Japanese consortium reports successful demonstration of hydrogen supply chain system using MCH; semi-commercialization to begin

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Ltd and NYK Line, the other members of the Advanced Hydrogen Energy chain Association for technology Development ( AHEAD ), reported the successful completion of the world’s first global hydrogen supply chain system. Chiyoda Corporation, together with Mitsubishi Corporation, Mitsui & Co.

BHP to supply nickel to Tesla; focus on supply chain sustainability

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BHP will supply Tesla Inc. and to collaborate with them on ways to make the battery supply chain more sustainable through our shared focus on technology and innovation. —BHP Chief Commercial Officer, Vandita Pant. It adds to two more nickel supply deals that Tesla has likely secured to lock up its expected demand from 2022 onwards with Prony Resources and Vale.

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Electric Last Mile Solutions announces long-term supply agreement with Wuling Motors

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Electric Last Mile Solutions (ELMS), a designer of intelligent, e-mobility workstations for the last mile, signed a binding, long-term supply agreement with Liuzhou Wuling Automobile Industry Co.,

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BMW to supply Motiv with i3 Li-ion batteries for integration into EPIC for commercial EVs

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California-based Motiv Power Systems, a provider of medium-duty all-electric fleet chassis for trucks and buses ( earlier post ), announced a supply agreement with BMW to integrate the latest (third) evolution of BMW’s passenger car lithium-ion battery packs into Motiv’s EPIC (Electric Powered Intelligent Chassis).

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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.

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. By the end of 2023, the Darmstadt-based company will supply second-generation lithium-ion battery systems from the Langen facility as well as from the planned new facility in the US.

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Lightning eMotors reports $4.6M of revenue in Q1 2021 from sales of 31 commercial electric vehicles

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a provider of commercial electric vehicles for fleets, reported Q1 2021 revenue of $4.6M and sales of 31 zero-emission commercial vehicles, across five specialty vehicle applications for its wholly-owned subsidiary Lightning Systems. Lightning eMotors, Inc.,

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Li-Cycle delivers first commercial shipment of recycled battery material

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a North-America-based lithium-ion battery resource recovery company, recently completed its first shipment of commercially recycled battery material, containing energy metals concentrate. Li-Cycle Corp. ,

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VW Commercial Vehicles unveils e-BULLI; electric T1

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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) unveiled the e-BULLI. A 45 kWh lithium-ion battery is responsible for supplying the electric motor with power. In addition, the on-board electronics are supplied with 12 volts via a DC/DC converter.

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Pierburg to supply small series hydrogen blower to BMW

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This applies, on the one hand, to larger passenger cars and SUVs, and increasingly to commercial vehicles, buses and stationary applications.

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Gevo signs definitive supply agreement with HCS Holding for commercial supply of renewable isooctane

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has entered into a definitive supply agreement with HCS Holding GmbH (HCS) to supply renewable isooctane ( earlier post ) under a five-year offtake agreement. The Supply Agreement has two phases: In the first phase, HCS will purchase isooctane produced at Gevo’s demonstration hydrocarbon plant located in Silsbee, Texas. This first phase commences in May 2017 and would continue until completion of Gevo’s first large-scale commercial hydrocarbon plant. Gevo, Inc.

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Eaton to supply DC-DC converters for new heavy-duty battery-electric truck

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Power management company Eaton’s eMobility business has been awarded a contract to supply a 24-to-12-volt DC-DC converter for use in a commercial heavy-duty battery electric vehicle (BEV) that will power accessories, such as antilock brakes and lighting.

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Bosch in long-term supply deal with cellcentric for electric air compressors for fuel cells

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Bosch has signed a long-term agreement with cellcentric to supply electric air compressors with integrated power electronics. These compressors govern the fuel-cell system’s oxygen supply.

Everfuel signs MOU for hydrogen supply to new zero-emission ship concept

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Denmark-based Everfuel A/S has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with an undisclosed German-Norwegian shipping company for collaboration on hydrogen supply to a new zero-emission shipping solution.

