In partnership with Community Jameel and a collaboration of this year ' s strategic partners Riyada, Omantel, and ZAIN Group as a digital partner 

  • Money prizes exceed 160,000 USD in cash; Final Award ceremony held in Oman, April 19, 2018

The MIT Enterprise Forum (MITEF) of the Pan Arab Region announced the winners of the 11th edition of the Arab Startup Competition, an annual competition designed to support and celebrate innovation in the Arab world by awarding entrepreneurs and providing them with an avenue to exhibit and apply their ideas.

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The final award ceremony, in partnership with Community Jameel, and in collaboration with this year's strategic partners Riyada, Omantel, and Zain Group as a digital partner, was held in Oman on April 19, announcing nine winning teams. Community Jameel, a social enterprise organization that operates a wide range of initiatives to promote a positive society and economic sustainability, has been a founding partner for 12 consecutive years.

The winning teams were announced at the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hall 2, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman during a ceremony that attracted more than 400 investors, business entrepreneurs, media representatives and renowned public figures, such as Ahmad Al Alfi of Sawari Ventures, David Fernandez of Startup Chile, Said Al Shanfari of Omantel, Abdel Aziz Alloughani of Faith Capital Holding, and Abeer Abdullah of Riyada.

Ideas Track: 

Winner: Quirpod, Egypt, an online platform that develops students' 21st century skills through expert-developed content and an engaging UX.

1st Runner up: Spike, Lebanon, helps make diabetes management less diabetic via software and hardware innovations.

2nd Runner up: Smart Data Logger, Jordan, uses IoT and roaming cellular connection to allow real-time monitoring of the temperature of a shipment.

Social Entrepreneurship Track: 

Winner: Al Khudairi for biogas technology, Egypt, converts the waste and soil-damaging chemical fertilizers into energy. The solution also allows the production of biomethane gas, an alternative to fill gas cylinders.

1st Runner up: Fabric Aid, Lebanon, implements a successful European model that gives incentives to NGOs to collect more clothing without worrying about expenses and distribution.

2nd Runner up: Sunbox, Palestine, introduces an affordable off-grid, self-installable small solar kit for families who suffer from electricity shortage.

Startups Track: 

Winner: ProvenMed International, Tunisia, introduces a solution with options for restoring normal social life for patients suffering from Urine Incontinence.

1st Runner up: WideBot, Egypt, offer their platform to businesses to build their chatbots.

1st Runner up: Plotos, UAE, connect users to handpicked healthy yet trendy food from favorite restaurants through an innovative user-friendly platform created and endorsed by nutrition experts.

1st Runner up: Solar Foods, Sudan, a pioneer eco-friendly company in the field of food processing.

The ceremony was broadcasted live on Facebook: https://bit.ly/2K0uNZB

During the ceremony, Hala Fadel, Chair of the Board of MITEF Pan Arab said: "We are so proud that this year's biggest Arab startup event is being held in Oman. This event is not only a competition, but an opportunity for top tier Arab entrepreneurs to present and share their experiences in the area of innovation and the creation and nurturing of an ecosystem for innovation within Oman.  Investing in Arab entrepreneurship will, in turn, contribute to the revitalization of the economy, and lead to the creation of new partnerships that can eventually transform into large institutions."

Fady Mohammed Jameel, President of Community Jameel International, commented saying: "At Community Jameel, we are honoured to serve entrepreneurs across the region and have been delighted that our efforts have been so well received. The major success of the MITEF Pan Arab competition has been our record of translating ideas into successful businesses, and innovative concepts into stories of success. Since launching in 2006, we have provided financial support totalling almost $970,000 to over 430 technology and knowledge-based start-ups. More than 2,300 young and ambitious entrepreneurs have received high-level training by regional and world experts creating at least 2,600 new job opportunities."

The final event ceremony included a panel discussion entitled "Building Emerging Ecosystems" led by Hala Fadel, Founding Member and Chair of MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab, with David Fernanédz, Business intelligence at Startup Chile and Ahmed Al Alfi, Founder and Chairman at Sawari Ventures, as speakers. Another panel discussion, themed "What Silicon Valley investors want to see in MENA," was moderated by Sharifa AlBarami, Managing Director at Oman Technology Fund, with  Sharif El-Badawi, Partner at 500 Startups and Tarek Fahim, Managing Partner at Endure Capital, as speakers.

Prior to the final award ceremony, the 80 semi-finalists underwent a round of training sessions and presented their work to a jury that brought together a number of key investors and business people.

Click here for information about the Arab Startup Competition 11th edition.

About MITEF Pan Arab: Founded in 2005, the MIT Enterprise Forum of the Pan Arab Region (http://www.mitefarab.org) is one of the 28 worldwide chapters of the MIT Enterprise Forum Global, an avid promoter of entrepreneurship and innovation worldwide. The MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab has a proven record in promoting MIT-style entrepreneurship by organizing each year the MITEF Arab Startup Competition targeting 21 countries of the Arab region and attracting over 12,000 entrepreneurs a year.

About Community Jameel: Community Jameel is a social enterprise organisation that helps communities transform themselves through a wide range of initiatives. It works to create job opportunities, tackle unemployment, promote arts and culture in the Middle East and around the world, enable research for poverty alleviation and food and water security, and provide education and training opportunities. Community Jameel was formally established in 2003 to continue the Jameel family's tradition of supporting the community, a tradition started in the 1940s by the late Abdul Latif Jameel, founder of the Abdul Latif Jameel business, who throughout his life helped tens of thousands of disadvantaged people improve their lives. For more information on Community Jameel, please visit:http://www.cjameel.org

About Riyada: The Public Authority for Small & Medium Enterprises Development (Riyada) is the Sultanate of Oman's arm for the development of small and medium enterprises and the strengthening of their contribution to the local economy through a wide range of business advisory services and training programs. Riyada was established as the Public Authority for Small & Medium Enterprises Development as per Royal Decree No. 36/2013, whereby it enjoys financial and administrative autonomy and is headquartered in the Muscat Governorate with the right to establish branches in other governorates according to a resolution from its board of directors.​ 

About Omantel: Investing in the future of the nation, Omantel connects even the most remote communities of the Sultanate to each other and the rest of the world. Omantel is the Sultanate's first integrated telecommunications services provider, enabling the digital society to flourish, allowing new ways of doing business and delivering a world of information, news and entertainment. Today, Omantel boldly innovates to deliver the highest levels of customer satisfaction, the broadest and most reliable nationwide network while investing for Oman's future development. Learn more at http://www.omantel.om.

About Zain Group: Zain is a leading communications operator across the Middle East and North Africa providing mobile voice and data services to over 46.6 million active customers as of 31 December 2017. With a commercial presence in 8 countries, Zain operates in the following countries: Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and South Sudan. In Lebanon, the company manages 'touch' on behalf of the government. In Morocco, Zain has a 15.5% stake in Wana Telecom, now branded 'INWI', through a joint venture. Zain is listed on the Kuwait Stock Exchange (stock ticker: ZAIN).

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LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Technavio’s latest market research report on the global grid-connected PV systems market provides an analysis of the most important trends expected to impact the market outlook from 2018-2022. Technavio defines an emerging trend as a factor that has the potential to significantly impact the market and contribute to its growth or decline.

According to Technavio market research analysts, the global grid-connected PV systems market will grow at a CAGR of over 12% during the forecast period. The advantages associated with grid-connected PV systems are a major factor driving the market’s growth.

Most of the residential consumers prefer grid connections over off-grid connections to power their homes. Solar PV systems that are installed at homes are connected to the home appliances, meters, and the grid. Grid-connected PV systems offer significant costs savings as they eliminate the need to install batteries to store energy and other standalone equipment. The installation of such equipment and the maintenance of the system increases the cost. Therefore, a grid-connected PV system is cheaper and easier to install when compared with alternatives. Solar PV systems that are installed in residences are smaller in capacity when compared with the solar PV systems that are installed in commercial establishments and utilities. They can also generate more electricity than the consumption requirement.

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Technological advances in residential solar PV panels

Solar energy has gained popularity because of the need for clean and renewable energy. There have been numerous technological advances in solar PV systems, which have made the market more attractive. For instance, frameless solar PV modules are gaining popularity as customers prefer their appearance and performance. Frameless PV modules do not have to be grounded. Furthermore, with no metal frame, they are less likely to cause hazardous shock to workers and they usually do not corrode the frames.

“Double-sided solar panels or bifacial solar panels are an attractive product for residential customers. Double-sided solar panels can harness solar energy from both surfaces of the panel. The sunlight naturally reflects from the ground and is captured by the other side of the solar panel that is not facing the sun. This increases the efficiency of the module,” says a senior analyst at Technavio for research on smart grid.

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This market research report segments the global grid-connected PV systems market into the following end-users (non-residential and residential) and key regions (the Americas, APAC, and EMEA).

The non-residential segment held the largest market share in 2017, accounting for nearly 73% of the market. This segment is expected to witness steady growth and dominate the market throughout the forecast period.

APAC dominated the global grid-connected PV systems market in 2017 by contributing to a market share of more than 69%. This segment is expected to post significant growth during the forecast period.

