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

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), IVECO (a brand of CNH Industrial) and ENGIE (Global Energy Player) are broadly collaborating to promote natural gas vehicles and infrastructure in Europe. ENGIE is a global energy player and an expert operator in gas, electricity and energy services. Europe LNG Natural Gas

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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

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—Felipe Munoz, Global Automotive Analyst at JATO Dynamics. million units, up by 8.1% The March SAAR came in at 14.98 million units. Brie

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

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

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Thornton is the director of product integrity and performance at Micromeritics Instrument Corporation, a global company headquartered in Norcross, Georgia. 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).

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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.)

Deloitte Survey finds only 4% of global consumers likely to be satisfied with current EVs despite increasing consideration and willingness to buy; higher ICE fuel economy reduces interest in EVs

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The Deloitte survey found global consumer interest in EVs is high. Click to enlarge. Vehicle range is clearly an issue among consumers.

Solvay launches rare earth recycling activity in France

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Belgium-based chemical group Solvay has opened two rare earth recycling units in France. Global demand for rare earths is growing at more than 6% per year, making these elements a strategic raw material. The investment was officially approved in 2011. —Du Hua, Director of Solvay’s Rare Earths Systems business unit. Brief

Volvo Trucks and Shell to cooperate globally on LNG for heavy-duty trucks

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Volvo Trucks and Shell will cooperate globally on the introduction of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as a fuel for commercial heavy duty trucks. The truck is already available in Sweden, Norway, Belgium, Spain, the Netherlands and the UK and at present the market roll-out is expanding into Italy and France. Brief

Umicore and Prayon form beLife JV to develop and produce phosphate-based cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries

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industrial pilot plant in Engis, Belgium, that will be operational in the coming months with all materials produced. Prayon is a leading global producer of phosphate materials for various industrial applications and its high-purity. Jointly owned by OCP SA (Office Chérifien des Phosphates, Morocco) and SRIW (Belgium), Prayon.

Global Ice Age Climate Patterns Influenced by Bering Strait

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The global climate is sensitive to impacts that may seem minor. Click to enlarge. NCAR scientist Aixue Hu, the project’s lead scientist.

Elektromotive continues European expansion

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Last week we told you that the company was heading to Belgium and Luxembourg (see article ), and now it will play a pivotal role in the introduction of an electric vehicle recharging infrastructure in Denmark. This is a crucial moment for the Danish market and the global shift towards zero-emissions motoring,” he said. .

Deloitte study concludes mass adoption of EVs in Europe is some distance away

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Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited’s (DTTL) Global Manufacturing Industry group conducted a global survey to explore consumer adoption of electric vehicles (EVs). Within Europe, 4,760 consumers in seven countries—Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Turkey and UK—were surveyed from 28 January to 10 February 2011.

Pike Research ranks ChargePoint, DBT as top EV charging equipment supply companies

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Pike’s top 11-20 countries are: Austria, Australia, Belgium, India, Israel, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Sweden, and Switzerland. Leaders.

Telefónica to provide M2M connectivity for Tesla electric vehicles across major European markets

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Telefónica’s global M2M solution—powered by Jasper—will enable connectivity for Tesla’s in-car infotainment telematics including navigation, online music, and internet browsing, and remote vehicle diagnostics that relay information about the car’s safety, security and performance to the driver and Tesla service in real time.

Deutsche Post DHL and Renault aim to intensify their collaboration on the use of electric vehicles

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Deutsche Post DHL has signed a letter of intent for a possible future global framework agreement with car manufacturer Renault. The intended global agreement shall contain the options for a future purchase of Renault Kangoo Z.E. As part of its global efforts, Deutsche Post DHL works with all major car manufacturers worldwide.

Ford and Schaeffler demonstrate Fiesta-based e-WheelDrive car; follow-up research project in the works

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At Ford’s Lommel Proving Ground in Belgium, Ford Motor Company and Schaeffler demonstrated the Fiesta-based eWheelDrive car. Fiesta eWheelDrive.

Stanford’s GCEP awards $10.5M for research on renewable energy; solar cells, batteries, renewable fuels and bioenergy

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The Global Climate and Energy Project (GCEP) at Stanford University has awarded $10.5 A team of scientists from the United States, Belgium and Scotland also received support for research that could lead to the large-scale conversion of cellulosic plants to biofuels: Optimizing yield and composition in lignin?modified modified plants.

Tesla delivered ~5,500 Model S worldwide in Q3, more than 1,000 to European customers; non-GAAP profit narrows and GAAP loss widens from Q2

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By the end of 2014, Tesla expects that the entire population of the Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Austria, Denmark and Luxembourg and about 90% of the population in England, Wales and Sweden will live within 320 km (199 miles) of a Supercharger station. Earlier post.). The company is now producing 550 cars per week. Q3 results.

