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. The automotive industry’s international supply chains are highly complex.

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2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime price marked up as battery supply issue pinches production

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Toyota confirmed Wednesday that “unforeseen battery supply constraints” may keep its RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid in short supply through at least the end of this year.

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DOE issues RFI to strengthen battery critical materials supply chains

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) announced a request for information (RFI) ( DOE-FOA-0002358 ) on challenges and opportunities in the upstream and midstream critical-materials battery supply chains. In this RFI, DOE specifically seeks input on the current state of the battery cathode materials supply chains, as well as opportunities for near-term and long-term research and development (R&D).

2020 68

Volkswagen says its battery supplies are secure

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Despite its plans to become the biggest EV-maker in the world by 2023, Volkswagen says it won't be affected by the tightening battery supplies that have roiled the industry, including Audi, the company's Volkswagen Group partner.

2019 104

Solaris to supply electric buses to Paris

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Paris-based Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens (RATP) has signed a contract with Solaris Bus & Coach for the supply of the Solaris Urbino 8.9 LE 8.9-meter electric bus to Paris.

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First hydrogen supply chain demonstration project using MCH to transport H2 starts

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This project is subsidized by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) and will conduct a demonstration operation for the construction of an international hydrogen supply chain.

2020 88

AKASOL to supply battery systems for Alstom’s hydrogen trains

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AKASOL will supply battery systems for more than 40 Coradia iLint hydrogen trains ( earlier post ), which have been ordered from Alstom by the Lower Saxony Transit Authority and the Rhine/Main Regional Transport Association.

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Crisis could tighten material supply for EV batteries and clean energy, IEA warns

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The global coronavirus pandemic could present a major issue for electric cars and clean energy by restricting supplies of materials needed for batteries, solar panels, and wind turbines, the International Energy Agency (IEA) warned in a report Wednesday.

2020 88

Study finds cobalt supply can meet demand for EVs and electronics batteries through 2030

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Half of the current supply of cobalt is incorporated into cathodes for lithium-ion batteries, and many of those batteries are used in consumer electronics and electric vehicles.

2020 118

Kumi launches CAHRA Map to support companies’ due diligence in minerals and metals supply chains

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London-based sustainability consultancy Kumi, a market leader in responsible sourcing practices for global supply chains, has launched a due diligence tool called CAHRA Map to enable companies in the minerals and metals sector to identify “conflict-affected and high-risk areas” (CAHRAs).

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

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MAN Energy Solutions has won the order to supply six MAN B&W 9S50ME-C9.6 The new order follows that made by Grimaldi in 2019 for nine very similar vessels with the same scope of supply, and adds to recent orders MAN Energy Solutions has won in the competitive Baltic market.

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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.

2020 105

Equinor contracts for first green-ammonia-fueled supply vessel; 2MW SOFC

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Norway-based energy company Equinor has contracted with Eidesvik Offshore for the Viking Energy supply vessel, which is being retrofitted to make it capable of covering long distances fueled by carbon-free ammonia.

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Audi A7 plug-in hybrid, Toyota RAV4 Prime supply, London taxi repurposed: Today’s Car News

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Supplies are already pinched for the RAV4 Prime. London’s black cab tries on plug-in delivery-van duty. And another plug-in hybrid Audi is U.S.-bound. bound. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Audi has confirmed that the A7 plug-in hybrid fastback is arriving to U.S.

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GKN Automotive supplies one-millionth eDrive system

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GKN Automotive is currently supplying a volume OEM with a semi-integrated three-in-one (incorporating eMotor, transmission, and inverter) eRad project for vehicles destined for China and Europe. And later this year, GKN Automotive will supply a global premium OEM with a semi-integrated three-in-one eDrive system. GKN Automotive will this month deliver its one-millionth eDrive system.

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Wärtsilä to install hybrid upgrades on two offshore supply vessels

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The technology group Wärtsilä will engineer, supply, and install complete battery hybrid packages in two offshore supply vessels owned by the Norway-based operator Atlantic Offshore.

2019 96

Constellium signs multi-year contract with Airbus to supply aerospace aluminum products and solutions

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Under this agreement, Constellium will supply Airbus with a broad range of advanced aluminum rolled and extruded products, including wing skin panels, sheets for fuselage panels, and rectangular and pre-machined plates for structural components.

2020 83

Mercedes-Benz blockchain pilot project provides transparency on CO2 emissions in cobalt supply chain

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Together with start-up Circulor , Mercedes-Benz is conducting a pilot project for transparency on CO 2 emissions in the cobalt supply chain as part of STARTUP AUTOBAHN. The project partners first focus on cobalt, which enters the supply chain from recycling facilities.

2020 113

Irizar e-mobility to supply 14 electric buses to the city of Genoa

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Irizar Group has invested in the largest photovoltaic solar farm in the Basque Country and the energy generated in this farm supplies the Irizar e-mobility facility, making this the first completely clean energy factory that manufactures electric buses. AMT Genoa (Italy) has acquired 14 10.8m

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Hydrogen supply pinch affects San Francisco fuel-cell drivers

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Hydrogen fuel-cell drivers in California’s San Francisco Bay Area may soon have to find a backup plan—like a gasoline or electric vehicle.

Faurecia to supply hydrogen storage systems for 1,600 Hyundai fuel-cell trucks

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Faurecia will supply the entire hydrogen storage system (including 10,000 hydrogen tanks) which will be produced in its new global center of expertise dedicated to hydrogen storage systems in Bavans, France with delivery to start in 2021.

