Honda Becomes The Newest Member Of The Clean Energy Partnership
The European based Clean Energy Partnership (CEP) has announced that Honda will become the newest member of the CEP program. Clean Energy Partnership, which includes Shell, Toyota, BMW, Ford and others as partners, is one of the largest fuel cell vehicle ad hydrogen demonstration projects in the world. The goal of the consortium is to bring the top vehicle makers, infrastructure and energy companies and governments together to display Europe as a leader in clean energy technology. Honda has had fuel cell electric vehicles in Europe since 2009 and will support CEP activities with two FCX Clarity fuel cell electric vehicle models.
Maersk Adds Sustainable Container Floors
Maersk Line has decided to end the purchasing of containers that have floors made of uncertified tropical hardwood. Most shipping lines purchase containers that have tropical hardwood floors which creates a demand of about 1.2-1.5 million cubic metres of hardwood annually to meet demand for new containers. Maersk Line’s new policy has refocused the company’s attention on having floors made of timber from sources employing responsible forestry practices or non-wood alternatives such as bamboo and recycled plastic. As of this broadcast, Maersk Line has purchased 64,000 containers that follow the new sustainable policy. The company has plans to add approximately 3 million sustainable containers within the next 5 years.
University of Missouri engineer part of the team making solar panels more effective in collecting energy