23 May 22Enviro Chat
14 March 2022Lab Chat
The UAE government recently announced that it will soon introduce mandatory calorific content information for menu items served in restaurants, cafes and other food outlets. The measures are being taken to allow patrons to access the vital data they need to make an informed decision about their dietary and lifestyle choices.
But how, exactly, is such calorie content information arrived at an...
11 March 2022Chem Chat
According to recent figures, the UAE is the seventh biggest producer of petroleum and other crude oil liquids in the world. Capable of producing around four million barrels of oil per day, the UAE is somewhat unique on the list of major oil producing nations in that it has a relatively small population of 9.2 million.
This means that it is the third highest per-capita producer of oil in the ...
04 March 2022Enviro Chat
As a company which has built its wealth on extracting, processing and exporting fossil fuels, the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has traditionally commanded a sizable carbon footprint. However, the firm is aware of the need to adapt and is making great strides towards cleaning up its environmental profile.
To that end, ADNOC recently announced plans to team up with the Abu Dhabi Nati...
25 February 2022Chem Chat
The UAE is planning to launch an offshore bid round next in the emirate of Sharjah, even as onshore drilling continues in the same authority. The Sharjah National Oil Company (SNOC), working in partnership with Italian energy major Eni, made the first major discovery of reserves in 2020 and began drilling operations a year later – but now, SNOC wishes to expand upon that promising development....
18 February 2022Chem Chat
The multinational Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries has announced it will invest $2 billion into the construction of a petrochemical plant in the UAE. The partnership has been some years in the making and will see Reliance work alongside the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) to develop the latter’s downstream sector capabilities.
In particular, this is expected to focus on the pro...
11 February 2022Enviro Chat
The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy has announced that the emirate managed to lower its emissions by an impressive 33% in 2020. That tally was over double the targeted drop-off of 16% which the Council had earmarked for achievement by 2021 and represents a positive step forward in the race towards carbon neutrality.
Although Dubai (and the UAE) have traditionally built their economic indepen...
28 January 2022Lab Chat
One of the foremost healthtech companies in the UAE has announced it will be teaming up with British-Swedish pharma and biotech company AstraZeneca. G42 Healthcare, which is based in Abu Dhabi, is partnering with AstraZeneca to further its knowledge in clinical trials and healthcare research.
By collaborating with AstraZeneca, the UAE hopes to gain invaluable insight into global best practic...
19 December 2021Enviro Chat
The UAE has unveiled plans to build the first waste-to-power stations in the Gulf region. Capable of turning household waste into electricity, the plants will help alleviate the problems of landfill saturation and over-reliance on fossil fuels in one fell swoop, with major developments in the pipeline in the emirates of Dubai and Sharjah.
The announcements follow hot on the heels of the UAE’...
15 December 2021Enviro Chat
How Big Will Hydrogen Be for the UAE?
The UAE is hoping to make hydrogen a significant part of its transition away from fossil fuels in the coming years, according to the country’s government. By 2030, the Emirates are aiming to have cornered at least 25% of the hydrogen fuel market as it develops its capabilities in the sector.
For a country that has built its vast economic wealth on gas...
12 December 2021Enviro Chat
The UAE is attempting to improve its food security situation and diversify its energy portfolio in a single stroke, through pursuing agricultural innovations and modern technology. At present, the country imports the vast majority of its food produce from various locations around the world, but has set its sights on bolstering its own capacity to grow enough crops to feed its populace in the co...
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