Technology & Green construction

    DEWA’s R&D Centre invests in AI & machine learning to improve efficiency, reduce costs
    09 Aug 2022

    DUBAI, 8th August, 2022 (WAM) — Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’s (DEWA) R&D Centre employs Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) and Deep Learning (DL) to promote DEWA’s efforts to enrich the experience of customers, employees, and stakeholders. This also aims to reduce costs and carbon emissions in addition to promoting energy efficiency, smart grid […]

    Smart homes designed by students now being built in UAE
    08 Aug 2022

    Dubai: Sustainable homes designed by students who had participated in the Solar Decathlon Middle East (SDME) contest, organised by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), are now being built across the UAE, DEWA announced on Saturday. SDME was aimed at enabling the design of smart, sustainable, solar-powered homes that adopt the latest technologies. The homes […]

    287 11kV substations commissioned in H1 2022: DEWA
    24 Jul 2022

    DUBAI, 24th July, 2022 (WAM) — Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has commissioned 287 11kV substations in Dubai in the first half of 2022. This is part of its efforts to provide a state-of-the-art infrastructure according to the highest international standards. These stations are primarily in Al Merkad, Jabal Ali First, Saih Shuaib 2, […]

    UAE demand for hybrid and electric cars grows as petrol prices rise
    10 Jul 2022

    A growing number of UAE motorists are switching to hybrid and electric cars to cut costs amid rising petrol prices, experts say. The cost of petrol in the Emirates increased by 12 per cent in July, and now stands at more than Dh4.50 a litre. Vehicle manufacturers and dealerships have recorded ‘stronger than ever” demand for an alternative to petrol-based […]

    ENEC, KEPCO discuss future cooperation in nuclear sector
    05 Jun 2022

    ABU DHABI, 3rd June, 2022 (WAM) — Mohamed Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Managing Director and CEO of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), met with Seung-il Cheong, President and CEO of the Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), the joint venture partner and prime contractor of the Brakah Nuclear Energy Project, being developed in the Al Dhafra […]

    Eco-boat to revolutionise shipping industry using power of the elements
    31 May 2022

    The designer of a trimaran sailing boat has promised his revolutionary ‘concept craft’ can transform the way the maritime industry fishes and ships goods around the world. The vessel is powered by the sun, hydrogen and wind. The brainchild of Belgian professor Gunter Pauli, the boat is centred on environmental research. It cleans up the […]

    ADU previews sustainable smart construction, concrete 3D printing in ‘ADU-ASU Research Forum’
    26 May 2022

    ABU DHABI, 25th May, 2022 (WAM) — Following the success of the Research Forum in 2019 and 2021, the College of Engineering (CoE) at Abu Dhabi University (ADU), the largest engineering college in the UAE, hosted the third edition of the ADU-ASU Research Forum 2022 under the theme of “Concrete in Hot Weather: Design for […]

    Enzymes and wood biomolecules, a winning combo for sustainable packaging

    A biotechnology company hidden among the forests of southern Finland thinks trees can help sustainability in Europe to become deep-rooted. Sustainable multi-purpose products Researchers at Metgen Oy are mixing enzymes and biomolecules from wood and bark to replace raw oil-based materials. Some of these renewable biomaterials have already been developed and used in different solutions for the packaging […]

    What are ‘solar boxes’ and will they revolutionise renewable energy?
    08 May 2022

    Planes, submarines, velcro and cat’s eyes – nature is an endless source of inspiration for the world’s inventors. The field of energy might seem too complicated for such analogies, but for one electrical engineer, it was a school of fish that inspired his original solar energy design. They look more like red Lego blocks – […]

    The project reinventing the way we use things

    n the Italian city of Vicenza a pioneering project is giving used items a second life.The Insieme Social Cooperative collects furniture and other unwanted goods that would otherwise end up being thrown out. Once salvaged, the objects are reconditioned and put on sale, in an attempt to give them a new beginning. ‘Smart Re-use Parks’ The cooperative […]