LANGKAWAI, Malaysia, March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — As the 25th LIMA held in Malaysia came to a satisfying end, Airwheel scooters caused a sensation. Among all lines of Airwheel electric scooters, the intelligent self-balancing&…
Intelligent Commuting a Focus
LANGKAWAI, Malaysia, March 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — With the rapid development of science and technology, the intelligent commute is forming an inevitable trend of future transport. Airwheel has placed great emphasizes on the development of intelligent commuting products. Airwheel‘s self balancing electric unicycle is going to start a revolution of eco-friendly commuters in 2015.
The 25thLIMA was held in Malaysia between 17th March and 21st March. Airwheel exhibited all lines of intelligent scooters in the exhibition. Thanks to the innovative intelligent experience, dashing exterior look, eco-friendly and energy-saving features, Airwheel‘s self balancing electric unicycle became the spotlight of the exhibition.
LIMA has been one of the largest exhibitions displaying technology for national defence in Asia-Pacific regions since it was first held in 1991. The theme of this exhibition involves the civil and military aerospace, aerospace electric devices and the plans for maintenance and modern customization of airplanes. As the trend of saving energy and reducing emission grows, Airwheel brings a brand new personal transporter to meet the demand of intelligent commuting, aiming at protecting the environment and leading a green lifestyle.
The Airwheel S3 is the first model of intelligent self-balancing scooter launched by Airwheel Technology (Official website: http://www.airwheel.net). The appearance of the Airwheel S3 self balancing electric unicycle looks simple, streamlined and sleek. The mixture of blue, silver and white gives it a futuristic impression and draws every visitor’s attention.
In the exhibition, the on-site staff members of Airwheel gave a vivid show and guided visitors on how to control Airwheel scooters. Airwheel provided a couple of free demos of intelligent self balancing electric unicycle S3, so that visitors could get a better experience of Airwheel scooters.
With the rapid development of science and technology, the intelligent commute is forming an inevitable trend of future transport. Airwheel has placed great emphasizes on the development of intelligent commuting products. Airwheel is going to start a revolution of eco-friendly commuters in 2015.
Airwheel self balancing electric unicycle Website: http://www.airwheel.net
SHANGHAI, March 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — During the National People’s Congress and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, a self-financed documentary film made by Ms Chai Jing, former anchor of China Central Television about China’s haze unexpectedly drew the attention of the media. Within 24 hours, it boasted over 6 million hits and over 60 thousand “likes”.
What is Haze? Where does it come from? What can we do about it? To try to answer these questions, the film inevitably mentions the fact that in January 2013, 25 provinces which account for half of Chinese population were trapped in a severe haze. Though things improved in 2014, many big cities still have serious haze. In 2014, 175 days of Beijing, 197 days of Tianjin, 152 days of Shen Yang, 125 days of Chengdu, 112 days of Lanzhou and even 264 days of Shi Jia Zhuang were severely polluted by haze.
What is Haze? What harm does it do to human bodies? Haze contains sulphate, nitrate, ammonium salt, organic substances, minerals,etc. which collide, set off chemical reactions and harm the respiratory system, cardiovascular system and even cause early deaths.
In areas where haze is severe, many non-smokers suffer from lung cancer. Even newborn babies have gotten pneumonia of an unknown origin. In the past 30 years, lung cancer mortality has soared 465%. Mr. Chen Zhu Lan, former Minister of Health pointed out that every year that about 500,000 people die earlier because of haze.
Where does Haze come from? Burning of coal, oil, biomasses, industrial production, cultivation, etc. cause haze. And, 60% of all the burning has to do with production and daily habits.
What can we do about haze? We should clean the coal beforehand, control emissions, reduce pollution, use public transportation, save on energy, etc. According to Mr. Lu, Yao Ru, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, plants and water can treat it.
The International Rooftop Landscaping Association (IRLA) has committed itself to the study of how to help purify the atmosphere by introducing roof and wall greening in most Chinese cities.
IRLA will cooperate with the organizer of the 17th Hortiflorexpo IPM Shanghai, Asian Largest trade show in floricultural, horticultural and garden industry to present a special forum about it during April 22-24, 2015 at Shanghai New International Exhibition Center (INTEX Shanghai., Ltd.).
