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. Industry 4.0 Industry 4.0 Industry 4.0

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Schaeffler and IBM sign Watson IoT partnership; Industry 4.0

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Schaeffler manufactures millions of precision-engineered products that help to keep the world’s machines moving—from those that go into automotive clutch systems, to those in hybrid engines and the huge industrial bearings used in wind turbines. Industry 4.0 Big Data Industry 4.0

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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 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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3D printed car: The future of the automotive industry

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When it comes to the automotive industry, additive manu […]. The post 3D printed car: The future of the automotive industry appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo.

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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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Law firm forming autonomous vehicle industry group

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The law firm of Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP is forming an autonomous vehicle industry group, which includes a cross-disciplinary team of attorneys practicing in the firm’s Corporate, Intellectual Property and Litigation departments. Honigman is responding to what it sees as a growing need for practical guidance as new laws and best practices are adopted by this emergent industry.

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Nexar joins Berkeley DeepDrive Industry Consortium

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Nexar , developer of a vehicle-to-vehicle network app that turns smartphones into connected AI dashcams, will join the Berkeley DeepDrive ( BDD ) Industry Consortium, a research alliance bringing together private industry sponsors, faculty, and researchers from multiple departments and centers.

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Why Is The Shale Industry Still Not Profitable?

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But the lack of profitability remains a significant problem for the shale industry. By Nick Cunningham of Oilprice.com. Echoing the criticism of too much hype surrounding US shale from the Saudi oil minister last week, a new report finds that shale drilling is still largely not profitable. Not only that, but costs are on the rise and drillers are pursuing “irrational production.”. Riyadh-based Al Rajhi Capital dug into the financials of a long list of U.S.

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Bolivia chooses ACI Systems as strategic partner to industrialize lithium deposits

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value chain to use the deposits of this raw material for industrial. The industrialization phase involves extracting and producing raw materials. selected ACI-Systems as a strategic industrialization partner. utilizing raw materials and materials for these branches of industry. Salar de Uyuni in the Andes in southwestern Bolivia is the world’s largest salt flat (10,582 km 2 / 4,086 mi 2 ) and holds the. world’s largest known deposit of lithium.

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GAC Group begins construction of $6.5B industrial park for electric and intelligent vehicles

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China-based automobile manufacturer Guangzhou Automobile Group (GAC Group), the parent company of GAC Motor, has begun construction of a large industrial park for electric and intelligent vehicles as part of its efforts to boost its electric vehicle business.

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The Next Oil Price Spike May Cripple The Industry

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How it is possible for the price of oil to go both up and not up, and what would that mean for the oil industry? In fact, we have been highlighting this threat to the energy industry in articles since 2015, for example here , here , here and here.) The second is that under the best of circumstances it will take the EV industry close to another decade to close this cost of ownership gap. Why an oil price spike would be bad for the industry.

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Oil Industry Faces Huge Worker Shortage

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Because of this, the collective US shale industry has been likened to the new “swing producer”: low oil prices force quick cutbacks but higher prices trigger new supplies. An estimated 350,000 workers have been laid off in the oil industry around the world, and the rig count in the US is a tiny fraction of what it was two years ago. The Wall Street Journal , using data from IHS, estimates that roughly 70 percent of the fracking equipment across the shale industry has been idled.

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Trump promised to save the coal industry; it hasn't happened

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You may recall that President Donald Trump made some ambitious and audacious campaign promises about his plans to revive America's dwindling coal industry. Two weeks ago, The Washington Post fact-checked the president's delivery on those promises after his first year in office—in multiples of "Pinocchios," its measure of untruthfulness for. emissions Politics global warming climate change energy fossil fuels Donald Trump

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ORNL joins Power Electronics Industry Collaborative

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has joined the Power Electronics Industry Collaborative ( PEIC ); PEIC works to accelerate innovation and advocates for investment in new power electronics technologies. PEIC is open to any industry-related organization interested in participating.

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Brazilian Industrial Biotech Association formed

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Industrial biotechnology companies have formed the Brazilian Industrial Biotechnology Association (in Portuguese ABBI - Associação Brasileira de Biotecnologia Industrial). ABBI brings together companies and institutions developing and using microorganisms and its derivatives to deliver renewable products for industries and consumers worldwide.

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FPT Industrial unveils new Cursor 13 natural gas heavy-duty engine

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FPT Industrial has introduced its newest and most powerful natural engine. The Cursor 13 NG delivers power up to 460 hp @ 1,900 rpm and torque up to 2,000 N·m @ 1,100 rpm—15% more power and 18% more torque than FPT Industrial’s 8.7-liter NG engine.

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Mazda, ELIIY Power and Ube Industries jointly to develop 12V Li-ion starter batteries

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and Ube Industries, Ltd. With this new project, Mazda, ELIIY Power and Ube Industries will combine their technical strengths to overcome such issues. As a leader in the development of key components such as electrolytes and separators, Ube Industries has made significant contributions to improving the performance of lithium-ion batteries and expanding their range of applications. Mazda Motor Corporation, ELIIY Power Co.,

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Synthetic biology startup Lygos closes $13M Series A to target oil-based specialty chemical industry

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This is the Industrial Revolution of synthetic biology. Lygos uniquely has the technology to produce a stable supply of industrial chemicals with no environmental impact and at lower cost. Lygos , Inc.,

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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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DuPont Industrial Biosciences launches new enzyme product for biogas industry; increased methane yields

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DuPont Industrial Biosciences has introduced OPTIMASH AD-100, a new enzyme product that will help biomethane producers improve biogas yields and process robustness, which is expected to ultimately increase their revenue and profitability. OPTIMASH AD-100 represents DuPont Industrial Biosciences’ entry into the growing biogas sector, with an enzyme that has been shown to produce up to a 13% increase in biogas yields in anaerobic digesters.

