Month: September 2022

Listed Pharma startups in Taiwan Nikkei Biotech has published a list of pharma ventures in Taiwan. These are Company name Security code Listing date Business PharmaEssentia Corp 6446 2016 Treatment of erythrocyte hyperplasia etc. P1101 has already been launched in Europe, the U.S. and other markets Polaris Group 6550 2022 Anti-cancer drugs. P3 study of ADI-PEG20, a treatment for […]

Chinese companies build wind farms and solar fields in Jordan China’s Three Gorges International Corporation (CTGI) has built and acquired a wind farm in Shobak, Jordan. which was put into operation in 2021 with an installed capacity of 45 MW. The project could power around 30,000 Jordanian households within a year. In addition CGTI operates another wind farm and a solar power plant in Jordan. The three […]

Greening the Gobi desert under a photovoltaic umbrella A view of the site of the 500,000-kW class photovoltaic industrialization project for combating desertification by Gansu Yiheng New Energy Co. (Photo by Li Yalong) In Wuwei, Gansu Province, staff members of Gansu Billion Heng New Energy Co. were planting trees at the site of a 500,000-kW class photovoltaic field. This project is the first […]

High-level S&T meeting between China and Japan on zero CO2 emissions

The “2021-22 China-Japan High-Level Researchers Exchange Meeting (Decarbonization and Growth),” jointly organized by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) and Tsinghua University, took place on September 21 in Beijing. Nearly 30 researchers and business representatives from China and Japan participated in the activity, which focused on “virtually […]

About the sugar uptake in Clostridium thermocellum: CAS QIBEBT CUI Qiu and colleagues from the CAS Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT) have combined genetic approaches and various biophysical techniques to identify the sugar transporters in C. thermocellum.  Instead of multiple transporters to collect and move sugars like other microorganisms, C. thermocellum primarily uses transporter B to take up cellodextrins derived from cellulose. […]

Genistet, a soybean ingredient, prevents cardiovascular side effects of marijuana Researchers at the Taiwan National Taiwan University (NTU)  have found that genistein, a component in soybeans, red clover and other plants, prevents the adverse cardiovascular effects of marijuana use. The results of this study were published in the journal Cell. Epidemiological studies have shown that marijuana use is associated with an increased risk […]

Taiwan’s ITRI holds workshop on “Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence” Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) on August 2 hosted the 2022 International Workshop on Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence (AI) online. More than 500 participating experts discussed AI risk management and trustworthy AI systems. Taiwan’s establishment of a reliable AI framework, its introduction into products, and its global dissemination will lead to further growth of Taiwan’s […]

Taiwan and UK discuss offshore wind power, port development and biomass The Bureau of Energy, Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs, and the British Office Taipei, Taiwan’s equivalent of an embassy, jointly held the 4th Taiwan-UK Energy Dialogue on July 5. Experts from both Taiwanese and British government agencies and organizations were invited to share their knowledge and experiences on offshore wind power, port development policies, and […]

McDonald open first “zero-carbon” restaurant in Beijing McDonald’s China announced the official opening of its Beijing McDonald’s Shougangyuan drive-thru restaurant on September 20. This is also China’s first “zero carbon restaurant. The store will be located in an international green building. The store is designed and built in accordance with the international green building certification system (LEED) zero-emission and zero-energy standards. A […]

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