International Lithium Association (ILiA) commissions TDi Sustainability to examine ESG and standards in the lithium industry

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The International Lithium Association ( ILiA ), the not-for-profit industry association representing the global lithium value chain, announced a wide-ranging agreement with TDi Sustainability to explore standards and environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues in the lithium industry. It has worked with many leading international organizations, mineral producers and civil society since it was established in 2012.

Gemilang International to deliver 140 electric school buses to California

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Gemilang International Limited (GML) will deliver 140 units of fully-electric school buses to California in 2022. Based in Johor, Malaysia, GML has designed and manufactured coaches and assembled buses for more than 30 years.

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International Lithium Association (ILiA) established to be the voice of the global lithium industry

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The world has entered the “lithium century” almost without noticing it, but until now this critical industry lacked a central voice. The International Energy Agency (IEA) has estimated that the growth in EVs could see lithium demand increase by more than 40 times by the year 2030.

Report: Hyundai stops developing internal combustion engines

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Hyundai Motor Group is winding down development of internal combustion engines, The Korea Economic Daily reported last week.

SAE International publishes new J2954 wireless charging standard

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SAE International has published the first global standard that specifies, in a single document, both the electric vehicle and supply equipment (EVSE) ground-system requirements for wireless charging of electric vehicles (EV).

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Hydrogen Heavy Duty Vehicle Industry Group signs agreements to industrialize 70 MPa high-flow refueling; H70HF

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The Hydrogen Heavy Duty Vehicle Industry Group—comprising Air Liquide, Hyundai, Nel Hydrogen, Nikola Corporation, Shell and Toyota—has signed agreements with Tatsuno Corporation and Transfer Oil S.p.A.

International collaboration develops progressive vision for urban production at the BMW Group; OMA and 3XN

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Urban Production is an international architecture competition organized by the BMW Group in close cooperation with the City of Munich. The entire automotive industry is in the middle of a transformation to electromobility, in which digitalization and circularity also have a key role to play.

SemaConnect Joins Top Automotive Experts at SAE International’s Government/Industry Meeting

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The post SemaConnect Joins Top Automotive Experts at SAE International’s Government/Industry Meeting appeared first on Smart Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations.

UCR researchers find commercial fast-charging damages EV batteries, propose new internal-resistance-based technique

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Herein, industry based along with our proposed internal resistance (IR) based fast charging techniques were performed on commercial Panasonic NCR 18650B cylindrical batteries. An electric car battery before and after industry standard fast charging.

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SAE International and ISO collaborate to update and refine SAE Levels of Driving Automation; SAE J3016

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Our collaborative partnership with ISO allowed us to expand and refine the Recommended Practice to better equip international customers with clear, concise and consistent language and definitions.

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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Renault suspending industrial activities in Russia

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Renault Group already implements the necessary measures to comply with international sanctions. The Board of Directors of Renault Group has decided to suspend Renault Group activities in its manufacturing plant in Moscow as of 23 March. Regarding its stake in AVTOVAZ, Renault Group said that it is assessing the available options, taking into account the current environment, while acting responsibly towards its 45,000 employees in Russia.

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International automotive researchers emphasize the importance of continued development of the internal combustion engine

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Thirty-seven globally prominent scientists representing the International Journal of Engine Research have published an open-access editorial addressing the future of the Internal Combustion Engine, and stressing the importance for continued development of more efficient and even lower-emitting technologies. IJER editorial: “The future of the internal combustion engine.” International Journal of Engine Research.

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EIA: US ammonia prices rise in response to higher international natural gas prices; up by a factor of 6 in two years

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US ammonia prices closely follow international ammonia prices because approximately 14% of total US ammonia consumption is met by imports.

Study finds future-fuel demand for shipping industry equal to entire current global production of renewables

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A new study , commissioned by the International Chamber of Shipping and prepared by Professor Dr. Stefan Ulreich from Germany’s University of Applied Sciences, finds that the global shipping industry will require the equivalent of the world’s entire current renewable energy demand in order to replace fossil fuel use. To reach the industry’s 2050 (net) zero goal, shipping’s fuel needs would require electricity from renewable sources to increase by up to 3,000 TWh, the report shows.

