House Biofuels Caucus introduces two bills to grow biofuels markets

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Rodney Davis (IL-13) led introduction of the Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Investment and Market Expansion Act, which would expand access to higher blends of biofuels. Biodiesel Ethanol Lifecycle analysis Market Background RegulationsThe co-chairs of the US House Biofuels Caucus introduced two new pieces of legislation to increase access to biofuels and to recognize fully their environmental benefits. Cindy Axne (IA-03) and Rep.

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AW-Energy entering green hydrogen market with wave energy device

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AW-Energy Oy is entering the commercial hydrogen market by introducing a combined WaveRoller and HydrogenHub process for the production of green hydrogen. Baker McKenzie reports that the low-carbon hydrogen market size could reach $25 billion by 2030.

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Amsted Industries forms automotive group to focus on electric and traditional vehicle markets

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Amsted Industries, a diversified designer and manufacturer of industrial solutions serving the railroad, vehicular and construction markets with a global footprint spanning 65 facilities in 10 countries across 6 continents, is bringing together two of its century-old, core Tier 1 automotive supply business units—Means Industries and Burgess Norton—to form the Amsted Automotive Group (AAG). The world automotive market is going through a period of fundamental change.

Could battery health reports rescue an ailing used EV market?

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All the hype over electric vehicles could lose much of its charge over a continued weak link: the used EV market. There are about 44,000 used-car dealerships in the U.S. today, and roughly a quarter of those have never sold an EV.

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Dutch report suggests hydrogen exchange could catalyze hydrogen market

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A hydrogen exchange, similar to electricity and gas exchanges, could act as a catalyst for a market for climate-neutral hydrogen, according to an exploratory study, “A Hydrogen Exchange for the Climate”, presented to Eric Wiebes, the Netherlands Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy. A hydrogen exchange could be set up in stages and grow incrementally along with the formation of a market for climate-neutral hydrogen. Europe Hydrogen Market Background

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Rio Tinto enters scandium market with construction of new plant in Canada

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With an investment of US$6 million and the participation of the Government of Québec, RTFT will have an initial production capacity of three tonnes of scandium oxide per year, representing approximately 20% of the current global market. Canada Fuel Cells Market Background Materials

IHS Markit: EV registrations reached 1.8% market share in US in 2020

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Electric vehicle (EV) registrations in the US in 2020 reached record market share of 1.8%, demonstrating increased consumer interest for electric vehicles, according to new analysis from IHS Markit. From a regional perspective, EV market share is highest in the Western Region, where 4.8% EV market share is 1.6% EV market share. Lastly, the Midwest region had the smallest EV market share in 2020 at just 0.8%. EV market share.

New industry collaboration for hydrogen trucking at mass-market scale in Europe: H2Accelerate

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Daimler Truck AG, IVECO, OMV, Shell and the Volvo Group have committed to work together to help create the conditions for the mass-market roll-out of hydrogen trucks in Europe. Hold discussions with policy makers and regulators to encourage policies which can support a sustainable and speedy activation of the zero emissions long haul trucking market. Europe Fuel Cells Heavy-duty Hydrogen Market Background

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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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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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Honeywell introduces single-stage version of UOP Ecofining process for renewable diesel; fast-to-market, low capital cost

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The new single-stage technology is a fast-to-market, low capital cost solution that is suited for repurposing an underutilized hydrotreating or hydrocracking unit in a refinery, producing higher yields of renewable diesel fuel than other single-stage technologies.

VAMA builds new coating line to serve growing automotive market in China

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The new coating line will support VAMA’s ambition to become one of the largest suppliers to China’s automotive market. China is already the world’s largest automotive market, with forecasts indicating anticipated annual growth of at least 6% in the coming decade. China Manufacturing Market Background Materials

Octillion Power Systems enters US bus market to supply batteries for motorcoaches, city buses

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With its entry into the motorcoach and bus markets, Octillion’s batteries will be used to repower popular models including Van Hool T2145e highline touring coaches and TD high-capacity double-deck coaches to 100% battery-electric power.

