Study suggests lithium and cobalt for batteries may face supply risks by 2050

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Analysis by researchers at the Helmholtz Institute Ulm (HIU) of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) suggests that, given the foreseen scaling of battery demand up to 2050, each may face supply risks, albeit for different reasons.

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Japanese researchers estimate 16M tonnes of rare earth deposits in deep-sea mud off Japan; hundreds of years of supply

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A team of Japanese researchers from multiple institutions has calculated that an area of deep-sea mud in the western North Pacific Ocean near Minami-Torishima Island, Japan, contains more than 16 million tons of rare-earth elements and yttrium (REY).

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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.

2017 78

IEA: record oil output from US, Brazil, Canada and Norway to keep global markets well supplied

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However, the report finds that despite falling costs, additional investment will be needed to spur supply growth after 2020.

2018 101

Electrify America selects ABB, BTC Power, Efacec and Signet to supply 150/350 kW EV fast chargers

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Electrify America has selected charging equipment suppliers ABB, BTC Power, Efacec and Signet jointly to deploy its new ultra-fast electric vehicle (EV) charging systems throughout the United States. The charging equipment suppliers will share delivery of more than 2,000 chargers across 484 stations in the US. The charging systems will offer the first certified cooled-cable 150/350 kilowatt (kW) DC Fast Charger.

2018 69

Gevo to supply alcohol-to-jet fuel to Virgin Australia

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expects to supply its renewable alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ) ( earlier post ) to the Virgin Australia Group. The Virgin Australia Group will be responsible for coordinating the purchase, supply and blending of the ATJ into the fuel supply system at Brisbane Airport in Queensland, Australia. Gevo’s ATJ is expected to be blended with traditional jet fuel and supplied on flights departing Brisbane Airport, including Virgin Australia flights. Gevo, Inc.

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Aemetis signs 20-year feedstock supply agreement to produce cellulosic ethanol

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announced that its Aemetis Advanced Products Keyes subsidiary signed a 20-year feedstock supply agreement to produce cellulosic ethanol at a former US Army munitions facility located in Riverbank, California, which is near the existing Aemetis biofuels plant in Keyes, California. The feedstock to be supplied comes from the more than 1.6 Aemetis, Inc.

2017 60

Toshiba supplying H2-based energy supply system to Tohoku Electric Power; evaluating H2 for overcoming fluctuations from renewables

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through its H2One, hydrogen based autonomous energy supply system. Bringing renewable power sources into the electricity grid is accompanied by concerns for the quality and variability of the supply; renewables are subject to fluctuations in output.

2016 78

DAIHEN to supply wireless EV charging stations with WiTricity technology

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DAIHEN sees opportunity to supply wireless charging stations for use at private residences, commercial parking lots and public parking facilities. >DAIHEN Corporation, a global leader in electric power transmission, distribution products and industrial robotics, has secured a license to commercialize wireless charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs) utilizing WiTricity’s patented technology.

2017 60

Toyota and partners begin full-scale operation of showcase project to supply low-carbon H2 to fuel cell forklifts

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The goal of the project is to implement and evaluate a low-carbon hydrogen supply chain which will utilize hydrogen produced from renewable energy in facilities along Tokyo Bay (in Yokohama and Kawasaki) to power 12 fuel cell forklifts. a hydrogen supply chain feasibility study.

2017 104

Supply Crunch Or Oil Glut: Investment Banks Can’t Agree

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This year, shale output forecasts combine with OPEC’s production cuts, geopolitical factors, and unexpected outages to further complicate supply/demand and oil price forecasts by Wall Street’s major investment banks. But analyst projections about oil global supply and demand are increasingly diverging, because expectations of the combined effects of OPEC’s cuts, U.S. UBS, for its part, expects a 4-million-bpd supply gap by 2020. by Tsvetana Paraskova for Oilprice.com.

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Schaeffler axlebox generator permits self-sufficient power supply for rail freight cars

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Schaeffler will present a self-sufficient power supply system for rail freight cars at the 2016 InnoTrans—a generator integrated into the housing cover of the axlebox bearing. The wear-free generator supplies electric energy in a wide range of speeds from 35 to 180 km/h.

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KUKA to supply battery production system for electric vehicles

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Industrial robot company KUKA Industries has received an order from an unnamed leading European manufacturer in the automotive industry to supply a further battery production system. The order value lies in the mid-double-digit million euro range and was booked in the second quarter of 2017. Start of production is planned for mid-2019. KUKA Industries has planned and set up the production system for the manufacture of battery modules and high-voltage batteries for use in electric vehicles.

