Solaris to supply two hydrogen buses to Transdev in Sweden

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Operator Transdev has signed a contract with Solaris Bus & Coach to supply two hydrogen buses. Transdev signing the contract with Solaris for the supply of two hydrogen buses is a result of the region’s long-term transport strategy.

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Roskill: Myanmar crisis set to disrupt rare earth supply availability

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The coup and resulting state of emergency quickly resulted in concerns in China over metal and mineral supplies from its neighbor. Although the northern states of Myanmar, such as Kachin, have been less affected by the unrest in the country since the coup, there are now reports that the trade of products across the border with China are being impacted, disrupting the rare earth supply, note Roskill analysts David Merriman and Ross Embleton. global supply.

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Continental extends commitment to sustainability in natural rubber supply chain in Indonesia

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Continental is extending its commitment to sustainability in the natural rubber supply chain. The tire manufacturer and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) have agreed on a significant expansion of their project to ensure full traceability of the natural rubber supply chain in the Indonesian province of West Kalimantan in Borneo. Continental’s goal is to achieve 100 percent sustainable supply chains by 2050.

Alstom to supply Italy’s first hydrogen trains

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Alstom will supply six hydrogen fuel cell trains, with the option for eight more, to FNM (Ferrovie Nord Milano), the main transport and mobility group in the Italian region of Lombardy, for a total amount of approximately €160 million.

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AustroCel Hallein supplying OMV with celluosic ethanol

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In the first year AustroCel Hallein will supply more than 1.5

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IEA: governments must act to ensure sufficient supply of critical minerals to meet net-zero goals

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Demand outlooks and supply vulnerabilities vary widely by mineral, but the energy sector’s overall needs for critical minerals could increase by as much as six times by 2040, depending on how rapidly governments act to reduce emissions. Enhance supply chain resilience and market transparency.

Why New Production Sources of Tungsten Are Critical for Increased Global Supply

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in the April report for the Institute for Supply Management’s Manufacturing Index. This primarily includes dealing with a strained supply chain on critical raw materials, like tungsten, to produce all of those EV-powered automobiles, cranes, trucks and more.

Everfuel signs MOU for hydrogen supply to new zero-emission ship concept

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Denmark-based Everfuel A/S has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with an undisclosed German-Norwegian shipping company for collaboration on hydrogen supply to a new zero-emission shipping solution.

thyssenkrupp Steel, HKM and Port of Rotterdam jointly investigate setting up hydrogen supply chains

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German steel companies thyssenkrupp Steel and HKM and the Port of Rotterdam will jointly investigate setting up international supply chains for hydrogen. The cooperation between Rotterdam as Europe’s largest port and Duisburg as Europe’s largest steel site can have a signaling effect to establish supply chains for the energy transition, building an important sustainable European industry and logistics cluster.

Pierburg to supply small series hydrogen blower to BMW

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As part of the FC Komp funding project of the German government, which runs until 2021, Pierburg GmbH, a member of the Rheinmetall Group, is currently involved in the development of a highly integrated high-power fuel cell driveline.

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Corvus Energy to supply batteries for five new electric ferries

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The ferries will be equipped with air-cooled Corvus Orca Energy ESS that will supply electrical power to the ferry’s all-electric power and propulsion system.

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Octillion Power Systems enters US bus market to supply batteries for motorcoaches, city buses

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The order marks the company’s first time supplying batteries for motorcoaches and buses in North America.

Report says lithium from California’s Salton Sea can anchor US battery supply chain

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Developing lithium from the Salton Sea in California can help anchor a multi-billion dollar domestic electric vehicle battery supply chain and inject thousands of jobs and billions of dollars into California’s economically disadvantaged Imperial Valley, according to a new report from New Energy Nexus.

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SEMI and Center for Automotive Research collaborate to harmonize semiconductor and automotive supply chains

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Now SEMI, the largest global trade association for the design and manufacture of semiconductors, and the Center for Automotive Research (CAR), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit independent automotive/mobility industry think tank, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for joint exploration to advance increased supply chain collaboration between the semiconductor and automotive industries.

Alcoa to supply sustainable, low-carbon aluminum for wheels on Audi e-tron GT

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As part of a pilot project, Audi is procuring 20-inch wheels for the Audi e-tron GT electric car that are made from low-CO 2 emission aluminum supplied by Alcoa to RONAL GROUP, the wheel’s manufacturer. The site has been supplied with renewable energy since 2020.

DOE to award $30M for research to secure domestic supply chain of critical elements and minerals

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) will award up to $30 million to support scientific research that will ensure US businesses can reliably tap into a domestic supply of critical elements and minerals—specifically rare earth elements (REE) and platinum group elements (PGE)—needed to produce clean energy technologies. ( If we want to achieve a 100% carbon-free economy by 2050, we have to create our own supply of these materials, including alternatives here at home in America.

Baker Institute: China positioning itself to dominate world’s copper supply

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China is positioning itself to dominate the global supply of copper, a material in high demand as the world transitions to alternative energy systems, according to experts from Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. “If If China’s dominance of rare earth element supplies is the global energy transition’s ‘elephant in the room,’ then copper is the 800-pound gorilla,” write the institute’s Michelle Michot Foss, fellow in energy, minerals and materials; Steven Lewis, the C.V.

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Rolls-Royce supplying two mtu gas engines for first LNG-hybrid tugboat

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Rolls-Royce is supplying two mtu 16V 4000 M55RN gas engines to Sembcorp Marine Integrated Yard for the construction of the first liquefied natural gas (LNG)-hybrid powered tug.

Toyota & Honda partner on fuel cell bus mobile power generation system to supply electricity in disasters

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Moving e equipment set: 1 CHARGING STATION fuel cell bus; 2 units of Power Exporter 9000 external power output device; 36 units of Honda Mobile Power Pack; 20 units of LiB-AID E500; 36 units of Honda Mobile Power Pack Charge & Supply Concept charger/discharger.

