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Octillion becomes official battery supplier for FNM electric trucks in Brazil

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Li-ion battery provider Octillion Power Systems is working with the reborn FNM (now Fábrica Nacional de Mobilidades) in Brazil to produce battery-electric trucks; FNM has selected Octillion as the official battery supplier for the coming lineup.

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Lilium intends to enter $1B alliance with Azul airlines for electric aviation in Brazil; partnership with CUSTOMCELLS

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Combining Azul’s deep knowledge of the Brazilian market with Lilium’s eVTOL aircraft platform, the companies plan to negotiate the terms for the establishment of a co-branded network in Brazil. Aviation & Aerospace Batteries Brazil Electric (Battery

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Toyota unveiles flexible fuel hybrid prototype in Brazil

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Toyota unveiled a prototype hybrid flexible-fuel vehicle (Hybrid FFV) during an event Toyota held São Paulo, Brazil. The Hybrid FFV is a new powertrain system that Toyota is developing with an aim to popularize hybrid electric vehicles in Brazil and to contribute to the environment through reduction of CO 2 emissions. Brazil Ethanol Hybrids

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BP forming 50:50 biofuels JV with Bunge in Brazil; growing existing biofuels business >50%

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BP will combine its Brazilian biofuels and biopower businesses with that of Bunge to create a world-scale, highly-efficient producer of sugarcane ethanol in Brazil: BP Bunge Bioenergia. Brazil is the world’s second-largest and most integrated market for ethanol as a transportation fuel with demand forecast to grow rapidly. BP Bunge Bioenergia will have 11 biofuels sites in Brazil. Together the two businesses currently employ more than 10,000 people in Brazil.

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ArcelorMittal Tubarão, Brazil first ResponsibleSteel steelmaking site in Latin America

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To ensure that the performance standard is met for certification, an audit is carried out by an independent party, in this case by the independent consultancy DNV Brazil. ResponsibleSteel has awarded its first certification to a steelmaking site in Latin America: ArcelorMittal Tubarão.

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OXIS Energy to build Li-S manufacturing plant in Brazil

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OXIS Energy and the Minas Gerais Development Company CODEMGE have signed a 15-year lease agreement with Mercedes Benz Brazil (MBB) to take possession of a plant located at the MBB manufacturing site in Juiz de Fora in southeast Brazil to build a Li-sulfur battery manufacturing operation. NORDIKA Pharmaceutical of Brazil will undertake the design and engineering associated with the plant and machinery layout. Batteries Brazil Li-Sulfur Manufacturing

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Grove Hydrogen Automotive and State Government of Minas Gerais Brazil announce hydrogen vehicle cooperation program

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signed a cooperation agreement with the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil to proceed with the production and distribution of Grove hydrogen fuel cell vehicles for Brazil. Much like China, Brazil is a country rich in geographic resources. Brazil China Fuel Cells HydrogenGrove Hydrogen Automotive Co.

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BYD will sell EVs in Brazil

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BYD will begin selling two new EV models in Brazil in November. BYD Americas President Stella Li touched upon favorable political and environmental development in Brazil, which is Latin America’s largest vehicle market.

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Boeing, Embraer open joint aviation biofuel research center in Brazil

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Boeing and Embraer have opened a joint sustainable aviation biofuel research center in a collaborative effort to further establish the aviation biofuel industry in Brazil. The research will focus on technologies that address gaps in creating a sustainable aviation biofuel industry in Brazil, such as feedstock production, techno-economic analysis, economic viability studies and processing technologies. Aviation Brazil Fuels

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Oceana Lithium: Leading lithium development in Brazil and Australia

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Oceana Lithium has appointed several high-profile new hires, as they ramp up their lithium exploration projects in Brazil and Australia. The post Oceana Lithium: Leading lithium development in Brazil and Australia appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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BYD partners with Brazil's largest car dealership Saga Group

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The post BYD partners with Brazil's largest car dealership Saga Group appeared first on CnEVPost. The first store of the partnership between BYD and Saga Group opened, bringing the number of BYD's offline dealership stores in the country to 10.

