Rough road for EV industry

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America’s electric vehicle (EV) industry seems to have hit a rough patch of pavement in recent months. The company in March announced multiple price increases including its most affordable electric car, the Model 3 RWD—once touted at $35K—now has an eye-popping price tag of $46,990. Ford made headlines in December when the company stopped accepting customer reservations for its new, highly touted pickup, the all-electric F-150 Lightning.

Shipping industry companies launch new zero-carbon shipping research center

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A group of leading shipping industry companies are taking the next step to develop new fuel types and technologies by launching the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping. The founding company partners behind this initiative are ABS, A.P. Møller - Mærsk, Cargill, MAN Energy Solutions, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, NYK Lines and Siemens Energy. The Center expects to attract several more partner companies in the future.

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Aemetis signs $3B, 10-year supply agreement for 450M gallons of renewable diesel with industry-leading travel stop company

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Aemetis, a renewable fuels company focused on negative carbon intensity products ( earlier post ), has signed a 10-year, 450-million-gallon renewable diesel supply agreement with an industry-leading travel stop company, which is expected to generate more than $3 billion in revenue. The industrial site has 710,000 s.f.

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BMW-led consortium successfully implements industrialization and digitalization of additive manufacturing

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A project consortium funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and led by the BMW Group was launched three years ago, with small and mid-sized enterprises, large companies and research institutes. 3D printing Industry 4.0

US motorcoach industry closures surge in 2020

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The American Bus Association (ABA) has released motorcoach industry closure data gathered from the Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). It is unknown how many other companies remain open in “name” only or on the brink of formal closure.

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Renault Group and Atos launch service to collect large-scale manufacturing data and accelerate Industry 4.0

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Renault Group and Atos have launched ID@scale (Industrial Data @ Scale), a new service for industrial data collection to support manufacturing companies in their digital journey towards Industry 4.0. ID@S” (Industrial Data @ Scale) will allow manufacturers to collect and structure data from industrial equipment at scale to improve operational excellence and product quality. Industry 4.0

UCL-led study finds climate impact caused by growing space industry needs urgent mitigation

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The rapidly growing space industry may have a greater climate effect than the aviation industry and undo repair to the protective ozone layer if left unregulated, according to a new study led by UCL and published in the journal Earth’s Future as an open-access paper.

Electric propulsion company Evolito acquires aerospace battery company Electroflight; full powertrain solutions capability

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Evolito, a privately-owned company designing and manufacturing electric motors and controllers for aerospace applications, has acquired the business and assets of aerospace battery solutions company '.

Stellantis CEO: EVs cost company 50% more, "beyond the limits" of what industry can sustain

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The added cost of manufacturing electric cars is "beyond the limits" for what the auto industry can sustain, Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares said in an interview with Reuters published Wednesday.

ABB and HASCO create joint venture to drive smart manufacturing in China’s auto industry

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Automation expert ABB and China’s leading automotive parts supplier, HASCO, are forming a joint venture to drive the next generation of smart manufacturing in China’s automotive industry. The joint venture will build on the existing successful relationship between the two companies, leading to the development of highly flexible and sustainable auto parts manufacturing within HASCO’s China-based operations. China Electric (Battery) Industry 4.0

SafeAI, Siemens, Obayashi collaborate to bring retrofitted autonomous, zero-emission heavy vehicles to off-road industries

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Together, the two companies set out to address common pain points across construction—including unsafe working conditions, labor shortages and rampant inefficiencies—with autonomous solutions.

Amazon invests in electrofuels company Infinium

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Infinium, an electrofuels solution provider, announced the close of a funding round bringing together a consortium of investors including Amazon’s Climate Pledge Fund, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), AP Ventures, Neuman & Esser, and the Grantham Environmental Trust.

Volkswagen Group software company CARIAD selects BlackBerry QNX for its software platform

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CARIAD, the Volkswagen Group’s software company, has selected BlackBerry QNX technology as one component of its software platform VW.OS.

Renault suspending industrial activities in Russia

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Renault was the first company to start assembling foreign-make vehicles in Russia; the Russian company was created in partnership with the Moscow government in 1998. The Board of Directors of Renault Group has decided to suspend Renault Group activities in its manufacturing plant in Moscow as of 23 March.

