Argonne releases GREET 2020

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Argonne National Laboratory’s Systems Assessment Center has released the 2020 version of the suite of GREET models and associated documentation. The following low-carbon alternative ammonia production pathways have been implemented in GREET 2020 release.

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BMW Group opens new Additive Manufacturing Campus

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The BMW Group has officially opened its new Additive Manufacturing Campus. The €15-million campus will allow the BMW Group to develop its position as technology leader in the utilization of additive manufacturing in the automotive industry. Additive manufacturing is already an integral part of our worldwide production system today, and established in our digitalisation strategy. Last year, the BMW Group produced about 300,000 parts by additive manufacturing.

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ArcelorMittal Europe to produce “green steel” starting in 2020

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Ford to assemble electric E-Transit van in Kansas City; building out $3.2B North American EV manufacturing capability

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billion investment in Ford’s North American manufacturing facilities to produce a series of new electric vehicles for commercial and retail customers. In addition to electric vehicle manufacturing sites for trucks and vans in the US, the company also is investing C$1.8 The new vehicle will share a similar electrified platform as the Mustang Mach-E, delivering manufacturing and engineering efficiencies. Electric (Battery) Manufacturing Market Background Vehicle Manufacturers

Hyundai Motor Group reveals E-GMP; first dedicated BEV platform, for next-generation BEV line-up

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As part of its BEV vision, Hyundai Motor Company launched its dedicated ‘IONIQ’ BEV brand in August 2020, which includes three dedicated BEV models, the IONIQ 5,6 and 7 by 2024. Batteries Electric (Battery) Manufacturing Vehicle Manufacturers Vehicle Systems

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Tesla seeking 56% cut in $/kWh, $25K EV in three years through manufacturing and design innovations

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The baseline precept for the presentation was the centrality and associated difficulty of manufacturing new technologies at a scale sufficient to make a tangible difference. The aim of Tesla is to be the best in manufacturing of any company on earth.

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Snam invests €33M in electrolyzer manufacturer ITM Power

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In the last eight years, ITM Power has obtained around 30 funding grants from national and European calls such as Horizon 2020 and FCHJU, focused on innovation, sustainability, hydrogen and green tech in various areas, in particular industry and transport.

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Dürr and Techno Smart partner on manufacturing of lithium-ion batteries for e-cars

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Dürr is positioning itself in the growing Li-ion battery market as a supplier of production technology and is expanding its market access to battery manufacturers through a cooperation with Techno Smart, a leading Japanese manufacturer of coating systems. Batteries Manufacturing

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PSA and Total create JV for manufacture of EV batteries in Europe; €5B investment

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With this partnership, the parties are setting up a world-class player in the development and manufacture of high-performance batteries for the automotive industry from 2023. Ensure industrial independence in Europe for the conception and manufacture of batteries, with an initial capacity of 8 GWh, reaching a cumulative capacity of 48 GWh on both sites by 2030. Position ACC as a major competitive player in supplying electric vehicle manufacturers.

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Nikola & GM form strategic partnership; GM to engineer & manufacture Nikola Badger BEV & FCEV; 11% ownership

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General Motors will engineer, homologate, validate and manufacture the Nikola Badger battery electric and fuel cell versions. General Motors is one of the top engineering and manufacturing companies in the world. Nikola Corporation and General Motors Co.

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GM boosting face mask production; sharing mask manufacturing plans

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In addition, the company has shared its manufacturing plans with GM suppliers along with the Original Equipment Suppliers Association and the Michigan Manufacturers Association ( MMA ) to help other manufacturers ramp up their own production efforts. The Michigan Manufacturers Association has 1,700 companies across all industries, and many are looking for ways to help during this crisis,” said John Walsh, Michigan Manufacturers Association president and CEO. “GM’s

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Volvo Cars inaugurates new battery assembly line at Ghent manufacturing plant

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Volvo Cars formally inaugurated a new battery assembly line at its Belgian manufacturing plant in Ghent, where it will start building its first fully electric car, the XC40 Recharge P8, later this year. As the first of our plants to get a battery assembly line, Ghent plays a pioneering role as we continue to prepare our manufacturing network for electrification. Ghent is one of two car manufacturing plants operated by Volvo Cars in Europe and has produced Volvos since 1965.

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Lucid Motors completes first phase of construction of EV factory

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Lucid Motors announced completion of the first phase of construction at the new Lucid AMP-1 (Advanced Manufacturing Plant) factory in Casa Grande, AZ, with the commissioning of production equipment and processes underway ahead of start of production for Lucid Air in Spring of 2021.

