GM boosting face mask production; sharing mask manufacturing plans

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Based on the number of requests for face masks for frontline workers, GM is increasing its production capacity for face masks at its Warren, Michigan facility. In addition, the company has shared its manufacturing plans with GM suppliers along with the Original Equipment Suppliers Association and the Michigan Manufacturers Association ( MMA ) to help other manufacturers ramp up their own production efforts.

2020 101

BMW Group opens new Additive Manufacturing Campus

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The BMW Group has officially opened its new Additive Manufacturing Campus. The new center brings together production of prototype and series parts under one roof, along with research into new 3D printing technologies, and associate training for the global rollout of toolless production. The €15-million campus will allow the BMW Group to develop its position as technology leader in the utilization of additive manufacturing in the automotive industry.

2020 103

Snam invests €33M in electrolyzer manufacturer ITM Power

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ITM Power, despite the green hydrogen sector being still at an early stage of development, is already present on the global market with various solutions and has partnerships with leading international energy operators. Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Market Background

2020 90

Ford to assemble electric E-Transit van in Kansas City; building out $3.2B North American EV manufacturing capability

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billion investment in Ford’s North American manufacturing facilities to produce a series of new electric vehicles for commercial and retail customers. Electric vehicles are a key part of Ford’s commitment meet the requirements of the Paris Accord and achieve carbon neutrality globally by 2050. billion global investment in electrification through 2022. In addition to electric vehicle manufacturing sites for trucks and vans in the US, the company also is investing C$1.8

Tesla seeking 56% cut in $/kWh, $25K EV in three years through manufacturing and design innovations

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The baseline precept for the presentation was the centrality and associated difficulty of manufacturing new technologies at a scale sufficient to make a tangible difference. The first is terawatt-scale battery production. What does this mean for future products?

2020 97

Electric motor company YASA enters innovation agreement with global automotive manufacturer for hybrids and EVs

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YASA, a leading manufacturer of axial-flux electric motors and controllers, signed a long-term joint innovation agreement with a global automotive OEM. The novel design is enabled by using powdered iron materials that enable complex magnetic parts to be manufactured easily. Compared to the complex, multiple slot windings of conventional motors, YASA motor’s segmented armature lends itself to low cost, serial production.

2019 101

Volvo Cars inaugurates new battery assembly line at Ghent manufacturing plant

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Volvo Cars formally inaugurated a new battery assembly line at its Belgian manufacturing plant in Ghent, where it will start building its first fully electric car, the XC40 Recharge P8, later this year. Over the next five years, Volvo Cars will launch a fully electric car every year, as it seeks to make all-electric cars 50% of global sales by 2025, with the rest hybrids. —Geert Bruyneel, head of global production operations.

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Daimler, partners building next-gen additive manufacturing process pilot production line for spare parts

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NextGenAM partners Premium AEROTEC, EOS and Daimler are building a pilot production line for a next-generation automated additive manufacturing (AM) process. The aim of the project is to develop a digitalized next-generation manufacturing line which can produce aluminum components for the automotive and aerospace sectors significantly more cost-effectively than is currently possible. The company is a global player in the aviation sector. 3D printing Manufacturing

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Li-ion battery-maker Farasis Energy raises $1B+ to accelerate global automotive battery manufacturing expansion

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Farasis Energy, a global developer and manufacturer of lithium-ion cells, modules and large battery systems, recently completed C-round financing exceeding 1 Billion US dollars. The compay will use the capital raised to accelerate the expansion of its global automotive battery manufacturing infrastructure. Presently, Farasis has two production bases in China: Ganzhou and Zhenjiang.

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IHS Markit: global commercial vehicle production to drop 22% in 2020 in wake of COVID-19

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IHS Markit is forecasting that global commercial vehicle production (GVW 4-8) volumes in 2020 compared to 2019 will be down 22% (more than 650,000 units) to 2.6 Individual regional forecasts are set to a downtrend, and supply chain impacts are being felt, as the consequences of the virus have shuttered manufacturing and supplier facilities around the world. These forecasts are informed by the latest IHS Markit global economic forecast updates, which reflect a 3.0%

2020 71

HyperSolar working with Suzhou GH New Energy to accelerate manufacturing of renewable solar hydrogen panels

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a division of GCL Poly, in China to make the final modifications to the solar cells required to manufacture the Gen 1 hydrogen production panels to be used in demonstration pilot plants. We have evaluated many suppliers globally and have found that our connection to Suzhou GH has been our best and most reliable option. Gen 2 will use easily scalable low-cost electrochemical processing for manufacturing multi-junction nanoparticles for PEC production of hydrogen.

