Iran's crude oil exports have hit 1.2 million barrels per day, almost doubling from eight months ago when the country elected a new president, a top government official said Friday.
Mansour Moazami, who holds the planning brief among the Islamic republic's five deputy oil ministers, said the numbers were 20 percent above forecasts and they would rise further.
"When the government took office, exports were around 700,000 barrels per day," Moazimi was cited as saying b...
Oil and Gas - Apr 18, 2014
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has concluded an agreement with Delta Electronics, Inc., a leading manufacturer of electronic devices in Taiwan, under which MHI will sell Delta its business assets, including machinery, in lithium-ion rechargeable batteries. As a result MHI will shift its management resources into operations in energy storage system (ESS) products employing lithium-ion rechargeable batteries.
Delta Electronics is the core enterprise of the Taiwan-based Delta Group...
Storage - Apr 18, 2014
The LNG Carrier Market 2013-2023
Technip announces that a consortium composed of Angoflex Ltda (1) (owned jointly with Sonangol) and DUCO Ltd (2) , has been awarded a large (3) lump-sum contract by Total E&P Angola. The contract consists of the umbilical system part of the Kaombo project, located in Block 32 offshore Angola in water depths up to 2,000 meters.
The scope of work covers the engineering, procurement and fabrication of 120 kilometers of umbilicals, the majority of which will be manufactured at the Angofle...
General News - Apr 18, 2014
BYD’s pure-electric bus employs many advanced technologies developed in-house by BYD’s staff of more than 15,000 engineers such as the advanced, environmentally-friendly Iron-Phosphate (or “Fe”) batteries , in-wheel hub motors and regenerative braking. The break-through Iron-Phosphate battery is fire-safe and non-toxic: there are no caustic materials contained in the battery, no toxic electrolytes or heavy metals and can be completely recycled. The BYD electric bus del...
Clean Transport - Apr 18, 2014
Amyris, the leading synthetic biology innovator and renewable products company, today announced its industrial fermentation plant, located in the town of Brotas in southeastern Brazil, has successfully resumed industrial production following a planned maintenance period.
"As expected, our Brotas biorefinery has started up well following our planned upgrades and, thanks to our experienced team, is delivering similar operational performance to what we experienced in our quality runs in...
Oil and Gas - Energy Efficiency, Refinery - Apr 18, 2014
The Energy Department today announced $4.4 million to support the application of advanced materials and manufacturing techniques to the development of next-generation hydropower technologies. Significant advancements in manufacturing over the past decade, such as the use of advanced materials, computer-aided design, and additive manufacturing technologies, have the potential to boost the performance of new, cost-effective hydropower technologies built to operate at small, distributed hydropow...
Hydro - Apr 16, 2014
The White House Thursday announced a series of measures aimed at increasing solar energy production in the United States, particularly by encouraging the installation of solar panels in public spaces.
President Barack Obama and his Democratic allies in Congress want laws to fight climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but Republicans, who hold the majority in the House of Representatives, have blocked all legislative efforts since 2011.
In response, the president has swit...
Solar - Apr 17, 2014
The LNG Carrier Market 2013-2023
The European Union said it had agreed Thursday to hold talks with Russia on its gas supplies to Europe through Ukraine, warning Moscow its reliability as an energy source was at stake.
The EU "agrees on your proposal for consultations with the Russian Federation and Ukraine with regard to security of gas supply and transit," European Commission head Jose Manuel Barroso said in reply to an April 10 letter from President Vladimir Putin.
In his letter, sent to 18 EU member stat...
Oil and Gas - General News - Apr 17, 2014