Universal Hydrogen announces $20.5M in Series A funding to build and test full-scale hardware for hydrogen commercial aircraft

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Founded in 2020 by aviation industry veterans Paul Eremenko, John-Paul Clarke, Jason Chua, and Jon Gordon, Universal Hydrogen is stitching together the end-to-end hydrogen value chain for aviation, both for hydrogen fuel and hydrogen-powered airplanes.

Dürr builds high automation paint shop for Ford in Mexico

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These are specially designed for painting commercial vehicles. Designed as a U-turn layout, the modular ovens are located outside so the car bodies can leave the building, go through the ovens, and then return indoors.

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Ballard introduces fuel cell industry’s first commercial module to power ships: FCwave

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Ballard Power Systems has launched the fuel cell industry’s first module designed for primary propulsion power in marine vessels. Global efforts to decarbonize include commercial maritime activities, where Ballard intends to build on our leading position in zero-emission fuel cell solutions.

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Li-Cycle to build new Li-ion battery recycling facility in Arizona; third commercial spoke

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the largest lithium-ion battery recycler in North America, will build its third commercial lithium-ion battery recycling facility, to be located in Gilbert, Arizona, within the Phoenix metropolitan area. The construction of Spoke 3 builds on Li-Cycle’s existing North American Spokes, located in Rochester, New York and Kingston, Ontario, and is part of Li-Cycle’s strategic roadmap to construct twenty Spokes globally over the next five years. Li-Cycle Corp.,

Niron Magnetics raises $21.3M to commercialize rare-earth-free iron-nitride magnets

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Niron will use the funding to build its pilot production facility in Minnesota and accelerate the development of its Clean Earth Magnet technology. Niron Magnetics , a company developing high-performance rare-earth-free iron-nitride (FeN) permanent magnets, has raised $21.3

Nuro to build first US manufacturing and testing facilities for Gen 3 autonomous vehicle

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Autonomous delivery company Nuro is investing $40 million to develop two new facilities in southern Nevada—an end-of-line manufacturing facility and a closed-course test track—to commercialize and scale production of the company’s third-generation autonomous vehicle.

Lynas to build US light rare earths separation facility

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Australia-based Lynas Rare Earths Limited entered into an agreement with the US Government to build a commercial Light Rare Earths separation plant in the United States, through a wholly owned subsidiary, Lynas USA LLC. The facilities will serve both the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) and the growing commercial market, including electric vehicles and green technologies made in the US as well as in global markets.

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CSIRO and partners launch $68M Hydrogen Industry Mission

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CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, launched a new $68-million Hydrogen Industry Mission. CSIRO Chief Executive Dr Larry Marshall said the mission-based partnership was the key to creating a new industry for the future energy needs of Australia and the world. That needs Australia’s world class science working with CSIRO’s commercialization expertise turning breakthrough science into real-world solutions.

ELMS and Thermo King partner to build all-electric refrigerated delivery van prototype

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ELMS) ( earlier post ) and Thermo King, a strategic brand of Trane Technologies plc, plan to build an all-electric refrigerated delivery van. This vehicle will be a prototype of the anticipated first Class 1 commercial EV available in the United States.

Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction partners with RevoTech on production of hydrogen from waste plastic

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Korea’s Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction has embarked on the development of technology for producing hydrogen using waste plastic and vinyl. Doosan Heavy, which has been focused on building up its eco-friendly energy business, is widening its reach to include the hydrogen business.

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Samsung Heavy Industries and Bloom Energy sign joint development agreement for SOFC-powered ships

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Solid-oxide fuel-cell manufacturer Bloom Energy and Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), a part of Samsung Group, have signed a joint development agreement (JDA) to design and to develop fuel cell-powered ships.

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Bloom Energy and Samsung Heavy Industries team up to build ships powered by solid oxide fuel cells running on natural gas

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Bloom Energy and Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), a part of Samsung Group, today are collaborating to design and develop ships powered by Bloom Energy’s solid oxide fuel cell technology. The two companies have already taken an important first step towards commercializing the maritime use of fuel cells for propulsion and auxiliary power. If the global marine shipping industry was a country, it would be the sixth-largest producer of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the world.

