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Chinese firm plans $200m EcoMotors engine development

A new plant will produce the latest low-pollution eco-engine.

Tags: automotive industry, China, innovation, OEM and automotive, OEM Equipment

22nd April, 2013        

Greenhouse genie goes back into the bottle

US scientists claim process to convert CO2 into fuel.

Tags: bio fuels, CO2 emissions, innovation, North America

17th April, 2013        

China set to become biggest luxury market by 2016

Luxury vehicle sales will exceed US market within the next three years.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Forecasts, innovation, Lubes marketing, Nissan

22nd March, 2013        

Toothpaste and soap - now oil extraction

Surfactants are helping to increase oil flow in previously pumped reservoirs.

Tags: additives, fracking, innovation, North America

5th March, 2013        

Slip sliding away.... or not

Ice detector can warn drivers in advance of slippery roads. Universal technology that could save lives

Tags: automotive industry, innovation, Scandinavia

6th February, 2013        

To clean oil, first you have to see it

Technology development continues in battle to see oil in water after a spill.

Tags: innovation, North America, Scandinavia

28th January, 2013        

Post-Christmas weight gain for the kilogram

Experts discover the standard kilogram is heavier than it used to be, but the cure could be a suntan.

Tags: Europe, innovation

9th January, 2013        

Sasol to invest heavily in historic plant.

Sasol gives the green light to invest billions in a new GTL/ethelene complex in the US.

Tags: Africa, innovation, Middle East, North America, rail

8th January, 2013        

Robot workers take over as labour costs rise

Robots forecast to become the core manufacturing resource in China's automotive industry.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Forecasts, innovation

24th December, 2012        

Yokohoma China’s top tyre

Yokohama heads satisfaction table of tyre manufacturers despite Japan tensions

Tags: China, innovation, Japan, OEM and automotive

24th December, 2012        

Biggest commercial research computer ever

BP building largest commercial research computer

Tags: BP, innovation, North America

8th December, 2012        

Shell to invest $20bn in gas

Shell is set to spend more than $20bn for natural-gas projects through 2015.

Tags: Africa, Asia, Australia, innovation, natural-gas, Shell

26th November, 2012        

Chinese companies push EVs, but is the market ready?

China's desire to encourage the use of Electric Vehicles may be too early for an unwilling market.

Tags: automotive industry, China, electric vehicles, OEM and automotive, OEM Equipment

21st November, 2012        

Group II alternatives filling Group 1 gap - Kline

The latest Kline report shows base oil producers are finding new options from Group II stock to fill the declining Group I gap

Tags: China, innovation, Kline, Lubes tech, North America, Shell

15th November, 2012        

Nano collaboration could reduce fuel waste

Collaborative research could identify nanocrystal dispersion as a source of fuel saving.

Tags: innovation, nanocatalysts, North America, waste

12th November, 2012        

Nanotech and lubes could help condenser emissions

New MIT research could massively reduce greenhouse emissions from power industry

Tags: carbon capture, CO2 emissions, innovation, North America

12th November, 2012        

Saab to build electric cars in 2014

Saab brand re-vitalised with new electric vehicle production.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Europe, innovation, OEM and automotive, S America

25th October, 2012        

Chinese carmakers cutting corners to success

Chinese manufacturer's cut the frills to deliver 'good-enough' products

Tags: automotive industry, China, Environment, regulatory and standards, innovation

25th October, 2012        

Chevron launches new hydraulic range

Chevron has revealed a new hydraulic pump lubes range

Tags: Chevron, hydraulics, innovation, Lubricants

9th October, 2012        

Audi turns water into fuel

Audi may have found the fuel equivalent of alchemy, converting water into petroleum and diesel.

Tags: automotive industry, bio fuels, Europe, innovation, N America

9th October, 2012        

BP collaborates on Parnaiba research

BP is working with a number of universities to examine the evolution of one of Brazil's most valuable geological areas.

