NREL report shows EV charging stations continued strong growth in early 2020

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of the necessary Level 2 and DC fast EV charging equipment (EVSE), respectively, required to meet projected demand in 2030, have been installed as of Q1 2020. Electric (Battery) Infrastructure Market Background

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US biodiesel plant production capacity dropped 2% in 2020

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The US Energy Information Administration released its annual US Biodiesel Plant Production Capacity report, containing data for all operating US biodiesel plants as of 1 January 2020. Biodiesel Fuels Market Background

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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% This represents a market share of 29.4%, down from 32% in 2019. All EU markets recorded strong double-digit drops so far this year. in the second quarter of 2020.

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ArcelorMittal Europe to produce “green steel” starting in 2020

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Analysis: EVs will triple their market share in Europe during 2020

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Pushed by stricter European Union emissions standards, electric cars are set to triple their market share in Europe this year, according to a new report from advocacy group Transport & Environment (T&E).

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Sales of chargeable vehicles more than triple in EU in Q3 to take 9.9% new market share

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In the third quarter of 2020, 9.9% During the third quarter, cars powered by conventional internal combustion engines lost further ground, with their overall market share going down from 88.6% million units in the third quarter of 2020. This represents a market share of 47.5%, with gasoline going below the mark of 50% for the first time since 2016. In total, 341,092 hybrid electric cars were sold from July to September 2020, representing 12.4%

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ROUSH CleanTech enters EV market with Class 6 electric vehicles

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ROUSH CleanTech, known for its advanced clean transportation solutions, is entering the electric truck market. ROUSH built the electric trucks to Penske’s specifications to ensure a satisfactory experience across many market segments.

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ACEA map: Affordability of electric cars, correlation between market uptake and GDP in the EU

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The European Association of Automobile Manufacturers (ACEA) has published an interactive map that illustrates the correlation between the market uptake of electrically-chargeable vehicles (ECVs) and GDP per capita for each of the 27 EU member states and the United Kingdom.

2020 93

Benchhmark report: cobalt’s price rises highlight shift to battery-driven pricing dynamics

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Cobalt metal prices (cobalt battery metal, min 99.8%, EXW Europe, USD/lb) have risen 15% from the July 2020 issue of Benchmark’s Cobalt Price Assessment to the most recent data published at the end of October 2020. Batteries Market Background Materials

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Dutch report suggests hydrogen exchange could catalyze hydrogen market

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A hydrogen exchange, similar to electricity and gas exchanges, could act as a catalyst for a market for climate-neutral hydrogen, according to an exploratory study, “A Hydrogen Exchange for the Climate”, presented to Eric Wiebes, the Netherlands Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy. A hydrogen exchange could be set up in stages and grow incrementally along with the formation of a market for climate-neutral hydrogen. Europe Hydrogen Market Background

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SOFC-maker Bloom Energy announces initial strategy for hydrogen market entry; partnership with SK

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Solid-oxide-fuel-cell manufacturer Bloom Energy is entering the commercial hydrogen market by introducing hydrogen-powered fuel cells and electrolyzers that produce renewable hydrogen. The Bloom Energy Servers are a proven market leader in clean, reliable, and resilient on-site power.

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Mercom Capital Group: Battery storage, smart grid & efficiency companies raise $3.2B in funding in Q3 2020; up 165% QoQ, 777% YoY

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Mercom Capital Group, LLC, a global clean energy communications and consulting firm, released its report on funding and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity for the global Battery Storage, Smart Grid, and Energy Efficiency sectors for the third quarter (Q3) and first nine months (9M) of 2020.

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IEA: global oil demand to decline in 2020 as coronavirus weighs on markets

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Global oil demand is expected to decline in 2020 as the impact of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads around the world, constricting travel and broader economic activity, according to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA’s) latest oil market forecast. While the repercussions of the virus are spreading to other parts of the world, what happens in China will have major implications for global energy and oil markets. Market Background Oil

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Hexagon Purus to deliver 45-foot hydrogen distribution systems to Everfuel

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Hydrogen Hydrogen Storage Market BackgroundHexagon Purus signed a multi-year master frame agreement with Everfuel to deliver multiple units of newly designed 45-foot hydrogen distribution systems.

