UN report highlights urgent need to tackle impact of EV battery production boom

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The shift to electric mobility is in line with ongoing efforts to reduce the world’s dependence on fossil fuels, and reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions responsible for climate change.

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AKASOL to supply battery systems for Alstom’s hydrogen trains

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AKASOL will supply battery systems for more than 40 Coradia iLint hydrogen trains ( earlier post ), which have been ordered from Alstom by the Lower Saxony Transit Authority and the Rhine/Main Regional Transport Association.

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ABB to supply high-voltage chargers for Volvo LIGHTS project in SoCal; up to 920VDC

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ABB will supply high voltage-capable chargers for the Volvo LIGHTS project. Volvo Trucks introduced its all-electric Volvo VNR regional distribution demonstrators in February as part of the Volvo LIGHTS Innovation Showcase held in California, with commercial production to begin later in 2020.

2020 102

Mercedes-Benz blockchain pilot project provides transparency on CO2 emissions in cobalt supply chain

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Together with start-up Circulor , Mercedes-Benz is conducting a pilot project for transparency on CO 2 emissions in the cobalt supply chain as part of STARTUP AUTOBAHN. The project partners first focus on cobalt, which enters the supply chain from recycling facilities.

2020 113

Volvo Cars? Chengdu car plant powered by 100% renewable electricity; 65% hydropower

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The 100% renewable electricity mix in Chengdu is the result of a newly signed supply contract and will reduce the plant’s CO 2 emissions by more than 11,000 tonnes per year. By 2040, Volvo Cars aims to be a climate-neutral company.

2020 128

Volvo Trucks deploys first pilot all-electric VNR Truck at TEC Equipment in Southern California

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As part of the Volvo LIGHTS project, two local fleet operators—NFI Industries and Dependable Supply Chain Services—will also begin demonstrating the pilot Volvo VNR Electric trucks for full operations in their regional routes later this summer.

2020 131

Ford sets target to become carbon-neutral globally by 2050

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Ford Motor Company intends to achieve carbon neutrality globally by 2050, while setting interim targets to address climate change challenges more urgently. To achieve its goal, Ford will focus initially on three areas that account for approximately 95% of its CO 2 emissions: vehicle use, its supply base and the company’s facilities. Scope 3 emissions speak to in-use emissions from vehicles that Ford sells and emissions from its supply base, among others.

2020 85

SGH2 building largest green hydrogen production facility in California; gasification of waste into H2

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The City of Lancaster will supply guaranteed feedstock of recyclables, and will save between $50 to $75 per ton in landfilling and landfill space costs. It not only solves our air quality and climate challenges by producing pollution-free hydrogen.

2020 142

ADEME selects two Air Liquide hydrogen mobility projects for funding

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Two hydrogen mobility projects led by Air Liquide—Hype and HyAMMED—were selected in January 2020 by ADEME (French Environment & Energy Management Agency) as part of the second closing of its “Hydrogen Mobility Ecosystems” call for proposals.

2020 146

Wärtsilä and partners developing emissions-free barge concept

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By switching from diesel-fueled propulsion to fully electrically powered transport, an important step can be taken towards realizing the Paris Climate Agreement goals. The technology group Wärtsilä has joined a consortium of key partners to form Zero Emission Services B.V.

2020 119

Mitsubishi Fuso to begin series production of fuel-cell trucks by late 2020s; concept eCanter F-CELL

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The Vision F-CELL delivers 135 kW of motor power, supplied by a 75 kW fuel cell and a 135 kW high-voltage battery. As part of Daimler AG, MFTBC is committed to the Paris Climate Agreement.

2020 135

Daimler first automotive company to test UBQ’s climate-positive thermoplastic material in auto parts

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Daimler announced a trial and development partnership with Israeli cleantech company UBQ Materials to explore the use of UBQ’s climate-positive material in the production of automobile parts.

2020 78

Wärtsilä to begin long-term, full-scale testing of ammonia as marine fuel in four-stroke engine

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This DEMO 2000 project is another stepping stone for reaching our ambitious climate targets and it is also aligned with our recently published hydrogen strategy. Ammonia storage and supply systems will be designed and developed for maximum personal safety, and in parallel with the Fuel Gas Handling System under development as part of the EU project ShipFC.

2020 74

NTPC seeking global expressions of interest for supply of fuel cell buses and cars in India: 20 to start

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India’s National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) is inviting global expressions of interest for the supply of fuel cell buses and cars in India. The two target cities have very different climates: Leh, the largest town of the union territory of Ladakh in the Himalayan region of India, has a cold desert climate with long, cold winters from late November to early March, with minimum temperatures well below freezing (average -14 ?C)

2020 64

BASF introduces blockchain pilot project to improve circular economy and traceability of recycled plastics

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According to a report produced by Deloitte for Environment and Climate Change Canada , Canada disposed of nearly 3.3 With reciChain, our goal is to revitalize the value of plastics and significantly improve circularity in the supply chain.

