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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Nuvera and DD DANNAR partner to develop mobile fuel cell power for diverse industries

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With existing and forthcoming emissions mandates, DANNAR and Nuvera would be able to meet the needs of organizations and industries seeking clean energy options for mobility.

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BMW Group spare parts logistics center piloting autonomous transport platforms

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The BMW Group’s worldwide spare parts logistics center in Dingolfing has recently started piloting autonomous transport platforms. The electrically powered AutoBox helps to move incoming spare parts efficiently from the freight dock to the warehouse. The aim of the AutoBox pilot project is to automate long distances in the Dynamics Center using the transport platform and to connect more distant parts of the building. —Marco Prüglmeier, head of Industry 4.0

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CSIRO receives $1 million in funding for hydrogen refueling station as part of VH2

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The $10-million VH2 project is designed to bring researchers, industry partners and businesses together to test, trial and demonstrate new and emerging hydrogen technologies. Hydrogen Industry Mission.

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Researchers and industry present interim results of the MethanQuest project

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—Norbert Brackmann, Member of the German Bundestag and Federal Government Coordinator for the maritime industry. —project coordinator Dr Frank Graf from DVGW Research Center, part of the Engler Bunte Institute at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

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.

Plug Power invited to submit Part II Application for proposed $520M DOE loan guarantee for green hydrogen production network

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has been invited to submit a Part II Application for a loan guarantee under the US Department of Energy (DOE) Title XVII Loan Guarantee Program. Plug Power says it will work closely with the DOE to fulfill the requirements of Part II of the application process. Plug Power Inc.

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Motherson Group collaborating with UBQ to bring carbon-negative thermoplastics into auto parts

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The companies are joining efforts to implement the carbon-negative UBQ thermoplastic ( earlier post ) into auto parts manufactured by Motherson Group for the automotive industry. Adding as little as 10% UBQ GHG to a part can immediately transform it into a carbon-neutral product.

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CSIRO and partners launch $68M Hydrogen Industry Mission

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CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, launched a new $68-million Hydrogen Industry Mission. CSIRO Chief Executive Dr Larry Marshall said the mission-based partnership was the key to creating a new industry for the future energy needs of Australia and the world. The Mission will focus on delivering four key programs of work, some of which have already begun: Hydrogen Knowledge Center: to capture and promote hydrogen projects and industry developments across Australia.

Diakont part of ARPA-E program REPAIR program for pipelines

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Diakont is part of a team that was awarded $5 million in funding from the US Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA-E) Rapid Encapsulation of Pipelines Avoiding Intensive Replacement (REPAIR) program ( earlier post ) to develop new technologies for rehabilitating legacy cast iron and bare steel natural gas distribution pipelines, by building new, robust replacement pipe inside the existing pipelines.

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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 Around 1,800 suppliers at more than 4,000 locations deliver more than 31 million parts to the 30 BMW Group production sites worldwide every day. After delivery to the plant, the goods are transported to the assembly line in containers and parts containers of various sizes. Industry 4.0

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BASF investing €16M into tire pyrolysis oil company Pyrum as part of ChemCycling project

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BASF will uptake most of the pyrolysis oil and process it into new chemical products by using a mass balance approach as part of its ChemCycling project. BASF is committed to leading the transition of the plastics industry to a circular economy.

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Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction partners with RevoTech on production of hydrogen from waste plastic

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Korea’s Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction has embarked on the development of technology for producing hydrogen using waste plastic and vinyl. Doosan Mecatec, a subsidiary of Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction, is also venturing into the hydrogen business.

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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.

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Mercedes-Benz AG exploring sale of Hambach smart EV plant as part of global realignment

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Furthermore, the company does not expect the devaluation to have any impact on the Free Cash Flow of its industrial business. Mercedes-Benz AG has taken numerous measures to sustainably improve its cost structure and become significantly more efficient.

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Industry & environmentalists tell EU the future of shipping fuel is green hydrogen and ammonia

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The EU should promote the use of green hydrogen and ammonia by ships as part of its upcoming maritime fuel law, major shipping industry players and environmentalists have told the European Commission. In a public letter , shipping companies DFDS, CMB and Viking Cruises, commodities trader Trafigura, and green group Transport & Environment (T&E) say green hydrogen and ammonia are sustainable and can be produced in sufficient quantities to decarbonise the industry.

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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Motor Coach Industries unveils its first battery-electric luxury coach in the N American market: J4500 CHARGE

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NFI Group subsidiary Motor Coach Industries (MCI) has unveiled the new zero-emission, battery-electric J4500 CHARGE coach. The J4500 CHARGE features brighter, more spacious interiors with industry-leading legroom.

Amyris to enter the industrial cleaning products market; renewable Myralene solvent for auto parts

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The company has now announced that it will launch the first industrial cleaning products containing its Myralene renewable solvents through US AutoForce and US Lubricants, divisions of US Venture, Inc. This planned partnership will enable Amyris’ renewable industrial cleaning products to gain visibility and access to more than 35,000 automotive aftermarket and industrial outlets served by US Venture divisions.

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ExOne and Ford announce automotive industry’s first binder jet 3D printing & high-density sintering of aluminum

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The new process is expected to increase Ford’s efficiency by allowing the company affordably to produce complex parts uniquely designed for additive manufacturing, which enables size and weight reductions, part consolidation, and performance improvements.

