Preparing for Olympics

The Chinese government is cleaning up its profile and trying to be more environment-friendly especially with the incoming 2008 Summer Olympics Games in Beijing.

US aluminum producer Alcoa and Chinese bus maker Zhengzhou Yutong Group Co. Ltd. are hoping they could help with their new green buses that will be displayed and road tested during the Olympic games.

Alcoa said the new aluminum-intensive bus body is approximately 46 percent lighter than a traditional bus and requires less fuel and emits fewer greenhouse gases.

Speaking of Olympics, ICIS Chemical Business (Disclosure: I work for ICIS) will feature some interesting new technology (that hopefully includes green innovation as well) in sports materials. Watch out for these articles on August 4.

One Response to Preparing for Olympics

  1. Kudzu Fire 24 July, 2008 at 2:26 am #

    wish I had thought of it before but this Olympics, given the pollution problems in China, is the biggest excuse to go green in the history of the world.

    let’s not waste the opportunity

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