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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, IVECO and ENGIE collaborating to promote natural gas in Europe starting from Belgium

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This collaboration is in line with the implementation of the DAFI Directive (Directive 2014/94 - Deployment of Alternative Fuels Infrastructures), with a particular focus on certain countries and regions, starting from Wallonia, Belgium. The Government of Wallonia also set a new regulation to promote the development of CNG infrastructure.

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Leaseplan profits grow as private leasing soars in UK, Netherlands and Belgium

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Leaseplan, a global leader in fleet management and driver mobility, has published its headline annual results for 2016 and the future looks bright.

2017 24

First public hydrogen station in Belgium to be located on Toyota land leased to Air Liquide

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Construction has started on the first public hydrogen station in Belgium, to be operated by Air Liquide. Two regions of Europe are taking part in this project: the Brussels region in Belgium, and the Wer-Ems region in Germany. In the first half of 2016, Toyota will also bring the Mirai to Belgium, a fourth European market.

Leaseplan profits grow as private leasing soars in UK, Netherlands and Belgium

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Leaseplan, a global leader in fleet management and driver mobility, has published its headline annual results for 2016 and the future looks bright.

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US and Belgium sign nuclear energy R&D collaboration agreement

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The United States Department of Energy (DOE) and Belgium’s Studiecentrum voor Kernenergie/Centre d’Etude de l’Energie Nucléaire (SCK•CEN) (also known as the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) concerning cooperation in nuclear energy research and development. Brief

Volvo Buses receives order for 90 electric hybrid buses and fast charging stations from Belgium

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Volvo Buses has secured its largest order yet for complete solutions for electric bus traffic. The buyer is public transport company TEC Group.

Volvo sells 11 electric hybrid buses with 2 ABB automated fast-chargers to Namur, Belgium

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This is the largest order to date for the company’s electric bus system. TEC is buying the bus system as a turn-key solution. miles). ABB bus chargers.

European Fast-E project launches; 278 fast-charging points in Germany and Belgium

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The Fast-E project, co-financed by the European Union and nine companies, has officially launched , with the objective of installing 241 fast-charging charging stations in Germany and 37 in Belgium. A sister project between the Czech Republic and Slovakia will add another 30 charging stations. Brief

Audi Q6 e-Tron Quattro Electric Car Production Site In 2018 Chosen

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Audi has announced that it will build its upcoming all-electric SUV in Belgium. The German carmaker says it will dedicate an existing plant in Brussels to the new electric model, which will start production in 2018. e-Tron Audi e-tron plug-in cars Audi Q6 Q6

Elektromotive Extends European Recharging Network to Belgium and Luxembourg

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UK-based Elektromotive has appointed The PluginCompany to install networks of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across Belgium and Luxembourg.

VitaeMobility, ABB to deploy a network of 50 DC fast chargers throughout Belgium

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VitaeMobility, specialists in e-mobility for business and government fleets and consumers, and ABB will partner to install and manage 50 Terra Smart Connect (SC) DC fast chargers at multiple locations throughout Belgium. Maintenance and repair services will be taken care of by ABB’s local support team in Belgium. Brief

Hyundai delivers first Tucson fuel cell vehicle in Ontario

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Hydrogenics has manufacturing sites in Germany, Belgium and Canada and service centers in Russia, China, India, Europe, the US and Canada. Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. has delivered its first fuel cell vehicle in Ontario, Canada to Joseph Cargnelli, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder at Mississauga-based Hydrogenics Corporation. Brief

Elektromotive heads to Belgium and Luxembourg

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UK based Elektromotive is making headway in the electric vehicle recharging market after appointing ThePluginCompany to install networks of charging stations across Belgium and Luxembourg. The first project starts in Brussels at the headquarters of LeasePlan, the world’s largest vehicle management and leasing provider.

Umicore to Build Battery Recycling Plant in Belgium

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Umicore will build an industrial scale recycling facility for end-of-life rechargeable batteries in Hoboken, Belgium. The investment will enable Umicore to deal with the expected growth in the availability of end-of-life Lithium-ion, Lithium-Polymer and Nickel Metal Hydride rechargeable batteries. This figure will rise to 45 % by 2016.

Royal IHC launches first LNG-fueled hopper dredger

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The official name giving and christening ceremony will take place in the spring of 2017 in Zeebrugge, Belgium. Brief

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New Renault KANGOO Z.E. electric van to add 50% more range

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on 13 January at the 2017 European Motor Show in Brussels, Belgium. Renault Pro+ will present the all-electric New KANGOO Z.E. Brief

Volvo C30 Electric demos wireless charging

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Using a prototype Volvo C30 Electric car, the project used inductive charging to recharge the car’s [.]. Volvo

Volvo Completes Wireless Electric Car Charging Study; Research Continues

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The Swedish automaker conducted testing with Flanders'' Drive, an automotive technology knowledge center in Belgium and a consortium of other companies, to determine whether wireless charging was practical, efficient and safe in

Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) Stakeholders General Assembly in Belgium

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The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) stakeholders’ general assembly will take place on 26 and 27 October in Brussels, Belgium. It is also a key platform for European and global stakeholders across sectors to come together to examine and assess the current position of this emerging industry.

Swedish Energy Agency awards PowerCell $960K toward developing modular fuel cell range extender system for EVs

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Triphase, Belgium. E-Trucks Europe, Belgium. The kick-off meeting of the MoRE Zero project took place on June 2014. Click to enlarge.

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Six automated truck platoons to compete in European Truck Platooning Challenge

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IVECO will depart from Brussels and DAF from their production location in Westerlo, Belgium. yards). Daimler. Earlier post.) Scania. Volvo.

