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Innovations boost EU bioliquids

High levels of investment in bioenergy research are yielding impressive results, signaling significant potential for cost reductions and improvements in efficiency that will be crucial to the sustainable future of the bioenergy industry.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Feb 2013
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CommentWire

Fracking may leak away emissions benefits

Fracking for natural gas has been regarded as a relatively low emission source of energy due to lower emissions levels from the burning of the gas compared to coal. However, leakage of methane from some natural gas fields, largely caused by fracking practices, has recently been measured at levels that eradicate these emissions benefits.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Jan 2013
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CommentWire

Compact cars offer growth opportunities

Compact vehicles are quite simply the place to be if a manufacturer wants to increase new car sales in Europe. Of all the new cars sold in the UK throughout 2012, seven in 10 are considered compact. The number of compact car sales in the UK has risen as consumers aim to downsize their vehicles to improve fuel efficiency amid rising petrol prices. Kia in particular has benefited from this trend.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Nov 2012
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CommentWire

Dealerships attempt to set the price bar for DAB

The potential switchover to DAB from FM radio has presented the automotive industry with quite an opportunity. If it goes ahead, all existing FM radios would need to be replaced or converted assuming the motorist wishes to keep listening to the radio. Although the decision is not due until the end of 2013, manufacturers are already offering conversion kits to existing customers.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Nov 2012
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CommentWire

Morrisons' missed messages

Morrisons' sales continue to decline, despite the grocer improving its stores and focusing more on fresh produce. Shoppers are missing the retailer's messages highlighting its "different and better than ever" credentials, and its impressive offer revamps are not being reflected in sales figures. While costs remain tightly controlled, the retailer is facing a fight in the run-up to Christmas 2012.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Nov 2012
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CommentWire

Sunovion: Latuda poised to expand options in bipolar depression

Following positive data from two Phase III clinical trials of lurasidone HCl in bipolar depression, Sunovion is eager to capture a large patient share by seeking approval for Latuda as both a mono and adjuvant therapy. While Sunovion will be competing with AstraZeneca's Seroquel franchise, Latuda's efficacy in alleviating cognitive symptoms offers potential for differentiation.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Nov 2012
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CommentWire

Drax displays good foresight

Demand for biomass in Europe is set to double from 2010 levels by 2020, leaving a potential supply gap equivalent to 40 million tons of oil annually. In the absence of Europe-wide legislation to govern sustainable biomass supply, securing long-term supplies of biomass feedstock will be vital. As such, Drax is showing good foresight in procuring long-term, sustainable sources of biomass feedstock.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Oct 2012
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CommentWire

Has the market for satellite navigation units reached the end of the road?

The entry of Google and the rise of smartphone technology have had a sizable impact upon players in the sat nav market. Companies may need to re-evaluate their prices to address this, and should look to markets that suit their natural advantages.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Oct 2012
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CommentWire

Sanofi/Genzyme: modest efficacy sees Aubagio compete on price

Following the announcement of positive Phase III data in June 2012, the FDA has granted approval of Aubagio for the oral treatment of relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS). Sanofi is competitively pricing Aubagio in the face of strong competition, but will nevertheless achieve only modest sales for the drug in the MS market.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Sep 2012
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CommentWire

France plans to move to progressive prices for electricity, gas, and water

The law, presented on September 5, covers water, electricity, and gas, and will be debated through to November. The government hopes that it will be cost-neutral, but this will depend upon the fine detail, and will be affected by how consumers react to the new rules.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Sep 2012

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