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Opinion: Can Argentina Capitalize On Its Vast Shale Reserves?

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Argentina, once a regional energy leader, is now better known for financial busts and bombastic politicians than hydrocarbons prospects. The question today is just how much Argentina is willing to change and how this plays into a low oil price environment that is already negatively impacting investment elsewhere. Source: [link].

Tweeting Clever: Smart Of Argentina Rules At Twitter

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Smart of Argentina is one of those, sticking by the mantra Most car companies really suck at Twitter. There, we said it. For every company using it as a glorified advertising platform there's another trying to get 'interactive' in a way that's so hideously over-friendly they're like the attention-seeking kid at school.

Argentina’s YPF and Bridas, 50% owned by CNOOC, to invest $1.5B in Vaca Muerta shale oil development in Argentina

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Vaca Muerta is present in an area of 30,000 km 2 (7.4 million acres); of this area, YPF participates in 12,000 km 2 2 (3.0 of Bandurria. Source: YPF.

ExxonMobil discovers oil and gas in Argentina shale well; expands presence in Permian shale in US

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ExxonMobil Exploration Argentina, jointly with Gas y Petróleo del Neuquén, has discovered oil and gas in an unconventional shale well in Neuquén Province of Argentina. The horizontal leg of the well extends for 3,280 feet (1,000 meters). Data analysis and additional studies are being conducted to fully evaluate this discovery. Permian.

Tesla And Other Tech Giants Scramble For Lithium As Prices Double

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Right now, most of the world’s lithium comes from Australia, China and the “Lithium Triangle” of Argentina, Chile and Bolivia.

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GM to invest $450M in Argentina

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Akerson was joined by Argentina President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner; GM South America President Jaime Ardila; and GM Argentina President Isela Costantini. GM Argentina produced a record of more than 136,000 vehicles at its Rosario facility in 2011. —Isela Costantini. Brief

Porta Hnos licenses Gevo’s bio-isobutanol technology for Argentina

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has signed a letter of intent to become the exclusive licensee of Gevo’s GIFT technology in Argentina to produce renewable isobutanol. Porta is a 132-year-old family-owned company in Argentina that produces liquor, vinegars and has a 120 m 3 /day corn ethanol plant. Porta Hnos S.A. —Fernando Porta, Vice President of Porta. Brie

Toyota turns to Argentina

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We’re used to reading stories about carmakers moving into China and other major markets – but now Toyota is looking to tap into Argentina as it bids to expand its green car line-up. Green Fuels Ltd Latest news Lithium-ion batteries Toyota Argentina Green cars lithium lithium sources Toyota Tsusho Corporation

Argentina’s largest ethanol plant begins operations; Vogelbusch technology

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has begun operations of its new bioethanol plant in Alejandro Roca in the central Córdoba province of Argentina. The corn ethanol plant, which uses technology from Vogelbusch Biocommodities, has a nameplate capacity of 420,000 liters (111,000 gallons US) per day, making it the largest of its kind in Argentina. Promaíz S.A. Brief

Bio-isobutanol company Gevo signs licensing and joint development agreements with Porta in Argentina; corn feedstock

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to construct multiple isobutanol plants in Argentina using corn as a feedstock. As one of the leading engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) service providers to the ethanol industry in Argentina, Porta would provide the EPC services for the projects. Gevo, Inc. —Dr. Patrick Gruber, Gevo CEO.

Toyota Tsusho venture starts full-scale lithium production at Salar de Olaroz, Argentina

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This project marks the first investment by a Japanese company into lithium carbonate development in Argentina. Earlier post.). Salar de Olaroz.

SQM and Lithium Americas announce joint venture to develop lithium project in Argentina

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LAC) are forming a 50/50 joint venture to develop the Caucharí-Olaroz lithium project in Argentina. Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S.A. SQM) and Lithium Americas Corp. This amount includes US$15 million to cover intercompany loans between Minera Exar and LAC; the remaining US$10 million will be allocated to project development. Brief

Nissan investing $600M in Argentina; domestic production of new pick-up

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Nissan Motor will invest $600 million in Argentina and will become an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) with the domestic production there of an all-new NP300 Frontier pick-up. With the expansion, Nissan is making Argentina a key component of its regional strategy eventually to position itself among the Top 3 brands in Latin America.

