Star Scientific selected as 2020 S&P Global Platts Global Energy Awards Finalist; industrial heat from H2 without combustion

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Star Scientific has been named an Emerging Technology of the Year category finalist in the S&P Global Platts Global Energy Awards, an annual program recognizing innovation, leadership and exceptional performance in the energy sector. HERO uses a proprietary catalyst to turn hydrogen into continuous industrial heat without combustion. Established in 1999, the S&P Global Platts Global Energy Awards highlight achievement in in 21 categories spanning the entire energy sector.

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Volkswagen bringing additional partners to Industrial Cloud; 11 in first step

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Volkswagen, together with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and integration partner Siemens, is opening up the Industrial Cloud ( earlier post ) to other manufacturing and technology companies. With the Industrial Cloud we are creating a platform allowing partners to contribute their solutions.

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Volkswagen factories in the US and Mexico to link up with the Industrial Cloud

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Volkswagen plans to connect its production facilities in Chattanooga (TN), Puebla and Silao (Mexico) with the global Industrial Cloud initiative from the Volkswagen Group and Amazon Web Services (AWS). Industry 4.0

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BASF and IntelliSense.io partner to accelerate the mining industry’s digital transformation

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Global chemical company BASF and IntelliSense.io, a leading industrial artificial intelligence (AI) company, announced an exclusive partnership which will combine their expertise in mineral processing, ore beneficiation chemistry and industrial AI technology. Industry 4.0

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Global geothermal industry passes 12,000 MW operational

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The global geothermal industry surpassed 12,000 MW of geothermal power operational, with about 600 MW of new geothermal power coming online globally, according to a year-end update by the Geothermal Energy Association (GEA). The international geothermal power industry is poised to place between 500 and 1,000 MW on line per year for the rest of the decade, said GEA.

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Volkswagen and Amazon Web Services to develop Industrial Cloud; open industry platform

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Volkswagen and Amazon Web Services (AWS) will develop the Volkswagen Industrial Cloud together. Both companies announced a multi-year, global agreement jointly to develop this project. In the future, the Volkswagen Industrial Cloud will combine the data of all machines, plants and systems from all 122 facilities of the Volkswagen Group. Volkswagen’s industrial cloud, which will reinvent its manufacturing and logistics processes, is yet another example of how ?Volkswagen

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Siemens to be integration partner for Volkswagen Industrial Cloud

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The Siemens technology group will be the integration partner for the Volkswagen Industrial Cloud. Volkswagen and Amazon Web Services (AWS) earlier this week announced the development of the Industrial Cloud; in the future, the Volkswagen Industrial Cloud will combine the data of all machines, plants and systems from all 122 facilities of the Volkswagen Group. Apart from the applications and apps of the MindSphere platforms, this will also include industrial edge solutions.

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Chart Industries invests $25M for 5% stake in Transform Materials; strategic commercial hydrogen MOU

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Chart Industries Inc., a leading global manufacturer of liquefaction and cryogenic equipment serving multiple applications in the clean energy and industrial gas end markets, including hydrogen, has invested $25 million in Transform Materials for 5% of its equity.

Roskill: Rising prices could be new norm for lithium industry

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Falling sales in H2 2019 in China, the largest market for EVs, and a global reduction in sales caused by lockdowns related to the COVID-19 pandemic in H1 2020 slowed lithium demand growth, impacting demand from both battery and industrial applications. In its second quarterly update to its Lithium: Outlook to 2030, 17 th Edition report, Roskill maintains the view that future refined lithium supply will remain tight, with a period of sustained supply deficit in the mid-2020s.

BNEF, Snam, IGU report finds global gas industry set to resume growth post-pandemic; low-carbon technologies for long-term growth

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After growing by more than 2% in 2019, global gas use is set to fall by around 4% in 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic reduces energy consumption across the global economies. —Ashish Sethia, global head of commodities at BNEF.

