First hydrogen supply chain demonstration project using MCH to transport H2 starts

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This project is subsidized by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) and will conduct a demonstration operation for the construction of an international hydrogen supply chain. Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Hydrogen Storage Market Background Ports and Marine

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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. Market Background Oil

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GM Defense awarded $214.3M contract to produce Army’s Infantry Squad Vehicle; based on 2020 Colorado with 2.8L diesel

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GM Defense’s solution to the Army’s next-generation transportation needs is based off the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 midsize truck architecture and leverages 90% commercial off-the-shelf parts. Diesel Market Background Vehicle Manufacturers

2020 92

BMW Group uses Blockchain to drive supply chain transparency: “PartChain”

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The BMW Group is using Blockchain technology in purchasing to ensure the traceability of components and raw materials in multi-stage international supply chains. The automotive industry’s international supply chains are highly complex. Blockchain Manufacturing Market Background

2020 129

DOE issues RFI to strengthen battery critical materials supply chains

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) announced a request for information (RFI) ( DOE-FOA-0002358 ) on challenges and opportunities in the upstream and midstream critical-materials battery supply chains. In this RFI, DOE specifically seeks input on the current state of the battery cathode materials supply chains, as well as opportunities for near-term and long-term research and development (R&D). ET on 31 July 2020.

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BNEF: EV sales to fall 18% in 2020, overall car market by 23% in response to health and economic crisis

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BloombergNEF (BNEF) forecasts that sales of electric passenger vehicles will fall 18% in 2020 to 1.7 The figures, if realized, have major implications for oil and electricity markets. The COVID-19 pandemic is set to cause a major downturn in global auto sales in 2020.

2020 90

Roskill: COVID-19 could wipe out US$1.0B of lithium supply in 2020

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Based on company announcements to date related to operation scale-downs and closures, as well as national, provincial and local governmental measures, Roskill estimates that approximately 110Kt of mined LCE production could be lost over the course of 2020, due directly to actions taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Using Roskill’s latest quarterly price forecast for lithium carbonate (published in late-March 2020), this equates to a value loss of approximately US$960 million. >.

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Roskill: Spread of COVID-19 threatens cobalt supply; bottlenecks out of DRC

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As COVID-19 continues to spread worldwide, the pandemic is having an unprecedented impact on the global economy and commodity markets, including cobalt. At this time, the loss of supply from these closures amounted to more than 1% of the total mine supply in 2019.

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CALSTART: zero-emission trucks, buses, off-road equipment on track for 78% rise in models in 2020, doubling by 2023

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By the end of 2020, there will be 169 different zero-emission (ZE) medium- and heavy-duty vehicle models in commercial production compared to 95 models in 2019. The 2020 growth curve can be tracked to a number of factors—the biggest one being demand.

2020 97

Kumi launches CAHRA Map to support companies’ due diligence in minerals and metals supply chains

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London-based sustainability consultancy Kumi, a market leader in responsible sourcing practices for global supply chains, has launched a due diligence tool called CAHRA Map to enable companies in the minerals and metals sector to identify “conflict-affected and high-risk areas” (CAHRAs).

2020 97

Faurecia to supply hydrogen storage systems for 1,600 Hyundai fuel-cell trucks

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Faurecia will supply the entire hydrogen storage system (including 10,000 hydrogen tanks) which will be produced in its new global center of expertise dedicated to hydrogen storage systems in Bavans, France with delivery to start in 2021.

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Audi Electric-Powered Compressor gives 2020 Audi S6 and S7 models a boost; 48V MHEV architecture

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Brought to the US market for the first time in the 2020 Audi S6 and S7, Audi’s Electric-Powered Compressor (EPC) comes paired to the 2.9-liter, twin-turbocharged TFSI V6 engine.

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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 Backgroun

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MAN Energy to supply engines for Finnlines hybrid RoRos; 100% increase in efficiency

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MAN Energy Solutions has won the order to supply six MAN B&W 9S50ME-C9.6 The new order follows that made by Grimaldi in 2019 for nine very similar vessels with the same scope of supply, and adds to recent orders MAN Energy Solutions has won in the competitive Baltic market.