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BYD produces over 2 million solar modules in Brazil

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In April, BYD opened a new photovoltaic module production line at its Brazil plant, allowing for increased productivity and efficiency. The post BYD produces over 2 million solar modules in Brazil appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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Novozymes and Raízen to collaborate on cellulosic ethanol in Brazil

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Novozymes has entered into a collaboration agreement with Brazil’s largest sugarcane crusher, Raízen Energia S/A (the $12-billion joint venture between Shell and Cosan founded in 2011). As part of the agreement, Novozymes will supply enzyme technology to Raízen’s first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant in Brazil, scheduled to be operational by end 2014. Furthermore, Novozymes intends to establish new enzyme-manufacturing capacity in Brazil.

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Mitsui signs MOU with Atlas Lithium for up to 100% of production from Atlas’ planned concentrate plant

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Atlas Lithium Corporation, a US-based mineral exploration company focused on lithium and other battery metals in Brazil, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Mitsui & Co., Atlas Lithium also has a separate second lithium project located in Brazil’s Northeast region.

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BP and Copersucar to form a new ethanol joint venture in Brazil

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BP Biofuels and Copersucar have agreed to form a joint venture to own and operate a major ethanol storage terminal in Brazil, better and flexibly connecting ethanol production with the country’s main fuels markets. Copersucar is the world’s leading sugar and ethanol trader, with the largest sugar and ethanol storage capacity in Brazil. BP Biofuels, part of BP’s Alternative Energy business, is a significant producer of ethanol from sugarcane in Brazil. Brazil Ethanol

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Brazil’s UNICA opposes EPA’s proposed RFS changes; says sugarcane ethanol can meet volume requirements

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of Brazil’s arable land and reduces lifecycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by up to 90% on average compared to gasoline. UNICA is the largest representative of Brazil’s sugar, ethanol, and bioelectricity producers; its members are responsible for more than 50% of Brazil’s ethanol production and 60% of Brazil’s sugar production. Brazil’s investment in sugarcane ethanol. Brazil’s sugarcane ethanol producers are investing more than $3.5

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Brazil’s Aerotec to invest ~$5M in Li-S battery company OXIS Energy; expanding into Brazil

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The Aerotec Fund is centred on Aerospace and advanced manufacturing and is anchored by CODEMIG, the Economic Development Company in the state of Minas Gerais in south-eastern Brazil. The Aerotec investment paves the way for OXIS Energy to open a subsidiary in Brazil. Brazil has a very high concentration of buses, of which a significant proportion are over 15 years old. Aerotec, a Brazilian Private Equity fund, will invest £3.75 million (US$5.2

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BYD partners with local bank to provide auto financing in Brazil

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The post BYD partners with local bank to provide auto financing in Brazil appeared first on CnEVPost. BYD, which officially entered the Brazilian passenger car market last December, expects to have a presence in 45 cities in the country by the end of this year.

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BYD to start selling two new models in Brazil this month

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The post BYD to start selling two new models in Brazil this month appeared first on CnEVPost. The two models, Song and Yuan, will be imported until operations begin at BYD's new plant in the northeastern state of Bahia.

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Raízen breaks ground on Iogen cellulosic ethanol facility in Brazil

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After concluding that Iogen had the most advanced technology for building co-located commercial plants at Raízen’s sugar cane ethanol facilities, Raízen committed, in July 2012, an initial investment to a project in Brazil with Iogen through their jointly owned Iogen Energy affiliate. With the technology now being commercialized in Brazil, Iogen has plans to pursue a deployment program in North America and Europe that will help meet the renewable fuel obligations in those jurisdictions.

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OXIS Energy to build Li-sulfur battery plant in Brazil; initial capacity 2M cells/year

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OXIS Energy Ltd UK has signed a contract with CODEMGE PARTICIPACOES SA, a public company incorporated in the city of Belo Horizonte in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, to establish the world’s first digital manufacturing plant for the mass production of OXIS’ lithium-sulfur cells. OXIS Energy Brazil Holdings will manage the plant.

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The Next Big Offshore Boom Is About To Happen in Brazil

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The latest demonstration of the viability of deepwater projects, even in the post-2014 oil industry era, comes from none other than Brazil. Some Big Oil majors are already in Brazil, including Statoil, Shell, and Total. This should be indication enough that Brazil’s deposits hold enough appeal for an industry that has suffered a worrying shortage of new discoveries in the last few years. Brazil Oilby Irina Slav for Oilprice.com.

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Around 640 Mercedes-Benz Axors for automated harvesting operations delivered in Brazil by the end of the year

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Automated Mercedes-Benz trucks are being used in the Brazilian sugar cane harvest since 2019.

