Fri.Jan 20, 2023

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Microchip Technology introduces new hybrid power drive module solution for electric aviation

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Aircraft manufacturers designing “More Electric Aircraft” (MEA) are looking to convert the flight control systems from hydraulic to electric to reduce weight and design complexities.

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Hertz will funnel thousands of EVs to major US cities—charging, too

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Hertz is beginning the rollout of what the company claims is North America's largest EV rental fleet in Denver, and showing how it plans to continue that rollout nationwide.

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CTR recovering lithium from its Hell’s Kitchen Optimization Plant

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Controlled Thermal Resources (CTR) reports that its engineering team has improved several process stages, including optimization of the brine preparation stage, to achieve highly efficient recovery of lithium, in real-time, from the company’s live Salton Sea geothermal brine resource. Earlier post.)

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Report: GM considering $30,000 small electric pickup

Green Car Reports

General Motors is said to be considering adding a compact electric pickup to its lineup, as one of several models that might be priced at less than $30,000.

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European Clean Hydrogen Partnership launches €195M 2023 call for proposals

Green Car Congress

The European Clean Hydrogen Partnership launched its 2023 call for proposals. A total of €195 million will be made available for projects that support the creation of clean hydrogen technologies. A total of 26 topics will be part of the call for proposals. Renewable hydrogen production: 7 topics, €49M Hydrogen storage and distribution: 5 topics, €36M Transport: 3 topics, €25.5M Heat and power: 4 topics, €19M Cross-cutting: 3 topics, €7.5M

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Nikola has a mobile hydrogen station for fuel-cell trucks

Green Car Reports

Nikola wants to use mobile hydrogen stations to support its fuel-cell trucks. The company on Wednesday that it had developed a trailer-mounted mobile fueling rig that can deliver hydrogen at 10,000 psi. It plans to display the rig publicly next week.

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thyssenkrupp Uhde selected by ADNOC for exploration of commercial-scale ammonia cracking plant

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thyssenkrupp Uhde and ADNOC—a diversified energy and petrochemicals group wholly owned by the Emirate of Abu Dhabi—have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to explore a long-term partnership to create new markets for hydrogen and promote global clean energy value chains.

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ACWA Power to develop Uzbekistan’s first green hydrogen and green ammonia projects

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ACWA Power, a leading Saudi developer, investor, and operator of power generation, water desalination and green hydrogen plants worldwide, has signed extensive heads of terms agreements to develop a green hydrogen facility and a green ammonia pilot project in the Republic of Uzbekistan with the country’s Ministry of Energy and Uzkimyosanoat, a state-owned chemical company. These projects are the first of their kind in the Central Asian country.

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Tesla just started an EV price war that it will likely win

Electrek

Tesla has just started what could become a major EV price war, and it could change the landscape as the automaker is in a great position to win that war. more… The post Tesla just started an EV price war that it will likely win appeared first on Electrek.

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Topsoe to provide technology for first commercial size dynamic green ammonia plant in China

Green Car Congress

Topsoe has been chosen by Mintal Hydrogen to provide technology to the first dynamic green ammonia plant in China. The dynamic green ammonia plant is Topsoe’s first Power-to-X project in China and includes Topsoe’s process licensing, engineering design package, proprietary equipment, and catalysts. The first phase will have a capacity of 1800 tons per day (390,000 tpa) with expected start of production in 2025.

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Tesla highlights Model Y’s heat pump innovations in new promotional video

Teslarati

Tesla is at its best when it is highlighting the hard work that has gone to make its lineup of all-electric vehicles as compelling as possible.

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Braskem evaluating production of bio-based polypropylene in US

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Brazil-based Braskem, the largest polyolefins producer in the Americas, as well as a global market leader and pioneer producer of biopolymers on an industrial scale, announced a project to evaluate an investment in producing carbon-negative bio-based polypropylene (PP) in the US. The project would utilize Braskem’s proven, proprietary technology to convert bioethanol into physically segregated bio-based polypropylene.

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This solar + storage project could be a US grid game changer

Electrek

A team at the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has developed a utility-scale solar and storage project that can provide power to both AC and DC high-voltage lines, and thus shore up grid stability – here’s how it works.

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First flight of ZeroAvia 19-seat Dornier 228 with hydrogen-electric powertrain

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ZeroAvia’s modified 19-seat Dornier 228 twin-engine aircraft took to the sky in testbed configuration for first flight as part of the HyFlyer II project. The airplane was retrofitted with a full-size prototype hydrogen-electric powertrain on the left wing of the aircraft. The flight took place from the company’s R&D facility at Cotswold Airport in Gloucestershire, UK, and lasted 10 minutes. The aircraft completed taxi, take-off, a full pattern circuit, and landing.

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Aptera debuts Launch Edition solar EV, but start of production will take some time… and money

Electrek

Aptera Motors has inched closer than ever to customer deliveries of its flagship solar EV donning the company name.

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US releases signed MOU with Congo and Zambia to strengthen EV battery value chain

Green Car Congress

The US Department of State released the signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on electric vehicle battery value chains signed by the United States on 13 December 2022, during the Africa Leaders Summit. Through this MOU, the United States will support the commitment between the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Zambia to develop jointly a supply chain for electric vehicle batteries.

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Tesla spotted using mobile service on new Tesla Semi electric truck that broke down

Electrek

Tesla has been spotted using its mobile service fleet to try to fix a new Tesla Semi electric truck that broke down in California. more… The post Tesla spotted using mobile service on new Tesla Semi electric truck that broke down appeared first on Electrek.

