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C.P. Group and Toyota/Commercial Japan Partnership Technologies achieved new milestones towards decarbonization with multi-faceted solutions across energy, data and mobility

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  • A joint partnership by Charoen Pokphand Group (C.P. Group), Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) and Commercial Japan Partnership Technologies (CJPT) announced the successful pilot project for biogas-derived hydrogen production in Thailand.
  • C.P. Group plans to use such biogas-derived hydrogen for their truck fleet for long-haul logistics for its supply chains, further accelerating Thailand’s decarbonization process.
  • Successful test of new drone technology designed for agriculture use at scale
  • Adoption of smart logistics and date to drive efficiencies in fleet management

DUBAI, UAE, Dec. 8, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — During the COP28 UN Climate Change Conference hosted in Dubai, UAE, Charoen Pokphand Group Co., Ltd.  (C.P. Group), along with Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota), and Commercial Japan Partnership Technologies (CJPT) announced progress in their pilot project to produce one of Thailand’s first bio-hydrogen supply of an initial volume of 2kg/day. The Thai-Japanese partnership announced that they have completed their first trial of using poultry waste to produce bio-hydrogen, marking an important milestone in their journey towards decarbonizing the transportation sector.

Backed by state-of-the-art equipment, biogas derived from poultry waste provided by C.P. Group’s farms is used to produce the bio-hydrogen. This collaborative effort demonstrates C.P. Group and Toyota/CJPT’s commitment to innovation and dedication to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. As part of this initiative, Toyota has also established Thailand’s first Biogas-Derived Hydrogen Production Equipment at its Asia headquarters in Samut Prakan province, south of Bangkok.

To showcase the potential of bio-hydrogen as a clean energy source, the team will now embark on its next phase to trial the fuel for long-haul transportation. This trial will test the viability and performance of bio-hydrogen as an alternative energy source for the transportation sector. Together, the companies hope to eventually adopt bio-hydrogen for C.P. Group’s long-haul logistics, including the powering of delivery trucks for parts of its operations in Thailand.

Speaking at the Thailand Pavilion at the COP28 UN Climate Change Conference in Dubai, C.P. Group Chairman Soopakij Chearavanont shared, “We are all in a race against climate change. COP28 presents a great opportunity for us all to come together, share ideas, and find innovative solutions. It is a privilege to unite with Toyota and Commercial Japan Partnership Technologies Corporation to find revolutionary renewable energy solutions and pioneering approaches. Together, we aspire to create a world where sustainability becomes a way of life.”

Bio-hydrogen has the potential to play a significant role in Thailand’s decarbonization journey, and in addition to poultry waste to biogas, the partnership is also exploring broader mobility solutions, and is pleased to announce the successful completion of a second test project into the role that drones can play in supporting agriculture in Thailand. Toyota created a fuel cell powered drone that has successfully been used across a number of CP farms in support of seeding, the fertilization of crops as well as other agricultural tasks.

Masahiko Maeda, CEO of Asia Region of Toyota Motor Corporation noted, “I am excited to see actual implementation progress with C.P. Group. We are achieving good results for CO2 reduction and considering how we can contribute further to the happiness of the 67 million Thai citizens under the concept of ‘doing what can be done now’, together with partners who share the same view. With the country’s agriculture resources combined with the extensive and strong value chain of C.P. Group along with Toyota/CJPT’s mobility business expertise, Thailand’s first trial for producing hydrogen from poultry farm’s biogas can be utilized for greener logistics. We would like to expand the scope of our collaboration to promote initiatives for carbon neutrality suited to Thailand in the three areas of energy, data and mobility.”

C.P. Group, through its subsidiaries, operates a large fleet of commercial vehicles. The partnership is actively exploring how different types of electric vehicles, including HEVs (hybrid electric), BEVs (battery electric) and FCEVs (fuel cell electric), can be optimized for both urban logistics and agricultural transportation, as well as how data can be effectively used to optimize loading processes and route planning to minimize fuel consumption and emissions associated with transportation.  

C.P. Group Member of Executive Committee, Kachorn Chiaravanont said, “C.P. Group and Toyota have shared a common interest since the start of our relationship 25 years ago to support decarbonisation. We are excited about investing in new technologies and are ambitious in our combined ambition to find new ways to support the energy transition, for Thailand. Our aim is to explore the potential of producing, transporting and using bio-gas hydrogen across C.P. Group’s business, starting with trials in some of Thailand’s special economic zones and then deploying at scale in due time. We invite more partners and communities to join us in our mission and journey.”

By combining their expertise and resources, Charoen Pokphand Group, Toyota Motor Corporation, and Commercial Japan Partnership Technologies are committed to driving positive change and contributing to a more sustainable future.