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Volkswagen fueling car carriers with fuel derived from used cooking oil; GoodFuels BFO

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The first car freighter was refueled for the first time with this oil in mid-November 2020 and a second ship is due to follow at the beginning of 2021. Fuels Market Background Ports and Marine Sustainability Vehicle Manufacturers

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DOE to award $67M to stimulate manufacturing technology innovation

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) announced a $67-million funding opportunity ( DE-FOA-0002252 ) to stimulate technology innovation, improve the energy productivity of American manufacturing, and enable the manufacturing of cutting-edge products in the United States. Concept papers are due 25 June 2020. Manufacturing Market Background

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Tesla rings in 2020 with a global manufacturing presence

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Although many who follow the growth of electric cars eagerly await the release of Tesla’s fourth-quarter and annual delivery numbers for 2019, the Tesla of 2020 and beyond is a truly global manufacturer. Tesla confirmed that it delivered its first 15 Chinese-made Tesla Model 3 sedans Monday—to Tesla employees. Tesla also told Reuters

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EPA AED estimates emissions controls were removed from > 550K diesel pickups over last decade; impact equivalent to adding 9M additional trucks

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Specifically, AED analyzed evidence obtained by EPA civil enforcement personnel during many investigations conducted over approximately five years, involving tampering of Class 2b and 3 (GVWR 8,500 - 14,000 lbs) diesel pickup trucks that occurred after 2009 and before 2020.

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Report says lithium from California’s Salton Sea can anchor US battery supply chain

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million vehicles in 2020 to 26 million vehicles in 2030 and 54 million by 2040 at least. Battery manufacturers can also serve the accelerating stationary energy storage market, which uses batteries to support the power grid. Batteries Manufacturing Market Background Materials

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New EV market share in Europe hits 7.2% in Q2 2020, up from 2.4% in same period last year

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In the second quarter of 2020, the market share of electrically-chargeable vehicles increased to 7.2% share during the same period last year, according to figures from ACEA (European Automobile Manufacturers Association). in the second quarter of 2020.

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Motiv Power Systems debuts fifth-generation medium-duty electric chassis

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With deployments underway, Motiv is scaling its manufacturing capabilities to meet growing demand. Electric (Battery) Fleets ManufacturingMotiv Power Systems announced its newest generation of EPIC chassis for medium-duty electric fleets.

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SEAT manufacturing automated ventilators with adapted windshield wiper motors

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Taking an assembly line that manufactures subframes, a car part, and adapting it to make ventilators has been a lengthy, difficult job involving many areas of the company, and we managed to do it in the record time of one week. According to Spain’s Ministry of Health, as of 30 March 2020 there were 85,195 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Spain, with 46,617 hospitalizations and 7,340 deaths. Health Manufacturing Market Background Vehicle Manufacturers

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Roskill sees recovery in lithium industry, buoyed by demand from rechargeable battery applications

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Q1 2020 saw monthly average prices fall further to less than US$7,000/t Li 2 CO 3 for the first time since 2014, eroding price increases caused by forecast strong demand growth in the lithium-ion battery industry and uncertainty over future supply.

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Groupe Renault creating first European factory dedicated to the circular economy of mobility in Flins

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The short loop organization (manufacturing and supply) reduces CO 2 emissions by more than 60% compared to the fabric of the old ZOE from a standard manufacturing process. Manufacturing Market Background Sustainability Vehicle Manufacturers

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ZF joins Open Manufacturing Platform

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ZF Friedrichshafen AG is joining the Open Manufacturing Platform (OMP), which was announced in 2019 by the BMW Group and Microsoft. The aim of this initiative is to enable faster and more cost-effective innovations in the manufacturing industry. This means that manufacturers, suppliers, and their partner companies do not need to build new software from scratch but can build on existing components. Internet of Things Manufacturing

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Mitsubishi Heavy invests in Monolith Materials to support clean hydrogen production

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to support its commercial-scale, emissions-free hydrogen manufacturing technology. Monolith Materials is the first US manufacturer to produce “turquoise hydrogen” on a commercial scale. Monolith Materials, Inc. has received an investment from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, Inc.

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2021 Toyota Mirai arrives in US dealerships in December

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Fuel Cells Hydrogen Vehicle ManufacturersThe second-generation Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicle (FCEV), which made its debut in 2019 at the Los Angeles Auto Show, will arrive in US dealerships—in California and Hawaii—in December.

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Solid Power produces and delivers 10-layer 2Ah all solid-state lithium metal cells

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Solid Power’s sulfide-based all solid-state lithium metal batteries are manufactured using lithium-ion industry standard processes and automated equipment. These first-generation 10-layer 2Ah pouch cells were manufactured using Solid Power’s MWh-scale, roll-to-roll pilot line.

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Volvo Trucks introduces the Volvo VNR Electric truck in the US, Canada

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This new all-electric truck will be fully integrated into the production and manufacturing processes at the New River Valley assembly plant in Dublin, Virginia.