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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Nissan to be carbon-neutral by 2050; 100? of new vehicle offerings in key markets to be electrified by early 2030s

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The company introduced the world’s first mass-market electric car, the Nissan LEAF, and has sold more than 500,000 of the zero-emission vehicle to date. Electric (Battery) Market Background Sustainability Vehicle ManufacturersNissan Motor Co.,

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GranBio and NextChem partner to develop cellulosic ethanol market

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million gallons US) of 2G ethanol per year and the potential to export 100% of this biofuel to the American and European markets. Brazil Cellulosic ethanol Market BackgroundBrazil-based GranBio announced a strategic alliance with NextChem, the subsidiary of Italian engineering giant Maire Tecnimont dedicated to the energy transition, to co-license its patented technology for the production of second-generation (2G) ethanol worldwide.

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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. Batteries Manufacturing Market Background

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Enel enters public transit electrification market in US; partners with MassCEC for electric bus fleet

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Enel X and MGL will provide an innovative electrification planning and analysis solution that will help inform the MBTA’s electrification strategy and has the potential to be applied in other markets. Enel is a multinational power company and a leading integrated player in the global power, gas and renewables markets. Bus Electric (Battery) Market Background

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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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LG Electronics and Magna enter JV agreement to expand in powertrain electrification market

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The new company, tentatively called LG Magna e-Powertrain, combines Magna’s strength in electric powertrain systems and world-class automotive manufacturing with LG’s expertise in component development for e-motors and inverters, accelerating both partners’ growth in the electric powertrain market. Electric (Battery) Market Background Motors Power Electronics Vehicle Systems

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

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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. With the exception of Cyprus, all EU markets saw declines in demand for gasoline cars during the three-month period, including the four major markets. of the EU car market.

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Apple partner Foxconn might build Fisker electric car for global markets

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a collaboration that could see the Taiwanese firm building Fisker electric cars for global markets beginning in 2023. Apple contract manufacturer Foxconn is partnering with Fisker Inc.,

Lux predicts energy storage market will hit $546B by 2035

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The total energy storage market is expected to grow to $546 billion in annual revenue by 2035, according to a report released by Lux Research. We continue to expect electric mobility applications, primarily light-duty passenger vehicles, to be the principal long-term driver of energy storage annual revenue and demand, with a total market share of 74% by annual revenue and 91% by annual deployed GWh by the year 2035.

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EVs will be 10% of the US market by 2025—but San Francisco is already past that

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Electric cars will surge to 10% of the United States new-car market by 2025, a new IHS Markit study predicts, but sales data shows that at least one part of the country is already there.

US Xpress releases trucking industry forecast; driver turnover, truckload capacity and load volumes significantly impact market

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The pandemic has resulted in an absence of volume seasonality, where the market skipped over the usual summer lull. Forecasts Heavy-duty Market BackgroundUS Xpress, Inc., one of the US’ largest asset-based truckload carriers by revenue, released its September industry forecast spotlighting key economic trends and updates specific to the trucking industry. Three key insights include: Rising Driver Turnover.

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Survey finds strong enthusiasm for EVs in China, obstacles for other world markets

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Chinese car buyers are very enthusiastic about electric cars, something that can't be said about other world markets, according to a new survey. That survey is from Continental, a German automaker supplier that has some business interest selling EV components to automakers.

DuPont launches SYNERXIA Gemstone Collection of high-performance yeasts for US ethanol market

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—Hans Foerster, global marketing director, DuPont Biorefineries. DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences launched the SYNERXIA Gemstone Collection, the next advancement in its high-performance yeasts.

Tesla sales took 30% of China's EV market in March

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The Silicon Valley automaker delivered 10,160 electric cars in China in March, its highest-ever monthly total in the world's largest new-car market, according to the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA) trade group. Tesla's decision to open a factory in China is quickly proving to be a good one.

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How Nissan hopes to market its future electric cars

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Advertising Marketing nissan leafThe Nissan Leaf with a roughly 60-kilowatt-hour battery was expected to make its public debut at the LA Auto Show earlier this month. It didn’t. That car is expected to appear “very soon,” perhaps at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show to be held in Las Vegas a month hence. DON'T MISS: Long-range Nissan Leaf missing from LA Auto.

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Report: Kia Soul EV not returning to US market

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The second-generation Kia Soul EV will not be sold in the United States after all, CNET reported last week. Unveiled at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, the Soul EV was due to arrive in spring 2019 as a 2020 model. It even got a 243-mile EPA range rating.