LOS ANGELES, March 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — “China’s Haze: Under the Dome”, a documentary on Chinese Smog (Wu Mai), swept Chinese social media on February 27, receiving over 80 million views. In the film Chai Jing, former state news anchor and hostess, proposed “Green-commuting within 5 km.” She mentioned that, “during rush hour in Beijing, 44% of the total number of automobiles was driven within a 5-km radius, producing 1 ton of PM2.5 per day.” She advised people to change from their daily routine. She advocated that the general public abandon driving, using manpower and renewable energy for commuting within 5 kilometers.
Air pollution comes with globalization. Since the Industrial Revolution, smog has been ever-present. In the U.S., according to the 2010 State of the Air report by the American Lung Association, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles and Washington D.C. are the cities most affected by particle pollution (PM2.5). Millions of people are suffering from chronic bronchitis, pediatric asthma and other lung illnesses. Particle pollution can increase the risk of heart disease, lung cancer and asthma attacks and can interfere with the growth and work of the lungs. It can even kill.
What can we do to clear the air in heavily polluted areas, like LA? Commuting in a more eco-friendly way can be a solution.
The methods for eco-friendly traveling can be:
- Use a bicycle instead of a car. Cycling can effectively build stamina, eat up calories and increase strength and muscle tone. Most importantly, cycling can keep you away from time-consuming and irritating traffic jams.
- Electric scooters are quiet running and fun. They top out at 10 miles-per-hour, delighting kids and neighbors alike.
- Trans and other public transportation
- Definitely the fastest and least-polluted way to commute, public transportation can consume 20 times less energy than automobiles.
- Personal Transporter
- Much less the cost of a car, with no emissions and no pollution, PTs are green and rapid, able to move a person blocks after blocks. PTs make you outstanding among the people, so long as you can find a plug to charge it. INMOTION Tech. provides you its R series and V series, fast–charging and long-durable personal transporters, These PTs connect you with your destination anytime and anywhere.
Said Chai Jing in the film: “The battle between human beings and pollution is made up of thousands of people. So no more ignorance. Step up. Do Something. Right here, right now. You.“
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KAWASAKI, Japan, Feb. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The two-day Kawasaki International ECO-Tech Fair 2015 was held in Todoroki Arena of Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan on February 05, 2015. The Fair was attended by 138 international enterprises and organizations as well as ECO-Tech experts to share effective environmental protection measures, valuable experience and production-related ecological technology.
Kawasaki, famous for its industry, is located in Kanagawa, Japan. It is near Tokyo and in the center of Japanese archipelagos with a population of 1.46 million, 500 of whom are from Thailand (The data was collected at the end of December, 2014). Apart from the title of well-known industrial city, Kawasaki is also a place of dreams and rich culture. Doraemon, deeply loved by children all over the world, is just a “special citizen” of the city. The museum of its writer, famous cartoonist Fujiko•F•Fujio, is also situated in the city, together with the eminent Taro Okamoto Museum of Art.
From 1960s to 1970s, Kawasaki, as a major city of Keihin In. Zone during the rapid development period, played a very important role in Japanese industrial development. It served as an engine for Japanese industrial development and meanwhile suffered from environmental degradation such as air/water pollution caused by overload development. In order to solve environmental pollution, Kawasaki citizens, enterprises and government closely worked together and finally turned Kawasaki into a suitable living place again through persistent efforts and practical experience.
Nowadays, Kawasaki is under rapid development supported by a large number of enterprises and R&D institutes with advanced ecological technology. KING SKYFRONT, opposite to Haneda Airport, has made a significant contribution to solve the health, medical care, welfare and environment problems and to promote the formation of R&D base for new industries. A variety of power generation facilities including the most advanced and efficient coal-fired power plant, natural gas power plant and solar-wind power plant have emerged along the coastal industrial zone to provide power for the capital and facilitate widespread introduction and practical application of hydrogen energy. In November 2014, Kawasaki entered into a cooperation agreement with Toshiba Corporation to verify the use of self-support energy supply system composed of renewable energy and hydrogen and the verification test is expected to be carried out in April, 2015. The system will use electrolyzed water to produce hydrogen for PV generation. The produced hydrogen will be stored in fuel tanks for power generation and warm water. The system is able to run independently to produce power and warm water even if the basic living infrastructure is damaged by natural cause. Additionally, the system can also be transported to the disaster area by trucks.
