Solaris to supply two hydrogen buses to Transdev in Sweden

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Operator Transdev has signed a contract with Solaris Bus & Coach to supply two hydrogen buses. Transdev signing the contract with Solaris for the supply of two hydrogen buses is a result of the region’s long-term transport strategy.

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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. Supply chain sustainability analysis (SCSA) of six biofuel production pathways.

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Alstom to supply Italy’s first hydrogen trains

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Alstom will supply six hydrogen fuel cell trains, with the option for eight more, to FNM (Ferrovie Nord Milano), the main transport and mobility group in the Italian region of Lombardy, for a total amount of approximately €160 million.

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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.

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AustroCel Hallein supplying OMV with celluosic ethanol

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In the first year AustroCel Hallein will supply more than 1.5

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Pierburg to supply small series hydrogen blower to BMW

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As part of the FC Komp funding project of the German government, which runs until 2021, Pierburg GmbH, a member of the Rheinmetall Group, is currently involved in the development of a highly integrated high-power fuel cell driveline.

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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. In Q1, all categories of electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) grew.

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Toyota & Honda partner on fuel cell bus mobile power generation system to supply electricity in disasters

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Moving e equipment set: 1 CHARGING STATION fuel cell bus; 2 units of Power Exporter 9000 external power output device; 36 units of Honda Mobile Power Pack; 20 units of LiB-AID E500; 36 units of Honda Mobile Power Pack Charge & Supply Concept charger/discharger.

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ArcelorMittal Europe to produce “green steel” starting in 2020

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In parallel with the company’s electrolyzer project in Bremen, the Carbalyst plant in Fos-sur-Mer will boost CO 2 savings through hydrogen injection, supplied by a large-scale electrolyzer that will produce the hydrogen locally from renewable electricity.

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BNEF: China dominates the Li-ion battery supply chain, but Europe is on the rise

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China dominates BloombergNEF’s (BNEF) lithium-ion battery supply chain ranking in 2020, having quickly surpassed Japan and Korea that were leaders for the majority of the previous decade. In 2020, Japan and Korea rank number two and three respectively.

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Neste to supply DHL Express with sustainable aviation fuel at SFO

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Neste, the world’s leading provider of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) has signed an agreement to supply SAF to DHL Express, the express service arm of Deutsche Post DHL Group, world’s leading mail and logistics company.

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Denyo and Toyota jointly develop and start verification tests for fuel cell power supply vehicle that uses hydrogen to generate electricity

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and Toyota Motor Corporation have jointly developed a fuel cell power supply vehicle that uses hydrogen to generate electricity. Many of the current generation of power supply vehicles use diesel engines to provide power to the vehicle on the road and when generating electricity.

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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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Neste and Shell sign agreement to increase the supply of sustainable aviation fuel

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Anticipating increasing desire from airlines to reduce emissions, Neste and Shell Aviation have entered into a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) supply agreement. This agreement significantly increases the supply and availability of SAF for the aviation industry with effect from October 2020.

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

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announced it has signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding with Nikola Corporation for a global supply agreement to provide GM’s Hydrotec fuel cell system for Nikola’s Class 7/8 semi-trucks. The MoU replaces the previous agreement announced 8 September 2020. General Motors Co.

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2020 Thanksgiving week gasoline consumption in US lowest since 1997

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The Rockies saw the smallest slide (5.6%) but that is substantial enough to impact supply and demand balances as winter approaches. The data speaks to a major problem for the petroleum industry and oil prices as it recovers from unprecedented demand declines for most of 2020.

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To supply EV production, another European battery company rises: Verkor

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As European automakers ramp up production of electric cars, a new company aims to supply them with batteries.

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Wärtsilä to supply a major LNG/bioLNG production plant for CO2-neutral transport fuels

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The technology group Wärtsilä has been awarded a major contract to supply and construct a plant for production of CO 2 -neutral liquid transport fuels. The order with Wärtsilä was placed in September 2020.

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CATL to supply batteries to Trailer Dynamics for Newton e-Trailer; 300 kWh LFP pack

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Limited (CATL) and Germany-based Trailer Dynamics GmbH (Trailer Dynamics) signed a battery supply agreement for a new way to electrify long-haul trucks. Contemporary Amperex Technology Co.

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GM nixes Nikola Badger electric pickup and investment, will supply fuel-cell tech

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GM will, however, supply its Hydrotec fuel-cell system General Motors and Nikola Corporation have finalized a partnership first announced in September.

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Neste and ANA collaborate on first supply of Sustainable Aviation Fuel in Asia

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Neste and All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest and a 5-Star airline, are entering a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) supply agreement. ANA will become the first airline to use SAF on flights departing from Japan; the agreement also represents Neste’s first SAF supply to an Asian airline. Initial operations will begin from October 2020 as ANA plans SAF-fueled flights from both Haneda International airport and Narita International Airport.

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LME copper prices hit 7-year high

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On 4 December 2020, the LME cash price hit its highest level since March 2013, closing at US$7,742/t. (By Copper has charted an unlikely trajectory through 2020, notes Roskill. Copper prices since 1 Jan 2020.

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REG to supply biodiesel/renewable diesel blend to 12 locations in Nor Cal

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to supply REG Ultra Clean at 12 locations in Northern California. Renewable Energy Group (REG) has entered into an agreement with Hunt & Sons, Inc. REG Ultra Clean blends biodiesel and renewable diesel.