Tags: BP, Brazil, Europe, innovation

9th October, 2012        

Ford to launch Lincoln in China

Ford is set to sell its luxury brand in China within two years.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Ford, Forecasts, innovation

25th September, 2012        

Geely eyes export markets, introduces new models

Carmaker Geely is looking to capitalise on First Half export sales growth.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Forecasts, innovation

24th September, 2012        

Pouch packaging is a US first

New oil pouches set for distribution into US markets for first time.

Tags: innovation, North America

12th September, 2012        

Petronas celebrates fluid Anniversary

Petronas is celebrating its 100th Anniversary of fluid development by announcing an art competition - using fluids.

Tags: Asia, innovation, Petronas

12th September, 2012        

Ricardo partnership helps cell technology

Ricardo set up a partnership to develop fuel cell power technology platforms for EVs.

Tags: CO2 emissions, electric vehicles, innovation

12th September, 2012        

BMW to unveil new car brand

A Chinese-specific brand is set for launch by German automaker, BMW

Tags: automotive industry, BMW, China, Europe, innovation, OEM and automotive

24th August, 2012        

Total and Shell release new hydraulics

Two new, innovative hydraulic fluids are set for launch.

Tags: innovation, North America, Shell, Total

16th August, 2012        

Toyota reaches bi-centennial milestone

Toyota has built its 200 millionth vehicle according to TMC.

Tags: automotive industry, innovation, Japan, Toyota

15th August, 2012        

BP biofuels rise to Olympic-sized challenge

BP provides a range of biofuels, including the highest-ever octane for the London 2012 Olympics.

Tags: bio fuels, BMW, BP, Castrol, Europe, innovation

14th August, 2012        

A realistic lubes alternative, or simply nuts?

Coconuts could be the latest alternative to petrochemical lubes, according to Indian researchers.

Tags: bio lubes, India, innovation, Lubricants

14th August, 2012        

Cheap fuel cells could be a reality

US scientists discover low-cost catalyst for microbial fuel cells.

Tags: bio fuels, innovation, N America

10th July, 2012        

Toyota and BMW tie green knots tighter

The two car manufacturers extend their collaborative to include fuel cell development and sports car design.

Tags: automotive industry, BMW, CO2 emissions, innovation, Toyota

10th July, 2012        

New project aims to lower costs and rare metals for EVs

A UK-based joint project is set to develop the viability of low-cost electric motors for vehicles that reduce the need for expensive elements.

Tags: automotive industry, electric vehicles, Europe, innovation

9th July, 2012        

Great Wall commits an extra 5 billion yuan to R&D

Chinese automaker pushes for greater product innovation

Tags: automotive industry, China, Great Wall, innovation, OEM and automotive

27th June, 2012        

Foreign carmakers fuel Chinese auto stockpile

Auto manufacturing expansion continues as China sales slow

Tags: BMW, China, GM, innovation, OEM and automotive, Volkswagen

25th June, 2012        

Volvo reveals natural gas engines for North America

Volvo details its new heavy truck natural gas engine for the American market.

Tags: automotive industry, innovation, N America, Volvo

9th June, 2012        

Shell urges industry to throw out rules on lubes specs

Shell technologists are calling on the lubes industry to think differently when it comes to commercial vehicle specs

Tags: automotive industry, innovation, Lubricants, Shell

8th June, 2012        

Castrol research reinforces need for marine range

Wide-ranging research has convinced Castrol that a range of marine cylinder oils is essential as it launches a new 80BN product.

Tags: Castrol, innovation, marine

7th June, 2012        

Foreign carmakers must invest in R&D, say execs

Overseas automakers must continue to innovate if they are going to stay ahead in the Chinese market

Tags: automotive industry, China, innovation, OEM and automotive

16th May, 2012        

New Mobil products are good for food and viscosity

ExxonMobil has launched two new products - one for the food industry and one in its base stock portfolio

Tags: additives, ExxonMobil, innovation

9th May, 2012        

Honda predicts traffic jams

Honda develops traffic prevention technology for vehicles; saves time and fuel.

