Hyundai Motor and Kia collaborate with Next Hydrogen to develop advanced alkaline water electrolysis system

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Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Corporation have signed a memorandum of understanding with Canada-based Next Hydrogen Corporation, a specialist in water electrolysis technology and a subsidiary of Next Hydrogen Solutions Inc., Under the agreement, the companies will jointly develop an alkaline water electrolysis system and its related stack for the purpose of generating green hydrogen economically and exploring new business opportunities and technological applications.

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CMU study concludes lithium market fluctuations unlikely to impact Li-ion battery prices significantly

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A new study by a team from Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Engineering has found that even large increases in lithium prices are unlikely to increase significantly the cost of batteries or battery packs for end users such as vehicle manufactures or consumers—although some manufacturers may see reduced profit margins. The study comes against the backdrop of a more than doubling of global lithium prices over the last 6 months.

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First Cobalt announces positive feasibility results for Canadian cobalt refinery expansion; first NA producer of battery-grade cobalt sulfate

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Several opportunities will be evaluated over the coming months that could enhance project economics further, including alternative approaches to managing elevated sodium concentrations prior to returning process water to the environment. Cobalt Price. Sodium Treatment.

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Synthetic biology startup Lygos closes $13M Series A to target oil-based specialty chemical industry

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The current process used to produce malonic acid requires sodium cyanide and chloroacetic acid; Lygos’ engineered yeast produces malonic acid from sugar and CO 2. corn) prices. Most specialty chemicals manufactured from oil today can also be made using Lygos’ technology of engineered microbes with sugar and water. Lygos , Inc., a bio-based specialty chemicals company, closed $13 million in Series A financing led by IA Ventures and OS Fund.

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Jervois to acquire SMP nickel & cobalt refinery in Brazil; concentrate from Idaho for refining, cobalt metal back to US

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On Closing, Deposit Payment shall be applied to the purchase price for SMP Refinery.

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Novozymes launches commercial enzyme technology to convert waste oils into biodiesel

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Growing demand for vegetable oil in the food industry has resulted in increased prices, causing biodiesel producers to search for alternative—and more sustainable—feedstocks. equivalent MeOH, 35°C/95°F, 2% water and 20 to 24 hours reaction time. The enzymatic process eliminates the need for sodium methoxide, one of the most hazardous chemicals in traditional biodiesel plants.

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WHO links 7 million premature deaths annually to air pollution; 12.5% of total global deaths

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Poor women and children pay a heavy price from indoor air pollution since they spend more time at home breathing in smoke and soot from leaky coal and wood cook stoves. The major components of PM are sulfate, nitrates, ammonia, sodium chloride, black carbon, mineral dust and water. The World Health Organization now estimates that in 2012 around 7 million people died—one in eight (12.5%) of total global deaths—as a result of air pollution exposure.

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DOE Awarding $620M for Smart Grid Demonstration and Energy Storage Projects

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Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. Demonstrate competitively-priced, multi-megawatt, long-duration advanced flow batteries for utility grid applications. Demonstration of Sodium Ion Battery for Grid Level Applications. Specifically, an aqueous sodium-ion based electrolyte is used in conjunction with simple highly scalable electrode materials housed in low cost packaging.

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Strong Global Sales for Chevrolet Cruze Prior to US Introduction; More Details on Its New Small-Displacement Engines

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Oil-water cooler. Sodium-filled exhaust valves are designed for the higher combustion temperatures of the turbo system. Oil-water heat exchanger. Production and pricing. 2011 Ecotec 1.4L I-4 VVT Turbo (LUJ) for Chevrolet Cruze. Click to enlarge.

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