International business news in short

In this week’s international business news in short, have hydrogen delivered through your letterbox, or recycle 95% of your car. Alternatively, you could drink ozone-friendly wine in the shade of a new 200 MW Brazilian wind farm.


Shell has announced that it is to deliver inexpensive power for vehicles, homes and businesses by mail. According to Shell, hydrogen to power fuel cells can be stored in ‘fuel cassettes’, and delivered to customers via UPS, Posal, FedEx or any similar delivery system. The small fuel cassettes store and enable safe transportation of hydrogen as non-pressurised, non-liquid Hydrogen H-matrix.

The Chrysler Group has announced that its innovative recycling technology will turn rubbish into a valuable product while potentially saving the vehicle industry US$320 million per year. The CARE Car II project is the second phase of the Chrysler Group’s CARE (Concepts for Advanced Recycling and Environmental) Car demonstration programme. The goals of the programme are to increase the recyclability and recovery of automobiles to about 95% by weight and increase the use of recycled materials in production vehicles.

Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates has announced that it has been named by the US EPA as a winner of the 2002 Stratospheric Ozone Protection Award, for the company’s leadership in banning methyl bromide and several other chemicals from its worldwide vineyards two years ago.

Meanwhile, Brazilian power company, Koblitz, has announced that it is in the final stage of negotiations with two companies to join forces to develop a US$200 million, 200 MW wind power project in Rio Grande do Norte.

Finally, also within the energy sector, in Mexico, Shell Gas and Power has stated that the company intends to develop a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) regasification terminal in Baja California, on the West Coast of Mexico. Shell has contracted the supply of initially 7.5 million tonnes per year of LNG, to be sourced from projects int eh Asia-Pacific region.

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