Snow Lake Lithium seeking to develop first all-electric hard-rock lithium mine to supply N. American EV industry

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Canada-based Snow Lake Lithium has outlined plans to develop the first all-electric hard-rock lithium mine in Manitoba, Canada, thereby developing a domestic supply of this critical resource to the North America electric vehicle industry.

Aemetis signs $3B, 10-year supply agreement for 450M gallons of renewable diesel with industry-leading travel stop company

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Aemetis, a renewable fuels company focused on negative carbon intensity products ( earlier post ), has signed a 10-year, 450-million-gallon renewable diesel supply agreement with an industry-leading travel stop company, which is expected to generate more than $3 billion in revenue. The renewable diesel to be supplied under the agreement will fuel an estimated 3.6 The industrial site has 710,000 s.f.

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thyssenkrupp to supply 20MW electrolysis plant to CF Industries for green hydrogen for green ammonia production

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thyssenkrupp has signed a contract with Illinois-based CF Industries to supply a 20 megawatt alkaline water electrolysis plant to produce green hydrogen at their Donaldsonville, Louisiana, manufacturing complex.

NFI Industries orders 60 Volvo VNR Electric trucks

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NFI Industries—a leading third-party supply chain solutions provider—is increasing its investment in electromobility solutions with its latest order of 60 Volvo VNR Electric trucks.

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence: lithium industry needs $42B investment to meet 2030 demand

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The lithium industry needs $42 billion of investment if it is to meet 2030 demand, according to analysis by Benchmark Mineral Intelligence. This works out at approximately $7 billion a year between now and 2028 if the industry is to meet lithium demand by the end of the decade.

European metals-producing and -using industries and workers warn of catastrophic impact of Chinese magnesium supply shortage

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A cross-industry group of European metals-producing and -using industries and their workers have issued a warning about the potentially catastrophic impact of the Chinese magnesium supply shortage. Magnesium is a key alloying material and widely used in the metals-producing industry. Europe is particularly hit by the current supply shortage since almost all magnesium used in Europe is imported from China.

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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SEMI: 200mm semiconductor fab capacity set to surge 21% to mitigate supply-demand imbalance

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billion in 2022 as 200mm fab utilization remains at high levels and the global semiconductor industry works to overcome the chip shortage. Semiconductor manufacturers worldwide are on track to boost 200mm fab capacity by 1.2

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. Concept for LNG supply system with microgrid at Karlsruhe inland port.

British Airways, Phillips 66 sign sustainable aviation fuel supply agreement

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British Airways and Phillips 66 Limited have entered into a multi-year supply agreement for sustainable aviation fuel produced at the Phillips 66 Humber Refinery, making the airline the first in the world to use SAF produced in the UK. The SAF will be supplied to British Airways to power a number of its flights from early 2022. Markets for lower-carbon products are growing, and this agreement demonstrates our ability to supply them.

Schaeffler signs five-year supply deal with REEtec for rare earth oxides

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Global automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler has signed a five-year contract with Norwegian company REEtec AS for the purchase of rare earth oxides. Rare earths play an important role in the automotive and industrial segments.

Vale Canada to supply Northvolt with low-carbon nickel products for batteries

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Vale Canada and lithium-ion cell producer Northvolt AB announced a multi-year agreement for Vale to supply low-carbon nickel products to Northvolt, reinforcing the companies’ shared commitment to sustainability in the electric vehicle supply chain and electrification of the broader mining industry.

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Automotive industry develops new guidance for measuring recycled content of automotive products

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The Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP) and the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) have published a new guidance document, “ Measuring Recycled Content of Automotive Products.”.

Start-Up MOBI LATAM partners with EnergyX to develop Bolivian domestic lithium battery supply chain

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Both companies will work towards creating a Bolivian domestic lithium battery supply chain to develop the region’s electric mobility market. EnergyX is integrated into the lithium industry’s supply chains from brine to battery, and will provide MOBI work on developing a next-generation battery for MOBI’s fleet. Bolivian micro-mobility and clean energy startup MOBI has partnered with American direct lithium extraction company Energy Exploration Technologies Inc.

BASF and Toray Advanced Composites sign supply agreement to bring CFRT tape to the automotive industry

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Toray Advanced Composites and BASF signed a manufacturing and supply agreement focused on the production of continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic (CFRT) tapes for the automotive and industrial markets. The supply agreement enhances manufacturing capacity providing wider commercial availability of CFRT materials, which will enable the adoption of advanced materials for lightweight, structural components in a wide range of industrial markets.

