EU Cohesion Policy dedicates €3.5bn towards Estonia’s green transition

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The European Commission has announced €3.5bn to advance Estonia’s green transition, as well as its social and economic development, from 2021 to 2027. The post EU Cohesion Policy dedicates €3.5bn towards Estonia’s green transition appeared first on Innovation News Network.

Varmlandsmetanol wants to build €350M biomethanol plant in Estonia

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Estonian media reports that Swedish bioenergy company Varmlandsmetanol AB is interested in building a €350-million (US $412 million) biomethanol plant in Estonia. The company is in discussions with the Estonian government over whether it would be possbile to tax biofuel less and whether legislation could be amended to allow for the production and sale of motor fuel containing three to 30 percent methanol.

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Estonia launches nationwide fast charging network

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Estonia has become the world’s first country to launch a nationwide fast-charging network for electric vehicles, using technology provided by ABB. —Keit Pentus-Rosimannus, Estonia’s Minister of the Environment. Alongside the comprehensive charging infrastructure, Estonia offers subsidies of up to 50% of the purchase price of electric vehicles to encourage their adoption.

ABB, KredEx and Estonia’s Ministry of Economic Affairs deploy first of 200 web-managed DC fast chargers in Estonia

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Power and automation technology group ABB, KredEx and the Ministry of Economic Affairs of Estonia, announced the first public installation of an ABB Terra 51 DC fast charging station for electric vehicles in Estonia. The fast charger is located at the Innovation Center in Tallinn and is the first of 200 chargers that will be installed at multiple locations throughout the country comprising the first nationwide network of DC fast chargers. Map of the Esontian fast chargers.

IEA: Estonia is pioneering technologies for more efficient and cleaner use of oil shale

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An article in the latest issue of IEA Energy: The Journal of the International Energy Agency reports that Estonia, which has the most developed oil shale industry in the world, is collaborating in pursuing wider use of oil shale in a cleaner, more sustainable manner. Estonia has more than 4 billion tonnes of estimated reserves—just over 1.1% In 2012, 70% of Estonia’s total primary energy supply (TPES) came from oil shale. In 2012, Estonia mined 15.86

Mitsubishi i-MiEV to charge up Estonia

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Estonia is serious about electric vehicles, and to prove it, it has invested in 507 Mitsubishi i-MiEVs, the largest single provision since sales of the vehicle began. Electric cars Green cars Latest news Mitsubishi Estonia Estonia electric cars Mitsubishi i-MiEVIt is the first case of a provision of electric vehicles under the Green Investment Scheme which was established in article 17 of the Kyoto Protocol with proceeds [.].

Want Govt To Pay For Half Of Your Electric Car? Try Estonia

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We don't do that here, but that practice would be even more tempting in Estonia--which gives a whopping $22,900 (18,000-euro) incentive on every electric car sold in the small Baltic republic. Some electric-car makers (they know who they are) tend to quote base prices after subtracting the U.S. Federal income tax credit of $7,500.

Vok Bikes' E-Cargo Bike Seeks To Revolutionize Last-Mile Delivery

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Ominva, the national mail service of Estonia, is using these nifty machines to sustainably deliver parcels and packages

Peat might lower cost of sodium-ion batteries for EVs, research suggests

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An ingredient used to flavor whiskey and make fertilizer could soon play an important role in EV batteries, researcher at Estonia's Tartu University say.

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Refineries in the Americas produce a greater share of gasoline per barrel of crude oil than refineries in other world regions

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OECD Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czech Republic; Denmark; Estonia; Finland; France; Germany; Greece; Hungary; Iceland; Ireland; Italy; Latvia; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Netherlands; Switzerland; Norway; Poland; Portugal; Slovak Republic; Slovenia; Spain; Sweden; Turkey; United Kingdom.

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Neo Performance Materials to acquire exploration license for rare earth element project in Greenland

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Neo, through a special purpose entity (SPE), plans to explore and develop the Sarfartoq Project to diversify its global sourcing of rare earth ore further and to expand the rare earth supply chains that feed Neo’s rare earth separation facility in Estonia.

The new European-made Äike T may just be the best designed electric scooter in the world

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I recently had the chance to see and test the new Äike T in its native European capital of Tallin, Estonia.

