Study: air pollution caused 1.1M deaths across Africa in 2019, toll from outdoor pollution rising

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Deaths attributable to household air pollution and ambient particulate matter (PM 2.5 ) air pollution in Ethiopia, Ghana, Rwanda, and overall in Africa, 1990–2019. Africa’s population is on track to more than triple in this century, from 1.3 Africa Emissions Health Market Background

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Tesla Launches First Supercharging Stations In Africa

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The first two are located in Morocco

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Electric Vehicle Spotlight (EVS): Opibus is helping electrify Africa

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By focusing on all-electric conversion kits for fleet vehicles, as well as manufacturing electric motorcycles and energy systems, Opibus is on a mission to implement clean electric mobility in the emerging markets of Africa.

Volkswagen establishes new Sub-Saharan Africa region

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The Volkswagen brand has established a "Sub-Saharan Africa” region to develop and strengthen its activities in the African market. Sub-Saharan Africa refers to the area of the African continent south of the Sahara. The region will be headed by Thomas Schäfer, Chairman and Managing Director of Volkswagen Group South Africa. Africa is still one of the blank spots on the Volkswagen map. Since February 2015, Thomas Schäfer has headed the Volkswagen Group South Africa.

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Toyota and Suzuki to start discussing joint projects for technological development, vehicle production, and market development; India and Africa

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Africa Electric (Battery) India Market Background Vehicle ManufacturersToyota Motor Corporation and Suzuki Motor Corporation (Suzuki) agreed to start discussing new joint projects in the fields of technological development, vehicle production, and market development.

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Why Africa gets filthiest diesel fuel: little regulation, global traders

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These firms often serve as both producer and distributor for fuels in Africa, according. Environmental emissions Study air pollution AfricaAll countries have to deal with emissions from diesel vehicles, but African nations have it worse than most. They often have few emissions regulations, something Swiss trading firms take advantage of by importing fuel that's too dirty for sale in other regions.

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TUM, partners to present electric aCar prototype at IAA; transport for sub-Saharan Africa

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Four-wheel drive is a must for the roads of Africa, the majority of which are not paved. Africa Electric (Battery Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and partners will present their new prototype of an electric four-wheel drive utility vehicle designed for Africa—the aCar — at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt next month.

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BYD Delivers First Electric Buses In South Africa

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They will carry passengers in Cape Town

Ford to expand aggressively in Middle East & Africa; at least 25 new vehicles by 2016

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Ford Motor Company announced an aggressive product acceleration in its newest business unit, Middle East & Africa, leveraging the company’s One Ford global portfolio and targeting opportunities for growth in small, mid-size and large vehicle segments. During a special “Go Further” event in Johannesburg attended by 1,000 employees, Ford dealers, suppliers, government officials, and media, Ford pledged to launch at least 25 new vehicles by 2016 to Middle East & Africa.

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Germany and Namibia form partnership for green hydrogen

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The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is providing funding for the identification of suitable sites for green hydrogen production in Africa within the framework of the Atlas of Green Hydrogen Generation Potentials in Africa. However, Namibia is also the most arid country in sub-Saharan Africa. Africa Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Market BackgroundGermany’s Federal Research Minister Anja Karliczek and Director General Obeth M.

Boeing, South African Airways launch sustainable aviation biofuel effort in Southern Africa

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Boeing and South African Airways (SAA) will work together to develop and to implement a sustainable aviation biofuel supply chain in Southern Africa, a first for the continent. The companies signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for sustainable aviation biofuel supply chain development at The Corporate Council on Africa’s 9 th Biennial US-Africa Business, attended by executives from leading US and African firms and government representatives from several countries.

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Walkabout Resources’ Tanzanian graphite project moves to construction phase

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Roskill notes that Lindi Jumbo is one of a number of Australian-backed flake graphite projects worldwide, many of which are focused on Africa. Africa Batteries Electric (Battery) Manufacturing Materials Mining

ExxonMobil to explore offshore South Africa; deal for 75% interest in Tugela South

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Exxon Mobil Corporation’s affiliate, ExxonMobil Exploration and Production South Africa Limited, will soon begin exploration activities offshore South Africa. The ExxonMobil affiliate signed an agreement with Impact Africa Limited (Impact), a subsidiary of Impact Oil & Gas Limited, to acquire a 75% participating interest in the Tugela South Exploration Right and will become operator. The Impact Oil and ExxonMobil areas offshore South Africa.

