Fri.Jul 31, 2020

DOE announces $100M for artificial photosynthesis research to two major partnerships

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced $100 million in funding over five years for two new awards focused on advancing artificial photosynthesis for the production of fuels from sunlight.

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Report: Panasonic cells for Tesla will get 20% energy boost

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Panasonic plans to give battery cells for Tesla electric cars a 20% boost in energy density in five years, Reuters reported Thursday. That timeframe could potentially line both the Tesla Model 3 and Model Y for a boost in range, performance, or both at that time. Tesla could at that time choose to make packs smaller and lighter with the same. Batteries

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REG to supply biodiesel/renewable diesel blend to 12 locations in Nor Cal

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Renewable Energy Group (REG) has entered into an agreement with Hunt & Sons, Inc. to supply REG Ultra Clean at 12 locations in Northern California. REG Ultra Clean blends biodiesel and renewable diesel. The patent-pending combination delivers both biodiesel’s excellent lubricity and renewable diesel’s high Cetane and low Cloud Point in a 100% renewable fuel. Hunt & Sons is a leading California-based petroleum products distributor and operates from its headquarters in Sacramento, California.

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GM fast-charging investment will fuel EVgo network expansion, charge future EVs

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General Motors and EVgo announced a partnership Friday that will result in the installation of more than 2,700 DC fast charging connectors—all powered by 100% renewable energy—over the next five years. The announcement marks the first significant move from GM toward helping expand fast-charging infrastructure, and investing in public. charging

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Groupe PSA introduces new eVMP platform (Electric Vehicle Modular Platform) for C- and D-segment vehicles

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Between 2020 and 2025, Groupe PSA will gradually move from two multi-energy platforms to two 100% electrified platforms to support its e-mobility development. The newly introduced eVMP (Electric Vehicle Modular Platform) platform will serve as the basis for a wide range of electric vehicles for the C- and D- segments. eVMP will offer high-performance with a range of up to 650 km (404 miles) (WLTP cycle) and a benchmark storage capacity with 50 kWh per meter available within the wheelbase.

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Lordstown Motors ad shows electric trucks at work

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Lordstown Motors released the first ad for its Endurance electric pickup truck Thursday—even though first deliveries for the truck remain about a year away. The Endurance was designed primarily as a work vehicle aimed at fleet buyers, and the ad certainly shows that. Chock full of farmers and construction workers, the ad looks like it was. youtube

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Lightning Systems launches new energy division to provide charging solutions to fleets

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Lightning Systems, a developer and manufacturer of zero-emission commercial electric vehicles, has launched Lightning Energy, a new division that offers charging technologies and services to commercial and government fleets. Lightning Energy designs, installs, services, and manages charging solutions, providing fleets with turnkey options to support fleet electrification.

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SK to develop next-gen Li metal battery technology with Nobel Laureate John Goodenough

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SK Innovation will develop next-generation battery technology with University of Texas at Austin Professor John Goodenough, who was awarded a 2019 Nobel Prize in chemistry for his foundational work on the lithium-ion battery. Goodenough and Dr. Hadi Khani at The University of Texas at Austin aim to develop unique gel-polymer electrolyte for a lithium metal battery with the goal of providing higher energy density and better safety at a competitive cost.

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Toyota to take 10% stake in electric drive maker BluE Nexus; new joint sales structure

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BluE Nexus Corporation ( earlier post ) and Toyota Motor Corporation will collaborate to prepare for the accelerated adoption of electrified vehicles by working together to increase their competitiveness in products related to electrification as well as to fortify their sales structure, including their technical support and services, among others, rendered to their customers. Additionally, Toyota will take a 10% stake in BluE Nexus to achieve this goal.

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New IACMI collaboration to develop advanced carbon fiber for hydrogen, natural gas storage tanks; $2.7M DOE award

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The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) will receive $2.7 million from the US Department of Energy (DOE) to develop and validate technology that will reduce the cost of manufacturing high-performance carbon fiber by 25% to make composite natural gas or hydrogen fuel tanks to power cars and trucks. Fuel tanks add significantly to a vehicle’s cost, impeding the use of these clean fuels in US transportation.

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Hyundai upgrading Bluelink connected car services technology; Connected Routing, Last Mile Navigation

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Hyundai Motor is upgrading its Bluelink connected car services technology with a range of new features. The new i30 will be the company’s first model to be equipped with the upgraded Bluelink. Hyundai’s Bluelink combines intelligent automotive and IT technologies in order to provide greater comfort, safety and convenience for drivers.

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Rio Tinto to invest ~$200M to progress the Jadar lithium project to feasibility study stage; jaderite

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Rio Tinto has approved an additional investment of almost $200 million to progress the next stage of the development of the lithium-borate Jadar project in Serbia. This will primarily fund the feasibility study, including the completion of detailed engineering designs, as well as permitting and land acquisition by the end of 2021, in line with the initial project schedule.

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