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Volkswagen factories in the US and Mexico to link up with the Industrial Cloud

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Volkswagen plans to connect its production facilities in Chattanooga (TN), Puebla and Silao (Mexico) with the global Industrial Cloud initiative from the Volkswagen Group and Amazon Web Services (AWS). Industry 4.0

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Westinghouse, Bloom Energy to accelerate large-scale hydrogen production in nuclear industry; high-temperature integrated electrolysis

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Westinghouse Electric Company and Bloom Energy Corporation have entered into a Letter of Intent to pursue clean hydrogen production in the commercial nuclear power market. The companies are teaming to identify and implement clean hydrogen projects across the nuclear industry. Westinghouse and Bloom Energy will jointly develop an optimized and large-scale high-temperature integrated electrolysis solution for the nuclear industry.

BASF and IntelliSense.io partner to accelerate the mining industry’s digital transformation

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Global chemical company BASF and IntelliSense.io, a leading industrial artificial intelligence (AI) company, announced an exclusive partnership which will combine their expertise in mineral processing, ore beneficiation chemistry and industrial AI technology. Industry 4.0

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ABB launches industry-first smart factory solution for safer, more autonomous and efficient steel melt shop operations

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ABB has launched ABB Ability Smart Melt Shop, the first smart factory digital application of its kind for the metals industry. Industry 4.0 It is designed to increase melt shop productivity, save energy and improve employee safety, with payback within six months.

Thailand’s EV industry growing rapidly

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According to the Electric Vehicle Association of Thailand, the number of companies that are part of Thailand’s electric vehicle industry has risen significantly since 2015, from 76 to 420 in 2019.

Direct lithium extraction company EnergyX secures $20M in funding commitments

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Direct lithium extraction (DLE) technology company Energy Exploration Technologies Inc. The company said that the funding makes it the highest-valued direct lithium extraction technology company on the market.

Automotive industry develops new guidance for measuring recycled content of automotive products

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The Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP) and the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) have published a new guidance document, “ Measuring Recycled Content of Automotive Products.”.

Volkswagen and Amazon Web Services to develop Industrial Cloud; open industry platform

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Volkswagen and Amazon Web Services (AWS) will develop the Volkswagen Industrial Cloud together. Both companies announced a multi-year, global agreement jointly to develop this project. In the future, the Volkswagen Industrial Cloud will combine the data of all machines, plants and systems from all 122 facilities of the Volkswagen Group. Volkswagen’s industrial cloud, which will reinvent its manufacturing and logistics processes, is yet another example of how ?Volkswagen

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Benchmark Mineral Intelligence: lithium industry needs $42B investment to meet 2030 demand

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The lithium industry needs $42 billion of investment if it is to meet 2030 demand, according to analysis by Benchmark Mineral Intelligence. This works out at approximately $7 billion a year between now and 2028 if the industry is to meet lithium demand by the end of the decade.

CNH Industrial enters into exclusive multi?year technology licensing agreement with Monarch Tractor for tractor electrification

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CNH Industrial has entered into an exclusive, multi-year licensing agreement for electrification technologies with Monarch Tractor , a US-based AgTech company specializing in fully electric autonomous tractors.

Siemens to be integration partner for Volkswagen Industrial Cloud

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The Siemens technology group will be the integration partner for the Volkswagen Industrial Cloud. Volkswagen and Amazon Web Services (AWS) earlier this week announced the development of the Industrial Cloud; in the future, the Volkswagen Industrial Cloud will combine the data of all machines, plants and systems from all 122 facilities of the Volkswagen Group. Apart from the applications and apps of the MindSphere platforms, this will also include industrial edge solutions.

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The Metals Company contracts CSIRO-led consortium to develop environmental monitoring and management plan for deep-sea nodule collection

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The Metals Company (TMC) announced that its Australian subsidiary, The Metals Company Australia Pty Ltd., I’m thrilled that these trusted and independent institutions have agreed to undertake this research, setting a high bar for future work in this industry.

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Chip shortage? Some industries have too many

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It’s getting complicated for investors in semiconductor stocks, with last year’s big chip shortage morphing into an inventory glut for some companies, and others getting caught up in geopolitics. Some industries have too many appeared first on Bauaelectric Auto News.

Autonomous vehicle simulation company MORAI secures US$20M Series B

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The company subsequently has established itself as South Korea’s sole provider of full-stack autonomous vehicle simulation solutions. Korea-based MORAI , a developer of full-stack autonomous vehicle simulation technology, secured a US$20-million Series B funding round.

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.

Roskill: Rising prices could be new norm for lithium industry

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The company suggests that even major incumbent lithium producers are at risk of failing to meet production targets and expansion plans, highlighting the technical and financial hurdles involved with bringing sizable volumes of new capacity online. In its second quarterly update to its Lithium: Outlook to 2030, 17 th Edition report, Roskill maintains the view that future refined lithium supply will remain tight, with a period of sustained supply deficit in the mid-2020s.

