Fuji Heavy Industries to change company name to Subaru Corporation

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the manufacturer of Subaru vehicles, will change its company name to Subaru Corporation with effect from 1 April 2017 (tentatively). Implementation of the name change is subject to shareholder approval for amendments to the company’s Articles of Incorporation at the 85 t h General Meeting of Shareholders scheduled for 28 June 2016. To this end, the Company is focusing on two initiatives: enhancing the Subaru brand and building a strong business structure.

2016 60

Hyundai and Kia invest in autonomous vehicle technology company Aurora

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Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation have invested in Aurora to accelerate development of autonomous vehicle technologies.

2019 96

Corporate cachet: Climbing the company car ladder

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The company car. It’s a very British concept, and still a hugely popular one. Around half of all new cars in the UK end up in fleets. In fact, a recen. Ford Bentley Audi BMW Mercedes-Benz Top 5

Daimler AG Board approves Project Future corporate restructure; goes to shareholders in 2019

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The Board of Management and Supervisory Board of Daimler AG has approved a new corporate structure for Daimler AG. Following approval by the Board of Management and Supervisory Board the corporation can now move into the implementation phase of what it calls “PROJECT FUTURE”.

2018 78

Cabot Corporation partnering with Argonne, SAFT in DOE-funded project for development of low-cobalt cathodes

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Cabot Corporation, a leading global specialty chemicals and performance materials company, has been selected by the US Department of Energy (DOE) to participate in an advanced vehicle technologies research project that is part of a large, $80-million funding package ( earlier post ).

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Corporate cachet: Climbing the company car ladder

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The company car. It’s a very British concept, and still a hugely popular one. Around half of all new cars in the UK end up in fleets. In fact, a recen. Ford Bentley Audi BMW Mercedes-Benz Top 5

Cellulosic BioButanol Company Cobalt Technologies Signs Agreement With Fluor Corporation

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Cobalt Technologies has signed an agreement with Fluor Corporation for engineering consulting services as Cobalt gears up to commercialize its cellulosic biobutanol production technology. We have examined many different biofuels technologies, and are choosing to work with those companies that we believe have the greatest potential to be commercialized economically and to make a major impact on achievement of the nation's alternative fuels goals.

Intelligent Energy and Suzuki Motor Corporation establish joint venture company to develop and manufacture fuel cell systems

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Intelligent Energy and the Suzuki Motor Corporation have created a joint venture company called SMILE FC System Corporation to develop and manufacture air-cooled fuel cell systems for a range of industry sectors. Under the terms of the contract, both companies will take a 50% stake in the joint venture. SMILE FC System Corporation will be headquartered in Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka, with operations initially based in Yokohama.

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CompactGTL forms partnership with Fluor Corporation

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CompactGTL targets its system to oil and gas companies to develop fields previously considered uneconomic.

Skeleton Technologies and Sumitomo Corporation Europe sign agreement to distribute graphene-based ultracapacitors

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Skeleton Technologies signed a distribution agreement with Sumitomo Corporation Europe with the aim of providing energy storage solutions for the rapidly growing hybrid electric and electric vehicle industry. — Hidenori Eto, GM of Warsaw office of Sumitomo Corporation Europe Limited. We are excited to announce the agreement with Sumitomo Corporation Europe, it was a natural fit from the start.

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Qualcomm and Lear Corporation sign commercial wireless electric vehicle charging license agreement

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Qualcomm Incorporated and Lear Corporation, a leading global supplier of automotive seating and electrical systems, have entered into a Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging (WEVC) license agreement.

2016 78

Novozymes acquiring industrial enzyme business from Canadian Iogen Corporation

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Novozymes is acquiring Iogen Bio-Products, the industrial enzyme business of Ottawa-based Iogen Corporation for C$67.5 Novozymes acquires all of Iogen Corporation’s industrial enzyme business. The acquisition does not include the purchase of assets that relate to Iogen Corporation’s bioenergy process technologies. The company has close to 70 employees and sells more than 20 products globally.

