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Novelis enters supply agreement with NIO to provide aluminum solutions for next-gen EVs

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Novelis, the world leader in aluminum rolling and recycling, has expanded its automotive supply capabilities by signing an agreement with EV company NIO ( earlier post ), to provide innovative aluminum solutions for its fleet of smart, high-performance, premium electric vehicles. Earlier post.).

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TM4 supplying motor and inverter to Ballard for FCvelocity-HD7 module for fuel cell vehicles

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for the supply of electric motors and inverters to be coupled with new compressor units for Ballard’s seventh-generation FCvelocity-HD7 power module.

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GKN supplying eAxle to plug-in hybrid Volvo S90

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Earlier post.) gasoline combustion engine. The technology first launched on the new Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid SUV. Earlier post.)

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Hyundai Supplies Five Tucson Fuel Cell Taxis To Paris Fleet

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Hyundai used the ongoing COP21 Paris climate-change talks as a backdrop to unveil a handful of hydrogen fuel-cell taxis. Five Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell crossovers were delivered to Parisian taxi service STEP (Société du Taxi Electrique Parisien) this week. The model--known as the Tucson Fuel Cell in the U.S.--is is likely the first.

BMW Group developing self-driving robots for supply logistics; recycled BMW i3 batteries for power

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This center is the logistics hub for material management and just-in-sequence supply to BMW Group sites in ten different countries. —Dr.

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Oslo Airport first to supply Air BP renewable biojet via main fuel hydrant system; initial batch from Neste

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Air BP anticipates this will lay the foundations for the increased adoption worldwide of jet biofuel supply. Oslo Airport is the major hub.

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POSCO begins lithium production for first time in Korea; domestic supply for Samsung, LG; investing $261M in anode materials by 2020

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The PosLX Plant will supply its lithium carbonate to POSCO ESM which produces cathodes for secondary batteries, and LG Chem and Samsung SDI, manufacturers of secondary batteries. POSCO ESM currently supplies high-capacity anode materials to LG Chem. The recovery rate of lithium also rose from 30-40% to more than 80%.

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GKN to supply 500 electric flywheel hybrid drive systems to Go-Ahead Group for buses

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UK transport operator Go-Ahead Group has ordered 500 electric flywheel Gyrodrive systems from GKN Hybrid Power for use in buses. Earlier post.).

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Honda Accord Hybrid: Supply Now Sufficient To Meet Demand

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Now, more than a year later, it appears that supply has finally caught up to demand for Honda''s 47-mpg The Honda Accord Hybrid was launched as a 2014 model, and the first few were sold back in October 2013.

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BMW to supply 100 i3 EVs to LAPD

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Earlier post.) The BMW i3 police cars began hitting the streets of Los Angeles this spring badged with an LAPD insignia.

Tesla Deal To Supply Toyota RAV4 EV Powertrain To End This Year

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Several news reports over the weekend noted that Tesla''s contract to supply Toyota with electric powertrains for its RAV4 EV crossover would end next year. In the words of Tesla''s latest quarterly report, cited by Bloomberg in a Saturday news story, “Toyota is expected to end the current RAV4 EV model this year."

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Maxwell supplying ultracaps to ABB for hybrid version of Philadelphia rail energy recuperation system

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is supplying ultracapacitors to ABB for its recent contract win to upgrade Philadelphia area rail lines. Maxwell Technologies, Inc. When decelerating or braking, a traction vehicle (train, tram or trolleybus) is feeding the regenerated braking energy back into the DC power network. Brief

Panasonic Will Expand Battery Cell Supply For Tesla's Rising Production

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Ballard signs fuel cell supply agreement with Solaris; initial order of 10 modules as range extenders for electric trolley buses

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An initial order placed under the LTSA is for 10 FCveloCity-HD fuel cell modules, with deliveries planned to start in 2017. Click to enlarge.

