BMW Group sources sustainable cobalt worth around €100M from Morocco for fifth-gen batteries

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The cobalt market has four types of cobalt produced: cut cathode; broken cathode; briquettes and powder; ingot and round, according to Sam Wang, trading and product manager for Manatrade AG, the marketing and trading arm of Managem Group.). The two companies already signed a memorandum of understanding on the direct purchase of cobalt from Morocco in Marrakesh in January 2019.

Ricardo study predicts that BRIC automotive markets will be eclipsed by the “Rising-15”

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A study by Ricardo Strategic Consulting has concluded that while sluggish automotive demand in Europe, Japan and North America will be balanced by the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) markets through 2020, thereafter the ‘Rising-15’ nations become the engine for profitable growth—assuming political stability. The study set out to analyse and compare the key indicators for social and economic development, and market drivers in 23 countries. Positioning the Rising 15.

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UNEP: export of used cars to developing world creating significant environmental problems

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For example, Morocco only permits the import of vehicles less than five years old and those meeting the EURO4 European vehicles emission standard; as a result, it receives only relatively advanced and clean used vehicles from Europe. Emissions Environmental Justice Market Background

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Roskill: Spread of COVID-19 threatens cobalt supply; bottlenecks out of DRC

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As COVID-19 continues to spread worldwide, the pandemic is having an unprecedented impact on the global economy and commodity markets, including cobalt. Roskill has so far recorded the closure of 21 operations as a result of the outbreak, including: Vale’s Voisey’s Bay and Glencore’s Sudbury in Canada; Ambatovy in Madagascar; Coral Bay and Taganito in the Philippines; CTT in Morocco. The update will include a detailed analysis of COVID-19 impacts on the cobalt market.

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Fisker’s Karma coming around in Europe

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Fisker’s European expansion continues apace with the news that car dealer group Guarnieri will exclusively import and market all Fisker vehicles in Spain, Portugal and Morocco. Guarnieri has dealerships and showrooms across the region, with a large and loyal customer base and a track-record of success with premium manufacturers including BMW, Porsche, Ferrari, and McLaren. [.]. Fisker Europe Fisker Karma Sales

Prayon and Pulead to create JV for manufacture and sale of lithium iron phosphate material for Li-ion batteries

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LiFePO 4 +C grants a limited number of sublicenses to suitable lithium iron phosphate (LFP)/lithium metal phosphate (LMP) producers who are capable of meeting market demand with high-quality products. All in all, market demand worldwide is expected to increase from 25,000 metric tonnes in 2015 to 100,000 tonnes in 2020.

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BloombergNEF: clean energy investment in developing nations slumps as financing in China slows; coal burn surges to record high

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While the number of new clean power-generating plants completed stayed flat year-to-year, the volume of power derived from coal surged to a new high, according to Climatescope , an annual survey of 104 emerging markets conducted by research firm BloombergNEF (BNEF). Across the 104 emerging markets surveyed in Climatescope, coal accounted for 47% of all generation.

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Skeleton Technologies joins Flying Whales program to develop next generation of heavy-lift, large-capacity airships

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European ultracapacitor manufacturer Skeleton Technologies will join French firm Flying Whales’ program to build a 60-ton Large Capacity Airship (LCA60T, for the global transport market. A key advantage of the LCA60T is that it will not require an airport or any kind of runway to operate, opening up new markets across the world for industries that require heavy-lift or oversize cargo options, across terrain lacking in infrastructure.

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BMW Group signs €540M supply contract with Ganfeng for lithium from mines in Australia

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Cobalt will be sourced directly from mines in Australia and Morocco in the future. Whether we set up our own standard production of cells at a later date will largely depend on how the supplier market develops. As part of its electromobility expansion, the BMW Group is deepening its existing business relationship with Ganfeng Lithium based in Jiangxi (China).

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Syrian oil ministry announces oil shale tender

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In April 2010, regional partners established an Oil Shale Cooperation Centre in Jordan, the outcome of the workshop organized by the EU-funded Euro-Mediterranean Energy Market Integration Project ( MED-EMIP ). Syria’s Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources has announced a tender for investing in oil shale in the Khanaser area, 103 km in southeastern Aleppo, over an area of 150 km 2 divided into 14 blocks with geological reserves of 2.3 to 3 billion tons in each block.

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Umicore and Prayon form beLife JV to develop and produce phosphate-based cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries

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being exclusively marketed by Umicore. Jointly owned by OCP SA (Office Chérifien des Phosphates, Morocco) and SRIW (Belgium), Prayon. manufactures and markets an extensive range of purified phosphoric acids, phosphate salts and fluorine products. Materials company Umicore and phosphate producer Prayon are forming a joint venture—beLife—to develop and produce. phosphate-based cathode materials for use in lithium-ion (Li-ion) rechargeable batteries.

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Mercedes-Benz introduces its mid-size pickup truck: the X-Class leans on diesel

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The market launch in Europe is scheduled for November 2017. Mercedes-Benz developed the X-Class with the changing requirements of the international pickup markets in mind. Production for the markets in Europe, Australia and South Africa will start at the Nissan plant in Barcelona, Spain, in 2017. The X-Class for the Latin American market will roll off the assembly lines at the Renault plant in Cordoba, Argentina, starting from 2019. Markets.

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Nissan Forecasts US$2.9B Loss for Fiscal Year; Cuts Planned Production by 20%

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The loss is driven by the severe downturn in the global economy in the second half of calendar year 2008 and, in particular, the negative impact of the strong yen, the sharp decline in consumer confidence in all major markets and product mix deterioration, the company said. Joint manufacturing projects with Alliance partner Renault in Morocco and India will be revised. In Morocco, Nissan will suspend its participation in the industrial project near Tangiers.

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Study reports non-US global shale gas recoverable resources of 5,760 Tcf; global shale gas boosts total recoverable natural gas resources by 40%

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These include France, Poland, Turkey, Ukraine, South Africa, Morocco, and Chile. In response, several other countries have expressed interest in developing their own nascent shale gas resource base, which has lead to questions regarding the broader implications of shale gas for international natural gas markets. Map of 48 major shale gas basins in 32 countries. Source: EIA. Click to enlarge.

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