Tags: Asia, automotive industry, innovation

9th May, 2012        

Choppy seas for refining as oilcos 'lose interest' in lubes

Global refining is set for turbulent times, not helped by oil producers apparently losing interest in lubes, according to analysts.

Tags: Fuchs, innovation, Lubricants

9th May, 2012        

Merc is latest to up lubes specs

Mercedes has revealed its latest engine oil specs for cars and trucks as auto makers set higher targets.

Tags: automotive industry, Environment and Regulatory watch, Lubricants

6th April, 2012        

Road car takes to the air

Flying car could change the face of A-to-B motoring

Tags: automotive industry, Aviation, innovation, North America

6th April, 2012        

Superlubricity moves up a scale to help reduce friction

Superlubricity has moved up from Nano to Micro levels, which could have significant benefits for industrial lubes.

Tags: Australia, China, China lubes news, innovation

6th April, 2012        

Chevron launches Gas vehicle lubes

News Chevron lube of medium and heavy-duty natural gas vehicles.

Tags: Chevron, innovation, Lubricants, N America

4th April, 2012        

Ford reveals new EcoBoost lubes spec

Ford increased awareness of its new 'bespoke' lubes standard for its EcoBoost engine.

Tags: automotive industry, BP, Castrol, Europe, Ford, innovation

8th March, 2012        

Self-healing hydrogel could have impact on synthetic lubes

Innovation from bioengineers in California could have literally reduce the impact machinery on lubes

Tags: bio lubes, innovation, N America

7th March, 2012        

Chevron Oronite launches new additive

Oronite announces its new additive package for heavy-duty truck lubes.

Tags: additives, automotive industry, Chevron, innovation, Lubricants

7th March, 2012        

New CNG and bio-lubes come to market

Two new lubes ranges have been launched including a re-refined product for CNG fleets

Tags: automotive industry, bio lubes, innovation, North America

23rd February, 2012        

Honeywell tech to help boost Pakistan output

Honeywell UOP technology will be used in a new refining plant in Karangi

Tags: Asia, India, innovation, Middle East

9th February, 2012        

Road train takes another step forward

Europe's safe road train project has moved closer to fruition with a multi-vehicle platoon.

Tags: automotive industry, Europe, innovation, Volvo

6th February, 2012        

New friction tech could make massive fuel savings

A new joint Finnish/US report predicts fuels consumption could be dramatically reduced within 10 years through new technologies.

Tags: additives, automotive industry, innovation

6th February, 2012        

Continental and SK aim at EV market

German and Korean joint venture set to provide power to global electric vehicles.

Tags: Asia, automotive industry, electric vehicles, Europe, innovation

23rd January, 2012        

Afton opens new research lab

Additives specialist offers Asian support through new China lab.

Tags: additives, Afton Chemical, Asia, China, Environment, regulatory and standards, innovation

20th January, 2012        

Exports increase for Chery

China car maker reports significant annual export increase.

Tags: China, innovation, OEM and automotive

19th January, 2012        

Training is order of the day in Nigeria and Abu Dhabi

Airline maintenance staff and auto technicians are the latest beneficiaries of training programmes by lubes producers.

Tags: Africa, automotive industry, Aviation, BP, Lubrizol, Middle East

9th January, 2012        

Shell and Tsinghua University research

Shell Lubricants has joined Tsinghua University for new friction and surface research

Tags: China, Environment, regulatory and standards, innovation, Lubricants, Shell

27th December, 2011        

Congress calls on oil industry to encourage careers

The World Petroleum Congress believes the oil sector needs to work harder to bring young people into the industry

Tags: innovation, Middle East

23rd December, 2011        

Nissan Leaf takes COTY hat-trick

Japan is latest Car of the Year award for Nissan's all-electric road car.

