BYD Delivers First Electric Buses In South Africa

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ExxonMobil to explore offshore South Africa; deal for 75% interest in Tugela South

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Exxon Mobil Corporation’s affiliate, ExxonMobil Exploration and Production South Africa Limited, will soon begin exploration activities offshore South Africa. The ExxonMobil affiliate signed an agreement with Impact Africa Limited (Impact), a subsidiary of Impact Oil & Gas Limited, to acquire a 75% participating interest in the Tugela South Exploration Right and will become operator. The Impact Oil and ExxonMobil areas offshore South Africa.

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Ballard and Anglo American launch field trial of methanol-fueled fuel cell home generator in rural South Africa

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Ballard and Anglo American Platinum have partnered with Eskom, South Africa’s power utility, and The Department of Energy of South Africa to conduct the 12-month field trial. The trial is being conducted in the rural community of Naledi Trust, identified by South Africa’s Department of Energy as a suitable site, without access to grid power. —Godfrey Oliphant, Deputy Minister of South Africa’s Department of Mineral Resources.

Datsun to launch in South Africa by end of 2014; also India, Indonesia and Russia

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brand designing vehicles for high-growth markets, will return to South Africa. The first model to be introduced in South Africa will be a new passenger vehicle that will be launched by the end of 2014. Datsun will launch in South Africa with one passenger vehicle model; Nissan anticipates that a broader range of Datsun vehicles will be available in the future. Datsun, a Nissan Motor Co.

Ford Sustainability Report details pilot program in South Africa to deliver health care, education

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A new Ford Motor Company pilot program aims to enhance mobility health services in rural areas of South Africa and Nigeria. Ford Project Better World brings together multiple organizations such as World Vision South Africa, and social entrepreneurs to deliver health education, medication, nutrition and basic services to thousands of underserved people in remote areas.

VW releases video of electric ID hatchback testing in South Africa

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Volkswagen has heard the naysayers. After being caught cheating on emissions tests with its diesels and being forced to promote electric cars through various legal settlements around the world, the company clearly realizes it has a steep climb to convince consumers it is serious about selling a wide range of electric cars it has planned. DON'T. youtube Volkswagen ID

@LATimes Astounds Readers With Stunning Front Page Climate Solution From Goats #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Ballard and Anglo American Platinum partner on a range of fuel cell applications in South Africa

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Ballard Power Systems and Anglo American Platinum Limited, the world’s leading primary producer of platinum group metals, are working in partnership on a number of early-stage stationary and motive power applications of fuel cells in the South African market. The companies deployed and demonstrated a 150 kW fuel cell system near the 17 th Conference of the Parties (COP17) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change held in Durban, South Africa in late-2011.

South Africa Revitalizes Efforts on Automotive Li-ion Batteries

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South Africa is reinvigorating its efforts to develop automotive lithium-ion batteries, with the government’s Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) now determining the commercial feasibility of battery manufacturing in the country. Engineering News.

South Africas Optimal Energy Considering Battery Swap with the Joule EV

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South Africa-based Optimal Energy is considering using a battery-swap scheme with its Joule electric vehicle ( earlier post ). Optimal Energy has also signed an MoU with South-Korea-based EIG ( earlier post ) to explore the potential of setting up a manufacturing facility in South Africa for the nonexclusive supply of Li-ion battery cells to Optimal Energy. Engineering News.

Toyota to start vehicle exports from India; Etios to South Africa in 2012; the priority of emerging markets

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TKM), will begin exporting the Etios series sedan and hatchback to South Africa in March 2012. The models for export will be based on the Etios platform currently sold in India, but will be developed and produced to fit the lifestyles, consumer preferences, climate, road conditions and usage considerations in South Africa. Toyota Motor Corporation’s (TMC) production and sales subsidiary in India, Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private, Ltd.

Toyota to start vehicle exports from India; Etios to South Africa in 2012; the priority of emerging markets

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TKM), will begin exporting the Etios series sedan and hatchback to South Africa in March 2012. The models for export will be based on the Etios platform currently sold in India, but will be developed and produced to fit the lifestyles, consumer preferences, climate, road conditions and usage considerations in South Africa. Toyota Motor Corporation’s (TMC) production and sales subsidiary in India, Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private, Ltd.

