Dürr expands market access in battery manufacturing technology with cooperation with Techno Smart

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Dürr is positioning itself in this growth market as a supplier of production technology and is expanding its market access to battery manufacturers through a cooperation with Techno Smart, a leading Japanese manufacturer of coating systems.

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Ford to assemble electric E-Transit van in Kansas City; building out $3.2B North American EV manufacturing capability

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billion investment in Ford’s North American manufacturing facilities to produce a series of new electric vehicles for commercial and retail customers. Ford’s strategy is different—we are delivering affordable, capable electric vehicles in the heart of the retail and commercial market rather than six-figure status vehicles. —Kumar Galhotra, president, Americas and International Markets Group. Electric (Battery) Manufacturing Market Background Vehicle Manufacturer

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GM boosting face mask production; sharing mask manufacturing plans

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In addition, the company has shared its manufacturing plans with GM suppliers along with the Original Equipment Suppliers Association and the Michigan Manufacturers Association ( MMA ) to help other manufacturers ramp up their own production efforts. The Michigan Manufacturers Association has 1,700 companies across all industries, and many are looking for ways to help during this crisis,” said John Walsh, Michigan Manufacturers Association president and CEO. “GM’s

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PSA and Total create JV for manufacture of EV batteries in Europe; €5B investment

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With this partnership, the parties are setting up a world-class player in the development and manufacture of high-performance batteries for the automotive industry from 2023. Total/Saft will contribute its expertise in R&D and industrialization, and Groupe PSA its knowledge of the automotive market and its experience in production. It will represent 1 million electric vehicles produced per year, i.e. more than 10% of the European market.

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Tesla seeking 56% cut in $/kWh, $25K EV in three years through manufacturing and design innovations

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The baseline precept for the presentation was the centrality and associated difficulty of manufacturing new technologies at a scale sufficient to make a tangible difference. The aim of Tesla is to be the best in manufacturing of any company on earth.

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DOE to award $67M to stimulate manufacturing technology innovation

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) announced a $67-million funding opportunity ( DE-FOA-0002252 ) to stimulate technology innovation, improve the energy productivity of American manufacturing, and enable the manufacturing of cutting-edge products in the United States. Manufacturing Market Background

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Snam invests €33M in electrolyzer manufacturer ITM Power

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ITM Power, despite the green hydrogen sector being still at an early stage of development, is already present on the global market with various solutions and has partnerships with leading international energy operators. ITM Power has a market capitalization of around £1.4

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Nikola & GM form strategic partnership; GM to engineer & manufacture Nikola Badger BEV & FCEV; 11% ownership

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General Motors will engineer, homologate, validate and manufacture the Nikola Badger battery electric and fuel cell versions. General Motors is one of the top engineering and manufacturing companies in the world. Nikola Corporation and General Motors Co.

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Next phase of THEA’s connected vehicle pilot brings together auto manufacturers and road operators

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The next step in the Connected Vehicle space is to begin working with the auto industry manufacturers. Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEMs) vehicles and hardware provide the next evolution of delivering safer transportation. Connected vehicles Market Background Vehicle ManufacturersSince September 2015, the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) has been working with the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) as a Connected Vehicle Pilot site.

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XPeng enters into cooperation agreement for new smart EV manufacturing base in Guangzhou; $586M in financing

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According to the terms of the Cooperation Agreement, Guangzhou GET Investment agrees to provide RMB 4 billion (US$586 million) in financing to help fuel XPeng’s growth as well as support the construction of a new smart EV manufacturing base for XPeng in the Guangzhou Economic and Technological Development Zone. billion (US$191 million) to construct the smart EV manufacturing base according to design requirements and specifications to be provided by Guangdong Xiaopeng.

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ACEA map: Affordability of electric cars, correlation between market uptake and GDP in the EU

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The European Association of Automobile Manufacturers (ACEA) has published an interactive map that illustrates the correlation between the market uptake of electrically-chargeable vehicles (ECVs) and GDP per capita for each of the 27 EU member states and the United Kingdom.

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Dürr and Techno Smart partner on manufacturing of lithium-ion batteries for e-cars

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Dürr is positioning itself in the growing Li-ion battery market as a supplier of production technology and is expanding its market access to battery manufacturers through a cooperation with Techno Smart, a leading Japanese manufacturer of coating systems.