Future-proofing EV Charging with the Right Management Platform – Part 1

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The electric vehicle charging industry is thriving, there is no doubt about that. Business opportunities abound, while technical challenges keep industry players on their feet. In this first part of the series, we will review the challenges of today’s EV charging industry.

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Part 3 – Future-proofing EV Charging with the Right Management Platform

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We’ve created a series of blogs featuring the highlights; this is the third and final part, covering how to choose the ideal implementation approach -Buy, Build, or “Both”. We invite you to read the other two parts. Blog EV charging platform EV industry E-Mobility EV Charging

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SEAT implements self-driven robots to automate outdoor parts transport; ASTI Tribot with SLAM navigation

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SEAT is the first industrial manufacturer in Europe to have outdoor, automated guided vehicles (AGVs) with SLAM navigation (simultaneous localization and mapping), 4G connection and inductive charging for the batteries.

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Volkswagen deepens partnership with Gotion to industrialize battery cell production in Germany

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The goals of both partners are to industrialize the planned battery cell production at the Salzgitter site of Volkswagen Group Components and to develop first use cases of the Volkswagen unified cell concept for the volume segment. Both projects are part of the overarching plan of Volkswagen Group to reduce battery complexity and costs significantly while boosting range and charging performance in order to make the electric car still more attractive.

Audi researching industrialization of chemical recycling of mixed plastic waste from manufacturing

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As part of the THINKTANK Industrial Resource Strategies, researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have been working with Audi on the pilot project “Chemical Recycling of plastics from automotive manufacturing.” Together with partners from the chemical industry and KIT, Audi now plans to take the next step and research the industrialization of this cycle.

Part 2 – Future-proofing EV Charging with the Right Management Platform

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Now that we’ve explored the challenges facing today’s EV charging industry – and covered the imperatives to look for in an EV charging management platform, it’s time to decide on an implementation approach by reading Part 3 of this series.

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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.

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ABB leads electrification and automation innovation as part of Sustainable Underground Mining future mine project

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ABB has provided electrification, connected control and operations management systems, high-visualization and mobile operator workplaces as part of a global mining partnership to visualize a once-in-a-generation technology shift and reduce climate impact. LKAB’s core business is the mining and processing of iron ore for the steel industry. Electrification and automation are two important factors for the mining industry to continue its rapid, but effective, modernization.

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EPA opens door to consider Carbon Capture and Utilization as part of new Clean Power Plan; algae industry locks on

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The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO), an algae industry trade association, quickly issued an enthusiastic statement hailing the option as “ a huge win for the algae industry, and one we have been working towards for more than a year.

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Cranfield: switching from aluminum to zinc alloys could greatly improve longevity and sustainability of automotive parts

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A new study by researchers at Cranfield University in the UK finds that switching from aluminum to zinc alloys in the production of automotive parts could greatly enhance their longevity and sustainability. Over recent years aluminum alloys have been favored by the automotive manufacturing industry for their lightweight properties and lower cost. Aluminum has become the favored material of the automotive industry for its lightweight properties and comparatively low cost.

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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.

UPS forms subsidiary and applies for FAA Part 135 certification to operate drone delivery unit

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UPS has applied to the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for Part 135 certification to operate commercial drone flights in the UPS network under a subsidiary business called UPS Flight Forward, Inc. FAA grants the authority to operate on-demand, unscheduled air service via the Part 135 certificate. In contrast to more-limited FAA certifications for of drone flights for by other companies, UPS Flight Forward would operate under the FAA’s standard Part 135 certification.

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Wabtec and GM to develop advanced Ultium Battery and HYDROTEC hydrogen fuel cell solutions for rail industry

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The rail industry is on the cusp of a sustainable transformation with the introduction of batteries and hydrogen to power locomotive fleets.

Over 90% of Tesla China’s Model 3 and Model Y parts now sourced locally: report

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Tesla’s localization of its supply chain for the Made-in-China Model 3 and Model Y seems to be going well, with recent reports from local media outlets stating that over 90% of the all-electric vehicles’ parts are now being sourced from domestic companies.

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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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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. The complexity and number of parts of a fuel cell (FC) system is similar to a combustion engine. Depending on capacity, the stack alone consists of up to 400 pairings of individual parts (cells) in addition to assembly parts, end plates and system interfaces.

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Electric Vehicle Industry Associations – Joining Forces to Drive Adoption

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That’s where EV industry associations come in. The organizations’ annual conferences and webinars promote information sharing among eMobility leaders to drive the industry forward. Trade associations ensure that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

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. These robots automatically seal seams on the bodies, apply sound insulating mats and underbody protection, and draw delicate seam lines in the visible parts of the door area.

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Daimler first automotive company to test UBQ’s climate-positive thermoplastic material in auto parts

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Daimler announced a trial and development partnership with Israeli cleantech company UBQ Materials to explore the use of UBQ’s climate-positive material in the production of automobile parts.

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Dürr expands first market-ready AI application for paint shops; incorporating older and third-party robots

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The adapter is offered by Dürr in cooperation with Techno-Step, a specialist in systems for process data analytics and diagnostics that has been part of the Dürr Group since 2020. AI Industry 4.0

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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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Daimler, partners building next-gen additive manufacturing process pilot production line for spare parts

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Retainer of the truck diesel engine—the first spare part of the partner pilot project NextGenAM, from Daimler, Premium AEROTEC and EOS. The key for production is a scalable additive production chain, which is fully automated right through to the point where the printed parts are mechanically sawn off the build platform. The technical heart of the system is the EOS M 400-4 four-laser system for industrial 3D printing using metal materials.

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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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