Chart Industries invests $25M for 5% stake in Transform Materials; strategic commercial hydrogen MOU

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Chart Industries Inc., a leading global manufacturer of liquefaction and cryogenic equipment serving multiple applications in the clean energy and industrial gas end markets, including hydrogen, has invested $25 million in Transform Materials for 5% of its equity.

NFI Industries orders 60 Volvo VNR Electric trucks

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NFI started piloting two Volvo VNR Electric trucks in its commercial operations, demonstrating the ability for battery-electric trucks to reliably transport goods under a variety of operating conditions.

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EV Charging in Commercial and Industrial Buildings

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This growth is creating new business opportunities for commercial and industrial building owners who can meet EV driver needs for charging during the day while they are at work or visiting shopping malls, restaurants, and other commercial and industrial (C&I) destinations.

1st development phase of Autostack Industrie project for commercialization of fuel cell stacks complete

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In 2017, Germany launched a consortium of leading industrial companies to investigate high-volume production of automotive fuel cell stacks. While benefits can be derived from the results of previous projects AutoStack (2009-2012, EU project, feasibility study) and AutoStack Core (2012-2017, EU project, technological proof of concept), industrialization is the focus of the German project Autostack Industrie.

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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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Mitsubishi Heavy looking to commercialize nuclear microreactors by end of next decade; 500kW output

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The Nikkei reports that Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI)is moving ahead with its plans to develop and commercialize nuclear microreactors—reactors small enough to be delivered on trucks—by the end of the next decade.

Oberon announces commercial availability of new rDME/propane blend

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Oberon Fuels announced commercial availability of a blend of propane and Oberon’s renewable DME (dimethyl ether). The milestone builds on Oberon’s 2021 start of commercial production at its Maverick plant in Brawley, California.

Amprius Technologies ships first commercially available 450 Wh/kg, 1150 Wh/L batteries

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the developer of silicon anode Li-ion battery cells with its Si-Nanowire platform ( earlier post ), has shipped the first commercially available 450 Wh/kg, 1100 Wh/L lithium-ion battery cells to an industry leader of a new generation of High-Altitude Pseudo Satellites (HAPS).

IAEA to develop roadmap for commercial deployment of nuclear hydrogen

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Currently, hydrogen is used in industrial processes ranging from producing synthetic fuels and petrochemicals to manufacturing semiconductors and powering fuel cell electric vehicles. In India, the government this year announced a commercial hydrogen roadmap with a focus on renewable- and biomass-derived hydrogen. —Andrei Goicea, Policy Director of FORATOM, the trade association representing the European nuclear industry.

NEO Battery Materials doubles target annual production to 240 tons for silicon anode commercial plant

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The commercial-scale expansion can be attributed to a more lean and optimized manufacturing method with cost efficiencies to be realized through converting into a continuous process compared to a batch process.

IVECO and Eni to explore cooperation on sustainable mobility of commercial vehicles

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and Eni signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) to explore potential cooperation on sustainable mobility initiatives in the commercial vehicle sector in Europe and accelerate the decarbonization of transport. Eni and IVECO—Europe’s leading manufacturer of natural gas-powered commercial vehicles—also intend to speed up the market availability of biomethane, a renewable fuel made from agro-industrial waste, which can be both compressed (CNG) and liquified (LNG).

Blackstone may begin commercializing 3D-printed Na-ion batteries as early as 2025; testing in electric bus

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Blackstone Technology GmbH may begin commercialization of 3D-printed solid-state sodium-ion batteries as early as 2025.

Geely begins mass production of commercial satellites; support for future vehicles

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Eighteen months after start of construction of its intelligent satellite production and testing center in Taizhou, China, Geely Technology Group has begun mass production of commercial satellites.

GM expanding into new commercial applications for its HYDROTEC fuel cell systems

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GM announced new commercial applications of its HYDROTEC fuel cell technology. They could also back up or temporarily replace grid-sourced electricity for residential and small commercial enterprises at times of power disruption.