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DOE selects national laboratories to establish industry partnerships for battery manufacturing innovation

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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. High-throughput Laser Processing and Acoustic Diagnostics for Enhanced Battery Performance and Manufacturing. The program will be jointly-funded by EERE’s Advanced Manufacturing Office and Vehicle Technologies Office with matching funds from the private sector and investor community.

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DOE’s Manufacturing Institute to award $35M to support R&D in recycling, reuse and remanufacturing

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Reducing EMbodied-Energy and Decreasing Emissions (REMADE) Manufacturing Institute announced approximately $35 million to support research and development (R&D) that will enable US manufacturers to increase the recovery, recycling, reuse, and remanufacturing of plastics, metals, electronic waste, and fibers. Manufacturing Market Background Recycling

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DOE selects 11 manufacturing and materials projects to receive $3.3M for high performance computing research

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The projects will use high performance computing to address key technical challenges in US manufacturing and materials development. Through DOE’s High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation (HPC4EI) initiative, selected teams will work with the Department’s National Laboratories to apply advanced modeling, simulation, and data analysis for projects that improve manufacturing productivity and explore materials that can withstand extreme conditions.

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DOE Advanced Manufacturing Office to award $8.5M to 7 small business R&D projects

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Of these projects, the Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) will fund seven selections totaling $8.5 million for technology innovations that improve energy efficiency, material productivity, and competitiveness for US manufacturers. manufacturing industry. This technology is applicable for laundry detergents from plant-based sources that reduce manufacturing and washing machine energy use and avoid toxic byproducts. Manufacturing Market Background Recycling

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Mullen Technologies executes LOI for $135M in funding to acquire an existing EV manufacturing plant in the US

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a Southern California-based licensed electric vehicle manufacturer, executed an LOI with Axiom Financial for $135 million in funding to acquire and build out an electric vehicle manufacturing plant. At this time, Mullen is pre-approved for funding via non-recourse, asset-backed Line of Credit (“LOC”) totaling $135 million with Axiom Financial to be used for the purchase of the plant to manufacture Mullen Electric vehicles. Mullen Technologies Inc.,

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BASF markets new Licity anode binders for Li-ion batteries

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BASF has developed a new anode binder series for Li-ion battery manufacturing. Furthermore, CO 2 can be saved when Licity products are manufactured according to the biomass balance approach. Batteries Manufacturing MaterialsThe new. Licity binders combine improved battery performance with sustainability features. BASF’s Licity product range for lithium-ion battery binders are suitable for pure graphite as well as silicon-containing anodes.

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USA Rare Earth acquires US rare earth permanent magnet manufacturing capability from Hitachi; mine-to-magnet

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USA Rare Earth, LLC, the funding and development partner of the Round Top Heavy Rare Earth and Critical Minerals Project in West Texas, has purchased the neodymium iron boron (NdFeB) permanent magnet manufacturing equipment formerly owned and operated in North Carolina by Hitachi Metals America, Ltd. Industry sources estimate the rare earth magnet market will nearly double by 2027. At present, no other NdFeB permanent magnet manufacturing plant is operational in the Americas.

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ROUSH CleanTech enters EV market with Class 6 electric vehicles

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ROUSH CleanTech, known for its advanced clean transportation solutions, is entering the electric truck market. ROUSH built the electric trucks to Penske’s specifications to ensure a satisfactory experience across many market segments.

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SOFC-maker Bloom Energy announces initial strategy for hydrogen market entry; partnership with SK

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Solid-oxide-fuel-cell manufacturer Bloom Energy is entering the commercial hydrogen market by introducing hydrogen-powered fuel cells and electrolyzers that produce renewable hydrogen. The Bloom Energy Servers are a proven market leader in clean, reliable, and resilient on-site power.

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New $3M round of funding for DOE High Performance Computing for Manufacturing

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $3 million in funding to spur the use of US National Laboratory supercomputing resources to strengthen domestic manufacturing. Under DOE’s High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation (HPC4EI) solicitation, competitively-selected project teams will work with the labs to apply advanced modeling, simulation, and data analysis to achieve energy, material, and cost savings in manufacturing.