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Leviton launches industry-first 40A EV charge connector assembly

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Leviton has introduced an industry-first 40A Electric Vehicle Charge Connector Assembly: the Evr-Green 400 Charging Station. —Manoj Karwa, Senior Director of EVSE Programs for Leviton’s Commercial and Industrial Business Unit.

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DiDi partners with SoftBank in Japan for platform services for taxi industry, launches open new energy car-sharing platform

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have established a partnership to provide platform services for the taxi industry. DiDi hopes to leverage on its AI strengths and national network to empower the entire automotive industry chain. Didi Chuxing, the world’s leading mobile transportation platform, and SoftBank Corp.

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Hyundai Heavy Industries and Accenture to design connected smart ships

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Hyundai Heavy Industries and Accenture are collaborating to design a ‘connected smart ship’ that will enable ship owners to better manage their fleets and achieve potential operational savings through the application of digital technologies.

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DOE to invest $30M to further H2 and fuel cell technology as industry continues strong growth

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Department (DOE) released a new report showing continued momentum and growth in the fuel cell industry. The 2015 Fuel Cell Technologies Market Report shows that more than 60,000 fuel cells, totaling roughly 300 megawatts (MW), shipped worldwide in 2015.

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NuScale Power submits industry-first certification application for small modular reactor to NRC

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This is the first SMR DCA to be submitted to the NRC and marks a significant milestone for NuScale and the power generation industry.

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GM gives app developers industry-first in-vehicle testing

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General Motors has launched GM Dev Client, an industry-first app that gives approved developers who have created in-vehicle applications the ability to test them in a real GM vehicle. In-vehicle app testing is the next step for app developers who have already created a proof of concept using GM’s next-generation infotainment software development kit (NGI SDK). By introducing GM Dev Client, we’re giving developers the missing link they need to finalize their applications.

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Dürr acquires Industry 4.0 software specialist iTAC

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This will enable the machinery and plant engineering group to substantially extend its existing activities in the field of Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)—the central component of Industry 4.0. iTAC has already equipped more than 140 factories worldwide in various industry segments with the cloud-based MES software iTAC.MES.Suite. Dürr has acquired 100% of the shares in the German software house iTAC Software AG.

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EIA: India’s steel industry dominated by electric-based processes; intensive coal use for DRI

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Two unique features of the steel industry in India are the large-scale use of electric induction furnaces for electric-based steelmaking rather than electric arc furnaces and the reliance on coal, rather than natural gas, to produce DRI.

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Novelis introducing high-strength 7000-series aluminum alloys for automotive industry

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That’s what we’re doing—taking the basic chemistry in metallurgy, and adapting it for the needs of the auto industry. The most commonly known alloys are 7050 and 7075, which are widely used in the aircraft industry.

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CCM: LiPF6 industry in China may face overcapacity in 2017

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However, according to market analyst firm CCM , based on the current planned capacity expansions, the LiPF 6 industry may face overcapacity in 2017.

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Gov’t, industry, national labs collaborate on comprehensive cradle-to-grave LCA study and economic assessment of LDV GHG reductions

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automotive and energy industries. To achieve large-scale GHG emissions reductions in the United States, emissions reductions will be required in all sectors: electric power generation, residential, commercial, industrial, and transportation.

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Worthington Industries introduces Type 3 Rail Mount CNG fuel system for trucks

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Worthington Industries has introduced a Type 3 Rail Mount compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel system for trucks. —Wayne Powers, general manager of the alternative fuel systems business for Worthington Industries.

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Samsung introduces industry’s first universal flash storage for next-gen automotive applications such as ADAS

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is introducing the industry’s first embedded Universal Flash Storage (eUFS) solution for use in next-generation automotive applications. standard, for the first time in the industry. Samsung Electronics Co.,

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UK National Physical Laboratory identifies measurement challenges in the hydrogen industry

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The UK’s National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has published a report which highlights and prioritizes the current measurement challenges facing the hydrogen industry. Energy transition: Measurement needs within the hydrogen industry.

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HERE unveils next-generation open platform real-time data services for automotive industry

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HERE plans to make the services commercially available to any customers both within and outside the automotive industry from the first half of 2017. HERE believes that industry collaboration is essential to address the major challenges faced by road users everywhere.

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UK auto industry warns anti-diesel agenda and slow uptake of EVs could mean missing 2021 CO2 targets; rising CO2 average in 2017

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The UK automotive industry warned that the current anti-diesel agenda combined with the ongoing slow take-up of electric vehicles could mean industry misses its next round of CO 2 targets in 2021, with negative consequences for the UK’s own climate change goals.

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Texas fossil-fuel industry made state more vulnerable to hurricane

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While the storm has dissipated, with this week's attention focused on Hurricane Irma, the effects and damage tolls will last for years—and one thing already seems clear: Texas' dependence on the fossil-fuel industry poses an. Hurricane Harvey will go down as one of the most destructive and costliest natural disasters in the United States.

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MIT, Novogy team engineers microbes for competitive advantage in industrial fermentation; the ROBUST strategy

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Metabolic pathways enabling macronutrient assimilation are engineered in the desired biocatalyst (blue cells), establishing them as the dominant microorganism over nonutilizing contaminants (brown and red cells) inside the industrial bioreactor environment.

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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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Ube Industries and Mitsubishi Chemical to form 50-50 Li-ion battery electrolyte JV in China

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Ube Industries, Ltd. Ube Industries and Mitsubishi Chemical will apply for approval from government authorities in China and other relevant countries. Provided that the two companies are in compliance with competition laws for relevant countries, Ube Industries and Mitsubishi Chemical will consider the possibility of comprehensive business tie-ups including for development and production, in other countries and regions besides China.

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