Occidental Petroleum and Chevron invest in direct air carbon capture and synthetic fuels company Carbon Engineering

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CE) has received equity investment from two global energy companies: Oxy Low Carbon Ventures, LLC (OLCV), a subsidiary of Occidental Petroleum Corporation; and Chevron Technology Ventures (CTV), the venture capital arm of Chevron Corporation. Canada-based Carbon Engineering Ltd. (CE)

2019 145

Chinese company begins production of solid-state batteries, possibly for cars

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As scientists and companies around the world pour years and millions of dollars into solid-state batteries, many disagree on how soon they could make it into cars on the road. Now the Chinese Xinhua news agency reports that a startup company in China, Qing Tao (Kunshan) Energy Development Company has begun production of solid-state batteries in

2018 86

Volkswagen Group sets up new group company for energy and charging: Elli

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The Volkswagen Group is establishing a Group company for energy offerings and charging solutions, underlining its strategic goal of becoming a leading provider of sustainable mobility. The new company will play its part with energy offerings from renewable sources and smart charging solutions.

2019 130

Harley-Davidson invests in Alta Motors; companies will collaborate on future electric motorcycle product development

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has made an equity investment in Alta Motors , a leader and innovator in lightweight electric vehicles; the two companies will collaborate on electric motorcycle technology and new product development. —Alta Motors Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder, Marc Fenigstein.

2018 98

ARPA-E awarding ~$14.4M to four projects for production of hydrogen and carbon products from methane

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The team will convert natural gas into carbon nanotubes with concurrent production of hydrogen, spin them into fibers, and evaluate the fiber performance and properties with the target of displacing metals. The proposed technology could significantly reduce energy consumption and CO 2 emissions associated with metal production, while producing hydrogen. High Value, Energy Saving Carbon Products and Clean Hydrogen Gas from Methane, $3,479,624.

2018 77

Honda Aircraft Company begins production of HondaJet

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Honda Aircraft Company has commenced production on the HondaJet business jet. the company also highlighted key testing milestones that have been successfully accomplished with the HondaJet moving closer to certification and delivery.

2012 103

Toyota, Aisin and Denso investing $2.8B in new company to develop fully-integrated, production-quality software for automated driving

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Toyota will establish a new company in Tokyo in the latter part of this month named Toyota Research Institute-Advanced Development (TRI-AD) that will accelerate its efforts in advanced development for automated driving. Aisin), and Denso Corporation (Denso) have concluded a memorandum of understanding on joint development of fully-integrated, production-quality software for automated driving. Toyota is known for the quality and efficiency of the Toyota Production System (TPS).

2018 87

HD REV powertrain company Wrightspeed gearing up for commercialization push

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Tim Dummer, Greg Anderson, Erin Sawyer and Vlad Kalika are joining the Business Operations, Production and Engineering teams respectively. We’ve entered a pivotal phase in the company as we scale production to meet global customer demand. Wrightspeed Inc.,

2016 159

Battery company Kreisel Electric introduces automated 2-speed transmission for EVs

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2018 98

Arbe launching 4D imaging radar beta product Phoenix

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Israel-based Arbe is launching Phoenix, its automotive 4D imaging radar beta product. Phoenix provides an image 100 times more detailed than other top industry radars, according to the company, offering superior separation of stationary and moving objects in real time—an industry first.

2019 130

Honda Aircraft Company receives FAA Production Certificate for HondaJet

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Honda Aircraft Company has earned a Production Certificate from the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The Production Certificate grants Honda Aircraft the authorization to produce, flight test and issue airworthiness certificates for the HondaJet for customer deliveries. Honda Aircraft Company is building the HA-420 HondaJet, an advanced light jet, at its world headquarters in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Alaska EV company seeking crowd-funding for low-volume production AWD electric roadster

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From the crowd funding pitch: For many many years I have been following a small company that puts out a kit car called the La Bala (translating as “the bullet” in Spanish). but their low unit production volume has not allowed them to focus completely on the needed upgrades.

2015 115

Navigant Research ranks EV charging network companies

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In a new Leaderboard Report , Navigant Research assesses the business strategy and execution of 12 companies offering public charging networks and EV charging services. Companies in the commercial charging space will face a transitional market over the next few years.

2016 99

Neste investing €1.4B to boost capacity for renewable drop-in fuels and products production in Singapore

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billion to add additional renewable products production capacity in Singapore. The investment will extend Neste’s renewable product overall capacity in Singapore by up to 1.3 million tons per year, bringing the total renewable product capacity close to 4.5

2018 91

Clean powertrain company Punch Powertrain acquires power electronics specialist Apojee

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With this acquisition Punch Powertrain is rapidly increasing its R&D capacity in the field of power electronics with expertise covering the entire chain from product conception to production support. Among the company’s current offerings are: emKERS.