2020 137

Study: new international agreements needed to ensure sustainable supply of minerals and metals for low-carbon energy tech

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A study by an international team of researchers warns that the global transition to global low-carbon energy technology could be at risk unless new international agreements and governance mechanisms are put in place to ensure a sustainable supply of rare minerals and metals.

2020 78

EPA annual inventory shows US GHG up 3.1% from 2017-2018

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The 2020 edition of US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) comprehensive annual report on nationwide greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions shows that emissions increased from 2017 to 2018 by 3.1% (after accounting for sequestration from the land sector).

2020 88

UK awards £28M for 5 demonstration-phase low-carbon hydrogen production projects

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This technology could lower the cost of low carbon hydrogen by over 20% and has become the basis for the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Committee on Climate Change’s (CCC) analysis.

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Study finds emissions from road construction could be halved using today’s technology

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Policy measures and procurement strategies should be aligned to support these measures with a clear supply chain focus. It was one of the Swedish Transport Agency’s first projects in which a complete climate calculation was made.

2020 88

Looking to get in a hybrid for cheap? Used Toyota Prius 1.5 HSD 2004-2009 Review

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I’ve never seen climate controls in any other car that were placed on the steering wheel for easy control. The other is the hybrid battery (nickel-metal in the Gen2), responsible for the charge and supplying the cabin with electricity, including the climate control.

2020 133

IEA’s Hydrogen TCP undergoes a major revamp to support global implementation of hydrogen and international collaboration

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In the coming years, spurred by decarbonization and the integration of renewables, the Hydrogen TCP expects hydrogen to play roles of increasing importance as an enabler for a global smart-energy system and as a recognized pathway for climate change mitigation. Innovation-driven Hydrogen TCP research will contribute to the global clean energy transition, optimizing integrated systems and adding value to the global energy supply chain.

2020 64

Graz researchers develop cost-effective chemical looping process for decentralized production of high-purity hydrogen

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Currently, hydrogen is mainly produced centrally from fossil resources and compressed or liquefied in an expensive and energy-intensive process in order to be able to supply it to filling stations. 2020). In 6 th Central European Biomass Conference CEBC 2020, Proceedings (pp.

2020 91

Snam and RINA team up to accelerate the development of hydrogen sector

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From a presentation given by Faith Birol, Executive Director, International Energy Agency, on hydrogen’s role in tackling energy and climate challenges.

2020 107

Volvo Trucks North America demonstrates pilot electric VNR models; Volvo LIGHTS

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million from CARB as part of California Climate Investments (CCI). The Volvo VNR Electric project trucks will be put into real-world commercial operations with two of California’s leading freight companies, Dependable Supply Chain Services and NFI.

2020 113

Volvo Cars trucks-to-trains swap significantly cuts emissions in logistics network

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Both initiatives form part of the climate action plan that Volvo Cars revealed this year. The 2025 plan is one tangible step towards Volvo Cars’ ambition of becoming a climate-neutral company by 2040.

2020 105

Prometheus CEO outlines tech advances that could make CO2-to-fuels renewable gasoline and jet price-competitive with fossil fuels

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This is an important development because there is little time available to reduce CO 2 emissions sufficiently to avoid the worst effects of climate change.

2020 110

World Bank Group: mineral production to soar as demand for clean energy increases

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Source: “Minerals for Climate Action: The Mineral Intensity of the Clean Energy Transition”. Because of the material intensity of low-carbon technologies, any potential shortages in mineral supply could impact the speed and scale at which certain technologies may be deployed globally.

2020 88

Alstom and Snam to develop hydrogen trains in Italy

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Snam is investing and innovating to make its network compatible with hydrogen, to encourage the development of new technologies and create an Italian supply chain. Our country has the opportunity to be among the world leaders in the sector, reaping the environmental and economic benefits of this climate leadership. Alstom and Snam, one of the world’s leading energy infrastructure companies, have signed a five-year agreement to develop hydrogen trains in Italy.

2020 77

JetBlue to go carbon neutral on all domestic flights by offsetting emissions starting in 2020; flying with SAF from SFO

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JetBlue will offset carbon dioxide emissions from jet fuel for all domestic JetBlue flights beginning in July 2020, making it the first major US airline to take this measurable step toward reducing its contribution to global warming. JetBlue will continue to partner with Carbonfund.org—a leading US-based nonprofit carbon reduction and climate solutions organization.

2020 60

European automotive sector calls for vehicle renewal incentives to kickstart economic recovery after COVID-19; 25-point action plan

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The plan was issued by the four associations representing the full automotive supply chain: from equipment and tire suppliers, to vehicle manufacturers, to dealers and workshops (ACEA, CECRA, CLEPA and ETRMA). Such schemes should be enhanced by scrapping premiums, and should take into account society’s climate ambitions and resource-efficiency objectives in concert with the economic impact. Propose ambitious Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Directive amendments already in Q3 2020.