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Industry & environmentalists tell EU the future of shipping fuel is green hydrogen and ammonia

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The EU should promote the use of green hydrogen and ammonia by ships as part of its upcoming maritime fuel law, major shipping industry players and environmentalists have told the European Commission. In a public letter , shipping companies DFDS, CMB and Viking Cruises, commodities trader Trafigura, and green group Transport & Environment (T&E) say green hydrogen and ammonia are sustainable and can be produced in sufficient quantities to decarbonise the industry. Globally, €1.4

Why New Production Sources of Tungsten Are Critical for Increased Global Supply

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by Lewis Black, CEO of Almonty Industries. and global economies with businesses and manufacturers having to close doors and furlough employees, the global trade markets plummeted to an 11-year low of 41.5% New Tungsten Production Will Open the Global Supply Chain.

WNA: global nuclear generation nears record high in 2019

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While the performance of the world’s operating reactors continued to improve, the pace of new nuclear start-ups needs to increase to meet the nuclear industry’s Harmony goal. The average global capacity factor for reactors generating electricity in 2019 rose from 79.8%

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Canada releases list of 31 critical minerals; domestic production, global impact

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Global demand for critical minerals is increasing to support the transition to a low emissions global economy. There are other areas where Canada’s minerals can play an important role in global markets, through its ‘mines to mobility’ approach.

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Global Industry Alliance (GIA) launched to support low carbon shipping

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Leading shipowners and operators, classification societies, engine and technology builders and suppliers, big data providers, and oil companies have signed up to a new Global Industry Alliance (GIA) to support transitioning shipping and its related industries towards a low carbon future.

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Global OEM selects Eaton’s power distribution technology for new electric commercial vehicle platform

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Power management company Eaton announced its eMobility business secured a contract to supply power distribution units (PDUs) and Bussmann series fuses to a global vehicle manufacturer for use in a new battery electric (BEV) light-duty commercial vehicle—a rapidly growing segment for BEVs.

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BMW Group increasing use of digitalization and Industry 4.0 in production logistics

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The BMW Group is increasingly relying on innovations from the fields of digitalization and Industry 4.0 We are already working with tomorrow’s Industry 4.0 The BMW Group supply chain relies on a global supply network and close cooperation with numerous logistics service providers. Industry 4.0 in production logistics. The focus is on applications such as logistics robots, autonomous transport systems at plants and digitalization projects for an end-to-end supply chain.

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Innoviz shipping Automotive Perception Platform, InnovizAPP, to key OEMs globally for evaluation

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a provider of high-performance, solid-state LiDAR sensors and perception software, has released its Automotive Perception Platform - InnovizAPP for the automotive industry. Innoviz Technologies, Ltd.,

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Nidec to acquire Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Machine Tool to support push into EV drives; E-Axle

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Nidec Corporation’s Board of Directors approved a resolution to acquire the shares of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Machine Tool Co., After completion of the acquisition, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Machine Tool will become Nidec-Shimpo’s third main business.

Roskill sees recovery in lithium industry, buoyed by demand from rechargeable battery applications

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Despite the trend toward transportation electrification, the lithium industry has had a rough few years. However, Roskill believes that the closure of Altura Mining, the latest casualty of the period of falling lithium prices, may represent a turning point for the lithium industry.

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Shipping industry companies launch new zero-carbon shipping research center

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A group of leading shipping industry companies are taking the next step to develop new fuel types and technologies by launching the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping. Møller - Mærsk, Cargill, MAN Energy Solutions, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, NYK Lines and Siemens Energy. As an independent research center, it will work across the entire shipping sector with industry, academia and authorities.

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Global Bioenergies reports first production of isobutene from wheat straw at the industrial pilot scale

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Global Bioenergies and Clariant announced the first isobutene production from a wheat straw hydrolysate, in the industrial pilot of Pomacle Bazancourt. This hydrolysate was converted into renewable isobutene in Global Bioenergies’ industrial pilot operated by ARD in its Pomacle-Bazancourt facility. Global Bioenergies develops a process allowing for the production of bio-based isobutene by fermentation of various industrial-grade sugars.

