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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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. 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 world is transitioning to electricity systems powered by renewable energy and the global use of energy materials is booming, driven by the rising demand for batteries to store this power. Australia Batteries

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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.

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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. The Fast Cities Network.

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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CSIRO produces Australia’s first home-grown carbon fiber

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CSIRO scientists have produced Australia’s first entirely home-grown carbon fiber, paving the way for Australian industry to mass-produce the next generation materials, used in everything from bicycles and tennis rackets to satellites and fighter planes. Australia’s first carbon fiber was produced using polyacrylonitrile fiber, spun on the joint CSIRO/Deakin University wet spinning line, then carbonized at Deakin’s “Carbon Nexus” facility.

Better Place founder Agassi steps aside as Australia CEO promoted to Global CEO

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Switchable EV battery company Better Place announced the promotion of Evan Thornley, Chief Executive Officer of Better Place Australia, to CEO of the global company, effective immediately. Better Place said that in Australia, Thornley was instrumental in the creation of EV Engineering Ltd., Better Place Founder Shai Agassi will continue as a Board member and shareholder.

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Australia’s CSIRO creates Future Science Platform focused on hydrogen energy systems

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Australia’s federal government agency for scientific research CSIRO is creating a Future Science Platform (FSP) focused on hydrogen energy systems. The creation of a Hydrogen FSP will support the development of technologies that allow Australia to export its solar energy, as well as providing low emissions energy solutions for Australians.

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GlobalData: Global coal production set to grow to 2022, despite major players scaling down capacities

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Coal production in India, Indonesia and Australia is forecast to grow at respective compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) of 10.9%, 3.9%, and 2.3% After declining consecutively for three years, global coal production increased by 2.8%

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GM to cease manufacturing in Australia by 2017

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General Motors announced it will transition to a national sales company in Australia and New Zealand. The company will discontinue vehicle and engine manufacturing and significantly reduce its engineering operations in Australia by the end of 2017. Holden will continue to have a presence in Australia beyond 2017, consisting of a national sales company, a national parts distribution center and a global design studio.

Licella signs MoUs with Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand on renewable aviation fuels

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Australia-based Licella , a wholly owned subsidiary of Ignite Energy , has signed memoranda of understanding (MoUs) with Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand to examine the development and commercialization of a process to convert woody biomass into sustainable aviation biofuel. Virgin Australia and Licella will explore the potential of the Licella technology to produce aviation fuel, with the aim of supporting its certification and reaching a commercial off-take agreement.

Tesla to supply 100MW/129 MWh Powerpack to South Australia wind farm

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Through a competitive bidding process, Tesla was selected to provide a 100 MW/129 MWh Powerpack system to be paired with global renewable energy provider Neoen’s Hornsdale Wind Farm near Jamestown, South Australia. Tesla Powerpack will charge using renewable energy from the Hornsdale Wind Farm and then deliver electricity during peak hours to help maintain the reliable operation of South Australia's electrical infrastructure.

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New report finds global CO2 vehicle emission reduction measures falter; dropping diesels, increasing SUVs

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Vehicle fuel economy improvements have slowed globally, according to the latest report from the Global Fuel Economy Initiative (GFEI): Fuel Economy In Major Car Markets: Technology And Policy Drivers 2005-2017. Overall, global fuel economy has improved by an average of 1.7%

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Renault and Better Place partner in Australia to launch Fluence Z.E. with switchable battery in 2012

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Renault and Better Place formed a strategic partnership in Australia, expanding their global relationship. earlier post ), into Australia, and Better Place will provide the electric car charging network and services that make the car more convenient and affordable for the mass market. The cars will arrive in Australia by the middle of 2012 for the first customers in Canberra, with general sales due to commence later in the year. Australia Batteries Electric (Battery

Final report of Garnaut Review Update recommends carbon pricing scheme for Australia to do its fair share on climate change

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It will be much harder and more expensive for Australia to do its fair share on climate change without a carbon pricing scheme, according to the final report of the Garnaut Climate Change Review – Update 2011, Australia in the Global Response to Climate Change. The Garnaut Review 2011: Australia in the Global Response to Climate Change , is the final report of the update. But we do run the risk of continuing to be a drag on the global mitigation effort.

Ford Australia Invests A$230M in Fuel-Efficient Engines; First Global RWD Application of New 2.0L EcoBoost, LPG and Diesel

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The Ford Falcon (XT model shown) will be the first global RWD application of the new 2.0L Ford Australia is investing A$230 million (US$188 million) to improve the fuel efficiency and environmental impact of its Australian-made models, including the first global rear-wheel drive application of Ford’s turbocharged, gasoline direct-injection 2.0L Tags: Australia Engines EcoBoost engine. Click to enlarge.