 
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HOLLYWOOD, Calif., April 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Tim Schwartz, CEO of Inspire Taos, announces that cryptocurrency received from the sale of his Hollywood Hills property — a gorgeous four bedroom, five bathroom duplex with an expansive view of the city — will be invested to open Inspire Taos, a truly 21st century RV park that embraces both community and the cryptocurrency revolution. An open house of the Hollywood Hills property — located at 6253 Holly Mont Drive, 90068 — will be held April 22, 2018, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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Inspire Taos features temporary off grid hookups for RVs, tiny homes and trailers. Plans include spots for a new age strip mall to accommodate food trucks and other mobile-based businesses, a 1,600 sq ft. Taoship community space with communal kitchens, bathrooms, stage and workspace, and a live/work program supporting the local homeless community to provide job skills and support in achieving life goals.

Schwartz, who will exclusively accept cryptocurrency for his Hollywood Hills duplex currently up for sale, will use funds from the sale to invest in the development of Inspire Taos. The Hollywood Hills property, which can easily be converted to a two-story home, features four bedrooms and five bathrooms at approximately 2,770 sq ft. Each unit features two bedrooms and two and a half baths with an additional office area that can be converted to a third bedroom. The units feature all copper plumbing and central heat which can be converted to central AC, and the home also features solar panels on the roof. This property also includes a Jacuzzi with an expansive view of the city and a large grass area and garden great for entertaining.

Inspire Taos opens spring 2019. www.inspiretaos.com

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NEW YORK, April 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- New construction starts in March increased 11% from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $785.2 billion, according to Dodge Data & Analytics.  The substantial gain followed modest declines in January (down 2%) and February (down 3%), and brings the pace of total construction starts to the highest level over the past six months.  The nonbuilding construction sector, comprised of public works and electric utilities/gas plants, soared 73% in March, boosted by the start of several very large projects.  These included the $3.5 billion Mountain Valley Pipeline expansion in West Virginia and Virginia, the $1.1 billion I-405 highway project in Orange County CA, the $855 million Grand Parkway highway project in Houston TX, and a $400 million wind farm in Kansas.  At the same time, both nonresidential building and residential building eased back slightly in March, with respective declines of 1% and 2%.  During the first three months of 2018, total construction starts on an unadjusted basis were $167.3 billion, down 7% from last year (which included exceptionally strong amounts for airport terminals and natural gas pipelines).  On a twelve-month moving total basis, total construction starts for the twelve months ending March 2018 were up 1% from the twelve months ending March 2017.

The March data produced a reading of 166 for the Dodge Index (2000=100), up from 150 for February.  During the first quarter of 2018 the Dodge Index averaged 157, up 2% from the 154 average for last year's fourth quarter, while slightly below the 161 average for the full year 2017.

"The construction start statistics can show wide swings month-to-month, and March certainly qualifies as one of the stronger months due to the inclusion of several very large projects," stated Robert A. Murray, chief economist for Dodge Data & Analytics.  "Looking at the data on a quarterly basis can reduce the volatility present in the monthly statistics, and this year's first quarter shows a continuation of the up-and-down pattern that's been present over the past year – first quarter 2017 up 10%, second quarter 2017 down 6%, third quarter 2017 up 8%, fourth quarter 2017 down 9%, and now first quarter 2018 up 2%.  This up-and-down pattern typically occurs when construction is at a mature stage of expansion, characterized by a slower rate of growth.  A decelerating expansion does not necessarily mean that decline will closely follow, and there are several factors during 2018 that will help construction to stay close to recent levels.  In March, Congress reached agreement on fiscal 2018 federal appropriations, which provide additional funding for several public works programs, especially those that are transportation-related.  Greater funding continues to be present from construction bond measures passed by state and local governments in recent years.  The overall economy continues to proceed at a healthy clip, which supports healthy market fundamentals for commercial building.  And, while interest rates are rising, the increases so far have been moderate, as shown by the ten-year Treasury bill stabilizing at 2.8% to 2.9% during March and the first half of April."

Nonbuilding construction in March was $205.7 billion (annual rate), up 73% from the previous month.  The substantial percentage gain was the result of very strong March (the third highest monthly amount over the past year) being compared to a weak February (the lowest monthly amount over the past year).  The public works categories as a group climbed 62% in March, led by a 198% jump for the miscellaneous public works category which includes pipeline projects.  The $3.5 billion Mountain Valley Pipeline expansion, which is a natural gas pipeline system that spans approximately 300 miles from northwestern West Virginia to southern Virginia, provided much of the lift in March.  Highway and bridge construction climbed 29% in March, boosted by the start of such projects as the $1.1 billion I-405 highway project in Orange County CA, the $855 million Grand Parkway highway project in Houston TX, and the $318 million Kosciuszko Bridge replacement project (phase 2) in Brooklyn NY.  The river/harbor development category jumped 77% in March, aided by the start of a $580 million storm sewer and utility tunnel project in Washington DC and a $122 million harbor dredging project in Boston MA.  Sewer construction in March was unchanged from February, while water supply construction fell 4%.  The electric utility/gas plant category increased 507% in March, which was due to the comparison to an extremely low amount in February, as the March rate of construction starts was still 47% below its average monthly pace during 2017.  Large electric utility/gas plant projects in March were a $400 million wind farm in Kansas, a $125 million liquefied natural gas plant in Texas, and two solar power facilities in Hawaii valued respectively at $125 million and $115 million.

Nonresidential building in March was $243.3 billion (annual rate), down 1% from the previous month.  The commercial categories as a group retreated 13% following a 17% increase in February, with declines reported for four of the five structure types.  Hotel construction dropped 40% after being boosted in February by the start of three large projects, including the $250 million Loew's Kansas City Convention Hotel in Kansas City MO.  In contrast, the largest hotel project entered as a March start was the $78 million Jimmy Buffett Margaritaville Hotel in Nashville TN.  Office construction in March dropped 16% after being lifted in February by the start of such projects as a $600 million Google data center in Clarksville TN and the $220 million Cerner Corporation Campus in Kansas City MO.  Still, March did include groundbreaking for several noteworthy office building projects, led by a $600 million Google data center in Pryor OK, the $245 million U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services building in Suitland-Silver Hill MD, the $233 million office portion of the $300 million One Willoughby Square mixed-used development in Brooklyn NY, and the $137 million BMO Bank office tower in Milwaukee WI.  Store construction in March retreated 20%, while commercial garage construction slipped 7%.  Warehouse construction was the one commercial structure type to report a March gain, rising 37% with the help of a $130 million Amazon fulfillment center in Rialto CA.

The institutional categories as a group fell 11% in March. Healthcare facilities retreated 32% following a 50% hike in February, although March did include the start of three hospital projects valued each at $100 million or more – the $344 million Indiana University Health Hospital and academic building in Bloomington IN, the $283 million Harrison Silverdale Hospital in Silverdale WA, and the $142 million Mercy Oklahoma Heart Hospital in Oklahoma City OK.  Reduced activity in March was also reported for public buildings (courthouses and detention facilities), down 12%; amusement-related buildings, down 29%; and religious buildings, down 41%.  On the plus side, the educational facilities category increased 8% in March, led by two medical research facilities – the $200 million Children's Mercy research tower in Kansas City MO and the $109 million Health Sciences Education Center in Minneapolis MN.  March also saw the start of several large high school projects, including a $90 million high school in Indian Land SC and an $82 million high school expansion in Kirkland WA.  Transportation terminal construction grew 40% from a weak February, helped by the start of a $154 million station improvement project on the Long Island Railroad in New York.  Offsetting the overall declines for commercial and institutional building in March was a 280% jump by the manufacturing building category, which benefited from the start of a $1.0 billion natural gas processing facility in Pierce CO, a $750 million chemical processing plant in Rosemount MN, a $500 million cryogenic natural gas processing plant in Slovan PA, and a $200 million cryogenic natural gas processing plant in Arkoma OK.

Residential building in March was $336.2 billion (annual rate), down 2% from the previous month.  Multifamily housing slipped 7% following a 6% gain in February and a 36% hike in January.  The number of large multifamily projects entered as construction starts stayed high, with March seeing 13 multifamily projects valued each at $100 million or more reach groundbreaking, slightly more than the 11 such projects entered as February starts (which included the $700 million City View Tower in Queens NY).  The largest multifamily projects entered as construction starts in March were the $398 million multifamily portion of the $450 million Seattle Times mixed-use development in Seattle WA, the $220 million multifamily portion of the $250 million Broadway Block mixed-use development in San Diego CA, and the $217 million multifamily portion of a $258 million mixed-use development in Weehawken NJ.  In March, the top five metropolitan areas ranked by the dollar amount of multifamily starts were – New York NY, Seattle WA, Boston MA, Los Angeles CA, and Miami FL.  Metropolitan areas ranked 6 through 10 were – Washington DC, Austin TX, San Diego CA, Denver CO, and Dallas-Ft. Worth TX.  Single family housing in March was unchanged from February, extending the steady pace that was present during the previous four months.

The 7% decline for total construction starts on an unadjusted basis during this year's January-March period compared to the last year reflected decreased activity for two of the three main sectors.  Nonresidential building fell 17% year-to-date, with commercial building down 16% and institutional building down 24%, while manufacturing building grew 39%.  Nonbuilding construction fell 15% year-to-date, with public works down 10% and electric utilities/gas plants down 48%.  Residential building grew 7% year-to-date, with single family housing up 4% and multifamily housing up 12%.  By geography, total construction starts for the first three months of 2018 versus last year showed this performance – the South Atlantic, down 1%; the South Central, down 5%; the West, down 9%; the Midwest, down 10%; and the Northeast, down 14%.

