ATP making strategic expansion into deepwater Israel

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ATP Oil & Gas Corporation, an international offshore oil and gas development and production company with operations in the Gulf of Mexico and the North Sea, is expanding its deepwater operating and infrastructure expertise to offshore Israel. The strategic use of our deepwater technical expertise in Israel is one facet of ATP’s global diversification plan. announced a significant natural gas discovery at the Leviathan exploration prospect offshore Israel.

Noble Energy announces new exploration discoveries offshore Israel and in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico

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announced discoveries at the Tamar Southwest (SW) exploration well offshore Israel and at the Dantzler exploration well in the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico. The Tamar SW well offshore Israel, testing a new exploration prospect, encountered approximately 355 feet of net natural gas pay within the targeted Miocene intervals. Noble Energy, Inc.

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Better Place Opens First EV Demonstration Center; Dor Alon to Deploy Battery Switch Stations in Israel

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Better Place announced the grand opening of the company’s first electric vehicle (EV) battery switch demonstration center in Israel. The company marked the occasion by announcing the signing of 92 corporate fleet owners to date as well as a partnership with Dor Alon, one of Israel’s leading gas station operators, for the deployment of battery switch stations at Dor Alon’s facilities.

Israel confirms 2012 electric car plans

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If you live in Israel you only have another year or so to wait. During a conversation with Globes yesterday, Israel Corporation CEO Gilad Nir commented that electric cars, in association with the Better Place venture, were on the fast track to Israel’s [.]. Tags: Electric cars Green cars Latest news Better Place israel Just how quickly will electric cars be available on a large scale?

Better Place Trouble Continues As Latest CEO Quits

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Better Place, whose corporate model allows electric car owners in Israel, Denmark and Australia to have their car's entire battery swapped at stations around the country, has faced increasing Only a month after Better Place founder Shai Agassi was replaced as CEO of the company, current CEO Moshe Kaplinsky has also departed the troubled firm.

Daimler first automotive company to test UBQ’s climate-positive thermoplastic material in auto parts

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Daimler chose to partner with UBQ through Plug and Play’s Startup Autobahn, an innovation platform that connects emerging technologies to pilot opportunities with multinational corporations.

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Ampal Signs Option Exercise Agreement to Acquire 25% in Ethanol Project in Colombia

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Israel-based Ampal-American Israel Corporation signed an option exercise agreement with Merhav (M.N.F) Merhav is a multinational corporation with interests in a range of sectors, including energy, infrastructure projects, and agriculture. Ampal and its subsidiaries acquire interests primarily in businesses located in the State of Israel or that are Israel-related.

Toyota invests in V2X chipset company Autotalks

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Israel-based Autotalks, a developer in V2X (Vehicle to Everything) communication chipsets ( earlier post ), has completed its Series D round with about $40 million in investments, an oversubscription of $10 million. 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.

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Tata Takes On Air

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Nègre has signed deals to bring its design to 12 more countries, including Germany, Israel and South Africa. They join Canadian companies Veridian Corporation and Feel Good Cars as Plug-In Partners.

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Better Place lost $459M on $6.9M in sales last year; cumulative losses of $812M

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Under the Liquidation Petition filed in Israel on Sunday, Better Place listed assets of $9.5 PrivCo CEO and Corporate Lawyer Sam Hamadeh explained that the Israeli insolvency regime is based on the Companies Ordinance (New Version) 5743-1983, the Companies Regulations (Liquidation) 5477–1987, and the Bankruptcy Ordinance of 1980. Battery swap pioneer Better Place, Inc., which filed for liquidation on Sunday ( earlier post ), lost $459 million last year on $6.9

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Intel completes tender offer for Mobileye; accelerating autonomous driving

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Intel Corporation and Mobileye N.V. Mobileye will remain headquartered in Israel and led by Prof. announced the completion of Intel’s tender offer for outstanding ordinary shares of Mobileye, a global leader in the development of computer vision and machine learning, data analysis, localization and mapping for advanced driver assistance systems and autonomous driving.