Nissan LEAF going on sale in South Africa next year

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On Tuesday, Nissan announced the LEAF will become the first electric car for sale in South Africa in the Spring of 2014. Its South African debut will come in October 2013 at the Johannesburg International Motor Show, and it

GE Transportation to Supply 100 Locomotives to Transnet in South Africa; First AC Diesel Electric Locomotive to Sub-Saharan Africa

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GE South African Technologies (GESAT), GE Transportation’s entity in South Africa, will supply 100 locomotives to Transnet Freight Rail (TFR). The GE C30ACi, the first AC diesel electric locomotive to be introduced to sub-Saharan Africa, will have a GE FDL engine that delivers 3,300 gross horsepower (GHP) using an electronic fuel-injection (EFI) system that automatically supplies the exact amount of fuel needed for optimal engine efficiency.

Nissan LEAF going on sale in South Africa next year

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On Tuesday, Nissan announced the LEAF will become the first electric car for sale in South Africa in the Spring of 2014. Its South African debut will come in October 2013 at the Johannesburg International Motor Show, and it

Exxaro Partners With Sasol Mining in JV to Supply Potential Mafutha CTL Plant in South Africa

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Exxaro Resources Limited, a South African-based mining group, has entered into a prospecting joint venture agreement with Sasol Mining Proprietary Limited (Sasol Mining) for the development of a new coal mine to supply Sasol’s potential new inland coal-to-liquids (CTL) project. The development would contribute to meeting the growing shortfall in South Africa’s domestic fuel production, most notably in the installed capacity for producing diesel and gasoline.

Electric vehicles will not help South Africa cut emissions, say researchers

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Electric cars electric vehicles emissions South AfricaThe story about China’s coal-reliant electricity production resulting in electric vehicles (EVs) becoming more polluting than combustion cars (see story) may have been twisted by some unscrupulous media to imply that all EVs, wherever they are used, are a far-worse for the environment than oil-drinkers (see the usual suspects for more info). But sadly it [.].

CMOC expanding copper and cobalt output at Tenke Fungurume Mine in DRC

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Roskill observes that over the past 12 months, the supply tightness in the cobalt feedstock market continued with the absence of Mutanda ( earlier post ) and restricted DRC exports due to delayed shipments from South Africa caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sasol and UCT researchers collaborate on the use of commercial iron catalysts to convert hydrogen and CO2 into green jet fuel and chemicals

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This development is a significant step towards the implementation of CO 2 hydrogenation technology in South Africa. With its announced intention to leverage its existing FT technology and skillset to lead the development of South Africa’s hydrogen economy, Sasol and UCT have been working on finding innovative ways to use this chemistry to convert CO 2 and hydrogen into a range of useful and green products.

Nissan muscles up electric marketing, VW ID testing, Tesla fire: Today's Car News

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electric hatchbacks testing in South Africa. A new Chinese electric carmaker plans to sell electric cars in the U.S. via the owner of the defunct automaker Coda. A new Tesla Model S unexpectedly caught fire—twice—after getting a flat tire in California. And Volkswagen teased a video and images of its new I.D. All this and more on Green. Volkswagen ID

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FAU researchers discover new way to find new deposits of rare earths; fayalite

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Fayalite (Fe 2 SiO 4 ) with extraordinary high heavy REE (HREE) contents in ultramafic cumulates of the Vergenoeg F-Fe-REE deposit (South Africa) provides the unique opportunity to study REE systematics in olivine. They inspected rock samples from the Vergenoeg fluorite mine in South Africa and discovered that fayalite crystals in the sediment of granite-like magma can contain large amounts of heavy rare earth elements.

Volkswagen establishes new Sub-Saharan Africa region

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The Volkswagen brand has established a "Sub-Saharan Africa” region to develop and strengthen its activities in the African market. Sub-Saharan Africa refers to the area of the African continent south of the Sahara. The new fourth region joins Volkswagen’s existing regions of North America, South America and China and is the next step in the Volkswagen brand’s strategy to position itself in focus areas. Africa is still one of the blank spots on the Volkswagen map.