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Visiting EV-Supply in Bellevue

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Yesterday, I took a road-trip to Bellevue (near Seattle) to pick up the rest of my major EV parts from Carlo at EV-Supply. Most of the EV garages that I've been to have been a hodge podge of parts and people scurrying around like bees to get things done. This garage was no exception.

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Infineon supplying components for Audi A8; autonomous driving; engine control; chassis

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Infineon is supplying key components for the Audi A8, the world’s first series production car featuring level 3 automated driving. Various chips from Infineon are to thank for safe automated driving in the Audi A8: sensors, microcontrollers and power semiconductors. Radar sensor chips from the RASIC family are installed in the front and corner radar. They send and receive high-frequency 77-GHz signals and forward these on to the central driver assistance controller (zFAS).

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Japan launches first global hydrogen supply chain demo project; liquid organic hydrogen carrier (LOHC) technology

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Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha—have launched the “Advanced Hydrogen Energy Chain Association for Technology Development”(AHEAD) along with the world’s first Global Hydrogen Supply Chain Demonstration Project. Four Japanese companies—Chiyoda, Mitsubishi, Mitsui and.

Wärtsilä installs first hybrid energy storage solution on LNG-fueled offshore supply ship

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The Norwegian vessel is now the first offshore supply vessel in which batteries reduce the number of generators aboard the ship. There is significant potential to save fuel through improved engine efficiency, as the operating profile of supply vessels is highly variable.

2017 78

Continental supplying first turbocharger with aluminum housing

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The water-cooled aluminum turbine housing. Click to enlarge. Continental’s powertrain developers have launched series production of the first car turbocharger with an aluminum turbine housing. Integration of the unit in the three-cylinder, 1.5L

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BMW to supply 100 i3 EVs to LAPD

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BMW of North America won its bid to supply the Los Angeles Police Department with 100 battery-electric BMW i3 vehicles for use in the department’s transportation fleet.

2016 78

Novelis China supplying aluminum-intensive solutions for Jaguar XFL; 75% Al in Body-in-White

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Novelis is supplying aluminum solutions for the all-new Jaguar XFL , the first Jaguar model from Chery Jaguar Land Rover Automotive Co., CJLR).

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Electric cars to be hit by supply disruptions

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The advancement of electric cars in the short-term could be affected by supply disruptions. That’s the verdict of a new report from the US Department of Energy entitled 2011 Critical Materials Strategy, which looks at supply challenges for five rare earth metals – dysprosium, neodymium, europium, terbium and yttrium. Electric cars Green cars Latest news DOE rare earth metal supply rare earth metals supply supply disruptions US Department of Energy

GKN supplying eAxle to plug-in hybrid Volvo S90

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In AWD and power mode the engine operates continuously and a 34 kW engine-mounted ISG ensures the charge level in the battery pack to supply the eAxle with requested power.

2016 78

GM China launches 2017 Green Supply Chain project

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General Motors China has launched the 2017 Green Supply Chain project. The yearlong initiative aims to improve energy efficiency and reduce emissions at 16 China-based parts and components suppliers that provide parts to GM’s operations around the world. Building on the success of the 2016 program, GM China will offer the new group of suppliers training, energy audits and other support. The focus will be on reducing their energy consumption and increasing their recycling of materials.

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FMC signs long-term lithium carbonate supply agreement with Nemaska Lithium

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FMC Corporation announced a new long-term supply agreement with Nemaska Lithium , Inc. This agreement will further diversify our supply sources while fueling our growing production of high quality, specialty lithium products. Under the agreement Nemaska will provide FMC with 8,000 metric tons per year of lithium carbonate beginning in mid-2018. Based in Quebec, Canada, Nemaska Lithium, Inc.

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Gevo to supply Lufthansa with alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ)

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has entered into a heads of agreement with Deutsche Lufthansa AG to supply Gevo’s alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ) from its first commercial hydrocarbons facility, intended to be built in Luverne, MN. Gevo, Inc. Earlier post.). The terms of the agreement contemplate Lufthansa purchasing up to 8 million gallons per year of ATJ from Gevo, or up to 40 million gallons over the 5 year life of the off-take agreement.

2016 69

BRUSA supplies complete drivetrain for E-FORCE 18-t electric truck

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BRUSA Elektronik AG is to supply the main drivetrain components such as motors, inverters and chargers for the E-FORCE, Switzerland’s first all-electric 18-tonne truck. 2 x BRUSA NLG6 on-board fast chargers each supplying 22 kW. The E-Force truck for Feldschlösschen. Click to enlarge.