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Letter from Copenhagen

Revenge of the Electric Car

And hundreds of mayors and corporate leaders committed their futures to meaningful action. Shai Agassi updated the world on Better Place’s plan to install fast-switch stations and quick chargers in Denmark, Israel, Tokyo, and the US. Late night on the streets of Copenhagen, and biting cold. It was a dark and snowy night. But what I really wanted was…a bicycle. Two weeks in on a trip to Denmark and my perspective on weather and transportation had shifted.

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Biofuels company receives funding boost

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It has picked up $12million from IC Green Energy Ltd, the renewable energy arm of Israel Corporation – bringing its total funds raised over the last five years to $40million. Primus Green Energy – a company that develops petrol and other fuels from biomass and natural gas – has received a substantial funding boost.

ON Semiconductor acquires mmWave technology for automotive radar from IBM

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ON Semiconductor Corporation is acquiring and licensing mmWave technology developed by the IBM Research Haifa Lab research team for use in automotive radar applications. The acquisition creates a new Israel design center for ON Semiconductor that reports directly into the automotive solutions division within the Image Sensor Group. The new design center is located in Haifa, Israel.

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Samsung invests in graphene manufacturer XG Sciences; joint battery development initiative

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XGS) closed on a strategic investment led by Samsung Ventures Investment Corporation (Samsung Ventures). Samsung Venture Investment Corporation is the Venture Capital arm of the Samsung Group with offices in Seoul, Silicon Valley, Israel, London and Tokyo. Graphene manufacturer XG Sciences, Inc. Philip Rose, XG Sciences CEO, said the investment will be used to fund additional research and development of the company’s advanced materials.

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Seambiotic and Chinese Power Company to Build $10M Commercial Microalgae Farm in China

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companies associated with China Guodian Corporation, to establish a Chinese joint venture for the commercial cultivation of microalgae. Seambiotic was founded in 2003 in cooperation with the Israel Electric Corporation (IEC) to grow and process marine microalgae for the nutraceutical and biofuel industries while acting as a carbon capture technology.

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Qoros Auto contracts with AAM for electric drive technology

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and Israel Corporation and headquartered in Shanghai ( earlier post ), has awarded AAM (American Axle & Manufacturing, Inc.) Qoros Auto Co., joint venture between Chery Automobile Co., a driveline systems contract for e-AAM technology to be applied on a future model year Qoros vehicle. This vehicle will be produced in China for both the Chinese and European automotive markets.

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Bailouts and Beemers

Plugs and Cars

A generation of deregulation has culminated with free-market ideologues and corporate chieftains begging for salvation from the federal government once-despised as mettlesome. Commitments have been made for tens of thousands of cars within a few short years for Israel and Denmark in cooperation with Shai Agassi's Better Place. The deck of cards, some might say house of cards, that is the American economy is being shuffled.

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Wrightspeed named as World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer

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Other selected pioneers come from France (2), Luxembourg (2), and Canada, Israel, Sweden and the United Kingdom. The Technology Pioneers were selected from among hundreds of applicants by a selection committee of 68 academics, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and corporate executives. Wrightspeed Inc.,

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REG acquires 69% ownership in German biodiesel producer for $20.9M; making cash offer for remaining 31%

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ICG, Israel Corporation’s vehicle for investing in the alternative energy market, accepted an offer from REG European Holdings B.V. US-based biofuels producer Renewable Energy Group, Inc. is acquiring IC Green Energy Ltd.’s s majority equity ownership position in German biodiesel producer Petrotec AG. Closing of the transaction is expected before year end.

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Seambiotic USA and NASA Glenn Research Center Collaborating on Large Scale Microalgae Process Optimization for Algae-Derived Aviation Fuel

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Seambiotic USA, the US subsidiary of Israel-based Seambiotic, has entered into an agreement with NASA Glenn Research Center to develop an on-going collaborative R&D program for optimization of open-pond microalgae growth processes. Under a non-reimbursable Space Act Agreement noted in Congressional testimony in March 2009, NASA is partnering with Seambiotic, Inc. to reduce biomass process cost.

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Better Place closes $200M Series C financing; valuation now $2.25B

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Existing shareholders, including Israel Corp., The company will launch its initial commercial service in Israel and Denmark early next year and has already announced a series of consumer offerings for electric mobility services that it says are competitive with gasoline-based cars. Better Place will launch initial commercial service to a select group of customers in Israel and Denmark in the first quarter of 2012, expanding to full commercial operations over the following months.

