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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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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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.

2020 125

General Motors to supply Hydrotec fuel cell systems to Nikola; backing off earlier agreement

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announced it has signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding with Nikola Corporation for a global supply agreement to provide GM’s Hydrotec fuel cell system for Nikola’s Class 7/8 semi-trucks. This supply agreement recognizes our leading fuel cell technology expertise and development.

2020 83

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.

2020 110

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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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.

2020 68

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.

2020 128

GM nixes Nikola Badger electric pickup and investment, will supply fuel-cell tech

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GM will, however, supply its Hydrotec fuel-cell system General Motors and Nikola Corporation have finalized a partnership first announced in September.

2020 63

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.

2020 112

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. For this reason, considerable effort can be needed to clearly track a component’s origin or supply route, for instance. Within MOBI, the company heads a working group on supply chain issues.

2020 98

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. VW plans to build up to 3 million all-electric vehicles a year by 2025 and plans to produce 22 million EVs in total by. lithium batteries

2019 79

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.

2020 96

Harvey Gulf orders Wärtsilä 746 kWh battery systems for another four LNG-powered supply vessels

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The technology group Wärtsilä will supply its advanced Energy Storage System (ESS) to be retrofitted on four Harvey Energy class LNG-fueled Platform Supply Vessels (PSVs).

2020 88

GM will build Nikola Badger electric truck, supply hydrogen fuel-cell tech

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General Motors and Nikola Corporation announced a strategic partnership on Tuesday in which GM will supply hydrogen fuel-cell systems and battery systems to Nikola.

2020 91

Tesla aims to make breakthrough cell at half the cost, could supply other automakers

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It assured control over its electric-car battery cell supply, as it ramped up. Five years ago, Tesla’s collaboration with Panasonic in building its massive Nevada Gigafactory was widely seen as somewhere between an overcommitment and a full-on boondoggle.

2020 88

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.

2019 87

Oxis Energy to supply Li-S batteries to luxury yacht project

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Yachts de Luxe (YdL) of Singapore has placed a commercial 10-year worldwide contract with OXIS Energy valued at $5 million to build the world’s first luxury boat to be powered by Lithium-Sulfur (Li-S) battery cells and battery systems technology.

2020 83

Livent to invest in Nemaska Lithium; extends supply agreement with Tesla

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New Nemaska is one of the most attractive lithium projects in the world and is ideally positioned to meet the growing demand for a reliable high-grade supply of lithium chemicals in North America and Europe. Livent has also extended its multi-year lithium hydroxide supply agreement with Tesla through 2021, with a commitment for higher volumes than in 2020. Livent continues to discuss the framework for a long-term supply partnership with Tesla beyond 2021.

2020 70

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.

2019 78

CATL to supply batteries to Trailer Dynamics for Newton e-Trailer; 300 kWh LFP pack

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Limited (CATL) and Germany-based Trailer Dynamics GmbH (Trailer Dynamics) signed a battery supply agreement for a new way to electrify long-haul trucks. Contemporary Amperex Technology Co.

2020 105

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

Wärtsilä to supply a major LNG/bioLNG production plant for CO2-neutral transport fuels

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The technology group Wärtsilä has been awarded a major contract to supply and construct a plant for production of CO 2 -neutral liquid transport fuels.

2020 93

Neste and ANA collaborate on first supply of Sustainable Aviation Fuel in Asia

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Neste and All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest and a 5-Star airline, are entering a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) supply agreement. ANA will become the first airline to use SAF on flights departing from Japan; the agreement also represents Neste’s first SAF supply to an Asian airline. Initial operations will begin from October 2020 as ANA plans SAF-fueled flights from both Haneda International airport and Narita International Airport.

2020 81

REG to supply biodiesel/renewable diesel blend to 12 locations in Nor Cal

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to supply REG Ultra Clean at 12 locations in Northern California. Renewable Energy Group (REG) has entered into an agreement with Hunt & Sons, Inc. REG Ultra Clean blends biodiesel and renewable diesel.

2020 105

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. The 140,000-strong city of Offenbach, located in the German state of Hesse, ordered 20 twelve-meter Solaris Urbino 12 electric and 9 eighteen-meter, articulated Solaris Urbino 18 buses.

