British Airways, Phillips 66 sign sustainable aviation fuel supply agreement

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British Airways and Phillips 66 Limited have entered into a multi-year supply agreement for sustainable aviation fuel produced at the Phillips 66 Humber Refinery, making the airline the first in the world to use SAF produced in the UK. The SAF will be supplied to British Airways to power a number of its flights from early 2022. Markets for lower-carbon products are growing, and this agreement demonstrates our ability to supply them.

Nikola and Proterra agree to long-term battery supply for zero-emission Class 8 trucks

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Nikola and Proterra announced a strategic, multi-year supply agreement to power Nikola zero-emission semi-trucks with Proterra’s battery technology. With the growing demand for the Nikola Tre BEV and FCEV, we have actively pursued battery supply through a dual source strategy.

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Talon Metals to supply Tesla with nickel from Tamarack Project in central Minnesota

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through its US subsidiary Talon Nickel (USA) LLC, entered into an agreement with Tesla for the supply and purchase of nickel concentrate to be produced from the Tamarack Nickel Project in Aitkin County, Minnesota. Talon Metals Corp.,

Audi of America and Arcadia offer renewable energy subscription with e-tron or e-tron Sportback lease or purchase

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Audi of America is offering qualified customers who purchase or lease a 2021 Audi e-tron or e-tron Sportback a subscription to Arcadia at no additional charge for up to five years. The program runs from 2 March to 30 April 2021, while supplies last.

Renault Group to partner with Terrafame for sustainable nickel supply

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Renault Group and Finland-based metals producer Terrafame have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the future supply of nickel sulfate. Partnership with Terrafame is an important component in realizing our commitment to reach 30% emissions reduction for our supply chain by 2030.

Argonne study finds rare earth supply disruptions can have long-range impacts

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Disruptions to this supply can have wide-ranging consequences, but the understanding of how those disruptions play out in global markets is limited. Causes of supply disruptions. Rare earth materials are essential to a variety of economic sectors, including healthcare and clean energy.

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. In 2019, we conducted a successful pilot project for purchasing front lights.

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Maryland school board approves purchase of 326 electric school buses; Thomas Built e-buses powered by Proterra

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Under the agreement, Highland and its project partners, including Thomas Built Buses, Proterra, and Annapolis-based American Bus, will electrify all five of MCPS’ bus depots, supplying the electric school buses and charging infrastructure along with services including managed charging.

BHP to supply nickel to Tesla; focus on supply chain sustainability

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BHP will supply Tesla Inc. and to collaborate with them on ways to make the battery supply chain more sustainable through our shared focus on technology and innovation. It adds to two more nickel supply deals that Tesla has likely secured to lock up its expected demand from 2022 onwards with Prony Resources and Vale. Nickel West’s concentrator plant in Kambalda processes ore and concentrate purchased from third parties.

Tesla agrees to purchase majority of battery-ready graphite from US facility

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Tesla will be purchasing most of the battery-ready graphite that would be produced at a planned facility in Louisiana. As noted in a Bloomberg report, Melbourne-based Syrah Resources Ltd would be supplying Tesla with graphite anode material for an initial period of four years.

IHS Markit sees supply crunch coming for electrical steel; potential disruptor of OEM electrification plans

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The rapid growth of the hybrid and electric vehicle segment could potentially cause demand for electrical steel to outpace supply from 2025, according to a new report by a team of analysts from the Automotive Supply Chain and Technology team at IHS Markit.

NEXT Renewable Fuels and Shell Trading (US) enter renewable diesel purchase and sale agreement

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NEXT) and Shell Trading (US) Company (Shell) have entered a long-term purchase and sale agreement for the purchase of renewable diesel from NEXT’s planned Port Westward, Oregon facility. Honeywell UOP’s Ecofining technology has been successfully deployed at multiple locations globally and currently is used to produce about 30% of the global supply of renewable diesel fuels. NEXT Renewable Fuels , Inc.

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Volta Trucks selects Meritor to supply electric drivetrain for the Volta Zero

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This major purchasing milestone will support the delivery of Volta Zero vehicles for customer trials during 2021, and the start of series production around 12 months afterwards. Volta Trucks has selected Meritor as the strategic drivetrain component supplier for the Volta Zero electric truck.

CALSTART / YUNEV report on N. American battery sourcing and supply for commercial vehicles

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The zero-emission electric commercial vehicle market has a challenge at its core: battery sourcing and supply conditions. A successful and rapid transition to zero-emission transportation and achieving the related climate goals depends on a strong, sustainable and low-cost North American battery supply and sourcing chain. Battery purchasing dynamics are different for commercial vehicle manufacturers that have not achieved high sales volumes.

BMW Group signs direct agreement with chip suppliers to secure supplies

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To secure semiconductor supplies for the long term, the company has concluded a direct supply assurance agreement with high-tech microchip developer INOVA Semiconductors and GlobalFoundries, a manufacturer of feature-rich semiconductors. The agreement guarantees the BMW Group the supply of several million microchips per year. This pioneering agreement marks the next logical step in securing our supplies in an even more balanced and proactive manner going forward.