EERC Foundation Receives Patent Application Approval for On-Demand Hydrogen Fueling System

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Researchers in the EERC’s National Center for Hydrogen Technology, with support from the US Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory and more than 85 corporate partners, have proved the conversion of methanol into hydrogen and are working toward obtaining similar results for ethanol and hydrocarbon fuels, including military jet fuel.

Intel to acquire Mobileye for $15.3 billion; targeting autonomous driving

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Intel Corporation announced a definitive agreement under which Intel would acquire Mobileye, a global leader in the development of computer vision and machine learning, data analysis, localization and mapping for advanced driver assistance systems and autonomous driving.

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Toyota Research Institute launches Toyota AI Ventures with $100M investment

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Toyota Research Institute (TRI) is investing an initial $100 million to launch Toyota AI Ventures , a new corporate venture capital subsidiary designed to provide early-stage financing to startup technology companies. Israel-based Intuition Robotics is a leader in the development of social companion technology, including its ElliQ active-aging robotic companion.

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Electric Cars and a Smarter Grid - Green Inc. Blog -

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So far Israel, Denmark, Australia , Hawaii and California’s Bay Area have plans to implement the Better Place model. Home Page Todays Paper Video Most Popular Times Topics Search All Energy & Environment World U.S.

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BMW Group to offer 25 electrified vehicle models by 2025, 12 fully electric

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These are key elements of our corporate strategy, NUMBER ONE > NEXT, our roadmap for the future. Our test fleet is now on the roads in Germany, Israel and the US – making daily trips. By 2025, the BMW Group will offer 25 electrified vehicle models—12 of them fully electric, said Harald Krüger, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG, in a preview briefing before the opening of the Frankfurt Motor Show next week.

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GE and Better Place Partner to Accelerate EV Infrastructure Deployment; Integrating GE WattStation with Better Place Services

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Battery Financing: GE and Better Place will develop a battery financing program that begins with a pilot project to finance 10,000 batteries in Israel and Denmark, which are the first two markets for Better Place. GE’s WattStation. Click to enlarge.

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Where Plug-In Hybrid Conversions (mostly Priuses) Are

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Costar Corporation by Hymotion, October 2006 (Annapolis, MD), contact Chelan County (WA) Advanced Vehicle Initiative s "Whitebird," by Manzanita Micro, October, 2006. Progress Energy Corporation by Advanced Vehicle Research Center , with Hymotion kit, July 2007 (Raleigh, NC), contact Mike.Ligett@. All are Type C School buses, built by IC Corporation and Enova Systems; contact Ewan Pritchard at

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Chinese automakers bring hybrids and plug-ins to Detroit, Geneva auto shows

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—a partnership between Chery Automobile, China’s largest independent car manufacturer, and Israel Corporation—is bringing its Cross Hybrid Concept to the Geneva Motor Show in March. The E-JET concept range extended electric vehicle from GAC. Click to enlarge.

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GM global sales up 7.6% in 2011 to 9.026M vehicles; China and US largest markets

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On a corporate basis, GM’s two largest markets in 2011 were China, where GM and its joint venture partners increased sales 8.3% More than 15 markets experienced record Chevrolet sales in 2011 with the largest year-over-year increases in Peru (81%), Vietnam (79%), Thailand (57%), South Africa (50%) and Israel (46%). General Motors Co. global sales rose to more than 9 million vehicles in 2011, a 7.6% gain compared with 2010. GM gained four-tenths of a point of market share to 11.9%

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Volkswagen Group makes $300M strategic investment in on-demand mobility provider Gett

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A key partner in this area will be Gett, one of the leading providers in the European ride-hailing market with development facilities in Israel. Gett’s convenient and at the same time highly efficient mobility solution is equally successful with consumers and businesses—it is already in use by more than 4,000 leading corporations worldwide. Volkswagen has made a US$300-million strategic investment in Gett (formerly GetTaxi), a global provider of ride-hailing services.

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GE Capital, NRG Energy and ConocoPhillips form $300M JV to fund emerging energy technology

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Energy Technology Ventures will invest in, and offer commercial collaboration opportunities to, venture- and growth-stage energy technology companies in the renewable power generation, smart grid, energy efficiency, oil, natural gas, coal and nuclear energy, emission controls, water and biofuels sectors, primarily in North America, Europe and Israel. GE, NRG Energy, Inc.