Peugeot returns to the pick-up market in Africa; 2.5L diesel

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Peugeot is revisiting its history in the pick-up segment, particularly in Africa, dating back to the Peugeot 403 Camionnette-Bâchée of 1956, the Peugeot 404 Camionnette-Bâchée of 1967, and then the Peugeot 504 Pick-up which succeeded it until 2005, the last year of production in Nigeria. Peugeot has unveiled the new Peugeot Pick Up. This signals the return of Peugeot to the pick-up market within the African continent to accelerate the internationalization of the brand.

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Ballard and Anglo American launch field trial of methanol-fueled fuel cell home generator in rural South Africa

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Ballard and Anglo American Platinum have partnered with Eskom, South Africa’s power utility, and The Department of Energy of South Africa to conduct the 12-month field trial. The trial is being conducted in the rural community of Naledi Trust, identified by South Africa’s Department of Energy as a suitable site, without access to grid power. —Godfrey Oliphant, Deputy Minister of South Africa’s Department of Mineral Resources.

Datsun to launch in South Africa by end of 2014; also India, Indonesia and Russia

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brand designing vehicles for high-growth markets, will return to South Africa. The first model to be introduced in South Africa will be a new passenger vehicle that will be launched by the end of 2014. Datsun will launch in South Africa with one passenger vehicle model; Nissan anticipates that a broader range of Datsun vehicles will be available in the future. Datsun, a Nissan Motor Co.

IBM opens first global research lab in Africa; smarter cities with focus on water and transportation

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IBM is opening its 12 th global research lab, and its first in Africa. IBM Research - Africa will have its first location in Nairobi, Kenya in collaboration between the Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) through the Kenya ICT Board. Key research areas that will be explored by IBM Research - Africa include: Smarter Cities – with initial focus on water and transportation: Rates of urbanization in Africa are the highest in the world.

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Sasol and UCT researchers collaborate on the use of commercial iron catalysts to convert hydrogen and CO2 into green jet fuel and chemicals

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This development is a significant step towards the implementation of CO 2 hydrogenation technology in South Africa. With its announced intention to leverage its existing FT technology and skillset to lead the development of South Africa’s hydrogen economy, Sasol and UCT have been working on finding innovative ways to use this chemistry to convert CO 2 and hydrogen into a range of useful and green products. Africa Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Catalysts Fuels Market Backgroun

Ford Sustainability Report details pilot program in South Africa to deliver health care, education

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A new Ford Motor Company pilot program aims to enhance mobility health services in rural areas of South Africa and Nigeria. Ford Project Better World brings together multiple organizations such as World Vision South Africa, and social entrepreneurs to deliver health education, medication, nutrition and basic services to thousands of underserved people in remote areas.

Renault-Nissan Tangier plant inaugurates second production line; 340K vehicles per year, largest in Africa

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The result of a public-private partnership between the Kingdom of Morocco and the Renault group, the second line makes the plant the largest in Africa. The Renault-Nissan Tangier plant inaugurated its second production line. The new line will increase the site’s output capacity to 340,000 vehicles a year, starting in 2014. It required an investment of €400 million and will produce Dacia Sandero and Dacia Sandero Stepway, two leading models in the Dacia range.

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@LATimes Astounds Readers With Stunning Front Page Climate Solution From Goats #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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DRC bans export of cobalt, copper concentrates

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Africa Batteries Electric (Battery) Market Background Materials MiningFastmarkets reported that the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has banned the export of copper and cobalt concentrate. Fastmarkets confirmed with three companies operating copper and cobalt mines in DRC that they all received the notice, although the effective date of the order is not mentioned and trucks carrying the concentrates could still pass through the border as of last week.