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Enovix raises $45M; working to develop its 3D Silicon Lithium-ion technology for EV market

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Rodgers and York Capital), and non-dilutive funding from market-leading customers. The facility is expected to produce batteries for delivery in late 2020 and to reach a run-rate of 8 million units per year as it ramps in 2021 and 2022.

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Irizar e-mobility to supply 14 electric buses to the city of Genoa

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The Irizar buses will operate around the streets of Genoa from August 2020. Italy is a strategic market for us, and with the awarding of this contract there are now 8 countries using our solutions and services. AMT Genoa (Italy) has acquired 14 10.8m

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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 104

IEA: COVID-19 crisis causing the biggest fall in global energy investment in history

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Energy investment is set to fall by one-fifth in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At the start of 2020, global energy investment was on track for growth of around 2%, which would have been the largest annual rise in spending in six years.

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NREL researchers evaluating blockchain for transactive energy applications

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Today, utilities use complex software platforms called an energy management system (EMS) and advanced distribution management system (ADMS) to manage the demand, supply, and reliable delivery of electricity on the power grid. Blockchain Electric (Battery) Market Background Power Generation

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Successful demonstration of FlexMethanol conversion of wind power to methanol

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The special feature of FlexMethanol systems from BSE is the mode of operation that is adapted to the electricity supply starting from CO 2 separation, alkaline electrolysis up to distillation. Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Market Background Methanol Power-to-Liquids

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NREL, INL team assesses levelized cost of light-duty EV charging in US in 2019

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the EV “fuel” cost) depends on many factors, including the retail price of electricity, capital cost of charging or electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE), the cost of installation and maintenance of this equipment, and, for dedicated charging stations, additional business and operational expenses.

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BNEF projects impact of COVID-19 on renewables, energy storage, EVs, etc.

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The global auto market is very sensitive to macroeconomic conditions and will be hit hard by the coronavirus and any economic contraction that accompanies it, BNEF says. Other elements of the note: BNEF cut the global solar demand forecast for 2020 from 121-152GW to 108-143GW.

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UC Irvine analysis finds renewable hydrogen sector could reach price parity with conventional fuel by mid- to late 2020s

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The analysis builds upon insights from early market development and a series of analyses developed for the roadmap on current and future technology costs, feedstock supply and cost, siting and factory buildout, and demand growth.

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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.

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Brattle Group: electric power sector investments of $75B – $125B needed to support projected 20M EVs in US by 2030

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million in 2020 to 10–35 million by 2030. System planners across the electricity supply chain need to better understand and prepare for the impacts of EVs, including the opportunities for EV participation in balancing the system.

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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.

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Strategy Analytics: COVID-19 recession worst in terms of change in real GDP since Great Depression; real GDP to fall 10% to 15% in 2020

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Current analysis by Strategy Analytics (SA) indicates that the severity of the COVID-19-induced 2020 Recession as measured by change in Real GDP will be unprecedented looking back to the Great Depression. For 2020, the Deep U scenario drops real GDP in the US by -11.1%

2020 85

IHS Markit: oil price collapse will change trajectory of North American gas supply

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The trajectory of North American gas supply is set to change radically as a result of the fall in oil prices that has occurred due to COVID-19 and the breakdown in production cooperation between OPEC and Russia, according to IHS Markit. Prior to the global pandemic, languishing North America gas demand and near-full storage was already pushing gas supply and prices to near-record lows in 2020. Market Background Natural Gas Oil

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Ford to produce 50,000 Airon ventilators in Michigan in next 100 days; partnering with GE Healthcare

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The combined ventilator supply will help address the increasing surge demand for ventilators around the US in the fight against COVID-19, each well suited to meet time, production volume and patient care requirements. Health Manufacturing Market Background Vehicle Manufacturers

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Global Clean Energy buys Bakersfield refinery for $40M, converting to produce renewable diesel

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Following startup, currently anticipated to be in late 2021, the repurposed refinery is expected to supply a meaningful portion of the demand for clean-burning alternative diesel fuels in California. Bio-hydrocarbons Diesel Fuels LCFS Market Background Oil

2020 129

Neste acquires Count Terminal Rotterdam to strengthen growth strategy in renewable raw materials supply

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The transaction was signed and closed on 7 May 2020. The transaction will also enhance Neste’s competitiveness in the global renewable waste and residue raw material market.