Useful perspective comes from looking at twelve-month moving totals, in this case the twelve months ending March 2018 versus the twelve months ending March 2017.  On this basis, total construction starts were up 1%.  By major sector, residential building advanced 3%, with single family housing up 7% while multifamily housing retreated 6%.  Nonresidential building slipped 1%, with institutional building down 1% and commercial building down 6%, while manufacturing building climbed 32%.  Nonbuilding construction was also down 1%, with public works up 2% and electric utilities/gas plants down 16%.

March 2018 Construction Starts

March 2018 Construction Starts



































Monthly Summary of Construction Starts







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        Monthly Construction Starts








Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rates, in Millions of Dollars


















March 2018


February 2018


% Change 






Nonresidential Building

$243,293


$246,059


-1






Residential Building

336,240


343,409


-2






Nonbuilding Construction

205,703


119,208


+73






Total Construction

$785,236


$708,676


+11
































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                           March 2018 ….…..166  









                           February 2018…..150

































Year-to-Date Construction Starts








Unadjusted Totals, in Millions of Dollars




















3 Mos. 2018


3 Mos. 2017


% Change 






Nonresidential Building

$53,660


$64,699


-17






Residential Building

77,472


72,727


+7






Nonbuilding Construction

36,206


42,766


-15






Total Construction

$167,338


$180,192


-7


















  Total Construction, excluding










   electric utilities/gas plants

$164,453


$174,640


-6

















About Dodge Data & Analytics:  Dodge Data & Analytics is North America's leading provider of analytics and software-based workflow integration solutions for the construction industry. Building product manufacturers, architects, engineers, contractors, and service providers leverage Dodge to identify and pursue unseen growth opportunities and execute on those opportunities for enhanced business performance. Whether it's on a local, regional or national level, Dodge makes the hidden obvious, empowering its clients to better understand their markets, uncover key relationships, size growth opportunities, and pursue those opportunities with success. The company's construction project information is the most comprehensive and verified in the industry. Dodge is leveraging its 100-year-old legacy of continuous innovation to help the industry meet the building challenges of the future.  To learn more, visit www.construction.com.

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SONOMA, Califórnia, 20 de abril de 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- A Shell Lubricants e a AirFlow Truck Company apresentaram uma nova carreta hipereficiente em consumo de combustível. Esse veículo de próxima geração, nomeado Starship, foi projetado e construído pelas empresas com o objetivo de demonstrar o que é possível em redução da demanda por energia em transporte de carga. A carreta usa tecnologias disponíveis atualmente para minimizar a quantidade de energia que consome para transportar carregamentos de cargas de um lugar para outro. A carreta está em exibição pública, no momento, no evento gratuito "Shell Make the Future California" ("A Shell faz a Futura Califórnia") no autódromo de Sonoma). (www.shell.us/makethefuturecalifornia)

"Buscamos projetos como o da iniciativa Starship para manter a Shell na vanguarda do desenvolvimento tecnológico e eficiência energética. Trabalhar com a AirFlow Truck Company e outras fornecedoras proporciona à Shell Lubricants a oportunidade de se alinhar com empresas inovadoras, para explorar o que é realmente possível em termos de eficiência de consumo de combustível", disse o gerente de Tecnologia para Inovação da Shell Lubricants, Robert Mainwaring. "O transporte responde por mais de um quarto do uso total de energia no mundo e um quinto das emissões globais de dióxido de carbono relacionadas à energia: 72% das quais é atribuída ao transporte em rodovias, do qual os caminhões representam uma parte significativa. Aumentar a eficiência e a economia de combustível no setor de transporte comercial pode, portanto, resultar em progresso considerável para ajudar a reduzir as emissões".

Com novas regulamentações para economia de combustíveis no horizonte em todo o mundo e a necessidade de manter os avanços em economia de combustíveis, a Shell Lubricants reconhece que uma abordagem holística para produzir avanços é importante. Entretanto, obter melhoras significativas em economia de combustível em transporte rodoviário de carga pesada é um processo desafiador, em vista do tamanho e construção de um cavalo mecânico e de um reboque. E essa é uma área em que não se tem colocado muito foco nas últimas décadas.

"A Shell acredita firmemente que relacionamentos colaborativos e engenharia conjunta são essenciais para a redução efetiva de emissões e aperfeiçoamentos em eficiência e desenvolveu tais relacionamento de engenharia conjunta com diversos fabricantes de equipamentos originais (OEMs), líderes mundiais de mercado", disse Mainwaring. "O relacionamento com a AirFlow Truck Company e outras fornecedoras para desenvolver o Projeto Starship faz parte de um processo colaborativo liderado pela Shell, que encoraja a engenharia conjunta e resultou em uma carreta que será usada para desafiar como a eficiência de transporte rodoviário é definida. Nos últimos anos, desenvolvemos um carro conceito que explorou o papel que pesos leves, racionalização e lubrificação exerceram no transporte pessoal. A carreta Starship é o equivalente do Carro Conceito da Shell para transporte de carga".

A Shell forneceu consulta técnica sobre componentes do motor e da transmissão, bem como recomendações para necessidades de lubrificantes para uso na carreta do Projeto Starship. A carreta usa óleo de motor de trabalho pesado (heavy duty), totalmente sintético e com baixa viscosidade de próxima geração. O uso de óleos básicos totalmente sintéticos, mais a avançada tecnologia de aditivos, fornece proteção contra desgaste, depósitos e decomposição do óleo. A baixa viscosidade garante economia superior de combustível, em comparação com o SAE 15W-40 convencional. A tecnologia de lubrificação compartilha a mesma viscosidade do Shell Rimula Ultra E+ e está sendo testada por fabricantes de equipamentos originais (OEMs) em todo o mundo.

"Na condição de líder em lubrificantes de trabalho pesado, temos a responsabilidade com o setor que vai além de nossos produtos simplesmente. É por isso que estou tão orgulhoso dessa colaboração com a AirFlow Trucking, que fornece uma oportunidade única de explorar formas de melhorar a economia de combustível em aplicação de transporte. Indo em frente, precisamos criar soluções para o desafio mundial de energia, tais como a do projeto Starship, que irá beneficiar nossos clientes, motoristas e o mundo em geral durante muitos anos", disse o gerente de marca global para Heavy Duty Lubricants, Chris Guerrero.

Antes de sua primeira exibição pública no evento "Shell Make the Future" em Sonoma, as empresas continuaram a fazer o ajuste fino da carreta. Em maio de 2018, a Shell e a AirFlow Truck Company irão demonstrar o desempenho da carreta Starship em viagem costa a costa nos EUA, começando na Califórnia e terminando na Flórida. A carreta irá transportar a quantidade máxima viável de carga, dentro do peso bruto permitido do veículo de 36.287 quilos (80.000 libras).

A eficiência de tonelada por carga e a economia de combustível serão medidas em toda a viagem e os resultados serão divulgados. A eficiência de tonelada por carga é o principal indicador a ser medido na carreta Starship. A Shell e a Airflow acreditam que essa é a medida mais significativa de eficiência do transporte de carga. É definida como a energia requerida para transportar a carga do ponto A para o ponto B. Maximizar o volume da carga que a carreta vai transportar irá diminuir a economia de combustível. No entanto, irá melhorar a eficiência da tonelada por carga e reduzir as emissões de carbono específicas do peso.

As lições aprendidas do Projeto Starship são globalmente relevantes. Em todo o mundo, o setor de transporte rodoviário está unido no desafio de "ir mais longe com menos" ("go further with less"), de reduzir o consumo de combustível enquanto maximiza a carga, na busca de reduzir custos e cumprir as regulamentações relativas à economia de combustível. A carreta opera com a moderna tecnologia do motor Classe 81, cujas demandas são reproduzidas mundialmente, temperaturas mais altas, desgaste mecânico e corrosivo, minimizando acúmulo de depósitos e a necessidade de intervalos para troca de óleo e vida do motor maiores. Uma grande seleção de tecnologias inovadoras para aumentar a eficiência (do combustível) está disponível comercialmente em muitos mercados do mundo. Usamos uma variedade delas na carreta Starship. Portanto, essas são soluções que os proprietários de veículos de transporte de carga de todo o mundo podem implementar rapidamente, para trazer benefícios para seus próprios veículos. O projeto Starship é uma etapa na jornada para enfrentar o desafio mundial da energia – uma jornada que irá beneficiar o setor de transporte rodoviário diretamente e, de uma forma mais ampla, o meio ambiente. Para se manter informado sobre as últimas atividades da Airflow Starship, visite www.shell.com/starship.

