Ford launches Hsuehshan Tunnel Transformer Challenge in Taiwan; Mobility Challenge Series 2.0

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in 2014 ( earlier post ), Ford has launched the Hsuehshan Tunnel Transformer Challenge in Taiwan, which asks developers to submit traffic-busting solutions for the main highway artery between Taipei and popular tourist destination Yilan.

Toyota begins Camry Hybrid production and sales in Taiwan; 7th hybrid production site outside of Japan

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Toyota Motor Corporation’s (TMC) production affiliate in Taiwan, Kuozui Motors, Ltd. Kuozui), has started production and sales of the Camry Hybrid in Taiwan. Production of the Camry Hybrid at Kuozui’s Kuanying Plant in Taiwan’s Taoyuan County began on 15 February, making the plant Toyota’s seventh hybrid-vehicle production site outside Japan. The vehicle ranges in price there from 1,069,000 to 1,399,000 Taiwan dollars (US$36,137 to US$47,292).

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Smith Electric Vehicles signs LOI for Joint Venture in Taiwan; 5,000 vehicles in first 3 years

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Medium-duty electric truck manufacturer Smith Electric Vehicles has signed a letter of intent to form a joint venture with Taikang Technology Corporation in Taiwan. Taikang Technology Corporation, a leading commercial vehicle manufacturer in Taiwan, has twenty-five years of automotive experience and has expertise in upfitting specialized municipal commercial vehicles. The JV agreement will also cover the creation of a new manufacturing plant in Taiwan.

Taiwan to Increase Government Support of Li-ion Technology for EV Market

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Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) will increase its support of the country’s lithium-ion battery industry, with a focus on high-power and high-safety cells for application in electric vehicles. To promote Taiwan’s electric car industry, the MOEA wants to speed up the development of such cells to make Taiwan into a key parts supplier for EVs. MOEA said estimated global electric vehicles (BEV, PHEV, HEV) sales in 2018 is expected to grow to 7.29

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. Taiwan.

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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). Vincent and the Grenadines, Taiwan, Thailand, Uganda, the United States, and Yemen.

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Ford expanding global electrified vehicle battery R&D

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Ford is expanding its electrified vehicles research and development program in Europe and Asia this year, creating a “hub-and-spoke” system that allows the global team to further accelerate battery technology and take advantage of market-specific opportunities. Through this network, the EPE team will take advantage of globally connected technologies to develop lighter and more durable EV batteries. Taiwan and Korea, where the company offers the Mondeo Hybrid.

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Toyota Tsusho Establishing Global Integrated Supply Chain for bio-PET

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Toyota Tsusho Corporation is establishing the first global bio-PET (bio-derived polyethylene terephthalate) integrated supply chain including the procurement of bio-ethanol, production of bio-mono ethylene glycol, tolling business of PET, and marketing of bio-PET. CMFC) to establish Greencol Taiwan Corp.

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Gogoro introduces VIVA ultralight electric smartscooter; battery swapping

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The Gogoro VIVA Smartscooter will be available in Taiwan in October for $1,800 and will begin rolling out to some global markets beginning in 2020. There are more than 1,400 GoStation battery swapping stations in Taiwan; these support more than 125,000 battery swaps per day.

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HALO research aircraft measuring the emissions of megacities in EmeRGe project

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HALO in-hangar in Taiwan. The University of Bremen is the scientific base of the international project known as EMeRGe (Effect of Megacities on the transport and transformation of pollutants on the Regional and Global scales).

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ITRI Founds High Safety Lithium-ion Battery STOBA Consortium and Unveils STOBA Trademark

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Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has established the High Safety Lithium Battery STOBA Consortium and also unveiled a STOBA logo. It also aims to allow the smooth entry of Taiwan companies into the supply side of global system manufacturers.

Imec produces prototype solid-state Li-ion battery with 200 Wh/L; solid electrolyte applied as a liquid

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Imec, a global research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics, energy and digital technologies, has fabricated an innovative type of solid-state Li-ion battery achieving an energy density of 200 Wh/liter at a charging speed of 0.5C (2 hours).

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Global WorldAutoSteel Project Presents Interim Results of FutureSteelVehicle (FSV) Phase 2 Project for Low GHG Body Structure for Electrified Vehicles

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WorldAutoSteel,the automotive group of the World Steel Association, has presented findings on the progress of FutureSteelVehicle (FSV) Phase 2, a global steel industry effort to develop advanced high-strength steel (AHSS) architectures for electrified vehicles that reduce life cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. China Steel Corporation – Taiwan, China.

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Tier IV raises $9M from Quanta Computer to develop reference model for ECUs for autonomous driving

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Quanta Computer is a Fortune Global 500 Companies and the world’s leading provider for notebook computers and other technology products. Founded in 1988, Quanta Computer is headquartered in Taiwan with major operation facilities set up in Asia, Canada, North America, South America, and Europe. Tier IV , Inc. has raised about $9 million from Quanta Computer, Inc. in a Series A extension round following the previous $100+ million Series A funding.

