Cummins selects Spain for GW electrolyzer plant, partners with Iberdrola on green hydrogen value chain

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joined government leaders and partner Iberdrola, one of the world’s largest energy companies, to announce its plans for one of the world’s largest electrolyzer plants for the production of green hydrogen to be located in Castilla-La Mancha, Spain. This investment in Spain comes on the heels of Iberdrola and Cummins’ decision to partner together on large-scale hydrogen production projects in Spain and Portugal. Cummins Inc.

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

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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. by Lewis Black, CEO of Almonty Industries.


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Audi Brussels to produce exclusively e-tron quattro SUV, battery packs; A1 production moving to Spain

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Audi will transfer production of the Audi A1 from Brussels to Martorell in Spain; in 2014, Audi Brussels produced 115,378 Audi A1 models. The Audi Q3, currently produced in Spain, will be built in Győr (Hungary) in the future. The model rotation will benefit all the sites of its global production network, Audi Chairman Rupert Stadler said. As of 2018, Audi Brussels will produce exclusively the commercial version of Audi’s e-tron quattro battery-electric SUV ( earlier post ).

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AstraZeneca electrifying global vehicle fleet

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The Climate Group announced that global pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca will join its business leadership initiative on electric vehicles, EV100 ( earlier post ); AstraZeneca will switch its 16,000-vehicle fleet to electric by 2030. 213 in Spain (35% of Spanish fleet). The UK is the first G7 nation to have formally adopted a net zero emissions target, seeking to eliminate its contribution to global warming by 2050.

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Plug In America joins global alliance

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Last week, 37 electric vehicle (EV) driver associations from 26 countries, including Plug In America, joined forces to create the Global EV Drivers’ Alliance, building a worldwide EV community.

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.

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BNEF: global investment in energy transition hit $500B in 2020; $139B on EVs and infrastructure

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Global investment in carbon capture and storage (CCS) tripled to $3 billion, and that in hydrogen was $1.5 A geographical split of BNEF’s energy transition investment data shows that Europe accounted for the biggest slice of global investment, at $166.2

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Acciona and the Renault-Nissan Alliance Partner on EVs in Spain

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Acciona and the Renault-Nissan Alliance signed an agreement to promote the adoption of electric vehicles in Spain. Acciona, one of the major global producers of renewable energy, will supply its users with emission-free electricity thereby favoring a greater integration of renewable energy into the system, especially in time frames with lesser demand.

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Mitsubishi Heavy, Hitachi and Mitsubishi Corp. to begin $65M project on EV transportation infrastructure for smart community system demo project in Spain

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and Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) as contractors for the Smart Community System Demonstration Project in Spain, as the result of a feasibility study which was conducted from March through October 2011 by the three companies. The project, which is aligned with the Malaga Smartcity Project currently under way in Malaga, Spain, will demonstrate and verify various businesses necessary for establishing a transportation infrastructure for electric vehicles.

2012 185

IHS Markit: global auto sales to drop 22% this year

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IHS Markit cut its forecasts for global light vehicle sales and production as the impact COVID-19 impact has depressed demand. According the new analysis, global light vehicle sales are now forecast to be 69.6 IHS Markit forecasts a similar decline for global light vehicle production, falling to 69.3 The pandemic remains a clear and present danger to the autos sector, with months of uncertainty expected to cloud hopes for global recovery prospects.

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Studies find global COVID-19 lockdowns have significantly reduced PM2.5 and NO2 pollution, but ozone up

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Stavrakou and her colleagues used satellite measurements of air quality to estimate the changes in nitrogen dioxide pollution over the major epicenters of the outbreak: China, South Korea, Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Iran and the United States.

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Nissan Will Build Its Electric Van In Spain; NYC Taxis Next?