2018 95

Waste-to-biofuels company Enerkem produces bio-DME

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Waste-to-biofuels and chemicals producer Enerkem has successfully produced a clean, renewable bio-dimethyl ether (Bio-DME), a by-product of biomethanol, that could replace the use of diesel fuel in the transportation sector. Using the company’s proprietary thermochemical technology, its innovation group has tested and validated the production of fuel-grade bio-DME made from unrecoverable carbon-rich municipal solid waste.

2018 65

Ford launches ambitious FordPass product as element in its strategic transformation to mobility company

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FordPass also includes the opening of FordHubs, where consumers will be able to explore the company’s latest innovations, learn about its mobility services and experience exclusive events.

2016 90

Ricardo forms company to commercialize cryogenic split-cycle engine: CryoPower

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Liquified nitrogen is already routinely produced in electrically powered air separation units by the industrial gases industry, both directly and as a by-product of the production of liquid oxygen from air.

2018 95

Teijin acquires composites company Inapal to expand European automotive business

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the Teijin Group’s holding company in the Netherlands. The company’s capabilities include Class A body panels, structural and underbody components using a variety of materials and processes, including sheet molding compound (SMC), carbon fiber SMC, pre-preg compression molding (PCM), direct long fiber thermoplastic (D-LFT) and glass mat thermoplastic (GMT). Teijin Limited has acquired Inapal Plasticos SA (Inapal), a leading automotive composite supplier in Portugal.

2018 65

Volvo Cars Tech Fund invests in electric car charging company FreeWire

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Volvo Cars has acquired a stake in mobile EV rapid charging company FreeWire Technologies ( earlier post ) via the Volvo Cars Tech Fund. FreeWire is a San Francisco-based company that has been a pioneer in flexible fast-charging technology for electric cars. Freewire products currently offer Level 2 charging at 7.5 Every new Volvo car launched from 2019 will be electrified, and by 2025 the company aims for fully electric cars to make up 50% of its overall global sales.

2018 79

Tesoro to acquire renewable fuels company Virent

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Renewable fuels and chemicals company Virent and petroleum refiner and marketer Tesoro have reached an agreement for Tesoro to become Virent’s new strategic owner. Virent has trademarked this product BioFormate.

2016 78

Toyota invests in V2X chipset company Autotalks

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Additionally, current Autotalks’ investors increased their investment in the company. As the USDOT issued NPRM (Notice for Proposed Rule Making) will soon be in effect, leading global automotive companies are ahead of regulation. After several design wins, Autotalks is quickly preparing for mass production starting in 2019. 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

Volkswagen previewing mobile quick charging station; trials in 2019, production in 2020

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Volkswagen is previewing the company’s future mobile quick charging station. The start of production is planned for 2020.

2018 143

ION Energy acquires battery management company Freemens SAS

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Start-up ION Energy , a company building high-performance energy storage systems and electric vehicle infrastructure, has acquired the French battery management company, Freemens SAS. Among the products Freemens currently offers are the FreeSafe Extended (FS-XT) battery management system, the FreeSafe LT battery management system, Fusion firmware and Freeway cloud fleet management. Freemens products are chemistry-agnostic.

2018 73

DLR and partners inaugurate largest solar-thermochemical H2 production plant

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The German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR), together with international project partners, has inaugurated the largest solar-chemical installation yet for the production of hydrogen. Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Solar Solar fuels

2017 78

Battery company announces Volt production date

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The company responsible for producing lithium-ion battery cells for the Chevrolet Volt (pictured) has announced when its commercial production will begin.

Has Permian Productivity Peaked?

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Or, more specifically, drilling costs are starting to rise and the enormous leaps in production that can be obtained by simply adding more rigs also appears to be running into some trouble. But it isn’t all rosy for service companies either. oil production will average 9.3

2017 85

Daimler takes 3.93% stake in Beijing Electric Vehicle Company

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As one of China’s leading pure electric vehicle manufacturers, BJEV’ s primary business scope covers research and development, production, as well as sales and services for New Energy Vehicles and core NEV components.

2018 78

Qualcomm partnering with automotive companies in China to showcase interoperability of LTE-V2X direct communication

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Efforts driving the commercialization of LTE-V2X is an extension of the long-standing relationships Qualcomm Technologies holds with leading automotive companies in China. All major global automakers currently use products from Qualcomm Technologies’ broad portfolio of automotive solutions across telematics, infotainment and connectivity to meet the increasing consumer demand of technologically advanced vehicles. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.,

2018 78

Tenneco acquires Federal-Mogul for $5.4B; to create two independent, public companies

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Tenneco, one of the world’s leading designers, manufacturers and distributors of Ride Performance and Clean Air products and technology solutions for diversified markets, signed a definitive agreement to acquire Federal-Mogul, a leading global supplier to OEMs and the aftermarket.