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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.

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BMW i Ventures invests in Plus One Robotics to automate supply chain and logistics

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The Series B fundraise will help accelerate automation across the broader supply chain and logistics industry and deliver a transformative experience for warehouse operators. We believe that Plus One Robotics’ technology will usher in a new era of smart, adaptive robots to bring automation to new heights across not just big markets like automotive but across any supply chain use case where items must be moved from one place to the next.

Rheinmetall to supply aluminum engine blocks in €100M follow-up order from German carmaker

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Rheinmetall has been supplying the premium automaker with engine blocks for various vehicle models since the 1990s. The technology group Rheinmetall AG has won a follow-up order from a well-known German carmaker to produce aluminum engine blocks with a total value of more than €100 million.

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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Mercedes-Benz supplying 129 Citaro G hybrid 18m articulated buses to Belgium’s TEC Group

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Mercedes-Benz is supplying 129 Citaro G hybrid 18m articulated buses to Belgium’s TEC Group. This is one of the largest orders for articulated buses in recent years. The vehicles will be delivered by summer of this year.

Solaris to supply 29 electric buses to Offenbach

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Solaris will supply 29 electric buses to Offenbach am Main. So far, Solaris has supplied or secured orders from German customers for more than 230 battery buses. This is the second biggest order from Germany for electric buses made by Solaris.

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

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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. Octillion and FNM announced their partnership in October 2020. Earlier post.). Ambev will use the electric trucks to deliver beverages throughout South America.

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

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Meritor will supply the single unit, containing the electric motor, transmission, and rear axle of the Volta Zero, with its Blue Horizon 14Xe integrated ePowertrain. Volta Trucks has selected Meritor as the strategic drivetrain component supplier for the Volta Zero electric truck.

UMD-led study: road salts and other human sources are threatening world’s freshwater supplies

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This work suggests that the world’s freshwater supplies could face serious threats at local, regional and global levels if a coordinated management and regulation approach is not applied to human sources of salt. This can allow us to avert a really difficult future for freshwater supplies.

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. Under the contract option, the public transport operator reserved the option to extend the contract to a value of €10 million. This means a possibility of delivering a further dozen or so zero-emission Solaris buses. The Solaris Urbino 8.9 LE electric will be equipped with a 160 kW central electric motor.

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Japanese consortium reports successful demonstration of hydrogen supply chain system using MCH; semi-commercialization to begin

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Ltd and NYK Line, the other members of the Advanced Hydrogen Energy chain Association for technology Development ( AHEAD ), reported the successful completion of the world’s first global hydrogen supply chain system. Chiyoda Corporation, together with Mitsubishi Corporation, Mitsui & Co.

BNEF: China dominates the Li-ion battery supply chain, but Europe is on the rise

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China dominates BloombergNEF’s (BNEF) lithium-ion battery supply chain ranking in 2020, having quickly surpassed Japan and Korea that were leaders for the majority of the previous decade. Sustainability and carbon emissions associated with the supply chain are of growing importance.

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UNSW Sydney to lead hydrogen supply chain study with Germany

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UNSW Sydney will lead a consortium of Australian research and industry partners, who will work together with partners in Germany to test the feasibility of a renewable energy-based hydrogen supply chain between the two countries. Australia and Germany have released national hydrogen strategies to help grow the development of renewable hydrogen as a clean source of energy.

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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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Volta Trucks selects Proterra to supply vehicle battery for full-electric Volta Zero

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The Proterra-supplied battery will give the Volta Zero a real-world range of 200 km (124 miles) on a single charge. Volta Trucks, a full-electric commercial vehicle manufacturer, has selected Proterra as the battery supplier for the Volta Zero.

Neste to supply DHL Express with sustainable aviation fuel at SFO

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Neste, the world’s leading provider of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) has signed an agreement to supply SAF to DHL Express, the express service arm of Deutsche Post DHL Group, world’s leading mail and logistics company.

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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.

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Rheinmetall to supply Daimler Truck Fuel Cell with hydrogen recirculation blowers

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Via its subsidiary Pierburg GmbH of Neuss, Germany, the Rheinmetall Group plans to supply hydrogen recirculation blowers to Daimler Truck Fuel Cell GmbH & Co. The Rheinmetall Group has developed a comprehensive range of products for the regulated supply of hydrogen and oxygen.

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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Neste and Shell sign agreement to increase the supply of sustainable aviation fuel

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Anticipating increasing desire from airlines to reduce emissions, Neste and Shell Aviation have entered into a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) supply agreement. This agreement significantly increases the supply and availability of SAF for the aviation industry with effect from October 2020.

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EU JRC releases Roskill study on demand and supply security of nickel for EV batteries; risk of shortages

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Against this demand backdrop, Roskill critically assessed the EU’s internal supply capabilities and identified the risk of future shortages. Investment in both new primary supply and recycling is required to de-risk future supply security.

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).

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SolarEdge e-Mobility to supply electrical powertrain and battery solution for Fiat E-Ducato

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will begin to supply full electrical powertrain units and batteries for the production of the Fiat E-Ducato light commercial vehicle. SolarEdge Technologies, Inc.

Toyota Motor Europe to supply fuel cell modules for train project as member of FCH2RAIL consortium

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Toyota Motor Europe (TME) Fuel Cell Business will supply and integrate fuel cell modules into a zero-emission train prototype as part of the FCH2RAIL project in Europe. At the heart of the project there is the hybrid, bi-modal drive system that combines the electrical power supply from the overhead line with a fuel cell hybrid power pack (consisting of hydrogen fuel cells and batteries) that works independent of the overhead line.

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