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HKTDC welcomes plans for border re-opening between Mainland China and Hong Kong

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Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Convention and Exhibition sector to benefit, boosting economic recovery

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  • Convention and Exhibition sector to benefit, boosting economic recovery
    HONG KONG, Dec 28, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) welcomes the upcoming plans to re-open borders between Mainland China and Hong Kong.
  • A spokesperson from the HKTDC said: "Given the importance of economic and social connectivity between the Mainland and Hong Kong, the resumption of quarantine-free travel between Mainland China and Hong Kong will certainly be welcomed by many international and Mainland business people who have been waiting for this good news.
  • We believe more international and Mainland companies will come to Hong Kong to do business when quarantine-free travel resumes between the Mainland-Hong Kong borders.
  • The HKTDC will kick off 2023 with the Asian Financial Forum (AFF) and Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair, Hong Kong International Stationery and School Products Fair, Hong Kong Baby Products Fair, and Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair (Special Exhibition) in January, with missions to overseas cities in February, and the Jewellery show and Filmart in March.

LanzaTech’s Waste Gas-to-SAF Facility receives £25M Grant from UK Department for Transport Advanced Fuels Fund

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Thursday, December 22, 2022

LanzaTech UK Ltd., a subsidiary of LanzaTech NZ, Inc. (“LanzaTech”), an innovative Carbon Capture and Transformation (“CCT”) company, has announced that its DRAGON facility project has received a £25M (~$31M) grant from the UK Department for Transport’s Advanced Fuels Fund Competition.

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  • LanzaTech UK Ltd., a subsidiary of LanzaTech NZ, Inc. (“LanzaTech”), an innovative Carbon Capture and Transformation (“CCT”) company, has announced that its DRAGON facility project has received a £25M (~$31M) grant from the UK Department for Transport’s Advanced Fuels Fund Competition.
  • “We must accelerate deployment of SAF plants in the UK,” said Jennifer Holmgren, CEO of LanzaTech.
  • Jimmy Samartzis, CEO, LanzaJet said: “Project DRAGON will contribute roughly 10% of the entire UK Mandate for SAF by 2030.
  • Headquartered in Skokie, Ill., LanzaTech transforms waste carbon into materials such as sustainable fuels, fabrics, packaging, and other products.

Asia Innovations Group's flagship social media platform Uplive held the finale of the 34th Miss Asia International Pageant

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Tuesday, December 27, 2022

The competition was co-organized by the American International Chamber of Commerce (AICC), Uplive (Asia Innovations Group's flagship live social platform), M3/JMK (a model media academy), and Keppi (a fitness and fashion brand).

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  • The competition was co-organized by the American International Chamber of Commerce (AICC), Uplive (Asia Innovations Group's flagship live social platform), M3/JMK (a model media academy), and Keppi (a fitness and fashion brand).
  • With over 300 million users across 150 countries, Uplive served as the exclusive online live broadcast and voting platform for the 34th Miss Asia International Pageant.
  • The 34th Miss Asia International Pageant received strong support from partners and sponsors.
  • Due to popular demand, the finals of the Miss Asia pageant will be re-broadcast on Uplive in the near future.

America’s Frontier Fund Receives Up to $100 Million Commitment from New Mexico State Investment Council into Frontier Fund I; Plans to Build Albuquerque-based Frontier Tech Venture Studio Called Roadrunner Studios

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Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Americas Frontier Fund (AFF) announced today that the New Mexico State Investment Council (NMSIC) has committed up to $100 million into Frontier Fund I, L.P. (Frontier Fund I).

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  • Americas Frontier Fund (AFF) announced today that the New Mexico State Investment Council (NMSIC) has committed up to $100 million into Frontier Fund I, L.P. (Frontier Fund I).
  • As part of the commitment, AFF plans to build a first-of-its-kind frontier technology venture studio, called "Roadrunner Studios," in Albuquerque focused on commercializing cutting-edge R&D coming out of New Mexico's national labs and universities.
  • Our mission is to build new companies and technologies based on fundamental breakthroughs in science, said Gilman Louie, AFF CEO and Co-Founder.
  • AFF also announced its plans to launch a national network of frontier technology venture studios across the United States.

NetApp Delivers Portfolio Innovations to Address Skyrocketing Energy Costs, Heightened Sustainability Goals for Global Organizations

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Tuesday, November 1, 2022

We are deeply integrating sustainability into the strategy and operational priorities of our business, said George Kurian, Chief Executive Officer at NetApp.

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  • We are deeply integrating sustainability into the strategy and operational priorities of our business, said George Kurian, Chief Executive Officer at NetApp.
  • NetApp Cloud Insights Dashboard is a new feature that reports on power usage and temperature for ONTAP storage.
  • NetApp was the first storage-focused provider to join PAIA, a consortium of information and communication technology peers, sponsored by MIT.
  • The report covers NetApps ESG strategies, activities, progress, metrics and performance for global operations for the fiscal year ending April 30, 2022.

