Euro car market has best H1 of century; diesels down 17%; AFVs up 31% for 5.4% of total; SUVs booming

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The European car market recorded its best H1 performance of the century, with 8.6 Despite uncertainty in the UK, where the market was down 6.3% on H1 2017, the growth recorded in Germany, France and Spain allowed the overall market to keep growing. of the German market.

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Neste submits three pathways for California LCFS for renewable diesel produced at Porvoo refinery

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Finland-based Neste has submitted three new Tier 2 Pathways for California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) for renewable diesel produced at its Porvoo, Finland refinery. The RD produced is branded and marketed as Neste My Renewable Diesel.

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IEA report draws lessons from rapid uptake of EVs in Nordic countries

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In proportion to its population, the Nordic region—Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden—is strikingly ahead of the rest of the world in adopting electric cars. The Nordic countries represent the third-largest electric-car market by sales, after China and the United States.

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EEA: no improvements on average CO2 emissions from new cars registered in 2017 in Europe

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Registrations increased in all EU Member States except Finland, Ireland and the United Kingdom. Combined, the relative share of PHEV and BEV sales was highest in Sweden, Belgium and Finland, reaching 5.5%, 2.7% Emissions Europe Fuel Efficiency Market Background

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Neste investing €1.4B to boost capacity for renewable drop-in fuels and products production in Singapore

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The decision is based on a growing global market demand for low-carbon solutions in transport and cities, aviation, polymers and chemicals. Of this total, more than one million is produced in Singapore, the same amount in Rotterdam in the Netherlands and the rest in Porvoo, Finland.

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BASF and Nornickel partner to supply cobalt and nickel battery materials

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BASF has selected Harjavalta, Finland, as the first location for battery materials production serving the European automotive market. This investment is part of BASF’s €400-million multi-step investment plan announced last year and builds upon initial battery materials production started in Harjavalta in 2018. Additionally, BASF and Nornickel have signed a long-term, market-based supply agreement for nickel and cobalt feedstocks from Nornickel’s metal refinery.

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Study finds car dealerships pose significant barrier to EV adoption

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In 126 “mystery shopper” experiences at 82 car dealerships across Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, the team found that that dealers were dismissive of EVs; misinformed shoppers on vehicle specifications; omitted EVs from the sales conversation; and strongly oriented customers towards gasoline and diesel vehicle options. Early adopters, however, are a minority of the total market.

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Volvo’s Polestar 1 PHEV makes European debut; pre-orders open 13 March

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Polestar will open pre-orders for the Polestar 1 at 08:00 CET on 13 March 2018 with a request to the list of potential customers to pay a fully-refundable deposit of €2,500.

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EEA: average CO2 emissions from new cars and new vans in Europe increased in 2018

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According to provisional data published by the European Environment Agency (EEA), the average CO 2 emissions from new passenger cars registered in the European Union (EU) in 2018 increased for the second consecutive year, reaching 120.4 g CO 2 /km in 2018. Vans registered in the EU and Iceland in 2018 emitted on average 158.1 Moreover, the market penetration of zero- and low-emission vehicles, including electric cars, remained slow in 2018. In 2018, 1.66

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Global Bioenergies to lead $24M REWOFUEL project to demonstrate the production of isobutene-derived gasoline and jetfuel from wood residuals

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We are thrilled by the opportunity to be part of industrial consortia which focus on softwood residue streams valorisation in novel value chains and end-use markets. We believe it to be important to kick-start the biomaterials market with high sustainability standards, as it will add strong value to the softwood residues on long term basis. Bio-isobutene conversion to fuel components by Neste Engineering Solutions (Finland).

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JATO: European new car CO2 emissions highest average since 2014; shift from diesel to gasoline and SUVs rise

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An analysis by JATO Dynamics has found that average new vehicle CO 2 emissions in European increased in 2018, with the total average increasing by 2.4 g/km in 2018—the highest average of the last four years.

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EC approves €3.2B public support by 7 Member States for a pan-European battery push

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The European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules an Important Project of Common European interest (IPCEI) jointly notified by Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Poland and Sweden to support research and innovation in the common European priority area of batteries.

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Porsche expanding Charging Service in Europe; more than 49,000 charging points

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Alongside Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium and Finland, the charging service is now also available in Norway, France, Spain, Great Britain and Italy. The Porsche Charging Service, the digital platform for all charging-related services, was launched in May 2018.

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