Siemens and Volvo Car Corporation launch electric mobility partnership

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Volvo Car Corporation and Siemens intend to jointly advance the technical development of electric cars through an extensive strategic cooperation. —Stefan Jacoby, President and CEO at Volvo Car Corporation.

China Steel Corporation making $46M investment in LanzaTech commercial waste-gas-to-ethanol project

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Taiwan’s largest integrated steel maker, China Steel Corporation (CSC), has announced formal Board approval of a 1400-million TWD (US$46 million) capital investment in a LanzaTech commercial ethanol facility.

2015 93

WiTricity Corporation, IHI Corporation, and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation partner to develop easily deployable wireless charging systems for PEVs

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WiTricity Corporation (WiTricity), IHI Corporation (IHI) and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will join forces to research and develop easily deployable electric vehicle (EV) wireless charging systems readily compatible with electric grids. The three companies are planning a three-step approach to easily deployable wireless charging systems for EVs: research and development; real-world testing; and commercialization.

Electrify America collaborating with nine additional companies to host more than 30 ultra-fast electric vehicle charging stations

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Electrify America announced collaborations with nine additional companies to host more than 30 ultra-fast electric vehicle charging stations across the US. The companies, ranging from popular grocery store chains to retail shopping centers, will help expand the availability of electric vehicle DC fast charging for customers who drive or are considering purchasing an EV. The company is investing $2 billion over ten years in electric vehicle infrastructure and education.

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Nissan FY 2014 global corporate activities reduce CO2 emissions by 22.6% compared to FY 2005

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made progress in reducing CO 2 emissions and improving sustainability in its global corporate activities in fiscal year 2014 while simultaneously increasing vehicle production and plant energy efficiency. The company achieved a 22.6% cut in CO 2 when compared to fiscal year 2005, thus achieving its goal to reduce CO 2 emissions from corporate activities by 20% during that period. Nissan Motor Co.,

2005 78

Toyota develops “Total-care Service” for ride-hailing companies; rollout with Grab in Singapore

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Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) is introducing “total-care service,” a pioneering set of mobility services specially designed for ride-hailing companies. In addition, both companies will work to increase the share of Toyota vehicles in Grab’s fleet in the region by 25% by 2020.

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Energy Conversion Devices files Chapter 11, seeks sale of businesses; Ovonic Battery Company sold to BASF Corporation

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On 13 February ECD sold its majority owned subsidiary, Ovonic Battery Company, Inc. OBC), to BASF Corporation for the gross purchase price of $58 million in cash before transaction fees, minority participations, and working capital and other adjustments. However, current cash is anticipated to be sufficient for expected operations during the Chapter 11 proceeding, and therefore the Company is not expected to require third-party debtor-in-possession financing.

2012 74

Tesla Motors Reaches Corporate Profitability

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Electric-vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors said it achieved overall corporate profitability in July with approximately $1 million of earnings on revenue of $20 million. Profitability arose primarily from improved gross margin on the Roadster 2, the second iteration of Tesla’s award-winning sports car, the company said. In the third quarter, the privately held company said it will make “ significant ” deliveries to European customers while expanding its presence in several countries.

AT&T deploys 8,000th CNG vehicle; one of the largest corporate CNG fleets in US

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AT&T recently deployed its 8,000 th compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicle, achieving a major milestone in the company’s overall 10-year, $565-million commitment to add approximately 15,000 alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) to its fleet by end of year 2018.

ABN AMRO bank new partner in KLM’s Corporate BioFuel Program for biojet fuel

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The ABN AMRO bank has become the 12 th partner in KLM’s Corporate BioFuel Program. Corporations participating in the KLM program pay a surcharge that covers the price difference between sustainable biofuel and conventional aviation fuel. Consequently, the participating corporations reduce CO 2 emissions resulting from their business travel, but also contribute to the further development of the biofuel market.