2020 93

Ford sets target to become carbon-neutral globally by 2050

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Ford Motor Company intends to achieve carbon neutrality globally by 2050, while setting interim targets to address climate change challenges more urgently. We don’t have all the answers yet but are determined to work with all of our global and local partners and stakeholders to get there. The 2050 commitment represents Ford continuing to ratchet up more environmentally friendly performance for its products and operations.

2020 87

Kia Motors to accelerate diversification of global mobility services

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Kia Motors Corporation plans to expand its partnerships with global mobility companies to meet the needs of a diverse range of customers worldwide. Kia’s President and CEO Ho Sung Song shared the company’s strategy for global mobility during his visit to the company’s Sohari plant in Korea to review launch preparations for the new fourth-generation Kia Carnival. In Europe, Kia will collaborate with global partners to provide a customized mobility service for the region.

2020 78

BMW investing €400M in new vehicle assembly at Munich plant as part of shift to electromobility; engine production being concentrated at Steyr and Hams Hall

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The BMW Group is speeding up the shift towards electromobility and strengthening its global network for production of electrified vehicles. The new assembly in Munich will be built on the site currently used for engine production. Sustainability in production.

2020 108

Mercedes-Benz Cars starts production of PHEV batteries in Bangkok; 3rd plant in global battery production network

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The new battery factory was built on a 50,000 m² site located at the vehicle manufacturing plant in the Bangkok region. The new plant is the third production facility in the company’s global battery production network. The production facilities are highly standardized and flexible. The high variety of product variants of the local market require very flexible and efficient production and facility concepts. Batteries Hybrids Manufacturing Plug-ins

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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.

2020 106

Celanese expands UHMW-PE production to meet EV battery demand

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Celanese Corporation, a global chemical and specialty materials company, added a new GUR ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMW-PE) production line at its Bishop, Texas manufacturing facility to support the significant growth in its high-value GUR engineered materials portfolio.

2020 101

Mercedes-Benz announces strategic partnership and equity stake in Chinese battery cell manufacturer Farasis

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Mercedes-Benz has entered a far-reaching strategic partnership with the Chinese battery cell manufacturer Farasis Energy (Ganzhou) Co., The contract will provide a secure source of supply of battery cells for Mercedes-Benz’s electrification strategy, while Farasis gains security for its planned construction of production capacity. The stake will give Daimler the option to nominate a representative for a seat on the supervisory board of the battery cell manufacturer.

2020 71

DOE selects national laboratories to establish industry partnerships for battery manufacturing innovation

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) selected 13 projects through a Battery Manufacturing Lab Call with combined funding of almost $15 million over three years. Hydrothermal Production of Single Crystal Ni-rich Cathodes with Extreme Rate Capability. Koura Global. Continuous high yield production of defect-free, ultrathin sulfide glass electrolytes for next generation solid state lithium metal batteries. Batteries Manufacturing Market Background

2020 71

Mercedes-Benz AG exploring sale of Hambach smart EV plant as part of global realignment

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An important lever for this is the adjustment and realignment of capacity within its global production network. We continue to drive the transformation of our company and our products forward with all due speed. In addition, the effects of the COVID 19 pandemic on the economy are creating new framework conditions in the market and in this context we are optimizing our global production network.

2020 83

Hyundai Motor to establish Hyundai Mobility Global Innovation Center in Singapore

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Hyundai Motor Company will establish a Hyundai Mobility Global Innovation Center in Singapore (HMGICs) to accelerate its innovation efforts, with support from the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB). The lab will explore business ideas and technologies to revolutionize a value chain encompassing R&D, business and production for future mobility solutions. HMGICs will become Hyundai’s global open innovation hub.

2020 91

Virginia Tech team demonstrates green manufacturing method for Li-ion batteries

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Researchers at Virginia Tech have demonstrated a green and more sustainable manufacturing method for LIBs in which no hazardous organic solvent is used during electrode manufacturing and recycling. Mass production of LIBs can result in environmental concerns during battery manufacturing and disposal. Conventional LIB electrodes, especially cathodes, are manufactured through a slurry processing method where N-methyl-2- pyrrolidone (NMP) is used as a solvent.

