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GM Creates New South America Regional Organization

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General Motors is creating a new regional organization to meet rising customer demand in South America. GM South America will be headquartered in Sao Paulo, Brazil and will be led by Jaime Ardila, currently president and general manager GM Mercosur. Ardila becomes president, GM South America and will report to GM Chairman and CEO Ed Whitacre. GM South America currently has 29,000 employees.


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Petrobras starts production from South America’s first tension leg wellhead platform

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Petrobras has started production on the P-61 Tension Leg Wellhead Platform (TLWP)—the first use of dry-tree floating technology offshore Brazil and the first Tension Leg Platform installation offshore South America—in Papa Terra field, located near the southern perimeter of the Campos Basin (State of Rio de Janeiro), 110 km (68 miles) off the coast of Brazil and with a water column of 400 to 1,400 m (1,312 to 4,593 feet).

Evidence from glacier ice: Until it was banned, leaded gasoline dominated the anthropogenic lead emissions in South America

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Leaded gasoline was a larger emission source of the toxic heavy metal lead than mining in South America, even though the extraction of metals from the region’s mines historically released huge quantities of lead into the environment, according to a study by researchers from the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI and the University of Bern. There exist, however, no equivalent data for South America.

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BASF to concentrate plant biotechnology activities on main markets in North and South America

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Citing a lack of acceptance for plant technology in many parts of Europe, BASF announced that it is concentrating its plant biotechnology activities on the main markets in North and South America. We will therefore concentrate on the attractive markets for plant biotechnology in North and South America and the growth markets in Asia. We have excellent scientists and facilities there and at our research sites in North America.

General Motors to move into South America

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With customer demand on the increase in South America, General Motors is setting up a new regional organisation in the area. Known as GM South America, its headquarters will be in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and it will be led by Jaime Ardila, who is currently the president and general manager of GM Mercosur. Tags: Green cars Latest news general motors Brazil Ed Whitacre GM GM growth GM South America South America

BASF Breaks Ground for New Biodiesel Catalyst Plant in Brazil to Meet Demand in South America

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BASF broke ground for its new production plant for sodium methylate in Guaratinguetá, Brazil, its largest site in South America. BASF expects about 15% of the annual global demand for biodiesel, which is about 30 million tons, to come from South America in 2015. Other South American countries have similar legislation. Sodium methylate is an efficient and reliable catalyst for the production of biodiesel.

Electric car maker THINK takes vehicles to South America

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Scandinavian electric vehicle maker THINK, has announced it is to deliver its first vehicles into South America – part of a new collaboration with Brazilian electricity supplier, CPFL Energia SA. Tags: Electric cars Latest news Brazil South America Think The news follows THINK’s recent announcements about entering in Europe and plans to start new operations in the USA and Asia. CPFL Energia has purchased three THINK [.].

Honda Fit Gets A Crossover Twist--But Only In South America

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The Honda Fit is very good at a great many things, but off-roading isn't part of its wide pool of talents. That's unlikely to change much even with the Honda Fit Twist, unveiled at the Sao Paulo Motor Show in Brazil--but Honda's intentions are along different lines. As reported by Auto Express, Honda says that customers in Brazil prefer cars that

Chile is giving away solar energy, for free, because it has so much

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It's not that the industry can't meet electricity demand for the South American country—quite the opposite, in fact. DON'T MISS: North America's largest coal power plant to become 44-MW solar farm Consequently, Chile is now. renewable energy solar clean energy South America energyChile has a problem with its solar industry. There is actually more available solar energy than there is use for it.

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Electric race car travels from Alaska to Argentina

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An electric sports car has completed an epic journey from the outskirts Arctic Circle to the southern most tip of South America. Tags: Electric cars Alaska Racing Green Endurance South America SRZero The British team behind the Racing Green Endurance challenge finished their 26,000km journey yesterday after just 70 days. The 400bhp twin-motor SRZero sportscar is a fully electric car with a driving range of [.].

Electric and hybrid bus test results revealed

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With the transportation sector being the largest and most rapidly growing source of greenhouse gas emissions in Latin America, there is a strong emphasis [.]. Electric cars Green cars Hybrid cars Latest news C40 Cities electric bus hybrid bus South AmericaThe results of a Hybrid & Electric Bus Test Programme have been revealed by the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (logo, pictured) after tests in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo.

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Vitol and BYD commit $250M to a new Green Mobility service

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Vitol is already in the process of deploying over 300 electric buses in Bogota and is seeking additional opportunities in South America and further afield. Vitol, the world’s largest independent trader of energy, and BYD, a leading manufacturer of electric vehicles, rechargeable battery and energy storage systems, formed a partnership to provide fleet mobility as a service in select markets worldwide.

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Nearly 20% of intact tropical forest landscapes overlap with extractive industries

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The distribution of IFLs and oil and gas contracts (top) and mining leases (bottom) for the three regions of interest: South America (left), Central Africa (middle) and Asia-Pacific (right).

