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Report says lithium from California’s Salton Sea can anchor US battery supply chain

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Developing lithium from the Salton Sea in California can help anchor a multi-billion dollar domestic electric vehicle battery supply chain and inject thousands of jobs and billions of dollars into California’s economically disadvantaged Imperial Valley, according to a new report from New Energy Nexus.

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Amazon shows Rivian electric delivery vans it will use starting in 2021

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Amazon on Thursday revealed the Rivian electric delivery van it plans to start using in 2021. The e-commerce and logistics giant announced last year that it had ordered 100,000 electric vans from electric-truck hopeful Rivian.

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Hyundai i20N: Further details of upcoming hot hatch revealed

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Hyundai has revealed more teaser images and details of its upcoming i20N – a small hot hatchback that’ll be aiming to take on the Ford Fiesta ST when it arrives

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BYD lands largest ever electric bus order in Finland; 106 buses for Nobina

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BYD has entered the Finnish market for the first time after securing an order for 106 buses with Nobina, one of Finland’s and Scandinavia’s largest Public Transport Operators (PTOs).

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Solid Power produces and delivers 10-layer 2Ah all solid-state lithium metal cells

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Solid Power announced the production and delivery of the company’s first-generation multi-layer, multi-ampere hour (Ah) all solid-state lithium metal cells.

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Fluid Truck orders 600 Lightning electric trucks and vans

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Lightning Systems, a provider of complete electrification solutions for urban commercial fleets, announced that Fluid Truck, a national truck rental platform, will incorporate 600 Lightning Electric vehicles into its fleet, with availability starting in Q4 2020.

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Audi Hungaria starts operation of Europe’s biggest solar roof installation

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Audi Hungaria, in cooperation with E.ON Hungaria, officially started operation of Europe’s biggest photovoltaic roof installation. Since the start of the year, the site in Gy?r r has used only green power.

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JR East, Hitachi and Toyota to develop hybrid hydrogen fuel cell railway vehicles; HYBARI

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East Japan Railway Company (JR East), Hitachi, Ltd., and Toyota Motor Corporation have entered into an agreement to collaborate on development of test railway vehicles equipped with hybrid systems that use hydrogen powered fuel cells and storage batteries as their source of electricity.

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Blue World Technologies starting production of methanol fuel cells

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Methanol fuel cell developer and manufacturer Blue World Technologies ( earlier post ) is starting limited production—the first step in commercializing its methanol fuel cell technology.

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BASF boosts support for sustainable road construction with global distribution rights for RheoFalt rejuvenator

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BASF now has the worldwide distribution rights for RheoFalt smart additives to modify asphalt and bitumen manufactured by the Netherlands-based company Ventraco. Excluded from the agreement are Belgium, Luxembourg and The Netherlands, where Ventraco will continue to supply the products.

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Allison Transmission launches new electric axles for medium- and heavy-duty commercial trucks: eGen Power

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Allison Transmission, the largest global manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty fully automatic transmissions and a supplier of commercial vehicle propulsion solutions, including electric hybrid and fully electric propulsion systems, launched eGen Power, Allison’s new series of fully integrated electric axles.

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GreenFlux, Eneco eMobility and Royal HaskoningDHV implement smart charging based on machine learning

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Royal HaskoningDHV’s office in the city of Amersfoort, the Netherlands, is the first location in the world where electric vehicles are smart charged using machine learning.

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Consumer Reports: most popular electric vehicles cost less to own than the best-selling gas-powered vehicles in their class

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Owning a plug-in electric vehicle today will save consumers thousands of dollars compared to owning a gas-powered vehicle, according to a new analysis by Consumer Reports comparing electrics to CR’s top-rated vehicles, as well as the best-selling, most efficient, and best-performing gasoline-powered vehicles on the market.

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Ipsos Auto Global Study: interest in battery electric vehicles growing in the US

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Ipsos’ new 2020 Global Mobility Navigator Study, focusing on Electrification, found global interest remained on par with the numbers from 2019. However, the study reveals there has been an increase in interest in the US and Chinese markets. Source: Ipsos.

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US DOE announces $26.9M for advanced nuclear technology

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced funding for three domestic projects that will accelerate advanced nuclear technology development. These projects, valued at $26.9 million including industry cost-share contributions, will allow industry-led teams to advance the state of domestic commercial nuclear capability. Two awards will advance flexible operation of light-water reactors with integrated hydrogen production systems.

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First BMW electric iX3 comes off production line at BMW Brilliance Automotive in Shenyang, China

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The first fully-electric BMW iX3 has left the production line at the BMW Brilliance Automotive joint venture (BBA) in Shenyang, China. The workforce at the BBA Plant Dadong in Shenyang already celebrated the successful start of production on 29 September 2020.

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Roskill: CO2 emissions from lithium production set to triple by 2025

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With demand for lithium set to increase over the next decade, Roskill has calculated , using its in-house analysis, that CO 2 emissions from lithium production are set to triple by 2025 versus current levels and to grow by a factor of six by 2030, with the vast majority of this coming from mineral concentrate production, shipping and refining.

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Monthly changes in key transportation indexes

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Developed and updated by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research. Last updated on October 5, 2020. The changes are in percent relative to the corresponding month in 2019. They are adjusted for both population and 2020 being a leap year (all but price of gasoline) and for inflation (price of gasoline).