Mitsubishi i-MiEV enjoys new order record

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Electric cars Green cars Latest news Mitsubishi Estonia Estonian Government Mitsubishi electric cars Mitsubishi i-MiEVOne of the earliest electric cars to go mainstream, the Mitsubishi i-MiEV, has enjoyed one of its most significant orders to date. The Japanese car manufacturer has delivered the first 50 of 507 units of the i-MiEV to the Estonian Government – as part of the single largest order ever taken for the vehicle. The [.].

Neste launches Neste MY Renewable Diesel in Belgium

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Besides Belgium, Neste MY Renewable Diesel is available for customers in the Netherlands, Finland, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and the United States in California and Oregon. Neste, the world’s leading provider of renewable diesel (RD) and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) has launched Neste MY Renewable Diesel in the Belgian market. The fuel, produced from 100% renewable raw materials, is brought to the Belgian market in collaboration with the channel partner EG Group.

Toyota’s diesel line-up in Western Europe to be made compatible with HVO100 diesel fuel

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HVO100 fuel pumps are becoming more common at filling stations in Europe, with around 1,000 already in use across Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway and Sweden. Toyota’s toughest, body-on-frame models in Europe are to be made compatible with HVO100 diesel, a non-fossil fuel made from 100% renewable sources such as waste cooking oil.

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Nissan has more than 550 electric taxis on European roads

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Estonia. In Estonia, it has been reported that a Nissan LEAF owned by taxi company, Elektritakso, has clocked up more than 218,000 kilometres (135,459 miles) on its original battery pack. In total, there are 80 electric taxis and counting in Estonia, while in Lithuania, Nissan is poised to deliver its first eight electric taxis to the Smart Taxi Company, based in the country’s capital, Vilnius, for late 2015.

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Mitsubishi begins delivery of the largest order of i-MiEVs to date; 50 of 507 to Estonian government

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MMC plans to complete shipment of the entire order to Estonia by the end of the 2011 fiscal year. MMC will work to popularize EVs in Estonia by providing technical support to the Estonian government in monitoring CO 2 reductions and planning to start sales of the i-MiEV to the public in Estonia this coming November.

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Minerals used in electric cars: How much does the US import and from where?

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China, Estonia, Japan, Malaysia. by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research. This post focuses on minerals used uniquely in the manufacture of electric cars. The three questions of interest are: Which minerals are they? Is the United States self-sufficient or are we relying on imports for these minerals? If the latter, what are the source countries? The table below lists the weight (in kg) of the minerals used in a typical electric car and a typical conventional car.

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One DC Quick-Charge Station For Every Four Electric Cars! But, Where?

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It's called Estonia. Imagine a paradise for electric-car drivers, where half the car's cost is subsidized and there's a nationwide network of DC quick-charging stations so plentiful that there's one for every four cars. Such a place exists, actually. The tiny country of 1.2 million people, nestled on the Gulf of Finland between Latvia and Russia

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Behind the scenes at Ampler Bikes seeing how quality electric bikes are built locally in Europe

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But checking out Europe’s own homegrown e-bikes at Ampler’s Tallinn, Estonia-based factory has been a particular high point of mine. Touring various electric bike factories has been a fascinating experience for me over the years.

Estonian PPP GoSwift wins global Transport Award for smart border crossing point service; traffic queue management

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The service was developed as a response to kilometer-long queues of vehicles waiting to cross the EU border from Estonia into Russia. Between 2010 and 2013, exports from Estonia to Russia grew by more than 66%, and the number of Russian visitors to Estonia increased by 35% in 2013. An innovative solution for managing traffic queues at international borders is the winner of the 2015 Transport Achievement Award offered by the International Transport Forum at the OECD.

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Neste joins eFuel Alliance

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The fuel is available to customers in Finland, Sweden, the Netherlands, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and in the United States in California and Oregon. Neste, the world’s leading producer of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel, has joined the eFuel Alliance , an interest group dedicated to the industrial production of synthetic fuels based on hydrogen and CO 2 from renewable sources.

Motor vehicle taxation brings in €440.4B for governments in major European markets

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The three countries that do not apply CO2-based taxation are Estonia, Lithuania and Poland.

