Roskill: Yahua-Tesla deal indicative of increasing capability and numbers of Chinese lithium convertors

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Roskill observes that Yahua Lithium’s entry into Tesla’s supply chain soon after commissioning—Yanhua Lithium was established in 2016—gives strong evidence that an increasing number of Chinese lithium convertors have gained the know-how to manufacture qualified battery raw materials, suitable for use by tier-1 cell makers in South Korea and Japan.

Chinese company expands overseas

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The newly established Dongfeng Motor Korea will begin importing vehicles from Dongfeng Motor in China – making it the first incursion of Chinese built vehicles into the South Korean market. It is a significant step as Chinese automakers begin to establish themselves as serious competitors in the new automotive age. Tags: Green cars Latest news Chinese car manufacturer Dongfeng Motor Company Dongfeng Motor Korea South Korea


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Why New Production Sources of Tungsten Are Critical for Increased Global Supply

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One project of particular importance is the Korea Tungsten project located in the Sangdong Mine of South Korea, which hosts one of the largest tungsten resources in the world. by Lewis Black, CEO of Almonty Industries.

WiTricity signs first South Korean licensee for wireless charging technology for EVs

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WiTricity, the industry pioneer in wireless power transfer over distance, has entered into a technology licensing agreement with Yura Corporation, a leading South Korea-based automotive Tier 1 supplier. Yura is WiTricity’s first Tier 1 licensee located in South Korea and is one of the largest Asian producers of EV and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle components for both domestic use and export.

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CCM forecasts 5-fold growth in China Li-ion market by 2017 to meet EV demand

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This rapid growth is sparking similar growth in demand for power lithium-ion batteries, Chinese EV brand BYD has already encountered difficulties meeting orders due to a shortage of batteries, according to CCM. Growing demand for electric vehicles (EVs) in China is triggering an explosion of investment in the lithium-ion battery industry, with China’s production of power lithium-ion batteries set to jump 400% by 2017, according to market research firm CCM.

2015 248

New fka and Roland Berger E-Mobility Index finds China best prepared for electric mobility among all automotive nations

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The joint country comparison combines the three key areas of technology, industry and the market and enables an objective examination of the status quo in the field of electric mobility in China, Germany, France, Italy, Japan, South Korea and the USA.

2019 195

Study: ozone levels higher across China than in other countries tracking the air pollutant

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In China, people breathe ozone-laden air two to six times more often than people in the United States, Europe, Japan, or South Korea, according to a new international study published in Environmental Science & Technology Letters. We find that in the most populous urban regions of Eastern and Central China, there are more than 60 days in a calendar year with surface ozone levels exceeding the Chinese national ozone air quality standard.

2018 183

New program in Japan to push development of solid-state batteries

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Japanese companies accounted for 70% of the global automotive battery market in 2013, but they are being challenged by China and South Korea. Chinese companies expanded their combined global share to 26% in 2016 from just 3% in 2013. The Nikkei reports that Leading Japanese manufacturers have teamed up with the government in a program to develop solid-state batteries.

2018 186

Green Power licenses WiTricity technology to build wireless chargers for South Korean EV market

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WiTricity, a pioneer in wireless power transfer over distance, has entered into licensing and technology transfer agreements with Green Power, a leading South Korea-based supplier of power electronics and high power wireless charging systems for various applications. Six electric buses with wireless charging developed by Green Power have been operating in Korea since 2012.

2019 163

SK Innovation, BAIC and Beijing Electric Works forming EV battery pack JV

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Asian Power reports that South Korea’s SK Innovation Company, Beijing Automotive Industries Holding Co. SK had signed a letter of intent for the joint venture with its Chinese partners in April. BAIC) and Beijing Electronics Holding Co., the world’s fifth-largest LCD maker, have signed an agreement to form a joint venture to produce battery packs for electric vehicles. The joint venture will invest US$166.4

2013 209

Geely Buys Bankrupt Australian Transmission Supplier

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Geely Automobile Holdings is buying the bankrupt Australian transmission supplier Drivetrain System International (DSI), becoming the first Chinese automaker to make an overseas acquisition during the financial crisis. DSI produces four-speed and six speed automatic transmissions for supply to Ford Motor Corp, Chrysler and South Korea’s Ssangyong Motor Corp, with an annual output of 180,000 units. Shanghai Daily.