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Tecnologia da carreta Starship

  • A carreta Starship é conhecida como um veículo de Classe 8 nos EUA: essa classificação específica dos EUA é determinada com base no índice de peso bruto do veículo (GVWR – gross vehicle weight rating). As classes variam de 1 a 8 e são classificadas pela Administração Federal de Rodovias do Departamento de Transporte (FHWA – Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration).
  • A carroceria do cavalo mecânico do Projeto Starship tem projeto sob medida 100% aerodinâmico, feita de fibra de carbono. Isso inclui as saias laterais, o capuz e a extremidade inicial.
  • A carreta do Projeto Starship tem um motor de 6 cilindros, de 400 cavalos-vapor e 2.508 newton metros (1.850 libras pés) de torque. O motor padrão foi calibrado com a transmissão para operar em velocidades muito baixas e descendo até 800 rpm.
  • Portinholas de grade ativas (ativas com base na temperatura para maximizar a aerodinâmica e a eficiência) se abrem para permitir o fluxo de ar para o radiador e para o compartimento do motor para resfriamento. Quando o resfriamento não é necessário, as portinholas se fecham automaticamente, fazendo com que o ar se redirecione em torno do veículo. O resultado é menor arrasto aerodinâmico e redução do consumo de combustível. Além disso, portinholas fechadas em tempo frio reduz o tempo de aquecimento do motor.
  • A carreta terá, no futuro, um sistema de eixo elétrico híbrido com motor e eixo elétricos substituindo o eixo traseiro não dirigível do cavalo mecânico. Isso irá resultar em aumento de potência em graus de subida, onde a maioria do combustível é consumida, com o eixo transferindo energia para fora da carreta e alimentando a bateria para aceleração e frenagem. Uma configuração do eixo para baixa rotação e alto torque (downspeeding), com o uso de controles avançados do motor e transmissão manual automatizada também garante maior eficiência, bem como bom poder de tração.
  • Um painel solar de 5.000 watts no teto do reboque carrega e armazena energia em um banco de baterias de 48 volts, o que é suficiente para alimentar cargas normais da carreta como luzes, limpadores de para-brisa, motores de ventilador, calibradores, ar condicionado, aquecedor, micro-ondas e outros componentes elétricos.

Colaborações da Shell

  • Reconhecendo a necessidade de soluções de transporte sustentáveis, mais limpas e mais eficientes energeticamente, a Shell está colaborando e compartilhando engenharia com diversos projetos. Em 2016, a Shell trabalhou com a Gordon Murray Design e a Geo Technology na engenharia conjunta do Carro Conceito da Shell – veículo urbano ultraeficiente que, em comparação com o uso típico de um carro na cidade, consome 34% menos energia primária em todo seu tempo de vida.

SOBRE a AirFlow Truck Company
A AirFlow Truck Company construiu, anteriormente, duas carretas com reboque de cavalo mecânico de Classe 8 aerodinâmicas e eficientes energeticamente, a primeira em 1983 e a outra em 2012. O veículo de carga mais recente, chamado de "Bullet Truck" (carreta-bala), viajou costa a costa transportando cargas, em um peso bruto do veículo de quase 30.000 quilos (65.000 libras) e média de consumo recorde de 5,7 km/l (13,4 mpg).

SOBRE a Shell Lubricants
A Shell Lubricants produz e vende uma ampla variedade de lubrificantes, destinados a uma grande variedade de clientes, em 150 países – de consumidores a clientes empresariais. A empresa produz lubrificantes usados em setores tais como consumo automobilístico, transporte de carga pesada, mineração, geração de energia, fabricação em geral, etc. Nossas marcas incluem Pennzoil, Quaker State, Shell Helix, Shell Advance, Shell Rotella, Shell Rimula, Shell Tellus e Shell Gadus. Nossa robusta cadeia de suprimentos nos permite levar nossos produtos a clientes em todo o mundo. Isso inclui cinco fábricas de óleos básicos, 40 fábricas de mistura (e embalagem) de lubrificantes e 10 fábricas de produção de graxa em 32 países.

A forte tradição da Shell em tecnologia para lubrificantes tem mais de 70 anos. Temos mais de 200 cientistas e engenheiros que trabalham em centros técnicos especializados em lubrificantes na China, Japão, Alemanha e EUA. Temos mais de 150 patentes de óleos básicos, lubrificantes e graxas e realizamos milhões de testes todos os anos. Nossos estreitos relacionamentos com OEMs nos ajudam a manter o trabalho de produzir lubrificantes de alta qualidade. Também trabalhamos com grandes equipes de esportes motorizados, como Scuderia Ferrari, BMW Motorsport, Hyundai Motorsport e Ducati Corse para usar as corridas como laboratório de teste e, assim, levar lubrificantes de qualidade de autódromo aos consumidores nas estradas. Também oferecemos uma ampla variedade de serviços técnicos aos clientes, notadamente o Shell LubeMatch, Shell LubeAdvisor e Shell LubeChat. Para obter mais informações, visite www.shell.com.
* Kline & Company, "Global Lubricants Industry November 2016: Market Analysis and Assessment" ("Setor global de lubrificantes em novembro de 2016: análise e avaliação de mercado")

AVISO DE ISENÇÃO
As empresas nas quais a Royal Dutch Shell plc tem investimentos diretos e indiretos são entidades jurídicas separadas. Neste comunicado à imprensa, os nomes "Shell", "Shell group" e "Royal Dutch Shell" são usados, algumas vezes, por conveniência, onde referências são feitas à Royal Dutch Shell plc e suas subsidiárias em geral. Da mesma forma, as palavras "nós", "nos" e "nosso/a" também são usadas para se referir à Royal Dutch Shell plc e suas subsidiárias em geral ou às pessoas que trabalham para elas. Esses termos também são usados onde nenhum propósito útil é servido para identificar entidade ou entidades particulares. "Subsidiárias", subsidiárias da Shell" e "empresas da Shell", como usadas neste comunicado à imprensa, se referem a entidades sobre as quais a Royal Dutch Shell plc tem controle direto ou indireto. Entidades ou organizações não incorporadas, sobre as quais a Shell tem controle conjunto, são geralmente referidas como "joint ventures" e "joint operations", respectivamente. Entidades sobre as quais a Shell exerce influência significativa, mas que não controla, nem controla em conjunto, são referidas como "associadas". A expressão "participação da Shell" é usada por conveniência, para indicar a participação acionária direta e/ou indireta detida pela Shell em uma entidade ou organização conjunta não incorporada, após a exclusão de toda a participação de terceiros.

Este comunicado à imprensa contém declarações prospectivas [dentro do significado da Lei da Reforma de Contencioso de Valores Mobiliários Privados (Private Securities Litigation Reform Act) de 1995], relativas à condição financeira, resultados de operações e negócios da Royal Dutch Shell. Todas as declarações outras que as declarações de fatos históricos são ou podem ser consideradas declarações prospectivas. Declarações prospectivas são declarações relativas a expectativas futuras, que se baseiam nas expectativas e suposições atuais da administração, e envolvem riscos e incertezas conhecidos e desconhecidos, expressos ou implícitos, nessas declarações. Declarações prospectivas incluem, entre outras coisas, declarações relativas à potencial exposição da Royal Dutch Shell a riscos de mercado e declarações que expressam as expectativas, convicções, estimativas, previsões, projeções e suposições da administração. Essas declarações prospectivas são identificadas pelo uso de termos e frases tais como "objetiva", "ambiciona", "antevê", "acredita", "poderia", "estima", "espera", "metas", "pretende", "pode", "objetivos", "perspectiva", "planeja", "provavelmente", "projeta", "riscos", "programa", "busca", "deveria", "alvo", "irá" e termos e frases similares. Existem diversos fatores que podem afetar as futuras operações da Royal Dutch Shell e podem fazer com que os resultados difiram substancialmente daqueles expressos nas declarações prospectivas incluídas neste comunicado à imprensa, incluindo (sem limitação): (a) flutuações dos preços do petróleo cru e do gás natural; (b) mudanças na demanda por produtos da Shell; (c) flutuações do câmbio; (d) resultados de perfuração e produção; (e) estimativa de reservas; (f) perda de participação de mercado e concorrência no setor; (g) riscos ambientais e físicos; (h) riscos associados à identificação de aquisições potenciais de propriedades e alvos e à negociação e conclusão bem-sucedidas de tais transações; (i) risco de fazer negócios em países em desenvolvimento e países sujeitos a sanções internacionais; (j) desenvolvimentos legislativos, fiscais e regulamentares, incluindo medidas regulamentares referentes à mudança climática; (k) condições econômicas e financeiras do mercado em vários países e regiões; (l) riscos políticos, incluindo riscos de expropriação e renegociação dos termos de contratos com entidades governamentais, atrasos ou avanços na aprovação de projetos e atrasos no reembolso de custos compartilhados; e (m) mudanças nas condições de comercialização. Nenhuma garantia pode ser dada de que futuros pagamentos de dividendos irão igualar ou exceder pagamentos de dividendos anteriores. Todas as declarações prospectivas contidas neste comunicado à imprensa são expressamente qualificadas em sua totalidade pelas declarações de advertência contidas ou referidas nesta seção. Os leitores não devem colocar confiança indevida em declarações prospectivas. Outros fatores de risco que podem afetar futuros resultados estão descritos no formulário 20-F da Royal Dutch Shell para o ano encerrado em 31 de dezembro de 2017 (disponível em www.shell.com/investor e www.sec.gov). Esses fatores de risco também qualificam expressamente todas as declarações prospectivas contidas neste comunicado à imprensa e devem ser consideradas pelo leitor. Cada declaração prospectiva só é válida na data deste comunicado à imprensa, de 19 de abril de 2018. Nem a Royal Dutch Shell plc, nem qualquer de suas subsidiárias, assumem qualquer obrigação de atualizar publicamente ou revisar qualquer declaração prospectiva, como resultado de novas informações, eventos futuros ou outras informações. À vista desses riscos, os resultados podem diferir substancialmente daqueles declarados, implícitos ou inferidos das declarações prospectivas contidas neste comunicado à imprensa.

Usamos certos termos, como recursos, neste comunicado à imprensa que a Comissão de Valores Mobiliários (SEC – Securities and Exchange Commission) dos Estados Unidos nos proíbe estritamente de incluir em nossos arquivos na SEC. Os investidores nos EUA são encorajados a considerar rigorosamente a divulgação em nosso formulário 20-F, arquivo número 1-32575, disponível no website da SEC em www.sec.gov.