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Groupe Renault and Faurecia to collaborate on hydrogen storage systems for light commercial vehicles

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Groupe Renault and Faurecia will collaborate on hydrogen storage systems for hydrogen-powered light commercial vehicles. Starting at the end of 2021, Faurecia will supply hydrogen storage systems for a first fleet of light commercial vehicles. As volumes, increase production will be extended to a new plant dedicated to hydrogen storage systems that Faurecia is building in Allenjoie, France.

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In Europe, industry and environmentalists call for binding targets for infrastructure for zero-emission trucks

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The common industry/NGO request comes ahead of the expected review of Europe’s Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Directive (AFID) this year. Our industry is fully committed to the Green Deal and therefore carbon-neutral road freight transport by 2050 at the latest. —Martin Daum, ACEA Commercial Vehicle Board Chair and CEO of Daimler Truck AG. The ACEA commercial vehicle members are DAF Trucks, Daimler Trucks, Ford Trucks, IVECO, MAN Truck & Bus, Scania and Volvo Group.

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Weichai Power, Bosch to partner on hydrogen fuel cells, Industry 4.0; focus on commercial vehicles

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China-based Weichai Power, currently a diesel engine market leader in China’s heavy-duty truck and construction machinery market, and Bosch have signed a cooperation framework agreement to establish a fuel cell technology innovation and industrial chain and jointly to develop and to produce hydrogen fuel cells and related component. Further, in the area of Industry 4.0,

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Plug Power to build green hydrogen plant in Georgia

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Plug Power plans to build a green hydrogen production plant in Camden County, Georgia, to serve customers across the southeastern United States. With proximity to Interstate 95 (I-95), the main north-south highway on the East Coast of the US, the location enables easy access to the region’s commercial and industrial centers, including Plug Power customers such as Home Depot and Southern Company.

Hyundai Motor partners with regional firms to establish H2 fuel cell commercial vehicle ecosystem in China

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Hyundai Motor Company is spearheading the development of a hydrogen fuel cell commercial vehicle ecosystem in China with regional partners. Hyundai believes China has a massive potential for hydrogen powered commercial vehicles.

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Proterra launches Proterra Powered vehicle electrification solutions to enable OEMS to build high-performance EVs for commercial fleets

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Electric bus manufacturer Proterra launched Proterra Powered vehicle electrification solutions, leveraging Proterra’s electric vehicle technology and expertise to help commercial vehicle manufacturers electrify their heavy-duty vehicles. Proterra has developed high-performance battery systems, electric drivetrain technology, and standardized, heavy-duty charging systems for commercial vehicle applications.

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Toyota, 5 Chinese companies establish R&D JV for commercial vehicle fuel cell systems in China

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FCRD's primary business will be the development of fuel cell systems for commercial vehicles to contribute to the realization of a clean mobility society in China.

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New industry collaboration for hydrogen trucking at mass-market scale in Europe: H2Accelerate

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The partners signed a collaboration agreement—H2Accelerate—under which the participants will work together to: Seek public support to fund early pre-commercial projects to activate the market on the path towards a mass market roll-out; Communicate around the technical and commercial viability of hydrogen fuelled trucking at scale; and. During the decade, these clusters can then be interconnected to build a truly pan-European network.

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Airbus and LM Industries create mobility startup Neorizon; digital manufacturing

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Airbus and LM Industries, the the parent company of Local Motors and Launch Forth, have formed Neorizon to provide disruptive and innovative products with an initial focus on local mobility and autonomy. The Neorizon microfactory is intended to build products at unprecedented speeds through the combination of co-creation and cutting-edge technology. —Jay Rogers, CEO and founder of LM Industries.

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Auburn University building new autonomous vehicle research facility

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The Auburn University Samuel Ginn College of Engineering is building a new autonomous vehicle research facility at Auburn’s National Center for Asphalt Technology test track, making it one of the few such facilities in the nation attached to a test track.