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China Steel Corporation making $46M investment in LanzaTech commercial waste-gas-to-ethanol project

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Taiwan’s largest integrated steel maker, China Steel Corporation (CSC), has announced formal Board approval of a 1400-million TWD (US$46 million) capital investment in a LanzaTech commercial ethanol facility.

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Delta Products in $3M DOE project to develop 6.6 kW GaN on-board charger

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Delta Group, founded in 1971, is a Taiwan-based global provider of power and thermal management solutions. Delta Products Corporation (DPC), a Delta Group company headquartered in Fremont, CA, is participating in a US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) $3.0-million award for the development of a high-efficiency, high-density, 6.6kW bidirectional on-board charger for plug-in Electric Vehicles (PEVs).

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Mitsubishi Heavy selling MLiX Li-ion rechargeable battery business to Delta Electronics; focus shifting to ESS systems

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Delta Electronics is the core enterprise of the Taiwan-based Delta Group; it offers diverse lineup of electronic products including power and thermal management solutions, and as an enterprise of global scale it has approximately 200 facilities worldwide including production, sales and R&D functions. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. MHI) is selling its Li-ion rechargeable battery business to Delta Electronics.

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LanzaTech and LCY to target bio-based chemicals market; bio-based C2 to C5 feedstock as raw materials

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LanzaTech, a company using proprietary bacteria to convert industrial waste gases into fuels and chemicals ( earlier post ), is partnering with Taiwan-based LCY Chemical Corporation (LCY), one the world’s leading chemical companies, to identify key bio-based chemicals to produce for global fuels and chemicals markets. LCY, a billion-dollar enterprise, is fully integrated and operates in Taiwan, China, Japan, Qatar and the United States.

Infineon and UMC extend manufacturing agreement into power semiconductors for automotive

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The semiconductor manufacturer Infineon Technologies AG and United Microelectronics Corporation, a leading global semiconductor foundry, have extended their existing manufacturing partnership into power semiconductors for automotive applications. Production start of SPT9 products at UMC’s 300mm Fab in Taiwan is planned for early 2018. In the 2013 global automotive semiconductor market, worth US$25.1

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3M and LG Chem enter into NMC patent license agreements; cathode materials for Li-ion batteries

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Under the agreement, 3M grants LG Chem a license to US Patents 6,660,432 (Paulsen et al. ); 6,964,828 (Lu and Dahn); 7,078,128 (Lu and Dahn); 8,685,565 (Lu and Dahn); and 8,241,791 (Lu and Dahn) and all global equivalents including in Korea, Taiwan, Japan, China and Europe. 3M and LG Chem have entered into a patent license agreement to further expand the use of nickel manganese cobalt oxide (NMC) cathode materials in lithium-ion batteries.

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Ford to introduce next version of AppLink next year for improved smartphone integration

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As part of the SmartDeviceLink project, Ford is working with Alibaba, a global consumer Internet service, to extend the group’s map, navigation and music services to vehicles. Ford already has rolled out its AppLink technology globally, including North America, South America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Three new markets are slated to come on board this year: Taiwan, New Zealand and Thailand.

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Ford Focus was best-selling nameplate in the world for the first half of 2012 with 489,616 units

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Ford celebrated the production milestone at its newest global manufacturing facility located in Rayong, Thailand, approximately 200 kilometers (120 miles) southeast of Bangkok. FTM represents the latest in Ford’s global manufacturing capabilities, with new stamping presses, flexible body shops and robotic capabilities that enable it to produce up to six different vehicles simultaneously. Having 95% of the region’s volume on global platforms by mid-decade.

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3M licenses patents for Li-ion NMC cathode materials to China-based Reshine

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Under the agreement, 3M granted Reshine a license to US Patents 6,660,432, 6,964,828, 7,028,128, and 8,241,791 and all global equivalents including in Taiwan, Japan, China and Europe. In 2011, 3M granted Umicore a license to US patent 6,660,432 and global equivalents; the company had earlier licensed US 6,964,828, and US 7,078,128 to Umicore.

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Petrobras in 10-year, $820M contract to supply Toyota Tsusho with ethanol for Bio-PET project

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The Brazilian sugarcane ethanol will be used as feedstock in a chemical ethanol project that TTC is deploying with a local partner in Taiwan to produce Bio-PET. This is Petrobras’s first long-term ethanol supply contract, the company said, and it ranks the company among the biggest global players in the industry. Petrobras recently signed a contract to supply Toyota Tsusho Corporation (TTC) with hydrated ethanol for ten years.

