Archive | May, 2009

JAPAN: Hitachi develops high-powered lithium-ion battery for use in hybrid electric vehicles

(EnergyAsia, June 1, Monday) — Japan’s electronics giant Hitachi Ltd said it and subsidiary, Hitachi Vehicle Energy Ltd (HVE), have developed a lithium-ion battery with the world’s highest power density of 4,500 W/kg. The new battery with 1.7 times the output of the company’s mass-produced automotive lithium-ion batteries will become available to domestic and overseas […]

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JAPAN: Sanyo claims HIT solar cells achieved highest energy conversion efficiency of 23%

(EnergyAsia, June 1, Monday) — Japan’s Sanyo Electric Co Ltd said it has set yet another record for the world’s highest energy conversion efficiency in practical size (100 cm2 or more) crystalline silicon-type solar cells, achieving a efficiency of 23% at a research level for its proprietary HIT solar photovoltaic cells. The company said it […]

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VIETNAM: Vinacomin to invest 73-trillion dong to develop country’s largest coal deposit

(EnergyAsia, June 1, Monday) — Vietnam’s state coal monopoly, Vinacomin, said it is planning to invest 73-trillion dong to mine the country’s biggest coal deposit in the northern region’s Red River Delta Basin. (US$1=17,800 dong). The company said it is looking to develop 11 projects from the estimated 210 billion tonnes of deposit that is […]

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JAPAN: EV adoption boosted by new battery switching technology and charging infrastructure

(EnergyAsia, June 1, Monday) — A California, US-based electric vehicle services provider and intelligent network builder said it has helped the mass-market adoption of electric vehicles (EV) by unveiling what it says is the world’s first battery switch technology that comes along with electric car charging spots. “This simple range extension technology delivers a cleaner, […]

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VIETNAM: Cavico subsidiary receives investment certificate for wind power plant

(EnergyAsia, June 1, Monday) — Cavico Corp, a leading infrastructure development company in Vietnam, said its wholly owned subsidiary, Cavico Transportation, has received its investment certificate from the Lam Dong’s People Committee for the wind power plant in Cau Dat-Xuan Truong Village in Lam Dong province. Cavico had earlier announced that it planned to actively […]

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CHINA: Suntech to build 1.5MW solar system in Jiangsu province

(EnergyAsia, June 1, Monday) — NYSE-listed Suntech Power Holdings Co Ltd, the world’s largest manufacturer of crystalline silicon photovoltaic (PV) modules, said it is planning to build a 1.5MW solar system in HuaiAn city in China’s Jiangsu province. Working with Jiangsu Guoxin Asset Management Group Ltd, Suntech said it expects to complete the project by […]

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AUSTRALIA: Two local firms to jointly build country’s largest solar power system

(EnergyAsia, June 1, Monday) — Two Australian firms said they have teamed up to design and build the country’s largest solar photovoltaic power system at the Adelaide Showground. Built Environs, a building and engineering company, and Solar Shop Australia, a National provider of grid connect solar systems, said the proposed one-MW rooftop solar power system […]

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CHINA: CNOOC to build new base in Fujian to store oil, support upstream activities

(EnergyAsia, May 29, Friday) — China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), the country’s biggest offshore oil and gas producer, is developing a large multi-purpose base in Fujian province to store crude oil and products, manufacture petrochemicals, build ships and support its exploration and production activities. The project’s first phase on a 63-sq km site, almost […]

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INDIA: Construction begins on Mangalore’s Rs10-billion crude oil storage facility

(EnergyAsia, May 29, Friday) — Construction work has begun on a strategic crude oil storage facility in the port city of Mangalore in India’s southwestern Karnataka state. The Rs10 billion project is expected to be completed in 2012. (US$1=Rs47). Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserves Limited (ISPRL) chief manager S Vijayananda led the foundation stone laying ceremony […]

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