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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Cummins begins testing of hydrogen-fueled internal combustion engine

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Cummins has begun testing a hydrogen-fueled internal combustion engine. Cummins’ joint venture partnership with hydrogen storage specialist NPROXX ( earlier post ) adds the ability to integrate the fuel cell or hydrogen engine with the high-pressure gas cylinder tanks and supply lines on the vehicle. The modular scalability of the electrolyzers is suited for a range of applications, from the localized supply of truck and bus fleets to utility-scale electrolysis.

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Study: new international agreements needed to ensure sustainable supply of minerals and metals for low-carbon energy tech

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A study by an international team of researchers warns that the global transition to global low-carbon energy technology could be at risk unless new international agreements and governance mechanisms are put in place to ensure a sustainable supply of rare minerals and metals.

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Neste testing renewable gasoline in Sweden for possible commercialization internationally

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Powertrain Engineering Sweden, which supplies Volvo Cars and other manufacturers with powertrains and the next-generation hybrid system, is now evaluating Neste’s renewable gasoline. Although the proportion of electric cars is increasing rapidly, the EU forecasts that 60% of the European vehicle fleet in 2030 will still consist of cars with internal combustion engines.

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Hyundai HTWO supplying fuel cell generator to ETCR racing for EV charging

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Only vehicles without internal combustion engines are allowed to participate. In addition to ETCR, HTWO also supplies its fuel cell systems to LS Electric, H2SYS and GRZ, and is actively cooperating with the companies to further develop fuel cell power generation technology.

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

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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. Against this background of exceptional growth, the International Lithium Association (ILiA) has been formed to provide a central, global voice for the lithium producers and their stakeholders, and to promote a sustainable and a responsible future for the lithium value chain.

AustroCel Hallein supplying OMV with celluosic ethanol

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The first successful trial delivery of advanced cellulosic ethanol marks the start of the long-term cooperation between OMV, the integrated, international oil, gas and petrochemicals company headquartered in Vienna, and AustroCel Hallein GmbH.

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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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Constellium to supply aluminum structural components for Ford F-150 Lightning EV

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Constellium SE will supply aluminum structural components for the recently introduced all-electric Ford F-150 Lightning that is expected to be available Spring 2022. Constellium-supplied structural components for the F-150 Lightning include the windshield header, rocker, radiator support, and others. Plug-in hybrid and full battery-electric vehicles use more aluminum than the typical internal combustion engine vehicle today.

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FROM ENGINEERING INTERN TO MANAGER. Also, the global supply chain cannot be concentrated in any one country. Tata Sons.

Report says lithium from California’s Salton Sea can anchor US battery supply chain

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New Energy Nexus is an international non-profit that supports clean energy entrepreneurs with funds, accelerators, and networks.

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Germany and Australia to establish alliance on green hydrogen supply chain

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German Federal Minister of Economics Peter Altmaier and Federal Minister of Research Anja Karliczek, together with their Australian counterpart, Energy Minister Angus Taylor, have signed a letter of intent to establish a “Germany Australia Hydrogen Accord” to facilitate a green hydrogen supply chain between the countries. Co-financed as part of the planned German funding guidelines for international H 2 projects and Australian funding for hydrogen hubs.

EU JRC releases Roskill study on demand and supply security of nickel for EV batteries; risk of shortages

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Against this demand backdrop, Roskill critically assessed the EU’s internal supply capabilities and identified the risk of future shortages. Investment in both new primary supply and recycling is required to de-risk future supply security.

Clean Energy awarded $13M contract to build hydrogen station and supply fuel for Foothill Transit buses

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won a competitive solicitation to design, construct, and maintain a hydrogen station and supply liquid hydrogen fuel for Foothill Transit, an environmentally-friendly bus service in Southern California that averages 14 million rides a year. Being awarded our first hydrogen station and supply contract for Foothill Transit is very important to Clean Energy because it demonstrates our ability to move to different alternative fuels as our customers expand to other technologies.

Westport Fuel Systems successfully completes initial startup and testing on hydrogen-fueled internal combustion engine; H2-HPDI

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Westport Fuel Systems announced the successful startup and initial trials of a heavy-duty internal combustion engine running on hydrogen fuel, using its patented and proprietary High Pressure Direct Injection (HPDI) 2.0 System. Earlier post.).

Octillion to supply high-density batteries to FNM for 1,000 electric trucks for beverage maker Ambev

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Battery maker Octillion Power Systems will supply advanced lithium-ion batteries to Brazilian manufacturer FNM (Fábrica Nacional de Mobilidades) for the production of 1,000 electric trucks for beverage maker Ambev. Agrale has been on the Brazilian and international market for nearly 60 years.

IEA: governments must act to ensure sufficient supply of critical minerals to meet net-zero goals

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Demand outlooks and supply vulnerabilities vary widely by mineral, but the energy sector’s overall needs for critical minerals could increase by as much as six times by 2040, depending on how rapidly governments act to reduce emissions. Enhance supply chain resilience and market transparency.