2020 73

Mercedes-Benz introduces 3 new compact-car PHEV models; CLA Coupé, CLA Shooting Brake and GLA now with EQ Power

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The batteries are supplied by the wholly owned Daimler subsidiary Deutsche ACCUMOTIVE. One important comfort feature is the pre-entry climate control prior to starting a journey, which can also be activated conveniently by smartphone. Mercedes?Benz

2020 93

IONITY orders 324 350kW EV chargers from ABB for second phase of expansion

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The chargers are to be rolled out in 24 countries by the end of 2020 as part of the second phase of the IONITY network expansion. The customized chargers being supplied by ABB for IONITY are ABB’s slimmest design to date and align with IONITY’s design needs.

2020 90

Preem selects Haldor Topsoe HydroFlex technology for renewable diesel and jet fuel production

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Preem’s goal is to become the world's first climate-neutral petroleum and biofuels company, with net zero emissions in its entire value chain before 2045, and production of renewable fuels is an essential part of that ambition.

2020 83

Werner Enterprises testing Peterbilt 579 EV Class 8 electric truck; Meritor and Transpower

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In 2018, Meritor announced that the company will supply all-electric drivetrain systems for two Peterbilt vehicle platforms through its alliance with TransPower. Meritor supplies high-efficiency and lightweight axles, drivelines and brakes that maximize system efficiency, extend range and increase payload. Funding for the tractor was provided by the California Climate Investments (CCI), the state’s climate change-fighting, cap-and-trade program.

2020 76

Berkeley Law’s CLEE report provides policy options for phasing out oil and gas production in California

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If California’s production decreased, long-distance oil shipments from other countries (which may have weaker local environmental and labor laws than California) could increase to compensate for some of the lost in-state supply, in particular to meet demand from California’s significant fleet of oil refineries, which serve global demand for a range of petrochemical products.

2020 60

MAHLE Powertrain opens new facility for electrified powertrain battery pack and module testing and development

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The facility, based at the powertrain specialist’s Northampton (UK) technical center, enables the strip-down and disassembly of modules and compact vehicle batteries for post-test assessment, and provides a climate-controlled environment to carry out real-world simulated testing with the aim of streamlining the test and validation stages of emerging technologies.

2020 68

2020 Keeling Curve Prize application period open; transportation and mobility category

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The application period has opened for the 2020 Keeling Curve Prize, which awards $25,000 to each of 10 projects designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions or increase their uptake. The 2020 Keeling Curve Prize application period closes on Feb. Keeling Curve Prize finalists and winners are chosen by a panel of climate scientists, public policy experts, and researchers, including Achala Abeysinghe, Ph.D., Climate Change Emissions

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Volvo Cars launches Volvo XC40 Recharge EV as first of new Recharge line; new climate plan

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From early 2020 customers entering the Volvo Cars website will first be asked whether they want a Volvo Recharge car or not. Volvo Cars aims for plug-in hybrid cars to make up 20% of total sales in 2020. Climate plan.

2019 78

Cummins to supply Kalmar with driveline for new electric terminal tractor

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Slated to be launched in 2020, the Kalmar electric terminal tractor will be equipped with a 107 kWh lithium-ion battery capable of DC fast charge. To maintain battery life, a thermal management system keeps it within the optimal temperature range, enabling the machine to operate in a range of climates. Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has selected Cummins to be the electrification solution provider for the next-generation electric terminal tractor offering for the European market.

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4 more cities sign Global Clean Bus Declaration raising total to >40K ultra-low emission buses by 2020; London to trial BYD electric double-decker

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The Global Clean Bus Declaration , developed by the Mayor of London Boris Johnson in partnership with the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group , launched in Buenos Aires in March 2015 with 20 original signatories. Climate Change Emissions Fleets Heavy-duty Urban mobility

2015 137

Chevrolet one of 16 organizations across US recognized by EPA for Climate Action; only automaker

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded 2015 Climate Leadership Awards to 16 organizations and one individual representing a wide array of industries from finance and manufacturing to retail and technology for showing what the agency said was exemplary corporate, organizational, and individual leadership in response to climate change. San Diego Regional Climate Collaborative (San Diego, Calif.):

2015 87

SFU researchers find promise for plug-in vehicles in Canada, but need for increased supply and policy support

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With the current supply of PEVs in Canada (7 models), the future PEV new market share is not likely to exceed 4—5% by 2030, according to the report; increasing supply (to 56 models) could increase market share to over 20% by 2030.

2015 141

Canada’s First Ministers release Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change

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Canada’s First Ministers (The Prime Minister of Canada and the provincial and territorial premiers) issued a joint communiqué and released the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change following the First Ministers’ Meeting. An interim report will be completed in 2020, which will be reviewed and assessed by First Ministers.

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