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Supercap company Skeleton closes €37.6M in Round D3; total D round funding at €108M

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Skeleton Technologies Group has four main locations: its manufacturing in Großröhrsdorf, Saxony, sales in Berlin, materials development in Bitterfeld-Wolfen, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, and electrical engineering in Tallinn, Estonia. Skeleton Technologies, a producer of supercapacitor and energy storage systems, closed its Round D3 with €37.6 million of equity investments. Total D round funding is now at €108 million; round D3 brings total investments into Skeleton to more than €200 million.

Hyundai makes Series B investment in hydrogen and fuel cell catalyst maker Pajarito Powder

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Earlier this year, a team from Estonia, Canada, and Pajarito Powder reported on research on mesoporous iron-nitrogen co-doped carbon materials—Pajarito Powder’s VariPore-based Fe-N-C PGM-free catalyst—as a cathode catalyst for anion exchange membrane (AEM) fuel cells. US-based startup Pajarito Powder has received a Series-B investment from Hyundai Motor Company.

Ultracap-maker Skeleton Technologies closes additional €29M, bringing D round to €70.4M

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Skeleton Technologies Group has three main locations: its manufacturing in Großröhrsdorf, Saxony, Germany, materials development in Bitterfeld-Wolfen, Saxony-Anhalt and electrical engineering in Tallinn, Estonia. Ultracapacitor developer and manufacturer Skeleton Technologies closed a further €29 million in its Series D financing. The total financing in Round D now amounts to €70.4 million.

Mitsubishi Motors delivers 635 Outlander PHEVs to Ukranian police; largest PHEV fleet order yet for MMC

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This marks the second time MMC has supplied vehicles under the Green Investment Scheme, the first being to deliver 507 units of the i‐MiEV all-electric model to the Government of Estonia that began in October 2011. Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) delivered 635 Outlander PHEV vehicles to the National Police of Ukraine on 25 May through its local importer and distributor MMC Ukraine.

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European Commission approves up to €5.4B of public support for IPCEI Hy2Tech; 41 hydrogen projects

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The project, called “IPCEI Hy2Tech” was jointly prepared and notified by fifteen Member States: Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia and Spain.

Neo Performance Materials and Energy Fuels launching US-European rare earth production initiative

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Under an agreement in principle, subject to completion of definitive agreements, Colorado-based Energy Fuels will process natural monazite sands into an RE Carbonate beginning in March or April 2021 and ship a portion of that production to Neo’s rare earth separations facility in Sillamäe, Estonia (Silmet). Neo’s Silmet facility in Estonia has successfully processed trial quantities of Energy Fuels’ RE Carbonate. Neo Performance Materials and Energy Fuels Inc.

OPG, GE Hitachi to deploy small modular reactor at Darlington station in Canada

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Other countries, including the United Kingdom, the United States, France, Poland and Estonia have all expressed interest in building SMRs, and Ontario would be well placed to contribute to the Canadian and international supply chain. Ontario Power Generation (OPG) will work together with GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) to deploy a Small Modular Reactor (SMR)—the BWRX-300—at the Darlington new nuclear site, the only site in Canada currently licensed for a new nuclear build.

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Gevo and Sweetwater Energy sign MoU for lignocellulosic feedstocks to produce cellulosic alcohols and sustainable aviation fuel

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Since Sweetwater’s Sunburst technology is designed with the flexibility to pretreat many types of biomass and has been proven in operation at commercial scale at the Sweetwoods Project in Imavere, Estonia, Sweetwater plans to increase the types of feedstock used in the Luverne plant to include qualified wood products and agricultural residues. Gevo signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Sweetwater Energy , Inc.,

Ultracapacitor manufacturer Skeleton Technologies raises €3.9M (US$5.2 M) in Round A financing

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Skeleton Technologies is located in Bautzen, Germany and Viimsi, Estonia. Skeleton Technologies, a manufacturer of high power- and energy-density ultracapacitors ( earlier post ) has completed Round A financing of €3.9 million (US$5.4 million). The financing will be used for production scale-up and product development in addition to sales and marketing efforts. The total Round A financing, led by Estonian venture capital investor UP Invest AS includes the first financing tranche of €2.2

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Volvo Buses has sold 3,000 electrified buses worldwide

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Over the past two years, demand for Volvo hybrid buses has also increased in eastern Europe, with a healthy sales trend in Estonia (44) and Poland (48). Volvo Buses has sold 3,000 hybrid, electric hybrid and electric buses to customers in 22 countries in Europe, South America, Asia and Australia. In 2016 alone, Volvo sold 533 electrified buses.