2020 69

OXIS Energy to build Li-S manufacturing plant in Brazil

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OXIS Energy and the Minas Gerais Development Company CODEMGE have signed a 15-year lease agreement with Mercedes Benz Brazil (MBB) to take possession of a plant located at the MBB manufacturing site in Juiz de Fora in southeast Brazil to build a Li-sulfur battery manufacturing operation. Brazil has the third-largest bus market in the world, with 700,000 ICE buses currently in circulation. Batteries Brazil Li-Sulfur Manufacturing

Sales of chargeable vehicles more than triple in EU in Q3 to take 9.9% new market share

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during the same period last year, according to data from the European Association of Automobile Manufacturers (ACEA). During the third quarter, cars powered by conventional internal combustion engines lost further ground, with their overall market share going down from 88.6% This represents a market share of 47.5%, with gasoline going below the mark of 50% for the first time since 2016. of the EU car market. In the third quarter of 2020, 9.9%

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Mitsubishi introducing PHEV version of redesigned Eclipse Cross; 2nd MMC PHEV on market

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The new Eclipse Cross will offer a plug-in hybrid drivetrain (PHEV) in select global markets. The Eclipse Cross will be the second Mitsubishi PHEV on the market. Hybrids Plug-ins Vehicle Manufacturers

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GM to lead design, development and manufacturing of own family of next-generation EV drive units and motors: Ultium Drive

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General Motors announced that it will design, develop and manufacture a family of five interchangeable electric drive units and three motors, known collectively as “Ultium Drive.” Electric (Battery) Market Background Motors Transmissions Vehicle Systems

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Mercedes-Benz announces strategic partnership and equity stake in Chinese battery cell manufacturer Farasis

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Mercedes-Benz has entered a far-reaching strategic partnership with the Chinese battery cell manufacturer Farasis Energy (Ganzhou) Co., The stake will give Daimler the option to nominate a representative for a seat on the supervisory board of the battery cell manufacturer. Mercedes-Benz buys battery cells from various partners in the world market, to secure access to the latest technologies as well as ensure the supply to its global production network.

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IDTechEx: market for EV powertrain materials to reach $47B by 2030

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Their meteoric rise will lead to much greater demand for several materials markets which otherwise would see only modest growth. For each, a granular breakdown is used to forecast each material required and its market value over the next 10 years.

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Britishvolt and the Welsh Government sign MoU to develop 30 GWh battery manufacturing plant at Bro Tathan

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Britishvolt has signed an MOU with the Welsh Government as both parties work together on plans to develop a commercially viable 30 GWh battery manufacturing plant, and supplementary 200MW solar plant, at the former RAF base at Bro Tathan , Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales.

2020 85

Siemens and EDAG intensify cooperation on additive manufacturing for automotive

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Siemens is intensifying its cooperation with the EDAG Group —a leading global independent engineering company for the automotive industry—further to promote industrial applications of additive manufacturing (AM) and to make engineering and production processes more efficient. intelligent modular system features a combination of bionically designed and additive-manufactured nodes and high-strength, energy-absorbing aluminum extrusion profiles.

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Lightning Systems more than tripling size of manufacturing and R&D facility in Colorado

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With more than $32 million in pending orders from commercial and government fleets, commercial electric vehicle supplier Lightning Systems is more than tripling the size of its manufacturing, research and development facility in Loveland, Colorado. Lightning moved its headquarters, manufacturing, and R&D into the former Hewlett-Packard/Agilent campus in southwest Loveland three years ago. Conversions Electric (Battery) Manufacturing

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Ford reorganizes Asia Pacific markets; establishes stand-alone China business

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Fleet will also oversee the establishment of a new International Markets business unit, which will initially comprise Ford’s existing Asia Pacific businesses outside of China and other markets globally—the subject of a future announcement. The moves are designed to accelerate Ford’s return to profitable growth in China, the world’s largest vehicle market and a key pillar of Ford’s global strategy. China Market Background Vehicle Manufacturers

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Battery manufacturer Northvolt raises $600M to invest in capacity expansion, R&D and giga-scale recycling; Volkswagen kicks in more

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European battery maker Northvolt signed a $600-million private placement, led by Baillie Gifford, Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division and Volkswagen AG, enabling the company to make further investments in expanding its production and recycling capacity as well as R&D activities to support the target of establishing 150 GWh of manufacturing capacity in Europe by 2030. Northvolt Zwei takes its design from the Northvolt blueprint for battery manufacturing developed for Northvolt Ett.

