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Boeing, UAE partner for biofuel research

Boeing and UAE researchers have made breakthroughs in sustainable aviation biofuel development, finding that desert plants fed by seawater will produce biofuel more efficiently than other well-known feedstocks. The Sustainable Bio

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Libya oil output drops to 150,000 bpd over protests

Libya's oil production has fallen further to around 150,000 barrels per day (bpd), lower than last week's official estimate of around 250,000 bpd, as protesters continue to cripple the sector, an National Oil Corp official said on Wednes

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Maaden reopens phosphate, ammonia plants

  Maaden Phosphate Co (MPC) has restarted a diammonium phosphate plant (DAP) in Saudi Arabia after repairing the ammonia plant that feeds it, but the shutdowns will negatively impact profits, the co

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Growing gold on plants

  Money doesn't grow on trees. How about gold? Yes, an international team of scientists has found a way to grow and harvest gold from crop plants.   Called phytomining, the technique uses plants

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Kaspersky plans software to secure vital plants

  Russian anti-virus software company Kaspersky Lab is developing a secure operating system to run computers inside nuclear power plants and other vital infrastructure and industrial plants, its founder and CEO said.

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Customs opens endangered species campaign

Dubai Customs today opened its second awareness campaign this year at the Deira City Centre which is aimed at protecting endangered animals. This follows the success of its first campaign held last May at Mirdif City Center, a statement fr

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Bahrain law against transfer of banned plants

Bahrain has amended and approved a pan-GCC legislation on the transfer of seeds and shrubs, which could mean people caught importing, exporting or growing banned plants will face prison. The Shura Council wanted to bring the new bill, whic

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Top agri trade shows open in Dubai

World of Perishables (WOP Dubai) and International Plant Expo Middle East (IPM Dubai), the Middle East’s largest trade shows for perishables and plants, opened today (September 26) at the Dubai Airport Expo. The events were inaugurate

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ME sees surge in fruit, vegetables import

The import of fresh fruits, vegetables, plants and flowers into the Middle East region continues to witness a steady growth with Dubai alone importing Dh5.3 billion worth of products, said a government official. Abdulla Mohammed Rafia, as

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Toyota, Nissan to restart Japan plants

Japanese carmakers Toyota and Nissan said they will restart all domestic assembly plants from around mid-April after production was halted due to the nation's biggest recorded earthquake. In doing so they will join rival Honda in resuming

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