2020 85

Audi “Aluminum Closed Loop” in press shops has saved more than 350k tonnes of CO2

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The switch to electric mobility increases the proportion of CO 2 emissions that the supply chain accounts for. In 2018, the company had already initiated a joint CO 2 program with its suppliers to identify measures for further CO 2 reductions in the supply chain.

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HydroWing, Tocardo partner on production of hydrogen from tidal power

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THyPSO is a floating platform, housing 1 – 6 conventional bi-directional tidal turbines that convert tidal flows into electrical energy, which is then directed through an integrated hydrogen production unit, converting the unlimited supply of surrounding seawater into hydrogen.

2020 145

Air Liquide, Groupe PSA, Schneider Electric, Valeo to produce respirators in response to the French government request

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This has resulted in a proposal to the Government on March 27 to supply two models of Air Liquide Medical Systems respirators, which will be delivered in six weeks. Health Manufacturing Market Background

2020 135

IHS Markit: global commercial vehicle production to drop 22% in 2020 in wake of COVID-19

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IHS Markit is forecasting that global commercial vehicle production (GVW 4-8) volumes in 2020 compared to 2019 will be down 22% (more than 650,000 units) to 2.6 Individual regional forecasts are set to a downtrend, and supply chain impacts are being felt, as the consequences of the virus have shuttered manufacturing and supplier facilities around the world. decline in global real GDP in 2020. COVID-19 Heavy-duty Manufacturing Market Background

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COVID-19 outbreak poised to strengthen EV momentum and the markets for cobalt and copper

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Second, the question of how to transform traditional supply chains without facing challenges from politicians and unions. China’s State Grid recently announced the construction of 78,000 new charging points in 2020, and analysts estimate that about 200,000 public charging points and 400,000 private charging points could be constructed across China this year, with a total investment of US$ 1.4 This is mainly due to supply disruptions.

2020 85

Ford sets target to become carbon-neutral globally by 2050

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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. Climate Change Emissions Market Background Vehicle Manufacturers

2020 87

AEye unveils 4Sight LiDAR sensor; solid-state reliability and performance; IDAR

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The 4Sight family of sensors has been developed and tested over the last 18 months in conjunction with a wide range of customers and integrators in automotive, trucking, transit, construction, rail, intelligent traffic systems (ITS), aerospace and defense markets. AEye, Inc.

2020 102

GM boosting face mask production; sharing mask manufacturing plans

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And we recognize it would be counterproductive for GM—or any other manufacturer—to compete for supplies with existing medical mask companies. —Shilpan Amin, GM vice president of Global Purchasing and Supply Chain.

2020 131

Voltabox to supply battery systems to e-troFit for conversion of diesel buses to electric

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Now that the framework contract has been concluded, the two companies have formally established a long-term cooperation for a continuous supply of lithium-ion battery systems. Voltabox has 8 years of experience in battery development for the public transport market segment.

2020 98

Wärtsilä gas engines to burn 100% hydrogen

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This development is part of the company’s strategy to future-proof its engine technology in line with the global trend towards decarbonization of the energy and marine markets.

2020 150

Australian company introducing on-board hydrogen electrolysis unit to reduce diesel consumption and emissions

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HYDI Managing Director John Wilson said other hydrogen systems on the market used electrolytes or alkaline solutions that were potentially volatile and raised safety concerns with operators.

2020 125

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. Energy company SGH2 is bringing the world’s biggest green hydrogen production facility to Lancaster, California.

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