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Benchmark: Russia’s invasion of Ukraine risks raising costs for Europe’s auto industry

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Russia’s invasion of Ukraine threatens to increase costs for Europe’s vehicle industry, which is already struggling with record high lithium prices and a shortage of semiconductor chips, according to Benchmark Mineral Intelligence. Russia’s largest miner Nornickel produces around 20% of the world’s supplies of high purity class 1 nickel, which is used in electric vehicle batteries.

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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. In the long term, the global supply chain of the Volkswagen Group with more than 30,000 locations of more than 1,500 suppliers and partner companies could also be integrated. Open Industry platform. Industry 4.0

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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.

STMicroelectronics supplying SiC technology for Semikron next-generation eMPack power modules for EVs

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STMicroelectronics is supplying silicon carbide (SiC) technology for eMPack electric-vehicle (EV) power modules from Semikron, a leading manufacturer of power modules and systems. This is the result of a four-year technical collaboration between the two companies to design-in ST’s advanced SiC power semiconductors for superior efficiency and industry-benchmark performance in more compact systems.

Benchmark Gigafactories Europe paints grim raw material supply picture; “Auto OEMs will need to become miners”

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Benchmark Mineral Intelligence held its inaugural Battery Megafactories Europe 2022 event in Berlin; the event zeroed in on a number of pertinent points for the continent’s EV and battery supply chain. Even in the most optimistic scenarios where every single raw material project in the pipeline comes on stream and existing operations expand aggressively, there will not be enough raw material for the battery supply chain as we go into 2030.

NEDO appoints Toyota and partners to study developing large-scale hydrogen supply chain in Chubu Region

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Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) has appointed Sumitomo, Chiyoda, Toyota Motor, Japan Research Institute and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking to conduct a feasibility study on the receiving and distribution business of hydrogen in Chubu Region.

Renault Group to partner with Terrafame for sustainable nickel supply

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Renault Group and Finland-based metals producer Terrafame have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the future supply of nickel sulfate. Partnership with Terrafame is an important component in realizing our commitment to reach 30% emissions reduction for our supply chain by 2030.

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

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DANNAR manufactures the DANNAR Mobile Power Station (MPS), a configurable platform that serves as both a multi-purpose work utility vehicle as well as a mobile power supply.

Roskill: Rising prices could be new norm for lithium industry

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In its second quarterly update to its Lithium: Outlook to 2030, 17 th Edition report, Roskill maintains the view that future refined lithium supply will remain tight, with a period of sustained supply deficit in the mid-2020s. Falling sales in H2 2019 in China, the largest market for EVs, and a global reduction in sales caused by lockdowns related to the COVID-19 pandemic in H1 2020 slowed lithium demand growth, impacting demand from both battery and industrial applications.

BMW Group uses Blockchain to drive supply chain transparency: “PartChain”

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The BMW Group is using Blockchain technology in purchasing to ensure the traceability of components and raw materials in multi-stage international supply chains. The automotive industry’s international supply chains are highly complex.

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Wärtsilä to deliver first dedicated methanol fuel supply system for ships

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Wärtsilä has developed a dedicated fuel supply system for methanol—MethanolPac—as interest grows in the methanol pathway to decarbonize shpping. The MethanolPac fuel supply system and Wärtsilä 32 Methanol engine comprise a full solution for methanol in marine applications.

UnitedSiC (now Qorvo) announces 1200V Gen 4 SiC FETs with industry-best figures of merit

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Qorvo, a provider of innovative RF solutions, announced a next-generation series of 1200V Silicon Carbide (SiC) Field Effect Transistors (FETs) with industry-leading figures of merit in on-resistance. All R DS(on) options (23, 30, 53 and 70 milliohm) are offered in the industry standard 4-lead kelvin source TO-247 package, providing cleaner switching at higher performance levels.

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

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The additional capital will be used to develop industrial eFuel facilities in Chile, the US and Australia, which have large supplies of renewable energy. By investing in industrial eFuel production, Porsche is further expanding its commitment to sustainable mobility.

Benchmark Minerals: Indonesia set for five-fold increase in battery nickel supply

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Supply of nickel intermediate MHP from Indonesia for batteries is set to rise five-fold this year, according to Benchmark Minerals’ Nickel Forecast. Huayue Nickel Cobalt is a significant strategic project to build an integrated industrial chain of new-energy lithium battery materials.