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RecycLiCo delivers battery-grade lithium carbonate and lithium hydroxide to battery manufacturers in Japan and South Korea

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RecycLiCo Battery Materials (formerly American Manganese), has delivered samples of its battery-grade lithium carbonate and lithium hydroxide to battery manufacturers in Japan and South Korea. The companies, which are among the top manufacturers in the region, will conduct a technical review of the lithium products and explore potential business partnership opportunities with RecycLiCo.

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Twitter faces lawsuit from ‘experts’ hired by previous management to fight against Musk

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It seems like Tesla, SpaceX, and Twitter CEO Elon Musk has truly become a magnet of controversy as of late. As per recent reports, Twitter was sued by a consulting firm that claimed that it was owed $2 million.

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US solar and wind expected to reduce coal and natural gas generation to 2025

Electrek

Increased US power generation from mostly wind and solar will reduce generation from both coal and natural gas power plants in 2023 and 2024, according to the US Energy Information Administration’s (EIA’s) “ Short-Term Energy Outlook.”

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Tesla interest skyrocketed on Edmunds’ site following price cuts

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Tesla interest skyrocketed on Edmunds following the automaker’s decision to cut prices. In early January, Tesla cut prices across its vehicle lineup by as much as $13,000 in a move that has evidently skyrocketed consumer interest.

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Nucor debuts ‘world’s most sustainable steel’ for US offshore wind industry

Electrek

Nucor, the largest steel producer in the US and the biggest scrap recycler in North America, has announced that it will manufacture sustainable steel plate especially for the US offshore wind industry.

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How nuclear energy can establish the hydrogen economy

Innovation News Network

The Nuclear Energy Agency outline the potential of nuclear energy in developing the hydrogen economy globally. The post How nuclear energy can establish the hydrogen economy appeared first on Innovation News Network. Energy Hydrogen Nuclear Energy The Innovation Platform Issue 13

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Why is GM investing nearly $1B in V-8 engines when it’s ‘all in’ on electric vehicles?

Electrek

General Motors (GM) announced today that it will invest nearly $1 billion in four US facilities to produce V-8 engines and EV components. Despite GM advertising it’s going “all in” on electric vehicles, less than 10% of the investment is going toward EV development.

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Tesla Model Y wins Safety Award from What Car?

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The Tesla Model Y won a Safety Award by What Car? for its 2023 Car of the Year Awards. The judges considered active and passive safety along with the purchase price due to the large volume of sales having a larger influence on road safety.

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GM and LG partnership crumbles; will another battery maker save the next US plant?

Electrek

Plans for a fourth electric vehicle battery plant from the GM and LG Energy Solution partnership are on hold “indefinitely” after executives ended discussions without agreeing to move forward. The automaker is now consulting with at least one other battery supplier for its next US facility.

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Tesla’s Elon Musk predicts peak oil demand within next 5 years

Teslarati

Elon Musk may be one of the world’s biggest proponents for sustainable energy, but he is also a realist.

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This slide-in camper designed for electric trucks will be a must-have for your next adventure

Electrek

EarthCruiser, an Oregon-based adventure vehicle manufacturer, is designing a slide-in camper specifically for electric trucks to instantly upgrade your next adventure.

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Maye Musk enjoys Berlin in Midnight Cherry Red Tesla Model Y

Teslarati

Maye Musk, the mother of Tesla CEO Elon Musk, shared photos of an evening out in Berlin in a Midnight Cherry Red Tesla Model Y. Musk noted that a Tesla executive drove her around the city in the vehicle, which had her name on the screen.

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Engwe Engine Pro review: A value full-suspension e-bike with a weird name

Electrek

It’s not that we haven’t seen our fair share of some weirdly named e-bikes before, but there’s something confusing about an electric bike named after an engine.

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Tesla stock is up again: Will it rebound in 2023?

Teslarati

Tesla stock ( NASDAQ: TSLA ) is trading in the green once again on Friday. Is 2023 the year it will cancel out the steep decline the stock felt last year? Judging by Tesla stock’s performance so far this year, it very well could be.

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New graphene production methods found by HEX 6

Innovation News Network

HEX 6 Industries Incorporated has discovered new methods for graphene production that will enable commercial volumes of pristine graphene. The post New graphene production methods found by HEX 6 appeared first on Innovation News Network. Science Graphene Materials Science

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Elon Musk explains how Twitter can benefit companies

Teslarati

Elon Musk highlighted a key benefit that companies would gain from using Twitter. He pointed to data from the Twitter account of one of his other companies, Tesla.

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Sun Joe’s 1,500 PSI electric pressure washer falls to new low of $85 in New Green Deals

Electrek

Spring cleaning isn’t that far away, so now’s a great time to start figuring out how you’ll get rid of winter grime. One great way to clean your home after a long winter is with a pressure washer, and Sun Joe has you covered with a on one of its newer models.

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Tesla’s primary weapon in the EV price war is its commanding lead in profits

Teslarati

Tesla was battered and bruised last year by a series of headwinds, from Giga Shanghai’s shutdowns to CEO Elon Musk’s TSLA stock sales to fund his Twitter acquisition. It was then no surprise that the EV maker started 2023 on a much different stance.

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Podcast: EV price war, Tesla demand boom, cheaper EVs, and more

Electrek

This week on the Electrek Podcast , we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy. This week, we discuss the potential EV price war, Tesla’s demand booming, cheaper EVs, and more.

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Tesla Semi With Frito Lay Livery Spotted Broken Down On Roadside

InsideEVs

Even though there was a Tesla service van on site, they had to call a tow truck

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