SpaceX Cargo Dragon joins Crew Dragon at the International Space Station

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For the fourth time in nine months, SpaceX has docked a Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station with a second Dragon already present at the crewed orbital laboratory. The post SpaceX Cargo Dragon joins Crew Dragon at the International Space Station appeared first on TESLARATI.

thyssenkrupp Steel, HKM and Port of Rotterdam jointly investigate setting up hydrogen supply chains

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German steel companies thyssenkrupp Steel and HKM and the Port of Rotterdam will jointly investigate setting up international supply chains for hydrogen. The cooperation between Rotterdam as Europe’s largest port and Duisburg as Europe’s largest steel site can have a signaling effect to establish supply chains for the energy transition, building an important sustainable European industry and logistics cluster.

Study finds cobalt supply can meet demand for EVs and electronics batteries through 2030

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Half of the current supply of cobalt is incorporated into cathodes for lithium-ion batteries, and many of those batteries are used in consumer electronics and electric vehicles. million, up 2 million from the prior year, according to the International Energy Agency.

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Japanese consortium reports successful demonstration of hydrogen supply chain system using MCH; semi-commercialization to begin

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Ltd and NYK Line, the other members of the Advanced Hydrogen Energy chain Association for technology Development ( AHEAD ), reported the successful completion of the world’s first global hydrogen supply chain system. Chiyoda Corporation, together with Mitsubishi Corporation, Mitsui & Co.

Neste and ANA collaborate on first supply of Sustainable Aviation Fuel in Asia

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Neste and All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest and a 5-Star airline, are entering a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) supply agreement. ANA will become the first airline to use SAF on flights departing from Japan; the agreement also represents Neste’s first SAF supply to an Asian airline. Initial operations will begin from October 2020 as ANA plans SAF-fueled flights from both Haneda International airport and Narita International Airport.

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UQM Technologies and Electric Vehicles International sign long-term supply agreement for PowerPhase electric drive systems

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and Electric Vehicles International (EVI) have signed a new long-term supply agreement, extending the vehicle electrification work that the companies have done together. Under the new long-term supply agreement, UQM will begin shipping PowerPhase HD systems to EVI in the third quarter of 2013. UQM Technologies, Inc.

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Neste to supply DHL Express with sustainable aviation fuel at SFO

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Neste, the world’s leading provider of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) has signed an agreement to supply SAF to DHL Express, the express service arm of Deutsche Post DHL Group, world’s leading mail and logistics company.

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Equinor contracts for first green-ammonia-fueled supply vessel; 2MW SOFC

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Norway-based energy company Equinor has contracted with Eidesvik Offshore for the Viking Energy supply vessel, which is being retrofitted to make it capable of covering long distances fueled by carbon-free ammonia.

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Baker Institute: China positioning itself to dominate world’s copper supply

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China is positioning itself to dominate the global supply of copper, a material in high demand as the world transitions to alternative energy systems, according to experts from Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. “If If China’s dominance of rare earth element supplies is the global energy transition’s ‘elephant in the room,’ then copper is the 800-pound gorilla,” write the institute’s Michelle Michot Foss, fellow in energy, minerals and materials; Steven Lewis, the C.V.

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IHS Markit: supply chain challenges to impact global light vehicle production well into 2022

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COVID-19 Still Impacting Supply Chain. Unlike the capacity constraints in wafer fabs, which was impacting mainly automotive MCUs, assembly capacity constraints impact all semiconductor types including sensors, power supplies and discretes. With the exception of Singapore and Malaysia, the vaccination rates are reported to be less than 6% for many of these countries, according to the Center from Strategic and International Studies.

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Rheinmetall to supply Daimler Truck Fuel Cell with hydrogen recirculation blowers

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Via its subsidiary Pierburg GmbH of Neuss, Germany, the Rheinmetall Group plans to supply hydrogen recirculation blowers to Daimler Truck Fuel Cell GmbH & Co. The Rheinmetall Group has developed a comprehensive range of products for the regulated supply of hydrogen and oxygen.

First hydrogen supply chain demonstration project using MCH to transport H2 starts

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The Advanced Hydrogen Energy Chain Association for Technology Development (AHEAD) has started the world’s first international demonstration operation to transport hydrogen using methylcyclohexane.

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FREYR Battery chooses Mpac Lambert for supply of battery cell assembly equipment package to customer qualification plant

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FREYR Battery, a developer of clean, next-generation battery cell production capacity, has signed a contract with Mpac Lambert for the supply of the casting and unit cell assembly equipment package to the battery cell production line at FREYR’s Customer Qualification Plant (CQP) in Mo i Rana, Norway.