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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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Latest GHG Inventory shows California remains below 2020 emissions target; much steeper rate of GHG reductions required

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California’s latest greenhouse gas data shows that while the state continues to stay below its 2020 target for emissions, there is much more work to do to achieve carbon neutrality by 2045. That remains six million metric tons below the 2020 target.

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GM interested in electric air taxi market

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General Motors is exploring the use of its Ultium modular battery system in electric air taxis, Reuters reported Tuesday. The report, based on information from two people familiar with the matter, follows GM CEO Mary Barra's brief reference to air taxis at a conference Monday.

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ACEA: plug-in vehicles take 6.8% market share in Europe in Q1 2020; HEVs at 9.4%

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In the first quarter of 2020, the electrically-chargeable vehicle segment in Europe significantly increased its market share, rising to 6.8% (from 2.5% By contrast, demand for diesel and gasoline vehicles tumbled dramatically, although gasoline-powered cars still account for more than half of the EU market, according to the European Association of Automobile Manufacturers (ACEA). Diesel now holds a market share of 29.9% (down from 33.2% million in Q1 2020.

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EVs predicted to gain market share, despite 18% sales drop in 2020

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Electric-car sales will decrease in 2020 due to the global coronavirus pandemic, but not as much as sales of internal-combustion vehicles. It also predicts that electric cars will continue to gradually gain market share in the coming. That's among the top-level predictions from an annual Bloomberg New Energy Finance report released Wednesday. Car Sales

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Enel enters public transit electrification market in US; partners with MassCEC for electric bus fleet

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Enel X and MGL will provide an innovative electrification planning and analysis solution that will help inform the MBTA’s electrification strategy and has the potential to be applied in other markets. Currently, Enel X is constructing an integrated onsite solar and battery storage system at Marathon Elementary School in Hopkinton which is expected to begin operations by the end of 2020. Bus Electric (Battery) Market Background

2020 95

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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Dürr expands market access in battery manufacturing technology with cooperation with Techno Smart

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Dürr is positioning itself in this growth 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 Market Background

2020 93

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

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Global electric vehicle market growth is projected to rise from 1.7 million vehicles in 2020 to 26 million vehicles in 2030 and 54 million by 2040 at least. Batteries Manufacturing Market Background Materials

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ABI: connected car market will endure a 15% shipment decline, flat revenues in 2020; sales return on trend early 2022

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After years of consistent growth, the connected vehicle industry will face a 15% decline in shipments and flat revenues in 2020, according to projections by ABI Research, a global tech market advisory firm. ABI Research expects 115 million global connected car shipments, and a market value of US$83 billion in 2025. In the US, 91% of new vehicles sold in 2020 will be connected, against 51% in Asia-Pacific and 37% in Latin America.

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Mercom Capital: funding for battery storage, smart grid & efficiency companies down 38% YoY in 1H 2020

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Mercom Capital Group, LLC, a global clean energy communications and consulting firm, released its report on funding and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity for the global Battery Storage, Smart Grid, and Energy Efficiency sectors for the second quarter (Q2) and first half (1H) of 2020.

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SAE International publishes new J2954 wireless charging standard

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In 2020, ISO 19363 created a vehicle-side standard (VA only), and IEC/ISO continue in development of standards with its four-document series (IEC-61980-1, -2 and -3, plus ISO 15118-8 and ISO 15118-20). SAE J2954 published in 2020 also enables worldwide harmonization of WPT.

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Opinion: Reinventing fuel-based power for a more secure and resilient grid

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Renewable UK, Wind Energy Statistics Explained, available at: [link] , accessed 12 November, 2020. Fuels Market Background Opinion Power Generationby Toby Gill, CEO, Intelligent Power Generation.

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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. Fuel Cells Hydrogen Manufacturing Market Background Vehicle ManufacturersGeneral Motors Co.

2020 83

Adamas: LFP market share drops to 6% in global passenger EV batteries in 2019; potential comeback in 2020 with cell-to-pack

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In 2019, the market share of lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP) cathode chemistry fell to 6% in global passenger EV batteries by watt-hours deployed (i.e. Overall, the combined global market share of ternary cathodes (including NCM and nickel-cobalt-aluminum (NCA) varieties) in passenger EV batteries reached 90% in 2019, up from 83% in 2018. Adamas said that it views the renewed adaptation of LFP as a reflection of diversifying market needs. Batteries Market Background Materials

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Alstom to supply Italy’s first hydrogen trains

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The new hydrogen trains will be based on Alstom’s Coradia Stream regional train platform, which is dedicated to the European market and already being produced for Italy by Alstom’s main Italian sites.