ICA study: Copper demand on grow path in automotive wire harness

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Developing countries/regions (China, South Asia, South America) have seen the most growth in copper demand, according to the study, which projects that this will likely continue to be the trend. kg in South America to 17.6 kg in North America.

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Power Global, Rap Eco Motors to launch mass electric auto-rickshaw line powered by swappable battery technology

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Rap Eco Motors delivers premier e-rickshaws nationwide and abroad to countries in Asia, Africa, Europe and South America.

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BYD wins order for another 406 electric buses in Bogotá, Colombia

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—Lara Zhang, Regional Director of BYD Latin America. BYD entered the Colombian market in 2012 and made several milestone achievements: building the first pure electric taxi fleet in South America in 2013, entering the Bogotá BRT system in 2017.

Octillion to supply high-density batteries to FNM for 1,000 electric trucks for beverage maker Ambev

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Ambev will use the electric trucks to deliver beverages throughout South America. The brewing company has more than 7,000 trucks in its Brazilian fleet, which are used to distribute beer and other beverages across Brazil, South America’s largest economy. Battery maker Octillion Power Systems will supply advanced lithium-ion batteries to Brazilian manufacturer FNM (Fábrica Nacional de Mobilidades) for the production of 1,000 electric trucks for beverage maker Ambev.

Arbios Biotech forms global alliance with Shell Catalysts & Technologies; wood and post-consumer biomass to finished products

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Arbios Biotech was formed to commercialize Licella’s Cat-HTR platform, a globally leading hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) technology, for various forms of wood and post-consumer biomass around the world, particularly in North America, South America and Europe.

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Volkswagen investing €560M in Argentina plant for new MQB-based SUV

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From 2020, the plant will deliver the new model built in Argentina to the entire South American continent. In addition to South America, responsibilities have also been delegated to the regions of North America, China and the Sub-Saharan area of Africa. The new vehicle project in Argentina is a part of the Volkswagen brand’s largest product offensive in the South America region.

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Volkswagen picks up pace of transformation with new ACCELERATE strategy

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In South America and the United States, Volkswagen is striving to break even in the current fiscal year. The company can now post a profit in North America with a decrease in sales volumes of around 15% and in South America with sales volumes down by as much as 30%.

Hitachi Automotive Systems, Keihin, Showa, and Nissin Kogyo begin operations as Hitachi Astemo; CASE-driven mobility solutions

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Hitachi Astemo is a global company, employing approximately 90,000 people with offices and plants in 27 countries covering Japan, China, India, North America, South America and Europe. On 1 January 2021, Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd., Keihin Corporation, Showa Corporation and Nissin Kogyo Co., concluded management integration to form Hitachi Astemo, Ltd. , a provider of mobility solutions to the automotive industry.

First Nuseed Carinata shipment for biofuel feedstock

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Experts from the development team joined Nuseed and, by working closely with Nuseed’s South America and European teams, have accelerated commercialization, by building the Nuseed Value Chain with R&D, contract growers, industry partners, and RSB certified delivery to the end-use customer in just five months.

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WNA: global nuclear generation nears record high in 2019

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Other key findings from the report: Six reactors started up in 2019, four large PWRs commenced operation, one in South Korea, one in Russia and two in China.

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Report: Denso to produce engine control units in Brazil

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will begin production of engine control units (ECUs) in Brazil in September, becoming the first company to make ECUs for cars in South America. which plans to bring a new plant online in the South American country in 2014. The Nikkei reports Denso Corp. Denso will supply the ECUs to Toyota. Denso already has an ECU-related facility in the northern Brazilian city of Manaus, which it built at a cost of 400 million yen.

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TWAICE and pepper partner for full battery transparency in retrofitted commercial vehicles

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The vehicles will be delivered primarily in Europe, North and South America.

BYD building factory in Brazil for electric buses and battery packs

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The factory is slated to open in 2015 and will launch the manufacturing and assembly of the BYD’s electric transit bus in South America as well as the Iron-Phosphate battery packs. BYD will build its first factory in Brazil in the city of Campinas (in the São Paulo region of Brazil). Maximum capacity in the first year of operation (starting in 2015) will be 1,000 electric buses as well as all of their batteries, said BYD Brazil’s General Manager Tyler Li.

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Balqon Expands Heavy-Duty Electric Truck Distribution into Argentina

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believe that our presence in South America will allow us to jointly explore other opportunities for our proprietary heavy-duty electric traction drive systems and our lithium-ion battery management systems within transportation markets through joint ventures with regional original equipment manufacturers throughout South America.

Chevron Confirms first oil production from deepwater Papa-Terra offshore Brazil

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Discovered in 2003, the Papa-Terra field development marks the first use of dry-tree floating technology (sometimes called a spar, or a buoyant vertical cylinder) offshore Brazil and the first Tension Leg Platform (a floating structure held in place by vertical, tensioned tendons connected to the sea floor by pile-secured templates) installation offshore South America.