About C.P. Group

For over a century, Charoen Pokphand Group (or C.P. Group) has strived to provide quality products and services to serve rising demand throughout the world. C.P. Group’s strong commitment to the ‘3-Benefit’ principle has contributed towards the organization’s sustainable growth with the aim to benefit the country and its people wherever it invests. Currently, the Group’s core businesses cover the agri-food, retail, and telecommunications industries with operations in 21 countries and employs more than 450,000 people worldwide. C.P. Group is recognized as a major contributor in the development of the Thai economy and society as well as those of all countries it operates in.

Toyota Motor Corporation

Toyota Motor Corporation works to develop and manufacture innovative, safe and high-quality products and services that create happiness by providing mobility for all. We believe that true achievement comes from supporting our customers, partners, employees, and the communities in which we operate. Since our founding over 80 years ago in 1937, we have applied our Guiding Principles in pursuit of a safer, greener and more inclusive society. Today, as we transform into a mobility company developing connected, automated, shared and electrified technologies, we also remain true to our Guiding Principles and many of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals to help realize an ever-better world, where everyone is free to move.

SDGs Initiatives           https://global.toyota/en/sustainability/sdgs/

Commercial Japan Partnership Technologies (CJPT)

In April 2021, Isuzu Motors Limited, Hino Motors, Ltd., and Toyota Motor Corporation established Commercial Japan Partnership Technologies (CJPT), a new company, with the aim to accelerate the implementation and spread of CASE in society to help address various difficulties facing the transportation industry as well as help achieve a carbon-neutral society. Suzuki Motor Corporation and Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. joined the partnership in July 2021. Among the many lessons at real logistics sites since CJPT was established, there has been a renewed awareness of both the magnitude of the challenges facing the transportation industry, such as the social cost of carbon neutrality and increased burden on workers and drivers, as well as the importance of working together with society to address these issues. Together with its partners, CJPT will accelerate its efforts with a focus on logistics efficiency and electrification.

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Bybit’s P2P Platform Sets New Standards for Crypto/Fiat Swaps and Zero Fees

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DUBAI, UAE, Feb. 23, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Bybit, one the world’s top three crypto exchanges by volume, is proud to announce the introduction of a zero-fee structure for its peer-to-peer (P2P) trading platform, a move set to revolutionize the P2P market.

This innovative policy, applicable to all fiat trading pairs on the platform, is designed to enhance brand visibility in the Malay market and underscores Bybit’s unwavering commitment to safety and customer satisfaction.

At the heart of Bybit’s P2P platform is a robust escrow service, ensuring that the crypto amount in a seller’s ad is securely locked during transactions to protect buyers from potential scams. “Our priority has always been the safety and satisfaction of our users,” said Ben Zhou, co-founder and CEO. “With our zero-fee P2P trading platform we are nurturing a secure ecosystem where our community can trade with peace of mind.”

The platform’s dedication to security is matched by its comprehensive customer support system. Traders are encouraged to report any suspicious activity, with Bybit’s support team standing by to resolve disputes and ensure fair play. This commitment is further bolstered by continuous system enhancements, and stringent risk control measures.

Bybit’s P2P platform offers a user-friendly interface across both mobile and web platforms, making it convenient for users to swap fiat and crypto pairs. With over 570 payment methods and support for more than 60 local currencies, coupled with a simple three-step trading process, Bybit is setting a new standard for efficiency and accessibility in the cryptocurrency trading space.

“By introducing a zero-fee structure and reinforcing our platform with top-notch safety features, we aim to empower traders and promote a culture of transparency and collective trust within our vibrant community,” Zhou added.

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Bybit is one of the world’s  top three crypto exchanges by volume with 20 million users. Established in  2018, it offers a professional platform where crypto investors and traders can find an ultra-fast matching engine, 24/7 customer service, and multilingual community support. Bybit is a proud partner of Formula One’s reigning Constructors’ and Drivers’ champions: the Oracle Red Bull Racing team.

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J&T Express Sees Strong Growth in Lunar New Year, Showcasing Advantageous Southeast Asia Logistics Network

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HONG KONG, Feb. 23, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — J&T Express, a global logistics service operator, announced the company has achieved significant enhancements in parcel volume and delivery efficiency across several key markets in China and Southeast Asia during the recent Lunar New Year, attributing to the company’s continuous operational capacity improvements and early preparations for the holiday season.

Data of J&T Express reveals that over the Lunar New Year period, its average daily parcel delivery time in China improved by approximately 5% compared to the previous year, while the average daily delivery rate increased by approximately 17% year-on-year. In Singapore, there has been an 81% year-on-year increase in its parcel volume, alongside a 9% improvement in average delivery time efficiency. Similarly, in Malaysia, its parcel volume surged by approximately 54% year-on-year.

