in every country from 352 million pieces of information. Co-founded by former U.S. vice president Al Gore, the…
November 07, 2023
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Lufthansa expands use of sharkskin technology

FRANKFURT: Lufthansa Cargo, the Lufthansa Group’s logistics division, has added ‘AeroSHARK’ CO2 reduction technology developed by BSAF and Lufthansa Technik to another Boeing 777 freighter. AeroSHARK is a surface film that imitates the microscopic structure…
August 31, 2023
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KLM takes two-day electric flight

AMSTERDAM: KLM has partnered with Dutch trade association Electric Flying Connection (EFC) and E-Flight Academy in a two-day trial of electric flight to gain a better understanding what impact this technology will have on KLM’s logistics and infrastructure…
August 30, 2023
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Think tank adds more knowledge

LONDON/ COPENHAGEN: Software company Sea has joined the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping (the Center). Sea provides commercial software for global maritime trade including a pre-trade intelligence & analytics tool that processes over…
May 12, 2022
Technology Editor

Turning trash in a flash to capture carbon

HOUSTON, TX: A new process developed by the Rice University lab of chemist James Tour can turn bulk quantities of just about any carbon source – i.e. a banana peel - into valuable graphene flakes at a fraction of the current price of up to US$200,000 a ton.…
May 05, 2022
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Schenker plans autonomous Norwegian feeder vessel link

FRANKFURT/OSLO: DB Schenker has signed a pre-study agreement with furniture manufacturer customer Ekornes and vessel designer Naval Dynamics with the goal of operating an autonomous, electric-powered, short-sea container feeder vessel between the Norwegian…
April 14, 2022
Technology Editor

AI customers cut cost, cardboard and carbon

BONN: DHL Supply Chain is using AI-based software to save its commercial and e-seller customers money and emissions for their box and parcel shipments. DHL says its OptiCarton app is a response to the current shortage in cardboard and packaging materials by…
March 01, 2022
Technology Editor

SWISS to use sun-powered kerosene from 2023

ZURICH: Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) is to become the first airline to use zero-carbon fuel from technology company Synhelion that concentrates solar heat into a gas and then synthesizes it into kerosene. Synhelion evolved from the Swiss Federal…
February 22, 2022
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Airbus to test hydrogen-powered GE engine on A380

TOULOUSE/SINGAPORE: Airbus is to use an A380 aircraft to test a GE Passport engine to run on hydrogen in preparation for entry-into-service of a zero-emission aircraft by 2035. The collaboration with CFM International, a 50/50 joint venture between GE…
February 18, 2022
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Schiphol to use robot taxi to cut emssions

AMSTERDAM: Schiphol airport is buying two TaxiBots this year, a semi-robotic hybrid towing vehicle designed for towing airplanes from a boarding gate to a takeoff runway without the use of jet engine power. Supplied by Smart Aviation Systems, the dispatch…
February 17, 2022
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Grimaldi begins sucking microplastics from the ocean

NAPLES: The Grimaldi Group has discovered a solution to the growing problem of discharging microplastics into the ocean by installing patented technology to collect the particles from shipboard exhaust cleaning or ‘scrubber’ systems. In January 2020 the…
January 12, 2022
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DHL sells winning eco-software in management buy-out

BONN: The Deutsche Post DHL Group has sold its Greenplan route optimisation software business via a buy-out by its management team CEO Clemens Beckmann and managing director Florian Merget. Greenplan uses an algorithm developed by DHL in cooperation with the…

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