Announcing NetApp BlueXP: The Unified Data Experience for the Evolved Cloud

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Tuesday, November 1, 2022

NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP), a global, cloud-led, data-centric software company, today announced the availability of NetApp BlueXP, a unified control plane delivering a simple hybrid multicloud experience for storage and data services across on-premises and cloud environments.

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  • NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP), a global, cloud-led, data-centric software company, today announced the availability of NetApp BlueXP, a unified control plane delivering a simple hybrid multicloud experience for storage and data services across on-premises and cloud environments.
  • NetApp BlueXP allows users to manage their broader hybrid multicloud data estate, including on-premises unified storage and first-party native storage with the leading public cloud providers.
  • Organizations are looking for a better cloud experience simpler, streamlined, governed, and optimized for performance and cost across their entire hybrid multicloud environment, said Archana Venkatraman, Research Director, Cloud Data Management, IDC.
  • NetApp BlueXP is the preferred method to manage NetApp ONTAP, NetApp's industry-leading data management software, both in the cloud and on-premises.

New Approach to Forest Carbon Accounting Aims to Enhance Accuracy & Transparency

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Thursday, October 27, 2022

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- A first-of-its-kind carbon accounting methodology for Improved Forest Management (IMF), designed to provide more measurable proof of climate impact and to solve access challenges for small forest landowners, has officially been approved for use in the United States and around the world.

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  • "The approval of the Family Forest Carbon Program's pioneering methodology unlocks the potential for landowners to meet the need for more transparent, credible and trustworthy carbon programs."
  • The Family Forest Carbon Program (FFCP) is uniquely designed to help owners of forests as small as 30 acres participate in carbon projects.
  • Traditionally, forest carbon projects have been created on properties of 5,000 acres or more, meaning owners of small forest properties have been kept out of 99% of forest carbon projects.
  • In 2021, international leaders called for greater transparency and accuracy in carbon accounting to ensure the integrity of voluntary carbon markets.

HKBN Announces Solid FY22 Annual Results

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Thursday, October 27, 2022

HONG KONG, Oct. 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- HKBN Ltd. ("HKBN" or the "Company"; SEHK stock code: 1310) announced solid operational and financial results for the year ended 31 August 2022 ("FY22"). Amid challenging conditions like COVID-19's fifth wave hitting Hong Kong's economy hard and a tougher economic landscape, HKBN demonstrated its strong resilience and delivered a solid set of results in FY22, buoyed by its integration synergies, strategic partnerships and Infinite-play. Key highlights of FY22 results include:

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  • HONG KONG, Oct. 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- HKBN Ltd. ("HKBN" or the "Company"; SEHK stock code: 1310) announced solid operational and financial results for the year ended 31 August 2022 ("FY22").
  • Amid challenging conditions like COVID-19's fifth wave hitting Hong Kong's economy hard and a tougher economic landscape, HKBN demonstrated its strong resilience and delivered a solid set of results in FY22, buoyed by its integration synergies, strategic partnerships and Infinite-play.
  • Key highlights of FY22 results include:
    Despite the challenging economic environment, revenue grew year-on-year at 1% to $11,626 million.
  • *On 3 January 2022, HKBN completed the disposal of 60% of the issued share capital of HKBN JOS (SINGAPORE) PTE.

Global Firefighting Foam Market Report 2022 to 2030: Increasing Application of Firefighting Products in the Oil and Gas Sector is Driving Growth - ResearchAndMarkets.com

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Wednesday, October 26, 2022

The "Firefighting Foam Market Share, Size, Trends By Type, By End-Use Industry, By Region, Segment Forecast, 2022 - 2030" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

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  • The "Firefighting Foam Market Share, Size, Trends By Type, By End-Use Industry, By Region, Segment Forecast, 2022 - 2030" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
  • The global firefighting foam market size is expected to reach USD 1,065.3 million by 2030, according to a new study.
  • The report gives a detailed insight into current market dynamics and provides analysis on future market growth.
  • The increasing application of firefighting products in the oil and gas sector, growth in industrialization and urbanization, and rising instances of fire accidents drive the growth of the market.

American Forest Foundation Expands Access to Carbon Markets for Underserved Landowners

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Tuesday, October 4, 2022

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The American Forest Foundation (AFF), a national conservation non-profit that specializes in family-owned forestland, today announced that Bank of America has provided a $230,000 grant to help support AFF's Family Forest Carbon Program. The program is uniquely designed to provide small-acreage and underserved landowners access to carbon markets.

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  • The program is uniquely designed to provide small-acreage and underserved landowners access to carbon markets.
  • The program is uniquely designed to provide small-acreage and underserved landowners access to carbon markets.
  • Lack of technical knowledge, coupled with high upfront costs of implementation, create barriers for family forest owners to access the carbon market.
  • To learn more about the American Forest Foundation and the Family Forest Carbon Program, go to http://www.forestfoundation.org/carbon .