Nissan LEAF the best-selling EV in Europe in 2013

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In 2013, the Nissan LEAF was also the EV market leader in Spain, Italy, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Belgium, and the United Kingdom. The LEAF has now sold more than 100,000 units globally; 92% of Nissan LEAF owners are new to the Nissan brand. The LEAF now holds 33% of the EV passenger car market in Europe. Brief

ExxonMobil to invest >$1B in Antwerp refinery to convert heavy, higher sulfur residual oil into diesel, other products

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ExxonMobil affiliate Esso Belgium, a division of ExxonMobil Petroleum & Chemical B.V.B.A., Esso Belgium, a division of ExxonMobil Petroleum & Chemical B.V.B.A., The new unit will expand the refinery’s ability to help meet energy needs throughout northwest Europe, despite what the company calls a challenging industry environment. Brie

ENGIE investing €100M in CNG/LNG stations in Europe to 2020

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ENGIE, a global operator in electricity, natural gas and energy services markets, will invest nearly €100 million from now to 2020 to build Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) stations for filling up the European fleets of trucks with natural gas and biogas. Brief

Aleris to invest $350M to upgrade Kentucky aluminum rolling mill for anticipated growth in automotive demand

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We have partnered with customers in the premium automotive segment from our Duffel, Belgium facility for years to develop and produce some of the most technically advanced lightweight aluminum solutions available today. Aleris will invest $350 million to upgrade capabilities at its aluminum rolling mill in Lewisport, Kentucky.

New study finds GHG emissions from palm oil production significantly underestimated; palm oil biofuels could be more climate-damaging than oil sands fuels

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Based on visual interpretation of high-resolution (30 m) satellite images, a new study in the journal Global Change Biology: Bioenergy determined that industrial plantations covered over 3.1 When peat swamps are drained for agriculture, the peat begins to decompose, and is an enormous source of carbon emissions. —Miettinen et al.

Toyota Mirai fuel cell vehicle launches in Sweden and Norway this summer, Netherlands later this year

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Toyota will launch the Mirai fuel cell vehicle in Sweden and Norway this summer, following other European countries that have introduced the Toyota Mirai in 2015 (UK, Germany and Denmark) or early 2016 (Belgium). Toyota estimates selling around 30,000 units a year globally in 2020 from 3,000 units in 2017. Brief

Audi Brussels to produce exclusively e-tron quattro SUV, battery packs; A1 production moving to Spain

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The site in Belgium will thus become a key plant for electric mobility at the Volkswagen Group. Rupert Stadler.

Umicore selling its stake in beLife lithium iron phosphate JV to Prayon

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beLife was created by both shareholders in order to demonstrate the industrial scale production of lithium iron phosphate (LFP) cathode material and to qualify this material at some of the major global Li-ion battery makers. Umicore recently entered into an agreement to sell all of its shares in beLife to its joint venture partner Prayon.

ABB launches automated fast charging system for electric buses; inverted pantograph

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In July 2014 ABB announced that it signed a global cooperation with Volvo bus to jointly market fast chargers and buses. Click to enlarge.

Inaugural meeting of Volkswagen Sustainability Council; Group makes €20M available for projects

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The Council elected Georg Kell, Founding Director UN Global Compact, as its chair. The first areas of focus in 2017 for the body will be the challenges of global CO 2 emissions and the corresponding regulations post-2025, plus the company’s transformation process. Georg Kell – Founding Director UN Global Compact.

Ford planning to cut 18% of production capacity, 13% of workforce in Europe; anticipating more than $1.5B loss in Europe in 2012

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Specific product announcements include: Plans to introduce 15 global vehicles in Europe within five years as Europe increasingly benefits from the One Ford global product portfolio. New car registrations in the EU, 1990-2011. Source: ACEA. Click to enlarge. That includes 4,300 positions in Genk and 1,400 positions in the UK. billion.

Testing confirms Torotrak V-Charge variable drive mechanical supercharger enables more ambitious downsizing; 1.0L demo at Aachen

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Compared to a current 1.5L GTDI engine producing 240 N·m torque, a 1.0L GTDI engine of the same Ford EcoBoost family outperformed the 1.5L

TomTom extends coverage of real-time traffic products for congestion reduction

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The other countries currently covered are Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. TomTom also introduced Custom Probe Counts, a traffic product providing an indicator of traffic density for roads globally.

Audi begins construction of first North American plant

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Audi’s current production sites include the German sites in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm; Brussels (Belgium); Gy?r With this new plant at an altitude of 2,400 meters (7,874 feet) above sea level on the Central Mexican Plateau, Audi is not only building its highest factory, but also the most modern factory in the global Audi production network.

SORL launches new electric air brake compressors for electric buses

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a supplier of brake and control systems to the global commercial vehicle industry, has launched a new generation of electric air brake compressors to be used in electric buses. Development of battery-powered and hydrogen-powered technologies will increase with the growing acceptance of new-energy vehicles globally. Earlier post.)

Nissan Teams Up with LeasePlan to Bring Nissan LEAF to Europe

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The car will be mass-marketed globally from 2012 onwards. The thirteen countries involved in the agreement are Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. million vehicles globally. LeasePlan operates a fleet of more than 1.3