1 Uma carreta de Classe 8 é uma carreta de trabalho pesado, como classificada pela Administração Federal de Rodovias do Departamento de Transporte dos EUA.

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NEW YORK, April 20, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As of March 2018 more than half of Puerto Rico was still without power. In an effort to bring light to those still in need, MPOWERD Inc. CEO, Seungah Jeong, and Co-founder, John Salzinger, visited the island in mid-March to connect with their on-the-ground partners who are distributing Luci lights to the hardest hit areas.  

"There continue to be brownouts almost every day, even in San Juan. Imagine trying to re-establish your business without electricity," Co-founder John Salzinger reflects on his time in Puerto Rico. "Further out in the more rural region of Ciales, we met a thirteen-year-old boy who charges his Luci everyday before school so that he and his mother can have light each night in the one room of their home that still stands."

In 2012, MPOWERD created an inflatable solar light called Luci®, with the goal of making an affordable, clean energy product that people can use in any situation.

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"Our company offers both immediate and longer-term relief by providing reliable, waterproof, and durable inflatable solar lights to people in need," said CEO Seungah Jeong. "MPOWERD joined forces with incredible partners like All Hands, All Hearts—an organization focused on a smart response strategy to help speed up recovery after natural disasters. Together with our partners, we can help build resilience while preparing communities in Puerto Rico for future events."

Other notable NGO's that MPOWERD has worked with in Puerto Rico include; Rock Steady for Life, Oxfam International, The Humane Society, International Medical Corps, and C+Feel=Hope.

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The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2014 through 2022. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research.

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Bromine in Metric Tons by the following Application Areas:

  • Flame Retardants
  • Drilling Fluids
  • Organic Intermediates
  • Water-Treatment Chemicals
  • Other Applications.

The report profiles 30 companies including many key and niche players such as:

  • Albemarle Corporation (USA)
  • Arab Potash Company (Jordan)
  • Chemada Fine Chemicals Company Ltd. (Israel)
  • Clearon Corporation (USA)
  • DowDuPont Inc. (USA)
  • Gulf Resources Inc., (China)
  • Hindustan Salts Limited (India)
  • Honeywell International Inc. (USA)
  • Israel Chemicals Limited (ICL) (Israel)
  • ICL-IP America, Inc. (USA)
  • Jordan Bromine Company Ltd. (Jordan)
  • LANXESS AG (Germany)
  • MORRE-TEC Industries, Inc. (USA)
  • Oceanchem Group (China)
  • Perekop Bromine (Ukraine)
  • Shouguang Luyuan Salt Chemical Co. Ltd (China)
  • Solaris ChemTech Industries Ltd. (India)
  • Tata Chemicals Ltd. (India)
  • Tetra technologies, Inc. (USA)
  • Tosoh Corporation (Japan)

Key Topics Covered:

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW
Bromine: An Introductory Prelude
Global Market Outlook
New Applications to Play Key Role in Future Growth
Asia-Pacific: The Largest & Fastest Growing Regional Market
China Plays Pivotal Role in Asia-Pacific's Predominance
Contribution of Developed Regions Remains Robust
Stable Economic Scenario Lends Momentum for Market Growth
Competitive Scenario
ICL Dominates the World Bromine Market
Bromine Reserves & Production Statistics

2. MARKET TRENDS, GROWTH DRIVERS & ISSUES
Flame Retardants: The Primary End-Use Market for Bromine
Eco-Friendly Polymeric Flame Retardants to Drive Future Growth of BFRs Market
Concerns over BFRs Usage in Electronics Casings
Increasing Activity in the Oil & Gas Sector Bodes Well for Brominated Drilling Fluids
Brominated Organic Intermediates Aid Market Expansion
Bromine Based Flow Batteries for Grid Energy Storage Systems
Key Advantages of Large Scale Electrochemical Energy Storage Technologies
Energy Storage Technologies: Key Features Comparison for NaS Battery, Lithium-ion Battery, and Flow Battery Technology
Novel Opportunities through R&D of Grid Electricity Storage Batteries
Rubber Industry Enhances Prospects of Brominated Organic Intermediates
Growing Use Case of Bromobutyl Rubber
Bromine Compounds Assume Critical Importance in Water Treatment Applications
End-Use Application Areas in Industrial Water Treatment Sector and Role of Bromine
Growing Image in Mercury Emissions Reduction: Strong Growth Driver
Effectiveness of Calcium Bromide in Reducing Mercury Emission
Bromine Gains Traction in Pharmaceutical Compounds & Catalysts
Brominated Pesticides Seek to Foray Agricultural Sector
Market Issues & Challenges
Environmental Issues Continue to Niggle Market Prospects
Alternatives to Methyl Bromide
Need of the Hour

3. PRODUCT OVERVIEW
Introduction
Production Methods
Air Blowing Process
Steaming Out Process
Derivatives of Bromine
Various forms of Bromine
Calcium Bromide (CaBr2)
Potassium Bromide (KBr)
Methyl Bromide
Legal Issues Related to Methyl Bromide
Sodium Bromide
Applications of Bromine
Flame Retardants
Drilling Fluids
Organic Compounds
Water Treatment Chemicals
Other End-Uses
Agriculture
Pharmaceutical Industry
Automobile Industry
Photography

4. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS/INNOVATIONS
ICL Innovation Develops Bromine-based Perovskite Material
Primus Power Launches Second-Generation Zinc Bromine Flow Battery
Threshold Initiates Phase 2 Clinical Trial of Tarloxotinib Bromide
WEW Introduced 8,350-Liter (2,205-Gal-Lon) Bromine Tank
Boehringer Ingelheim Rolls Out STIOLTO RESPIMAT
Elestor Develops Hydrogen Bromide Flow Battery
ICL Installs Bromine-Based Battery

5. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY
ICL to Divest St. Louis-based Fire Safety & Oil Additives Businesses to SK Capital
LANXESS Acquires Chemtura
Gulf Resources to Rectify Bromine Factories in China
Gulf Resources Merges Yuxin Chemical & Rongyuan Chemical
Gulf Resources Constructs New Brine Water & Natural Gas Well Field in Sichuan
Tosoh Consolidates Subsidiaries
Great Lakes Solutions Inaugurates New Facility in Arkansas
SCHC Signs Demolition Compensation Agreement with Local Authority
ICL's Industrial Products Segment Divests Clearon
Albemarle Inks an Agreement with ICL
Albemarle Completes Divestiture of Martinswerk Business
Chemtura Exits from HBCD-Based Flame Retardants Market
Chemetall Takes Over Shanghai Chemetall Joint Venture
Albemarle Completes Acquisition of Rockwood Holdings
Tosoh Inks Agreement with Chemtura for Distribution of Emerald Innovation 1000
Gulf Resources Acquires Shouguang City Rongyuan Chemical

6. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS

7. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE

Total Companies Profiled: 30 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries 31)

  • The United States (4)
  • Japan (1)
  • Europe (2)
    • Germany (1)
    • Rest of Europe (1)
  • Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (19)
  • Middle East (5)

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SONOMA, California, 20 de abril de 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Shell Lubricants y AirFlow Truck Company han presentado un nuevo camión hipereficiente en consumo de combustible. Este vehículo de próxima generación, denominado Starship, fue diseñado y construido por ambas compañías con el objetivo de demostrar cuáles son las posibilidades reales de reducción de la demanda de energía en el transporte de carga. El camión utiliza las tecnologías disponibles actualmente para minimizar la cantidad de energía que se necesita para transportar una carga de un lugar a otro. El Starship se encuentra en exhibición en el evento gratuito Make the Future California de Shell en Sonoma Raceway. (www.shell.us/makethefuturecalifornia)

"Para mantener a Shell a la vanguardia del desarrollo tecnológico y la eficiencia energética, buscamos proyectos tales como la iniciativa Starship. El trabajo con AirFlow Truck Company y otros proveedores brinda a Shell Lubricants la oportunidad de apoyar a compañías innovadoras para explorar las posibilidades reales en el ahorro de combustible", comenta Robert Mainwaring, gerente de tecnología para la innovación de Shell Lubricants. "El transporte da cuenta de más de un cuarto del total del uso de energía del mundo y de la quinta parte de las emisiones globales de dióxido de carbono relacionadas con la energía: el 72% es atribuible al transporte en carreteras, y los camiones representan una parte importante de ese porcentaje. En consecuencia, el aumento de la eficiencia y la mejora en el ahorro de combustible en el sector del transporte comercial podrían ayudar a hacer considerables progresos en la reducción de las emisiones".

En vista de la inminencia de nuevas regulaciones para el ahorro de combustible en todo el mundo y la necesidad de avances continuos en dicho ahorro, Shell Lubricants reconoce la importancia de un enfoque holístico para alcanzar progresos. No obstante, el logro de mejoras importantes en el ahorro de combustible en los camiones pesados es todo un desafío, dado el tamaño y la construcción de un tractor y un remolque, y es un área que no ha sido muy tenida en cuenta en las últimas décadas.