NY governor announces $3M for municipalities to purchase zero-emissions vehicles and infrastructure

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Cuomo announced the availability of $3 million in state funds to help municipalities purchase zero-emission vehicles and install related infrastructure. Rebates are available to municipalities that purchase (or lease for a minimum of 36 months) an eligible, clean vehicle placed into municipal service at a dealership in New York State on or after July 1, 2019. NY Governor Andrew M.

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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. Starting in fall of 2020, Honda will purchase 530,000 MWh/year from 120 MW of wind power generated by the Boiling Springs Wind Farm in Oklahoma, a 150 MW development of the energy company E.ON.

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GM and MP Materials enter long-term supply agreement to scale rare earth magnet sourcing and production in US

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General Motors and MP Materials ( earlier post ) have formed a strategic collaboration to develop a fully integrated US supply chain for rare earth magnets. GM and MP Materials have signed a binding agreement on terms and expect to enter into a definitive supply agreement shortly.

Panasonic turns to JB Straubel’s Redwood for recycled battery materials to supply Tesla Giga Nevada

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Panasonic announced that it is going to purchase copper foil produced from recycled materials by Tesla co-founder JB Straubel’s Redwood Materials for battery cell production at Gigafactory Nevada.

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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.

2019 184

SemaConnect Joins Sourcewell Contract for Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment

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50,000 plus schools, universities, nonprofits, and government agencies can now purchase SemaConnect's top-rated EV charging stations via Sourcewell.

GM launches Dealer Community Charging Program; > 40,000 charging stations and new smart EV supply equipment

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These charging stations will be available to all EV customers, not just those who purchase a GM EV. General Motors announced a new community charging program to install up to 40,000 Level 2 EV chargers across the US and Canada.

GM, GE Renewable Energy partner to develop supply chain of rare earth and other materials to support EV and renewable energy growth

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General Motors and GE Renewable Energy signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to evaluate opportunities to improve supplies of heavy and light rare earth materials and magnets, copper and electrical steel used for manufacturing of electric vehicles and renewable energy equipment. A secure, sustainable and resilient local supply chain for electric vehicle materials is critical to the execution of GM’s vision of an all-electric future.

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

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At this time, the loss of supply from these closures amounted to more than 1% of the total mine supply in 2019. Roskill expects the cobalt market to face more severe supply disruption should the prevention and control measures be further extended on a global scale.

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Phillips 66 taking 16% stake in synthetic graphite supplier NOVONIX; building US-based battery supply chain

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Phillips 66 has entered into an agreement to acquire a 16% stake in NOVONIX Limited, an Australia-based company that develops and supplies synthetic graphite materials for lithium-ion battery anodes. This strategic investment enables Phillips 66 to directly support the development of the US battery supply chain. The investment supports the development of a fully domestic supply chain for sales into the US electric vehicle and energy storage system markets.

thyssenkrupp to supply 20MW electrolysis plant to CF Industries for green hydrogen for green ammonia production

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thyssenkrupp has signed a contract with Illinois-based CF Industries to supply a 20 megawatt alkaline water electrolysis plant to produce green hydrogen at their Donaldsonville, Louisiana, manufacturing complex.

General Motors to supply Hydrotec fuel cell systems to Nikola; backing off earlier agreement

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announced it has signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding with Nikola Corporation for a global supply agreement to provide GM’s Hydrotec fuel cell system for Nikola’s Class 7/8 semi-trucks. This supply agreement recognizes our leading fuel cell technology expertise and development.

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Mercedes-Benz Cars develops blockchain prototype for sustainable supply chains

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Mercedes-Benz Cars and Icertis, a leading provider of enterprise contract management solutions in the cloud, have developed a blockchain prototype for consistent documentation of contracts in the supply chain. Daimler requires its direct suppliers to pass on and control standards and contractual obligations with regard to working conditions, human rights, environmental protection, safety, business ethics and compliance within the supply chain.

2019 184

UPS enters into RNG supply agreements with Kinetrex and TruStar; up to 80M gallon equivalents

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Together, these two contracts will supply UPS with up to 80 million gallon equivalents (GEs) of RNG over the terms of the agreements. The use of RNG is a very important part of UPS’ strategy to increase alternative fuel consumption to be 40% of total ground fuel purchases by 2025. The Kinetrex Energy contract will supply UPS with up to 52.5 The TruStar Energy contract will supply UPS with up to 27.5

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GM, GE Renewable Energy partner to develop supply chain of rare earth and other materials to support EV and renewable energy growth

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General Motors and GE Renewable Energy signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to evaluate opportunities to improve supplies of heavy and light rare earth materials and magnets, copper and electrical steel used for manufacturing of electric vehicles and renewable energy equipment. A secure, sustainable and resilient local supply chain for electric vehicle materials is critical to the execution of GM’s vision of an all-electric future.

Tesla battery partner CATL extends supply deal to 2025

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Tesla battery partner Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) announced on Monday that it had extended its battery supply deal with American electric car maker Tesla. As per CATL, it would now be supplying lithium-ion batteries to Tesla from January 2022 to December 2025. .