Tags: Asia, automotive industry, innovation, Japan, Nissan

7th December, 2011        

First GTL shipment from Pearl to US

Arrival of first shipment of Gas-To-Liquid from new Shell plant to Houston.

Tags: innovation, Middle East, N America, Shell

2nd December, 2011        

Jordan forges ahead with massive shale power plants

Jordan deals with China and Estonia to develop world's largest shale oil power plants.

Tags: China, Eurasia, Middle East

2nd December, 2011        

ENOC produces high-performance lube

ENOC has produced a 'first in kind' synthetic engine oil for the Middle East and African region

Tags: Africa, innovation, Lubricants, Middle East

2nd December, 2011        

China drives jet fuel development programmes

Scientists work on high performance fighter jet lubes and commercial biofuel testing.

Tags: Aviation, bio fuels, China, Environment, regulatory and standards, innovation, North America, PetroChina

14th November, 2011        

Chinese cars decline in quality

JD Power reports increasing ownership problems despite improvements over previous years.

Tags: automotive industry, China, innovation, OEM and automotive

14th November, 2011        

New Dreamliner flies with BP's lubes

Boeing's new 787 took to the skies on its first commercial flight with BP lubricants on board.

Tags: Asia, Aviation, BP, innovation

4th November, 2011        

China pressures foreign brands for EV technology

China is pushing major auto manufacturers to help provide technology for electric vehicles.

Tags: automotive industry, China, innovation, OEM and automotive

24th October, 2011        

Solidified lubes stay solid

New research shows solidified lubricants do not change to liquid.

Tags: innovation, Lubricants, North America

19th October, 2011        

Sheep could solve anti-rust problems

Lanolin is proving an excellent anti-rust additive for outdoor lubricants.

Tags: Australasia, bio lubes, innovation

19th October, 2011        

Axeon develops new car battery technology

Battery specialists claim a significant improvement in range for EVs.

Tags: automotive industry, electric vehicles, Europe, innovation

6th October, 2011        

Nano 'sieves' could replace antioxidants

Nano technology research could help produce 'greener' lubricants.

Tags: additives, Asia, bio lubes, Europe, innovation

3rd October, 2011        

BP buys Brazil biofuel share

BP is to take complete ownership of joint venture ethanol operation Tropical BioEnergia.

Tags: bio fuels, BP, Brazil, S America

3rd October, 2011        

Neste renewable diesel plant onstream

Neste has fired up its renewable diesel plant in Rotterdam.

Tags: bio fuels, Europe, innovation

23rd September, 2011        

VW develops cylinder shut-off for TSI engines

VW has launched industry-leading TSI cylinder shut-off technology.

Tags: automotive industry, innovation, Volkswagen

14th September, 2011        

Amyris launches sustainable lube range

Renewable product specialists introduce a new range of Biofene-based lubricants as Albemarle helps boost base oil production

Tags: bio lubes, Brazil, innovation, N America

14th September, 2011        

Piston ring coating helps fuel reductions

An innovative piston ring coating could help fuel and emissions reductions for auto industry.

Tags: Afton Chemical, automotive industry, innovation, North America

8th September, 2011        

US DOE offers millions in vehicle innovation grants

The US Department of Energy has announced a multi-million dollar grants package for advanced vehicle research.

Tags: automotive industry, bio fuels, bio lubes, innovation, North America, Obama

22nd August, 2011        

New grease stops car squeaks

A new grease has been launched, specially designed for vehicle interiors.

Tags: automotive industry, Europe, grease, innovation

22nd August, 2011        

Canada funds new bio projects

Canada has announced further funding for biofuel and refinery projects.

Tags: bio fuels, bio lubes, innovation, N America

8th August, 2011        

New one-stop catalyst from ethanol for biofuels

US researchers have discovered a catalyst to provide isobutene from Ethanol.