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GE Transportation to Supply 100 Locomotives to Transnet in South Africa; First AC Diesel Electric Locomotive to Sub-Saharan Africa

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GE South African Technologies (GESAT), GE Transportation’s entity in South Africa, will supply 100 locomotives to Transnet Freight Rail (TFR). The GE C30ACi, the first AC diesel electric locomotive to be introduced to sub-Saharan Africa, will have a GE FDL engine that delivers 3,300 gross horsepower (GHP) using an electronic fuel-injection (EFI) system that automatically supplies the exact amount of fuel needed for optimal engine efficiency.

Hydrogen South Africa (HySA) Systems, The National Aerospace Centre, and Airbus to research use of fuel cells for commercial airliners

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Airbus and South Africa’s National Aerospace Centre will jointly fund research by Hydrogen South Africa (HySA) into the application of fuel cells on airliners. The initial three-year project is being undertaken by HySA Systems Competence Centre at its University of the Western Cape research facility. With demand for air transport doubling every 15 years, the global airline industry will require nearly 30,000 new aircraft (over 100 seats) by 2032.

Boeing, South African Airways and Mango celebrate Africa’s 1st commercial flights with sustainable aviation biofuel from tobacco

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Boeing, South African Airways (SAA) and low-cost carrier Mango celebrated Africa’s first passenger flights with sustainable aviation biofuel. In 2015, farms in Limpopo Province of South Africa, from which the biofuel for the flights was sourced, achieved certification from the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB), one of the strongest sustainability standards in the world.

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Ballard and Anglo American Platinum partner on a range of fuel cell applications in South Africa

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The companies deployed and demonstrated a 150 kW fuel cell system near the 17 th Conference of the Parties (COP17) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change held in Durban, South Africa in late-2011. Anglo American Platinum is also beginning above ground testing of five fuel cell-powered locomotives at its Dishaba mine in Limpopo province, South Africa.

South Africa Revitalizes Efforts on Automotive Li-ion Batteries

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South Africa is reinvigorating its efforts to develop automotive lithium-ion batteries, with the government’s Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) now determining the commercial feasibility of battery manufacturing in the country. Engineering News.

VW releases video of electric ID hatchback testing in South Africa

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Volkswagen has heard the naysayers. After being caught cheating on emissions tests with its diesels and being forced to promote electric cars through various legal settlements around the world, the company clearly realizes it has a steep climb to convince consumers it is serious about selling a wide range of electric cars it has planned. DON'T. youtube Volkswagen ID

Energtek Plans to Implement Low-pressure Mobile Pipeline (LMP) Technology in Africa

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a developer of Adsorbed Natural Gas (ANG) technology, is planning to implement its natural gas distribution technology in western Africa. Energtek CEO Lev Zaidenberg, CTO Yuri Ginzburg and other staff members recently concluded a series of visits and meetings in Africa. Energtek Inc., The announcement follows a lengthy appraisal of commercial opportunities in the region. Earlier post.).

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South Africas Optimal Energy Considering Battery Swap with the Joule EV

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South Africa-based Optimal Energy is considering using a battery-swap scheme with its Joule electric vehicle ( earlier post ). Optimal Energy has also signed an MoU with South-Korea-based EIG ( earlier post ) to explore the potential of setting up a manufacturing facility in South Africa for the nonexclusive supply of Li-ion battery cells to Optimal Energy. Engineering News.

Toyota to start vehicle exports from India; Etios to South Africa in 2012; the priority of emerging markets

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TKM), will begin exporting the Etios series sedan and hatchback to South Africa in March 2012. The models for export will be based on the Etios platform currently sold in India, but will be developed and produced to fit the lifestyles, consumer preferences, climate, road conditions and usage considerations in South Africa. Toyota Motor Corporation’s (TMC) production and sales subsidiary in India, Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private, Ltd.

Toyota to start vehicle exports from India; Etios to South Africa in 2012; the priority of emerging markets

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TKM), will begin exporting the Etios series sedan and hatchback to South Africa in March 2012. The models for export will be based on the Etios platform currently sold in India, but will be developed and produced to fit the lifestyles, consumer preferences, climate, road conditions and usage considerations in South Africa. Toyota Motor Corporation’s (TMC) production and sales subsidiary in India, Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private, Ltd.