Voltabox to supply battery systems to e-troFit for conversion of diesel buses to electric

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Now that the framework contract has been concluded, the two companies have formally established a long-term cooperation for a continuous supply of lithium-ion battery systems.

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

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GFL) registered in Jiangxi (China) have signed a memorandum of understanding on long-term lithium supplies for battery cells. Under the agreement, Ganfeng will supply lithium to the Volkswagen Group and its suppliers for the next ten years. In light of this, the agreement with Ganfeng is an important milestone in supply security for the Volkswagen Group. —Michael Bäcker, Head of Corporate Purchasing e-Mobility at Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft.

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New Honda Civic Natural Gas vehicle customers in California eligible for immediate $1,000 purchase credit

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Californians purchasing a new Civic Natural Gas vehicle are now eligible for an immediate California Energy Commission $1,000 purchase credit supplied directly by certified Honda Civic Natural Gas dealers at the time of purchase. The supply of purchase credits through the California Energy Commission is limited to 1,600 and expires when all have been distributed or on 22 April 2015, whichever occurs first.

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UPS plans to purchase 1,000 propane-fueled package delivery trucks, install fueling stations; $70M investment

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UPS plans to purchase 1,000 propane package delivery trucks and install an initial 50 fueling stations at UPS locations. The propane autogas fuel system was supplied from CleanFuel USA. The UPS deployment this year benefits from propane autogas’ wide availability as a result of increased natural gas production in the US, and there is more price stability with the accessible supply.

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Gevo signs definitive supply agreement with HCS Holding for commercial supply of renewable isooctane

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has entered into a definitive supply agreement with HCS Holding GmbH (HCS) to supply renewable isooctane ( earlier post ) under a five-year offtake agreement. The Supply Agreement has two phases: In the first phase, HCS will purchase isooctane produced at Gevo’s demonstration hydrocarbon plant located in Silsbee, Texas. Gevo, Inc.

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JetBlue enters 10-year renewable HEFA SPK jet fuel purchase agreement with SG Preston; 33M gallons of 30% blend per year

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JetBlue announced a ten-year renewable jet fuel purchase agreement with SG Preston , a bioenergy company. The airline will purchase renewable jet fuel made from rapidly renewable, bio-based feedstocks that do not compete with food production. To launch the strategic relationship with SG Preston, JetBlue plans to purchase more than 33 million gallons of blended jet fuel per year for at least 10 years.

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Daimler joins multiple initiatives for a sustainable raw material supply chain; future focus on battery cell supply chain

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As part of the offensive for a sustainable raw material supply chain, Daimler AG joins forces with associations, organizations and competitors in a number of initiatives. By joining, Daimler AG is expanding its broad commitment to initiatives and is actively promoting greater transparency in global raw material supply chains. The expansion of electromobility places new demands on the automotive industry and especially on purchasing.

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Eneco Purchases 50 Smith Electric Vans

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The Dutch energy company Eneco has signed contracts for the purchase of 50 Smith Ampere electric commercial vans, the electric version of the Ford Transit Connect, to be delivered in 2009 and 2010. The purchase is part of Eneco’s sustainable strategy to replace 500 of its diesel-fueled commercial vans (25% of its total commercial vehicle fleet) with electric versions within the next four years.

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BMW Group enters long-term €2B supply contract with Northvolt for battery cells from Europe

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The BMW Group has signed a long-term supply contract worth €2 billion for battery cells with the Swedish company Northvolt. —Andreas Wendt, member of the Board of Management of BMW AG responsible for Purchasing and Supplier Network. The battery cells will be produced in Europe at the Northvolt gigafactory currently under construction in Skellefteå in northern Sweden (series plant Northvolt Ett) from 2024.

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Southwest Airlines signs purchase agreement with Red Rock Biofuels for renewable jet fuel from forest residues; ~3M gallons per year

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Southwest Airlines has signed an agreement with Red Rock Biofuels LLC ( RRB ) to purchase low carbon renewable jet fuel, made using forest residues that will help reduce the risk of destructive wildfires in the Western United States. The airline’s agreement with RRB covers the purchase of approximately three million gallons per year. Red Rock Biofuel’s technology, economics, and approved use made entering into an agreement for purchase a win-win situation.

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Tesla inks new nickel supply deal, inches closer to 4680 battery cell mass production

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Tesla’s goal of mass-producing its 4680 battery cells recently took a significant step forward on Wednesday, when New Caledonian miner Prony Resources announced that the EV maker had agreed to purchase 42,000 tonnes of nickel in a multi-year deal.

Dependable Supply Chain Services deploys Orange EV electric trucks as step towards zero-emission freight facility

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Orange EV and Dependable Supply Chain Services announced the deployment of Orange EV pure electric terminal trucks (aka yard trucks, hostlers, spotters) as the first step in fulfilling the Dependable Highway Express (DHE) plan to transform its Ontario, California facility into a sustainable, energy-efficient, emission-free freight terminal. DHE leveraged funds from CARB’s Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) to purchase its Orange EV trucks.

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