2009 172

Studies find global COVID-19 lockdowns have significantly reduced PM2.5 and NO2 pollution, but ozone up

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The week of Chinese New Year holiday is indicated by the red lantern shown inset panels (b) and (h). The red vertical line indicates the day (23 January 2010) on which the lockdown of Wuhan was implemented by the Chinese authorities.

2020 256

BNEF: global investment in energy transition hit $500B in 2020; $139B on EVs and infrastructure

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Other markets seeing $3 billion-plus totals included Taiwan, Australia, South Korea, Poland, Chile, Turkey and Sweden. A new, broad measure of “energy transition investment”, compiled by BloombergNEF (BNEF), shows that the world committed a record $501.3

2020 224

S. Korea to Invest Some $12.4B Over 10 years to Become Dominant in Rechargeable Li-ion Batteries

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South Korea will invest up to 15 trillion won (US$12.4 As of 2009, South Korean, Japanese and Chinese companies controlled 95 percent of the global production with Japan’s Sanyo holding onto 20 percent of the market followed by Samsung SDI Co. Yonhap. billion) in the next 10 years to become the world’s dominant producer of rechargeable batteries.

2010 188

JATO: 2018 record year for EVs; sales up 74% to 1.26M units; overall market stable, as SUVs rule

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Chinese demand for EVs soared throughout 2018, as the car-type gained more visibility among consumers, due in part to their promotion by local governments for their environmental impact. Strong results in India, Brazil, Russia and South East Asia offset stalling sales in Europe, China and the US. The dip in the Chinese market had ramifications upon the rest of the global market in 2018.

2019 230

Hyundai NEXO fuel-cell vehicles self-drive (Level 4) 118 miles from Seoul to Pyeongchang

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Three vehicles are based on Hyundai’s next-generation fuel cell electric SUV NEXO, scheduled to be released in Korea next month, and the other two are Genesis G80 autonomous vehicles. Entering the highway, the vehicles moved in response to the natural flow of traffic, executed lane changes, overtaking maneuvers and navigated toll gates using Hi-pass, South-Korea’s wireless expressway payment system.

2018 261

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV: Chevy’s lowest-priced electric car gets a big brother


That month, Chinese state media announced that the national government would ban the sale of vehicles with internal combustion engines—at some future date that wasn’t specified. The Buick Velite 7 was launched late in the summer of last year in the Chinese market.

JATO Dynamics: 2016 will be record year for plug-ins with global sales in excess of 700K units; China to begin dominating the market

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By 2022, the Chinese market is expected to account for half of global sales—almost 1.5 Japan (85,000), South Korea with (35,000) and India (19,000) will lag some distance behind as growth in these markets is expected to be steady rather than explosive.

2015 195

New international study finds lab testing of diesel NOx emissions underestimates real-world levels by up to 50%

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Those markets include Australia; Brazil; Canada; China; the European Union; India; Japan; Mexico; Russia; South Korea; and the United States. We estimate that implementing Next Generation standards could reduce crop production loss by 1-2% for Chinese wheat, Chinese maize, and Brazilian soy, and result in an additional four million tonnes of crop production globally.

2017 202

Daimler to take 12% stake in BAIC Motor

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The move, making Daimler the first non-Chinese automotive company to take a stake in a Chinese OEM, deepens an existing strategic partnership. It is also significant so that both companies can actively participate in the opportunities of the Chinese automotive market. Through this strategic investment in BAIC Motor, we will be the first non-Chinese manufacturer to take a stake in a Chinese OEM. as well as sales companies in Hong Kong, South Korea and Taiwan.

2013 212

Roskill forecasts increasing dependence of Li market on batteries; switch from portable electronics to hybrids

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Reflecting the concentration of lithium-ion battery manufacturers and associated cathode material producers in China, Japan and South Korea, the East Asia region has become an increasingly important consumer of lithium products over the last decade. Canada Lithium is in the process of commissioning a 20,000 tpy LCE plant in Quebec and several existing Chinese mineral conversion plants are also expanding capacity.

2013 246

Roskill: record cobalt deals in Q1 2018 show raw material procurement for Li-ion batteries revving up

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With an increasing amount of Li-ion battery raw material refining and processing centred in China, and it being front-and-center of Li-ion demand growth, Chinese Li-ion value chain participants have turned to Australia, Africa and South America to secure the feedstock necessary for their downstream requirements. million aimed at sourcing long-term supplies of battery-grade cobalt from the Thackaringa cobalt project in New South Wales, Australia.