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Amsted Industries forms automotive group to focus on electric and traditional vehicle markets

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Amsted Industries, a diversified designer and manufacturer of industrial solutions serving the railroad, vehicular and construction markets with a global footprint spanning 65 facilities in 10 countries across 6 continents, is bringing together two of its century-old, core Tier 1 automotive supply business units—Means Industries and Burgess Norton—to form the Amsted Automotive Group (AAG).

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Global Commercial Vehicle Industry Meeting endorses harmonized global approach to improve fuel efficiency and reduce GHGs

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Leading global manufacturers of heavy-duty commercial trucks and engines gathering at the annual Global Commercial Vehicle Industry Meeting endorsed a harmonized global approach as an effective pathway to further improve energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions from commercial vehicles. This was the eleventh meeting of the chief executives to discuss global issues and address challenges facing commercial vehicle and engine manufacturers.

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CF Industries to build green ammonia plant in Louisiana

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CF Industries’ Board of Directors has approved a green ammonia project at the company’s flagship Donaldsonville Nitrogen Complex to produce approximately 20,000 tons per year of green ammonia. CF Industries is a leading global manufacturer of hydrogen and nitrogen products for clean energy, emissions abatement, fertilizer, and other industrial applications. —Tony Will, president and CEO, CF Industries.

Mercedes-Benz and Siemens launch strategic partnership for sustainable automotive production

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Mercedes-Benz and Siemens will cooperate on advancing digitalization and automation in the automotive industry, supported by the State of Berlin. Berlin-Marienfelde site to become competence center for the digitalization of the global Mercedes-Benz production network. Industry 4.0

Plug Power, Chart Industries and Baker Hughes to become cornerstone investors in FiveT Hydrogen Fund; clean hydrogen at scale

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Plug Power, Chart Industries, Inc. Plug Power intends to commit €160 million ($200 million), and Chart Industries and Baker Hughes each intend to commit €50 million respectively ($60 million). These investments will enable FiveT to establish itself at the heart of the hydrogen industry and help advance a broader global mission to address climate change and accelerate the energy transition.

The Electric Car Industry Is Growing, And Here's Why

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EV sales in the US and globally are increasing over gas car sales on a percentage basis

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Hyundai signs MOU with South Korean government and industry partners to demo EV battery leasing business

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Hyundai Motor signed the MOU with South Korea’s Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy as well as Hyundai Glovis, LG Energy Solution and KST Mobility for the rental of electric taxi batteries and the sustainable reuse of EV batteries in energy storage systems (ESS).

Consortium proposes large-scale industrial cultivation of marine microalgae (ICCM) as solution to global energy, food, and climate issues

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Members of the Marine Algae Industrialization Consortium (MAGIC), led by Duke University in North Carolina, have published an open-access paper in the journal Oceanography presenting the large-scale industrial cultivation of marine microalgae (ICMM) as an answer to pressing global energy, food and climate security issues. Climate, energy, and food security are three of the most important global challenges society faces during the twenty-first century.

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Telecommunications and automotive majors form global cross-industry 5G Automotive Association

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The association will develop, test and promote communications solutions, support standardization and accelerate commercial availability and global market penetration. With next generation 5G mobile networks and continued strong LTE evolution, which includes Cellular Vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) communication, the focus of information and communication technologies (ICT) is shifting towards the Internet of Things and the digitalization of industries.

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Axillium convenes new US$55M composite materials industry consortium with lead partner GKN Aerospace

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Innovation management specialist Axillium has convened a new £39.6-million (US$55-million) composite materials consortium, funded by a £20.0-million (US$28-million) commitment from industry and a £19.6-million (US$27-million) commitment from the UK Government via the ATI Program. The consortium will be led from GKN Aerospace’s £32-million Global Technology Center (GTC) in Bristol.

