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Singapore looking at using hydrogen power in homes

KUCHING: The utilisation of hydrogen might soon be expanded into homes in Singapore as an alternative form of energy, said Singapore Power Group SP Services chief executive officer Chuah Kee Heng. “Just like Sarawak is investing in six hydrogen refuelling stations across Sarawak, we are also studying hydrogen because one of the things we are […]

Germany facilitates Mekong basin management with additional funding

The German government will provide an additional $2.2 million to bolster cross-border water cooperation and environmental monitoring in the Mekong River Basin. A signing ceremony for the funding was held in the Lao capital of Vientiane Friday, its beneficiary, the Mekong River Commission (MRC) said. This extra funding has brought the German contribution to the […]

Sarawak to emulate Brunei as global hydrogen supplier

KUCHING (Dec 12): Sarawak will emulate Brunei in supplying hydrogen to countries that use hydrogen as fuel such as Japan and South Korea. The state government, on May 25, launched the testing and operation of its pilot integrated hydrogen production plant and refuelling station project, the first of its kind in Southeast Asia. The construction […]

Thais get free eggs for recycling waste

BANGKOK (ANN): Chaiyut Thipsuwanporn, senior vice president at Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF), announced this week that the company’s food retail franchise CP Fresh Mart is joining the government’s campaign to reduce waste and will stop giving plastic bags to customers starting from Jan 1. Read more at

Total reaffirms commitment to Singapore as strategic hub

French energy giant Total officially opened its regional headquarters at Frasers Tower yesterday. The Cecil Street office, which occupies six floors and houses around 500 employees, will be its base for managing its business across the Asia-Pacific region.

Lynas relocates cracking and leaching plant

LYNAS Corp Ltd (Lynas) has selected Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, as the location for its new cracking and leaching plant, marking its first step in establishing a critical minerals hub in the Goldfields region. The cracking and leaching plant will upgrade the Lynas Mt Weld rare earth concentrate which is currently exported to the company’s rare-earth […]

Ayala and Yoma team up to close Myanmar’s infrastructure gap

YANGON — If there is one thing Myanmar needs, it is infrastructure. Now, Yoma Group, one of the country’s biggest conglomerates, is looking to build it with a partner that knows a thing or two about power grids and water supplies — the Philippines’ Ayala. Yoma and Ayala have many overlapping businesses, from property and […]

EEC endorses waste management plan

The Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) Policy Committee has approved a waste management plan in the corridor’s three provinces to deal with 5.57 million tonnes within 12 years. Under the plan, the panel aims to set up a prototype project in Rayong for waste-to-energy power generation with a capacity of 10 megawatts, with the plan feeding […]

Southeast Asia’s modern-day plague

Southeast Asia is known for its vast rainforests which constitute about almost 20 percent of forest cover with the richest biodiversity in the world. What the region is also known for is its alarming rate of deforestation. Southeast Asia has the highest rate of deforestation of any major tropical region followed by Latin America and Africa. […]

Can the Cement Industry Help Reduce Marine Plastic Waste?

Research at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) suggests that using plastic waste as a fuel additive in the cement industry can help with a substantial reduction in marine plastic pollution in Thailand. Instead of converting plastic into electricity, AIT researchers estimated the potential of converting plastic into heat. While the efficiency of converting plastic […]