Groupe Renault and Google Cloud partner to accelerate Industry 4.0

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Groupe Renault and Google Cloud announced a new industrial and technology partnership to accelerate the digitization of Groupe Renault’s industrial system and of Industry 4.0 A recognized contributor to Industry 4.0, Groupe Renault has been developing its own digital platform since 2016 to connect and to aggregate industrial data from 22 Group sites worldwide (representing 76% of vehicle production) and more than 2,500 machines. AI Industry 4.0

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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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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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Greenius Calls For Nationalizing Oil & Gas Industry & Seizing Their Assets As Sierra Club Applauds

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bp & Ørsted to produce green H2 at Lingen refinery; industrial-scale electrolyzer powered by offshore wind

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project for industrial-scale production of green hydrogen via the electrolysis of water using ?renewable power, industry and transport sectors, especially those that are hard-to-electrify or ?expensive-to-electrify. technologies, focusing particularly on energy-intensive industries.

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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. 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. By leveraging Amazon Web Services technology and services, Volkswagen is creating its Industrial Cloud as an open industry platform which other partners from industry, logistics and sales may use in the future.

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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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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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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.

Volkswagen opens IT Center in the Gläserne Manufaktur in Dresden; Volkswagen Industrial Cloud

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In Software Development Center Production (SDC Production), up to 80 newly hired IT specialists will be working on the Volkswagen Industrial Cloud. In the future, the Industrial Cloud will link all 122 Group-wide Volkswagen production facilities. The Industrial Cloud brings together data from all factories. The Industrial Cloud is being established together with Amazon Web Services (AWS). Industry 4.0

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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 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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Thailand’s EV industry growing rapidly

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According to the Electric Vehicle Association of Thailand, the number of companies that are part of Thailand’s electric vehicle industry has risen significantly since 2015, from 76 to 420 in 2019. With a population of more than 645 million consumers in ASEAN alone, the EV industry is projected to grow more as demand across the rest of Asia increases.

Volkswagen Group to add 15 more plants to Industrial Cloud this year

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The Volkswagen Group is pushing ahead with the integration of its plants into the Volkswagen Industrial Cloud; the aim is to further improve the efficiency of the plants and reduce production costs. From 2016 to 2025, Volkswagen intends to boost the productivity of its plants by 30% and the Industrial Cloud will be a key lever for achieving this objective, said Walker. The Industrial Cloud is built on Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Siemens is the integration partner.

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Euro Parliament report analyzes Industry 4.0 potential

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The European Parliament has release an analysis of the Industry 4.0 The study assesses the rationale for public intervention and outlines measures that could be adopted to increase the gains and limit the threats from Industry 4.0. This document was requested by the European Parliament’s Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) and prepared by Policy Department A: Economic and Scientific Policy of the European Parliament. Industry 4.0 Industry 4.0

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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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Fuel cell industry forms new alliance for rapid deployment of heavy-duty vehicles in Western US: WSHA

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Members of the hydrogen and fuel cell industry formally announced a new alliance to effect rapid deployment of zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell electric trucks, buses, locomotives, vessels, aircraft and off-road equipment throughout the Western United States. This new alliance exists to ensure government and industry can work efficiently together to accelerate the coming of this revolution.

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Chart Industries expands liquid hydrogen and LNG business with strategic agreements

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Chart Industries and fuel cell manufacturer Plug Power Inc. executed a master supply agreement for Chart to supply liquid hydrogen storage and transport equipment to Plug and its subsidiaries. In conjunction with the agreement, Chart received $7.8

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Airbus and LM Industries create mobility startup Neorizon; digital manufacturing

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Airbus and LM Industries, the the parent company of Local Motors and Launch Forth, have formed Neorizon to provide disruptive and innovative products with an initial focus on local mobility and autonomy. —Jay Rogers, CEO and founder of LM Industries. We’ve been working with LM Industries’ team at Local Motors since early 2016 when we realized the unique value proposition surrounding direct digital manufacturing and open-source design.