"Shell cree firmemente que las relaciones colaborativas de diseño conjunto son esenciales para la reducción eficaz de las emisiones y las mejoras en la eficiencia, y ha desarrollado ese tipo de relaciones con varios fabricantes de equipos originales de primer nivel mundial", agrega Mainwaring. "La relación con AirFlow Truck Company y otros proveedores para desarrollar el Proyecto Starship es parte de un proceso de colaboración encabezado por Shell para estimular el diseño conjunto y ha dado como resultado un camión que se utilizará para cuestionar la definición de eficiencia en el transporte de carga. En años recientes, desarrollamos un automóvil conceptual que exploraba el papel del peso ligero, la aerodinamia y la lubricación en el transporte personal. Starship es el equivalente del automóvil conceptual de Shell para el transporte de carga".

Shell brindó asesoramiento técnico sobre los componentes del motor y el tren motriz, así como recomendaciones sobre las necesidades de lubricantes para uso en el camión del Proyecto Starship. El camión utiliza aceite para motores usados en trabajos pesados totalmente sintético y de baja viscosidad de nueva generación. El uso de aceites de base totalmente sintéticos más una tecnología aditiva avanzada ofrece protección contra el desgaste, los depósitos y la descomposición del aceite. La viscosidad más baja ofrece un ahorro de combustible superior al del SAE 15W-40 convencional. La tecnología de lubricación tiene la misma viscosidad que el Shell Rimula Ultra E+ y está siendo sometida a prueba por fabricantes de equipos originales de todo el mundo.

"Como líderes en lubricantes para trabajos pesados, tenemos una responsabilidad con la industria que va más allá de nuestros productos. Por eso estoy tan orgulloso de esta colaboración con AirFlow Trucking, que ofrece una oportunidad única para explorar formas de ahorrar combustible en el transporte. En el futuro, para enfrentar el desafío energético mundial, necesitaremos soluciones creativas como Starship, que beneficien a nuestros clientes, los conductores y el mundo en general en los próximos años", dice Chris Guerrero, gerente global de marca de lubricantes para trabajos pesados.

Antes de su primera exhibición pública en el evento Make the Future de Shell en Sonoma, las compañías han continuado con la puesta a punto del camión. En mayo de 2018, Shell y AirFlow Truck Company mostrarán el desempeño del Starship en un recorrido de costa a costa en los Estados Unidos que comenzará en California y concluirá en la Florida. El camión transportará la carga máxima admisible para el peso bruto permitido del vehículo, de 36.287 kg/80.000 libras.

A lo largo del camino se medirá la eficiencia de consumo por tonelada y el ahorro de combustible, y los resultados se difundirán públicamente. La eficiencia de consumo por tonelada es el principal indicador que se medirá en el camión Starship. Shell y AirFlow consideran que esta es la medición más significativa de la eficiencia del transporte de carga. Se define como la energía que se requiere para transportar una carga de un punto A a un punto B. La maximización de la cantidad de carga que lleva el camión disminuirá el ahorro de combustible, pero mejorará la eficiencia de consumo por tonelada y reducirá las emisiones de carbono específicas del peso.

Las lecciones que pueden obtenerse del Proyecto Starship tienen importancia global. El sector del transporte en camiones en todo el mundo está unido en el desafío de "ir más lejos con menos" y reducir el consumo de combustible maximizando al mismo tiempo la carga, en busca de menores costos y de satisfacer las regulaciones de ahorro de combustible. El camión opera con una tecnología motriz moderna de Clase 81 , cuyas demandas se reproducen en todo el mundo; temperaturas más altas, desgaste mecánico y corrosión, minimización de la acumulación de depósitos y necesidad de intervalos largos de cambio de aceite y de la vida del motor. Hay una gran selección de tecnologías innovadoras disponibles comercialmente en muchos mercados del mundo para ayudar al ahorro (de combustible), y en Starship se han usado varias de ellas. Por lo tanto, son soluciones que los propietarios de camiones de todo el mundo pueden implementar fácilmente para obtener beneficios en sus propios vehículos. El Proyecto Starship es un paso más en el camino para enfrentar el desafío mundial de la energía global, un camino que beneficiará directamente al sector del transporte en camiones y al entorno general. Para mantenerse al día sobre las actividades más recientes de AirFlow Starship, visite www.shell.com/starship.

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Tecnología del camión Starship

  • Starship es conocido como un camión de Clase 8 en los Estados Unidos: esta clasificación específica de los Estados Unidos se determina sobre la base de la clasificación del peso bruto del vehículo. Las clases van de la 1 a la 8 y son establecidas por la Administración Federal de Carreteras (FHWA) del Departamento de Transporte.
  • La carrocería del tractor del Proyecto Starship presenta un diseño 100% aerodinámico personalizado construido en fibra de carbono que incluye los faldones laterales, el capó y la parte frontal.
  • El camión del Proyecto Starship tiene un motor de 6 cilindros con 400 caballos de fuerza y un torque de 1.850 libras por pie/2.508 Nm. El motor estándar está calibrado con la transmisión para correr a velocidades muy bajas y a 800 rpm.
  • La parrilla activa (con actividad basada en la temperatura para maximizar la aerodinamia y la eficiencia) se abre para permitir el flujo de aire por el radiador y en el compartimento del motor para su refrigeración. Cuando no se necesita refrigeración, la parrilla se cierra automáticamente y deja que el aire se reeencamine alrededor del vehículo. El resultado es una menor resistencia aerodinámica y un consumo de combustible reducido. Además, la parrilla cerrada cuando la temperatura es baja reduce el tiempo de entrada en calor del motor.
  • En el futuro, el camión presentará un sistema de eje eléctrico híbrido con motor y eje eléctricos en reemplazo del eje trasero libre del tractor. Esto reforzará la potencia al subir pendientes, que es cuando se consume la mayor parte del combustible, el eje transfiere la energía fuera del camión y alimenta la batería para acelerar o frenar. Un configuración de eje de baja velocidad que utiliza controles avanzados y transmisión manual automática brinda también una mayor eficiencia y buena potencia de tracción.
  • Un panel solar de 5.000 vatios en el techo del camión carga energía y la almacena en un cargador de 48 voltios, que es suficiente para atender las necesidades normales de los camiones, tales como luces, limpiaparabrisas, ventiladores, medidores, aire acondicionado y calefacción, microondas y otros componentes eléctricos.

Colaboraciones de Shell

  • Shell reconoce la necesidad de soluciones de transporte que sean sustentables, más limpias y más eficientes energéticamente, y por ello está colaborando y diseñando conjuntamente diversos proyectos. En 2016, Shell colaboró con Gordon Murray Design y Geo Technology en el diseño conjunto del automóvil conceptual Shell, un vehículo urbano ultraeficiente que, comparado con un automóvil urbano típico, consume un 34% menos de energía primaria en todo su ciclo de vida.

Acerca de AirFlow Truck Company
AirFlow Truck Company ha construido anteriormente dos camiones remolcadores de Clase 8 aerodinámicos y de bajo consumo: el primero, en 1983, y el más reciente, en 2012. Este último, llamado Bullet Truck, recorrió una ruta de costa a costa transportando carga con un peso bruto del vehículo de casi 30.000 kg (65.000 libras) y promedió un consumo récord de 5,7 km/l o 13,4 millas por galón.

Acerca de Shell Lubricants
Shell Lubricants produce y vende una amplia gama de lubricantes que satisfacen a un gran número de clientes, desde consumidores hasta clientes de negocios, en 150 países. Producimos lubricantes que se utilizan en sectores tales como el automovilismo de consumo, el transporte pesado, la minería, la generación de energía, la ingeniería general y otros. Nuestras marcas incluyen Pennzoil, Quaker State, Shell Helix, Shell Advance, Shell Rotella, Shell Rimula, Shell Tellus y Shell Gadus. Nuestra robusta cadena de suministro nos permite llevar nuestros productos a clientes de todo el mundo. Incluye cinco plantas de aceite de base, 40 plantas de mezcla (y empaque) de lubricantes y 10 plantas de producción de grasas, en 32 países del mundo.

La sólida tradición de Shell en tecnología para lubricantes tiene más de 70 años de historia. Tenemos más de 200 científicos e ingenieros que trabajan en centros técnicos para lubricantes especializados en China, Japón, Alemania y los Estados Unidos. Poseemos más de 150 patentes para aceites de base, lubricantes y grasas, y realizamos millones de pruebas cada año. Nuestras estrechas relaciones con fabricantes de equipos originales nos ayudan a seguir trabajando en la producción de lubricantes de alta calidad. También trabajamos con importantes escuderías, tales como Scuderia Ferrari, BMW Motorsport, Hyundai Motorsport y Ducati Corse, para utilizar las carreras como banco de pruebas para llevar los lubricantes de calidad del automovilismo deportivo a los clientes en las carreteras. Además, ofrecemos una amplia variedad de servicios técnicos para nuestros clientes, particularmente, Shell LubeMatch, Shell LubeAdvisor y Shell LubeChat. Si desea más información, visite www.shell.com.
*Kline & Company, "Global Lubricants Industry November 2016: Market Analysis and Assessment". (La industria global de los lubricantes, noviembre de 2016: análisis y evaluación del mercado).