Renault to supply Fiat with light commercial vehicle

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Renault and Fiat have signed an agreement under which Renault will supply Fiat with a light commercial vehicle based on a Renault platform. The styling of the Fiat vehicle will be developed by Fiat and will feature unique and distinctive elements on the model, branded Fiat Professional. The vehicle will be manufactured by Renault in France starting from the second quarter of 2016. Brief

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Octillion Power Systems enters US bus market to supply batteries for motorcoaches, city buses

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The order marks the company’s first time supplying batteries for motorcoaches and buses in North America. Coaches will be powered by an all-electric powertrain from Lightning eMotors, a developer of zero-emission vehicles for commercial fleets.

Neste testing renewable gasoline in Sweden for possible commercialization internationally

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Neste, the world’s leading producer of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), is beginning the final phase of testing of a renewable gasoline for drop-in commercial use in the existing fleet. The final phase will complete commercial tests of the fuel, thereby enabling significant reductions of greenhouse gas emissions from gasoline and hybrid cars.

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Hyundai Motor signs MOU to commercialize hydrogen fuel-cell-propulsion systems for marine vessels

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Hyundai Motor Company signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Hyundai Global Service, a South Korean manufacturer specializing in ship electric propulsion systems and a subsidiary of Hyundai Heavy Industries Group, and Korean Register (KR), South Korea’s only internationally recognized classification society, to develop and commercialize hydrogen fuel cell systems to propel marine vessels. Hyundai Motor commercialized the Tucson ix35 fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) in 2013.

IEA: governments must act to ensure sufficient supply of critical minerals to meet net-zero goals

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Demand outlooks and supply vulnerabilities vary widely by mineral, but the energy sector’s overall needs for critical minerals could increase by as much as six times by 2040, depending on how rapidly governments act to reduce emissions. Enhance supply chain resilience and market transparency.

Volta Trucks selects Meritor to supply electric drivetrain for the Volta Zero

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The Volta Zero will be the first full-electric large commercial vehicle in Europe to use an innovative eAxle to drive the rear wheels. Volta Trucks has selected Meritor as the strategic drivetrain component supplier for the Volta Zero electric truck.

Stellantis developing hydrogen fuel cell light commercial vehicle; partnership with Faurecia and Symbio

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Stellantis is developing a hydrogen fuel cell powered light commercial vehicle (LCV) in addition to its battery-electric offerings. Faurecia will develop, supply and assemble hydrogen storage systems from its global center of expertise in Bavans, France.

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Sono Motors and MAN Truck & Bus to analyze applications of solar technology in commercial electric vehicles

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For all three concepts, the focus is either on additional range to be achieved or on a self-sufficient supply of auxiliary users—e.g

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

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In conjunction with this strategic investment, Chart and Transform also executed a binding commercial Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The MOU establishes the commercial collaboration and equipment supply arrangements for Chart to supply Transform projects.

Utah-based Energy Fuels to enter commercial rare earth business in Q1-2021

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entered into a three-year supply agreement with The Chemours Company to acquire a minimum of 2,500 tons per year of natural monazite sands, one of the highest-grade rare earth element (REE) minerals in the world. Energy Fuels expects to process this monazite at its 100%-owned White Mesa Mill starting in Q1-2021, recover the contained uranium, and produce a marketable mixed REE carbonate, representing an important step toward re-establishing a fully-integrated US REE supply chain.

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Octillion to supply high-density batteries to FNM for 1,000 electric trucks for beverage maker Ambev

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Battery maker Octillion Power Systems will supply advanced lithium-ion batteries to Brazilian manufacturer FNM (Fábrica Nacional de Mobilidades) for the production of 1,000 electric trucks for beverage maker Ambev. This joint effort leverages Agrale’s existing fully integrated, mass-production line for commercial vehicles, with a capacity to produce 150 to 200 trucks per day.

