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Shipping giant sees biofuels in its future

A.P. Moeller Maersk, the world’s biggest container ship owner, is leading its industry in developing biofuels made from organic waste that could cut its carbon emissions and reduce a $6 billion annual fuel bill. Maersk is conducting tests with two…


Eco-friendly claims for ‘hybrid’ cars dismissed as gimmickry

Cars promoted as eco-friendly were criticised yesterday for pumping out up to 56 per cent more carbon dioxide than the manufacturers claim. Three models, including the Honda Civic hybrid, performed so badly in tests that their environmental claims were dismissed…


Volkert: The Man Volkswagen Would Forget

Volkswagen is hoping that it can put a scandal involving sex, bribery and corruption in the rearview mirror following the conviction of Klaus Volkert, the former head of the company's workers council, on 48 counts of inciting fraud. The 48-year-old…


Nissan Open Eco-Friendly Engineering Center

Feeling the pressure of competition from the notably green automobile giants like Toyota, Honda and Volkswagen, Nissan is ramping up its sustainability efforts. Today's official opening of Nissan's new Engineering Center in Atsugi City, Japan is part of the automaker's…


Volkswagen Increases Pay and Benefits in Mexico

After the averted weekend strike of employees over wages, the Mexican unit of German automaker Volkswagen AG agreed to a pay rise with its 11,000 unionised workers. Volkswagen’s plant in Mexico is the world’s only producer of Volkswagen’s New Beetle…

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