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Este comunicado de prensa contiene declaraciones prospectivas de acuerdo con la Ley de Reforma de Litigios sobre Valores Privados de los Estados Unidos (U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act) de 1995, relacionadas con el estado financiero, los resultados de las operaciones y las actividades comerciales de Royal Dutch Shell. Toda declaración que no enuncie datos históricos es o puede ser considerada una declaración prospectiva. Las declaraciones prospectivas son declaraciones sobre expectativas futuras basadas en expectativas y suposiciones actuales de la gerencia, e implican riesgos e incertidumbres conocidos y desconocidos que podrían ocasionar que los resultados, el rendimiento o los acontecimientos reales difirieran sustancialmente de los expresos o implícitos en estas declaraciones. Las declaraciones prospectivas incluyen, entre otras cosas, afirmaciones relativas a la potencial exposición de Royal Dutch Shell a riesgos del mercado, así como afirmaciones que denotan expectativas, convicciones, estimaciones, pronósticos, proyecciones e hipótesis de la gerencia. Estas declaraciones prospectivas se identifican por el uso de términos y expresiones tales como "apunta", "ambiciona", "anticipa", "cree", "podría", "estima", "espera", "metas", "pretende", "es probable", "objetivos", "perspectivas", "planifica", "probablemente", "proyecta", "riesgos", "programa", "se propone", "busca", "debería", y otros términos y expresiones similares. Hay una serie de factores que podrían influir en las operaciones futuras de Royal Dutch Shell y hacer que los resultados difirieran considerablemente de aquellos expresados en las declaraciones prospectivas incluidas en este comunicado de prensa, tales como, entre otros: a) fluctuaciones en el precio del crudo y el gas natural; b) cambios en la demanda de los productos de Shell; c) fluctuaciones de la moneda; d) resultados de la perforación y producción; e) cálculo de reservas; f) pérdida de participación de mercado y competencia industrial; g) riesgos físicos y medioambientales; h) riesgos asociados con la identificación de bienes y objetivos potencialmente adecuados para su adquisición y la exitosa negociación y finalización de tales transacciones; i) el riesgo de comerciar en países en desarrollo y en países sujetos a sanciones internacionales; j) cuestiones legislativas, fiscales y normativas, incluso medidas regulatorias relacionadas con el cambio climático; k) condiciones financieras y económicas del mercado en distintos países y regiones; l) riesgos políticos, incluso riesgos de expropiación y renegociación de los términos de contratos con entidades gubernamentales, demoras o adelantos en la aprobación de proyectos, y demoras en el reembolso de gastos compartidos; y m) cambios en los términos comerciales. No se ofrece garantía alguna de que los pagos de dividendos futuros igualen o superen los pagos de dividendos anteriores. Todas las declaraciones prospectivas incluidas en este comunicado de prensa están expresamente condicionadas en su totalidad por las declaraciones cautelares incluidas o aludidas en esta sección. Los lectores no deben depositar una confianza indebida en las declaraciones prospectivas. Los factores de riesgo adicionales que podrían influir en los resultados futuros están incluidos en el Formulario 20-F de Royal Dutch Shell para el año finalizado el 31 de diciembre de 2017 (disponible en www.shell.com/investor y www.sec.gov). Estos factores de riesgo también califican expresamente todas las declaraciones prospectivas incluidas en este comunicado y deben ser considerados por el lector. Cada declaración prospectiva hace referencia solamente a la fecha de este comunicado de prensa, 19 de abril de 2018. Ni Royal Dutch Shell plc ni sus filiales asumen obligación alguna de actualizar o revisar públicamente las declaraciones prospectivas, ya sea como resultado de nueva información, eventos futuros u otra información. A la luz de estos riesgos, los resultados pueden diferir considerablemente de aquellos enunciados, supuestos o deducidos de las declaraciones prospectivas contenidas en este comunicado de prensa.

En este comunicado podemos haber utilizado ciertos términos, tales como recursos, que la Comisión de Bolsa y Valores de los Estados Unidos (SEC, por sus siglas en inglés) nos prohíbe estrictamente incluir en nuestras presentaciones ante ella. Se insta a los inversores de los Estados Unidos a considerar atentamente lo declarado en nuestro Formulario 20-F, Registro No. 1-32575, disponible en el sitio web de la SEC: www.sec.gov.

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BEIJING, April 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- With the release of its new generation of thin-solar embedded Hantile products, Hanergy has taken the next step forward towards realizing its vision of a world in which economic development and the environment exist in harmony.

While Hanergy's advances in the thin-film solar industry are well known – it currently holds three world records in the field – many people don't realize that the company has been a pioneer in clean energy for more than 20 years. In fact, Hanergy was originally known for building the world's largest privately-owned hydropower station – the Jin'anqiao Hydropower Station, at a total investment of over RMB20 billion (US$3.2 billion). Constructed at an altitude of 2000 meters, the station's total installed capacity is 3 million KW, generating up to 13 billion KWh on an annual basis.

Based on its early success in developing clean energy, Hanergy set its sights on becoming a global leader in clean energy technology, investing more than US$10 billion to acquire four companies possessing leading thin-film solar technologies. Today, Hanergy is a global champion of clean-energy applications and the undisputed leader in thin-film solar power.

With the recent launch of its upgraded Hantile, which combines thin-film solar panels with traditional roof tiles, Hanergy envisions a new generation of buildings that do not create environmentally damaging emissions by consuming traditional fossil fuels, and actually produce a surplus of clean energy. With each Hantile in use equivalent to planting a single tree, Hanergy is devoted to realizing its vision of a future in which development and a pristine environment are concepts that exist in harmony – rather than conflict – throughout the world.   

To further illustrate the environmental impact of a Hantile powered building – for every 100 square meters of Hantile installed on a house or building, the power produced is equivalent to burning 123 tons of coal – meaning that a single "Hantile house" can reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 322 tons, sulfur dioxide by 1045 kg and nitrogen oxide by 910 kg – the equivalent of planting 340 trees.

But to be truly disruptive, a clean energy solution needs to combine environmental enlightenment with true economic value – and this why Hantile is an ideal win-win solution for both people and the planet. For families, Hantile can be a valuable income-producing asset – for example, for a residence of 100 square meters, 8.5 KW of installed Hantile capacity would produce over 306 thousand KWh in a 30-year period, equivalent to approximately RMB 266,000 (US$42,253) as per China's power rate or twice the original investment.  

Overall, if people calculate the income from power generation, material savings, and energy savings, a Hantile investment can be recovered in as little as 7 years – and with a guaranteed lifetime of 25 years, there is a significant upside – both economically and environmentally.   

With these clear advantages, the demand for Hantile is booming – and expected to see exponential growth in China and globally. According to third party numbers, by 2022 the market for Hantile is projected to reach RMB 6,300 billion (US$1,000 billion) in China alone, and the global opportunity is expected to exceed RMB 12,600 billion(US$2,001 billion).

And there is much more to come – with global R&D centers in Beijing, Shenzhen, Silicon Valley and Germany, Hanergy is committed to maintaining a fast pace of innovation, constantly creating new world records in thin-film technology, while pushing the boundaries with high-value clean energy applications for businesses and consumers. Last year, Hanergy have made three new world records in the field of thin-film solar energy research and development and the related mass production conversion rate: the mass production conversion efficiency of gallium arsenide single-junction module is now up to 25.1%; the full-area conversion efficiency of copper indium gallium selenide glass-substrated module is now up to 18.72%; the conversion efficiency of flexible sputtering technique champion module is now up to 17.44%.

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FREMONT, Ohio, April 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Standard car batteries are 98 percent recyclable -- more recyclable than an aluminum can. And Earth Day is an ideal time to recycle old car batteries safely and easily across the United States. Crown Battery recommends contacting a local recycling center or car mechanic or visiting www.earth911.com or www.recyclerfinder.com.

"Recycling batteries protects the environment and preserves our resources," says Hal Hawk, CEO and president of Crown Battery. "Since conventional car batteries are 98 percent recyclable, there's almost zero waste. And their raw materials can be reused to build new batteries for decades."

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), lead-acid car batteries are also the most recycled product in North America.

More than 99 percent of lead-acid car batteries are recycled, a higher percentage than even aluminum cans (70.6 percent recycled) and newspapers (67 percent recycled).

Meanwhile, experts estimate that only 1 in 5 lithium-ion batteries is returned for partial recycling. Even at the USA's most efficient lithium-ion recycling plant, more than 40 percent of lithium-ion battery material still goes to the landfill. Because recycled lithium-ion materials cannot be reused to make new batteries, virgin material has to be mined for every lithium-ion battery.

But because Crown uses 98 percent-recyclable lead-acid battery technology, it can incorporate majority-recycled metals and plastics. And the company recycled 313,180 pounds (156.59 tons) of manufacturing material from January to October 2017 alone.

Over the past decade, Crown Battery has installed solar panels, ultra-efficient wind turbines and geothermal renewable energy systems to reduce environmental impacts and offset energy consumption.

Says Hawk, "Recycling and using our resources efficiently isn't just good for the environment – it's also good for business and the community."

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Since 1926, Crown Battery has been the world's leading manufacturer of advanced technology batteries. Every one of Crown's lead-acid batteries is 98 percent recyclable and comes from its ISO 9001:2008-certified headquarters in Fremont, Ohio. The plant incorporates solar panels, wind turbines, high-efficiency robotic welding and geothermal cooling.

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NORTHFIELD, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Medline today announced the completion of the second in a series of solar installations being undertaken to meet the organization’s growing sustainability goals. The 1.1 Megawatt system is estimated to generate power equivalent to 75 percent of that facility’s usage, significantly offsetting Medline’s dependency on the grid. EnterSolar, a national developer of solar programs for the commercial marketplace, worked with Medline to structure the design, engineering, and installation of the system, and will oversee the operations and maintenance of the system.