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Soteria BIG licenses ORNL Li-ion battery safety technology

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Soteria Battery Innovation Group (BIG) has exclusively licensed and optioned a technology developed by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory designed to eliminate thermal runaway in lithium ion batteries due to mechanical damage.

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Ownership-cost advantages of EVs even stronger for SUVs and pickups, study finds

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Electric cars offer lower ownership costs than internal-combustion vehicles that can "more than make up for an EV's higher purchase price, according to a new Consumer Reports study.

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Hyundai invests in startup aiming to transport hydrogen in oil

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Hyundai is investing in a startup that plans to transport hydrogen in oil, potentially making use of existing fossil-fuel infrastructure. The automaker is partnering with German startup Hydrogenious through its Hyundai Cradle division, which deals with emerging technology and startup partnerships.

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Siemens Energy and Siemens Mobility to develop and offer hydrogen systems for trains

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Siemens Energy and Siemens Mobility have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) jointly to develop and offer hydrogen systems for trains.

2020 98

End of an era: Mitsubishi likely to stop making the i-MiEV electric car

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What was the first mass-produced electric vehicle, after the GM EV1? No, it’s not the Nissan Leaf. The Mitsubishi i-MiEV was, by many assessments, a pioneer as a dedicated electric vehicle.

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Wärtsilä to supply a major LNG/bioLNG production plant for CO2-neutral transport fuels

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The technology group Wärtsilä has been awarded a major contract to supply and construct a plant for production of CO 2 -neutral liquid transport fuels. The plant will liquefy gas from the natural gas grid to produce carbon-neutral LNG.

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Teijin showcasing its mobility technologies and products via new interactive site in response to “new normal” lifestyle

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Teijin Limited is now introducing its mobility technologies and products to enterprise customers via Teijin Mobility Online. The site will enable customers and the company to stimulate creativities and explore innovation opportunities responding to the new normal lifestyle.

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Here's why the Nissan Leaf is the top-selling used EV in most states

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The Nissan Leaf is proving popular with used-car shoppers, according to new analysis from iSeeCars. Nissan's electric car was the top-selling used in EV in most states, based on a survey of 54,000 sales between 2019 and September 2020. The Leaf comprised 27.7% of sales surveyed, compared to 17.8%

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BASF investing €16M into tire pyrolysis oil company Pyrum as part of ChemCycling project

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BASF SE is investing €16 million into Pyrum Innovations AG, a technology company specialized in the pyrolysis of waste tires, headquartered in Dillingen/Saar, Germany.

2020 95

Study finds noble metal clusters can enhance performance of catalysts and save resources

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Researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have demonstrated that noble metal atoms may assemble to form clusters under certain conditions. These clusters are more reactive than the single atoms and, hence, exhaust gases can be much better removed.

2020 95

Hino Trucks announces Project Z for Class 4-8 zero emission trucks; fuel-cell and battery-electric

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Hino Trucks announced Project Z, the company’s development path to zero emissions vehicles, ranging from class 4 to class 8. In a live virtual event, Hino showcased the line-up of zero emissions trucks, partnering with technology leaders in advanced electrification drive systems.

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Mack Trucks delivers Mack LR Electric model to Republic Services to begin real-world trials

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Volvo Group’s subsidiary Mack Trucks has delivered a pre-production Mack LR Electric model ( earlier post ) to Republic Services to begin in-service trials in the demanding refuse segment.

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Hydrogen embrittlement in ferritic steels creates complications for clean energy storage, transportation

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As the global energy market shifts from coal, petroleum fuel, and natural gas to more environmentally friendly primary energy sources, hydrogen is becoming a crucial pillar in the clean energy movement.

2020 90

Jervois to acquire SMP nickel & cobalt refinery in Brazil; concentrate from Idaho for refining, cobalt metal back to US

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Jervois Mining Limited will acquire 100% of the Sao Miguel Paulista nickel and cobalt refinery (SMP Refinery) in the Brazilian State of Sao Paulo from Companhia Brasileira de Alumínio (CBA) (an investee company of Votorantim, one of the largest industrial conglomerates in Latin America).

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Study: Crop relocation can help buffer US agriculture from climate change but southern states may face massive loss of productive land

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Chart Industries expands liquid hydrogen and LNG business with strategic agreements

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Chart Industries and fuel cell manufacturer Plug Power Inc. executed a master supply agreement for Chart to supply liquid hydrogen storage and transport equipment to Plug and its subsidiaries. In conjunction with the agreement, Chart received $7.8

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California Governor signs bill creating commission on lithium extraction in California

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California Governor Gavin Newsom this week signed Assembly Bill 1657 , which will create a Blue Ribbon Commission on Lithium Extraction in California. The commission will comprise 14 members appointed by a combination of the California Energy Commission, other state agencies, Assembly Speaker, and Senate Committee on Rules. The Blue Ribbon Commission will review, investigate, and analyze certain issues and potential incentives regarding lithium extraction and use in California.

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Honda quits Formula 1 racing to focus on EVs and fuel-cell tech

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Honda is giving up its prestigious Formula 1 program to shift more resources into battery-electric and hydrogen fuel-cell tech. The automaker unexpectedly announced Friday that it would withdraw from F1 at the end of the 2021 season.

2020 90

US and the Netherlands to collaborate on hydrogen production and infrastructure

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) and the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy’s Directorate General for Climate and Energy issued a statement of intent (SOI) to collaborate on collecting, analyzing, and sharing information on hydrogen production and infrastructure technologies.

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