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Nissan announced yesterday that it would start building its e-NV 200 electric van in Spain next year The small van will be Nissan's second electric vehicle globally. It follows the Leaf compact electric hatchback, which went on sale in December 2010 as a 2011 model. First shown at this year's Detroit Auto Show, the e-NV200 uses essentially the

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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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Ipsos global study finds vehicle owners continue to show interest in self-driving technology despite COVID-19

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An Ipsos Auto Global Study has found that new vehicle owners in US, China, EURO5 and Brazil desire autonomous functionality in their next vehicle. In Ipsos’ newly released Module 1 Mobility Navigator Auto Global Study, it focused on key questions to monitor and track the progress of the recovery from COVID-19 through 2020. Data collected are also weighted to give each country an equal weight in the total “global” sample.

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

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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. Among the largest global producers are SQM—market leader with a 25% share of global production—followed by Talison with 24%, Albemarle with 17% and FMC with 9%.

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JATO: global vehicle sales fall by 39% in March; electrified vehicles up to 17.4% new registration market share in Europe

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The outbreak of COVID-19 has already impacted the automotive industry significantly, according to JATO Dynamics, a leading provider of global automotive data and insight. Global vehicle sales totalled 5.55 This represents the largest year-on-year monthly decrease since 1980, when JATO Dynamics started to collect data—even surpassing the global financial crisis in November 2008, which saw a 25% decline in sales. —Felipe Munoz, JATO’s global analyst.

2020 221

Global CO2 emissions stalled for the third year in a row

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The annual assessment of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by the JRC and the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) confirms that CO 2 emissions have stalled for the third year in a row. Global GHG emissions continue to be dominated by fossil carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) emissions, which however show a slowdown trend since 2012, and were stalled for the third year in a row in 2016. of global emissions.

2017 150

Bosch overview of global diesel markets; optimistic about US, China

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Bosch, a leading supplier of technology for diesel engines, recently provided an overview of trends it sees in the diesel engine marketplace globally. The European countries with the highest sales of diesel vehicles are Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and the UK. In 2012, India accounted for 15% of the global market for diesel passenger cars, the second-largest market after Europe. China currently represents only 1% of the global market for diesel passenger cars.

2013 216

Audi sales in China rose 10.3% year-on-year in August; global sales up 5.0%

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Following growth in June and July, Audi AG increased its global sales year-on-year in August as well. Among the large European markets, Germany, Italy and Spain in particular reported substantial increases in sales figures for August. Spain saw sales increase 8.8% Around 138,900 deliveries in August represent a 5.0% increase in sales compared with 2016. Cumulative sales since January total around 1,202,400 units—2.6% below the record-breaking figure from 2016.

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IHS Automotive: global vehicle production to increase by 21M units by 2021; China to account for half of the increment

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Global automobile production will increase by 21 million units by 2021, and has grown by 25 million units since 2009 as the industry continues to recover from the impact of the global economic recession, according to a forecast by IHS Automotive. Of this share, more than a half will come from Spain and Italy as they recover from enormous losses experienced during the years of recession.

2014 221

Global Bioenergies to lead $24M REWOFUEL project to demonstrate the production of isobutene-derived gasoline and jetfuel from wood residuals

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Global Bioenergies will lead a consortium including Sekab, Graanul Invest, Neste Engineering Solutions, Repsol, Peab Asfalt, SkyNRG, Ajinomoto Eurolysine, IPSB, TechnipFMC and Linz University in a 3-year project (called REWOFUEL) to demonstrate the production of isobutene-derived gasoline and jetfuel from wood residuals. Global Bioenergies will combine its isobutene process with technologies developed by Sekab and Neste Engineering Solutions.

2018 163

Volvo Trucks and Shell to cooperate globally on LNG for heavy-duty trucks

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Volvo Trucks and Shell will cooperate globally on the introduction of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as a fuel for commercial heavy duty trucks. The truck is already available in Sweden, Norway, Belgium, Spain, the Netherlands and the UK and at present the market roll-out is expanding into Italy and France.

2013 185

Synovate Global Study Explores Future Car Buyers Sentiments

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Anger, frustration, greed, lack of trust are a few of the many sentiments expressed by consumers and future car buyers globally, according to a recent “Tipping Point” study by Synovate Motoresearch, the automotive division of global market research company Synovate. The study revealed that future car buyers in the US, Germany, UK, Spain, Russia, France and South Africa have a strong desire for change, wanting to adopt more balance in life.