The power derived from more than 3,152 rooftop solar panels will provide meaningful environmental benefits for Medline, Rialto and the greater Southern California community at large. By using solar energy, environmental benefits are equivalent to saving nearly 92,000 gallons of gasoline a year or planting 772 acres of trees annually.

“For generations, Medline has worked shoulder to shoulder with healthcare customers to improve patient care. Corporate social responsibility helps us extend that impact even further by connecting the dots across the company and into the communities where we live, work and serve,” says Francesca Olivier, corporate social responsibility manager, Medline.

The completion of the Rialto facility system comes just one year after the completion of the first of two systems being installed at Medline’s Tracy, California distribution center. Medline is working with EnterSolar to add additional solar capacity to that facility, following a year of successful power generation.

“EnterSolar is proud to work with organizations of all sizes and missions. We’re exceptionally pleased to work with those organizations that demonstrate their commitment to sustainability in all of the regions they serve, and as such, we’re proud to partner with Medline to expand solar across their national portfolio,” said Peyton Boswell, managing director, EnterSolar.

Medline opened its first solar installation in July of 2016 at its distribution center in Aisai, Japan. On days with optimal conditions the 1,665 solar panels generate the majority of the energy needed to power the building, with the excess going back to the grid. The company also has systems in Australia, Germany and California and is working with EnterSolar to vet additional locations.

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Medline is a global manufacturer and distributor serving the healthcare industry with medical supplies and clinical solutions that help customers achieve both clinical and financial success. Headquartered in Northfield, Ill., the company offers 550,000 medical devices and support services through more than 1,400 direct sales representatives who are dedicated points of contact for customers across the continuum of care. For more information on Medline, go to www.medline.com or http://www.medline.com/social-media to connect with Medline on its social media channels.

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EnterSolar is a leading national developer of solar photovoltaic solutions to the commercial marketplace. Unique in our combination of corporate business operations and solar expertise, we work with commercial enterprises to deliver optimal solar energy with compelling, long-term ROI. Expert in the dynamic legislative environment, EnterSolar provides clients with real-time guidance in order to best leverage tax credits and other financial incentives at federal, state and utility levels. Our clients include multi-national retailers, REITS, global manufacturers, and distributors, as well as family-owned businesses. The Company’s divisions include EnterSolarEDU, which helps schools, universities and non-profit organizations leverage solar and MaxSolar, which provides operations & maintenance, asset management and technical services for commercial systems nationwide. EnterSolar is headquartered in New York City with offices in New Jersey, Connecticut, California, Massachusetts, Maryland, and South Carolina. In its last ranking, Solar Power World ranked EnterSolar the leading (#1) solar developer in New York State and in the top 10 nationally. More information about EnterSolar, and its portfolio, can be found here.

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DUBLIN, April 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

The "Capacity Management Market by Component (Solutions, and Services), Organization Size (Large Enterprise, and SMES), Deployment Type (Cloud, and On-Premises), Vertical (IT, Telecom, Healthcare, Manufacturing BFSI), and Region - Global Forecast to 2023" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

The capacity management market is expected to grow from USD 597.5 Million in 2018 to USD 1,557.9 Million by 2023, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 21.1%.

Several factors such as identifying underused resources, need for increasing efficiency by better use of existing and future resource and manage IT resource demand according to business priorities are driving the market. Verticals such as Information and Technology (IT), telecom, healthcare and life sciences, and Banking and Financial Institutions (BFSI) have contributed largely to the market.

The capacity management market is segmented by component, deployment type, organization size, vertical, and region. The solutions segment is estimated to dominate the market in 2018, while capacity management services are expected to witness the fastest growth during the forecast period. Capacity management solutions are gaining popularity as it empowers enterprises to match the growing demand of IT infrastructure for meeting business requirement in timely and cost- effective manner.

The cloud-based capacity management solutions deployment is likely to gain traction during the forecast period and grow at highest CAGR as it offers agility of on-demand resource deployment and consumption. This deployment mode is being preferred by organizations as it offers ease of access along with reduced capital and operational expenses.

The Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) segment is expected to grow at the higher CAGR in the capacity market during the forecast period. The rapid deployment of capacity management solutions by SMEs to maximize investments on infrastructure is one of the major reasons expected to drive the market growth for SMEs. However, increasing awareness and digital transformation has also influenced SMEs to adopt cloud-based capacity management solutions.

Capacity management solutions and services are being increasingly adopted by verticals, such as telecom, IT, healthcare and life science, manufacturing, BFSI, retail, hospitality, government and public, and others (including education, oil and gas and energy and utilities), to optimize the IT resource allocation and utilization for increasing the RoI and productivity thus, fueling the growth of the capacity management market across the globe. The IT vertical is expected to hold the largest market size during the forecast period. However, BFSI vertical is expected to represent prospective opportunities during the forecast period for capacity management vendors.

Key Topics Covered:

1 Introduction

2 Research Methodology

3 Executive Summary

4 Premium Insights
4.1 Attractive Market Opportunities in the Capacity Management Market
4.2 Market By Component
4.3 Market By Deployment Type
4.4 Market By Service
4.5 Market By Vertical and Region

5 Market Overview and Industry Trends
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Market Dynamics
5.2.1 Drivers
5.2.1.1 Increased Need for Cost Optimization and Effective Utilization of IT Infrastructures
5.2.1.2 Growing Need for Business Agility
5.2.2 Restraints
5.2.2.1 Low Adoption of Capacity Management Solution Among SMEs
5.2.3 Opportunities
5.2.3.1 Increasing Complexities in IT Infrastructures
5.2.4 Challenges
5.2.4.1 Insufficient Data Gathering and Retention for Effective Capacity Management
5.3 Use Cases

6 Capacity Management Market, By Component
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Solutions
6.2.1 Network Capacity Management
6.2.2 Storage Capacity Management
6.2.3 Application Capacity Management
6.3 Services
6.3.1 Implementation and Testing
6.3.2 Consulting
6.3.3 Training and Education
6.3.4 Support and Maintenance

7 Market By Organization Size
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Large Enterprises
7.3 Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

8 Market By Deployment Type
8.1 Introduction
8.2 On-Premises
8.3 Cloud

9 Capacity Management Market, By Vertical
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Telecom
9.3 Information Technology
9.4 Healthcare
9.5 Manufacturing
9.6 Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance
9.7 Retail
9.8 Hospitality
9.9 Government and Public
9.10 Others

10 Capacity Management Market, By Region
10.1 Introduction
10.2 North America
10.3 Europe
10.4 Asia Pacific
10.5 Middle East and Africa
10.6 Latin America

11 Competitive Landscape
11.1 Overview
11.2 Prominent Players Operating in the Capacity Management Market
11.3 Competitive Scenario
11.3.1 New Product Launches
11.3.2 Business Expansions
11.3.3 Mergers and Acquisitions
11.3.4 Partnerships, Agreements, and Collaborations

12 Company Profiles
12.1 IBM
12.2 CA Technologies
12.3 Netapp
12.4 HPE
12.5 VMWare
12.6 CPT Global
12.7 BMC Software
12.8 Riverbed Technology
12.9 Teoco Corporation
12.10 Sumerian
12.11 Syncsort
12.12 Teamquest
12.13 Nlyte Software
12.14 Key Innovators
12.14.1 Axway
12.14.2 Idera
12.14.3 Solarwinds
12.14.4 Turbonomic
12.14.5 Aspire
12.14.6 ASG Technologies
12.14.7 Manageengine
12.14.8 Planview
12.14.9 Helpsystems
12.14.10 Neubrain

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BAODING, China, April 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE) ("Yingli Green Energy" or the "Company"), one of the world's leading solar panel manufacturers, today announced that it plans to release its unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2017, before the U.S. market opens on Thursday, April 26, 2018.

The Company has scheduled a corresponding conference call and live webcast to discuss the results at 8:00 a.m. U.S. Eastern Daylight Time on April 26, 2018, which corresponds to 8:00 p.m. Beijing/Hong Kong time on the same day.

The dial-in details for the live conference call are as follows:

U.S. Toll Free Number: +1-866-519-4004
International Dial-in Number: +65 6713 5090
Passcode: 7687158

A live and archived webcast of the conference call will be available on the Investors section of Yingli Green Energy's website at www.yinglisolar.com. A webcast On-Demand will be available shortly after the call on Yingli Green Energy's website for 12 months.

A replay of the conference call will be available until May 4, 2018 by dialing:

U.S. Toll Free Number: +1-855-452-5696
International Dial-in Number: +61 2 8199 0299
Passcode: 7687158

About Yingli Green Energy

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE), known as "Yingli Solar," is one of the world's leading solar panel manufacturers. Yingli Green Energy's manufacturing covers the photovoltaic value chain from ingot casting and wafering through solar cell production and solar PV module assembly. Headquartered in Baoding, China, Yingli Green Energy has more than 20 regional subsidiaries and branch offices and has distributed more than 20 GW solar PV modules to customers worldwide. For more information, please visit www.yinglisolar.com and join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Weibo.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements. These statements constitute "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates," "target" and similar statements. Such statements are based upon management's current expectations and current market and operating conditions, and relate to events that involve known or unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, all of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond Yingli Green Energy's control, which may cause Yingli Green Energy's actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Further information regarding these and other risks, uncertainties or factors is included in Yingli Green Energy's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Yingli Green Energy does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required under applicable law.

For further information, please contact:

Eric Pan
Investor Relations
Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited
Tel: +86 312 8929787
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