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Wärtsilä to install hybrid system on LNG-powered offshore supply vessel

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The ship will become the first offshore supply vessel in which batteries reduce the number of generators on board. Viking Princess provides supplies to oil rigs in the North Sea and Barents Sea.

2017 78

Dynapower to supply 250kW energy storage inverters for Tesla Powerpack

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Dynapower Company will be supplying the 250 kW energy storage inverters as an integral part of Tesla’s recently announced Powerpack Commercial battery systems for large commercial and utility customers.

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Mitsubishi Motors to supply 96 Outlander PHEVs and i-MiEVs to government of Georgia

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation will supply the Government of Georgia with 45 Outlander PHEV plug-in hybrid EVs and 51 i-MiEV all-electric vehicles. The supply of vehicles stems from an Overseas Development Agreement between the governments of Japan and Georgia. The vehicles will be supplied to the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development for their use.

NEVS secures battery supply for 9-3 EVs from CATL

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Limited (CATL) to secure the battery supply for NEVS 9-3 EV in the Chinese market. NEVS has signed a strategic framework agreement with Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., CATL is headquartered in Ningde, Fujian, and is focused on the research and development of Li-ion batteries (LIB) intended for electric vehicles. The company was one of the first nine battery suppliers to fulfill China domestic industrial standards and its government’s requirement for EV subsidies.

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Bill to cap ethanol in U.S. fuel supply gains momentum

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fuel supply appear to be gaining momentum. Efforts by the U.S. Congress to cap the amount of ethanol blended with the U.S. The current Renewable Fuel Standard, passed as part of the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act, has proven increasingly unpopular among certain legislators. But ardent support from the renewable-fuels industry and the. ethanol energy policy congress e85 flex fuel

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Mitsubishi Motors to supply 635 Outlander PHEVs to National Police of Ukraine

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced that through its local importer and distributor MMC Ukraine, MMC will supply the National Police of Ukraine with 635 units of the Outlander PHEV.

Alstom to supply two H3 hybrid shunting locomotives for Audi

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Alstom will supply two H3 hybrid shunting locomotives for Audi’s freight transport. The automotive manufacturer will use the shunting locomotives to reorganize its factory traffic in Ingolstadt. The locomotives will be delivered at the end of 2015 and the end of 2016.

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BYD supplying Li-ion batteries for stationary energy storage to Green Charge

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BYD is now supplying Li-ion batteries to Green Charge, an ENGIE Company. Green Charge’s first installation of BYD batteries will be for the recently announced six-megawatt-hour system adjacent to ENGIE’s Mt. Tom Solar farm to serve Holyoke Gas & Electric in western Massachusetts.

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BMW Group adopts new approaches for a more sustainable battery cell supply chain; focus on cobalt

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The BMW Group has now set itself the goal of enhancing the transparency of its battery cell supply chain and exploring options for model projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The aim of this initiative is to increase transparency and governance, and implement collective measures to overcome social and environmental risks in the cobalt supply chain.

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BorgWarner supplying customized dual-clutch and control modules to Great Wall Motors; higher fuel efficiency

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BorgWarner is supplying customized DualTronic clutch and control modules using advanced solenoid valves and friction materials for Great Wall Motors’ (GWM’s) self-developed wet dual-clutch transmission (wet DCT).

2017 78

Hydrogenics to supply electrolyzers to Doosan Babcock for Aberdeen

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Hydrogenics Corporation, a leading developer and manufacturer of hydrogen generation and hydrogen-based power modules, has been awarded a contract by Doosan Babcock Limited to install two of its HySTAT100 electrolyzers, along with compression and storage equipment, at the new Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) in Aberdeen, Scotland.

2017 60

Volvo Cars to supply tens of thousands of autonomous-driving-compatible base vehicles to Uber

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Volvo Cars’ engineers have worked closely together with engineers from Uber to develop the XC90 premium SUVs that are to be supplied to Uber. Volvo Cars has signed a framework agreement with Uber to provide “tens of thousands” of autonomous-driving-compatible base vehicles between 2019 and 2021. The base vehicles are developed on Volvo Cars’ fully modular, in-house developed Scalable Product Architecture (SPA).

2017 60

BMW Group developing self-driving robots for supply logistics; recycled BMW i3 batteries for power

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This center is the logistics hub for material management and just-in-sequence supply to BMW Group sites in ten different countries. This innovation project makes an important contribution to the agility of the supply chain in Logistics and Production.

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Continental supplying transmission control unit, sensor cluster and software for Great Wall 7DCT

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Continental is supplying the transmission control unit (TCU), sensor cluster unit (SUU), and application software for Great Wall Motor’s (GWM) seven-speed dual-clutch transmission (7DCT).

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