Continental supplying first turbocharger with aluminum housing

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The water-cooled aluminum turbine housing. Click to enlarge. Integration of the unit in the three-cylinder, 1.5L In the MINI, 1.2 kg (2.6

Tesla Road Trip, Accord Hybrid Supply, Geneva Show Cars: The Week In Reverse (Video)

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Why does French maker Renault returning to North America with the Twizy electric car make very little sense to us?

LG Chem Adds Tesla To Customer List, Will Supply Cells For Roadster Upgrade

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Of the three largest lithium-ion cell suppliers for electric cars, only one can count almost a dozen automakers among its customers. Now that company, LG Chem, has added another name to its roster: Tesla Motors. The Silicon Valley maker of luxury electric cars confirmed yesterday that it would purchase cells for its Roadster "3.0" battery-pack.

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Toshiba H2One hydrogen-based autonomous energy supply system now providing power to a Kyushu Resort Hotel; hydrogen storage alloy

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MWh; Hot water supply capacity: 24 liters maximum per minute. Mischmetal is an alloy of rare earth elements.). wt.% @25 Click to enlarge. Brie

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U.S. Electric-Car Battery Industry Could Grow If Supply Base Matures

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Increasing production of electric cars is expected to increase the market for lithium-ion battery cells substantially, but where will the majority of those cells be made? China, Japan, and South Korea currently have the largest manufacturing bases, but the U.S. could become a larger player as well. A new report from the Department of Energy's.

LG Chem to supply EV batteries to Daimler for new smart EV

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By signing a supply contract with Daimler, LG Chem has become the world’s biggest automotive battery supplier, having at least 13 global automakers among the top 20 global brands. Daimler AG has selected LG Chem as the supplier of lithium-ion batteries for the smart EV that will be newly launched in 2016. 1 battery manufacturer. Batteries

Japanese public-private partnership to test end-to-end H2 supply chain using wind power to begin this fall; 2nd-life hybrid batteries for ESS

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The consumption of hydrogen by the forklifts will be constantly monitored, so as to ensure optimal transportation and supply to meet user needs.

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2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Still In Very Short Supply: Why?

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The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid received very positive reviews when it was launched almost a year ago. Its EPA fuel-efficiency rating of 47 mpg combined approaches that of the 50-mpg Toyota Prius, but the Accord is a more conventional looking mid-size sedan--a plus for many buyers. Yet sales have been remarkably low, and potential buyers routinely

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Bill to cap ethanol in U.S. fuel supply gains momentum

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fuel supply appear to be gaining momentum. Efforts by the U.S. Congress to cap the amount of ethanol blended with the U.S. The current Renewable Fuel Standard, passed as part of the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act, has proven increasingly unpopular among certain legislators. ethanol energy policy congress e85 flex fuel

Axeon and A123 Systems sign supply agreement

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European firm Axeon is to work with its US counterpart, A123 Systems with both companies set to benefit from the collaboration and supply agreement. Two giants in the field of electric car batteries have signed an agreement to work together to help advance the UK’s uptake of electric cars. Customers will benefit from the combination [.].

Anderman report sees strongest growth for full-hybrid systems; Li-ion batteries for hybrids may be in short supply

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Li-Ion batteries for strong hybrids are in short supply. Low-cost 14V micro hybrid systems and full (strong) hybrid (i.e., billion in 2020.

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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV now able to supply vehicle-to-home (V2H) power

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Mitsubishi Motors’ Outlander PHEV is now also able to supply electrical power to the home in Japan using the SMART V2H (vehicle-to-home) system made by Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, the EVPower Station made by Nichicon Corporation and the Tsubaki eLINK made by Tsubakimoto Chain Co. Brief

BorgWarner supplying turbochargers for VW Group’s new 1.4L 3-cylinder diesel

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Both engines comply with Euro 6 emissions standards and improve fuel economy up to 21% compared with the predecessor vehicles. Click to enlarge. Brie

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Toyota and public and private partners in Japan to trial renewable CO2-free hydrogen supply chain

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A hydrogen supply chain feasibility study (hydrogen price, CO 2 reduction, etc.). Use of fuel cell forklifts.

