Dubai World Trade Centre commences exciting exhibition and conferences season to boost Dubai's post-pandemic economic recovery

17 October 2021

Lab Chat

Over 40 business events lined up from September to December - a 40% increase on 2020

Dubai: Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) is readying to boost the emirate’s post-pandemic economic recovery with an unparalleled and action-packed calendar of conferences and exhibitions starting next week. After setting new global industry benchmarks in 2020 by hosting a series of industry-specific hybrid eve...


How can GLOVE WASTE be reduced?

17 October 2021

Enviro Chat

The Covid-19 pandemic has seen a dramatic rise in the use of medical grade gloves. In order to prevent the spread of infection, healthcare professionals, patients and members of the general public are asked to wear gloves when interacting with one another, with the vast majority of these gloves thrown away after just one use.

What’s worse, experts predict that over a third of those gloves ar...


Could SALICORNIA work as a BIOFUEL?

13 October 2021

Enviro Chat

A non-profit organisation in the UAE is investigating the production of a salt-tolerant crop to diversify its energy portfolio. Set up in 1999, the ICBA is committed to sourcing highly resistant plants which can tolerate extreme climates and thrive when fed with saline water. Salicornia, a genus of edible succulent from the southern United States, fits that bill.

Having already been establis...


Can Oil-Rich UAE hit NET ZERO CARBON EMISSIONS?

10 October 2021

Enviro Chat

A prominent UAE official made headlines last month by hinting that the UAE may become the first oil-rich nation to introduce a net-zero carbon target. Speaking to Bloomberg, the Minister for Climate Change and Environment Qais Al Suwaidi said that the country was considering such an announcement in the near future.

To date, some 44 countries have made net-zero proposals, although only 10 of ...


Can a drone reduce AIR POLLUTION?

03 October 2021

Enviro Chat

An Indian student at a UAE school has come up with an innovative method of reducing air pollution and combatting climate change. Tanay Jagannathan, who is a Grade 8 pupil at GEMS Modern Academy in Dubai, is aiming to design an attachment carrying sodium hydroxide which can be fitted to the underside of the main body of a drone aircraft.

Sodium hydroxide is a chemical capable of absorbing car...


Dubai World Trade Centre commences exciting exhibition and conferences season to boost Dubai's post-pandemic economic recovery

01 October 2021

Enviro Chat

Over 40 business events lined up from September to December - a 40% increase on 2020

Dubai: Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) is readying to boost the emirate’s post-pandemic economic recovery with an unparalleled and action-packed calendar of conferences and exhibitions starting next week. After setting new global industry benchmarks in 2020 by hosting a series of industry-specific hybrid eve...


ADNOC launches BLUE AMMONIA Exports

27 September 2021

Chem Chat

The UAE has announced that it has reached an agreement with Japan for the export of its first batch of blue ammonia to the far eastern country. The deal has been struck between the state-owned Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), its Dutch partner OCI NV and Japanese firm Itochu Corporation.

Although the deal is expected to be the first of many, no facts, figures or exact timelines were r...


Dubai World Trade Centre commences exciting exhibition and conferences season to boost Dubai's post-pandemic economic recovery

27 September 2021

Lab Chat

Over 40 business events lined up from September to December - a 40% increase on 2020

Dubai: Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) is readying to boost the emirate’s post-pandemic economic recovery with an unparalleled and action-packed calendar of conferences and exhibitions starting next week. After setting new global industry benchmarks in 2020 by hosting a series of industry-specific hybrid eve...


Can you make DRINKING WATER from the Air?

20 September 2021

Enviro Chat

The UAE is set to embark upon an ambitious trial programme that will extract up to 6,700 litres of drinking water from the air on a daily basis. The network of sophisticated water generators at the heart of the initiative are developed by US company Aquovum and will come online when the temperature reaches 26°C and humidity levels exceed 60%.

Once the water has been collected, it will be tra...


Why are OIL FIRMS selling assets?

16 September 2021

Chem Chat

Saudi Aramco appear to be following the example of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) in selling off stakes in their energy assets, according to sources within the sector. They companies are expecting to raise tens of billions of dollars as they attempt to diversify their economic portfolios in a world where fossil fuels are increasingly maligned for their environmental impact.

The m...


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