UAE signs Oil Storage deal with JAPAN

03 March 2020

Chem Chat

The UAE and Japan have signed an energy cooperation deal, which will allow the state oil company of the Emirates (Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, or ADNOC) to store significant amounts of the substance in Japanese storage facilities. In return, Japan will have first refusal on certain amounts of oil in the event that the country experiences shortages of its own.

The deal was signed by Dr Sul...

Look what is happening to SEFA in 20/21

27 February 2020

Lab Design

It has been 10 years since my first visit to Dubai for the ARABLAB Expo . At that time SEFA had 78 members from 10 countries. During that visit SEFA hosted a dinner/reception in the Gulf Auditorium at the Fairmont Hotel. The attendance for the event was so good, I knew this was just the beginning for SEFA and ARABLAB. Here we are, 10 years later‐‐ SEFA has grown to 170 members from 24 different...

SOLAR CONCENTRATOR installed in Abu Dhabi

23 February 2020

Lab Chat

The UAE is proud to announce the installation of a first-of-its-kind solar concentrator at the Masdar City Campus on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi. The project is a joint venture between Masdar City (the UAE’s flagship sustainable community), Wahaj Solar and the Khalifa University of Science and Technology.

Capable of harnessing the power generated by temperatures above 1,000°C – or that roughl...

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19 February 2020

Lab Chat

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How is the UAE backing GRAPHENE?

16 February 2020

Chem Chat

First discovered in 2004, graphene is the strongest substance known to man. It is more efficient at conducting electricity than copper, one million times thinner than a single human hair in diameter and offers greater flexibility than rubber. Despite these incredible properties, scientists have spent the last decade and a half scratching their heads over what purpose to put graphene to.


How ETIHAD is improving Aviation Fuel Efficiency?

13 February 2020

Lab Chat

Etihad Airways, the second largest commercial airline in the UAE, signalled its intention to transition towards greener operating methods with the arrival of its latest Boeing 787 craft, the Greenliner. Registered under the code A6-BHM, the Greenliner becomes Etihad’s eighth 787-10 and will represent the new face of its sustainable operations plan.

The Greenliner completed its maiden voyage ...

Does Immunisation Work?

11 February 2020

Lab Chat

Childhood immunisation is protecting the youth of the UAE against a large number of deadly diseases, according to doctors at Bareen International Hospital in bin Zayed City in Abu Dhabi. Since the programme was first launched, 95% of Emirati children have taken up the option to protect themselves with the 14 different vaccinations that the hospital offers.

In recent years, concerns about the...

How can CHEMICALS leak into Food?

02 February 2020

Chem Chat

We’ve been told often enough that we are what we eat – but the packaging in which our food is stored, heated and served might be equally important in determining how healthy or dangerous our diet is. As part of a new initiative geared towards raising awareness around chemicals leaching into food, the Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority (ADAFSA) have launched a social media campaign....

Is the UAE Tap Water Safe?

27 January 2020

Lab Chat

Since its formation around 50 years ago, the United Arab Emirates has advanced to offer some of the highest quality living standards of any country in the world. Dubai and Abu Dhabi, in particular, boast incredible architecture, high wages, advanced infrastructure, superb public transport, political stability and urban safety.

However, the debate over the UAE’s tap water continues to rumble ...

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