Nissan LEAF going on sale in South Africa next year

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On Tuesday, Nissan announced the LEAF will become the first electric car for sale in South Africa in the Spring of 2014. Its South African debut will come in October 2013 at the Johannesburg International Motor Show, and it

SAIC-GM-Wuling to Export Mini-Commercial Vehicles to South America, Middle East and North Africa

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GM’s SAIC-GM-Wuling joint venture signed a framework agreement with GM’s former Latin America, Africa and Middle East operations and distribution agreements with individual countries to export and distribute two of its most popular mini-commercial vehicles from China to markets in South America, the Middle East and North Africa.

Nissan LEAF going on sale in South Africa next year

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On Tuesday, Nissan announced the LEAF will become the first electric car for sale in South Africa in the Spring of 2014. Its South African debut will come in October 2013 at the Johannesburg International Motor Show, and it

Volkswagen & Siemens launch joint electric mobility pilot project in Rwanda

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The pilot project, which will form part of Volkswagen’s operations in Rwanda, was officially announced today by Thomas Schäfer, CEO of Volkswagen Group South Africa and responsible for the Sub-Sahara Africa Region, in the presence of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Rwanda, Right Honourable Dr. Edouard Ngirente. Africa’s youth need sustainable jobs and better prospects for a future in their home countries. Africa is the last frontier for the automotive industry.

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Exxaro Partners With Sasol Mining in JV to Supply Potential Mafutha CTL Plant in South Africa

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Project Mafutha is an investigation into the development of another CTL project in South Africa and is envisaged to be located in the north-western part of the Limpopo province due to the substantial coal reserves in the Waterberg region. The development would contribute to meeting the growing shortfall in South Africa’s domestic fuel production, most notably in the installed capacity for producing diesel and gasoline.

The Electric Explorer: Crossing Africa to Western Europe in a Nissan LEAF

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Famous Polish traveller Arkady Fiedler has become the first person in history to cross the African continent in a completely standard Nissan LEAF

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Porsche Goes the Extreme to Kick Off Launch for New Taycan Cross Turismo (Video)

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Eni and Petrochina sign MOU to develop business opportunities in China and abroad; focus on conventional and unconventional hydrocarbons in Africa

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In particular, the companies will study common opportunities jointly to expand their operations in conventional and unconventional hydrocarbons in Africa. Eni signed a Memorandum of Understanding with CNPC/Petrochina, the biggest listed national oil company in the world. The Memorandum of Understanding sanctions a broad spectrum of possible business opportunities to the benefit of both parties in China and internationally.

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Volkswagen founds mobility services company in Rwanda; to begin local assembly of Polo and Passat

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The objective is to provide modern integrated mobility services in Africa in future. As part of its worldwide regionalization strategy, Volkswagen is planning to expand its business presence significantly in Sub-Saharan Africa. Volkswagen and CFAO, a long-standing partner in Africa for the distribution and assembly of vehicles, signed a letter of intent to this effect. Africa Mobility services Vehicle Manufacturers

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Volkswagen plans integrated mobility concept in Rwanda; vehicle production in Kenya

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Volkswagen is taking a further step to develop market potentials in Africa. Francis Gatare, Director of the Rwanda Development Board, and Thomas Schäfer, CEO of Volkswagen Group South Africa, this week signed a memorandum of understanding for a new integrated mobility concept in Kigali in the presence of Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame and Dr. Herbert Diess, CEO of the Volkswagen brand. Volkswagen is consistently developing market potentials in Africa.

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Electric vehicles will not help South Africa cut emissions, say researchers

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Electric cars electric vehicles emissions South AfricaThe story about China’s coal-reliant electricity production resulting in electric vehicles (EVs) becoming more polluting than combustion cars (see story) may have been twisted by some unscrupulous media to imply that all EVs, wherever they are used, are a far-worse for the environment than oil-drinkers (see the usual suspects for more info). But sadly it [.].