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Groupe Renault and Plug Power to form JV for hydrogen-fuel-cell light commercial vehicle market in Europe

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have signed a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) to launch a 50-50 joint-venture based in France by the end of the first half of 2021, targeting more than 30% share of the fuel cell-powered light commercial vehicle (LCV) market in Europe. Europe Fuel Cells Hydrogen Market Background Vehicle ManufacturersGroupe Renault and Plug Power Inc.

IDTechEx: Market value for hybrid electric vehicles to peak at $792 billion in 2027

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In a new report—“ Full Hybrid Electric Vehicle Markets 2021-2041 ”—IDTechEx forecasts that market value for hybrid electric vehicles will peak at $792 billion in 2027. However, IDTechEx expects the HEV market to continue its strong growth.

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IEA: global oil demand to decline in 2020 as coronavirus weighs on markets

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Global oil demand is expected to decline in 2020 as the impact of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads around the world, constricting travel and broader economic activity, according to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA’s) latest oil market forecast. While the repercussions of the virus are spreading to other parts of the world, what happens in China will have major implications for global energy and oil markets. The impact of the coronavirus on oil markets may be temporary.

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Market share of plug-in vehicles in China has more than quadrupled from 2015 to 2019

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From 2015 to 2019, the market share of plug-in vehicles in China more than quadrupled, reaching 5.1% In the US, plug-in vehicle market share in the United States rose from 0.7% Market share of new plug-in light-duty vehicles by country/regions (China, Europe, and United States) from 2015 to 2019. China Electric (Battery) Market Background Plug-ins Salesin 2019, according to figures presented by the US DOE.

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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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JATO: global vehicle sales fall by 39% in March; electrified vehicles up to 17.4% new registration market share in Europe

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With the pandemic spreading across the globe, strict lockdowns in key markets, combined with consumer panic and economic uncertainty, have all contributed to the huge decrease in sales last month. Registrations fell in all 27 markets, but with varying severity. Markets were significantly hit in Italy, France, Spain, Austria, Ireland, Slovenia, Greece and Portugal, where the combined volume fell from 634,600 units in March 2019 to 161,800 units last month.

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Adamas: market for magnet rare earth oxides to increase five-fold by 2030

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Electric (Battery) Market Background Materials MotorsWith total magnet rare earth oxide demand forecasted to increase at a CAGR of 9.7% and prices projected to increase at CAGRs of 5.6% over the same period, Adamas Intelligence forecasts that the value of global magnet rare earth oxide consumption will rise five-fold by 2030, from US $2.98 billion this year to US $15.65 billion at the end of the decade.

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thyssenkrupp’s water electrolysis technology qualified as primary control reserve in Germany; hydrogen production for the electricity market

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green hydrogen meets the requirements for participation in the primary control reserve market. Operators can now link their plants to the German electricity market via E.ON’s Earlier tests already demonstrated that our electrolysis plants can produce green hydrogen highly efficiently and with sufficient response speed and flexibility to participate in the energy balancing market. Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Market Background Power-to-Gas

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ACEA: plug-in vehicles take 6.8% market share in Europe in Q1 2020; HEVs at 9.4%

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In the first quarter of 2020, the electrically-chargeable vehicle segment in Europe significantly increased its market share, rising to 6.8% (from 2.5% By contrast, demand for diesel and gasoline vehicles tumbled dramatically, although gasoline-powered cars still account for more than half of the EU market, according to the European Association of Automobile Manufacturers (ACEA). Diesel now holds a market share of 29.9% (down from 33.2% of the total EU car market.

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First drive review: 2021 Toyota Venza hybrid reinterprets the market middle at 39 mpg

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Aim for the wholesome middle of the American vehicle market today, and mix in one of Toyota’s strengths—its hybrid system—and you end up with a new hybrid-only product: the 2021 Toyota Venza.

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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. The 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. Licity lithium-ion battery binders help to prevent electrode swelling, thus enabling higher battery capacities.

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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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Biden mentions 200-mph electric Corvette, says US can own the market with move to EVs

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Normally, rumors of new cars come from anonymous industry sources or leaked documents, not presidential candidates.

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