2016 60

alpha-En Corporation and Argonne partner on Li metal anodes for EV batteries; $750K award from DOE

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alpha-En Corporation, a company that has developed a patent-pending process to produce high-purity thin-film lithium metal anodes and associated products sustainably, will receive an award of $750,000 from the US Department of Energy’s Office of Technology Transition Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF).

2017 69

Nissan CEO Ghosn: Climate Change Must Be Corporate Humanitarian Cause

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Cars that plug in to travel on batteries charged from the electric grid respond to perceived customer demand for more-efficient transportation, and they help companies comply with tightening global emissions standards. There are many reasons that automakers sell electric cars.

Volvo Car Corporation developing new safety systems with autonomous driving support

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Having said that, close cooperation with the relevant public authorities, insurance companies and other car manufacturers is also vital for achieving the vision of an accident-free traffic environment.

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S. Korea launches new company to lead construction of hydrogen fueling infrastructure; 100 stations by 2022

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South Korea’s Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) announced that 13 hydrogen-related companies, including Hyundai Motor, are partnering to launch a special purpose corporation (SPC), named HyNet, to drive the construction of hydrogen refueling infrastructure in the country.

2019 73

Four new corporate partners join DOE National Clean Fleets Partnership

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Four new corporate partners—Best Buy, Johnson Controls, Pacific Gas and Electric, and Veolia—are joining the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Clean Fleets Partnership, a broad public-private partnership that assists the nation’s largest fleet operators in reducing the amount of gasoline and diesel they use nationwide. The new partners join 14 other major national companies. Pacific Gas and Electric Company.

6 new corporate partners join the National Clean Fleets Partnership

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Six new corporate partners have joined the National Clean Fleets Partnership. The National Clean Fleets Partnership, announced by President Obama in April, is a public-private partnership that helps large companies reduce diesel and gasoline use in their fleets by incorporating electric vehicles, alternative fuels, and fuel-saving measures into their daily operations. The company also expects to deploy additional hydraulic hybrid vehicles this year.

11 Japanese auto, infrastructure and financial companies establishing new company to develop hydrogen stations

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As a result of discussions that began in May 2017, eleven companies in Japan have signed an agreement to form a new company in the spring of 2018 aimed at the full-fledged development of hydrogen recharging stations (HRS) for fuel cell vehicles (FCV). The initial partners include Toyota Motor Corporation; Nissan Motor Co., JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation; Idemitsu Kosan Co., Iwatani Corporation; Tokyo Gas Co. Iwatani Corporation; Tokyo Gas Co.,

2017 60

Gevo to supply Musket Corporation with bio-isobutanol for gasoline blending; marine and off-road markets

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has entered into an agreement with Musket Corporation to supply bio-isobutanol for blending with gasoline. Musket is a national fuel distributor under the umbrella of the Love’s Family of Companies. Gevo, Inc. Initial target markets are expected to include the marine and off-road markets in Arizona, Nevada, and Utah. The supply program is expected to begin with railcar quantities of isobutanol (a railcar holds approximately 28-29 thousand gallons).

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Toyota invests in V2X chipset company Autotalks

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The increased investment amount is a result of new investments from investors such as Mirai Creation Investment Fund, of which the principal investors are Toyota Motor Corporation and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, and is managed by SPARX Group. Additionally, current Autotalks’ investors increased their investment in the company. As a result, Autotalks will continue to stay a step or two ahead of its competition as has been the case since the company’s inception.

2017 60

Mercom: battery storage, smart grid, and efficiency companies raised $1.3B+ in VC funding in 9M 2018

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Global VC funding (venture capital, private equity, and corporate venture capital) for Battery Storage, Smart Grid, and Efficiency companies in the first 9 months (9M) of 2018 was 8% higher at more than $1.3 Lithium-based batteries companies received the most funding with $211 million.

