Snam invests €33M in electrolyzer manufacturer ITM Power

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Snam signed a partnership agreement with ITM Power Plc, the UK-based producer of electrolyzers.

2020 85

Nikola & GM form strategic partnership; GM to engineer & manufacture Nikola Badger BEV & FCEV; 11% ownership

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As part of the agreement, Nikola will utilize General Motors’ Ultium battery system and Hydrotec fuel cell technology, representing a key commercialization milestone for General Motors. General Motors is one of the top engineering and manufacturing companies in the world.

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Hyundai to launch XCIENT Fuel Cell truck, reveal fuel cell commercial vehicle roadmap next week

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At the event, leaders of Hyundai’s Commercial Vehicle Business Division and Fuel Cell Center will introduce the eco-friendly fuel cell truck and their roadmap for clean commercial mobility. Fuel Cells Heavy-duty Hydrogen Vehicle Manufacturers

2020 85

AKASOL expands agreement to supply Swedish commercial vehicle manufacturer with batteries for electric buses

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AKASOL AG, a leading German producer of high-performance lithium-ion battery systems, is expanding its long-term framework agreement to supply a Swedish commercial vehicle manufacturer with high-performance battery systems for electric buses and trucks. AKASOL systems are manufactured according to the requirements of the industry standards of leading OEM customers.

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Airbus and LM Industries create mobility startup Neorizon; digital manufacturing

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Current transport infrastructure and existing mass manufacturing are too inflexible and capital intense to service evolving technology trends and changing consumer demands. Neorizon brings together the flexibility of professional digital manufacturing and the expertise of one of the world’s leading aerospace and defense companies. 3D printing Manufacturing Mobility Mobility services

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FCA, Waymo expand autonomous driving technology partnership; exclusive agreement for light commercial vehicles

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Waymo will now work exclusively with FCA as its preferred partner for the development and testing of class 1-3 light commercial vehicles for goods movement for commercial delivery customers, including Waymo Via. Autonomous driving Market Background Vehicle Manufacturers

2020 97

Linde and Shell team up to commercialize lower-carbon technology for ethylene: E-ODH

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Ethylene is the raw material used in the manufacture of polymers such as polyethylene (PE), polyethylene terephthalate (PET), polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and polystyrene (PS) as well as fibers and other organic chemicals.

2020 90

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. In accordance with the Technology Roadmap for Energy-Saving and New Energy Vehicles announced by China in 2016, the FCEV market, primarily for commercial vehicles, is growing at a pace not seen anywhere else in the world. China Fuel Cells Heavy-duty Hydrogen Vehicle Manufacturers

2020 103

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. Batteries Brazil Li-Sulfur Manufacturing

2020 69

Mercedes-Benz announces strategic partnership and equity stake in Chinese battery cell manufacturer Farasis

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Mercedes-Benz has entered a far-reaching strategic partnership with the Chinese battery cell manufacturer Farasis Energy (Ganzhou) Co., The stake will give Daimler the option to nominate a representative for a seat on the supervisory board of the battery cell manufacturer. Current contracts with Farasis have been supplemented and include, in addition to technical and commercial contractual components, expanded legal and sustainability requirements.

2020 71

DOE selects national laboratories to establish industry partnerships for battery manufacturing innovation

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) selected 13 projects through a Battery Manufacturing Lab Call with combined funding of almost $15 million over three years. Commercially Viable Process for Surface Conditioning of High-Nickel Low-Cobalt Cathodes. High-throughput Laser Processing and Acoustic Diagnostics for Enhanced Battery Performance and Manufacturing. Batteries Manufacturing Market Background

2020 71

Lightning Systems more than tripling size of manufacturing and R&D facility in Colorado

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With more than $32 million in pending orders from commercial and government fleets, commercial electric vehicle supplier Lightning Systems is more than tripling the size of its manufacturing, research and development facility in Loveland, Colorado. Lightning moved its headquarters, manufacturing, and R&D into the former Hewlett-Packard/Agilent campus in southwest Loveland three years ago. Conversions Electric (Battery) Manufacturing

2020 73

DOE Advanced Manufacturing Office to award $8.5M to 7 small business R&D projects

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Of these projects, the Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) will fund seven selections totaling $8.5 million for technology innovations that improve energy efficiency, material productivity, and competitiveness for US manufacturers. manufacturing industry. will work to commercialize a low-cost, low-defect gallium nitride substrate processing technology that will support a robust domestic supply chain for high-performance energy, defense, and industrial power electronics.

