Toyota launches hydrogen production and refueling facility in Australia

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Toyota Australia President and CEO Matthew Callachor said the Toyota Hydrogen Center was built to showcase the benefits of hydrogen fuel cell technology as part of its commitment to developing sustainable technologies for future mobility and energy needs.

CSIRO report highlights potential for Australia in critical energy minerals with full energy value chain

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CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, has released a report that outlines the significant potential for Australia to reshape its mining sector to capitalize on its rich critical materials resources and turn them into high purity materials and products through refining and manufacturing.

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VivoPower to collaborate with Toyota Australia to electrify Land Cruiser 70 Series

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VivoPower International has entered into a binding Letter of Intent with Toyota Motor Corporation Australia Limited to create a program for the electrification of Toyota Land Cruiser vehicles using conversion kits designed and manufactured by VivoPower’s wholly-owned electric vehicle subsidiary, Tembo e-LV B.V. While the MSA is still to be finalized, the LOI is a binding agreement between VivoPower and Toyota Australia to begin collaboration on Land Cruiser electrification efforts.

Australia’s ARENA opens $70M hydrogen deployment funding round

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On behalf of the Australian Government, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has opened the $70-million Renewable Hydrogen Deployment Funding Round to help fast track the development of renewable hydrogen in Australia. As announced in November last year, the funding round is expected to play a significant role in supporting commercial-scale deployments of renewable hydrogen in Australia and facilitate cost reductions in production in order to achieve the goal of ‘H2 under $2’.

Western Australia to invest $22M to accelerate renewable hydrogen future

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The Western Australia Government of Premier Mark McGowan will bring forward the Western Australian Renewable Hydrogen Strategy targets by a decade and invest $22 million to develop hydrogen supply, meet growing demand for the clean fuel and create jobs. million to an Australia-first renewable energy microgrid in the Gascoyne town of Denham, using a new solar power system to produce hydrogen from water. Australia Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Hydrogen Storage Market Background

Toyota Australia and BHP piloting converted electric LandCruiser

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Toyota Australia has partnered with BHP to trial a battery electric (BEV) LandCruiser 70 Series at a WA mine site. The trial will take place at a BHP Nickel West mine in Western Australia. —Edgar Basto, President, Minerals Australia, BHP.

H2OzBus project to deploy 100 fuel cell buses across Australia

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The partners have signed a memorandum of understanding as a further step in evaluating and demonstrating the concept of hydrogen fuel cell electric buses for use in public bus transport in Australia. The consortium will collaborate on a project to further investigate deploying an initial 100 hydrogen fuel cell electric buses in cities across Australia in Phase 1, with the intention to use this as a seed for more widespread roll-out. Australia Bus Fuel Cells Hydrogen

ULEMCo signs MoU with ENGV Pty Ltd to open the market for hydrogen conversions in Australia

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UK-based ULEMCo signed an exclusive MoU with ENGV Pty Ltd to collaborate on developing a market for its hydrogen dual fuel technology in Australia. The existing diesel fleet replacement cycle in Australia is generally between 7-20 years.

Fortescue and ATCO to explore the deployment of hydrogen vehicle fueling infrastructure in W Australia; renewable H2

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Fortescue Metals Group and ATCO Australia have signed an agreement to explore the deployment of hydrogen vehicle fueling infrastructure in Western Australia. Australia Fuel Cells Fuels Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Sustainability

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Australia’s IGO to take 25% of Greenbushes lithium mine and 49% in Li processing plant; $1.4B deal

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Greenbushes is located in Western Australia and is currently the largest hard-rock lithium mine in the world. Australia Batteries Market Background Materials Mining

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Germany and Australia to establish alliance on green hydrogen supply chain

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German Federal Minister of Economics Peter Altmaier and Federal Minister of Research Anja Karliczek, together with their Australian counterpart, Energy Minister Angus Taylor, have signed a letter of intent to establish a “Germany Australia Hydrogen Accord” to facilitate a green hydrogen supply chain between the countries. Australia is ready to provide substantial financial support for this collaboration. Production of H 2 on an industrial scale in Australia using German technology.