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Suzuki and Daihatsu join CJP to apply CASE technologies in mini-commercial vehicles in Japan

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have joined the Commercial Japan Partnership (CJP) commercial vehicle project ( earlier post ) to accelerate their carbon neutrality initiatives in minivehicles through the dissemination of CASE technologies (connected, autonomous, shared and electric) and services. Mini-commercial vehicles cover areas that are accessible to them because of their size and support last-mile logistics. Suzuki Motor Corporation and Daihatsu Motor Co.,

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Ensyn Technologies and Tolko Industries to Build Largest Commercial Fast Pyrolysis Plant

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a leading developer of fast pyrolysis technology, and Tolko Industries Ltd., a Canadian forest products company, have formed a partnership to build the world’s largest commercial fast pyrolysis plant in High Level, Alberta. The partnership, High North BioResources Limited Partnership, will build and operate a plant capable of processing 400 bone-dry tonnes of biomass per day into 85 million (22.5 Ensyn Technologies Inc.,

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FLITE consortium building Europe’s first Alcohol-to-Jet plant; Lanzatech technology

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The FLITE (Fuel via Low Carbon Integrated Technology from Ethanol) consortium, led by SkyNRG and with LanzaTech as the technology provider, will build the first-of-its-kind LanzaJet Alcohol to Jet (AtJ) facility. The project received €20 million in grant funding from the EU H2020 program and is a major milestone on the path to a net-zero emission for the aviation industry. The consortium consists of leaders from their respective industries.

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Intel introduces ‘Horse Ridge’ to enable commercially viable quantum computers

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The new cryogenic control chip will speed development of full-stack quantum computing systems, marking a milestone in the development of a commercially viable quantum computer.

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Braskem joins Amyris and Michelin to accelerate the industrialization and commercialization of renewable isoprene

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This collaboration was initiated to develop and commercialize renewable isoprene, sourced from various biomass as an additional sustainable pathway to produce isoprene. Adding the expertise of Braskem, the largest petrochemical company in the Americas and global leader in the production of biopolymers, Amyris and Michelin will accelerate the industrialization of renewable isoprene. Braskem is joining a collaboration already launched in 2011 between Michelin and Amyris. Earlier post.)

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Nutrien and EXMAR partner to build vessel powered by low-carbon ammonia

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Nutrien, the world’s largest provider of crop inputs and services, and EXMAR, a provider of floating solutions for the operation, transportation and transformation of gas, will jointly develop and build a low-carbon, ammonia-fueled vessel. Their new collaboration aims to reduce Nutrien’s maritime transportation emissions significantly and to enable the commercial development of an ammonia-fueled vessel. Select a shipyard capable of building an ammonia-powered vessel.

Praj to build demo commercial cellulosic ethanol plant in India

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Praj Industries will set up a 10-million liter (2.6 million gallons US) per year demo commercial plant to produce cellulosic ethanol in India. The demo plant will seek to demonstrate technical and commercial viability as well optimization of water and energy integration and its impact on the capex and opex of the commercial financial proposal. The company expects the project cost to be in the region of US$ 25-30 million and to break ground in early 2013.

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Gevo and Praj to commercialize sustainable aviation fuel in India

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and Praj Industries Ltd. This follows an earlier announcement in April 2019 between both parties regarding the commercialization of renewable isobutanol, SAF and renewable premium gasoline. SAF should find applications in commercial aviation as well as in the defense sector in India. Gevo, Inc.

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Renault and Eco2charge developing “energy ecosystems” for EV charging at commercial buildings; second-life battery packs

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France’s Eco2charge consortium, coordinated by Bouygues Energie & Services, recently launched an R&D program at the Fédération Nationale des Travaux Publics (National federation of public works) to accelerate the deployment of charging solutions for electric vehicles, especially in commercial buildings. The goal of Eco2charge is to ensure a high level of service to EV drivers as well as to operators of buildings.

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Toyota to build prototype city of the future, powered by hydrogen fuel cells

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At CES, Toyota revealed plans to build a prototype “city” of the future on a 175-acre (0.71 Building a complete city from the ground up, even on a small scale like this, is a unique opportunity to develop future technologies, including a digital operating system for the city’s infrastructure.