In addition to China, the Lunar New Year is celebrated as a public holiday in numerous Southeast Asian countries. With the global popularity of e-commerce, ensuring reliable logistics services during the holiday season has become increasingly critical for businesses and consumers alike. As the largest courier service provider in Southeast Asia, J&T Express plays a vital role in meeting this demand.

With the company’s extensive and comprehensive logistics network across multiple countries, coupled with its year-round collaboration with e-commerce platforms and expertise in operating during the Lunar New Year in the Chinese market, J&T Express has significantly bolstered its hardware and personnel and updated the delivery fleet in key markets to meet the challenges of delivering shipments during the holiday season.

For instance, J&T Express Vietnam added over 3,000 delivery personnel before the Lunar New Year, and upgraded more than 100 service points, expanding the operational area by over 7,000 square meters. Additionally, at the end of December 2023, J&T Express Vietnam officially received 140 new trucks from THACO AUTO.

According to a forecast by the Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Industry and Trade, seasonal purchases are expected to grow by more than 11% in 2024, and the growth trend of social commerce will continue as well. Against the backdrop of a thriving online shopping landscape, the demand for delivery services presents both opportunities and challenges. Recognizing the potential, J&T Express Vietnam has strategically improved and enhanced its service quality to meet the evolving demands. The recent upgrade of the company’s truck fleet not only reflects the company’s clear goal of improving the quality of its transportation services but also helps the company meet the growing demand for deliveries during the holiday season, creating significant benefits for its customers with guaranteed service quality and capacity. With unwavering confidence in the market’s prosperity and a customer-centric approach, J&T Express is poised to seize growth opportunities in Vietnam and is actively accelerating its market capture. It will continue to expand its logistics network and transit centers to ensure optimal operational processes and improve user experience and service quality.

J&T Express is a global logistics service provider. According to Frost & Sullivan, J&T Express was the No. 1 express delivery operator in Southeast Asia by parcel volume in 2022 and had the highest market share in China. The company adopts an innovative business model that combines unified standards with a high degree of regional autonomy. This model balances service quality and flexible decision-making, reduces costs, and enables localized and efficient development in each market. With its self-developed JMS system, J&T Express is able to integrate and manage the full lifecycle of shipments, from order placement and collection to settlement, ensuring efficient operations in each market.

J&T Express has further expanded its express delivery business to five countries in Latin America, the Middle East, and North Africa, building upon its successful operations in China and Southeast Asia. Currently, the company provides express delivery services in 13 countries worldwide.

Looking ahead, J&T Express is committed to enhancing its global logistics network while continuously improving service quality and operational efficiency. The company is eager to establish collaborative partnerships with new industry leaders to deliver high-quality logistics solutions for customers worldwide.

About J&T Express

J&T Express is a global logistics service provider with leading express delivery businesses in Southeast Asia and China, the largest and fastest-growing market in the world. Founded in 2015, J&T Express’ network spans thirteen countries, including Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Cambodia, Singapore, China, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Mexico, Brazil and Egypt. Adhering to its “customer-oriented and efficiency-based” mission, J&T Express is committed to providing customers with integrated logistics solutions through intelligent infrastructure and digital logistics network, as part of its global strategy to connect the world with greater efficiency and bring logistical benefits to all.

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United Imaging Showcases AI-Driven Innovations and Expands European Presence at ECR 2024

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VIENNA, Feb. 23, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — United Imaging, a global leader in medical technology, is showcasing its full portfolio of AI-empowered innovations at the European Society of Radiology (ECR) 2024 in Vienna, Austria.  The company highlights its significant EU growth since establishing its regional headquarters in Poland in 2019.

Dr. Al Zhang, Ph.D, Chairman & Co-CEO of United Imaging, stated, “The theme of this year’s ECR, ‘next-generation radiology,’ aligns seamlessly with our innovation philosophy. We’re not just thinking about today; we’re actively shaping the future. At United Imaging, all our innovations are AI-driven, enhancing clinical workflows and supporting diverse scenarios, solidifying our commitment to delivering value to the global medical community. Our future-ready innovation strategy has propelled us to significant global growth.”

Lukasz MIZERKA, vice president of United Imaging international business and general manager for Europe, added, “Last March, we held our first brand launch at ECR, officially introducing our passion for change to the European market. During the year, we achieved swift progress, extending our footprint to numerous European countries with our high-end equipment, serving as testament to the resonance of our mission of bringing ‘equal healthcare for all’. This year marks both our second ECR and fifth year in Europe, and we’re going to present our full portfolio of groundbreaking products and numerous world-first innovations to showcase our confidence and persistence in Europe. We eagerly await everyone to witness our changes and embrace the bright future ahead.”