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OnStar expanding to Brazil in Chevy Cruze

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GM OnStar will launch its Emergency, Security, Navigation, Diagnostics and Connectivity services in Brazil on the Chevrolet Cruze later this year. In Brazil, OnStar services will be customized according to the market’s preferences.

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Semcon developing autonomous vehicle system in Brazil

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The assignment is mainly based in Brazil as part of Semcon’s global strategy to involve expertise in high-tech development projects from different countries. The new agreement will initially consist of ten specialists from Semcon in Brazil and four in Europe engaged in a joint development project in close cooperation with the customer. Semcon has been in Brazil since 2006 and now has 180 employees there.

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Sigma Lithium begins construction of foundation and infrastructure for lithium production plant in Brazil

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Canada-based Sigma Lithium Corporation ( earlier post ) has begun construction on site to build the foundation and infrastructure installation of its greentech dense media separation production plant, at its wholly owned Grota do Cirilo project in Brazil. Sigma is developing the largest hard rock lithium spodumene deposits in the Americas, located in its wholly owned Grota do Cirilo project in Brazil.

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Ceres and Raízen sign multi-year collaboration to scale-up sweet sorghum for ethanol in Brazil

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Sweet sorghum can extend the ethanol production season by up to 60 days in Brazil. he ethanol industry in Brazil has a history of successfully competing against low-priced oil and we believe that sweet sorghum, which has lower production costs than sugarcane, can be further developed and scaled up as an integral part of the industry’s feedstock supply. Raízen is Brazil’s fifth largest company in terms of revenue and the nation’s leading producer of sugarcane ethanol.

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Jervois to acquire SMP nickel & cobalt refinery in Brazil; concentrate from Idaho for refining, cobalt metal back to US

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The facility is located in an industrial zone in São Paulo, Brazil. It was placed on care and maintenance by CBA in 2016, when CBA also placed its Niquelandia mine and processing plant in Brazil on care and maintenance due to prevailing market conditions at the time.

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Suzuki Jimny gets Sierra 4Sport limited edition in Brazil: What’s new in it

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The post Suzuki Jimny gets Sierra 4Sport limited edition in Brazil: What’s new in it appeared first on Bauaelectric Auto News. Suzuki Jimny Sierra 4Sport edition comes with a black roof, tubular rock sliders, custom skid plate, and 4Sport graphics.

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Brazil and US to deepen cooperation on energy; aviation biofuels

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Among the statements and agreements emerging from President Obama’s official visit to Brazil and meeting with President Dilma Rousseff were overall support for the US supporting “ the rise of Brazil as a global power ” as well as an agreement to launch a Strategic Energy Dialogue between the two countries. By some estimates, noted President Obama, the oil Brazil recently discovered off its shores could amount to twice the reserves in the United States.

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BNDES approves $92.5M lines of credit to support Eve’s eVTOL development program

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Brazil’s National Development Bank (BNDES) will support Eve’s eVTOL development efforts ( earlier post ) with two distinct credit lines, totaling $92.5 Aviation & Aerospace Brazil Electric (Battery) Market Background Urban Air Mobilitymillion. Both credit lines are expected to offer beneficial terms and conditions to Eve with a 12-year maturity and amortization grace period.

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Anglo-Brazilian JV to launch first commercial bagasse cellulosic ethanol production plant in Brazil

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UK-based TMO Renewables (TMO) and Usina Santa Maria Ltda have entered into an agreement to form a joint venture to build the first commercial production plant in Brazil to convert sugar cane waste (bagasse) to cellulosic bioethanol. TMO signed a binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Usina Santa Maria Ltda to build Brazil’s first cellulosic bioethanol production facility in São Paulo state. Biotech Brazil Cellulosic ethanol

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Brazil’s Ambev Brewery will use 1,600 electric trucks from Volkswagen; electric version of the Delivery

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Brazil-based Ambev Brewery, owner of brands such as Skol, Brahma, Antarctica and Guaraná, announced that by 2023, it will use 1,600 electric trucks made by Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus (VWCO) to transport beverages. Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus’ global development center, headquartered in Brazil, investigated and applied the best solutions available in the world and locally to satisfy our customers’ needs in low emission vehicles for emerging countries.