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Electric Vehicle Industry Associations – Joining Forces to Drive Adoption

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That’s where EV industry associations come in. They bring together visionary like minded individuals, companies, and NGOs to build the future of eMobility. The post Electric Vehicle Industry Associations – Joining Forces to Drive Adoption appeared first on Driivz.

Hyundai Motor Group building new fuel cell system plant in China; first outside of Korea

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The investment advances the Group’s global hydrogen leadership and supports its push into China’s rapidly developing hydrogen industry. Moreover, the Group will work with Chinese companies to participate in the Guangdong government’s hydrogen-related pilot project and initiatives, which will help Hyundai secure a competitive advantage in China’s hydrogen industry.

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ArcelorMittal, LanzaTech and Primetals to build €87M commercial-scale waste-gas-to-ethanol plant

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ArcelorMittal, the world’s leading steel and mining company; LanzaTech; and Primetals Technologies, a leading technology and service provider to the iron and steel industry have entered into a letter of intent to construct Europe’s first commercial-scale production facility to create bioethanol from waste gases produced during the steelmaking process.

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GPSC to build plant for 24M semi-solid batteries in Thailand; 30 MWh to start, 100 MWh in 2021

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Global Power Synergy PLC (GPSC) is building a battery manufacturing facility in Thailand using 24M’s novel SemiSolid lithium-ion technology ( earlier post ). In the long run, it will consider building a new commercial plant in another location.

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Stora Enso building €10M pilot plant to produce hard carbon from lignin; electrode materials

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Stora Enso is investing €10 million to build a pilot facility for producing bio-based carbon materials based on lignin. Wood-based carbon can be utilized as a crucial component in batteries typically used in consumer electronics, the automotive industry and large-scale energy storage systems. Lignin is one of the main building blocks of a tree. Decisions about commercialization will follow after evaluating the results of the pilot-scale production.

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Isuzu, Hino, Toyota partner to accelerate CASE technologies for commercial vehicles; new JV

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Toyota, Toyota’s truck division Hino, and Isuzu are establishing a partnership in commercial vehicles to collaborate in CASE technologies: connected, autonomous, shared and electric driving technologies. The three companies intend to combine Toyota’s CASE technologies with the commercial vehicle foundations cultivated by Isuzu and Hino. And from the standpoint of carbon neutrality, commercial vehicles can especially fulfill a key function.

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Faraday Institution commits a further $31M to battery research to deliver commercial impact

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The UK’s Faraday Institution announced a £22.6-million (US$31-million) commitment to build on its momentum in four key research challenges: extending battery life; battery modelling; recycling and reuse; and solid-state batteries. Working closely with industry partners, a multi-scale approach is being taken, from the material to the cell and module scale.

DOE awarding >$24M to 77 projects through Technology Commercialization Fund

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced more than $24 million in funding for 77 projects supported by the Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF). The new TCF selections will expand DOE’s efforts to catalyze the commercial impact of the Department’s portfolio of research, development, demonstration, and deployment activities. Quanex Building Products Corporation, Houston, Texas SCP SYS LLC, San Francisco, Calif.

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FREYR in negotiations for building battery production facilities in the US; at least 50 GWh

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disclosed that FREYR is in negotiations with a major multinational industrial conglomerate (the JV Partner) potentially to develop battery production facilities in North America. As part of these negotiations, FREYR and the JV Partner exchanged draft terms outlining the key commercial points of the potential joint venture in May 2021. Norway-based battery cell maker FREYR AS and Alussa Energy Acquisition Corp.,

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Volta Trucks to offer four full-electric commercial vehicle models between 7.5t and 19t by 2025

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Building upon the success of the Volta Zero—a purpose-built full-electric 16-tonne commercial vehicle designed for inner-city last mile deliveries ( earlier post )—Volta Trucks plans to expand its product portfolio with three additional variants within the medium- to lower end of the heavy-duty class.