CSIRO and Piotrek partner on next-gen solid-state Li-ion batteries for global market

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Australia’s national science agency CSIRO, and Japanese specialist chemical manufacturer, Piotrek , are partnering to commercialize Australian-developed battery technologies globally within the next five years.

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GlobalData: Global lithium production to triple over the next four years

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per annum, global output is expected to triple between 2018 and 2022 to reach 154kt (metal content), as 86kt of new metal capacity comes on stream to meet the increasing demand for the metal for use in batteries in electric vehicles and smartphones.

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Study Finds EVs Economically and Financially Viable in New South Wales, Australia Market Today

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An AECOM-led study of plug-in electric vehicle economics for the New South Wales, Australia government concluded that electric vehicles are economically and financially viable in the NSW market today. It is important to consider the applicability of government policies in Australia.

Australias Bureau Of Meteorology Declares 2009 Second Hottest Year For Nation; South Australia 1.3 ºC Above Average Temperatures

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Data collected by Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology indicates that the annual mean temperature for 2009 was 0.9 The decade ending in 2009 also set a record as Australia's warmest recorded decade. . Australia’s annual mean temperatures (red line) and decadal.

ARENA providing $950k in funding for renewable hydrogen production project in Queensland

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Last year ARENA commissioned a report by ACIL Allen Consulting to look into the opportunities for Australia from hydrogen exports. The report found that Australia is in a strong position to become a leading exporter of hydrogen, as global demand increases over the next decade, predicting Australia’s hydrogen export industry could be worth $1.7 ARENA has thrown its weight behind Australia’s increasing focus on hydrogen as an alternative fuel source.

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Australia Hosts First Climate Change Adaptation Conference

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The first international conference held in Australia to discuss the science and options for adapting to climate change begins in the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Center, Queensland, on 29 June. Australia is already experiencing the effects of climate change and is likely to be one of the most severely affected amongst developed countries.

GlobalData: growing global electric vehicle market will more than double lithium demand over the next 5 years

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According to GlobalData, the global EV market is expected to grow at a substantial CAGR of 15.6% The company projects that China will lead the global EV market with more than 50% share and grow three times as fast as the US over the next five years.

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“Toyota Safety Sense” preventive safety package-equipped vehicles top 10 million units globally

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Toyota Motor Corporation announced that the total global number of vehicles equipped with Toyota Safety Sense (TSS), the Toyota-developed preventive safety package, has reached the 10 million unit mark approximately three and a half years after its March 2015 introduction.

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Renault and Better Place team up in Australia

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Having already formed strategic partnerships around the world, Renault and Better Place will now be expanding their global relationship in Australia. Electric cars Green cars Latest news Renault Australia Better Place Renault Fluence switchable batteriesUnder the terms of a new agreement, Renault will import the first electric car fitted with a switchable battery – the Renault Fluence ZE – into the country with Better Place providing its electric [.].

Australia, South Australia and Victoria governments co-invest $275M in Holden; Holden commits to $1B next-generation program, two all-new cars

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GM’s Holden will build two all-new cars in Australia in the second half of this decade with the support of a $275 million co-investment package from the Australian, South Australian and Victorian Governments. Co-investment of this kind is critical for our industry and helps Australia compete against other car making countries that protect their industries through tariffs and/or financial support.

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BNEF ups forecast for global investment in stationary energy storage, sees majority of capacity likely to be grid-scale

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Global cumulative energy storage installations. The report goes on to model the impact of this on a global electricity system increasingly penetrated by low-cost wind and solar.

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CSIRO to partner with Fortescue on hydrogen technologies; focus on metal membrane technology

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CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, will partner with Fortescue Metals Group (Fortescue) on hydrogen technologies to support the development of new industries, create jobs and pave the way for low emissions export opportunities. CSIRO will work with Fortescue to identify, develop and commercialize technologies to support the creation of an Australian hydrogen industry and future global uptake. Ammonia Australia Hydrogen

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ADEME / IFPEN study examines non-geological risks in the security of lithium supplies based on electrification of global car fleet

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ADEME, France’s Environment and Energy Management Agency, carried out a study with IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN) on the dynamics of lithium supply and demand, based on different scenarios for the electrification of the global car fleet by 2050.

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IEA sets out the “Golden Rules” for unconventional gas; US, China and Australia major players

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Among the findings of the report is that in the “Golden Rules” case, combined unconventional gas output growth from the US, China and Australia surpasses that of all conventional producers—mainly the MENA (Middle East North Africa) region and Russia.

