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. New partner companies will be able to connect with Volkswagen plants and to contribute their own software applications for optimizing production processes to the Industrial Cloud. This way, a rapidly growing range of industrial software applications for Volkswagen’s plants will be created.

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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. The AI solutions are based on a hybrid cloud architecture, enabling both on site and cloud deployments, to help mining industry partners accelerate their digitalization programs in their operations. 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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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.

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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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Roskill: Niobium industry looking for a future beyond steel; Li-ion batteries a possibility

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Niobium is a metal primarily used by the steel industry as a ferroalloy strengthening element. Adding niobium reduces the amount and weight of steel required, an important feature for the automotive industry but also for infrastructure.

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Sheffield Forgemasters leads $14M project to industrialize electron beam welding for nuclear reactors; SMR application

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UK-based engineering specialist Sheffield Forgemasters is leading a consortium of partners in a £10.5-million (US$14 million) project to explore the industrialization of Electron Beam Welding (EBW) in civil nuclear assemblies.

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Hyundai Motor Group, SK Innovation to collaborate on development of EV battery industry ecosystem

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The two parties announced their plan to cooperate in diverse business areas related to the EV battery industry, including battery sales solutions, battery management service and battery reuse and recycling. Furthermore, Hyundai Motor Group and SK Innovation plan to synergize their respective affiliates’ business infrastructures and capabilities spanning diverse industries, thereby strengthening their battery competitiveness and expanding the growth of related sectors.

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Plug Power partners with Lightning Systems on hydrogen fuel-cell-powered Class 6 trucks for logistics industry; “middle-mile” solution

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Plug Power’s ProGen engines provide 90 kW of fuel cell power and utilize the latest generation of the company’s proprietary MEA and metal plate stack technology, which delivers industry-leading power density. Plug Power Inc.

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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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GM says industry-first wireless battery management will help it scale Ultium EV tech

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General Motors is doing many things different with its Ultium battery and propulsion strategy, which will underpin the GMC Hummer EV first, and then a diversity of electric vehicles from Cadillac, Chevrolet, and Buick—plus Honda and Nikola—by the middle of the decade.

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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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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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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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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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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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KIT and Wintershall Dea collaborating to develop industrial-scale methane pyrolysis for CO2-free production of hydrogen

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Methane pyrolysis separates methane (CH 4 ) into gaseous hydrogen and solid carbon that is a valuable material for various industry branches and can also be stored safely.

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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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Sumitomo Heavy Industries granted Approval in Principle for medium-size high-pressure LNG dual-fueled tanker

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Sumitomo Heavy Industries Marine & Engineering Co., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd., Ltd., was granted an Approval in Principle (AiP) from Lloyd’s Register Group Limited for a medium-size tanker equipped with a high-pressure LNG dual-fuel system. This tanker is equipped with an LNG dual-fuel system and large-capacity LNG tank.

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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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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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IVECO, FPT Industrial and Nikola Corporation unveil Nikola TRE battery-electric truck for European markets

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IVECO, FPT Industrial and Nikola unveiled the maquette of the Nikola TRE battery-electric truck, the first vehicle resulting from the joint venture between CNH Industrial and Nikola, which involves the commercial vehicle brand and the powertrain specialist.

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Heliogen launches, achieves > 1,000 ?C from concentrated sunlight for industrial processes

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At that temperature, Heliogen can replace the use of fossil fuels in critical industrial processes, including the production of cement, steel, and petrochemicals, dramatically reducing greenhouse gas emissions from these activities. Previous commercial concentrating solar thermal systems have been designed to reach temperatures of up to only 565 degrees Celsius—useful for power generation, but insufficient for many industrial processes.

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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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CSIRO roadmap finds hydrogen industry set for scale-up in Australia

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An economically-sustainable hydrogen industry in Australia could soon be on the cards according to a blueprint released by CSIRO, the national science agency, which found that cost-competitiveness is firmly on the horizon.

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