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.

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 [.].

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

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During the first quarter of the year, heavy truck sales fell in all major EU markets, with France (-27.7%) and Germany (-25.9%) posting the strongest drops. 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.

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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. As well as harmonized and coherent consumer incentives to stimulate sales, we need more investments in recharging and refueling infrastructure in all EU member states, before we can expect consumers throughout the EU to really embrace alternatively-powered vehicles. Electric (Battery) Europe Policy Sales

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European car market logs best year for alternative fueled vehicles, lowest diesel share since 2001

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Poland, Slovakia, Luxembourg and Lithuania all posted record levels of volume, while it was the best year since 2007 for Spain and Estonia, and the best year since 2008 for Romania, Hungary, Croatia and Latvia. The Volkswagen Golf was once again the best-selling car in Europe, however it did post an 8% fall in its registrations, mostly due to a big drop in its diesel sales, which were down by 30%. Diesel Electric (Battery) Europe Sales

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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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EEA: Fuel efficiency improvements of new cars in Europe slowed in 2016

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For the second successive year, the share of diesel vehicle sales declined and in 2016 fell below 50% of new sales—the lowest share of new sales since 2009 according to the official statistics. While the overall share of diesel vehicle sales fell, absolute sales still increased by more than 192,300 vehicles compared to 2016, according to provisional data. For example, in the Netherlands, sales fell from 10% of national car sales in 2015 to 6%.

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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.

Diesel new vehicle market share in Europe in February dropped to 39.5%; SUVs still driving growth

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This growth can be attributed to key markets such as Germany, Spain and France, as well as five other markets (Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Estonia and Luxembourg), which posted double digit growth. Diesel Electric (Battery) Europe Hybrids SalesEuropean car registrations increased by 4.2% million, 50,000 more than in February 2017. The results mark the highest February volume since 2008, when 1.19

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

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Several early backers of the company such as MM Grupp and Harju Elekter and more recent ones including European industrial investors and a group of entrepreneurs that grew payments company Adyen from its inception to successful IPO have decided to increase their stakes in the company, following Skeleton’s recent successes in sales and in the development of its next-generation graphene-based products.

Volvo Buses has sold 3,000 electrified buses worldwide

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Following the introduction of Volvo Buses’ first hybrid buses in 2010, sales have increased steadily at the same time as the product range has undergone continuous development and expansion. The largest single market for Volvo’s hybrid buses thus far is the UK, which accounts for almost half (1,425) of the total of 3,000 sales. 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).

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

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The financing will be used for production scale-up and product development in addition to sales and marketing efforts. In a market dominated by US and East Asian competitors such as Maxwell Technologies and Nippon Chemi-Con, Skeleton Technologies plans to focus sales and marketing efforts on the European market with an emphasis on Germany. Skeleton Technologies is located in Bautzen, Germany and Viimsi, Estonia.

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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. Since its launch in 2013, the Outlander PHEV has recorded cumulative sales of 80,768 units (as at the end of 2016), and has ranked the best-selling plug-in hybrid vehicle in Europe for four years in a row.

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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.

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

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Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) will provide 507 units of the i-MiEV electric vehicle manufactured by Mitsubishi Motors (MMC)—the largest single provision since sales of the EV started—to the Estonian Government. The Estonian Government will use the proceeds of the sale to support measures aimed at realizing the widespread use of electric vehicles. The 507 units will be shipped to Estonia by end of fiscal 2011.

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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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EEA: average CO2 emissions from new cars and new vans in Europe increased in 2018

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Sales of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) and battery-electric vehicles (BEV) continued to increase. With around 150,000 registrations, sales of BEVs increased by 50% compared to 2017. However, the combined share of PHEVs and BEVs in all car sales remains low (2% compared to 1.5% The combined shares of PHEV and BEV sales were highest in Iceland (15%), Sweden (8.4%) and the Netherlands (6.8%). of sales in 2018.

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Electric bicycles: Hero & Yamaha JV, Proposed US tax credit for electric bicycles 

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Ampler Bikes an Estonia, Northern Europe company that manufactures and sells light e-bikes has closed a €7.4m Electric bicycles: Hero & Yamaha JV, Proposed US tax credit for electric bicycles . The bicycle market in India is valued at USD 0.9 billion with 15 million bikes a year.

Nordic green signs Agency Agreement with BioMCN for bio-methanol

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Nordic Green, a company focused on the introduction of bio-methanol, has signed an Agency Agreement with BioMCN , a producer of bio-methanol, for the representation and sales of bio-methanol in Nordic (Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Iceland) and Baltic (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) countries.

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Study finds that EV-specific factors rather than socio-demographic variables better predictors of EV uptake

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Estonia deciding to buy 500 MiEVs in 2012 or Belgium offering high financial incentives but perhaps not to the right market, noted lead author Will Sierzchula. This, they suggest, could be because national EV markets were so small relative to overall automobile sales.

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Reports highlight ongoing advances in vehicle technology, consumer demand for fuel efficiency in US and Europe

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Increasing mileage performance is also reflected the growing sales of hybrid and electric vehicles, which have doubled in sales during the past four years to over half a million vehicles. In addition to technological changes, the economic crisis may have increased sales of more efficient models in some countries, the report says. Cars with the highest average emissions were sold in Latvia (152g CO 2 /km) and Estonia (150g CO 2 /km).

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New cars in Europe in 2013 collectively met 2015 CO2 target two years ahead of the deadline

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The main drivers of efficiency have been technological improvements and higher sales of diesel cars, which typically have lower CO 2 emissions levels than gasoline equivalents. On average, the most efficient cars were bought in the Netherlands (109 g CO 2 /km), Greece (111g) and Portugal (112g) while the country selling the least efficient cars was Latvia (147g) followed by Estonia (147g) and Bulgaria (142g). 2015 target: 130 g CO 2 /km. 2020 target: 95 g CO 2 /km.

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Skeleton Technologies receives US patent for nanoporous carbon powder supercapacitor material; higher energy and power densities and lower cost

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Skeleton Technologies , an energy-storage start-up located in Tartu, Estonia, was recently awarded a US patent ( #7,803,345 ) on its nanoporous carbon powder supercapacitor material. According to a new report from Pike Research, worldwide sales of ultracapacitors will grow tenfold from just $28.2 The material possesses very high surface area and a high packing of nanopores, according to Skeleton, which aims to commercialize the carbon material and supercapacitor technology.

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Mitsubishi Motors to supply 635 Outlander PHEVs to National Police of Ukraine

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This marks the second time MMC has supplied vehicles under the Green Investment Scheme, the first being to deliver of 507 units of the i-MiEV all-new electric vehicle to the Government of Estonia starting in October 2011. Since its launch in 2013, the Outlander PHEV has recorded cumulative sales of 80,768 units (as at the end of 2016) and has been ranked as the best-selling plug-in hybrid vehicle in Europe for four years in a row.

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ABB and Volvo Buses partnering on fast-charging system for hybrid and electric buses

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The first joint project will be the implementation of Volvo Electric Hybrids and ABB’s automatic e-bus chargers in the Luxembourg public transport system, where as many as 12 Volvo Electric Hybrid buses operated by Sales-Lentz will be running on existing lines by 2015. ABB and Volvo Buses are partnering to co-develop and to commercialize electric and hybrid buses with open standards-based direct current (DC) fast charging systems.

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