Ford signs nickel supply agreement with Australian mining Company


Ford Motor Company signed a Memorandum of Understanding for nickel (Ni) supply with BHP. The Australian mining company has already signed a nickel supply agreement with Tesla and Toyota. CATL) will also help Ford boost its battery supply.

Gevo, Google Cloud to measure and verify the carbon intensity of biofuels across supply chain

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Gevo has entered into a partner agreement with Google Cloud to measure and verify the efficacy of next-generation biofuels across the supply chain via full lifecycle sustainability data tracking. The goal will be to help companies create a more data-driven approach to understanding and lowering greenhouse gas intensity globally. Biomass Blockchain Emissions Fuels Lifecycle analysis Market Background Supply chain Sustainability


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Kumi launches CAHRA Map to support companies’ due diligence in minerals and metals supply chains

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London-based sustainability consultancy Kumi, a market leader in responsible sourcing practices for global supply chains, has launched a due diligence tool called CAHRA Map to enable companies in the minerals and metals sector to identify “conflict-affected and high-risk areas” (CAHRAs).

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Tesla secures battery material supply deals with two big Chinese companies


Tesla has secured battery material supply deals with two large Chinese companies, according to new fillings. The move aims to ensure battery supply to support its electric vehicle production through the mid-decade.

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 renewable diesel to be supplied under the agreement will fuel an estimated 3.6

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GM and Glencore enter multi-year cobalt supply agreement

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Glencore and General Motors announced a multi-year sourcing agreement in which Glencore will supply GM with cobalt from its Murrin Murrin operation in Australia. The company will then expand into magnet manufacturing around 2025 at its new production facility in Fort Worth, Texas.

S&P Global: looming shortfalls in copper supply will short-circuit net-zero goals absent significant new supply

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The study, entitled The Future of Copper: Will the Looming Supply Gap Short-circuit the Energy Transition? This “New Era of Copper Demand” would result in unprecedented and untenable shortfalls in supply, the study says.

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 '.

How Long Until EV Fleets Take Over the Supply Chain?

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How long until we see electric fleets taking over the supply chain? As more companies invest in EVs, it helps speed innovation, leading to more efficient and affordable vehicles. The post How Long Until EV Fleets Take Over the Supply Chain?

BorgWarner to supply new 800V SiC inverter to German OEM

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In North America, BorgWarner has secured a contract with a major OEM to supply high voltage inverters for battery electric vehicle (BEV) platforms including a variety of passenger cars and trucks.

Taiwanese energy company to supply batteries to Aptera and is rumored to produce the SEVs in Taiwan


Aptera Cofounder and Co-CEO Chris Anthony is there with Taiwanese energy company Formosa AdvEnergy Technology Corp, on the heels of a new agreement to supply batteries to Aptera’s upcoming solar EVs. Nancy Pelosi isn’t the only American shaking things up in Taiwan this week.

Lucid halves 2022 production estimate, citing continued supply-chain issues

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California’s Lucid Motors on Wednesday reported continued supply-chain and logistics challenges, as it reported just 679 deliveries of its Air electric sedan for the second quarter and ratcheted expectations way down for the remainder of the year.

Second battery module line goes on stream in BMW plant Leipzig; supplying the i4

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Plant Leipzig’s first such production line went on stream in May 2021 and supplies the battery modules for the BMW iX. The BMW Group sources its battery cells from partners who produce them to the company’s exact specifications.

Foxconn to build EV ecosystem and battery production chain in Kaohsiung, Taiwan

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It also aims to localize battery manufacturing across all points of the supply chain, from upstream raw materials to midstream cells and the downstream battery packs. In addition, Kaohsiung has also attracted investments from companies such as WIN Semiconductors Corp.,

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British Airways, Phillips 66 sign sustainable aviation fuel supply agreement

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British Airways and Phillips 66 Limited have entered into a multi-year supply agreement for sustainable aviation fuel produced at the Phillips 66 Humber Refinery, making the airline the first in the world to use SAF produced in the UK. The SAF will be supplied to British Airways to power a number of its flights from early 2022. Markets for lower-carbon products are growing, and this agreement demonstrates our ability to supply them.