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T&E study claims EU’s biofuels policy has wiped out forests the size of the Netherlands

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This drove up demand for cheap crop-based biodiesel, such as palm and soy oil, which is mainly sourced from Asia and South America.

BMW, Daimler moving ahead with mobility services JV following US greenlight

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million customers and around 250,000 drivers already use the services of mytaxi, Chauffeur Privé, Clever Taxi (all in Europe) and Beat (South America) – making Intelligent Apps GmbH one of the leading ride-hailing providers in Europe and South America. The BMW Group and Daimler AG are planning the next steps for their joint mobility company ( earlier post ), following approval by the responsible authorities.

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Roskill: COVID-19 could wipe out US$1.0B of lithium supply in 2020

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In South America, brine operations have been much less affected. Based on company announcements to date related to operation scale-downs and closures, as well as national, provincial and local governmental measures, Roskill estimates that approximately 110Kt of mined LCE production could be lost over the course of 2020, due directly to actions taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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Tier IV raises $9M from Quanta Computer to develop reference model for ECUs for autonomous driving

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Founded in 1988, Quanta Computer is headquartered in Taiwan with major operation facilities set up in Asia, Canada, North America, South America, and Europe. Tier IV , Inc. has raised about $9 million from Quanta Computer, Inc. in a Series A extension round following the previous $100+ million Series A funding. This latest funding engages Quanta Computer and Tier IV to develop a new reference model of electronic control units (ECUs) for autonomous driving.

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Ford investing $2.5B for new engine, transmission plants in Mexico

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This $1.1-billion investment and 1,300 new jobs will allow Ford to export engines to the US, Canada, South America and the Asia-Pacific region, supporting the company’s growing small car lineup. This new plant will produce two all-new automatic transmissions for key products primarily in South America, Europe and Asia Pacific as well as other North American markets. Ford is investing $2.5

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Opinion: Will Lithium Be Our Next Energy Crisis?

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may be forced to rely on foreign countries–primarily China, Australia and Chile, Argentina and Bolivia in South America–or our lithium supplies. The encouraging news is that there are regions in North America that have the potential for massive lithium production.

MAN Energy to supply engines for Finnlines hybrid RoRos; 100% increase in efficiency

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This affiliation enables Finnlines to offer liner services to and from any destination in the Mediterranean, West Africa as well as the Atlantic coast of both North and South America. MAN Energy Solutions has won the order to supply six MAN B&W 9S50ME-C9.6

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Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus sold out for 2021 in the US


A quick look at Tesla’s Model 3 configuration page reveals that the Standard Range Plus variant is already sold out in North and South America for the rest of 2021. A few years after Tesla started producing the Model 3, demand for the all-electric sedan still seems strong.

Geely officially discloses new global B-segment automobile modular architecture: BMA; new BMA-based SUV to launch this year

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Production based on BMA will be launched in EU, Eastern Europe, Africa, South America, Middle East and Southeast Asia. Automobile modular architectures—for example, TNGA of Toyota, and MQB, MLB and MEB of the Volkswagen Group—hav become a major trend in the auto industry. Modular technology has become an important criterion for evaluating whether an automobile company is combining global R&D technology and market layout with a cost-effective manufacturing approach.

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Statoil, UNIDO to collaborate on promoting sustainable energy access, industry in developing world

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The geographical scope should include countries of mutual interest in Sub-Saharan Africa, Central- and South-America. The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and Statoil have signed an agreement to work together to examine the feasibility of common projects to promote sustainable energy access and industry in developing countries.

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Roskill expects only 3.2% reduction in shipping emissions of spodumene concentrate by 2030; order of magnitude below IMO ambition

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Although originally global lithium supply was dominated by hard-rock mineral sources, in the early 1980s, large-scale lithium brine operations commenced in South America.

GM to invest $450M in Argentina

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Akerson was joined by Argentina President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner; GM South America President Jaime Ardila; and GM Argentina President Isela Costantini. General Motors will invest $450 million between 2013 and 2015 to expand its Rosario Automotive Complex to build an all-new global Chevrolet vehicle, Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson said Wednesday.

Volkswagen to offer refreshed Tiguan with new plug-in hybrid powertrain in Europe

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The Kaluga plant, 104 miles south-west of Moscow, produces the NWB vehicles for the Russian market and for neighboring Central Asian countries.

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Johnson Controls acquires 90% ownership of Columbian battery supplier MAC

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Johnson Controls and MAC launched a joint venture in June 2011 to produce and sell lead-acid batteries in the Central and South American regions. Johnson Controls sells several key brands of batteries in Latin America, including Heliar, VARTA, LTH and OPTIMA. The company is the market leader for automotive batteries in South America. Johnson Controls has acquired 90% ownership of Colombian battery supplier MAC.

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