In five years, United Imaging has introduced hundreds of systems and reached 16 European countries, offering efficient and professional service. Globally, United Imaging’s products have reached more than 12,000 institutions in over 60 countries, including the U.S., France, Italy, Japan, Korea, and the UAE. Also, the company’s top-tier technologies have led to collaborations with prestigious institutions such as Yale University, UC Davis, Washington University in St. Louis, and University of Texas.

Highlighting the growth at ECR 2024, United Imaging will feature the uMR Jupiter 5T (not CE marked in EU) at ECR 2024, a revolutionary whole-body 5T MRI system. The world’s first whole-body ultra-high field 5T MR, the uMR Jupiter 5T, is a revolutionary whole-body 5T MRI system. It transcends the traditional constraints of ultra-high-field MRI, previously confined to imaging of the brain and selected MSK joints. The potential applications of the uMR Jupiter 5T extend to encompass not only the brain and MSK, but also the abdomen, cardiac, pelvis and other additional anatomical regions. The uMR Jupiter 5T has the potential to eclipse the capabilities of standard 3T MRI machines in resolution and signal-to-noise ratio, delivering clarity that empowers radiologists to ‘see the unseen.’ The uMR Jupiter 5T is also designed to overcome the key hurdles of ultra-high field MRI: image uniformity and radio frequency safety. It fits into existing 3T MRI spaces, signaling a significant advancement in the industry.

Pioneering the digital transformation of medical imaging, the booth will also feature AI platforms for the full portfolio of innovations. The uAIFI is an end-to-end technology platform that revolutionarily enhances MRI with AI-integrated hardware and software, significantly improving image quality and expediting diagnostic processes while enhancing user-friendliness. Pioneering with care, the uAIFI offers a holistic approach across the care continuum. Standout features include ACS, the AI-assisted MR acceleration technology designed to enhance both 2D and 3D imaging, and EasySense respiratory gating and monitoring, offering a unique, belt-free experience for patients while simultaneously streamlining the workflow for healthcare professionals, redefining the image quality standard. Evolving intelligently, this future-oriented, human-centered platform undoubtedly brings a new level of AI integration to uMR systems. In tandem with uMI scanners, uExcel is a multi-dimensional molecular imaging technology platform. It aims to meet the advanced demands for functionality, usability, safety, stability, and scientific research. Combined with uExcel UDP, the ultra-digital-platform detector, uExcel SCAN, the smart scanning toolset, uExcel CARE, the AI reconstruction engine, uExcel QA, the efficient quality control system and uExcel EXPLORE, the suite for scientific research, this platform empowers the exploration with ease and innovation both today and tomorrow, promising a more comfortable experience for patients, and a more effective workflow for doctors. Furthermore, the uVera Technology empowers the DSA system with intuitively bionic ability by intelligence-driven robotics, perception, and imaging. And the All-In-One Solution redefines radiotherapy workflow efficiency from CT simulation to treatment delivery.

Adhering to the “Born with AI” philosophy and aligning with the theme of this year’s ECR, “Next Generation Radiology,” United Imaging Intelligence (UII), an AI company within the United Imaging Group’s portfolio, will demonstrate how the fusion of AI is revolutionizing healthcare, highlighting the company’s comprehensive approach to innovation. At the company’s booth this year, UII is poised to showcase its latest medical AI technological breakthroughs, including groundbreaking AI applications of large medical image models and surgical planning, as well as a full spectrum of medical AI solutions across neurology, cardiology, thoracic care, and oncology.

In terms of novel AI applications, UII will unveil the uAI SAT, a smart annotation tool powered by the large medical image model, as well as the next generation of uAI Pioneer Portal, which is equipped with a goggle-less 3D monitor controlled by hand gestures. The audience will experience advancements in 3D surgical planning for thoracic, hepatobiliary, and urological surgeries. Additionally, with a wide array of clinical solutions, UII will also present its support throughout the entire clinical workflow from imaging and prevention to diagnosis, treatment, follow-up assessment, and research.

Aiming at propelling radiology into a new era of transformation, UII has deployed its innovative products in over 3,000 medical institutions worldwide and formed research and product collaborations in Europe, remaining steadfast in further expanding development and partnerships across the globe, thus universally enhancing medical AI accessibility.

(Notes: Products and features mentioned herein may not be commercially available in all countries. Their future availability cannot be guaranteed.)

Attendees of the ECR are welcome to explore the forefront of radiology at booth 401 – Expo X4, where United Imaging persists in connecting innovation with patient well-being through cutting-edge technologies.

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