Green Kawasaki has gained more and more attention from the world. In 2008, President Hu Jintao came to Kawasaki to visit related enterprises. In 2014, Narongchai, Minister of Energy, Thailand, visited energy facilities in Kawasaki.
Clean energy and energy conservation/creation/storage technology has attracted worldwide concern regarding the power supply problem occurred after the big earthquake of eastern Japan. Kawasaki is taking constant effort to build a secure society and develop/popularize energy technology in order to enable the advanced ecological technology to support other Asian countries and regions suffering from environmental problems caused by overdevelopment of industries. As a result, a large-scale International ECO-Tech Fair was held in 2009 in Kawasaki in order to publish more comprehensive international environmental information and facilitate more business negotiations. This time, Kawasaki International ECO-Tech Fair 2015, with the theme of “Kawasaki now brings environmental technologies to the world”, is an international business negotiation platform for people in the environmental industry from 30 countries and regions (mainly from Asian). Different advanced projects and oversea successful examples will be shown in the Fair and various expert forums will be held.
Every year, various oversea project introduction meetings and expert forums are held in Kawasaki and attended by many experts from Asian countries and regions such as Thailand. A number of research results and ecological technology will be introduced to the world and a great contribution will be made through industrial exchange and technology transfer.
Initiation of US$50mil expansion set to advance innovations in sustainable polyurethanes and drive sustainability opportunities with “closed-loop” processing
CINCINNATI, Ohio, December 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Emery Oleochemicals, a world leader in natural-based chemicals announced that construction activities of its new technologically advanced bio-polyol plant located in Cincinnati, Ohio has reached mechanical completion. The plant will further strengthen Emery Oleochemicals’ ability to provide wide range of Eco-Friendly Polyoyls products and customer service.
With the initiation of pre-commissioning activities and site operational verification, startup of the first phase of the US$50mil investment marks a key milestone in the expansion project designed to boost capacity and technical capabilities in the manufacturing of performance bio-based polyols for the automotive, furniture and bedding and major appliances industries.
Announced in 2012, the project will reach initial production goals by the end of the year specifically in the area of renewable-based polyols, using Emery Oleochemicals’ proprietary ozonolysis technology.
“Once the commercial operation of the first phase begins, the bio-polyol plant will demonstrate unique capabilities of renewable-based polyols that can deliver on both performance and cost,” said Jay Taylor, Senior Vice President, Chief Manufacturing Officer and Regional Managing Director, North America.
The second phase adjoins in this same manufacturing complex and is in its final building stage with civil and structural installation at various process units nearing completion. This state-of-the-art site is dedicated to the production of recyclable polyols, bringing to life Emery Oleochemicals’ “closed-loop” processing value proposition and marks the successful integration of award-winning INFIGREEN® technology acquired in 2012.
“Supported by over 100 workers and external consultants, we have done an excellent job in constructing what will be the world’s first commercial plant offering both renewable and recyclable polyols for polyurethanes. Surpassing over 1.6 million man hours without a lost time accident, the facility already allows potential customers to explore opportunities in which our products can be economically integrated into their product development goals as we also embark on pre-marketing activities,” added Taylor.
When full facility commissioning completes in Q2 2015, the Cinccinati site will additionally produce solutions for Emery Oleochemicals’ Agro Green, Bio-Lubricants and Green Polymer Additives businesses, therefore providing natural-based solutions in market segments such as agriculture, lubricants, oilfield, packaging, toys and other high-growth industries.
“As we reach this first critical milestone, we are very pleased with the team’s effort in delivering on a international-standard project while meeting the highest specifications of safety, quality of construction, and maintaining costs and scheduling commitments,” said Dr.Kongkrapan Intarajang, Group Chief Executive Officer, during a recent site visit.