Soros signals Argentina’s shale is biggest place to be; doubles stake in YPF SA

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One of the world’s legendary investors is upping his bet on Argentina’s shale oil and gas industry in a show of confidence for shale production in South America’s largest unconventional prize—and a big boost for both supermajors and smaller players making big waves in the heart of new discovery areas. by James Stafford of Oilprice.com.

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Lux Research: Australia best positioned to be next big shale play; China and Argentina next

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Click to enlarge. This is still a relatively young technology space with plenty of opportunities for improvement. According to Lux, 1.7 Brief

Evonik builds new catalyst plant for biodiesel production in Argentina

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Germany-based Evonik Industries is building a new plant for manufacturing catalysts for biodiesel production in Argentina. It will primarily serve markets in Argentina and Brazil, with an annual capacity of more than 60,000 metric tons. The detail engineering of the facility is already complete. operates a major biodiesel facility.

YPF and Dow to partner on shale gas in Vaca Muerte; first shale gas project in Argentina

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Argentina state-owned energy company YPF and Dow Chemical have signed a memorandum of understanding jointly to develop shale gas in the Vaca Muerta. In December, YPF and Bridas, an Argentina-based oil and gas company 50% owned by China National Offshore Oil Corporation, agreed to invest $1.5 Earlier post.). Brief

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Balqon Expands Heavy-Duty Electric Truck Distribution into Argentina

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Balqon Corporation, an emerging developer and manufacturer of heavy-duty electric vehicles for Class 7 and Class 8 applications ( earlier post ), has entered into a Dealer Agreement with Autoelevadores Yale, a leading distributor of material handling equipment and electric vehicles in Argentina.

Toyota Tsusho JV to begin lithium production in Argentina in 2013; supplies for Toyota Motor

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will begin lithium production in the Salar de Olaroz Lithium-Potash Project in Argentina in 2013 through its joint venture with Australian mining concern Orocobre Ltd. Results of a feasibility study at the site, a salt lake in northwestern Argentina, showed estimated deposits of 6.4 Nikkei. Toyota Group company Toyota Tsusho Corp.

Córdoba (Argentina) City Council and Renault-Nissan Alliance Sign EV LOI

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The Córdoba (Argentina) City Council and the Renault-Nissan Alliance have signed a letter of intent (LOI) on joint research into how electric vehicles can improve quality of life and environmental conditions for the citizens of this provincial capital. Córdoba is the site of the Alliance’s Santa Isabel plant.

Mercedes-Benz Vans launches new Vito in China; unveiling electric van of future this week

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Mercedes-Benz Vans launched its new mid-size van—the Vito—at the Chengdu Motor Show in China on Friday. FBAC) in Fuzhou in August.

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Cargill to Invest $112M in Co-generation and Soy Biodiesel Plants in Argentina

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Cargill will invest a total of US$112 million in an 18 MW co-generation plant and a soybean biodiesel production plant with a processing capacity of 240,000 tons per year in Argentina.

Toyota digs for Lithium

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Toyota Tsusho Corp, a trading house and key Toyota supplier that Toyota owns 22 percent of, just announced that it would be jointly developing a new lithium project in Argentina with the Australian-listed Orocobre Ltd. Battery Technology International Business Deals Argentina Japan Lithium Batteries Orocobre Ltd link]. By Eriko Amaha.

Global biofuels production up 17% in 2010 to hit all-time high of 105 billion liters

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Accordingly, biodiesel producers in Argentina are investing heavily in facilities to increase production. Source: Worldwatch Institute.

Electric race car travels from Alaska to Argentina

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An electric sports car has completed an epic journey from the outskirts Arctic Circle to the southern most tip of South America. The British team behind the Racing Green Endurance challenge finished their 26,000km journey yesterday after just 70 days. The 400bhp twin-motor SRZero sportscar is a fully electric car with a driving range of [.].

First electric rally car takes on Dakar challenge

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Travelling through Argentina, Chile and, for the first time, Peru, participants will take on challenging [.]. The very first electric rally car is set to take part in the Dakar rally next year. Produced by Latvian motorsport engineering company OSC, the OSCar eO car will be the first to take on the gruelling 9000 km challenge.