Global Bioenergies reports successful production of isobutene by fermentation in industrial pilot

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Audi partner Global Bioenergies (GBE) has successfully carried out its first isobutene production trial at its industrial pilot site in Pomacle-Bazancourt. A production run was initiated on 3 November, resulting in the first production of isobutene—a gaseous hydrocarbon—by fermentation in an industrial environment. This marks the first fermentative production of isobutene outside of Global Bioenergies’ R&D laboratories located in Evry near Paris.

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Heliogen launches, achieves > 1,000 ?C from concentrated sunlight for industrial processes

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At that temperature, Heliogen can replace the use of fossil fuels in critical industrial processes, including the production of cement, steel, and petrochemicals, dramatically reducing greenhouse gas emissions from these activities.

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Ballard signs joint development agreement with Chart Industries for heavy-duty mobility onboard hydrogen solutions

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Ballard Power Systems signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Chart Industries, Inc.—a Both Ballard and Chart have provided hydrogen solutions and equipment to industry for multiple decades (nearly 100 years in total), including a very rapid increase in sales activity in 2020 and year-to-date 2021.

Linde and Praxair to merge; global industrial gas major valued at > $70B

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The proposed merger brings together two leading companies in the global industrial gas industry, leveraging the proven strengths of each. The combined company will have a strong presence in all key geographies and end-markets, which will result in a more diverse and balanced global portfolio as well as increased exposure to long-term macro-economic growth trends. The new group will adopt the globally-recognized and respected Linde name.

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Cyient to support global rollout of Decipher cloud platform for tailings and rehab monitoring

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Cyient, a global engineering, manufacturing, and digital transformation and technology solutions company, signed an MoU with Decipher , a Perth-based company that provides a cloud monitoring and governance platform for tailing storage facilities.

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Maritime industry players join forces to realize the decarbonization potential of solid oxide fuel cells

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Funded by a grant from Danish EUDP (Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program), the partners will pursue a high-efficiency solution with the scalability to support marine industry decarbonization. Such alternatives are needed in the maritime industry, which must transition to greener power over just a few decades. To achieve the long-term target of decarbonization the industry must shift towards new fuel types and technologies.

Global Carbon Project: Global carbon emissions growth slows, but hits record high

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Driven by rising natural gas and oil consumption, levels of CO 2 are expected to hit 37 billion metric tons this year, according to new estimates from the Global Carbon Project (GCP), an initiative led by Stanford University scientist Rob Jackson.

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Ballard introduces fuel cell industry’s first commercial module to power ships: FCwave

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Ballard Power Systems has launched the fuel cell industry’s first module designed for primary propulsion power in marine vessels. Global efforts to decarbonize include commercial maritime activities, where Ballard intends to build on our leading position in zero-emission fuel cell solutions.

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Cree delivers industry leading efficiency to EV fast charging & solar markets with new SiC power module portfolio

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Compared to silicon, the use of silicon carbide-based power solutions enables faster, smaller, lighter and more powerful electrical systems for a wide range of industrial applications. Cree, Inc. launched its Wolfspeed WolfPACK power modules.

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Plug Power partners with Lightning Systems on hydrogen fuel-cell-powered Class 6 trucks for logistics industry; “middle-mile” solution

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is partnering with Colorado-based Lightning Systems, a global developer of zero-emission drivetrains. Plug Power Inc. This collaboration enables both companies to offer the first electric, fuel-cell-powered Class 6 trucks (up to 12.5

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Global Bioenergies secures a €5.7M grant to proceed with its second industrial pilot in Germany

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Global Bioenergies will construct its second industrial pilot on the site of the Leuna refinery, close to Leipzig in Germany. Global Bioenergies is a pioneer in the development of one-step fermentation processes for the direct and cost-efficient transformation of renewable resources into light olefins, the key building blocks of the petrochemical industry. —Marc Delcourt, CEO of Global Bioenergies SA.

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