Nikola to acquire battery-pack company Romeo Power

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Headquartered in Cypress, California, Romeo is an energy storage technology company focused on designing and manufacturing lithium-ion battery modules and packs for commercial vehicle applications. Romeo has proven battery pack technologies and a significant battery cell supply agreement in place. The transaction has been approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies.

To supply EV production, another European battery company rises: Verkor

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As European automakers ramp up production of electric cars, a new company aims to supply them with batteries.

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SEMI: 200mm semiconductor fab capacity set to surge 21% to mitigate supply-demand imbalance

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SEMI connects more than 2,500 member companies and 1.3 Semiconductor manufacturers worldwide are on track to boost 200mm fab capacity by 1.2 million wafers, or 21%, from the start of 2020 to the end of 2024 to hit a record high of 6.9

Mercedes-Benz acquires electric motor technology company YASA

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Under the terms of the acquisition, YASA will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Mercedes-Benz, developing ultra high-performance e-motors, while retaining its own brand, team, facilities and continuing to supply existing automotive supercar customers.

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Tesla signs 5-year lithium supply deal with Australia’s Liontown Resources: Report


Tesla signed a 5-year lithium supply deal with Liontown Resources, which is expected to commence in 2024. Liontown will supply Tesla with Lithium Spodumene Concentrate from the battery metal company’s new AU$473 million ($338M) Kathleen Valley Lithium Project in Western Australia.

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.

Tesla Roadster to come in 2023 if company can avoid supply chain ‘mega drama’


Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the electric automaker could ship the next-generation Roadster in 2023, as long as 2022 is not filled with “mega drama” in terms of supply chain shortages.

Volkswagen Group of America and Redwood Materials to create US supply chain for EV battery recycling

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Redwood) will collaborate to create a supply chain to recycle Volkswagen and Audi electric vehicle batteries in the United States, with the goal of providing accessible and more sustainable electric mobility for American drivers. Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

Vale Canada to supply Northvolt with low-carbon nickel products for batteries

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Vale Canada and lithium-ion cell producer Northvolt AB announced a multi-year agreement for Vale to supply low-carbon nickel products to Northvolt, reinforcing the companies’ shared commitment to sustainability in the electric vehicle supply chain and electrification of the broader mining industry. Rounds from the company’s Long Harbour refinery in Newfoundland, Canada, have a verified carbon footprint of 4.4

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Hyundai HTWO supplying fuel cell generator to ETCR racing for EV charging

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The charging system can generate up to 160kW of electricity, offering an output equivalent to twice that of the NEXO, Hyundai Motor Company’s fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV).

BMW Group uses Blockchain to drive supply chain transparency: “PartChain”

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The BMW Group is using Blockchain technology in purchasing to ensure the traceability of components and raw materials in multi-stage international supply chains. The automotive industry’s international supply chains are highly complex.

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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., —Gerard Barron, Chairman and CEO of The Metals Company.

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NEDO appoints Toyota and partners to study developing large-scale hydrogen supply chain in Chubu Region

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To materialize large volume of imports, it is important to build supply chains from import terminals to demand locations, and to put priority on identifying challenges and find its solutions. Other member companies in the study group include Idemitsu Kosan Co.,

Start-Up MOBI LATAM partners with EnergyX to develop Bolivian domestic lithium battery supply chain

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Bolivian micro-mobility and clean energy startup MOBI has partnered with American direct lithium extraction company Energy Exploration Technologies Inc. Both companies will work towards creating a Bolivian domestic lithium battery supply chain to develop the region’s electric mobility market. The company plans on being active throughout South America and identified EnergyX as a strategic partner capable of helping it enact its vision.

AustroCel Hallein supplying OMV with celluosic ethanol

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The first successful trial delivery of advanced cellulosic ethanol marks the start of the long-term cooperation between OMV, the integrated, international oil, gas and petrochemicals company headquartered in Vienna, and AustroCel Hallein GmbH.