Alcoa outlines technology roadmap to decarbonize aluminum industry

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outlined a technology roadmap to support its vision to reinvent the aluminum industry for a sustainable future. The technologies in Alcoa’s roadmap, including a new, proprietary post-consumer scrap recycling process, have the potential to decarbonize a significant portion of the upstream aluminum supply chain and provide a competitive advantage in a carbon-constrained world. Alcoa Corp.

Nikola and Proterra agree to long-term battery supply for zero-emission Class 8 trucks

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Nikola and Proterra announced a strategic, multi-year supply agreement to power Nikola zero-emission semi-trucks with Proterra’s battery technology. With the growing demand for the Nikola Tre BEV and FCEV, we have actively pursued battery supply through a dual source strategy.

BASF and RWE proposing 2GW offshore wind farm for green electricity and hydrogen for chemical industry

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Around 80% of the approximately 7,500 GWh produced by the wind park will be supplied as green electricity for innovative technologies for CO 2 reduction and thus power the transformation of BASF sites in Germany, especially the Verbund site in Ludwigshafen.

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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 The focus is on applications such as logistics robots, autonomous transport systems at plants and digitalization projects for an end-to-end supply chain. We are already working with tomorrow’s Industry 4.0 Connected supply chain. The BMW Group supply chain relies on a global supply network and close cooperation with numerous logistics service providers.

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Alcoa to supply sustainable, low-carbon aluminum for wheels on Audi e-tron GT

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As part of a pilot project, Audi is procuring 20-inch wheels for the Audi e-tron GT electric car that are made from low-CO 2 emission aluminum supplied by Alcoa to RONAL GROUP, the wheel’s manufacturer. The site has been supplied with renewable energy since 2020.

Neste and Shell sign agreement to increase the supply of sustainable aviation fuel

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Anticipating increasing desire from airlines to reduce emissions, Neste and Shell Aviation have entered into a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) supply agreement. This agreement significantly increases the supply and availability of SAF for the aviation industry with effect from October 2020.

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Why New Production Sources of Tungsten Are Critical for Increased Global Supply

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by Lewis Black, CEO of Almonty Industries. in the April report for the Institute for Supply Management’s Manufacturing Index. and this has caused a great deal of concern about the overall supply chain of tungsten. New Tungsten Production Will Open the Global Supply Chain.

BNEF: China dominates the Li-ion battery supply chain, but Europe is on the rise

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China dominates BloombergNEF’s (BNEF) lithium-ion battery supply chain ranking in 2020, having quickly surpassed Japan and Korea that were leaders for the majority of the previous decade. Sustainability and carbon emissions associated with the supply chain are of growing importance.

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ABS grants Alfa Laval the marine industry’s first approval in principle (AIP) for firing boilers with methanol

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Methanol, which is liquid at ambient temperatures and carbon-neutral if produced from green sources, is a likely next fuel step in decarbonizing the marine industry. This meant that development could move rapidly to optimizing the fuel supply system and working with ABS on the methanol AIP.

Benchmark: battery supply chain hit by Chinese energy cuts

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Hunan and Inner Mongolia are among the most affected areas of the battery supply chain, with the former a production hub for cathodes and the latter a hub for synthetic graphite anode processing. China’s trade war with Australia, which has coincided with industrial expansions this year, has led to a coal shortage, which fuels much of China’s electricity supply.

Glencore and Li-Cycle partner to advance circularity in battery raw material supply chains

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supplying Li-Cycle’s sulfuric acid requirements for its Hub facilities. Glencore has been working on establishing regional platforms across the world to localize battery raw material supply chains within key regions in a scalable and sustainable manner, enabling a set of key partners to connect to these platforms. This will be facilitated through the localization of supply chains and increasing recycled content in battery raw materials over time.

SEMI and Center for Automotive Research collaborate to harmonize semiconductor and automotive supply chains

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Now SEMI, the largest global trade association for the design and manufacture of semiconductors, and the Center for Automotive Research (CAR), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit independent automotive/mobility industry think tank, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for joint exploration to advance increased supply chain collaboration between the semiconductor and automotive industries.

DuPont Industrial Biosciences and MIAVIT in supply agreement for biogas enzymes

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DuPont Industrial Biosciences and MIAVIT GmbH recently announced a supply agreement where DuPont will supply enzymes for incorporation in biogas-boosting products distributed by MIAVIT. DuPont Industrial Biosciences will provide its FIBREZYME G4 enzyme biotechnology to MIAVIT for inclusion inMiaMethan ProCut, a new biogas ingredient for the agricultural sector sold by MIAVIT.

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