Gasoline demand rises in U.S., China, and India; more growth expected

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And given the supply-and-demand equations in the global oil industry, that means that demand has risen as supplies have stayed steady or fallen. Green Gasoline India fuel consumption oil supply and demandSo even though Saudi Arabia has refused to constrain its production to.

IEA says oil supplies may not keep up with demand

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A well-supplied oil market in the short-term should not disguise the challenges that lie ahead, as the world is set to rely more heavily on a relatively small number of producing countries,” the IEA Chief Economist Fatih Birol, said in a press release. by Nick Cunningham of China and India. And that should raise some alarm.

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DOE issues RFI on biomass supply systems to support billion-ton bioeconomy vision

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This request for information (RFI) asks for input about specific aspects in the development of large-scale supply systems and technologies to eventually supply up to a billion dry tons of biomass feedstocks annually for a variety of end uses. The study found that just forest land and agricultural land alone have a potential for 1.3

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Feb Plug-In Electric Car Sales: Leaf Supply Low, Volt Recovers

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sales of plug-in electric cars continued at a reduced level, as seems to happen every winter. The best-selling electric car, the Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car, logged deliveries to 1,626 units, compared to 1,140 last month. That's a better number than the 1,023 Volts sold in February 2012, but not yet close to the rate required

Amyris to enter partnership to supply renewable jet fuel from sugar to GOL Airlines

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An overview of the direct sugar to hydrocarbon (DSHC) process for the production of renewable jet fuel. Source: Amyris. Click to enlarge. Earlier post.)

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XALT Energy to supply Li-ion packs to Efficient Drivetrains for PHEVs

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XALT Energy and Efficient Drivetrains (EDI) announced a tentative agreement through which XALT will supply EDI with its NMC graphite Lithium-ion battery energy storage packs for use in EDI’s PHEV PowerDrive and electric power export solutions. The packs will be used for commercial truck fleet replacement orders. Brief

3 Years Of Painful Cuts Sets Oil Markets Up For Serious Supply Crunch

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Total global oil production could decline for the next several years in a row as scarce new sources of supply come online. According to data from Rystad Energy, overall global oil output will fall this year as natural depletion overwhelms all new sources of supply. by Nick Cunningham of Everybody wins there.”.

LG Chem to supply Li-ion battery modules for AES Advancion energy storage; 1 GWh of capacity

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The agreement covers the supply of several of LG Chem’s battery modules that have been designed and configured for AES’ Advancion grid-scale energy storage solution. The supply agreement covers battery modules with configurations ranging from 30 minutes to 4 hours of discharge duration. Advancion Node. Brief

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Gas Prices Fall For Labor Day With Oil Supplies Ample

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If you''re getting out on the road this Labor Day weekend visiting friends or family, you may be pleased to hear it''ll cost you a little less than it did this time last year. The U.S. Energy Information Administration''s (EIA) ''Today in Energy'' brief shows that average U.S.

GM signs China supply agreement

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GM and Shanghai GM have formalised an agreement to buy complete vehicles, vehicle kits, equipment and machinery from their parent company – with Buick, Cadillac and Chevrolet vehicles all included as part of the deal. Shanghai GM is a 50-50 joint venture agreement between both General Motors and the Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp Group.

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Unitel Technologies to supply methanol reformer for H2 and hydrogen sulfide plant to SE Asian company

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Unitel Technologies has been engaged by a major Southeast Asian conglomerate to supply its methanol reforming technology and engineering know-how for the construction, start-up and operation of an on-site Unitel M2H (1,000 Nm 3 /hour) hydrogen production system and a downstream hydrogen sulfide plant (H 2 S). Rapid start-up. Brief

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Fukushima launching power-to-gas hydrogen project with MCH as hydrogen carrier; supply center by 2016

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The project will test and refine a model of hydrogen-supply infrastructure, which would then be used in creating a functioning supply center.