Bustech selects Proterra as battery technology supplier for new electric transit bus in Australia

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Australia-based Bustech and Proterra announced a new collaboration to manufacture Bustech’s all-electric ZDi 12.5-meter transit bus utilizing Proterra’s battery technology platform. Proterra battery packs incorporate features such as liquid cooling with an active thermal management system that will ensure optimal charging and maximize battery life by maintaining a constant battery temperature in Australia’s demanding climate. Australia Batteries Bus Electric (Battery

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Western Australia plans to build world’s largest clean energy hub

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A site the size of greater Sydney may host a $100 billion project to convert wind and solar into green hydrogen in Western Australia. more… The post Western Australia plans to build world’s largest clean energy hub appeared first on Electrek.

RWE and H2U partner to develop global hydrogen trading between Australia and Germany

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RWE Supply & Trading and Australian hydrogen project developer The Hydrogen Utility Pty Ltd (H2U) have joined forces to develop hydrogen trading between Australia and Germany. Together, they aim to bring green hydrogen produced in Australia to Europe. H2U develops several hydrogen projects in Australia and New Zealand such as the Eyre Peninsula Gateway Project. RWE is also constructing renewable energy plants in Australia.

Irony Department: EV laggard Australia Supplies Much of Tesla’s Lithium & Nickel

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Originally posted on EVANNEX by: Charles Morris Among the world’s wealthy countries, Australia is one of the least EV-friendly. The post Irony Department: EV laggard Australia Supplies Much of Tesla’s Lithium & Nickel appeared first on EV Obsession.

CSIRO identifies five key opportunities for hydrogen industry growth in Australia

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A report from the Australian national science agency CSIRO has mapped the critical research steps Australia must take to realize a potential 7,600 jobs and $11 billion a year by 2050 from the burgeoning hydrogen industry. Steps to translate Australia’s strong hydrogen research capability into a key pillar of the nation’s energy and export profile are laid out in Hydrogen Research Development & Demonstration (RD&D): Priorities and Opportunities for Australia.

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CSIRO roadmap finds hydrogen industry set for scale-up in Australia

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An economically-sustainable hydrogen industry in Australia could soon be on the cards according to a blueprint released by CSIRO, the national science agency, which found that cost-competitiveness is firmly on the horizon. Hydrogen presents a new export opportunity for Australia and could also play a significant role in enabling the further uptake of renewable energy. Ammonia Australia Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Hydrogen Storage

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W Australia to host $135M national battery research hub: Future Battery Industries CRC

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Western Australia will host a national consortium to position Australia as a global leader in the manufacture and supply of batteries after a A$135-million (US$96.4-million) industry-backed research hub was supported by the Federal Government. The Western Australian State Government seeded the bid with a combined $6 million in provisional funding to support to establishment of the Future Battery Industries CRC in Perth, Western Australia. Australia Batteries

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EV Laggard Australia Supplies Tesla's Lithium & Nickel: Ironic?

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Among the world’s wealthy countries, Australia is one of the least EV-friendly

Lithium Australia produces LFP cathode material and Li-ion batteries from mine waste

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Lithium Australia NL reported that its wholly owned subsidiary VSPC Ltd has successfully produced Li-ion battery cathode material, and Li-ion batteries (LIBs), from tri-lithium phosphate produced directly from mine waste using the SiLeach process. Australia Batteries Sustainability

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Tesla aims to secure $1 billion a year in battery minerals from Australia

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Tesla has confirmed through its chairwoman that the automaker is aiming to secure $1 billion a year in battery minerals, especially lithium and nickel, from Australia. more… The post Tesla aims to secure $1 billion a year in battery minerals from Australia appeared first on Electrek.