2020 120

ABB to supply high-voltage chargers for Volvo LIGHTS project in SoCal; up to 920VDC

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ABB will supply high voltage-capable chargers for the Volvo LIGHTS project. Earlier post.) ABB’s charging systems can charge any electric vehicle (EV) battery at up to 920 VDC, enabling faster charge times and greater commercial fleet utilization for this project.

2020 102

CLEE, NRGI studying ways to improve sustainability and governance across EV battery supply chain

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UC Berkeley School of Law’s Center for Law, Energy & the Environment (CLEE) and the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) are conducting a stakeholder-led research initiative focused on identifying strategies to improve sustainability and governance across the EV battery supply chain.

2020 83

Chevron partners with Clean Energy On Adopt-A-Port initiative to supply renewable natural gas for port trucks

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For its part, Chevron will provide funding for Adopt-a-Port and supply RNG to Clean Energy stations near the ports. Truck operators participating in the program, which supports the ports’ Clean Trucks Program and Clean Air Action Plan, agree to fuel up at the Clean Energy stations supplied with Chevron RNG. Chevron is partnering with California natural gas retailer Clean Energy Fuels Corp.

2020 68

Octillion supplying Lightning Systems with batteries for medium-duty electric trucks, new mobile charger

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Octillion also is supplying batteries for Lightning’s new mobile battery charger, which can be rapidly deployed to provide fast roadside charging to support the operation of electric fleet vehicles.

2020 83

Gas prices continue to drop with demand, amid uncertainty over oil supply

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cities and stay-at-home orders applied to the vast majority of the nation last week, it’s not surprising that a lack of demand and a glut of supply continued to drive gas prices downward. As the COVID-19 pandemic flared in some U.S.

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Mercedes-Benz moves to build battery supply chain in Europe

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A key obstacle to getting more electric cars on the road at the moment may be building up a big enough supply of batteries to power them. So far, the only automaker with a large enough supply of batteries to produce electric cars in large volumes is Tesla. Volkswagen has also announced a $10 billion investment in electric-car batteries, but those. Mercedes-Benz lithium-ion batteries

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Report: Tesla picks LG Chem to supply batteries in China

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In a first for the automaker, Tesla has agreed to buy batteries from Korean battery supplier LG Chem for models produced at its new Chinese factory. The news was first reported by Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the negotiations.

2019 91

Ballard to supply Norled with 200 kW fuel cell modules to power ferry in Norway

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—has signed an Equipment Supply Agreement (ESA) with Norled A/S , one of Norway’s largest ferry and express boat operators, to provide two next-generation 200 kW fuel cell modules that will be used to power a hybrid ferry planned to begin operating in 2021.

2019 139

CRU: Lithium prices plunging as hype meets reality; impact of new supply, disappointing BEV sales

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Weaker-than-expected demand in China is partly responsible, but the main driver has been the ongoing avalanche of new supply into the market, as plentiful cheap spodumene meets ample conversional capacity in China, the CRU analysts said.

2019 112

Battery supply shortages may be linked to rising demand for nickel

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As automakers fret over materials and supplies of electric car batteries, it may not be lithium keeping executives up at night.

2019 97

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. The Volkswagen Group and Ganfeng Lithium Co.,

2019 118

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.

2020 96

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 Kinetrex Energy contract will supply UPS with up to 52.5 The agreement also allows Kinetrex to supply UPS an additional 50 million gallons over the same period as Kinetrex develops additional RNG plants. The TruStar Energy contract will supply UPS with up to 27.5

2020 87

Vitesco Technologies supplying electric drive for new volume-production models of Groupe PSA and Hyundai

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Vitesco Technologies, the drivetrain business of Continental, has signed agreements with Groupe PSA and Hyundai to supply the first fully integrated electric axle drive system for various volume-production models.

2019 105

IHS Markit: oil price collapse will change trajectory of North American gas supply

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The trajectory of North American gas supply is set to change radically as a result of the fall in oil prices that has occurred due to COVID-19 and the breakdown in production cooperation between OPEC and Russia, according to IHS Markit. Prior to the global pandemic, languishing North America gas demand and near-full storage was already pushing gas supply and prices to near-record lows in 2020.

2020 74

Hydro supplying ASI-certified sustainable aluminum for Audi e-tron battery housing

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The aluminum producer Hydro now supplies sustainable aluminum for the battery housing of the Audi e-tron EV. To do that, we need a sustainable supply chain.

2019 110

Tesla Model Y production will strain battery supplies: Panasonic

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Tesla's main battery supplier, Panasonic, says the two companies won't have enough battery-building capacity to support production of the Model Y.

2019 86

Neste acquires Count Terminal Rotterdam to strengthen growth strategy in renewable raw materials supply

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Neste, the world’s leading producer of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel produced from waste and residue raw materials, has acquired 100% of the Dutch Count Companies BV’s Count Terminal Rotterdam BV and its supporting entities, part of the First Dutch Group of Peter Goedvolk.

2020 83

Toyota expands battery supply with CATL deal

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As it gradually moves to begin selling more plug-in and electric cars, Toyota is widening its net to secure more batteries. Japan's largest automaker signed a deal this week to buy batteries from Chinese suppliers Contemporary Amex Technologies (CATL) and BYD. The agreement adds to a January deal Toyota signed to buy batteries from Panasonic. lithium batteries

2019 56

BAE Systems to supply up to 600 electric power and propulsion systems for new transit buses in Ireland

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BAE Systems has been selected by Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) and the Republic of Ireland’s National Transport Authority (NTA) to supply up to 600 electric power and propulsion systems for its new fleet of buses in Ireland.

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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 73

BorgWarner supplies clutch for Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

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BorgWarner supplies its sprag one-way clutch for the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, the first FCA US LLC mass-produced plug-in hybrid electric vehicle and the industry’s first PHEV minivan.

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