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. This collaboration on hydrogen storage systems is embedded in our strategy to offer market-ready H 2 solutions for light commercial vehicles and target over 30% share of this fast-growing market in Europe.

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QUANTRON presents Q-Light fuel-cell transporter; 3.5t-4.2t range

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QUANTRON is presenting the Q-Light fuel-cell-electric transporter at the NUFAM trade fair for the commercial vehicle industry in Europe. tonne range, the Q-Light FCEV is unique in Europe. All components of the Q-Light FCEV comply with European safety standards.

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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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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. Should that contract proceed to the next phase, the Texas facility would house both Heavy Rare Earths and Light Rare Earths processing facilities.

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Dana expands TM4 SUMO electric powertrain offerings into commercial-vehicle, light-duty platforms

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When integrated with one of Dana’s numerous electrified axle solutions, the TM4 SUMO LD can be configured for light-commercial, minibus, and medium-duty truck and bus, as well as heavy-duty Class 8 hybrid vehicles. The SUMO LD is matched with the industry-proven three-phase CO150 inverter, already used in thousands of vehicles worldwide. Dana Incorporated launched its newest direct-drive electric powertrain, the TM4 SUMO LD.

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Volkswagen establishes VWAT subsidiary to bring autonomous driving to market; light commercial vehicles first target

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The company will be managed by Alexander Hitzinger, Senior Vice President for autonomous driving in the Volkswagen Group and Member of the Volkswagen Brand Board of Management responsible for Technical Development at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV). In the development of the SDS VWAT will put a strong focus on systems engineering and industrialization. We plan to start commercializing autonomous driving at a large scale around the middle of the next decade.

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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.

Ford and AVL developing fuel cell electric commercial vehicle demonstrator based on Jumbo Transit

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The goal of the project is to accelerate UK-based FCEV expertise and know-how to support the automotive industry’s drive towards zero-emission propulsion. The tools and technical knowledge acquired during the project will be used for the next phases of fuel cell research and to inform partners about the commercial viability of potential products and services.

Volvo Trucks North America demonstrates pilot electric VNR models; Volvo LIGHTS

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The Volvo Low Impact Green Heavy Transport Solutions (LIGHTS) Innovation Showcase, held at Volvo Trucks’ TEC Equipment dealership’s Fontana location, revealed the progress that has been achieved since the announcement of the Volvo LIGHTS project in late 2018.

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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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Albertsons makes first US commercial 100% electric refrigerated grocery delivery with a Class 8 truck; Volvo Trucks and AEM

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to make the first commercial 100% zero-emission grocery delivery with a Class 8 truck in the US. Albertsons Companies, the second-largest grocery chain in the US, recently took delivery of two Volvo VNR Electric trucks at its distribution center in Irvine, California.

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.

PACCAR and Aurora partner to develop and commercialize autonomous Peterbilt and Kenworth trucks

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PACCAR and Aurora have signed a global, strategic agreement to develop, test and commercialize autonomous Peterbilt and Kenworth trucks. Aurora provides industry-leading self-driving technology, including hardware, software and operational services.

Volvo LIGHTS team helps facilitate authorization for public MDHD EV charging stations in California

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Volvo LIGHTS partners, led by CALSTART and joined by ChargePoint and other industry organizations, filed a motion in July that sought to clarify the CPUC’s position. The Volvo LIGHTS project was made possible by an award to South Coast AQMD of $44.8

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France deploying test fleet of 50 fuel-cell light commercial vehicles

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Under the project HyWay, France will deploy 50 fuel cell light commercial vehicles around 2 hydrogen distribution stations in Lyon and Grenoble. Seven industrial partners, alongside the Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), are conducting this demonstration project: Air Liquide; the Compagnie Nationale du Rhône (CNR); Gas Electricité de Grenoble (GEG); McPhy; PUS (Cofely Services); STEF; and Symbio FCELL.

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Japan Ministries propose light commercial vehicle fuel economy standards for 2022

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In a policy update, the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) reports that Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) and Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) have finalized new proposed fuel economy standards for light- and medium-duty commercial vehicles with gross vehicle weights less than 3.5 Global comparison of light truck/light commercial vehicle fuel economy standards (in mpg or km/L under CAFE test cycle).

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ABB to supply high-voltage chargers for Volvo LIGHTS project in SoCal; up to 920VDC

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ABB will supply high voltage-capable chargers for the Volvo LIGHTS project. ABB’s charging systems can charge any electric vehicle (EV) battery at up to 920 VDC, enabling faster charge times and greater commercial fleet utilization for this project.

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Four Major Trends in the eMobility Industry in 2021


Here are other 4 major trends we have seen this year across the EV industry. Governments increase their influence on the e-Mobility industry. Electrification of fleets (buses and light, semi and heavy commercial vehicles) continues to expand.