2020 69

Britishvolt and the Welsh Government sign MoU to develop 30 GWh battery manufacturing plant at Bro Tathan

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Britishvolt has signed an MOU with the Welsh Government as both parties work together on plans to develop a commercially viable 30 GWh battery manufacturing plant, and supplementary 200MW solar plant, at the former RAF base at Bro Tathan , Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales.

2020 85

Groupe Renault changes China strategy: light commercial vehicles and electric passenger cars

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Groupe Renault is setting a new strategy for China, based on Electric Vehicles (EV) and Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV). Groupe Renault is leading the LCV market in Europe in terms of sales volumes for light commercial vehicles, as well as sales of electric light commercial vehicles. China Electric (Battery) Vehicle ManufacturersWith 860,000 electric vehicles sold in China in 2019, China is by far the largest EV market in the world.

2020 97

Mahindra and REE Automotive to establish a strategic collaboration for the development of electric commercial vehicles

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Mahindra & Mahindra and REE Automotive signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to explore development and manufacturing of electric commercial vehicles for global markets. such as commercial vehicles, mid-duty delivery trucks, last mile delivery, passenger cars, taxis and shuttles.

2020 103

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

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With sufficient time it will thus be possible to prepare for the production of a large number of vehicles through the development and testing of industrialization-ready high speed processes for stack manufacture and be able to meet future market demands in appropriate phases”, explains Martin. Specifically, this means having a stack product and a manufacturing process that can be converted to industrial scale over a manageable time period of 18 to 24 months following project completion.

2020 91

New $3M round of funding for DOE High Performance Computing for Manufacturing

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $3 million in funding to spur the use of US National Laboratory supercomputing resources to strengthen domestic manufacturing. Under DOE’s High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation (HPC4EI) solicitation, competitively-selected project teams will work with the labs to apply advanced modeling, simulation, and data analysis to achieve energy, material, and cost savings in manufacturing.

2020 69

Airbus installs first 3D-printed titanium part on series-production commercial aircraft; part manufactured by Arconic

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Airbus and Arconic, a global technology, engineering and advanced manufacturing company, have achieved a 3D printing first—the installation of a 3D printed titanium bracket on a series production Airbus commercial aircraft, the A350 XWB. Arconic is 3D printing these parts for Airbus’s newest widebody aircraft at Arconic’s additive manufacturing facility in Austin, Texas.

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DOE awards $187M to support innovative advanced manufacturing R&D, including $65.9M for batteries

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced approximately $187 million in funding, including $48 million of cost-share, for 55 projects in 25 states to support innovative advanced manufacturing research and development. These projects address high-impact manufacturing technology, materials, and process challenges. These projects are related to process heating which accounts for 70% of all manufacturing process energy use. Batteries Manufacturing

2020 71

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

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Commercial fast-charging stations subject electric car batteries to high temperatures and high resistance that can cause them to crack, leak, and lose their storage capacity, according to researchers at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) in a new open-access study published in the journal Energy Storage. Herein, industry based along with our proposed internal resistance (IR) based fast charging techniques were performed on commercial Panasonic NCR 18650B cylindrical batteries.

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Proterra unveils new customizable battery pack to power wide range of heavy-duty commercial vehicles

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Proterra unveiled its newest series of battery packs, the H Series, which offers a customizable energy storage system to power a wide range of heavy-duty commercial vehicles.