Tesla Energy takes a stand against coal and gas generators in Australia

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Tesla Energy firmly argued against using coal and gas generators to support a proposed low-cost, reliable, secure, and zero-emissions grid in Australia. . Tesla Powerpack battery steps in after coal plant explodes in Australia.

Tesla lowers Model 3 price in Australia, making it qualify for rebates

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Tesla lowered the Model 3’s price in Australia over the weekend, making the base variant cost AU$59,990 before incentives. Tesla sells over twice as many cars as all its rivals combined in Australia.

Lithium Australia finalizes acquisition of VSPC for Li-ion cathodel materials

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Lithium Australia (LIT) has finalized its acquisition of advanced cathode material production technology, acquiring 99.7% The plant incorporates Australia’s most advanced LIB laboratory/testing facility and equipment for cathode coating and battery-cell production. Australia Batteries Manufacturing Materialsof the equity in Brisbane-based Very Small Particle Company (VSPC).

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ARENA announces $1.5M to fund green hydrogen innovation hub in Western Australia; ATCO hydrogen microgrid

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million toward the funding of Australia’s first green hydrogen innovation hub at Jandakot in Western Australia. The project will also build upon ATCO’s distributed energy hybrid energy system trial called GasSola which includes the installation of rooftop solar with battery storage and standby natural gas generation for nine residential sites in Western Australia’s south west. Australia Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Power-to-Gas

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ARENA announces $1.5M to fund green hydrogen innovation hub in Western Australia; ATCO hydrogen microgrid

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million toward the funding of Australia’s first green hydrogen innovation hub at Jandakot in Western Australia. The project will also build upon ATCO’s distributed energy hybrid energy system trial called GasSola which includes the installation of rooftop solar with battery storage and standby natural gas generation for nine residential sites in Western Australia’s south west. Australia Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Power-to-Gas

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First Qantas US-Australia biofuel flight; Carinata feedstock, Honeywell process

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Qantas made the world’s first dedicated biofuel flight between the United States and Australia, Qantas QF96 from Los Angeles to Melbourne (a Boeing Dreamliner 787-9), over the weekend. It is water-efficient and The University of Queensland field trials in Gatton, Queensland, and in Bordertown, South Australia, have demonstrated it should do very well in the Australian climate. In 2012 Qantas and Jetstar operated Australia’s first biofuel trial flights.

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In 2017, Australia, Chile, and Argentina produced 91% of the world’s lithium

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In 2017, Australia, Chile, and Argentina produced 91% of all lithium while the rest of the world supplied the remaining 9%. Some key materials used for manufacturing lithium-ion batteries are lithium, cobalt, nickel, manganese, and natural graphite, which come from more than 30 different countries. The Democratic Republic of Congo produced 59% of the world’s cobalt. Other lithium-ion battery materials, such as nickel, have a more even distribution of production throughout the world.

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Tritium launches Fast Cities Network charging initiative; Australia’s largest fast charging network for EVs

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Brisbane, Australia-based Tritium, developer of the Veefil Electric Vehicle (EV) Fast Charger, has launched a Fast Cities Network initiative to establish Australia’s largest fast-charging network in Australia and the first in Eastern Australia. Australia, ahead of the world in so many areas, is lagging behind as a nation in the uptake of electric vehicles, which have been shown to make an enormous contribution to creating cleaner, healthier cities.

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Australia’s New South Wales puts neighboring Victoria to shame with huge new EV incentive package

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New South Wales, Australia’s most populous state and home to Sydney, has announced a massive new EV policy package with $500 million worth of tax exemptions, rebates, and new spending on chargers, along with traffic-avoidance perks.