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Global Gas Prices | Hybrid Sales

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Some expect both to remain steady due to global economic conditions while others point to the return of $3/gallon gas (in the states) fueled mainly by an increase in foreign demand. Australia.

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Global geothermal industry passes 12,000 MW operational

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The global geothermal industry surpassed 12,000 MW of geothermal power operational, with about 600 MW of new geothermal power coming online globally, according to a year-end update by the Geothermal Energy Association (GEA). In 2013, new geothermal geologic studies or exploration moved forward in places as diverse as American Samoa, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, St.

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Global sales of EyeSight-equipped Subarus reach 1 million

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FHI), the manufacturer of Subaru automobiles, announced that cumulative global sales of Subaru models equipped with its EyeSight driver assist system ( earlier post ) surpassed one million units in November this year. EyeSight-equipped Subaru models are currently sold in Japan, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Europe and China, and will continue to be rolled out to other global markets. Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd.

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Consortium moves ahead with HESC pilot for conversion of Australian coal to LH2 for transport to Japan

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The Australian, Japanese and Victorian governments and a consortium of companies have launched the pilot of an innovative supply chain that will deliver liquefied hydrogen from the Latrobe Valley in Australia to Japan. Australia Coal Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Japan

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Australia awards Holden A$39.8M for fuel efficiency improvements for the Commodore

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The Federal Government of Australia is awarding A$39.8 The co-investment funding, part of the Government’s New Car Plan for a Greener Future, will allow Holden, one of only seven fully-integrated global General Motors operations, to develop a range of fuel efficiency and carbon emission reduction technologies and features for future Commodore models. million (US$42.5 million) from the Green Car Innovation Fund to support fuel efficiency improvements for the next Holden Commodore.

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ARENA awards A$22.1M to 16 projects to accelerate exporting renewable hydrogen

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The funding has been offered to research teams from nine Australian universities and research organisations including the Australian National University, Macquarie University, Monash University, Queensland University of Technology, RMIT University, The University of Melbourne, University of New South Wales, The University of Western Australia and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). billion annually and could generate 2,800 jobs in Australia by 2030.

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CSIRO/BOM: Australias Mean Temperature has Risen 0.7 C Since 1960, Climate Change is Real

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An increase in the mean temperature in Australia of about 0.7 °C CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, and the Bureau of Meteorology are the country’s two lead climate science agencies. Australia holds one of the best national climate records in the world. Since 1960 the mean temperature in Australia has increased by about 0.7 °C. 2000 to 2009 was Australia’s warmest decade on record. Sea surface temperatures around Australia have increased by about 0.4°C

Ford Australia aims to boost efficiency

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Ford Australia will invest A$230million into a number of environmentally focused projects including the first global rear-wheel drive application of the company’s turbocharged, petrol direct-injection 2.0l The company has also announced that due to the changing global economic conditions it will not manufacture the Ford Focus in Australia. Tags: Ford Green cars Latest news Ford Australia Ford Falcon Ford Territory

Algae.Tec Signs MOUs for China and Australia to Deploy Algae Bioreactor Technology

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Australia-based Algae.Tec Limited , which has secured the exclusive global rights to an algae growth and harvesting system (the McConchie-Stroud System) that produces algal products (such as algal oil and biomass) that can be used to generate sustainable bio-fuels, signed two Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) for non-binding commitments to deploy the technology in China and Australia.

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El Nio and Indian Dipole Could Combine for Drought Double-Whammy on Eastern Australia

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Eastern Australia could be slammed by the drought-inducing combination of an El Niño and a positive Indian Ocean Dipole ( earlier post ). El Niño events are linked with reduced rainfall in eastern, northern and parts of southern Australia in the second half of the year, and higher daytime temperatures. There is also growing interest in the influence the Indian Ocean has on Australia’s rainfall. When it is in its positive phase, the Indian Ocean is cooler near Australia.

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Suzuki Alto Achieves 118 mpg US in City Driving in Australia

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mpg US) last month, a Suzuki Alto has taken part in a further MPG marathon, this time down through Australia, managing to complete the journey at an average consumption of 72 mpg Imp. The Global Green Challenge ran North-South from Darwin to Adelaide and placed conventional and alternative fuel cars against each other in a 1,900 mile real world test. After a successful New Zealand North-South drive at an average of 64 mpg Imp. L/100km, 53.3

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Global Bioenergies awarded key US patent on butadiene process

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Global Bioenergies announced that the USPTO has granted a key patent relative to its butadiene process. The patent, Nº 8,703,455 , protects an essential step of Global Bioenergies’ process to produce bio-sourced butadiene. The development of a butadiene biological production process is the scope of an industrial partnership between the Polish group Synthos and Global Bioenergies.

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