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Audi sponsors AI conference NIPS 2016, demonstrates how car develops intelligent parking strategies

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The Audi global network encompasses not only research institutes, but also companies from hotspots in California’s Silicon Valley, Europe and Israel. The Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) Foundation is a non-profit corporation the purpose of which is to foster the exchange of research on neural information processing systems in their biological, technological, mathematical, and theoretical aspects.

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Cleantech Blog: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles

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The Renault-Nissan Alliance and Project Better Place have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to create a mass-market for electric vehicles in Israel which is an excellent target market: it has a sales tax exceeding 60% for gasoline vehicles, gasoline costs over $6 per gallon, most driving fits the range of electric vehicles, and the government strongly supports energy independence. Shai Agassi predicts that Israel will have over 100,000 electric vehicles in use by 2010.

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Qoros premieres first production vehicle, hybrid concept at Geneva

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Qoros Automotive, an equal joint venture partnership founded in 2007 between China-based Chery Automobile and Israel Corporation, is presenting the world premiere of its first series production vehicle, the C-segment Qoros 3 Sedan, at the Geneva International Motor Show. Qoros 3 sedan.

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Primus Green Energy expands biomass-to-gasoline development plant in NJ; variant of the ExxonMobil MTG process

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Primus Green Energy —a US subsidiary of Israel Corporation’s renewable energy unit IC Green Energy Ltd. that has developed a gasification-based process to convert agricultural biomass into 93 octane gasoline ( earlier post )—has expanded its US-based development facility in New Jersey, enabling the company to build its complete, integrated thermochemical process.

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Renault-Nissan Alliance Partners with Singapore Government for EVs

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It will also look into educating the public on EV technology though a nationwide EV sharing programme or through corporate fleets. The Alliance has begun ZEV initiatives in Kanagawa Prefecture and Yokohama in Japan, as well as in Israel, Denmark, Portugal, Monaco, the UK, France, Switzerland, Ireland, China and Hong Kong.

Pike Research makes 10 electric vehicle predictions for 2013

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Battery swapping pioneer Better Place, which saw key executives leave in 2012, has failed to capture the expected number of subscribers to its EV service in the initial launch market of Israel and borrowed money to continue the expensive build-out of battery swap stations in Denmark. Corporations are much better equipped to repurpose end-of-life EV batteries than individuals and will be able to sell into the growing market for grid energy storage.

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Nissan, Pima Association of Governments and ECOtality to Partner on EVs and EV Charging Infrastructure for Tucson Area

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Earlier this week, British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority (BC Hydro) contracted Electric Transportation Engineering Corporation (eTec), a wholly owned subsidiary of ECOtality, Inc., In 2007, ECOtality acquired Electric Transportation Engineering Corporation (eTec).

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Renault Introduces the Kangoo be bop Z.E. Electric Vehicle Demonstrator

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is equipped with a lithium-ion battery pack produced by AESC (Automotive Electric Supply Corporation), a Nissan-NEC joint venture which was founded in April 2007. The Kangoo be bop Z.E. electric vehicle. Click to enlarge.

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Nissan Updates on Nissan Green Program 2010; New Vehicle CO2 Needs to Be Reduced 90% by 2050

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In reviewing its efforts to date in reducing CO 2 emissions, Nissan said that AESC (Automotive Energy Supply Corporation), its joint venture with NEC Corporation and NEC TOKIN Corporation, aims to be a leader in battery technology. in the United States; and Israel, Portugal, Monaco, United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, Ireland, China, Hong Kong and Singapore. Nissan Motor Co.,

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Renault to Make Kangoo be bop Z.E. Prototype EV Available for Test Drives; Four Different EV Models in Market by 2012

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The 15 kWh lithium-ion battery pack from AESC (Automotive Electric Supply Corporation, a Nissan-NEC joint venture founded in April 2007), comprises 48 power modules, each of which incorporates four elementary cells. The first will be a family saloon and will go on sale in Israel and in Europe. Electric motor and power electronics package for the be bop Z.E. Click to enlarge. Renault will make its Renault Kangoo be bop Z.E.

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