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Ford to expand 3-Wet Paint capacity by 50% globally in 2013

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Valencia Assembly Plant, Valencia, Spain. Ford Motor Company is expanding its 3-Wet paint ( earlier post ) capacity by 50% this year, adding the more environmentally friendly process to four more plants on three continents. The actions will reduce CO 2 emissions by an estimated 15-25% at those facilities.

2013 204

Shell to expand global LNG position with ~$6.2B deal with Repsol S.A.

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mtpa capacity, on a 100% basis (acquisition: 20% equity; 100% offtake); BBE power plant in Spain (25%, 800MW); operated by Bahía de Bizkaia Electricidad S.L.; Royal Dutch Shell plc has agreed to acquire part of Repsol S.A’s s LNG (liquefied natural gas) portfolio outside of North America, including supply positions in Peru and Trinidad & Tobago, for $4.4 billion in cash.

2013 196

US, China, and G-20 agree to work to global phase down of HFCs

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This was agreed by: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey,the United Kingdom, the United States, and the European Union, as well as Ethiopia, Spain, Senegal, Brunei, Kazakhstan, and Singapore. The US reached separate agreements with the G-20 and with China to address the rapid growth in the use and release of climate-damaging hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).

2013 179

Global Gas Prices | Hybrid Sales

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Some expect both to remain steady due to global economic conditions while others point to the return of $3/gallon gas (in the states) fueled mainly by an increase in foreign demand. Spain. sales of hybrid SUVs and other fuel efficient vehicles will prove interesting to watch this year, especially if fuel prices remain relatively low. Expert predictions about where oil and gas prices are headed vary widely.

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Global Wind Power Capacity Grew 28.8% in 2008; 120.8 GW Total

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Global wind energy capacity grew by 28.8% last year, even higher than the average over the past decade, to reach total global installations of more than 120.8 GW at the end of 2008, according to the Global Wind Energy Council. The global wind market for turbine installations in 2008 was worth about €36.5 The 120 GW of global wind capacity in place at the end of 2008 will produce 260 TWh and save 158 million tons of CO 2 every year.

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Clean Global Energy in JV for $400M Underground Coal Gasification Project in China

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Australia-based Clean Global Energy Limited (CGE) secured a Joint Venture Agreement with Beijing Yusenjiayu Environmental Protection Technology Co. The CRIP UCG process was successfully trialed in a €17 million European project in Spain which was headed up by CGE’s Technical Director, Dr. Michael Green. Ltd of Beijing, China (YSJY ), Inner Mongolia Gu Xin Mining Co.

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Strong Global Sales for Chevrolet Cruze Prior to US Introduction; More Details on Its New Small-Displacement Engines

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Both of Cruze’s new engines are part of Chevrolet’s global range of small-displacement engines designed with fuel efficiency in mind, including technology such as full variable valve timing that optimizes performance and fuel economy. Cruze is currently available in more than 60 countries, with China, Russia, Mexico, India and Spain as the top five sales markets. 2011 Ecotec 1.4L I-4 VVT Turbo (LUJ) for Chevrolet Cruze. Click to enlarge.

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JATO Dynamics: 17% of new passenger car registrations in Europe in April were electrified

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Combined registrations in Italy, the UK, Spain and France tumbled from 646,000 units in April 2019 to 34,000 one year later. Spain also saw a decrease, down from 45% in April 2019 to 41% in April 2020. As expected, new car registrations in Europe faced a steady decline in April.

2020 259

EU GRAMOFON project ends after 42 months with promising results on CO2 capture

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The project results therefore contribute to Sustainable Development Goal 13 on Climate Action of the UN Global Compact through decarbonization with the major advantage of doing so at a lower cost than the technologies currently in use.

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ZeroAvia secures additional $24.3M to launch development of 2MW hydrogen-electric powertrain for regional aircraft

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In the early 2000s, he led a historic Boeing Phantom Works project in Spain, resulting in the world's first manned hydrogen-electric airplane flight. ZeroAvia is launching the development program for a 2MW hydrogen-electric powertrain for full-size regional aircraft.