2018 150

BioAmber and CJ CheilJedang plan JV for bio-succinic acid production in Asia

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has signed a non-binding letter of intent with South Korean-based CJ CheilJedang Corporation (CJCJ). As part of the letter of intent, BioAmber will be selling CJCJ bio-succinic acid manufactured at its Sarnia, Ontario plant, so that CJCJ can undertake market development in China and South Korea in the first half of 2017. This joint venture would allow us to quickly penetrate the Chinese and broader Asian market and accelerate cash flow and earnings for our shareholders.

2016 150

TOAR shows present-day global ozone distribution and trends relevant to health; public database

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People living in parts of southern Europe, South Korea and southern Japan and China also experienced more than 15 days a year of ozone levels above 70 ppb. In some parts of Asia, Africa and South America, the researchers identified data gaps which prevented them from characterizing ozone pollution exposure patterns. Ozone levels across much of North America and Europe dropped significantly between 2000 and 2014.

2018 218

IHS forecasts 11% rise in China automotive semiconductor market in 2014 due to safety and navigation features

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The fast-growing semiconductor market for China’s automotive industry is set for double-digit expansion in revenue this year, propelled by an increasing desire among Chinese car buyers for added vehicle safety features and helpful infotainment applications such as car navigation, according to a new report from IHS Technology (NYSE: IHS). Parking assist is particularly popular in the Chinese market, owing to the serious space and parking problems in China’s megacities.

2014 181

Roland Berger and fka Index: China to dominate EV market and industry in foreseeable future

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The index assess the relative competitive position of the seven leading automotive nations (Germany, France, Italy, the US, Japan, China and South Korea) on the basis of three key indicators: technology; industry; and market. Added to that, we are seeing many high-tech start-ups in the Chinese market who boast the funding to work their way into the premium segment step by step. Chinese OEMs will produce some 3.5

2017 150

Berkeley Earth study calculates that air pollution contributes to 1.6M deaths per year in China

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million deaths/year previously estimated from a Huai River study using Chinese air pollution measurements and mortality data. After removing stations with a high percentage of missing values or with other quality control problems, the Berkeley Earth study used 880 national network sites, 640 other sites in China and Taiwan, and 236 sites in other countries within 500 km of China (mostly South Korea). In an analysis of hourly air pollution data (PM 2.5 ,PM

2015 242

Saudis Expand Price War Downstream

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Along with acquiring a controlling stake in Korea’s S-Oil, the desert kingdom is commissioning a new refinery in Jizan which would have a capacity of around 400,000 barrels per day when it begins operations in 2017. A lot of diesel will be trapped in the Far East and this will lead to run cuts in places like Japan and South Korea as the arbitrage to the west will be closed by growing Middle Eastern supplies” said Robert Campbell of Energy Aspects.

2015 186

Roland Berger: China is the frontrunner in e-mobility subsidies; sales of xEVs double in Q1

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The index, prepared by Roland Berger and fka experts, compares the relative competitive standings of the top seven automotive nations (Germany, France, Italy, the USA, Japan, China and South Korea) in the electromobility segment. Korea is in third place behind Japan and France. Korea is up slightly, with domestic manufacturers increasing supplier volumes for European OEMs in particular. China is currently subsidizing the development of e-mobility, making just under €7.7

2015 193

Lux: graphene severely underperforming commercially against “massive hype”

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Total global graphene nanoplatelet (GNP) capacity has increased from 120 tons/yr in 2012 to 910 tons/yr today, driven largely by aggressive Chinese capacity expansions such as by Ningbo Morsh (300 tons/yr), and Xiamen Knano (100 tons/yr). EU’s Graphene Flagship, National University of Singapore’s Graphene Research Centre, and South Korea’s approved roadmap for graphene commercialization—the severe under-performance becomes even more pronounced, according to Lux.

2015 186

Axion International signs LOI to form global JV with Sicut Holding to target $8B railroad tie market with recycled structural composites

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Axion is the licensee of patents owned by Rutgers University to commercialize and sell products related to its structural composite technology primarily in North America, South America, Australia, the Caribbean, South Korea, Russia and a portion of the Chinese market based on a “contracts-won” basis.

2011 172

Teijin commercializing new high-performance Li-ion separators with flourine-based coating; output improved up to 20%

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To support full-scale commercialization, Teijin has established a separator manufacturing company in Asan, South Korea called Teijin CNF Korea Co., Teijin also established a wholly owned subsidiary called Teijin Electronics Korea Co., This production and sales network, which has close connections to South Korean companies, world leaders in LIB production, also will provide Teijin with a secure foothold for penetrating the Chinese market.