Tags: bio fuels, innovation, N America

4th August, 2011        

GTL could be back in fashion

Gas-to-liquid technology could become the next trend for fuels and lubes according to Shell

Tags: Aviation, innovation, Lubricants, Shell

25th July, 2011        

Exxon launches helicopter turbine lube

A new synthetic lube has been launched by Exxon for helicopter rotor gear.

Tags: Aviation, ExxonMobil, Lubricants

8th July, 2011        

Nanolube additive and nano diamonds reduce friction

Nano technology is moving ahead in helping to reduce boundary friction.

Tags: additives, Europe, innovation, Lubricants, N America

7th July, 2011        

Italian Biorefinery project announced

Novamont and Eni to combine resources for new bio-product refinery.

Tags: additives, bio lubes, Europe, innovation

9th June, 2011        

Ecobox wins sustainability award

Shell's Ecobox has won recognition from retail giant Wal-Mart

Tags: innovation, N America, Shell

9th June, 2011        

Volvo brings F1 KERS to the streets

Volvo is adapting flywheel technology for road cars with help from the Swedish Government

Tags: automotive industry, Europe, innovation, Volvo

9th June, 2011        

Fuchs open's Australian R&D centre

Fuchs has opened a state-of-the-art R&D centre Australia as an Asian-Pacific base.

Tags: Asia, Australia, Fuchs, innovation, Lubricants

23rd May, 2011        

BASF acquires avgas innovation

BASF has acquired an innovative water-binding additive for aircraft fuel.

Tags: Aviation, BASF, Europe, innovation

13th May, 2011        

Mobil adds gear oil to range

Mobil SHC now includes gear oils in its synthetic range

Tags: ExxonMobil, innovation

13th May, 2011        

Lubes have increasing influence on OEMs says Shell

Auto manufacturers are increasingly turning to lubes R&D to help drive fuel efficiency according to Shell.

Tags: automotive industry, innovation, OEM and automotive, Shell

13th May, 2011        

Conference shows China auto strength

Major auto manufacturers and OEMs look ahead to a prosperous Chinese market at a Shanghai conference

Tags: automotive industry, China, Ford, GM, innovation, OEM and automotive, Volkswagen

11th May, 2011        

Amyris gives Brazil bio boost

Amyris has signed a major contract for sugar-based bio-additive production

Tags: additives, bio lubes, Brazil, innovation, N America

3rd May, 2011        

Marine lubes need innovation

Marine lubes need innovative performance lubes as costs and regulations change shipping use.

Tags: China, Environment, regulatory and standards, innovation, marine, Total

21st April, 2011        

Local solution to Vietnam 'bike oil recycling

A Vietnamese scientist has found a local mineral solution for recycling motorcycle lubes

Tags: Asia, automotive industry, China, Environment, regulatory and standards, innovation, Lubricants

14th April, 2011        

MSU offers fungus licence

Montana State University is offering a licence for a bio-fuel enhancing fungus.

Tags: additives, bio fuels, innovation, North America

4th April, 2011        

New 100-octane avgas additive

A new molecular additive could be a 100LL lead replacement for aviation fuel.

Tags: additives, Aviation, bio fuels

4th April, 2011        

Valvoline launches re-cycled brand

Valvoline has launched a new brand of motor oil containing re-cycled lubes

Tags: automotive industry, Inovation and environment, Lubricants, Valvoline

25th March, 2011        

Electric Rolls includes battery and gear innovations

An Electric Rolls Royce concept includes innovative battery and transmission technology.

Tags: automotive industry, electric vehicles, Europe, Inovation and environment

9th March, 2011        

Alternative fuels could dominate by 2050

New European report says transport could be sustainable by 2050 from fossil fuel alternatives

Tags: automotive industry, bio fuels, E and R Watch, Europe

21st February, 2011        

Oil surface interface could help EU green targets

University research into lubricant surface interface could help EU economy and environment

11th February, 2011        

Exxon sets drilling record and looks to Black Sea expansion

ExxonMobil sets a new drilling record and plans expansion in Black Sea exploration.