“This project is a testament to our global strategy of growing our innovation capabilities in providing natural-based specialty chemical solutions. Combined with our enhanced technical development centre here in Cincinnati, we are poised to drive the innovation and sustainability agenda in bio-polyols. By positioning ourselves in the radar of automotive industry players, we aim to be a preferred partner to deliver quality solutions the global marketplace have come to expect from Emery Oleochemicals,” Dr. Intarajang added.
The company’s Eco-Friendly Polyols business unit aims to demonstrate opportunities for the automotive industry to meet performance and sustainability goals through a specially designed Concept Car called “CASP” (Concepts for Advanced Sustainability in Polyurethanes) at the upcoming North American International Auto Show 2015. Featuring automotive components and materials made from both renewable and recycled polyurethane foam, CASP is a distinctive first for a chemicals manufacturing company. CASP will demonstrate Emery Oleochemicals’ proprietary technology in which recovered foam scrap materials were chemically processed and turned into recycled polyol are used in the production of polyurethane foams. This will be on display in Cobo Hall, Cobo Center Detroit, Michigan from January 12th to 25th 2015.
About Emery Oleochemicals Group
A leading producer of natural-based chemicals made predominantly from natural oils and fats such as plant-based oil and tallow. We offer an extensive product portfolio, including renewable solutions for the Agro Green, Bio-Lubricants, Eco-Friendly Polyols, Green Polymer Additives, Home & Personal Wellness and OleoBasics markets. With revenue of US$1billion (2013), the company is headquartered in Malaysia with manufacturing plants spanning three continents – Asia Pacific, North America, and Europe. Emery Oleochemicals’ global operations are backed by a diverse workforce and an extensive distribution network covering over 50 countries worldwide.
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– Environmental impact remains a challenge for diamond industry; grown diamonds represent a long term solution
MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, Dec. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Environmental impact generated by diamonds is starting to play a key role in the decision making process by both consumers and trade members. Years of research and technological advancements now offer the diamond industry a new choice of rough diamonds grown above the earth which is both eco-friendly and human friendly. Moreover, these cultured or grown diamonds offer a source of sustainable raw material for the industry in the long term with negligible environmental impact.
New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Environmental Impact Analysis – Production of Rough Diamonds based on a study comparing the environmental impact of grown diamonds and mined diamonds, depicts that growing diamonds cause significantly less environmental impact as compared to mining diamonds. There are several aspects of environmental impact such as air pollution, water usage, energy usage, etc. There is also a significant level of human impact as well in the process of diamond production. This report quantifies and compares each of these aspects for grown and mined diamonds per carat of diamond produced.
The study compares nine parameters encompassing environmental and human impact. There is also an overall benchmarking done on a ratio scale as well as on a combined scale revealing a total environmental impact rating
Frost & Sullivan’s environmental impact study indicates that the scale of difference in impact of mined and grown diamonds is very large. The Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) process used to grow diamonds is a cleaner process with a significantly lower environmental impact as compared to mining. Moreover, on the human impact front, diamond growing process necessitates maintaining a clean room environment and has no life or occupational hazards to their employees.
Some of the key areas of concern for mined diamonds continue to be air emissions and waste generation in the mining process. However, there are a number of sustainability initiatives that are being carried out by mined diamond producers focused on people, environment and economy. Such initiatives include funding local hospitals, running programs to counter HIV and AIDS, protecting biodiversity in the region, etc. Most of these initiatives are long term in nature and are targeted at benefiting the region of operation in a more sustainable manner.
While mined diamond industry continues to pump in time and resources to control and reverse the environmental damage, the scale of impact generated is too significant to be ignored. Also, in some cases restoring the environment to a state of no impact is highly improbable, especially if the impact is continuous rather than one time. Moreover, there are issues in ascertaining the extent of the impact as well as they may not be recorded or tracked due to differing laws and regulations across countries. The impact generated by mining continues even after the diamond production from a mine ceases.
On the human impact side, the extent of hazards in diamond mining is quite intense ranging from mine explosions trapping miners and equipment accidents, to workplace induced illnesses such as tuberculosis, permanent hearing loss, slow poisoning and increased cancer risk. However, the nature of this impact is quite visible and is under constant focus and monitoring by the companies in the mined diamond industry as they continue to strive for zero harm.