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Yamaha Motor supplying electric motors for Subaru Tecnica International; to be mounted on STI E-RA EV

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Yamaha Motor will supply Subaru Tecnica International Inc. STI) with hyper-EV electric motor units ( earlier post ) for the STI E-RA EV the company is developing for future motorsport.

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Toyocolor to supply SK Innovation with Lioaccum conductive CNT dispersions for Li-ion cathodes

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the colorants and functional materials division of Japan’s Toyo Ink Group, will supply the North American and European operations of SK Innovation, a South Korean lithium-ion (li-ion) battery manufacturer, with Toyocolor’s Lioaccum series of conductive carbon nanotube (CNT) dispersions.

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Renault Group to partner with Terrafame for sustainable nickel supply

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Renault Group and Finland-based metals producer Terrafame have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the future supply of nickel sulfate. Partnership with Terrafame is an important component in realizing our commitment to reach 30% emissions reduction for our supply chain by 2030.

Schaeffler signs five-year supply deal with REEtec for rare earth oxides

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Global automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler has signed a five-year contract with Norwegian company REEtec AS for the purchase of rare earth oxides. Through this partnership, we are also securing our supply of neodymium iron boron magnets for electric motors.

Electreon to supply Israel’s 4th largest bus operator with wireless charging infrastructure; simultaneous charging of 30 buses

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Electreon, a provider of wireless and in-road electric vehicle (EV) charging technology, signed an agreement of cooperation with Israel public transportation company Electra Afikim.

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Rivian CEO: Current Supply Issues Won't Impact Company's Future Success


Much like Elon Musk, RJ Scaringe is confident there's a light at the end of the tunnel, and he's planning ahead to capitalize

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Rolls-Royce commissions test bench for mtu hydrogen engines for climate-neutral power supply

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Over the past year and a half, the company has invested around €10 million at Rolls-Royce Solutions in Augsburg in test bench modernization, hydrogen infrastructure and other measures as part of its ‘Net Zero at Power Systems’ climate protection program. The mtu gas engine portfolio is being prepared for hydrogen as a fuel, thus enabling a climate-neutral energy supply. Rolls-Royce has commissioned its first in-house test bench for mtu hydrogen engines at its Augsburg site.

MATHESON executes long-term hydrogen supply contract with Vertex for renewable diesel production

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MATHESON , the US affiliate of Nippon Sanso Holdings Corporation ( NSHD ), has signed a long-term supply agreement to meet hydrogen requirements for a 75,000 bpd refinery in Mobile, Alabama owned by Vertex Energy. The facility is designed in accordance with MATHESON HyCO ’s global standards with respect to safety, ultra-high supply reliability, and with the flexibility required to best integrate these specifications with Vertex’s operations and supply considerations.

The Metals Company completes latest deep-sea research campaign

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In 2022, the Company will conduct an initial Prototype Collector Vehicle maneuverability test in the Atlantic Ocean, followed by pilot collection system trials in the CCZ later in the year. TMC’s NORI-D nodule project is the first in the company’s project development pipeline.

Wärtsilä to deliver first dedicated methanol fuel supply system for ships

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Wärtsilä has developed a dedicated fuel supply system for methanol—MethanolPac—as interest grows in the methanol pathway to decarbonize shpping. The MethanolPac fuel supply system and Wärtsilä 32 Methanol engine comprise a full solution for methanol in marine applications.

Pierburg to supply small series hydrogen blower to BMW

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Michael Becker, Director for Advanced Engineering at Pierburg and coordinator of the company’s fuel cell activities.

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BYD will supply batteries to Tesla

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It’s no longer a rumor, BYD will supply batteries to Tesla. Tesla is a very successful company no matter what, BYD respects Tesla and we admire Tesla. We are good friends with Elon Musk, and we will soon supply him with batteries.

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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 ). Koura is currently the largest producer of fluorspar in the world, accounting for more than 20% of global supply, as well as the producer of around 10% of global hydrofluoric acid supply.