PACCAR, Aurora and FedEx launch autonomous linehaul truck commercial pilot

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PACCAR has teamed up with Aurora, a leading autonomous driving technology company, and FedEx to launch a commercial pilot of autonomous trucks in linehaul trucking operations.

Nuvera and DD DANNAR partner to develop mobile fuel cell power for diverse industries

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Nuvera is a developer of fuel cells for commercial power, especially for motive applications. With existing and forthcoming emissions mandates, DANNAR and Nuvera would be able to meet the needs of organizations and industries seeking clean energy options for mobility.

DiviGas closes $3.6M seed round to support commercialization of next-gen membrane for H2 separation

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Start-up DiviGas has announced a $3.6-million seed round to support the commercialization of a new next-generation polymeric hydrogen separation membrane. This financing round will enable the production of Divi-H at an industrial scale, under the first two mass manufacturing lines.

Snow Lake Lithium seeking to develop first all-electric hard-rock lithium mine to supply N. American EV industry

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Canada-based Snow Lake Lithium has outlined plans to develop the first all-electric hard-rock lithium mine in Manitoba, Canada, thereby developing a domestic supply of this critical resource to the North America electric vehicle industry.

DoD to prototype commercial hybrid conversion kits for tactical vehicles; XL Fleet and Volta Power

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For years, commercial long-haul, utility, and emergency trucking fleets have been converting their existing trucks into hybrid and full electric vehicles to save money and reduce emissions.

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Hyundai outlines broad hydrogen strategy; focus on commercial vehicles; cost parity with BEVs by 2030

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In an online event from Seoul, Hyundai Motor Group presented plans to popularize hydrogen by 2040 through the introduction of new technologies and mobility solutions in transportation and other industrial sectors. The term bogie originates from the rail industry.

Alcoa outlines technology roadmap to decarbonize aluminum industry

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outlined a technology roadmap to support its vision to reinvent the aluminum industry for a sustainable future. The process could create an entirely new value chain to economically produce aluminum of a quality that far exceeds the purity of the commercial-grade aluminum produced in a smelter. It also allows some specialty aerospace and defense applications to use scrap, which would be a first for those industries. Alcoa Corp.

Why Multi-Functional Robots Will Take Over Commercial Robotics

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To set the stage for increased growth, the commercial AMR market must evolve and challenge the status quo. This is a massive opportunity for growth for the AMR industry. Lowering the cost of AMRs is certainly a key to enabling larger and faster growth in the industry.

Proterra battery technology to power Lightning eMotors Electric Transit commercial van

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Proterra , a leading innovator in commercial vehicle electrification technology, and Lightning eMotors announced a new collaboration to power the Generation 4 Lightning Electric Transit commercial van using Proterra’s battery technology.

ROUSH CleanTech, Penske, and Proterra collaborate on next-generation F-650 electric commercial trucks

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ROUSH CleanTech, Penske Truck Leasing, and Proterra Inc announced a new collaboration under which Proterra will supply its battery technology to ROUSH CleanTech for the development of its next-generation Ford F-650 all-electric commercial truck.

Viridos executes agreement with ExxonMobil to help scale algae biofuels toward commercial levels

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earlier known as Synthetic Genomics, has signed a joint development agreement with ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company (EMRE) with the intent to bring Viridos’ low-carbon intensity algae biofuels toward commercial levels. We’re excited to announce that ExxonMobil is continuing this collaboration with us to bring sustainable algae biofuels technology closer to commercial deployment. Viridos Inc.,

Opinion: Updating the Grid for Commercial Fleets Needs To Start Now

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While electrifying the commercial fleet business would significantly reduce CO2 emissions, the reality is that our nation’s grid is not yet ready to handle this surge of new EVs and associated charging requirements. Targeting CO 2 Emissions with Commercial EVs.

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Infinitum Electric raises $80M in Series D to scale production of PCB motors, support commercialization of new motor for EV market

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Other current shareholders include industry leaders Rockwell Automation and Caterpillar Venture Capital. Infinitum Electric , creator of the air-core motor ( earlier post ), announced $80 million in Series D funding to scale motor production to meet increasing demand.