However, for grown diamond industry, challenges in tracking are minimal as the process of growth happens in a “greenhouse” setup that is easy to track, monitor and control in terms of environmental, social or any other kind of impact.
Sustainability in the diamond industry will continue to be a key concern as it will impact both the environment as well as buying patterns of consumers. From a supply perspective, cultured or grown diamonds offer an option to cater to the new consumer segment looking for an eco and human friendly product.
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CINCINNATI, Ohio, December 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Various organisations around the world have placed great importance to ensure the sustainability of the food supply, which is reliant on pollinators such as honey bees, native bees, birds, bats and butterflies. These pollinators, particularly honey bee colonies, are affected as a result of four primary factors: poor nutrition, pathogens, parasites [varroa mites] and insecticides. In recognising the need for non-toxic and renewable-based products to safe-guard against the population decline of honey bees, Emery Oleochemicals, through a recently completed evaluation by an independent testing laboratory, has concluded that the range of fatty acids offered as part of the EMERION™ 7000 and 8000 series are non-toxic and pollinator-friendly.
The EMERION™ 7000 product in itself, currently available in the marketplace, consists of ammonium nonanoate; and has been designed to complement the current portfolio of non-selective herbicide and bioactive ingredients suitable for all crops and home and garden. Also tested was the EMERION™ 8300, which offers natural-based properties through a custom blend of C8, C9 and C10 fatty acids in clay. Further formulations are currently being undertaken for this product.
The evaluation was conducted by an independent and AAALAC (Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care) accredited contract research facility focused on the professional assessment of products in the areas of mammalian and environmental toxicology, animal health, entomology, analytical services, and in vitro studies. The objective of the study was to ascertain the acute contact toxicity of the Emery Oleochemicals’ products when administered to honey bees.
In this test, the colony of Apis mellifera – worker honey bee, that is disease and pest free with no previous pesticide exposure, were observed for a total of 48 hours. The species, selected as part of regulatory guidelines for these types of studies, were carefully tested by experts to ensure there are no significant differences in mortality between the test substance group and the control in bees. Tests results showed that toxicity to be greater than 100 microgram a.i./bee and therefore, non-toxic to honey bees.
Species such as honey bees are said by researchers to be responsible for pollinating around one-third of the world’s crop production. In US alone, honey bees are reported to add more than USD$15bn in value to local agriculture and over USD$29bn annually in Europe. With increasing concern from farmers and the community alike on the collapse of the bee population, industry players are hard pressed to look at alternatives and improvements to current farming practices.
The timely introduction of these new products precedes Emery Oleochemicals’ next effort which is to determine the efficacy of the EMERION™ fatty acid blend in controlling the varroa mite. In addition, the company plans to demonstrate that its natural-based solutions ensure the safety of consumers and the environment – addressing the rising global concern of food production security, sustainability of crop growth and the impact of farming practices on the environment.
With a strong portfolio in renewable agricultural solutions, Emery Oleochemicals’ Agro Green business unit offers a wide range of products with applications ranging from weed and crop management, surfactants, abiotic stress control, solvents, de-suckering agents and herbicides. Currently its trademark portfolio includes EMERION™, EMERLIFE™, EMTROL™ and EMEREEN™ with solutions that are additionally OMRI® certified, providing the marketplace with alternative, natural-based solutions that focuses on the need for environmentally responsible agrochemical formulations. Its product innovations provide continued advancements in agricultural productivity, meeting today’s evolving farming practices towards sustainable living.
About Emery Oleochemicals
Emery Oleochemicals is a leading producer of natural-based chemicals made predominantly from natural oils and fats such as plant-based oil and tallow. We offer an extensive product portfolio, including renewable solutions for the Agro Green, Bio-Lubricants, Eco-Friendly Polyols, Green Polymer Additives, Home & Personal Wellness and OleoBasics markets.
With revenue of US$1billion (2013), the company is headquartered in Malaysia with manufacturing plants spanning three continents – Asia Pacific, North America, and Europe. Emery Oleochemicals’ global operations are backed by a diverse workforce and an extensive distribution network covering over 50 countries worldwide.
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