2020 85

HyperSolar working with Suzhou GH New Energy to accelerate manufacturing of renewable solar hydrogen panels

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a division of GCL Poly, in China to make the final modifications to the solar cells required to manufacture the Gen 1 hydrogen production panels to be used in demonstration pilot plants. In September 2019, HyperSolar announced that development of its Gen 1 hydrogen generation system had progressed to the point at which it could move from the lab to manufacturing engineering before full commercial production of the hydrogen panels. HyperSolar, Inc.,

2020 93

Ford, VW sign agreements for joint projects on commercial vehicles, electrification, autonomous driving

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Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen AG signed agreements that expand their global alliance ( earlier post ) to meet rapidly evolving needs of their respective customers in Europe and other regions by leveraging complementary strengths in midsize pickup trucks and commercial and electric vehicles. The alliance will: Produce a medium pickup truck engineered and built by Ford, for sale by Volkswagen as the Amarok starting in 2022 within the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles lineup.

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European bus manufacturers underline commitment to commercializing fuel cell electric buses

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The Letter underlines the commitment of bus manufacturers towards the commercialisation and market introduction of fuel cell electric buses in urban public transport. A commercialization initiative for fuel cell buses, launched by the FCH JU and supported by the signing manufacturers and bus operators from major European cities such as Hamburg and London, aims at deploying a total volume of 500 – 1,000 fuel cell buses in Europe by 2020.

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IHS Markit: global commercial vehicle production to drop 22% in 2020 in wake of COVID-19

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IHS Markit is forecasting that global commercial vehicle production (GVW 4-8) volumes in 2020 compared to 2019 will be down 22% (more than 650,000 units) to 2.6 Individual regional forecasts are set to a downtrend, and supply chain impacts are being felt, as the consequences of the virus have shuttered manufacturing and supplier facilities around the world. Most commercial vehicle factories in mainland China have returned to production.

2020 71

Codexis announces first manufacturing of cellulase enzyme at commercial scale

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announced the first scale up manufacturing of the company’s proprietary cellulase enzymes at commercial scale. Scale up manufacturing of a prototype cellulase enzyme product is underway at Fermic S.A. Enzyme production has been successfully completed at 20,000 liter scale and represents the first manufacture of an enzyme product using the Codexis CodeXporter enzyme expression system. Codexis, Inc.

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Hyundai and Kia make €100M strategic investment in Arrival to co-develop electric commercial vehicles

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The partnership with Arrival will help Hyundai and Kia meet the rapidly growing demand in Europe for eco-friendly commercial vehicles, and accelerate the brands’ transformation from car makers to clean-mobility providers. Currently, Arrival is carrying out pilot projects with multiple logistics companies in Europe using cargo vans manufactured with the technology. With the rapid global growth in online shopping, the volume of light commercial vehicles in urban areas has increased.

2020 73

AXYARD, Lab1886 and Daimler Trucks automate the operation of commercial vehicles

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The automated snow removal by two self-driving Mercedes-Benz Arocs in Immendingen shows a successful application for automated commercial vehicles in closed areas. The automated control of the clearing devices as well as the clearing strategies were developed in cooperation with the device manufacturer Aebi-Schmidt.

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ORNL, Cincinnati Inc. partner to develop commercial large-scale polymer additive manufacturing system

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The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory is partnering with Cincinnati Incorporated , a manufacturer of high quality machine tools located in Harrison, Ohio, to develop a large-scale polymer additive manufacturing (3-D printing) system. The partnership aims to accelerate the commercialization of a new additive manufacturing machine that can print large polymer parts faster and more cheaply than current technologies.

2014 73

UCSD team offers roadmap of four challenges for solid-state battery commercialization

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In an open-access review paper published in Nature Nanotechnology , researchers at the University of California San Diego offer a research roadmap that includes four challenges that need to be addressed in order to advance all-solid-state batteries to commercialization. Summary of major scientific challenges for commercialization of solid-state batteries. Scalable and cost-effective manufacturability. Scalable and cost-effective manufacturability.

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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.