2020 78

GlobalData: Global lithium production to triple over the next four years

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High growth in demand for lithium batteries is spurring three-fold growth in mine production of lithium over the next four years, with 86kt of new lithium metal capacity coming on stream, according to data and analytics company GlobalData. per annum, global output is expected to triple between 2018 and 2022 to reach 154kt (metal content), as 86kt of new metal capacity comes on stream to meet the increasing demand for the metal for use in batteries in electric vehicles and smartphones.

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Nuvera expands product line with new E-60 fuel cell system

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Nuvera fuel cell engines are manufactured on the company’s series-production lines at its US headquarters.

2020 130

DOE Advanced Manufacturing Office to award $8.5M to 7 small business R&D projects

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Of these projects, the Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) will fund seven selections totaling $8.5 million for technology innovations that improve energy efficiency, material productivity, and competitiveness for US manufacturers. The seven selected projects are: Global Research & Development, Inc. manufacturing industry. Manufacturing Market Background Recycling

2020 69

Siemens and EDAG intensify cooperation on additive manufacturing for automotive

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Siemens is intensifying its cooperation with the EDAG Group —a leading global independent engineering company for the automotive industry—further to promote industrial applications of additive manufacturing (AM) and to make engineering and production processes more efficient. intelligent modular system features a combination of bionically designed and additive-manufactured nodes and high-strength, energy-absorbing aluminum extrusion profiles.

2019 78

DOE to award $89M for innovative manufacturing technologies

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US Energy Secretary Rick Perry announced $89 million to support innovative, advanced manufacturing research and development projects ( DE-FOA-0001980 ). This Department of Energy (DOE) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) tackles key priorities such as domestic manufacturing for energy storage. US manufacturers have created almost 500,000 jobs since 2017 and more than 250,000 jobs in the last year alone. The manufacturing sector also uses 25% of the nation’s energy.

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DOE’s Manufacturing Institute to award $35M to support R&D in recycling, reuse and remanufacturing

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Reducing EMbodied-Energy and Decreasing Emissions (REMADE) Manufacturing Institute announced approximately $35 million to support research and development (R&D) that will enable US manufacturers to increase the recovery, recycling, reuse, and remanufacturing of plastics, metals, electronic waste, and fibers. Manufacturing Market Background Recycling

2020 75

IDTechEx forecasts global production of electric LCVs to exceed 2.4M units annually by 2030

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In a new report, “ Electric Vans 2020-2030 ”, UK-based IDTechEx forecasts that global production of electric LCVs will exceed 2.4 The report provides a detailed ten-year outlook for the uptake of electric light commercial vehicles across key regions (China, Europe, North America and the rest of the world) outlining, eLCV production, penetration, market revenue and battery requirements. Forecast eLCV share of total global LCV market revenue.

2020 73

Cummins to open new fuel cell systems production facility in Germany; Alstom’s hydrogen trains

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will open a new facility in Herten, Germany, which will initially focus on the assembly of fuel cell systems for global transportation leader Alstom’s hydrogen trains. With capacity of 10 megawatts per year, the Herten facility will manufacture one megawatt of fuel cell systems a month for Alstom’s Coradia iLint hydrogen-powered trains as well as provide aftermarket support. As a global power leader, Cummins has a strong presence in Europe. Cummins Inc.

2020 90

GM reveals new Ultium batteries and flexible global platform for rapid growth of EV lineup

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The heart of GM’s strategy is a modular propulsion system and a highly flexible, third-generation global EV platform powered by proprietary Ultium batteries. Ongoing technological and manufacturing breakthroughs will drive costs even lower, the company said. The cells use a proprietary low cobalt chemistry and ongoing technological and manufacturing breakthroughs will drive costs even lower. Batteries Electric (Battery) Manufacturing Vehicle Manufacturers

2020 94

Ford develops and begins manufacturing new powered respirator; expanding other COVID-19 efforts

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Production of this PAPR starts today at Ford’s Vreeland facility near Flat Rock, Mich., In addition to the current production of more than 3 million face shields in Plymouth, Mich., Ford also is now producing face masks and leading an effort to scale production of reusable gowns for health care workers. —Jim Baumbick, vice president, Ford Enterprise Product Line Management. Face mask production. Production began earlier this week. Gown production.