NetJets and FlightSafety International to partner with eVTOL company Lilium; right to purchase up to 150 Lilium Jets

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As part of the arrangement, Lilium would also partner with FlightSafety International Inc. to provide products and services, such as courseware, industry leading immersive and mixed reality training devices and crew training to support Lilium Jet operations. NetJets Inc.,

Hydro exploring hydrogen opportunities for internal demand and external market

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Hydro is exploring the potential for developing and operating hydrogen facilities to meet large internal demand as well as serving an external market, leveraging the company’s industrial and renewable power expertise. We see a substantial potential for industrial hydrogen consumption. We have large internal demand for gas used for heating in our casthouses and anode production, and a hydrogen production facility could be placed near the consumption.

CNH Industrial enters into exclusive multi?year technology licensing agreement with Monarch Tractor for tractor electrification

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CNH Industrial has entered into an exclusive, multi-year licensing agreement for electrification technologies with Monarch Tractor , a US-based AgTech company specializing in fully electric autonomous tractors.

Porsche strengthens commitment to industrial production of eFuels with $75M investment in HIF Global

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Porsche is investing US$75 million in HIF Global LLC, a holding company of internationally active project developers of eFuel production facilities. By investing in industrial eFuel production, Porsche is further expanding its commitment to sustainable mobility.

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CSIRO to lead $5M international engagement program to boost hydrogen capabilities

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A new $5-million program to be led by CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, is intended to strengthen development of Australia’s hydrogen industry by supporting research, development and demonstration (RD&D) collaborations with international research organisations. The two-year Hydrogen RD&D International Collaboration Program is a key element in CSIRO’s recently-launched Hydrogen Industry Mission.

Japanese automobile industry establishes joint Research Association of Automotive Internal Combustion Engines (AICE)

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Eight Japanese automakers and one automobile research institute—Suzuki Motor; Daihatsu Motor; Toyota Motor; Nissan Motor; Fuji Heavy Industries; Honda R&D; Mazda Moto; Mitsubishi Motors; and Japan Automobile Research Institute (JARI)—have jointly established the Research Association of Automotive Internal Combustion Engines ( AICE ). million, including a subsidy granted from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry for the fiscal year started 1 April 2014.

Tula Technology presents findings on its Dynamic Motor Drive at the 42nd International Vienna Motor Symposium

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We are very excited about our DMD results, and our team is ready to work with partners and customers to optimize motor system performance in the transportation, industrial and power generation industries. Tula Technology, Inc.,

Baker Hughes acquires exclusive license from SRI International for mixed salt process technology for carbon capture

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Baker Hughes has entered into a global exclusive licensing agreement with SRI International to use SRI’s innovative Mixed-Salt Process (MSP) for CO 2 capture. —Manish Kothari, president of SRI International.

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SAKOR introduces dynamometer line for testing electric motor efficiency to meet international environmental standards

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The new line of SAKOR motor testing dynamometers offers high-accuracy testing for designers and manufacturers of electric motors of any size, for use in applications ranging from large industrial equipment to consumer appliances, including fans, refrigerators, and washing machines.

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.

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Electric Scooter Fires : OLA Electric, PURE EV | Industry & Media Responsibility

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We adhere to the highest safety standards through rigorous internal testing as well as special phase change materials being implemented in our battery packs to avoid rapid fire/blast kind of scenarios. Do media, industry and people even care about these?

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

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Ricardo has become a “Groundbreaker,” one of a handful of international companies collaborating in the newly formed Digital Twin Consortium , which seeks to drive consistency in vocabulary, architecture, security and interoperability. 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.

