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The first time that a single engine Gripen fighter plane flew with 100% biofuel, at manufacturer Saab’s facilities in Linköping, in Sweden. CREDIT – Saab AB/ Linus Svensson

CIVIL AVIATION SECTOR PUSHES AHEAD WITH SUSTAINABLE FUEL GROWTH

AVIATION has always been regarded as a tougher sector to convert to low carbon fuels than road transport, because of the high intensity burn required to power planes – which traditionally been supplied by fossil-based kerosene. And a lot is burned.

In 2019, before Covid-19 knocked the industry off a seemingly unstoppable growth trajectory, 95 billion gallons of fuel was burned by commercial airlines worldwide said statistical service Statista.

Speaking to Petroleum Review, International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) deputy director for environmental protection Jane Hupe said analysis undertaken by the UN agency found “that, by 2050, it would be physically possible to meet 100 percent of international aviation jet fuel demand with sustainable aviation fuels, corresponding to a 63 percent reduction in emissions.”…

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GROWING DESIRE FOR WELLNESS EXPANDS SALE OF NICHE BEAUTY PRODUCTS FOR EXERCISE AND ATHLETICS

The intersection between beauty products, fashion and sport has never been so mainstream. This was evident last year when popular yoga and athletic-apparel brand, Vancouver, Canada-based Lululemon Athletica Inc launched in June (2019) its own athleisure gender-neutral beauty and personal care line (BPC), called ‘lululemon selfcare’.

Comprised of a dry shampoo, deodorant, face moisturiser, lip balm, and more recently, body lotion, the line is sold only in North America and available in gym or travel sizes.  “For over 20 years, lululemon has been focused on solving athletes’ needs.…

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SINGAPORE RESEARCHERS DEVELOP MORE ROBUST CONDUCTIVE MATERIALS FOR MEDICAL E-GARMENTS



Researchers in Singapore say they have devised a new conductive textile which enables wearable devices to interconnect and transmit data with far more strength than existing technologies, improving the ability to conduct remote medical monitoring by healthcare professionals and family members.…

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SA COATINGS SALES CONTINUE TO RISE – BUT INDUSTRY FEARS IMPACT OF WEAKNESS IN OVERALL ECONOMY



SALES within the South African home paint market are expected to reach USD416.6 million (South African Rand ZAR5.96 billion) in the year to December 2019, up from USD358 million (ZAR5.12 billion) in the previous year, but industry association officials fear this growth could be hit by South Africa’s weak general economy in the coming year.…

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INCREASING THE JOB FORCE AND PROMOTING THE COMPOUND EXPANSION - TEGRA'S STRATEGY FOR CENTRAL AMERICA



Tegra, the Atlanta, USA-based leading apparel manufacturing and supply chain provider, is expanding its workforce in Latin America, with new job posts in El Salvador’s compound as well as its soon to be opened facility in Honduras. Tegra’s plant in El Salvador, Decotex, was expanded to nearly 250,000 square feet in August (2019).…

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EUROPEAN COMMISSION APPROVES MAJOR LITHIUM ION SUBSIDY SCHEME – BENEFITING MINERS, PROCESSERS, MANUFACTURERS AND RECYCLERS



THE APPROVAL of a EUR3.2 billion set of subsidies by seven European Union (EU) member states could generate a major mineral supply and processing chain to manufacture lithium ion batteries within Europe. A decision announced yesterday (December 9) by the EU executive, the European Commission, loosening its usually tight control of national government support for industry, effectively greenlights a major collaborative project designed to strengthen European battery production.…

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CRETA FARM TAKEOVER DEAL IS CLOSE, SAY OFFICIALS CLOSE TO NEGOTIATIONS



The Netherlands-based investment trust, Impala Invest BV, has reached an agreement with creditors banks and will take over troubled Greek pigmeat, turkey, cheese and other deli product manufacturer Creta Farms, according to sources close to a planned deal. While company representatives have yet to release a formal statement on the plans, because Crete-based Creta Farms operates under temporary administration appointed from a court of first instance, the final approval of the deal is expected to be announced in the next few days.

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NEW EUROPEAN GREEN DEAL INDICATES INTERNATIONAL AND REGIONAL PUBLIC POLICY WILL NOT QUIOT FINANCIAL BACKING FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY GROWTH



 

GLOBAL and regional public policies promoting environmental good practice and fighting climate change have long encouraged the growth of renewable energy production. And with concern about global warming sharpening, these goals – pushed by international and regional organisations and development banks – are here to stay.…

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INDIAN BUSINESS FACING SPIKE IN FRAUD AND DISHONESTY, NATIONAL SURVEY WARNS



Corruption, bribery and fraud are now perceived as the biggest risk to commercial health by Indian businesses, domestically and foreign-owned says the India Risk Survey 2019. This is a major change compared to 2018, when the survey put these risks at the eighth most serious concern, behind cyber-insecurity, natural hazards, fire, terrorism, governance instability, labour unrests and general crime.…

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ASIAN REGULATORY ROUNDUP – SMALLER JAPANESE PAINT IMPORTERS OFFERED EXEMPTION FROM CHEMICAL DECLARATION LAW



IMPORTERS of paints into Japan have been given four time-windows in 2020 to secure ‘small volume permits’ under which coatings can be brought into Japan without any new chemical components being declared to regulators. This special exemption applies to imports of a product into Japan under one tonne per year, says the Japanese Chemical Substances Control Law.…

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