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Sumitomo Corporation Invests in Liquid Fuel Cell Catalyst Company ACAL Energy

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Sumitomo Corporation, a leading Japanese trading company with substantial business activities in energy, mineral and merchandise trading, has made an investment in UK-based ACAL Energy, the developer of fuel cell systems based on a novel liquid cathode technology (FlowCath). All funds raised will be used to take the company to the next stage of development. The company plans to introduce a 1 kW demonstration system in 2009

2009 60

GM names LG Chem Supplier Corporation of the Year

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GM selected LG Chem, its provider of battery cells for the Chevrolet Volt, as the Supplier Corporation of the Year in the 19 th annual Supplier of the Year awards. The Supplier of the Year awards recognize the contributions of GM’s suppliers in 2010 as part of the company’s global product and performance achievements. This year’s awards recognized 82 automotive suppliers.

ExxonMobil, Korea Institute of Technology and Korea Gas Corporation to collaborate on natural gas and new energy R&D

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ExxonMobil signed a memorandum of understanding with the Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning and the Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS) to hold discussions concerning natural gas technologies and new energy technologies. Sara Ortwein, president of ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company, said the technology development is vital to providing energy to help meet the world’s energy needs.

2015 73

National Electric Vehicle Sweden AB (NEVS) and Dongfeng Motor Corporation enter strategic cooperation, focused on new energy vehicles

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National Electric Vehicle Sweden AB (NEVS)—the rebirthed Saab—and Dongfeng Motor Corporation (Dongfeng) have signed a strategic cooperation agreement to achieve global industrial synergies. Dongfeng is one of the leading vehicle company groups in the world. Dongfeng Motor Corporation (DFM) is the third biggest Chinese state-owned automobile manufacturer headquartered in Wuhan, Hubei Province.

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Statoil and Research & Development Corporation invest in Arctic and harsh-environment R&D

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Canada’s Research & Development Corporation (RDC) and Statoil Canada Ltd. Successful outcomes of this project will assist Statoil in addressing active issues related to the company’s operations in ice-covered and harsh environments. Statoil announced the Arctic R&D Step-Up initiative in March 2013, inviting companies to submit proposals related to Arctic subsea production systems or remote sensing technology.

2014 74

Corporations back clean fleet partnership

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Some of the biggest corporate names in the world have joined the National Clean Fleet Partnership that helps large companies reduce diesel and petrol use in their fleets by incorporating electric vehicles, alternative fuels and other fuel saving measures.

Phytonix Corporation licenses technology for photosynthetic biobutanol production

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Asheville, NC-based Phytonix Corporation, founded in 2009 to produce cost-effective biofuels, has licensed technology for the direct production of biobutanol by photosynthetic bacteria. Dannenberg will share additional information on the company’s technology at the World Biofuels Markets Congress 2011 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, late in March.

Titanium Corporation receives patent for improved solvent recovery from oil sands tailings

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Titanium Corporation Inc. Titanium Corporation’s process will intercept forth treatment plant (FTP) tailings near their discharge into the tailings pond. Titanium Corporation is developing unique technologies to recover heavy minerals, primarily zircon, and a significant portion of bitumen from this tailings stream. has secured what it calls a critical patent for its innovative technology which recovers hydrocarbon diluents (solvents) from oil sands tailings. Earlier post.).

Mazda Delivers First Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid to Iwatani Corporation

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Mazda Motor Corporation delivered the first Mazda Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid to Iwatani Corporation, an energy development company based in Japan. Mazda Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid (Iwatani Corporation version).

Mitsubishi Corporation, Weyerhaeuser to Explore Strategic Biomass-to-Energy Venture

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Mitsubishi Corporation and Weyerhaeuser Company signed a Strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to explore the possibilities of collaborating in the biomass-to-energy business. The companies are specifically interested in assessing the feasibility of jointly investing in and operating a commercial-scale bio-pellet production facility in the United States by 2011.

Indias Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Mandates Rainwater Harvesting

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India’s Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) will implement rainwater harvesting in all the existing ONGC residential complexes across India. ONGC has made it mandatory to implement the system in all future projects also. The objective of the scheme is to replenish the ground water table which is slowly receding due to urban development and excessive and continued exploitation of ground water.