Kokam deploys 30 MW, 11.4 MWh energy storage system in Australia

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Ltd, successfully deployed for Alinta Energy, a leading Australian utility, a 30-megawatt (MW) system / 11.4-megawatt hour (MWh) Energy Storage System (ESS), the largest lithium-ion battery deployed for industrial application in Australia. Kokam contracted ABB Australia to supply the ABB PowerStore Virtual Generator used to manage the microgrid. Australia Batteries Smart GridKokam Co.,

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Tesla drops Model 3’s price in Australia with help from Giga Shanghai exports

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Tesla’s strategy of exporting Model 3s from Gigafactory Shanghai to Australia seems to be bearing fruit, with the EV maker recently rolling out a series of price adjustments for the entry-level sedan. It’s not just Australia that has seen a price drop for the Model 3.

Starlink to power efforts to bring high-speed web access to Australia’s rural students

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Elon Musk’s Starlink satellite internet system is poised to foster some positive change among students in rural Australia. This would be one of the first times that Starlink would be deployed to a community in Australia.

Tesla Powerpack battery steps in after coal plant explodes in Australia

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On Tuesday, an explosion at the Callide Power Station , a coal-fired power plant in central Queensland, Australia, resulted in mass power outages from the New South Wales (NSW) border to Cairns.

Rio Tinto to build first solar plant in Western Australia to power iron ore mine; 12 MWh Li-ion system

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Rio Tinto approved a $98-million investment in a new solar plant at the new Koodaideri mine in the Pilbara, Australia, as well as a lithium-ion battery energy storage system to help power its entire Pilbara power network.

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Australia and Japan developing safety standards for marine transport of liquid hydrogen; KHI building carrier

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Australia and Japan recently signed a memorandum at the headquarters of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority ( AMSA ) which will allow liquid hydrogen (LH 2 ) to be shipped in bulk for the first time. Ship containment systems are being developed in Japan that will be capable of safely transporting liquid hydrogen in bulk from Australia to Japan as part of a pilot project scheduled to commence in 2020. Australia Hydrogen Japan Ports and Marine

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Tesla Energy director believes Australia can become a large supplier of lithium

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Tesla Energy director Mark Twidell believes Australia is well-positioned to become a large supplier of lithium as demand for electric cars and large energy storage units continues to rise.

Researchers in Australia develop low-cost water-splitting catalyst that offers comparable performance to platinum

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A team of researchers in Australia has developed a Janus nanoparticle catalyst with a nickel–iron oxide interface and multi-site functionality for a highly efficient hydrogen evolution reaction with a comparable performance to the benchmark platinum on carbon catalyst.

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Victoria, Australia considers ‘worst EV policy in the world,’ companies respond

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In Victoria, Australia, the state government is considering implementing a punitive mileage tax specifically on electric cars. more… The post Victoria, Australia considers ‘worst EV policy in the world,’ companies respond appeared first on Electrek.

CSIRO receives $1 million in funding for hydrogen refueling station as part of VH2

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The government of the state of Victoria in Australia is providing more than $1 million in funding to CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, that will enable it to partner with Swinburne University of Technology to establish the Victorian Hydrogen Hub (VH2).

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Toyota ends production in Australia after 54 years

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Toyota Motor Corporation Australia Ltd. TMCA), the production and sales subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) in Australia, ended 54 years of manufacturing in Australia. TMCA Chairman Max Yasuda announced at the closing ceremony the establishment of the Toyota Community Foundation Australia Pty Ltd. to contribute to the Australia region over the long term after the end of manufacturing.

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Lumen Australia licenses Qualcomm wireless EV charging technology

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Qualcomm Incorporated and Lumen Australia, a leading global supplier and integrator of electrical and electronic systems, entered into a Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging (WEVC) license agreement. Lumen is based in Asia-Pacific but represented globally through, Manufacturing, Technical and Sales divisions and supported by the Global Centre of Excellence, situated in Melbourne, Australia.

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Tesla Energy Plan launches in Australia to lower electricity rates with virtual power plant

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Tesla has launched a new “Tesla Energy Plan” in South Australia to try to lower electricity rates in a region notorious for high energy costs.