XCEED blockchain solution deployment to begin

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XCEED will be deployed to partners’ plants around Bursa in Turkey, Douai in France, and Palencia in Spain. XCEED is now open to global OEMs and suppliers, no matter the size, throughout the supply chain. Faurecia, Groupe Renault, Knauf Industries, Simoldes, and Co?kunöz, kunöz, in association with IBM, have signed a partnership contract for the deployment of XCEED?(eXtended

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Delta-EE: Europe tracking to 2.7 GW of operational hydrogen electrolyzer capacity by 2025; well short of EU target

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The research is the first produced by Delta-EE’s new Global Hydrogen Intelligence Service, created to provide data, analysis, insights and realism on how the new global clean hydrogen sector is developing. Spain, Netherlands, Denmark) will be at the 10s of MW scale in 2021/22 and will soar towards the 100s MW by 2025.

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T&E study finds cruise ships emitting 10x more SOx in Europe port cities than all Europe’s 260M cars

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Spain, Italy, Greece, France and Norway are the most exposed countries to cruise ship air pollution in Europe. Palma Mallorca (Spain) and Venice and Civitavecchia in Italy are the next worst hit, with Southampton in England the fifth worse for SO x emissions from cruise ships. Ships’ SO x will still remain considerably large compared to passenger car fleet even after the introduction of the global 2020 marine sulfur cap.

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Snam invests €33M in electrolyzer manufacturer ITM Power

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Several European countries, including France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Portugal and Spain, have already prepared or announced the launch of plans to develop hydrogen. Snam signed a partnership agreement with ITM Power Plc, the UK-based producer of electrolyzers.

2020 222

Volta Trucks to offer four full-electric commercial vehicle models between 7.5t and 19t by 2025

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Volta Trucks’ independent research suggests that the total global addressable market for full-electric trucks in the 7.5t – 19t category will exceed $100 billion by the end of 2025. The Volta Zero was initially launched in the UK and France and is currently in Spain for a tailored roadshow with customers. Any vehicles manufactured in Spain could potentially serve southern European markets but would not be the first vehicles built.

Ford building new $1.6B plant in Mexico for small cars

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Mexico is Ford’s fourth-largest vehicle manufacturing site for global customers—behind the US, China and Germany. The investment is part of the company’s One Ford global product and manufacturing plan. billion in facilities and supplier tooling in Spain, $2.4 Ford is investing US$1.6 billion in a new small car plant in Mexico, building a new manufacturing site in San Luis Potosi State. Construction begins this summer.

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7 companies launch Green Hydrogen Catapult to increase green H2 production 50-fold over next 6 years

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Seven companies— ACWA Power, CWP Renewables, Envision, Iberdrola, Ørsted, Snam, and Yara— announced a global coalition that will accelerate the scale and production of green hydrogen 50-fold in the next six years, helping to transform the world’s most carbon intensive industries, including power generation, chemicals, steelmaking and shipping. Rocky Mountain Institute, a global non-profit think-and-do-tank, will facilitate the initiative alongside partners.

2020 259

ArcelorMittal invests in new sustainability program across Europe; ResponsibleSteel site certification

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ResponsibleSteel is the industry’s first global multi-stakeholder standard and certification initiative, dedicated to defining and promoting responsible practice, aimed at improving: Climate change and greenhouse gas emissions. The first wave of auditing includes sites in Belgium, Germany, Spain and France with others to follow.

2019 186

Ride Vision launches AI-based collision-avoidance system for motorcycles

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Ride Vision is launching globally the first collision-avoidance technology for motorcycles, an AI-based system for motorcycle safety. The company’s products will be available in Italy, Germany, Austria, Spain, France, Greece, Israel, and the UK starting in early 2021.

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Volkswagen Group presents technology roadmap for batteries and charging

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Volkswagen is also vigorously pursuing expansion of the public fast-charging network globally. With this in mind, cooperations have been agreed in Europe with the energy companies BP (Great Britain), Iberdrola (Spain) and Enel (Italy). Expanding the global fast-charging network. In cooperation with Iberdrola, Volkswagen will cover main traffic routes in Spain.