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

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Tesla and will address a wide range of applications from audio speakers, magnetic sensors and consumer appliances to industrial motors and automotive accessory motors. Niron Magnetics , a company developing high-performance rare-earth-free iron-nitride (FeN) permanent magnets, has raised $21.3

Endera launches new electric powertrain for Class 3 and 4 commercial vehicles

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Endera , a technology company specializing in all-electric commercial vehicles, charging infrastructure, and software solutions, launched its new all-electric powertrain for Class 3 and 4 zero-emission commercial vehicles.

LanzaTech, Northwestern, ORNL engineer microbe to convert industrial waste gases to acetone or isopropanol

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A team of scientists from LanzaTech, Northwestern University and the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have engineered a microbe to convert molecules of industrial waste gases, such as carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide, into acetone and isopropanol (IPA).

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UCR researchers find commercial fast-charging damages EV batteries, propose new internal-resistance-based technique

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Herein, industry based along with our proposed internal resistance (IR) based fast charging techniques were performed on commercial Panasonic NCR 18650B cylindrical batteries. An electric car battery before and after industry standard fast charging.

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Rio Tinto Alma smelter site for first commercial demo of ELYSIS GHG-free aluminum smelting technology

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ELYSIS has selected the Alma smelter, operated by Rio Tinto in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, Québec, for the first installation and demonstration of its inert anode technology at a commercial size of 450 kiloamperes (kA)—a common capacity for modern, full-scale smelters.

South 8 Technologies raises $12M in Series A to commercialize liquefied gas electrolytes for high-performance Lithium-ion batteries

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South 8 will leverage the funding to accelerate the commercialization of its patented Liquefied Gas Electrolyte (LiGas) technology for high-performance batteries for electric vehicle, grid storage, aerospace, and defense applications. ? These new capabilities provide access to an increased number of applications across relevant industries previously hindered by Li-ion performance and safety.

Oberon Fuels starts commercial production of renewable dimethyl ether (rDME)

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Oberon Fuels, producer of clean-burning dimethyl ether (DME) transportation fuel, has begun production of the first renewable DME (rDME) in the United States, and the only current commercial production of this in the world.

MAN Energy launches industry consortium to develop medium-speed, ammonia-fueled engine

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Initiated by MAN with partners from industry and research institutes, it aims to define the steps necessary to produce a dual-fuel, medium-speed engine capable of running on diesel-fuel and ammonia. MAN Energy Solutions has begun the ‘AmmoniaMot’ project.

ABS grants Alfa Laval the marine industry’s first approval in principle (AIP) for firing boilers with methanol

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Methanol, which is liquid at ambient temperatures and carbon-neutral if produced from green sources, is a likely next fuel step in decarbonizing the marine industry. Results from field testing will be crucial in fine-tuning the methanol boiler solution and arriving at a commercial design.

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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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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Lightning eMotors and Ricardo partner to provide commercial EVs to UK customers

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Ricardo and Lightning eMotors, a leading US-based provider of medium-duty commercial electric vehicles for fleets, entered into a strategic partnership agreement to deploy commercial electric vehicles in the UK, a market with more than 700,000 commercial vehicles in operation today.

Geologists discover new path to rare earth mineral formation; implications for green energy and tech industries

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Researchers from Trinity College Dublin have shed new light on the formation mechanisms of a rare earth-bearing mineral that is in increasingly high demand across the globe for its use in the green energy and tech industries.

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First cargo vessel operating on hydrogen to debut in Paris; commercial river operations this year

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The European innovation project Flagships will deploy the world’s first commercial cargo transport vessel operating on hydrogen, plying the river Seine in Paris. Commercial operations are set to commence in 2021.

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.

ExOne and Ford announce automotive industry’s first binder jet 3D printing & high-density sintering of aluminum

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Delivering a commercially viable achievement in this area has evaded researchers for more than a decade. This is a breakthrough in making 3D printed and sintered parts for the auto industry.