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MAN Energy to supply engines for Finnlines hybrid RoRos; 100% increase in efficiency

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MAN Energy Solutions has won the order to supply six MAN B&W 9S50ME-C9.6 The new order follows that made by Grimaldi in 2019 for nine very similar vessels with the same scope of supply, and adds to recent orders MAN Energy Solutions has won in the competitive Baltic market.

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Toyota Motor Europe to supply fuel cell modules for train project as member of FCH2RAIL consortium

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Toyota Motor Europe (TME) Fuel Cell Business will supply and integrate fuel cell modules into a zero-emission train prototype as part of the FCH2RAIL project in Europe. At the heart of the project there is the hybrid, bi-modal drive system that combines the electrical power supply from the overhead line with a fuel cell hybrid power pack (consisting of hydrogen fuel cells and batteries) that works independent of the overhead line.

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Gevo enters into purchase and sale agreement for ATJ fuel with Air TOTAL International

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Air TOTAL International SA and Gevo have entered into a purchase and sale agreement for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF)—specifically, Alcohol-to-Jet, ATJ—for use and distribution in France and other parts of Europe. Air TOTAL supplies the commercial, business and general aviation sectors at more than 300 airports in 72 countries on five continents.

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Harvey Gulf orders Wärtsilä 746 kWh battery systems for another four LNG-powered supply vessels

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The technology group Wärtsilä will supply its advanced Energy Storage System (ESS) to be retrofitted on four Harvey Energy class LNG-fueled Platform Supply Vessels (PSVs).

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Biden Administration reports highlight supply chain vulnerabilities for batteries, critical materials

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The Biden Administration has released reports assessing the vulnerabilities of four critical supply chains: semiconductor manufacturing and advanced packaging; large capacity batteries, such as those for electric vehicles; critical minerals and materials; and pharmaceuticals and advanced pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs). Across the four sectors, there are a set of inter-related themes and findings that contribute to supply chain vulnerabilities. Limited international coordination.

Tesla Model S Plaid might make an appearance at China’s International Consumer Product Expo

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Tesla announced that it would bring the entire S3XY line to China’s upcoming International Consumer Goods Expo in Hainan province. The post Tesla Model S Plaid might make an appearance at China’s International Consumer Product Expo appeared first on TESLARATI.

ORNL, HTS International to collaborate on manufacturing research; conformal cooling

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HTS International Corporation and the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have signed an agreement to explore potential collaborations in advanced manufacturing research such as in conformal cooling. Oak Ridge National Laboratory and HTS International are exploring collaborations in advanced manufacturing research such as conformal cooling.

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Constellium signs multi-year contract with Airbus to supply aerospace aluminum products and solutions

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Under this agreement, Constellium will supply Airbus with a broad range of advanced aluminum rolled and extruded products, including wing skin panels, sheets for fuselage panels, and rectangular and pre-machined plates for structural components.

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IEA’s Hydrogen TCP undergoes a major revamp to support global implementation of hydrogen and international collaboration

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The International Energy Agency (IEA) created the Hydrogen Technology Collaboration Program (TCP) in October 1977. Since then, the multilateral mechanism has worked on more than 40 R&D&D and analysis tasks, and is a hub for international cooperation and knowledge exchange to promote and accelerate the development and implementation of hydrogen technologies.

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Alcoa completes acquisition of RTI International Metals, expands titanium capabilities

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Alcoa recently completed the acquisition of RTI International Metals, Inc., Contracts that underpin RTI’s growth include the recently announced contract with Airbus for finished titanium structural supply parts for the new A350-1000 aircraft program. Under the agreement, Alcoa will supply titanium parts for the fuselage, among other components. a provider of titanium and specialty metal products and services for the aerospace, defense, energy and medical device markets.

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SAE International publishes updated standard for on-route mechanized conductive EV charging systems for buses: SAE J3105

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SAE International published its latest standard, SAE J3105 : Electric Vehicle Power Transfer System Using Conductive Automated Connection Devices, along with three new tributary documents. SAE J3105 defines a conductive power transfer method, including the curbside electrical contact interface, the vehicle connection interface, the electrical characteristics of the DC supply and the communication system.

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CIPS poll finds 15% of businesses will no longer maintain their plans for sustainable supply chains due to the impact of COVID-19

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A short poll by the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) has found that the disruption caused by COVID-19 will lead to permanent changes in global supply chains, as businesses look to adapt to new ways of working and managing the varying stages of lockdown around the world. The survey was conducted last month amongst global supply chains managers who were asked about the effects of lockdown and the pandemic on their businesses and in their region.

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IEA report calls for no investment in new fossil fuel supply and end to sales of ICE cars by 2035

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The world has a viable pathway to building a global energy sector with net-zero emissions in 2050, but it is narrow and requires an unprecedented transformation of how energy is produced, transported and used globally, according to a new special report from the International Energy Agency (IEA). These include, from today, no investment in new fossil fuel supply projects, and no further final investment decisions for new unabated coal plants.