2020 71

Mullen Technologies executes LOI for $135M in funding to acquire an existing EV manufacturing plant in the US

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a Southern California-based licensed electric vehicle manufacturer, executed an LOI with Axiom Financial for $135 million in funding to acquire and build out an electric vehicle manufacturing plant. At this time, Mullen is pre-approved for funding via non-recourse, asset-backed Line of Credit (“LOC”) totaling $135 million with Axiom Financial to be used for the purchase of the plant to manufacture Mullen Electric vehicles. Mullen Technologies Inc.,

2020 65

DOE to fund national laboratories to establish industry partnerships for battery manufacturing innovation

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) is soliciting proposals from the National Laboratories and industry partners that pursue radical innovations for American battery manufacturing leadership. This funding opportunity is a part of the Energy Storage Grand Challenge, a DOE-wide effort to create and sustain global leadership in energy storage utilization and exports, with a secure domestic manufacturing supply chain that does not depend on foreign sources of critical materials.

2020 65

USA Rare Earth acquires US rare earth permanent magnet manufacturing capability from Hitachi; mine-to-magnet

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USA Rare Earth, LLC, the funding and development partner of the Round Top Heavy Rare Earth and Critical Minerals Project in West Texas, has purchased the neodymium iron boron (NdFeB) permanent magnet manufacturing equipment formerly owned and operated in North Carolina by Hitachi Metals America, Ltd. At present, no other NdFeB permanent magnet manufacturing plant is operational in the Americas. Electric (Battery) Manufacturing Market Background Materials Motors

2020 75

Kia Motors to launch 7 new BEVs by 2027; BEVs to account for 25% of Kia global vehicle sales by 2029

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Kia Motors Corporation previewed its global electric vehicle (EV) business strategy; the brand will launch seven new dedicated BEVs by 2027 across several vehicle segments. In addition, Kia Motors plans to expand its global after service infrastructure for EVs.

2020 85

Ahead of electric-car production, VW demands suppliers cut carbon emissions

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Manufacturing global warming carbon dioxide sustainability MEB architectureAs Volkswagen ramps up to build a new generation of mass-market electric vehicles in the aftermath of its diesel scandal, regulators and environmental groups will likely be paying close attention to their emissions—especially the emissions created in making them. The Financial Times, in a Sunday report, presented some interesting pieces of.

2019 87

DOE awards $187M to support innovative advanced manufacturing R&D, including $65.9M for batteries

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced approximately $187 million in funding, including $48 million of cost-share, for 55 projects in 25 states to support innovative advanced manufacturing research and development. These projects address high-impact manufacturing technology, materials, and process challenges. Lower Thermal Budget Processes for Industrial Efficiency & Productivity: $28.7 Lower Thermal Budget Processes for Industrial Efficiency & Productivity: $28.7

2020 71

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. Increasing future sales for BEVs will rely on companies improving awareness of their product.

2020 106

Global Bioenergies achieves biological production of propylene

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Global Bioenergies has succeeded in the production of bio-sourced propylene by direct fermentation. This marks the first time an entirely biological production process—i.e. without any chemical step—is reported for propylene, a central building block for the manufacturing of plastics. Global Bioenergies is one of the few companies worldwide developing a process to convert renewable resources into hydrocarbons through fermentation.

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Ballard expanding MEA production capacity 6x by early 2021 to meet expected growth in fuel cell vehicle demand

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Ballard Power Systems is expanding manufacturing capacity for production of its proprietary membrane electrode assemblies (MEAs)—a critical component of every fuel cell—6x by early 2021 at its headquarter facility in Vancouver. The upgraded capacity for production of 6 million MEAs annually, equivalent to approximately 1.66 Gigawatts of product, will make Ballard’s Vancouver facility the largest fuel cell MEA production operation globally for commercial vehicles.

2020 96

Aeva and ZF to bring first FMCW LiDAR to production for autonomous driving applications

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The partnership, combining Aeva’s expertise in FMCW LiDAR technology with ZF’s experience in industrialization of automotive grade sensors, represents a key commitment to accelerate mass production of safe and scalable 4D LiDAR technology for autonomous driving applications.

2020 132

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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