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19 May 2023Enviro Chat
At present, biofuels account for just 3% of the global demand of 100 million barrels of fuel per day, as well as 3.6% of global transport energy consumption. However, some forward-thinking countries have already attempted to make their implementation more widespread at garages and petrol stations – and the UAE could benefit from following suit.
That’s especially true given that one local com...
12 May 2023Enviro Chat
Speaking at the UN General Assembly in late March, the Emirati Minister of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) stressed that responsible management of water resources going forwards is a “must”. Mariam al Mheiri’s words came at the UN’s first water summit in almost 50 years, as she urged her fellow policymakers to give “the best of us” and drive “concerted action” in these “times of crisis”...
05 May 2023Enviro Chat
By 2050, the global population is expected to reach 9.5 billion, precipitating a need for 70% more food than is currently produced. Modernising farming methods to optimise yields will be crucial to meet that heightened demand, with technology set to play a huge part in the coming changes.
The situation is one being experienced across the globe, but it’s nowhere more keenly felt than in Middl...
24 March 2023Enviro Chat
Emirati company Neutral Fuels has revealed that it sold more than twice as many biofuels in 2022 as the year prior – and that demand for the coming 12 months is already strong. The sharp uplift in sales is being driven largely by the shipping sector, which is pivoting towards more environmentally friendly sources as a result of new regulations from the International Maritime Organisation (IMO)....
03 March 2023Enviro Chat
The UAE is set to serve as a reliable partner in supporting India’s renewable energy goals, according to a senior official in the Dubai Chambers of Commerce. Speaking late last month, CEO and President Mohammed Ali Rashed Lootah told assembled journalists on the fringes of the India-UAE Partnership Summit that the two nations were “old energy partners” and he expected more cooperation to follow...
27 February 2023Enviro Chat
First Plastic Recycling Plant Planned for the UAE
The UAE is in the early stages of building the country’s first food-grade recycled plastics plant, according to the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT). The plant, which will be capable of processing 12,000 tonnes of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic per annum, is scheduled to be located in Abu Dhabi in the coming year...
13 February 2023Enviro Chat
Three computer science students studying at Canadian University Dubai have come up with an ingenious contraption aimed at slashing food waste, generating renewable energy and fostering good habits among the general public: the Digi-Bin.
The concept works via a dual receptacle bin, with one container for general waste and one for food waste. The smart capabilities of the Digi-Bin mean it can ...
06 February 2023Enviro Chat
An international study co-authored by scientists from Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi has concluded that dust storms are becoming more common and more intense due to manmade climate change. The primary driver of such weather phenomenon is an increased incidence of airborne “rivers” of water vapour, which cause significant downdrafts and whip up dust.
These water vapour rivers are found with ...
23 January 2023Enviro Chat
Dubai Municipality was the recipient of four first places across four different categories at the 2022 Energy Globe Award ceremony. Pioneered by the Energy Globe Foundation, the awards recognize the effort and ingenuity that the municipality has demonstrated over the last 12 months and beyond, as it fights to transition towards a more sustainable economy and combat the effects of manmade climat...
16 January 2023Enviro Chat
Since the introduction of a ban on single-use plastic bags in all Abu Dhabi shops, supermarkets and other retail outlets on June 1st, their use has been reduced by a massive 90%. The move was pioneered by the Environment Agency Abu Dhabi, which wished to tackle the country’s poor historical record on plastic consumption and disposal.
The impact has been impressive. In the six months since th...
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