Tags: ExxonMobil, Inovation and environment, Rosneft, Russia

31st January, 2011        

Shell tests new engine and diesel formulae

Shell is testing new engine oil and nitrogen-enriched diesel products

Tags: automotive industry, Lubricants, Shell

24th January, 2011        

SARTRE demonstrates highway platooning

Road train technology to control vehicle 'platoons' has been successfully demonstrated in Europe.

Tags: automotive industry, Europe, Inovation and environment, Volvo

24th January, 2011        

Legend to grow Castor in China

Singaporean company in joint venture to develop castor fields for bio projects.

Tags: Asia, bio fuels, China, Inovation and environment

24th January, 2011        

Cosan and Amyris partnership and new Clean Power brand

Bio-lubes producers Cosan and Amyris have formed a partnership, which Canada's Clean Power reveals new enviro-brands.

Tags: bio fuels, Inovation and environment, N America

5th January, 2011        

Cuba turns to recycled oil for industry

Cuba is focusing on recycled oil as a means of fuelling industrial ovens.

Tags: Inovation and environment, S America, waste

5th January, 2011        

New additives could reduce SOX in flaring

A new range of additives has been launched designed to reduce sulphur oxide levels in refinery flaring.

Tags: additives, Inovation and environment

22nd December, 2010        

Silicone images win award

Images showing the behaviour of silicone oil have won a presitigous international award

Tags: Inovation and environment, Lubricants

22nd December, 2010        

CO2 discovery could help oil extraction

New technology has been created to make CO2 an efficient means of extracting oil.

Tags: base oil, Europe, Inovation and environment

29th November, 2010        

Afton additive gains new standard

An Afton Chemical additive range has been given Top Tier approval.

Tags: additives, Afton Chemicals, automotive industry, Inovation and environment

24th November, 2010        

Microbes came to BP's rescue

Research has shown that bacteria helped disolve the oil spilt into the Gulf of Mexico.

17th November, 2010        

Halliburton fracking fluid is food for thought

Halliburton has developed a new fracturing fluid system based on food oils and enzymes

Tags: fracking, Inovation and environment

17th November, 2010        

Japan could be source of hydrogen truck engine

Japanese scientists believe they are close to creating a hydrogen internal combustion engine for heavy trucks

Tags: Asia, automotive industry, Inovation and environment, Japan

17th November, 2010        

Mean Green hybrid machine

Volvo trucks are aiming to break the world speed record for a hybrid truck with "Mean Green"

Tags: automotive industry, hybrids, Inovation and environment, Volvo

9th November, 2010        

UK plastics to become diesel

A UK recycling company is set to generate millions of litres of diesel from waste plastic

Tags: Europe, Inovation and environment, waste

9th November, 2010        

Microalgae biofuel contribution will be vital

A new report claims that microalgae technology will make a "vital but modest " contribution to the US biofuels industry.

Tags: bio fuels, Inovation and environment, N America

3rd November, 2010        

Hybrids dominate auto news

New plans from Toyota and a global technology drive push hybrids to the top of the auto news agenda.

Tags: automotive industry, hybrids, Inovation and environment

20th September, 2010        

DME and Camelina oil head bio-fuel news

Bio-DME has been launched in Sweden, while DuPont turns to Camelina Oil as a possible bio solution.

Tags: bio fuels, Inovation and environment, N America, Scandinavia

20th September, 2010        

Bio-grease production safer with microwaves

New technology from Iowa could take the danger and time out of bio-grease production

Tags: grease, Inovation and environment, N America

6th September, 2010        

Georgia study shows strong positives for diesel additives

George Ports Authority announces very positive results for diesel additives study to show fuel and emissions savings

Tags: additives, CO2 emissions, Inovation and environment, N America

13th August, 2010        

India could lead the way in friction technology

India's state-run BPCL are set to reveal friction technology which could have a major impact on the lubes industry.

