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28 February 2021Chem Chat
The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has announced partnerships with two of the country’s sovereign wealth funds, as it bids to diversify its energy portfolio by moving into hydrogen. The UAE economy has historically been built upon the extraction and exportation of oil and gas, but a changing of the times has instigated a robust response from the Emirati government.
By signing deals w...
26 February 2021Lab Chat
In recent years, the UAE has made impressive strides towards modernising its healthcare and pharmaceuticals industry, positioning itself as one of the regional leaders among Gulf nations. Through initiatives like the UAE Vision 2021 and the Dubai Industrial Strategy, it has taken concrete steps to increase its knowledge in a number of different sectors.
However, the events of the last 12 mon...
23 February 2021Enviro Chat
Abu Dhabi has kicked off 2021 with the announcement of a number of deals aimed at diversifying its energy generation portfolio and weening itself off fossil fuels. The initiatives were announced last month as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, which, due to coronavirus complications, took place in a virtual capacity this year.
Among other avenues of research being pursued, the emirate is...
31 January 2021Lab Chat
The Organisers of ARABLAB+ 2021 have rescheduled the exhibition dates to now take place on 15 – 17 NOVEMBER 2021.
Dubai does provide a very safe and secure venue for the Exhibition.
However, the current travel restrictions applying to many countries from which exhibitors and visitors originate, are preventing many participants from making their travel plans....
24 January 2021Enviro Chat
Last month, the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) announced the launch of the UAE Environmental Policy. The announcement was made by MOCCAE Minister Dr Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi via a virtual press briefing.
Agreed upon by the cabinet in November 2020, the policy is aimed at preserving precious ecosystems, promoting ecological products and services, supporting the country’...
21 January 2021Chem Chat
The establishment of pipelines connecting the Middle East to the rest of the world could be crucial to guaranteeing global oil security, according to outgoing US Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette. Brouillette visited Abu Dhabi last month to meet with high-ranking officials from regional powers and discuss the possibility of diversifying the transportation methods used to ferry oil to Asia, Europ...
17 January 2021Lab Chat
Each year, Stanford University publishes an exhaustive list of the top 2% of scientists in every discipline, based upon the impact of their published papers on a citation basis. In 2019, the prestigious list included a plethora of Emirati scientists, including 32 United Arab Emirate University (UAEU) faculty members.
The achievement is a remarkable one and stands as testament to how the UAEU...
13 January 2021Enviro Chat
The Environment Agency of Abu Dhabi (EAD) has been named as winner of the “Outstanding Contribution to Biodiversity Global 2020 Award” by Capital Finance International (CFI). As the largest environmental watchdog in the region, EAD was recognised for the outstanding efforts it has made to prioritise conservation in the Emirati capital.
“One of our main strategic priorities and mandates is th...
10 January 2021Chem Chat
The UAE are quietly confident that the coming year will see a slow but steady resurgence in the demand for oil. Speaking to Sky News Arabia, Energy Minister Suhail Al-Mazrouei explained that he envisaged a “gradual” recovery that would take place over the course of the year.
Oil demand fell to record low levels last year, after the spread of coronavirus prompted governments across the globe ...
07 January 2021Lab Chat
The UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention intends to give the green light to yet another vaccine for coronavirus, claiming the substance has an 86% efficacy in preventing infections of the disease. It’s the fifth vaccine that has shown promising results to date, but the first one to come from China.
The announcement comes after the vaccine was involved in intensive clinical trials particip...