Neste to supply DHL Express with sustainable aviation fuel at SFO

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Neste, the world’s leading provider of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) has signed an agreement to supply SAF to DHL Express, the express service arm of Deutsche Post DHL Group, world’s leading mail and logistics company.

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Volta Trucks selects Proterra to supply vehicle battery for full-electric Volta Zero

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Volta Trucks, a full-electric commercial vehicle manufacturer, has selected Proterra as the battery supplier for the Volta Zero. The Volta Zero is the first purpose-built, full-electric 16-tonne commercial vehicle designed specifically for inner city freight distribution.

Oxford Catalysts to supply 1,000 bpd commercial GTL plant

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Oxford Catalysts Group PLC has been selected to supply Calumet Specialty Product Partners, L.P. with a commercial, 1,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) Gas-to-Liquids (GTL) plant to be located at its Karns City, Pennsylvania facility. Operation of the plant is expected to generate more than $30 million of income from ongoing supply of FT catalyst over the first twenty years of production.

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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.

NYK Line, JMU and ClassNK partner to commercialize ammonia-fueled ammonia gas carrier

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As demand for ammonia fuel is foreseen to expand, the need for a transportation infrastructure for stable supply is expected to increase.

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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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Sionic Energy, formerly NOHMs, launches to commercialize next-generation silicon-anode Li-ion battery cells

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Based on the ease of integration into existing battery production, supply chains, and products, Sionic Energy has created a licensing model for its battery technology to accelerate and broaden adoption by major commercial markets.

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Rheinmetall to supply Daimler Truck Fuel Cell with hydrogen recirculation blowers

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Via its subsidiary Pierburg GmbH of Neuss, Germany, the Rheinmetall Group plans to supply hydrogen recirculation blowers to Daimler Truck Fuel Cell GmbH & Co. The Rheinmetall Group has developed a comprehensive range of products for the regulated supply of hydrogen and oxygen.

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.

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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Japanese demonstration project begins for commercialization of vessels equipped with high-power fuel cells

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Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK), and ENEOS Corporation announced that Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) has approved the companies’ participation in a demonstration project for the commercialization of high-power Fuel Cell (FC) vessels.

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SolarEdge e-Mobility to supply electrical powertrain and battery solution for Fiat E-Ducato

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will begin to supply full electrical powertrain units and batteries for the production of the Fiat E-Ducato light commercial vehicle. SolarEdge Technologies, Inc.

Neste and Shell sign agreement to increase the supply of sustainable aviation fuel

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Anticipating increasing desire from airlines to reduce emissions, Neste and Shell Aviation have entered into a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) supply agreement. This agreement significantly increases the supply and availability of SAF for the aviation industry with effect from October 2020.

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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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Knorr-Bremse opens new commercial vehicle e-mobility development unit: eCUBATOR

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Knorr-Bremse, a leading provider of braking systems and of other systems for rail and commercial vehicles, is bundling its know-how in the field of e-mobility in a new, in-house development unit, eCUBATOR. We want to support our customers in the e-mobilization of commercial vehicles.

Gevo and Praj to commercialize sustainable aviation fuel in India

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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. Praj and Gevo supplied the sample of SAF produced by Gevo to the Indian Air Force (IAF). Gevo, Inc. and Praj Industries Ltd.

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General Motors to supply Hydrotec fuel cell systems to Nikola; backing off earlier agreement

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announced it has signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding with Nikola Corporation for a global supply agreement to provide GM’s Hydrotec fuel cell system for Nikola’s Class 7/8 semi-trucks. This supply agreement recognizes our leading fuel cell technology expertise and development.

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Ricardo supplying single-cylinder diesel research engine with TVCS to DongFeng Commercial Vehicles

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Ricardo has been selected by DongFeng Commercial Vehicles Ltd (DFCV) to supply a complete turnkey solution for an advanced single-cylinder diesel research engine and associated vital laboratory equipment, to support the firm—one of China’s biggest truck makers—in fundamental engine research.

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