Tags: India, Inovation and environment, Lubricants

12th August, 2010        

Hard lubes piston coating brings fuel savings

Federal-Mogul has launched a new coated piston which, it claims, can save up to 0.8% in fuel consumption and reduce friction.

Tags: automotive industry, Inovation and environment, North America

12th August, 2010        

Nano lubes could extend drill life

New nanotechnology could help extend the life of exploration drill bits

Tags: Inovation and environment, Lubricants

7th July, 2010        

Merc-AMG launch electric supercar

The superfast SLS AMG is now available with electric power.

Tags: automotive industry, Inovation and environment

7th July, 2010        

Total takes advantage of marine sulphur changes

Total is claiming it's Lubemarine product will set the industry standard in low sulphur lubricants.

Tags: Inovation and environment, marine, Total

6th July, 2010        

Bio method discovered for isobutane

A new bio-based technique has been discovered to manufacture isobutane.

Tags: bio fuels, Inovation and environment, N America

1st July, 2010        

Conoco and Amsoil launch new products

ConocoPhilips has launched a new natural gas lube and Amsoil announces a new small-engine additive.

Tags: automotive industry, ConocoPhillips, Inovation and environment

1st July, 2010        

Oil in a box from Shell

Shell roll-out new Ecobox oil storage system.

Tags: Inovation and environment, N America, Shell

22nd June, 2010        

Chevron launches marine lubes

Chevron has launched its Clarity marine lubricant range into Europe.

Tags: Chevron, Inovation and environment, marine

22nd June, 2010        

Hydraulic fluid change could be predicted

New research is set to help predict the timing of hydraulic fluid and oil changes

Tags: Europe, hydraulics, Inovation and environment

7th June, 2010        

Mahindra takes electric car stake

Indian car maker has taken a stake in electric vehicle firm REVA

Tags: automotive industry, India, Inovation and environment

27th May, 2010        

Exxon launches high performance PAO

ExxonMobil Chemical has launched a new metallocene-based polyalphaolefin which will ease pressure on high-viscosity synthetic production

Tags: ExxonMobil, Inovation and environment, Lubricants

19th May, 2010        

Research grants for rail biofuels

The US Federal Railroad Administration is offering $700,000 for research into biofuels and biolubes in railway locomotives.

Tags: Inovation and environment, North America, rail

18th May, 2010        

Gazprom launches stylish synthetics

Russian oil giant Gazprom has launched a stylish new range of synthetic lubricants into the Russian and European market.

Tags: Gazprom, Inovation and environment, Russia

13th May, 2010        

Valvoline and Lubrizol share environment prize

Valvoline and Lubrizol have been awarded a joint SAE Excellence Award for their lubricant developments

Tags: Inovation and environment, Lubrizol, Valvoline

5th May, 2010        

Cheap hydrogen fuel from new catalyst?

A new catalyst has been discovered by the University of California that could lead to the production of low cost hydrogen fuel.

Tags: bio fuels, Inovation and environment, North America

5th May, 2010        

Castrol Biolubes for new Korean vessels

Castrol are providing Biolubes for five new Korean-built chemical ships.

Tags: Asia, Castrol, Inovation and environment, marine

5th May, 2010        

Castrol's Virtual Vessels for marine lubes

Castrol have develop a 'Virtual Vessel' to simplify marine lubricants selection

Tags: Castrol, Inovation and environment, marine

5th May, 2010        

Innovation & Environment News - Bulletin 112 (Apr 10)

European desire for small cars reduces emissions; self-healing starfish could prolong oil life; Indian collaboration on biofuels; 'lip gloss' for high speed trains; and Tedd Biddle gains Excellence honour.