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SG Biofuels signs deals in Brazil to develop Jatropha as an alternative energy crop

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SG Biofuels) has signed agreements in Brazil with Embrapa (Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation), the country’s leading agricultural research institution, and with Fiagril, one of the country’s leading biodiesel refiners, to advance the development of Jatropha as a next-generation energy crop. Embrapa has identified Jatropha as one of the most promising new energy crops in Brazil. Bio-hydrocarbons Biodiesel Biotech BrazilSGB, Inc. (SG

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GraalBio to build $145M cellulosic ethanol plant in Brazil; first in the Southern Hemisphere

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GraalBio, a biotechnology company of the Graal Group, is planning to build a commercial plant for the production of cellulosic ethanol in Brazil. The development of energy cane is intended to expand the potential for the development of biochemicals in Brazil. To anticipate the construction of the first cellulosic ethanol plant in Brazil, GraalBio started a collaboration with the companies BetaRenewables and Chemtex, subsidiaries of the Italian group Mossi & Ghisolfi.

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Elon Musk to discuss SpaceX Starlink service for the Amazon with Brazil’s President

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We’re looking forward to providing connectivity to the least-served people of Brazil,” Musk said in a video posted by Brazil’s Minister of Communications. The post Elon Musk to discuss SpaceX Starlink service for the Amazon with Brazil’s President appeared first on TESLARATI.

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Iogen and Raízen begin production of cellulosic ethanol in Brazil

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Cellulosic biofuel technology developer Iogen Corporation and Raízen, one of the world’s largest producers of sugarcane ethanol, have begun production of cellulosic ethanol on schedule at Raízen’s newly expanded Costa Pinto sugar cane mill in Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brazil. The company has more than 5,200 service stations for retail fuel distribution in Brazil, more than 900 convenience stores, 60 fuel distribution depots, and aviation fuel businesses in 58 airports in Brazil.

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GranBio begins producing cellulosic ethanol in Brazil; very low carbon intensity of 6.98 gCO2e/MJ for California LCFS

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This marks the first time lignin is being used to this purpose in Brazil in the sugar-based alcohol industry. Brazil Cellulosic ethanol GranBio, a 100% Brazilian industrial biotech company, has begun production at the first commercial-scale plant for second-generation (cellulosic) ethanol in the Southern Hemisphere. The Bioflex 1 unit, built in São Miguel dos Campos, Alagoas, has an initial production capacity of 82 million liters (21.6

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Petrobras reaches its highest historical monthly oil production in Brazil

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Petrobras’ oil production in Brazil reached an average of 2,126,000 barrels per day (bpd) in October, corresponding to 0.4% Total oil production operated by Petrobras in Brazil, which includes the share operated by its partners, reached in October its fourth consecutive record of 2,268,000 bpd—up 1.3% Petrobras’ total oil and gas production in Brazil corresponded to 2,579,000 boed, indicating a rise of 0.6%

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EU and Brazil to work together on 5G mobile technology

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The EU and Brazil signed an agreement to develop 5G, the next generation of communication networks. To face this global challenge, the EU joined forces with Brazil to strengthen cooperation in this strategic area and to make sure that 5G does not develop in silos at the international level. The EU and Brazil, which are close trading partners, have been cooperating on information and communication technologies since 2008.

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A Brief History Of Ethanol In Brazil

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While many North Americans may not know it, Brazil presently leads the world in deploying biofuels for road vehicles. Specifically, a majority of cars sold in Brazil--especially lower-priced high-volume models built in the country--can run either on gasoline or pure ethanol. The modern history dates back to 1975, when the South American country

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Report: Denso to produce engine control units in Brazil

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will begin production of engine control units (ECUs) in Brazil in September, becoming the first company to make ECUs for cars in South America. In addition to Toyota, Denso aims to supply ECUs made in Brazil to other Japanese automakers, including Nissan Motor Co., The Nikkei reports Denso Corp. Denso will supply the ECUs to Toyota. Denso already has an ECU-related facility in the northern Brazilian city of Manaus, which it built at a cost of 400 million yen.

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Renault and Itaipu to collaborate on EVs in Brazil

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Renault and Itaipu signed a collaboration deal which will lead to the local assembling of 32 Renault Twizy at Itaipu’s EV Research, Development and Assembly Center (CPDM-VE/IB) in Foz do Iguaçu, State of Paraná, Brazil. Itaipu, owned by the governments of Brazil and Paraguay, operates the Itaipu dam across the Paraná River. of the energy consumed in Brazil and 72.5%

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