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Retriev Technologies and HOBI International collaborate on collection of EV batteries for recycling

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HOBI International Inc. Recognizing the rapid expansion and projected growth of the EV market, the goal of this relationship will be to ensure that the lithium batteries used in EVs are collected and responsibly recycled in a manner that creates value within the battery industry’s circular economy. HOBI International, Inc.,

MAN Energy launches industry consortium to develop medium-speed, ammonia-fueled engine

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Initiated by MAN with partners from industry and research institutes, it aims to define the steps necessary to produce a dual-fuel, medium-speed engine capable of running on diesel-fuel and ammonia. MAN Energy Solutions has begun the ‘AmmoniaMot’ project.

SAE International and General Motors launch AutoDrive Challenge II; Level 4 autonomy

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SAE International announced the launch of the SAE AutoDrive Challenge II through a continued partnership with GM. —Chris Ciuca, vice president of programs at SAE International.

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SAE International revises recommended practice for electric and hybrid electric vehicle safe battery testing

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SAE International has released J2464: Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicle Rechargeable Energy Storage System (RESS) Safety and Abuse Testing , a revised recommended practice for establishing safe battery systems.

ORNL laser-interference structuring technique shows potential for reducing industrial chemical processing for vehicles

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Two chemical pre-treatment processes are widely used in industrial settings to prepare for coating adhesion and protect aluminum alloy surfaces against corrosion. DoD owns and operates hundreds of industrial facilities that manufacture and repair these vehicles and equipment, spending more than $20 billion in corrosion protection annually.

SAE International hires world-class contractor team for EV charging PKI cooperative research project

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SAE International announced a contract with a best-in-class contractor team, comprising Eonti , DigiCert and VerSprite to perform the technical development of the SAE Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) project , an industry-led pre-competitive research project to strengthen EV charging system security. —Tim Weisenberger, program manager for emerging technology standards at SAE International.

SAKOR Technologies provides new hydraulic cam phaser performance test system for major international provider of drivetrain components

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a leader in the area of high-performance dynamometer systems, recently provided a performance test stand for validating designs for new hydraulic variable timing cam phaser systems for a major international provider of powertrain components. SAKOR Technologies Inc.,

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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Lucid Motors announces first international plant in Saudi Arabia

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Lucid announced that its first international plant will be located in Saudi Arabia. The new international plant is expected to produce 150,000 vehicles per year. Construction on Lucid’s first international plant is set to start in the first half of 2022.

BP establishing $100M international research center for advanced materials for energy and industrial applications

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BP will establish a $100-million international research center, the BP International center for Advanced Materials (BP-ICAM) to lead research to advancethe fundamental understanding and use of materials across a variety of energy and industrial applications. The BP-ICAM hub will be based in dedicated premises which will use advanced tools to support this major international collaboration.

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Underwriters Laboratories and SAE International to collaborate on autonomous vehicle standards

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Underwriters Laboratories and SAE International have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to formalize a cooperative relationship between the two standards development organizations centered on autonomous vehicles and other automotive applications. SAE International is a recognized leader in the development of standards for the automotive field and other mobility industries.

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From Engineering Intern to Chairman of Tata

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Regarded as the "father of Indian industry," Tata had a vision: to create a responsible company that serves the community. FROM ENGINEERING INTERN TO MANAGER. Tata Sons.

EV tech is the choice of politicians, not industry, claims European CEO: True for US?

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The CEO, Carlos Tavares, called the rapid shift to ban internal combustion vehicles by 2035 a political choice with various environmental and social risks—and he

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SwRI forms joint industry program to investigate safety, longevity of grid-connected energy storage systems

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Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has launched a new Joint Industry Program (JIP) to investigate energy storage systems for the grid. ENGIE, EnBW, the Central Research Institute of Power Industry (CRIEPI), Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) and CEZ have joined SwRI’s Energy Storage for Electric Grid JIP, which will address questions about the risks and reliability of energy storage systems.

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Stellantis CEO: EVs cost company 50% more, "beyond the limits" of what industry can sustain

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The added cost of manufacturing electric cars is "beyond the limits" for what the auto industry can sustain, Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares said in an interview with Reuters published Wednesday.