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GlobalData: Global coal production set to grow to 2022, despite major players scaling down capacities

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Of the total, 57 are located in Australia, 55 in India, 54 in China, 30 in South Africa, 18 each in Canada and Indonesia and 15 in the US. The impact of these commencements will be marginally offset by over 100 coal projects expected to phase out over the same period, including 34 in India, 15 in China, 14 in South Africa and 13 each in the US and Australia.

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Boeing partners with South African Airways to convert Solaris energy tobacco into jet fuel

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Boeing, South African Airways (SAA) and SkyNRG are collaborating to make sustainable aviation biofuel from Solaris, a new hybrid tobacco plant optimized for seed production for energy applications. This initiative broadens cooperation between Boeing and SAA to develop renewable jet fuel in ways that support South Africas goals for public health as well as economic and rural development.

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Hyundai’s Hydrogen Mobility Solution wins 2020 Truck Innovation Award

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The IToY Truck Innovation Award is determined by a jury of 25 commercial vehicle editors and senior journalists that represent major trucking magazines from Europe and South Africa. Hyundai Motor’s Hydrogen Mobility Solution has won the second International Truck of the Year (IToY) Truck Innovation Award. Hyundai Motor Company and H 2 Energy set up its joint venture (JV), Hyundai Hydrogen Mobility, in April 2019. Earlier post.)

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BloombergNEF: battery metals rebounding; by 2030, annual Li-ion battery demand to pass 2TWh

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Manganese supply recovers strongly: Manganese production in South Africa in April increased by 208% year on year. Battery metal prices have recovered strongly in the first half of the year, incentivizing new projects to come online.

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Renault Samsung SM3 ZE electric sedan: battery upgrade gives 130-mile range in Korean tests

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Consider that the first-generation Volkswagen Golf launched in 1974, for example, lived on in South Africa until 2009 as the VW CitiGolf. South Korea Better Place plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Renault-Nissan Samsung 2012 Renault Fluence Z.E.Frequently, cars withdrawn from one market live on in another, sometimes for years. Those vehicles may even be upgraded with newer technology in the older body.

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ENGIE selects Plug Power for refueling system for hydrogen-powered mine truck; 1 tonne H2/day

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ENGIE is working with Anglo American, a global mining company, to develop a renewable hydrogen production and refueling solution to support a new hydrogen-powered mine haul vehicle that will be tested at one of its South African platinum mines.

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Fuel-cell maker Ballard acquires IdaTech’s backup power system product lines, ip and customer base

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Strategically, it provides Ballard with additional product capabilities with methanol fueled systems and key customer relationships in leading markets for fuel cell commercialization, such as Southeast Asia, the Caribbean and Latin America as well as South Africa. The shares will subsequently be transferred to IdaTech’s principal funder, Investec, a South African specialist bank and asset management company.

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SwRI, UTSA seek to combine reverse water-gas shift and Fischer Tropsch synthesis in single reactor to produce low-carbon hydrocarbon fuels

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Fischer-Tropsch synthesis was discovered in Germany about a century ago and is still used in places like South Africa and Quatar to convert coal and natural gas into liquid hydrocarbon fuels. Southwest Research Institute and The University of Texas at San Antonio (USTA) are collaborating to combine two catalytic processes into a single reactor, with the overall goal of recycling carbon from COCO 2 2 to produce low-cost hydrocarbon fuels.

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Starfire Energy closes major funding round; green ammonia and hydrogen solutions

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We are also pleased to collaborate with Starfire on system deployments in South Africa, where there is a promising emerging market for innovative zero carbon technologies. Starfire Energy, a Colorado-based developer of modular chemical plants for the carbon-free production of ammonia and hydrogen, has closed a major funding round.

BMW investing €400M in new vehicle assembly at Munich plant as part of shift to electromobility; engine production being concentrated at Steyr and Hams Hall

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The plants will take advantage of the best options at each location—from solar energy in Oxford, Mexico and China, to biogas in South Africa, to wind power in Leipzig.