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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. For this reason, considerable effort can be needed to clearly track a component’s origin or supply route, for instance. Within MOBI, the company heads a working group on supply chain issues.

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Harvey Gulf orders Wärtsilä 746 kWh battery systems for another four LNG-powered supply vessels

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The technology group Wärtsilä will supply its advanced Energy Storage System (ESS) to be retrofitted on four Harvey Energy class LNG-fueled Platform Supply Vessels (PSVs).

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GM will build Nikola Badger electric truck, supply hydrogen fuel-cell tech

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General Motors and Nikola Corporation announced a strategic partnership on Tuesday in which GM will supply hydrogen fuel-cell systems and battery systems to Nikola.

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Tesla aims to make breakthrough cell at half the cost, could supply other automakers

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It assured control over its electric-car battery cell supply, as it ramped up. Five years ago, Tesla’s collaboration with Panasonic in building its massive Nevada Gigafactory was widely seen as somewhere between an overcommitment and a full-on boondoggle.

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UNSW Sydney to lead hydrogen supply chain study with Germany

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UNSW Sydney will lead a consortium of Australian research and industry partners, who will work together with partners in Germany to test the feasibility of a renewable energy-based hydrogen supply chain between the two countries. Australia and Germany have released national hydrogen strategies to help grow the development of renewable hydrogen as a clean source of energy.

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Oxis Energy to supply Li-S batteries to luxury yacht project

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Yachts de Luxe (YdL) of Singapore has placed a commercial 10-year worldwide contract with OXIS Energy valued at $5 million to build the world’s first luxury boat to be powered by Lithium-Sulfur (Li-S) battery cells and battery systems technology.

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CARB publishes 2020 CI values for electricity as transportation fuel: average 82.92 gCO2e/MJ, up from 2019

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) Executive Officer has certified the 2020 annual update to the carbon intensities (CI) of the lookup table pathways for a) California Average Grid Electricity Used as a Transportation Fuel in California and b) Electricity Supplied under the Smart Charging or Smart Electrolysis Provision. The updated pathway CI values are available for quarterly fuel reporting under the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) in 2020, beginning with Q1.

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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.

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Toyota moves closer to production with next-generation fuel cell technology for heavy-duty trucks; new Mirai system

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Toyota’s Environmental Challenge 2050 aims to almost completely eliminate CO 2 emissions from vehicles, operations and the supply chain by 2050. Toyota’s next generation fuel cell electric technology is now powering a new set of Class 8 heavy-duty trucks.

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Livent to invest in Nemaska Lithium; extends supply agreement with Tesla

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New Nemaska is one of the most attractive lithium projects in the world and is ideally positioned to meet the growing demand for a reliable high-grade supply of lithium chemicals in North America and Europe. Livent has also extended its multi-year lithium hydroxide supply agreement with Tesla through 2021, with a commitment for higher volumes than in 2020. Livent continues to discuss the framework for a long-term supply partnership with Tesla beyond 2021.

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Toyota launches C+pod ultra-compact battery electric vehicle in Japan

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The supplied charging cable (100/200 VAC) connects directly to power outlets for charging. The C+pod includes an external power supply system of up to 1,500 W (100 VAC) as standard for use during power outages and natural disasters.

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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. The EPC takes advantage of the latest-generation 48V mild hybrid electrical architecture, supplying electric energy generated during coasting and recuperation to the vehicles’ 9.6

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Equinor contracts for first green-ammonia-fueled supply vessel; 2MW SOFC

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Norway-based energy company Equinor has contracted with Eidesvik Offshore for the Viking Energy supply vessel, which is being retrofitted to make it capable of covering long distances fueled by carbon-free ammonia. The vessel will transport supplies to installations on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS). Equinor awarded Eidesvik Offshore a five-year contract with effect from April 2020, when the current contract expires.

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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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Musk: Tesla Semi ramp-up depends on battery cell supply—and infrastructure partners

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Tesla reported its fifth consecutive profitable quarter on Wednesday, with executives providing a relatively straightforward business update spanning the company’s automotive, energy, and energy storage areas.

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IRENA sees renewable hydrogen at least cost-possible within decade

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Standardization and mass-manufacturing of the electrolyzer stacks, efficiency in operation as well as the optimization of material procurement and supply chains will be equally important to bring down costs.

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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. The first battery systems (including heating and cooling equipment, cables and underfloor box) are scheduled for delivery in the second half of 2020, and all 40 systems are expected to be delivered by 2021.

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Bosch plans to start full-scale production of SOFCs in 2024

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This is enough to supply around 400,000 people with electricity in their homes. As early as fall 2019, Bosch was able to start prototype production of its first fuel-cell systems in Germany; in January 2020, it acquired a stake of around 18% in the UK company.

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Spanish team develops microwave-induced electrolysis at low temperatures for H2 production

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The heat excess from CGO reoxidation is reused to supply the energy demand of the reduction step. 2020) “Hydrogen production via microwave-induced water splitting at low temperature.”

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Study finds cobalt supply can meet demand for EVs and electronics batteries through 2030

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A study by a team from MIT, with colleagues from Alfred University, UC Berkeley, and RIT, has found that supplies of cobalt—a critical material in some battery chemistries—is adequate in the short-term (up to 2030), but that the industry needs to invest in additional efficient refining and recycling capacity, so it can continue to meet demand. They estimated supply from scheduled and unscheduled production as well as secondary production to range from 320 to 460 ktonnes.

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