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Samsung Heavy Industries and Bloom Energy sign joint development agreement for SOFC-powered ships

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Solid-oxide fuel-cell manufacturer Bloom Energy and Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), a part of Samsung Group, have signed a joint development agreement (JDA) to design and to develop fuel cell-powered ships. The two companies will work together to realize their vision of clean power for ships and a more sustainable marine shipping industry.

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Ricardo joins Digital Twin Consortium; targeting multiple transportation/mobility industries

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Led by a steering committee consisting of founders Ansys, Dell, Lendlease and Microsoft, the open-membership Consortium represents an international ecosystem of industry leaders that are influencing digital twin development, usage and standards requirements. Digital Twin Consortium members, including Groundbreaker member Ricardo, will develop and apply best practices to advance the use of digital twin technology across industries.

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

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HERO uses a proprietary catalyst to turn hydrogen into continuous industrial heat without combustion. HERO has been designed to be deployable for small-scale power solutions in remote locations or scaled up for large legacy industrial sites such as steel mills and coal-fired power stations where it can be retrofit to ensure continuity and sustainable power generation.

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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. Ballard’s FCwave fuel cell product is a 200-kilowatt (kW) modular unit that can be scaled in series up to the multi-megawatt (MW) power level.

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Dürr building smart and resource-efficient paint shop at San Luis Potosí in Mexico for BMW Group; Industry 4.0

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Dürr is building a paint shop in Mexico for the BMW Group that meets the requirements for connected Industry 4.0 In terms of the paint shop layout, Dürr relies on a simple industrial building without intermediate levels in conjunction with multi-functional body stores with high-bay storage technology. Industry 4.0 production. This plant, featuring the first integrated smart factory concept from Dürr, is being built at the San Luis Potosí site.

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Oil Industry Overlords Determined To Burn Climate To Death #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Schaeffler and IBM sign Watson IoT partnership; Industry 4.0

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Leading automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler has signed a multi-year strategic partnership agreement with IBM to accelerate the digital transformation of its entire operations and customer solutions using Watson’s cognitive intelligence and insight from billions of sensors that make up the Internet of Things (IoT). The goal is to build virtual models representing entire industrial systems enabling new approaches to product design, manufacturing and aftersales service.

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Neste and LG Chem building a strategic partnership to drive the polymers and chemicals industry transformation towards a circular bioeconomy

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US Xpress releases trucking industry forecast; driver turnover, truckload capacity and load volumes significantly impact market

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one of the US’ largest asset-based truckload carriers by revenue, released its September industry forecast spotlighting key economic trends and updates specific to the trucking industry. In recent months, the industry has seen significant increases in driver turnover, which is exacerbated by lower CDL school enrollment and the recently launched Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse. Many industry analysts also expect elevated freight volumes to persist through 2021.

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VW claims its electric car factories will be most advanced in the industry

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Volkswagen is investing in additional automation at factories that will build the ID.4 electric crossover and the production model that follows the ID Buzz electric-van concept—two models destined for the United States.

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Lucid Air achieves industry-best 0.21 coefficient of drag

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Designed to service customers from both the production vehicle and race car industries, Windshear’s tunnel features a closed-air circuit, temperature-controlled system built around a rolling road. Lucid Motors announced that it has achieved a new mark in aerodynamic efficiency for its luxury electric car, the Lucid Air.

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1st development phase of Autostack Industrie project for commercialization of fuel cell stacks complete

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In 2017, Germany launched a consortium of leading industrial companies to investigate high-volume production of automotive fuel cell stacks. While benefits can be derived from the results of previous projects AutoStack (2009-2012, EU project, feasibility study) and AutoStack Core (2012-2017, EU project, technological proof of concept), industrialization is the focus of the German project Autostack Industrie.

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State-owned Indonesia Battery Holding to help build integrated EV industry in Indonesia; role of nickel

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In Indonesia, state miners MIND ID (Mining Industry Indonesia) and Aneka Tambang (ANTAM); state utility Perusahan Listrik Negara (PLN); and state oil company Pertamina have agreed to form a new venture: Indonesia Battery Holding. Aware of the growing importance of nickel in EV battery development, Indonesia is building up an EV battery industry as part of their national strategy, aiming to make cells for EVs by 2023, notes Roskill.