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Williams Advanced Engineering developing battery system for Anglo American’s hydrogen-powered mine haul truck

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The power units will be designed and built at WAE, in Grove, Oxfordshire, and integrated into an existing mining haul truck, with testing taking place later this year at the Mogalakwena platinum group metals mining operation in South Africa, Anglo American’s flagship PGMs mine.

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LanzaTech collaborating with Swayana to convert waste gases from ferroalloy production to ethanol

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South African engineering company Swayana has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with LanzaTech to collaborate on developing projects for the production of ethanol and higher value products from waste gases in the ferroalloy and titania smelting sectors. South Africa has the potential to produce more than 400,000 tonnes of ethanol per year from existing ferroalloy and titania producers.

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

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The impact could be significant for Africa, a key cobalt producing region where the outbreak is still in its early stages. As COVID-19 continues to spread worldwide, the pandemic is having an unprecedented impact on the global economy and commodity markets, including cobalt.

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India directs Coal India to invest in EVs & charging pods

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” India imports coal mainly from Indonesia, Australia and South Africa. India directs Coal India to invest in EVs & charging pods. India is heading towards its electrification goals by taking many initiatives to achieve them.

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Ford to expand aggressively in Middle East & Africa; at least 25 new vehicles by 2016

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Ford Motor Company announced an aggressive product acceleration in its newest business unit, Middle East & Africa, leveraging the company’s One Ford global portfolio and targeting opportunities for growth in small, mid-size and large vehicle segments. During a special “Go Further” event in Johannesburg attended by 1,000 employees, Ford dealers, suppliers, government officials, and media, Ford pledged to launch at least 25 new vehicles by 2016 to Middle East & Africa.

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BNEF: EV company fundings bright spot as clean energy investment slips in Q3 quarter; 3 China EV companies raise $1.9B

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billion, the Enel Green Power South Africa portfolio, at $1.4 South Africa at $2.6 Global clean energy investment was $67.8 billion in the third quarter of 2018, down 6% from the same period last year, according to the latest Clean Energy Investment Trends report from research company Bloomberg NEF (BNEF).

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Nissan to provide LEAFs and LEAF-to-Home power supplies to roadside rest stations in Japan

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Nissan LEAF to go on sale in South Africa. The Nissan LEAF will make its South African debut at the Johannesburg International Motor Show in October 2013, going on sale to the public at the same time. The launch of the Nissan LEAF in South Africa will be a ground-breaking event this year as it brings about the dawn of a new era of motoring. —Managing Director of Nissan South Africa, Mike Whitfield. Nissan Motor Co.,

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What Do African Medics Drive? This One Has A Subaru Forester

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On major drive events, including our May tour of South Africa’s Garden Route in new 2014 Subaru Forester XTs, organizers often include a medic among the team. This ensures prompt response to emergencies when the group may be hours from the nearest medical facility. From broken bones to insect bites, car crashes to allergic reactions, the

A Tale of Two Toyota Corollas: U.S. Buyers Get More For Less

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Which is how a pair of very plain 2010 Toyota Corollas in South Africa taught us a few lessons about fuel economy, green value, and what other countries drive. Toyota has built cars in South Africa When auto editors go on vacation, we rent cars too. The bottom line: U.S. buyers get a lot more car, for a lot less money, than elsewhere in the world.

Sibanye-Stillwater investing $490M to create 50:50 JV with ioneer for US-based Rhyolite Ridge Lithium-Boron project

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South Africa-based Sibanye-Stillwater will establish. Stage 2 will involve expansion to the south and east. a joint venture company with Australia-based ioneer with respect to ioneer’s Rhyolite Ridge Lithium-Boron Project.

Mercedes-Benz Vans shows pickup truck concepts; market launch in late 2017; diesel V6

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The key markets will be Argentina, Brazil, South Africa, Australia with New Zealand, and Europe. Production for the European, Australian and South African markets will start at the Nissan plant in Barcelona, Spain, in 2017. The key markets are Brazil, Argentina, Australia, and South Africa. The top markets are Australia, South Africa, Brazil, Great Britain, and Germany.

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