China releases non-diesel, fully electric shunting locomotiveForbes selects young Jordanian entrepreneurs on its 30 under 30 list

In order to address the issues of high pollution and high fuel consumption associated with conventional diesel locomotives, China has unveiled its first high-power electric shunting locomotive, according to China Daily.

“With 1,500 kilowatts of maximum traction power, it’s the most powerful electric shunting locomotive in China,” said Kang Mingming, Deputy Director of the RD center, CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive Co Ltd.

Kang added that this locomotive uses a large-capacity lithium iron phosphate battery as its sole power source. It is also equipped with a 1,200 kW ultra-high-power liquid-cooled fast charging device. On a full charge, it can tow 1,200 tons of cargo for 128 kilometers effectively, meeting the transportation demands of steel enterprises and shunting operations.

Compared to traditional diesel locomotives, it boasts green and low-carbon technology, reducing carbon dioxide emissions per locomotive per year by approximately 150 tons, which is equivalent to planting 8,200 trees, according to the compan

Under identical operating conditions, this locomotive can reduce energy costs by 1 million yuan ($138,000) per year, and its overall life cycle cost is 20 percent less, it said.

Source: Emirates News Agency (WAM)

Forbes magazine has selected Jaser Al-Harasis and Thaer El-Ledawi, the founders of ROBOTNA, a Jordanian EdTech company, on its 30 under 30 2023 list of the most influential people on social impact in the Middle East and North Africa.

Selecting Al-Harasis and El-Ledawi is made thanks to the company’s social impact in education in the Arab world, particularly in light of its cutting-edge educational solutions built on artificial intelligence and student interaction, according to a company statement.

ROBOTNA has had a positive impact on the lives of over 50,000 children and young people from various Arab countries, and this selection is the culmination of Al-Harasis and El-Ledawi’s tireless efforts in developing educational technology and improving learning opportunities for the region’s rising generations.

Source: Jordan News Agency