Audi opens power-to-gas facility in Werlte/Emsland; e-gas from water, green electricity and CO2

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Audi has opened its e-gas plant in Werlte, making it the first automobile manufacturer to develop a chain of sustainable energy carriers. Water and oxygen are the only by-products. Audi notes that its e-gas project transcends the needs of the automobile industry and shows how large amounts of green electricity can be stored efficiently and independently of location by transforming it into methane gas and storing it in the natural gas network. Audi’s e-gas plant.

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CATL-SC officially launches operation of phase 1 of $4.7B Yibin traction battery production project

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The rich water resources in Yibin can also satisfy the company’s carbon-emission reduction requirements in manufacturing, eventually helping to achieve carbon-neutrality throughout the life cycle of traction batteries.

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Honda develops new paint technology that shortens painting process; to be introduced at Yorii Plant in July 2013

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Paint)” process, a highly-functional painting technology that eliminates a middle coating process from a commonly used 4-coat/3-bake auto body painting process to realize a 3-coat/2-bake water-based painting process. This material used for the color base coat makes it possible to use any exterior paint color, which is an automobile industry first for a 3-coat/2-bake process, according to Honda research. Honda Motor Co.,

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Volkswagen Group to invest more than €9.8 billion in China by 2015; efficient products and production

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The seven new plants will set new standards for sustainable automobile production. The new paint shops which are planned alone will use 70% less energy and 90% less water as a result of the introduction of highly innovative dry paint mist separation processes. Foshan features the first membrane bioreactor in the Chinese automobile industry; 100% of treated wastewater is reused as industrial water.

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Top 5 Truck Companies in the World With the Potential to Revolutionise the Logistics Sector

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We don’t have to stress the point that, the automobile industry is going all-electric. Now they are to take over the skies and waters with futuristic electric planes and yachts being developed.

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KPMG study identifies 10 sustainability “megaforces” with accelerating impacts on business; imperative of sustainability changing the automotive business radically

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The KPMG study, “Expect the Unexpected: Building Business Value in a Changing World”, explores issues such as climate change, energy and fuel volatility, water availability and cost and resource availability, as well as population growth spawning new urban centers. The KPMG research finds that the external environmental costs of 11 key industry sectors jumped 50% from US$566 to US$846 billion in 8 years (2002 to 2010), averaging a doubling of these costs every 14 years.

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LichtBlick begins installing home combined heat and power plants powered by VW 2.0L EcoBlue gas engine

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The heat which is generated will be stored and will be available for local space heating and hot water supplies. Partnership with LichtBlick is in line with our component strategy, which is to develop future-oriented business areas closely related to the automobile industry. Energy supplier LichtBlick has installed its first home power plants for residential and commercial customers in Hamburg, Germany.

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“Energiewende” in a tank; Audi e-fuels targeting carbon-neutral driving with synthetic fuels from renewables, H2O and CO2; Swiss policy test case

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solar and wind), water and CO 2 to produce liquid or gaseous fuels with a very low carbon intensity. to the realization of the renewable energy + water + CO 2 formula. In June 2013, Audi commissioned a power-to-gas facility in the north German town of Werlte, thus becoming the first automobile manufacturer to develop a chain of sustainable energy sources. The pilot plant is also demonstrating that industrialization of liquid Audi e‑fuels is also possible.

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Series production of next-generation Acura NSX hybrid supercar begins in April at new Performance Manufacturing Center

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The multi-material space frame is created with 100% robotic Metal Inert Gas (MIG) welding, an automobile industry first. The first application of ablation casting in the automotive industry is utilized for the creation of six nodes with the NSX space frame, serving as rigid suspension and powertrain mounting points and as critical elements of the vehicle’s crash structure.

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ColognE-Mobil 2-Year EV Field Trial to Launch in January; 25 Ford BEVs

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Dr. Renatus Widmann / Dr. Thorsten Mietzel, Urban Water and Waste Management. Dr. Ferdinand Dudenhoeffer, general business and automotive industry I; Prof. Dr. Heike Proff, Business Administration and automobile industry II.

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Study of Sustainable Value in Automobile Manufacturing Finds Mixed Performance for Most OEMs, BMW and Toyota as the Clear Leaders

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The BMW Group and Toyota are consistent industry leaders, creating extremely positive Sustainable Value over the entire review period—i.e., Findings of the report include: Toyota and the BMW Group are industry leaders. In other words, the authors note, these companies use these resources more efficiently than their industry peers. Economic crisis, energy crisis, climate crisis and recent global developments have affected the automobile industry like few other sectors.

Acura provides more technical detail on NSX sports hybrid AWD powertrain, body

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Instead, engineers have applied an innovative new technology called “ablation” casting, an all-new material application and a world-first in the automobile industry. During the bending process the part is cooled and tempered (quenched) using water jets. The design and construction of the A-pillars in the new NSX represent the world’s first application of a three-dimensionally formed, ultra-high-strength steel system to be used in this manner within the automotive industry.

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Japanese carmakers still ‘most sustainable’

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A focus on tailpipe CO2 emissions has distracted away from the impact of car production, suggests Professor Frank Figge who co-authored the ‘Sustainable Value in Automobile Manufacturing’ study. Professor Figge from Queen’s University Management School said: “Economic crisis, energy crisis, climate crisis and recent global developments have affected the automobile industry like few other sectors.

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GM Says Chevrolet Volt Won't 'Pay the Rent' | Autopia from Wired.com

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The federal government cant hand out money to a company thats telling them that itll lose money on a $40, 000 automobile that more than half the populace couldnt afford if the economy was in good shape! The big deal was that the oil industry saw real competition and persuaded GM to abandon the project and crush them all like cans. JUST TRYING TO MILK and Suck as much from the fall of the Auto industry as possible. Wired Home Subscribe Sections Cars 2.0

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