Tags: Asia, Europe, Ferrari, Fiat, Indian OIl Corp, Lubrizol, NTPC, Porsche

20th April, 2010        

Innovation & Environment News - Bulletin 111 (Mar 10)

EPA announces renewables standards - receives qualified welcome; biofuels benefit from industrial waste and E.Coli; European buyers take low emissions options; new 'bike and LNG oils; and an interesting take on particulate traps.

1st March, 2010        

Innovation & Environment News - Bulletin 110 (Feb 10)

State of the Union gains positive welcome; US cautiously accepts Copenhagen; Wind and Water lubes technology boost; Castrol Marine go to China; and Australia boosts India's lubricants academics.

29th January, 2010        

Innovation & Environment News - Bulletin 109 (Jan 10)

World's heavy-duty vehicle suppliers and Middle East motoring experts focus on green issues; US Energy Department boosts bio funding; new innovation in ethanols; Canadian transport cleans up and majors launch new products.

4th January, 2010        

Innovation & Environment News - Bulletin 108 (Dec 09)

Asia's PAO manufacturer announces a new high-performance product; Lubrizol launches a flex fuel protector; Volvo and Mack are near zero-emission certified; new bio products and designations for industry and agriculture; and Valvoline offers a "fuel proof guarantee".

23rd November, 2009        

Innovation & Environment News - Bulletin 107 (Nov 09)

Classification and labelling for chemicals, automatic transmissions are set for a market boost, while Allison and Cat offer new heavyweight transmissions and worms like synthetic oil.

1st November, 2009        

Innovation & Environment News - Bulletin 106 (Oct 09)

Big promises at the Climate Change conference, but what impact on fuel and lubes? Algae based fuel for the US Navy; new fluid power research shows promise; and there are innovations in lubricants and transmissions.

Tags: automotive industry, bio fuels, CO2 emissions

3rd October, 2009        

Environment News - Bulletin 105 (Sep 09)

Algae, sugar and ricin are on the menu for this months' environment news, while Volvo plugs in to hybrid technology and Shell and Exxon get sand in the works.

25th August, 2009        

Innovation News - Bulletin 105 (Sep 09)

A potential time and money saving test for GF-5, the world's first liquid protein and India's own aviation lubricants make the news this month.

25th August, 2009        

Environment News - Bulletin 104 (Jul 09)

This month is mostly about plans to reduce carbon emissions and the drive to find ever more ingenious ways of developing bio-fuels.

Tags: bio fuels, CO2 emissions

13th July, 2009        

Innovation News - Bulletin 104 (Jul 09)

A new fuel test; new fluid technology for powertrains and plenty of innovation from Lubrizol are all part of the new mix this month.

Tags: Lubricants

13th July, 2009        

Environment News - Bulletin 103 (Jun 09)

President Obama's efficiency and energy legislation gains mixed support, whilst carbon capture and storage causes heated debate. New wood dissolving methods could help biofuels and Volvo looks set for battery power.

Tags: CO2 emissions, Obama, Volvo

7th June, 2009        

Innovation News - Bulletin 103 (Jun 09)

Drivetrains and transmissions lead this month's innovation including an gasoline engine with diesel efficiency and a GKN LSD for the Mazda 'hot hatch'. Dow launches its biodegradable range and Petronas' Urania goes global.

Tags: automotive industry, GKN, Mazda, Petronas

7th June, 2009        

Environment News - Bulletin 102 (May 09)

The Auto Alliance releases new biofuel guidelines, the EPA calls for comment on increasing ethanol blends, the European Whole Vehicle Type Approval Directive comes into force and the UK follows Germany into car scrappage incentives.

30th April, 2009        

Innovation News - Bulletin 102 (May 09)

The challenge intensifies for the ILASC GF-5 specification, while we bid farewell to API CG-4 and welcome a new range of low ash engine oils from LE.

30th April, 2009        


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