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Study finds unprecedented urbanization and urban expansion in East-Southeast Asia from 2000 to 2010

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The study shows that at the same time, urban areas expanded by 34,000 km 2 —an area the size of Taiwan. The overall study area covered East-Southeast Asia and included 17 countries: China (including Hong Kong SAR, Macao SAR); Taiwan; Japan; Mongolia; North Korea; South Korea; Brunei Darussalam; Cambodia; Indonesia; Laos; Malaysia; Myanmar; Philippines; Singapore; Thailand; Timor-Leste; Vietnam.

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KBR Awarded Contract by Chemetall Foote Corp. for Lithium Hydroxide Operation Expansion

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KBR is a global engineering, construction and services company supporting the energy, hydrocarbon, government services, minerals, civil infrastructure, power and industrial markets. Chemetall has lithium production facilities in the United States, Chile, Germany and Taiwan. the parent company of Chemetall, is a leading global specialty chemicals and advanced materials company.

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Toyota to explore integration of SmartDeviceLink Technology with Ford subsidiary; open source version of Ford AppLink

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Globally accessible, limited only by app availability in each market. Three new markets are slated to come on board this year: Taiwan, New Zealand and Thailand. Ford SYNC is now in more than 12 million vehicles on the road globally.

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LanzaTech gas fermentation technology at core of €14.6M EU Steelanol project; 25K t/year demo plant

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The project will build a demonstration plant of approximately 25,000 tons/ethanol per year—the first of its kind in Europe, and the largest facility globally built to date utilizing this technology. In November 2012, China Steel Corporation (CSC), Taiwan’s largest integrated steel maker, and LCY Chemical Corporation formed a joint venture, White Biotech (WBT), as part of a Green Energy Alliance with LanzaTech.

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Ford unveils new 2015 Focus four-door sedan; 1.0L EcoBoost with start/stop comes to US model

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Since its launch in 1998, the Focus nameplate has sold more than 12 million vehicles globally. China now is responsible for just more than one out of three Focus vehicles sold globally, based on Polk data. 2015 Focus four-door sedan. Click to enlarge.

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Stanford team reports new low-cost, non-precious metal catalyst for water splitting with performance close to platinum

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Principal funding was provided by the Global Climate and Energy Project (GCEP) and the Precourt Institute for Energy at Stanford and by the U.S. Structure of the NiO/Ni-CNT hybrid. Blue = nickel, green = nickel oxide. Credit: Gong et al. Click to enlarge.

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SAE International to Host Vehicle Battery Summit in Shanghai

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The program compares technological advances occurring worldwide, including developments in the Europe, Taiwan, Korea, the US and in particular China. It also examines growth projections for the electrified vehicle/battery markets and explores their implications for the global marketplace—thereby providing the insight required for optimum business decision-making. SAE International will hold a Vehicle Battery Summit in Shanghai, China, 1-2 September 2010.

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GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy Reaches Milestone in Deploying New ESBWR

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Four ABWRs are operating in Japan, and the global nuclear alliance of GE and Hitachi is building four more in Japan and Taiwan today. GEH is pursuing global deployment opportunities with both the ESBWR and ABWR.

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Eaton hybrid systems log 100M miles in service, reduce fuel consumption by 4M gallons

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The company set major hybrid systems milestones in 2010, delivering systems to global customers in Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, the United Kingdom and United States.

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Daimler takes 12% stake in Chinese parter BAIC Motor; first non-Chinese automotive company to acquire an interest in a Chinese OEM

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Recently, BAIC Group has been listed (position 336) in the Fortune Global 500. Earlier this year, BAIC was ranked second on KPMG’s Global Auto Executive Survey 2013, a ranking of the top automotive companies that are expected to gain market share in the future. BDNT); as well as sales companies in Hong Kong and Taiwan.

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UK Carbon Trust report says fuel cell vehicles could take more than 30% of mid-sized car market by 2050

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This would increase the value of the global fuel cell vehicle market by $30 billion to $261 billion per year by 2050 with the market in the UK worth some $4 billion per year.

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Perspective: Despite Solyndra’s death, the future of solar energy is sunny

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With subsidies long in place for nuclear, coal and gas in the US along with the cheap cost of production for coal and natural gas, solar is essentially competing with that $0.10/kWh average cost of electricity in the United States and globally. Increases in carbon dioxide concentration along with global surface temperatures are showing a decline in agricultural yields due to climate change. [ The global solar market is expected to install 22 MW of electricity in 2011.

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UPS Adopts Plan to Cut Its Airline Carbon Emissions An Additional 20% by 2020; Biofuels Part of the Plan

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Jet A fuel is the leading source of UPS global enterprise CO 2 emissions at 52.6%, followed by diesel at 32.7%. The company’s air system includes international air hubs in Cologne, Germany; Taipei, Taiwan; Shanghai; Miami (to serve Latin America), an intra-Asia hub in the Philippines; and UPS Worldport, the Louisville, Ky., four-million-square-foot heart of UPS’s global air network. UPS Airlines CO 2 emissions per Available Ton Mile, historical and targeted. Click to enlarge.

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