Ceres Power to demonstrate SOFC stack technology for EV range extender with Nissan; light commercial vehicle

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UK-based Ceres Power Holdings, a spin-out from Imperial College, is leading a consortium that includes Nissan Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd and M-Solv to develop a compact, on-board solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) stack as a range extender for an electric light commercial vehicle (van). In addition, this project broadens the applications for Ceres Power’s SteelCell into the automotive industry as well using alternative fuels such as biofuels.

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Loop Energy and Técnicas Reunidas partner to accelerate the commercialization of hydrogen-powered vehicles

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This agreement further expands Loop Energy’s Total Customer Care initiative, aimed at combining a portfolio of industry leading ecosystem of service providers and suppliers that customers can trust in their hydrogen technology adoption and integration. —George Rubin, Chief Commercial Officer of Loop Energy. Técnicas Reunidas (TR) is a company specialized in the design and management of the execution of industrial plant projects throughout the world.

TEAM Industries licenses NuVinci continuously variable transmission technology for light vehicle applications

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and TEAM Industries, Inc. TEAM) announced that their development partnership has continued to progress and the two have entered into an exclusive licensing arrangement for the use of NuVinci CVP (continuously variable planetary) technology in North America and Europe for electric and gasoline light vehicle applications. The agreement also provides for royalties with commercialization volume milestones beginning in 2015. Fallbrook Technologies Inc.

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Hyundai Mipo Dockyard receives green light from Lloyd’s Register for ammonia-fueled ships

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a unit of Korea Shipbuilding, has been given the green light for its ammonia-propelled ships from Lloyd’s Register. Hyundai Mipo Dockyard intends to commercialize the ammonia-propelled ships by 2025 in cooperation with global engine maker MAN Energy Solutions and Lloyd’s Register. Ammonia has been attracting attention in the shipbuilding industry as an eco-friendly fuel for ships that does not emit carbon dioxide when it is burned. Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co.,

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Forsee Power begins light EV battery production in India

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Forsee Power begins light EV battery production in India. The company’s new battery production is located in Pune’s Chakan Industrial Area, which is 35 km away from the Pune Airport.

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GM China and FAW Establish Light Commercial Vehicle Joint Venture

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have formed a light commercial vehicle joint venture: FAW-GM Light Duty Commercial Vehicle Co. It is focused on the production and sale of light-duty trucks and vans. The new joint venture includes Ha’erbin Light Vehicle Co., Light-duty commercial vehicles will play a strategic role in China’s urbanization and rural development. General Motors China and China FAW Group Corp.

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Global OEM selects Eaton’s power distribution technology for new electric commercial vehicle platform

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Power management company Eaton announced its eMobility business secured a contract to supply power distribution units (PDUs) and Bussmann series fuses to a global vehicle manufacturer for use in a new battery electric (BEV) light-duty commercial vehicle—a rapidly growing segment for BEVs.

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New UK study to explore feasibility for dynamic wireless charging for commercial transport

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This could be a game-changer as the automotive industry looks for ways to reduce its dependency on fossil fuels and indicates just how important this project is.

Hyundai Motor Group develops first performance control for commercial EVs using weight estimation

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Hyundai Motor Group has developed a system that estimates the gross vehicle weight of a light duty commercial electric vehicle and optimizes performance accordingly. The development of the system is a first for the industry, utilizing acceleration sensors to optimize the vehicle’s settings based on current gross weight estimate. This technology is being considered by Hyundai Motor Group for use on future light duty electric commercial vehicles.

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Global geothermal industry passes 12,000 MW operational

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The global geothermal industry surpassed 12,000 MW of geothermal power operational, with about 600 MW of new geothermal power coming online globally, according to a year-end update by the Geothermal Energy Association (GEA). The international geothermal power industry is poised to place between 500 and 1,000 MW on line per year for the rest of the decade, said GEA.

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100K+ Pre-Orders for Lordstown’s Pickup a Shocker

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Lordstown Motors announced on Monday that they had exceeded 100,000 pre-orders for their Endurance light-duty, all-electric pickup, slated to begin production in September.

Princeton team uses light to boost production of isobutanol 5x from engineered yeast; optogenetics

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Researchers at Princeton University have used light to control genetically modified Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast—i.e., optogenetic control—and to increase its output of commercially valuable chemicals. In a paper in the journal Nature , the researchers reported that they used light to increase yeast’s production of the chemical isobutanol as much as 5 times higher than previously reported levels in peer-reviewed studies. Light-controlled isobutanol production.

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NR Canada seeking commercialization partner for methane oxidation catalyst

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Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) is seeking expressions of interest from firms which wish to enter into a commercial licensing arrangement to bring to market its methane oxidation catalyst. This technology has applications to the automotive industry and other sectors covered by regulations that control methane emissions. Companies interested in commercializing the NRCan technology must submit a letter of interest to NRCan on or before 24 January 2020.

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Cambridge team demonstrates light-driven photoreforming of unprocessed biomass to H2 at room temperature

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A team of scientists at the University of Cambridge has reported the light-driven photoreforming of cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin to H 2 using semiconducting cadmium sulfide quantum dots in alkaline aqueous solution. Solar light offers an essentially inexhaustible source of globally available energy, and therefore the photoreforming of biomass-derived compounds is a fast-growing field of research. This was then placed in front of a light in the lab which mimicked solar light.