2019 85

DOE to award nearly $5.2M for High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation; manufacturing, materials and mobility

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The HPC4Mtls Program is sponsored by EERE’s Fuel Cell Technologies Office and Vehicle Technologies Office to enhance the US materials development, fabrication, and manufacturing industry to investigate, improve, and scale methods that will accelerate the development of materials that perform well in severe and complex energy application environments. High Performance Computing Manufacturing MaterialsThe US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced nearly $5.2

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AKASOL entering N. American market with new battery production facility for commercial vehicles

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Germany-based AKASOL, a manufacturer of high-performance lithium-ion battery systems for commercial vehicles, plans to open a production facility in the metro Detroit area of Michigan. Opening dedicated operations in North America comes in response to specific demand for the firm’s high energy battery modules from major international manufacturers and will allow AKASOL to pursue ambitious growth plans for the region. Batteries Manufacturing

2019 71

Johnson Matthey achieves two major milestones in commercialization of eLNO

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Johnson Matthey (JM) has accomplished two major strategic developments in the commercialization of eLNO, its portfolio of market-leading ultra-high energy battery cathode materials ( earlier post ): Site in Poland secured for construction of commercial plant, with room for significant expansion. for the supply of lithium hydroxide over ten years to match expanding demands of commercial production.

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Daimler and Volvo Trucks will jointly make hydrogen fuel cells for commercial vehicles

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Daimler and Volvo Trucks plan to form a joint venture to manufacture hydrogen fuel cells for commercial trucks. The common goal is for both companies to offer heavy-duty vehicles with fuel cells for demanding long-haul applications in series production in the second half of the decade," the two companies said in a joint press release. Worth 1.2.

2020 68

Volvo Group to acquires 45% of Dongfeng Commercial Vehicles for $900M; Volvo to become world’s largest manufacturer of heavy-duty trucks

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AB Volvo has signed an agreement with the Chinese vehicle manufacturer Dongfeng Motor Group Company Limited (DFG) to acquire 45% of a new subsidiary of DFG, Dongfeng Commercial Vehicles (DFCV), which will include the major part of DFG’s medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles business. Completion of the transaction will make the Volvo Group the world’s largest manufacturer of heavy-duty trucks with a combined annual volume (2011) of 326,000 HD trucks and 98,000 MD trucks.

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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). We plan to start commercializing autonomous driving at a large scale around the middle of the next decade. The first application cases are planned in the commercial sector.

2019 69

President Obama announces two new public-private manufacturing innovation institutes; new manufacturing innovation institute competition

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President Obama announced two new manufacturing innovation institutes led by the Department of Defense supported by a $140-million Federal commitment combined with more than $140 million in non-federal resources: (1) a Detroit-area-headquartered consortium of businesses and universities, with a focus on lightweight and modern metals manufacturing; and (2) a Chicago-headquartered consortium of businesses and universities that will concentrate on digital manufacturing and design technologies.

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Volta Trucks reveals purpose-built full-electric large commercial vehicle for inner city freight distribution: Volta Zero

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Volta Trucks, a start-up electric vehicle manufacturer, has revealed the new Volta Zero—its first vehicle and the world’s first purpose-built full-electric 16-tonne commercial vehicle designed specifically for inner-city parcel and freight distribution.

2020 85

HD REV powertrain company Wrightspeed gearing up for commercialization push

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a developer and manufacturer of advanced range-extended electric vehicle (REV) powertrains for heavy-duty applications ( earlier post ), is gearing up for a commercialization push with the appointent of four advanced engineering and commercialization executives. Recently relocated to an 110,000 ft 2 manufacturing space in the emerging Alameda Point technology center, Wrightspeed is expanding to meet growing demand for its award-winning The Route REV powertrain systems.

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DOE announces $70M for Innovation Institute on Smart Manufacturing; advanced sensors, controls, platforms, and modeling for manufacturing

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The US Department of Energy announced up to $70 million in funding ( DE-FOA-0001263 ) for the next Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute, which will be focused on smart manufacturing. With this investment, the DOE aims to support research and development advancements that can reduce the cost of deployment for technologies such as advanced sensors, controls, platforms, and modeling for manufacturing by as much as 50%. Internet of Things Manufacturing Sensors

2015 83

Faraday Future partners with US Hybrid to provide electric powertrain units for commercial applications

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FF is committed to the development of EV solutions along with US Hybrid to support California’s drive towards zero emissions for commercial vehicles. The collaboration between these two companies will work to expand the use of FF’s technology—first developed for passenger vehicles—into the commercial vehicle space with new and exciting solutions.

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