2020 65

Borealis Fibremod technology available for N American market; glass and carbon fiber-reinforced polypropylene

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Borealis, a supplier of polyolefin plastic materials for engineering applications in the automotive industry, announced the availability of Fibremod, its innovative carbon and glass fiber-reinforced polypropylene (PP) technology, for the North American automotive market.

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ORNL, Lincoln Electric advance collaboration on large-scale metal additive manufacturing technology

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Lincoln Electric announced their continued collaboration on large-scale, robotic additive manufacturing technology at the Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing InnovationXLab Summit. The new agreement builds upon ORNL and Lincoln Electric’s previous developments by extending additive technology to new materials, leveraging data analytics and enabling rapid manufacture of metal components in excess of 100 pounds per hour.

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Magna signs its first complete vehicle manufacturing JV in China; EVs with BAIC

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Magna and the BAIC Group have signed a framework agreement governing their electric vehicle manufacturing joint venture ( earlier post ) in Zhenjiang, China, which marks another milestone of their continued cooperation. This joint venture, which is to be controlled by an affiliate of the BAIC Group, represents Magna’s first investment in a complete vehicle manufacturing facility outside Europe. China Electric (Battery) Manufacturing

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Honda secures auto industry’s largest renewable energy purchase; 60% reduction in CO2 from N.A. manufacturing operations

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Seeking to slash CO 2 emissions from its North American manufacturing operations, Honda has entered into long-term virtual power purchase agreements (VPPAs) for renewable wind and solar power that will cover more than 60% of the electricity that Honda uses in North America. This new “collar” structure sets upper and lower bounds on Honda’s exposure to energy market price fluctuations in any given quarter, while resulting in strong and stable revenues for the renewable power operators.

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Volkswagen Group and Chinese manufacturer Ganfeng sign memorandum of understanding for long-term lithium supplies

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The rapid increase in vehicle electrification in the automotive industry will have a major impact on global raw material markets. The strategic collaboration is the result of an extensive market analysis executed by Volkswagen’s e-Raw Material Team. GFL is the world’s leading lithium compounds and metal manufacturer and dually listed on Chinese A share in 2010 and Hong Kong H share in 2018. Batteries Electric (Battery) Vehicle Manufacturers

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Plug-in Manufacturers Grow

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Nissan has already conducted tests with an experimental model and is deciding whether to bring the car to market , according to local media. Chrysler is the last of the six largest car companies to put a hybrid on the market." One things is clear, except for Honda , most manufacturers are either getting on board now or headed in the Plug-In direction. Tags: manufacturers

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Toshiba’s Visconti 4 image recognition processor selected by leading Chinese manufacturer for ADAS

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APG), one of China’s leading manufacturers of vehicle braking systems, will deploy the Visconti 4 image-recognition processor in its next-generation advanced driver assistance system (ADAS).

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Volkswagen establishes VWAT subsidiary to bring autonomous driving to market; light commercial vehicles first target

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As a center of excellence for autonomous driving from Level 4 up, VWAT will serve to build up know-how within the Group and bring a self-driving system (SDS) to market maturity. China has a particularly important role as the largest market of the Volkswagen Group and on account of the high traffic complexity. Our goal is to build an agile, high-performance development team with the know-how to realize a self-driving system ready to market.

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DOE to invest $50M to advance domestic solar manufacturing market

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50 million over two years for the SUNPATH (Scaling Up Nascent PV At Home) program, aimed to help the US reclaim its competitive edge in solar manufacturing. SUNPATH represents the second solar Photovoltaic Manufacturing Initiative (PVMI) supporting the Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative. As recently as 1995, the United States maintained a dominant global solar market share, manufacturing 43% of the world’s PV panels.

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Motor vehicle taxation brings in €440.4B for governments in major European markets

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New data shows that motor vehicles generate more than €440 billion in taxation per year for national governments in the major EU markets plus the UK, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) reports. Europe Market Background Policy RegulationsThe taxes fall into three broad categories: vehicle acquisition (VAT, sales tax, registration tax); ownership (annual circulation tax, road tax); and motoring (fuel tax).

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