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$70M H2ME project launches in Europe to deploy 325 fuel cell vehicles and 29 refueling stations

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A large coalition of European partners has launched the €63-million (US$70-million) project Hydrogen Mobility Europe ( H2ME ). Click to enlarge.

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Obama In Detroit, Audi Q6 e-Tron Plant, Diesel 'Defeat Devices': Today's Car News

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Today, President Barack Obama visits the 2016 Detroit Auto Show, Audi selects a plant in Belgium to build its new electric SUV, and the Internet offers diesel "defeat devices" for owners looking to mess with their vehicles' emissions controls. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Today in Car News

Tesla models now available for business lease in Europe

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The new leasing programme will make the Silicon Valley’s all-electric sports car models, the Roadster and Roadster Sport available on contract in countries such as Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Belgium [.]. Tesla Motors Athlon car lease eu Europe programme Tesla

Prayon and Pulead to create JV for manufacture and sale of lithium iron phosphate material for Li-ion batteries

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Major cathode material producer Pulead (China) and phosphate leader Prayon (Belgium) have entered into an agreement to form a joint venture for the manufacture and sale of lithium iron phosphate (LFP) under licence from LiFePO 4 +C Licensing LLC. The joint venture will help meet the increasing global demand for licensed LFP. Brief

JATO Dynamics: growth slowdown in Euro auto sales in March; SUVs still lead

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March 2016 was another positive month for European new car registrations, ending a strong Q1 which saw sales of 3.93 million units, up by 8.1% Brief

Volvo produces electric car for lease customers

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The vehicle is manufactured and delivered to leasing customers throughout Europe, including Sweden, Belgium, Netherlands and Norway. Production is now under way for the Volvo C30 Electric, with initial deliveries taking place this summer and heading to leasing customers, including companies, authorities and governmental bodies.

ASTM International launches group to create standards for recovered carbon black (rCB)

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The committee will host its first meeting on 27 March in Brussels, Belgium, in conjunction with the annual conference of the European Tire Recycling Association (ETRA). Carbon black is used as a reinforcing additive in rubber products—notably tires—where tensile and abrasion wear properties are critical.

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Renault introduces two new electric light commercial vehicles

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At the Brussels Motorshow in Belgium, Renault Pro+ introduced two new electric light commercial vehicles—New Kangoo Z.E. and Master Z.E.—to

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Prayon obtains worldwide sublicense for lithium iron phosphate battery material

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Belgium-based Prayon Group has obtained a worldwide. A new production facility will be operated in Belgium (at its main production site in Engis) in summer 2012. sublicense under a portfolio of key patents for the manufacture, sale and use of lithium metal phosphate (LMP), including lithium iron phosphate (LFP). Phosphates (OCP S.A.)

i-MiEV electric car available in 15 European countries

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The electric car is now available in 15 European countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. It may have taken its time to reach the marketplace, but the Mitsubishi i-MiEV is now firmly making its mark across Europe.

DOE awards LanzaTech $4M for low-carbon jet & diesel demo plant; 3M gpy; Audi evaluating fuel properties

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LanzaTech is currently building its first commercial ethanol facilities using waste gases, including one in China with China’s largest steel company, Shougang, and one in Belgium with the world’s largest steel manufacturer, ArcelorMittal. The LanzaTech award was one of six totaling $12.9 million. Earlier post.). Earlier post.).

Honda targets new Guinness World Records title for fuel efficiency with 8,500-mile diesel drive across Europe

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On 1 June, two members of Honda’s European Research & Development (R&D) team will set out on the journey from Aalst, Belgium. Honda aims to win a new Guinness World Records title for fuel efficiency in an 8,500-mile (13,679 km) drive across all 24 contiguous EU countries in a 1.6 i-DTEC diesel engined Honda Civic Tourer. Brief

The importance of considering non-exhaust traffic emissions; the role of EVs

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in Belgium. They reported in an open-access paper in the journal energies on their analysis of non-exhaust emissions of passenger vehicles, both conventional (diesel and gasoline) or electric, on air quality levels in an urban environment in Belgium. the criteria pollutants and CO 2 that emerge with the exhaust from the tailpipe.

First 5 production Toyota Mirai fuel cell vehicles for Europe arrive

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Already sold in Japan since last December, the Toyota Mirai will be launched in Europe from September in the UK, Denmark and Germany. Brief

Field trials with genetically modified poplars shows potential for efficient conversion to sugars but with impact on biomass yield

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Ethanol yield (g/L) for the Belgian and French field trials. Van Acker et al. Click to enlarge. Wild-type poplar wood. Click to enlarge. —Prof.

McLaren: The secret of success is green. An interview with Jonathan Neale, the Managing Director of McLaren Racing.

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On Sunday (September 09, 2012), Lewis Hamilton secured victory in the Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix (pictured right) – and this just one race on from team-mate Jenson Button’s triumph in Belgium. The Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team is on top of the world. With the two drivers starting on pole position in Italy, it’s clear [.].

Study finds that EV-specific factors rather than socio-demographic variables better predictors of EV uptake

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Of those, charging infrastructure was the best predictor of a country’s EV market share. Source: Sierzchula et al. Click to enlarge. Click to enlarge.

Imaging study: air pollution impairs function of blood vessels in lungs

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—lead author Dr Jean-Francois Argacha, a cardiologist at the University Hospital (UZ) Brussels, Belgium. Air pollution impairs the function of blood vessels in the lungs, according to a study of more than 16,000 patients presented at EuroEcho-Imaging 2016. A transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE) is the most common type of echocardiogram.

Honda reaches 300-million mark in cumulative global motorcycle production

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Production outside of Japan began in Belgium in 1963, and since then Honda has been expanding its local production to many countries around the world.