RUNA: Clean Energy

first_img The Best CBD Oil and Skincare Creams for Managing Pain Editors’ Recommendations The 12 Best Laptop Bags for Men The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now In 2009, two Brown University graduates moved temporarily to Ecuador where they worked on a plan to bring the health of the Amazon to the rest of the world. In 2010, they did it by introducing RUNA infusers, followed by bottled beverages in the spring of 2012. Today, you can find RUNA nationwide in more than 10,000 stores including Whole Foods, Safeway, GNC Vitamin Shop, and many others.The difference in their products, says co-founder Dan MacCombie, is due to what he calls their “special sauce”—the guayusa (pronounced gwhy-you-sa) leaf.“Guayusa is different than any other leaf and unique to the Amazonian jungle,” said MacCombie. “We’ve created the world’s first supply chain for guayusa.”This super leaf is packed with the same amount of caffeine as coffee and twice the antioxidants of green tea, yet lacks the tannins that gives some black and green teas a bitter taste. The result is a smooth, naturally sweet taste that MacCombie and business partner Tyler Gage refer to as “clean energy.”“All of our products are made from guayusa and products that fit remarkably well into people’s lives,” said MacCombie. “It’s a calm, clean beverage and great for that 2 p.m. time period when you don’t want another cup of coffee.”RUNA offers a variety of flavors in their bottles, energy drinks and loose leaf tins. The Hibiscus Berry is the top seller in the bottled variety, but Guava Zero Unsweeted Guayusa is a close second.Related: Bet We Can Make a Tea Drinker Out of YouGuayusa tea has been brewed for thousands of years in the Ecuadorian Amazon with native hunters saying it gives them mental strength and courage. RUNA by definition means “fully alive” and that’s why Gage and MacCombie picked this name for their healthy products.MacCombie says their business model is based on core values of introducing products the world has never seen before while offering support to Ecuadorian farmers, which ultimately helps protect the rainforest.Actor Channing Tatum is just one of the many devoted RUNA fans. On the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, he said, “We found this tea called RUNA that basically gave us the energy of the gods.” The Best Coffee-Infused Beers to Flip All the Switches It’s Time to Ditch Your Sleeping Bag for a Versatile, Lightweight Camping Quiltlast_img read more

CLdN Kicks Off Major Fleet Expansion

first_imgzoom European short sea RoRo specialist CLdN RoRo SA has launched an ambitious expansion program which is expected to include orders for up to 12 new vessels. CLdN has placed firm orders for two 8,000 lane meter RoRo vessels, with a length of 235m, double the capacity of the majority of today’s larger short sea RoRo vessels.The company also revealed plans to place orders for further vessels of classes ranging between 4,700 and 8,000 lane meters across various yards, in Europe and in the Far East.The first orders feature innovative design, offering changeability and flexibility in their deck configuration and will have the “LNG ready” class notation, providing the option for a straightforward conversion to LNG propulsion.The design allows for the vessel to interchange between short sea RoRo services and deep sea trades.The first of these new vessels are due to enter service in Quarter 3 2017.“The expansion programm will allow CLdN to broaden the range of their services whilst also offering a very significant increase of capacity on their existing routes,” the company said in a release.CLdN currently handles 1 million cargo units and 1 million new cars and vans on an annual basis and the new vessels will generate an additional 70% capacity over the next four years, allowing current trades to expand and new routes to be developed, the company further adds.In addition, the company’s ports division C.Ro will simultaneously invest circa Euro 100 million in expanding its terminals for the arrival of the next generation vessels.CLdN operates 24 RoRo vessels, offering in excess of 100 sailings per week between the ports of Zeebrugge, Rotterdam, London, Killingholme, Dublin, Gothenburg, Esbjerg and Porto.last_img read more