2018 88

China EV company Nio files for $1.8B IPO; targeting China’s premium BEV SUV market

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The company is initially targeting China’s premium battery-electric SUV market. The electric powertrain technologies developed for the EP9 provide the foundation for the development of the production vehicles.

2018 85

Solar fuels company Joule teams with DNV GL for commercial validation of CO2-to-fuels production process

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The next step will be to define the specific areas of collaboration that will accelerate the global production of CO 2 -neutral fuels. Joule will also benefit from advisory services in the areas of value chain creation, risk mitigation, process modeling for specific plant locations, and blending and transport of Joule’s fuel products. This cleared the catalyst for commercial use at the company’s demonstration plant in Hobbs, New Mexico.

2014 79

Brazil’s Aerotec to invest ~$5M in Li-S battery company OXIS Energy; expanding into Brazil

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million) in Li-Sulfur battery company OXIS Energy. OXIS says that it has achieved 400 Wh/kg at the cell level; the company is targeting 500 Wh/kg for 2019. Aerotec, a Brazilian Private Equity fund, will invest £3.75 million (US$5.2

2018 95

Petrobras becomes largest oil producer among publicly traded companies

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In the third quarter of 2014, Petrobras surpassed ExxonMobil’s oil production, and is now the largest producer of liquid hydrocarbons among its publicly traded peers. Considering oil and natural gas, the company is now fourth in the ranking. In the first nine months of 2014, Petrobras also saw the biggest increase in oil production, in both percentage and absolute terms. Operated production in the pre-salt layer: 700,000 bpd on 16 December 2014.

2015 103

USDA awarding $8.8M to 108 companies to support the production of advanced biofuel

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million to 108 companies in 39 states to boost the production of advanced biofuels. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is awarding $8.8 The funding is being provided through USDA’s Advanced Biofuel Payment Program, which was established in the 2008 Farm Bill. Payments are made to biofuels producers based on the amount of advanced biofuels produced from renewable biomass, other than corn kernel starch.

2016 60

Alstom invests €14M in electric autonomous shuttle company EasyMile

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The experience and lessons learned through all these projects is continuously integrated in EasyMile products and solutions. The funds provided by Alstom will be used to accelerate the company growth and support the R&D program.

2017 90

BYTON shows interior of M-Byte SUV production model at CES 2019

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BYTON revealed more about the interior of its first production model, the M-Byte SUV ( earlier post ), at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2019 in Las Vegas. The production version of the BYTON M-Byte is slated to debut in mid-2019, with mass-production starting at the end of the year.

2019 105

Cellulosic sugars company Renmatix raises $14M from Bill Gates, Total

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Cellulosic sugars company Renmatix has raised $14 million. The investment, intended to support the commercializing of the company’s Plantrose process, was led by Bill Gates. From this well established foundation in industrial sugars, the company continues to expand its product portfolio by valorizing additional bio building block intermediates, including Omno polymers and crystalline cellulose.

2016 85

EPA requires trucking companies to reduce air pollution near Los Angeles schools as part of emissions violation settlement

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced settlements with two interstate trucking companies which will pay $225,000 in penalties to resolve violations of California’s Truck and Bus Regulation. The companies failed to install particulate filters on some of their heavy-duty diesel trucks and failed to verify that trucks they hired for use in California complied with the state rule. The company, headquartered in Thomasville, N.C.,

Samsung Ventures invests in Li-poly battery company Seeo; targeting 400 Wh/kg product

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Seeo enables the production of safer batteries by replacing the flammable liquid electrolytes of conventional lithium-ion cells with Seeo’s DryLyte solid polymer electrolyte that is non-flammable and non-volatile. Among its current products, SEEO offers DryLyte Automotive Packs employing the Seeo DryLyte 1.6 Seeo, a developer of advanced lithium polymer batteries, has closed its largest funding round to date, and added Samsung Ventures Investment Corporation.

2014 76

Qualcomm makes strategic investment in safe battery technology company Amionx

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Additionally, we believe Safe Core can open new product opportunities for lithium-ion batteries where safety concerns have limited their use to date. Qualcomm has made a strategic investment in Amionx, a leader in safe battery technology.

2017 85

Si-anode company Nexeon commissions new manufacturing facility; >20t per year of product

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Nexeon, a UK-based silicon anode company ( earlier post ), has completed the construction and commissioning of its process development and manufacturing facility at its headquarters in Oxfordshire. The plant is capable of producing more than 20 tonnes of product a year, and has been built to be highly versatile and able to handle a wide range of materials and reagents. —David Bent, Production Director at Nexeon.

2014 80

GaN company Transphorm closes $70M investment round

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Transphorm Inc, an early stage power conversion semiconductor company, announced a $70-million investment round led by global investment firm KKR. KKR’s investment follows initial rounds of funding led by funds affiliated with Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, Foundation Capital, Google Ventures, Soros Quantum Strategic Partners, INCJ, Fujitsu, Transphorm will use this funding to support its growth, product innovation and expansion.

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