2012 202

UMTRI study finds US and China could turnover more than 90% of LDV fleet to alternative powertrains by 2050 under very aggressive penetration scenarios

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In their study, they used three different alternative powertrain/fuel models: less aggressive, moderately aggressive and very aggressive, applied across four developed economies (United States, Western Europe, Japan, and South Korea) and four developing economies (Brazil, Russia, India, and China). Turnover of the Chinese fleet. South Korea. Turnover of the US fleet under the three models of penetration.

2010 193

CCID Consulting estimates upsurge in aluminum for automobile bodies in China if technical breakthroughs in alloy performance and application technology are made

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Aluminum has been used in the automobile body, mainly for engine cabin covers, doors and trunk lids, in Europe, North America, Japan and South Korea, represented by Audi’s A8 and A2, Chrysler’s Prowler and Jeep, Subaru’s Legacy and Hyundai’s Motors Genesis. However, being thick and expensive, aluminum alloy sheets currently found in the Chinese market still cannot meet the requirements of the automobile manufacturers.

2012 212

Global auto production may hit 80+ million units this year; hybrids below 2% of total output

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South Korea has improved its fuel economy by one third since 2003. The Chinese are increasingly taking to the roads, with driving distances rising from 262 billion pkm in 1990 to 1.351 trillion pkm in 2009, slightly more than a fivefold expansion. Worldwide light-duty vehicle production. Source: Worldwatch. Click to enlarge. Production of light-duty passenger vehicles (cars and light trucks) rose from 74.4 million in 2010 to 76.8

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Wanxiang and GreatPoint Energy close $1.25B deal for 1 Tcf/year coal-to-natural-gas plant in Xinjiang; Sinopec to purchase output, building pipeline to east

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GreatPoint Energy and China Wanxiang Holdings have officially closed their investment and partnership agreement which was highlighted during an official signing ceremony between senior US and Chinese government officials in 2012. Overview of the Bluegas catalytic coal methanation process. Click to enlarge.

2012 198

VW Joke, Kia EV6 Details – EV Week in Review: March 23-30

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The EV6 will be produced in South Korea and go on-sale in select global markets starting from the second half of 2021, with online reservations beginning from March 30 in some markets.

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InterAcademy Council Report Terms UN IPCC Process a Success Overall, Calls for Reform in Management Structure

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The IAC report is expected to be considered at the 32 nd Plenary Session of the IPCC in Busan, South Korea, Oct. It is co-chaired by Robbert Dijkgraaf, president of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, and Lu Yongxiang, president of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

2010 202

GM introducing new generation of modular 3- and 4-cylinder Ecotec engines; 11 variants from 1.0L to 1.5L

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naturally aspirated direct-injection engines that will be offered in the 2015 next-generation Chevrolet Cruze for the Chinese market. GM’s Seoul, South Korea engineering center has taken the lead on calibrating and validating the new Ecotec port-fuel-injection variants. Shenyang, China; Szentgotthárd, Hungary; Toluca, Mexico; and Changwon, South Korea. New Ecotec 1.0L I-3, 1.4L I-4, 1.5L I-4 engines. Click to enlarge.

2014 223

Berkeley Lab study forecasts China energy use will peak within 20 years; 356 million private cars by 2050

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A baseline (Continued Improvement Scenario or CIS) and an alternative energy efficiency scenario (Accelerated Improvement Scenario or AIS) have been developed to assess the impact of actions already taken by the Chinese government, planned or proposed actions, and actions that may not yet have been considered, in order to evaluate the potential for China to control energy demand growth and mitigate CO 2 emissions.

2011 238

2020 Top 10 Countries in the Global EV Revolution

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For example, with increasing evidence of genocidal Chinese government towards Uyghur residents, including forced labor camps, the lack of transparency regarding whether any Chinese EVs benefit from such labor prompts me to deduct 1 production point from China (out of ~25 it had earned).

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

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South Korea did that and Australia is going to be doing that. Posted by: GSP | Apr 14, 2009 9:07:50 AM Funny, BYD (chinese) already came out with their version of the volt this year. GM cant do it but a 15 year old chinese car company thats funny! Wired Home Subscribe Sections Cars 2.0

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