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ALTe Powertrain Technologies to form $200M JV in China; 4 factories plus $70M services contract for range-extended plug-in light commercial powertrain

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US-based ALTe Powertrain Technologies, the developer of a range-extended plug-in electric hybrid powertrain for light commercial vehicles ( earlier post ), has entered into a Joint Venture agreement in China with MESA Century New Energy Technology, Inc. Under the agreement, ALTe will own one third of the Joint Venture known as MESA Industrial Technology Corporation.

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Roskill: Green magnesium moving to commercial reality; China’s dominance under threat?

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While China remains, for now, the world’s leading magnesium producer, alternative green technology-driven projects elsewhere are attracting attention as the industry in general looks to reduce its carbon footprint, and even China starts to close inefficient capacities, according to Roskill Information Services. Magnesium is a light metal with a density of 1783 kg/m 3 —two-thirds that of aluminum and one-sixth that of steel.

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Quantum introduces new 400 Series high capacity ultra-light-weight natural gas storage system for commercial truck fleets

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has introduced a new composite compressed natural gas (CNG) tank targeting the expanding commercial natural gas fleets including refuse truck applications. Quantum says its composite tanks are the lightest in the industry, requiring less structure for mounting support, thereby increasing available payload. Quantum offers proven, class-leading products and technologies for natural gas truck fleets including class 7-8 commercial trucks and refuse trucks.

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SpaceX’s next commercial Falcon Heavy launch to carry Astranis rideshare satellite


Geostationary satellite communications startup Astranis has decided to move its first operational satellite launch from a SpaceX Falcon 9 to a Falcon Heavy, effectively securing the massive rocket its first commercial rideshare payload.

Novatek and Total green-light $27-billion Arctic Yamal LNG project

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The Yamal LNG project is one of the largest industrial undertakings in the Arctic, says partner Total. Start of commissioning works at the first liquefaction train is scheduled for 2016 with the planned commercial launch of the first LNG train in 2017.

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Volvo Trucks to demonstrate Volvo VNR electric trucks in California in 2019; commercialize in NA in 2020

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Cleaner, quieter, fully-electric commercial transport also creates opportunities for expanded morning and late-night operations, helping cut traffic congestion during peak hours. The VNR series has received tremendous industry acceptance since its April 2017 introduction and the addition of an all-electric powertrain provides even greater opportunities to expand its footprint in the regional-haul market. million to SCAQMD for the Volvo LIGHTS project.

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Volkswagen Group of America joins LIFT for automotive light-weighting research; first automotive OEM member

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Light-weighting is critical for the future of our vehicles, not only to improve on fuel economy, but also to help improve vehicle performance. The innovative research being done and the network of industry and academic experts available at LIFT were keys drivers in our decision to join. This enables the development of cost effective lightweight components for the defense, aerospace, automotive, sea and over-the-road truck industries. Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

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Brightmark Energy closes $260M in financing for first US commercial-scale waste-plastics-to-fuel plant; ULSD and naphtha

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Brightmark Energy , a San Francisco-based waste and energy development company, closed a $260-million financing package for the construction of the US’ first commercial-scale plastics-to-fuel plant, which will be located in Ashley, Indiana. The finished product generated by the RES Polyflow process is a light, sweet liquid known as pygas. The Ashley plant will also produce commercial grade waxes for sale to the industrial wax market, which will be purchased by AM WAX.

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Renault-Nissan and Daimler Announce Strategic Cooperation; Equity Exchanges, Common Small Vehicle Platform, Powertrains and Light Commercial Vehicles

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The new partners have agreed upon, and will implement with immediate effect, specific projects in the areas of a new common architecture for small vehicles; engines; and light commercial vehicles. The Renault-Nissan Alliance knows how to work successfully in collaborative partnerships, and this experience is extremely valuable in today’s and even more tomorrow’s global auto industry. Collaboration on light commercial vehicles. The result of the equity exchanges.

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CPT launching water-cooled electric supercharger for commercial diesel engines

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At the 17 th Supercharging conference this week in Dresden, Controlled Power Technologies (CPT) will launch what it says is the first water-cooled electric supercharger developed for “quasi-continuous” boosting of commercial diesel engines, including those developed for off highway applications. Below this GVW the technology has already been acquired by Valeo as a supercharger for cars and light commercial vehicle applications. Cobra electric supercharger. Click to enlarge.

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EC proposes 30% CO2 reduction from 2021 to 2030 for light-duty vehicles

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The proposal also includes the already established EU fleet wide targets for 2020/2021 of 95 g CO 2 /km for passenger cars and 147 g CO 2 /km for light commercial vehicles, both of which are based on the NEDC (New European Driving Cycle) test procedure. Starting from 2021, the emission targets will be based on the new emissions test procedure, the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP), which was introduced on 1 September 2017.

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