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TRANSPORT - First clean garbage truck

JUNE 28 2019

Still in start-up mode, Luxembourg's MDI last week presented its Air'Volution, a waste collection vehicle it has developed for Veolia, in Lille. The first industrial compressed air vehicle will roll in the north.

Cyril Nègre sells wind ... and it succeeds him. Taking over from his father Guy, engineer at Renault, and often criticized for his ideas of avant-garde vehicles, the entrepreneur had an appointment in Lille, with the mayor Martine Aubry, last week.

Objective: to show her the first waste collection vehicle she has developed for Veolia and who rides on compressed air.

The Luxemburgish MDI and its subsidiaries CQFD Air and MDI Prod show their know-how in more than one way: in addition to its fuel, the Air'Volution is equipped with a specific chassis for the collection of waste, it does not has no rear axle and has a central drive to facilitate the entry and exit of users on both sides for collection.

For this vehicle that emits no smoke, no pollution, no carbon dioxide or fine particle, thanks to its carbon fibre filament winding tanks, MDI has not forgotten the design.

The brand even ensures that it will also guide it for the upcoming release of the AirPod, promised to the Indian market next year, or the Green'Air, a vehicle designed for golf.

While financial support is slow in Luxembourg, despite partners such as the Indian Tata or French Veolia, these vehicles will not be produced in Luxembourg, but in Sardinia, and then in Belgium.

Source: PAPERJAM BUSINESS IN LUXEMBOUG

 
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MDI presents at the World Economic Forum in Davos

23-26 January 2018

We invite you to view the video below which illustrates the content of the debates on SDG Lab issues

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WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM

January 25, 2018

At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, MDI President Cyril NÈGRE was invited by UN.GSII to present the MDI project during the SDG Lab. Cyril Nègre was invited to present MDI concept, its ecological advantages and also its economic interest, favoring the circular economy.

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THE FIGHT AGAINST POLLUTION AND HYDROCARBONS IN SEVERAL GLOBE COUNTRIES

November 06, 2017

France, by the voice of N. Hulot, its Minister of Energy Transition, announces the end of diesel and gasoline in 2040, and freezes any authorization of hydrocarbon extraction on our territory...

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ENERGY INNOVATION (ELECTRIC VEHICLES AND OTHER MATTERS) AMENDMENT BILL

Russell Fitts and Mick Kain appeared before a Select Committee at Parliament in Wellington  assisted by John Mennega via video link on Thursday 16th February Submission PDF  
Overall Air Future Ltd and Air Volution Ltd supported the Bill’s intentions.

 
From left John Mennega, Annic Nègre, Mick Kain, Paul Gurr, Russell Fitts & Cyril Nègre

From left John Mennega, Annic Nègre, Mick Kain, Paul Gurr, Russell Fitts & Cyril Nègre

OUR TEAM VISIT MDI IN CARROS, FRANCE

16-20 January 2017

The MDI factory is based on a turn key model, so all the MDI factories will be similar.

MDI’s factory in Carros has been mainly used for R&D, however it is now moving towards some production. This enabled us a get a good look at how MDI vehicle factories will look and operate.

The first impression is one of a bright, well organised facility. This will make for a pleasant workplace. Closer examination revealed considerable thought has gone into the production processes and layout to optimise efficiency. The equipment chosen is high quality.

The values that are important in factory operation are safety, quality and efficiency. This is consistent with MDI and the factory they have developed.

We are very confident in MDI and in their CEO Cyril Nègre. MDI has vision, ability and drive to bring about major changes through their air powered engine technology.

 
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UN RECOGNIZES LEADERSHIP OF MDI IN
SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT

On this occasion, the United Nations and the China Energy Fund Committee (CEFC) paid tribute to the leadership and innovative practices of MDI in energy for sustainable transport.

AGM & AIR FUTURE PRESENTATIONS

5/7 October 2016

AGM & Air Future Presentations were held in Christchurch, Wellington & Auckland for current shareholders by Russell Fitts, Mick Kain & Phillip Frobister of the Air Future Team and assisted by John Mennega, CEO of Air Volution in Sydney and Paul Gurr, AVL Chief Operating Officer who explained the technology and progress to date.

GUY NEGRE 1941 - 2016

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Mr Guy NEGRE, which ocurred today, Friday, June 24, 2016.

We will continue to work with our teams in the vision of the founder of our company.

We extend our sympathy to the family and company at this sad time. 

The Team at Air Future

AIR VOLUTION

Friday 6th May 2016

Russell Fitts, Executive Chairman, Paul Gurr, Chief Operating Officer, Mick Kain, Executive Director, John Mennega, CEO & Director

Presented the Company to investors at the Wholesale Investor Network showcase event held at the Menzies Hotel, Carrington St, Sydney.

 
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THE MANAGEMENT TEAM OF AIR VOLUTION VISITS THE CARROS PLANT

The Air Volution Group, which has acquired the Licenses for AirPod and Power Generators for Australia and New Zealand, visited the MDI Plant in Carros this week. During their visit, the plans for establishing the first Turnkey Plant in the region were finalized.

Based on MDI Production Concept, which adjures the manufacturer to sell the cars directly to the consumers, this will be the third production plant for the AirPod.