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CARB warns vehicle and engine manufacturers about hiding software or hardware changes that affect emissions

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) sent a letter to automakers and other vehicle and engine manufacturers encouraging them to disclose by the end of the year any unapproved hardware or software programs that impact emissions control systems in vehicles sold in California. Since then, CARB has found similar issues with other manufacturers as part of its ongoing enforcement efforts. Emissions Engines Regulations Vehicle Manufacturers

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GlobalData: Coronavirus threatens China’s battery sector dominance; 26 GWh hit in 2020

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China’s attempt to fight the coronavirus outbreak has led to delayed production across a number of battery production facilities located in key coronavirus hit provinces and is expected to lower the output of Chinese battery manufacturers by around 26 GWh in 2020. Globally, carmakers are looking for independence from the current supremacy of Chinese battery manufacturers and are aiming to secure their own battery supply chains.

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BMW investing €400M in new vehicle assembly at Munich plant as part of shift to electromobility; engine production being concentrated at Steyr and Hams Hall

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The combustion engines with four, six, eight and 12 cylinders produced there will be manufactured at the company’s locations in Steyr in Austria and Hams Hall in the UK going forward. At the same time, the BMW Group is expanding its capacity for manufacturing electric drive trains.

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Moscow launches its 500th electric bus; largest electric bus fleet in Europe

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Under the terms of contracts in 2018-2019, domestic manufacturers GAZ and KAMAZ supplied 300 electric buses to Moscow. Moscow, Russia has launched its 500 th electric bus—a KAMAZ 6282 electric bus. The KAMAZ 6282 uses lithium-titanate batteries, and has a range of 70 km on one charge.

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Continental Structural Plastics perfects carbon fiber RTM process, launches production programs

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To support several carbon fiber RTM programs that will begin as soon as the end of 2020, CSP and parent company Teijin are investing in a dedicated CF-RTM production line in Palmela, Portugal. Manufacturing Market Background Materials

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Daimler Truck AG and Foton start joint production of Mercedes-Benz Trucks in China for China

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China Heavy-duty Manufacturing Market Background Vehicle ManufacturersDaimler Truck AG and Beiqi Foton Motor Co., jointly announced that both partners will produce and distribute Mercedes-Benz tractors for an advanced market segment in China.

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General Motors to supply Hydrotec fuel cell systems to Nikola; backing off earlier agreement

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The MoU replaces the previous agreement announced 8 September 2020. GM’s Hydrotec fuel cell system will be engineered at its Michigan technical facilities in Pontiac and Warren and manufactured at its Brownstown Charter Township battery assembly plant. General Motors Co.

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Syrah Resources completes BFS for expansion of US anode material production

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Spherical graphite being an intermediate product based on raw material natural flake graphite feedstock that is the precursor to anode material manufacture.). In Q4 2020 Syrah Resources achieved first production of AAM via toll processing of purified spherical graphite.

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Standard Lithium completes proof-of-concept of lithium extraction & crystallization; better than battery-quality lithium carbonate

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Batteries Manufacturing MaterialsCanada-based Standard Lithium Ltd. successfully completed the start-to-finish proof of concept of its lithium processing technology.

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Volvo Cars successfully places first green bond, raises €500M

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The proceeds of the bond will be used to fund the design, development and manufacturing of fully electric cars in line with the company’s recently established Green Finance Framework. Electric (Battery) Market Background Vehicle Manufacturers

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Next phase of THEA’s connected vehicle pilot brings together auto manufacturers and road operators

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The next step in the Connected Vehicle space is to begin working with the auto industry manufacturers. Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEMs) vehicles and hardware provide the next evolution of delivering safer transportation. In September 2020, phase 4 of the THEA CV Pilot kicked off to begin the planning for incorporating the OEMs into the pilot. Connected vehicles Market Background Vehicle Manufacturers

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Audi and KIT working on recycling for automotive plastics via pyrolysis oil

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That is why, so far, only petroleum-based materials have been suitable for manufacturing plastic components in automobiles that are subjected to particularly intensive wear. Our goal is to manufacture the seat cover completely from the same type of material so that it can be recycled.

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Alstom to supply Italy’s first hydrogen trains

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The Coradia Stream trains for FNM are manufactured by Alstom in Italy. Project development, most of the manufacturing and certification are performed at Alstom’s site in Savigliano.

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Audi Hungaria starts operation of Europe’s biggest solar roof installation

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Emissions Lifecycle analysis Manufacturing Market Background Power Generation Solar Vehicle ManufacturersAudi Hungaria, in cooperation with E.ON Hungaria, officially started operation of Europe’s biggest photovoltaic roof installation. Since the start of the year, the site in Gy?r

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Fisker enters strategic cooperation with Magna for electric Ocean SUV; Fisker to leverage Magna’s EV architecture

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that provide the framework for strategic platform sharing and manufacturing cooperation for the Fisker Ocean SUV. These factors, combined with capital investments, Bill of Materials and manufacturing costs, will enable us to deliver the Ocean to market at a starting MSRP of $37,499.

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