SuperTurbo Technologies Inc. appoints Ricardo to support product industrialization

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formerly VanDyne SuperTurbo) has appointed Ricardo Performance Products to support the first phase of commercial industrialization of the SuperTurbo system—a novel planetary traction drive that enables high speed power transfer to and from a turbocharger shaft, offering significant driveability and fuel efficiency benefits for large trucks. SuperTurbo Technologies Inc.

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Volkswagen Truck & Bus launches RIO: open cloud-based platform for transportation industry digitization

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to MAN’s heavy-duty distribution eTruck—Volkswagen Truck & Bus is launching RIO—a new brand bundling digital solutions for transportation & logistics into a cloud-based open platform that can serve as the “operating system” for the entire transportation industry. To date, harnessing data within the transportation industry is often not possible due to the players involved who use different software systems—e.g. Connected vehicles Fleets Industry 4.0

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RoMulus project: developing intelligent multi-sensor systems for Industry 4.0

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The RoMulus (Robust multi-sensor technology for status monitoring in Industry 4.0 applications) research project project sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is focused on simplifying and accelerating the development and use of intelligent multi-sensor systems for Industry 4.0——the Multi-sensor systems are key components for the success of Industry 4.0 Industry 4.0

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Element 1 Corp licenses methanol-based M-Series hydrogen generator technology to RIX Industries

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Element 1 Corp (e1) has licensed its proprietary methanol-based M-Series hydrogen generator technology to RIX Industries (RIX). They are a first-class manufacturing partner and a long-time authorized supplier to multiple branches of the US military along with a wide range of commercial and industrial end-users. The compact M-Series was designed to displace stored compressed hydrogen to support fuel cell propulsion applications.

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Charging industry agrees on carbon credit standards

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Driving on electricity produces less carbon than driving on gas. Yet in most places, no one gets credit for lowering those carbon emissions. That is, until now. In an effort to reduce the cost of installing electric-car charging stations, a new agreement by the Electric Vehicle Charging Carbon Coalition (EVCCC), calculates carbon credits to. Carbon Charging Networks

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Wenco & Oxbotica partner to develop first open autonomy solution for mining industry

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The industry-leading system will provide customers flexibility and efficiency in autonomous mining deployment, allowing them to operate any open standard-based vehicle and integrate it into their existing fleet. This approach also notably avoids vendor lock-in and offers customers the freedom to choose preferred technologies, independent of their primary industrial systems.

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@LATimes Great Investigative Reporting On This Huge Entertainment Industry Story – But Not By You #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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My Mayor Is A #SELLOUT To The Oil Industry. Is Yours? #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Mafic USA and Materials Group partner to increase use of basalt fiber in automotive industry

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Mafic USA and The Materials Group (TMG) have allied to increase the use of basalt fiber compounded into injection molded thermoplastics within the automotive industry. TMG, located in Rockford, MI, is a thermoplastics manufacturer, distributor and leader within the automotive industry in sustainable plastics directly serving the Auto OEMS and their Tier manufacturing suppliers.

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Infineon launches €106M “Productive4.0” research project; largest European research effort to date in Industry 4.0

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“ Productive4.0 ”, the largest European research initiative to date in the field of Industry 4.0, Coordinated by Infineon Technologies AG, more than 100 partners from 19 European countries will work on digitizing and networking industry. The aim is to create a user platform across value chains and industries that especially promotes the digital networking of manufacturing companies, production machines and products. Europe Industry 4.0

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DSM expands yeast, enzyme product offerings for the biofuels industry

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Royal DSM is expanding its product offering of low glycerol yeast technology for the biofuels industry with the introduction of eBOOST GT and a new enzyme for fiber conversion, eBREAK 1000F. eBOOST GT, which has been tested and qualified at commercial scale, enables the robustness and yield benefits of eBOOST in starch fermentations with up to 60% reduction of externally added Glucoamalyse (GA).

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

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Industry Partner. 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. The call sought proposals from National Laboratories to establish public-private partnerships that address engineering challenges for advanced battery materials and devices, with a focus on de-risking, scaling, and accelerating adoption of new technologies. DOE selected the following projects: Lead Organization.

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