Vaekstfonden and DEUTZ AG invest €15M in methanol fuel cell company Blue World Technologies

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Vaekstfonden, the Danish Growth Fund, and the German engine manufacturer DEUTZ AG, are investing €15 million in methanol fuel cell company Blue World Technologies. The aim is to bring the company’s green fuel cell products and solutions to the global market. million in the company.

Major companies with large fleets release new EV roadmap for car & truck manufacturers

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Members of the Corporate Electric Vehicle Alliance presented top vehicle manufacturers, including Volvo, GM, Daimler and Toyota, with a roadmap for developing the types of electric vehicles that companies plan to acquire in the US over the next five years.

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NXP and Foxconn Industrial Internet partner to accelerate automotive innovation

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NXP Semiconductors, a leading automotive semiconductor company, has announced a strategic partnership with Foxconn Industrial Internet (FII), a subsidiary of Hon Hai, to transform the car into the ultimate edge device. The companies aim to expand the relationship into UWB-based secure car access, and safe automated driving, augmented by NXP’s radar solutions. —Brand Cheng, CEO at Foxconn Industrial Internet.

BASF and RWE proposing 2GW offshore wind farm for green electricity and hydrogen for chemical industry

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Another output of this process is high-purity solid carbon, a valuable raw material that can replace carbon in various industrial sectors, such as the steel industry. It shows very clearly how climate protection and competitiveness can be harmonized in the chemical industry.

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Toshiba splitting into three companies; first such spin-off scheme for a Japanese company of this size

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Toshiba Corporation intends to split itself into three standalone companies: Infrastructure Service Co. The separation will create two distinctive companies with unique business characteristics leading their respective industries in realizing carbon neutrality and infrastructure resilience (Infrastructure Service Co.), During its review, the SRC sought input from shareholders on the company’s strategic direction and held discussions with a number of potential partners.

Fuji Heavy Industries to change company name to Subaru Corporation

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Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd., 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.

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Porsche strengthens commitment to industrial production of eFuels with $75M investment in HIF Global

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Porsche is investing US$75 million in HIF Global LLC, a holding company of internationally active project developers of eFuel production facilities. Among other projects, the Santiago de Chile-based company is building the Haru Oni eFuel pilot plant in Punta Arenas (Chile).

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Koura acquires organosilicon electrolyte company Silatronix

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Koura , a developer, manufacturer, and supplier of fluoroproducts and technologies and part of the Orbia community of companies, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Silatronix , a specialist in organosilicon (OS) electrolytes ( earlier post ). The company is executing on a comprehensive energy materials strategy; the Silatronix acquisition complements Koura’s capabilities in energy storage deployment.

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. Alcoa’s Refinery of the Future program will use a range of technologies and processes to design a refinery that lowers capital intensity, eliminates carbon emissions, and addresses other industry challenges, including reducing or eliminating bauxite residue. Also, metal produced from the ELYSIS process has been used by companies such as Apple and Audi. Alcoa Corp.

Capgemini and Audi launch XL2 joint venture to support digital transformation of auto industry

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Following regulatory approvals, the company was founded at the end of April. XL2 was founded by Audi and Capgemini to support the automotive industry in digital transformation tasks. The joint venture that focuses on consulting and technology services for cloud and SAP S/4HANA includes industry solutions such as SAP Leonardo. The company’s goal is to expand its project business gradually and achieve a powerful workforce within the next five years. Industry 4.0

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Volkswagen opens IT Center in the Gläserne Manufaktur in Dresden; Volkswagen Industrial Cloud

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In Software Development Center Production (SDC Production), up to 80 newly hired IT specialists will be working on the Volkswagen Industrial Cloud. In the future, the Industrial Cloud will link all 122 Group-wide Volkswagen production facilities. The Industrial Cloud brings together data from all factories. The Industrial Cloud is being established together with Amazon Web Services (AWS). Industry 4.0

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Tesla defies industry trends and sees increases in brand loyalty

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Despite the shortages of computer chips and other logistical issues that have compelled other automakers to reduce output dramatically, Tesla defied industry trends and showed a 4% rise in brand loyalty. According to Libby, Tesla didn’t get there by poaching clients from rival companies.

Ricardo joins Digital Twin Consortium; targeting multiple transportation/mobility industries

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Ricardo has become a “Groundbreaker,” one of a handful of international companies collaborating in the newly formed Digital Twin Consortium , which seeks to drive consistency in vocabulary, architecture, security and interoperability. Led by a steering committee consisting of founders Ansys, Dell, Lendlease and Microsoft, the open-membership Consortium represents an international ecosystem of industry leaders that are influencing digital twin development, usage and standards requirements.

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