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Tesla Model 3 SR Plus sold out in UK for Q2 despite zero EV purchase incentives

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Estonia has the highest EV purchase grant in Europe with £15,500 ($21,622.36). The Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus has sold out in the United Kingdom (UK) weeks before the end of the second quarter.

ACEA: EU commercial vehicle registrations: down 23.2% in Q1 2020; -47.3% in March

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Germany (+11.8%), Austria (+12.3%), Estonia (+800.0%) and Cyprus (+33.3%) were the only markets in the region to post growth last month. In March 2020, demand for new commercial vehicles fell by 47.3%

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Estonian shale oil company acquires shale interests in Utah

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With the recent approval of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), Eesti Energia (internationally known as Enefit) of Estonia has purchased a 100% interest in Oil Shale Exploration Company ( OSEC ) of Alabama, which has significant oil shale interests in Utah. Enefit has more than 30 years of ongoing operational experience in the commercial production of shale oil, with facilities located in Narva, Estonia.

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Skeleton Technologies raises €9.8 million; ramping up production of graphene-based ultracapacitors

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Based in Estonia and Germany, Skeleton Technologies currently has 42 employees and plans to increase the headcount with a focus on expanding the mid-scale Estonian manufacturing facilities and acceleration plans for mass manufacturing in Saxony, Germany. Ultracapacitor company Skeleton Technologies ( earlier post ) closed Series B financing of €9.8 million ($10.7

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Nissan to lead EC-backed multi-standard rapid charge network project in UK and Ireland

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The project, named Rapid Charge Network (RCN), was presented at the Trans European Transport Network (TEN-T) event in Tallinn, Estonia, which was hosted by European Commission Vice President Siim Kallas. Estonia was the first country in the world to open a nationwide EV fast-charging network. Nissan is leading a consortium which aims to establish a network of rapid chargers for electric vehicles running the full length and breadth of the United Kingdom and Ireland.

ACEA: data show EU market for electric cars highly fragmented; need for inclusive measures

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Estonia. Five EU member states don’t offer any incentives at all: Croatia, Estonia, Lithuania, Malta and Poland. The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) has published new data demonstrating the correlation between the market uptake of electrically-chargeable vehicles (ECVs) and both GDP and customer incentives.

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JATO: European car registrations up 5.2% in November; SUVs post record market share

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Latvia and Estonia held their positions as the European markets where SUVs are most popular, with market shares of 44.1% New car registrations in Europe climbed 5.2% year-on-year in November 2017 to 1,250,281 units, according to JATO Dynamics. France, Spain and Germany, along with mid-sized markets including the Netherlands and Austria, experienced the biggest increases in volume for the month, off-setting a decline in the UK market where registrations were down 11.2%.

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Mitsubishi Corp. to provide 507 i-MiEVs to Estonian Government; CHAdeMO quick charging network for the country

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The 507 units will be shipped to Estonia by end of fiscal 2011. Estonia has set of goal of achieving a 10% share of renewable energy use in the transport sector. million people, Estonia may end up possessing the most dense and modern EV charging infrastructure and with most electric cars per capita.

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EEA report finds most Europeans in cities still exposed to levels of air pollution exceeding WHO guidelines

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The long-term WHO AQG for PM 10 was exceeded at 51% of the stations and in all of the reporting countries, except Estonia, Finland and Ireland. was exceeded at 69% of the stations located in all of the reporting countries, except Estonia, Finland and Norway.

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EEB report finds only Belgium and Slovakia on track to meet EU air pollution targets

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However, only eight countries submitted it by the deadline (Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, the Netherlands, Portugal, Finland, Sweden, the United Kingdom), while some other governments submitted theirs more than a year later. All of the EU’s member states but two have failed to show how they will slash air pollution to comply with the emissions limits set out in the EU’s National Emission Ceilings Directive, according to a new report from the European Environmental Bureau (EEB).