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Omdia: Power semiconductor market set for 6.9% decline in 2020 as COVID-19 hits smartphones & automotive

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The global power semiconductor market is set for a steep decline in 2020 as demand for these components plunges from the key markets of smartphones and automotive electronics due to the COVID-19 crisis, according to Omdia. Omdia now forecasts that the overall power semiconductor market will undergo a 6.9% decline in 2020, with revenue falling to $43.1 billion in 2020, down from $46.3 Discrete and module market revenue will decline by 10.6%

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Canada investing $20M in Terrestrial Energy to support development of Integral Molten Salt SMR

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Market Background Nuclear Power Generation SMRCanada investing $20M in Terrestrial Energy to support development of Integral Molten Salt SMR. Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, Hon.

DOT: 89% reduction in US airline passengers in May 2020 y-o-y

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US airlines carried 89% fewer scheduled service passengers in May 2020 than in May 2019, according to preliminary data filed with the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) by 20 airlines that carry more than 90% of the passengers. Despite the large drop from May 2019, US airlines carried more than twice as many passengers in May 2020 than in April 2020. million passengers in May 2020, up from 3.0 Aviation Behavior COVID-19 Market Background

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IHS Markit: better-than-expected growth in global automotive semiconductor revenue in 2020; bolstered by uptake in EVs

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Global automotive semiconductor revenue for 2020 will exceed initial expectations, primarily due to an increase in the average semiconductor value per car sold this year, according to a new forecast by IHS Markit. IHS Markit now expects semiconductor revenue to contract in 2020 by -9.6% By 2026, IHS Markit forecasts the global market for automotive semiconductors to reach $67.6

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IDTechEx: market for EV powertrain materials to reach $47B by 2030

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Their meteoric rise will lead to much greater demand for several materials markets which otherwise would see only modest growth. For each, a granular breakdown is used to forecast each material required and its market value over the next 10 years.

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Data show California BEVs at 6.7% new vehicle marketshare in Q3

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The California Center for Jobs & The Economy has released an updated report ( earlier post ) on vehicle sales and the progress of ZEV sales in the state for Q3 2020. market share in Q3 as registrations of traditional fuel vehicles were down more sharply.

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Mitsubishi introducing PHEV version of redesigned Eclipse Cross; 2nd MMC PHEV on market

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The new Eclipse Cross will offer a plug-in hybrid drivetrain (PHEV) in select global markets. The Eclipse Cross will be the second Mitsubishi PHEV on the market.

2020 96

NuScale boosts SMR module output 25%

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Furthermore, the scalable, 12-module power plant will now approach a size that makes it a true competitor for the gigawatt-size market. Market Background Nuclear Power Generation SMR

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Report: Kia Soul EV not returning to US market

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Unveiled at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, the Soul EV was due to arrive in spring 2019 as a 2020 model. The second-generation Kia Soul EV will not be sold in the United States after all, CNET reported last week.

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XL Fleet going public via merger with SPAC Pivotal Investment Corporation II; expanding fleet portfolio to all-electric solutions

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In 2020, more than 50 SPACs have been formed in the US as of the beginning of August, raising some $21.5 XL has strong demand momentum with a $220-million 12-month sales pipeline and forecasted revenue of more than $21 million in 2020 and $75 million in 2021.

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

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Market Background Plastics Recycling Sustainability Vehicle ManufacturersA large number of components in automobiles are made from plastics; these have to meet exacting safety, heat-resistance and quality requirements.

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MOL joins “Wind Hunter Project” for combination of sails and fuel cells on ships

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Fuel Cells Hydrogen Market Background Ports and Marine WindMitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. MOL) has joined a wide-ranging corporate-academic partnership in a zero-emission initiative called the “Wind Hunter Project,” seeking new applications for hydrogen fuel and wind power.

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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. The supply constraint will also have an impact on the global EV markets along with energy storage projects, causing project delays or a rise in battery prices. Batteries China Health Manufacturing Market Background

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