Researchers find magnetite nanoparticles similar to those from traffic pollution in brain; possible link with Alzheimer’s

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Separately, a team from Argentina and India had reported earlier this year on the magnetic properties of air-suspended particles in 38 cities from south India. Hautot et al. 2003). Their paper is being published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). —Professor Barbara Maher. India study. Gargiulo et al. Resources.

VIDEO: Racing Green: The Ultimate Electric Car Expedition, Airs January 1

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To drive the 16,000 miles from Alaska to Argentina in an electric car. Back in 2009 we were approached by a press representative for Racing Green Endurance, a team of 20-something post-graduate engineers from Imperial College London. We didn't hear from them again until June this year, when we met up with them in London. Their goal?

World Bank report highlights massive urban growth in East Asia over last 10 years; just getting started

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At the same time, most of East Asia’s population is still non-urban, meaning the region will likely face decades of further urbanization.

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Galaxy notes lithium carbonate prices in China rose 17% over last 12 months

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Galaxy is an Australia-based global lithium company with lithium production facilities, hard rock mines and brine assets in Australia, China, Canada and Argentina. Galaxy also reports that technical grade lithium carbonate prices have followed the same trend with uncontracted spot prices up to RMB 40,000/tonne or approximately US$6,250/tonne.

IHS Automotive forecasts 88.6M unit global light vehicle market in 2015; 2.4% growth

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million units—a 10% drop from 2013; with politics impairing Argentina and Venezuela, and the economic climate weighing down markets like Brazil, Chile and Peru, where it may take a few years for demand to recover to previous highs. Uncertainty lingers over Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Venezuela for 2015. from 7.4% North America.

BYD the recommended company for Argentinian tender for 50 electric buses

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BYD has been officially selected as the recommended company by the evaluation committee in Argentina for the purchase of 50 electric buses on behalf of the Ministry of Environment. BYD begun the promotion of its technologies in Argentina in 2011 through its local subsidiary, especially those related to electric vehicles and public transport.

Opinon: Lithium Market Set To Explode; All Eyes Are On Nevada

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Most of the world’s lithium comes from Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Australia and China, but American resources being developed by new entrants into this market have set up the state of Nevada to become the key venue and proving ground for game-changing trade in this everyday mineral. by James Stafford of Oilprice.com. Albemarle Corp.

Ford unveils new 2015 Focus four-door sedan; 1.0L EcoBoost with start/stop comes to US model

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Facilities in Germany, the United States, Russia, China, Vietnam, Thailand, Taiwan and Argentina have a combined capacity to build more than 1.5

Roskill forecasts increasing dependence of Li market on batteries; switch from portable electronics to hybrids

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Lithium extraction, which totalled more than 168,000t LCE in 2012, is undertaken predominately in Australia, Chile, Argentina and China, with roughly half of lithium output from hard rock sources and half from brine. Production is dominated by Talison Lithium in Australia, SQM and Rockwood Lithium in Chile, and FMC in Argentina.

PwC analysis finds meeting 2 C warming target would require “unprecedented and sustained” reductions over four decades

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Other G20 (Australia, Korea, EU, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Argentina). per year through 2050. Click to enlarge. a year from now to 2050.

Opinion: Why Lithium Will See Another Price Spike This Fall

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Orocobre Limited is commissioning their Olaroz project in Argentina, and is currently at 68% of its 17,500 TPA full capacity. Automotive Thrust.

Total greenlights Vega Pleyade gas field development offshore Tierra del Fuego

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Present in Argentina since 1978, Total, through its affiliate Total Austral, operates 30% of that country’s gas production. Click to enlarge.

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EIA: US biomass-based diesel imports increased to record levels in 2013; from net exporter to net importer

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The increase in imports of regular biodiesel were primarily from Argentina, particularly in the final four months (September to December). The European Union was previously the destination for most of Argentina’s biodiesel exports. Monthly US biodiesel and renewable diesel imports. Source: EIA. Click to enlarge. billion gallons to 1.28

Audi introducing supercharged gasoline engine version of SQ5 SUV at Detroit Show

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New Audi SQ5. Click to enlarge. The new Audi SQ5 shown at the Detroit Auto Show is powered by a 3.0L Various measures dampen compressor noise. Brief