2020 71

Denyo and Toyota jointly develop and start verification tests for fuel cell power supply vehicle that uses hydrogen to generate electricity

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and Toyota Motor Corporation have jointly developed a fuel cell power supply vehicle that uses hydrogen to generate electricity. Many of the current generation of power supply vehicles use diesel engines to provide power to the vehicle on the road and when generating electricity.

2020 120

Honda to supply next generation INDYCAR hybrid power units

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Honda supports INDYCAR’s announcement of a new hybrid power unit formula, to take effect with the start of the 2023 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season. Honda Performance Development (HPD) is readying a 2.4-liter, twin-turbocharged V6 hybrid power unit capable of producing more than 900 horsepower.

2020 64

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. The systems not only provide the power needed for propulsion but also supply power for on-board systems like lighting and air conditioning.

2020 86

Musk: Tesla Semi ramp-up depends on battery cell supply—and infrastructure partners

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Tesla reported its fifth consecutive profitable quarter on Wednesday, with executives providing a relatively straightforward business update spanning the company’s automotive, energy, and energy storage areas.

2020 81

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

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A study by a team from MIT, with colleagues from Alfred University, UC Berkeley, and RIT, has found that supplies of cobalt—a critical material in some battery chemistries—is adequate in the short-term (up to 2030), but that the industry needs to invest in additional efficient refining and recycling capacity, so it can continue to meet demand. They estimated supply from scheduled and unscheduled production as well as secondary production to range from 320 to 460 ktonnes.

2020 90

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. The automaker had stated last month that it would be targeting 20,000 RAV4 Prime sales per year in the U.S., with an initial 5,000 deliveries anticipated through the end. Plug-In Hybrids

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BMZ and Continental are making a rubber supply chain digitally traceable for the first time

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The German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and technology company Continental are making a rubber supply chain seamlessly electronically traceable —from cultivation in Indonesia and further processing through to tire production—for the first time. The creation of sustainable and traceable supply chains is an integral part of our comprehensive sustainability strategy at Continental.

2020 68

Australia’s Jemena to supply green hydrogen to Hyundai from 2021; Green Gas project

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Leading Australian energy infrastructure company Jemena has signed a new deal to supply Australia’s emerging zero emission vehicle industry with renewably generated green hydrogen. Jemena has committed, through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Hyundai Australia and Coregas, to produce and deliver hydrogen gas to Hyundai’s Macquarie Park headquarters from early 2021.

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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. The upgrading project will be carried out at the Fitjar shipyard in Norway. By converting the vessels to hybrid propulsion, the owners will benefit through more economical fuel consumption and a reduced environmental impact. The order with Wärtsilä was placed in June 2019.

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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. The vessel will transport supplies to installations on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS). Equinor aims to reduce the emissions in our supply chain, and regards the use of ammonia as a promising solution.

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Leclanché to supply battery storage system for two hybrid-powered ferries

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Swiss shipbuilding company Shiptec AG, based in Lucerne, and Siemens Energy SRL, Milan, have selected Leclanché to supply energy storage systems for two new hybrid-powered vessels that will operate on Lake Geneva. The battery systems supplied by Leclanché use high-energy G-NMC lithium-ion cells with unique safety features, including a bi-cellular laminate design and ceramic separators.

2020 68

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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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 use blockchain technology to track the emissions of climate-relevant gases as well as the amount of secondary material along the complex supply chains of battery cell manufacturers. The project partners first focus on cobalt, which enters the supply chain from recycling facilities.

2020 87

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. Tier II-compliant main engines for three 238-meter hybrid RoRo vessels intended for operation in the Baltic Sea. The customer is Finnlines, the Finnish shipping company and part of the Grimaldi Group.

2020 92

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. In the supply country, hydrogen, chemically fixed to toluene, is converted by a hydrogenation reaction into methylcyclohexane (MCH), a liquid at ambient temperature and pressure, for storage and transport.

2020 68

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. According to a January 2020 report from the US Geological Survey (USGS), the DRC is the world’s leading source of mined cobalt, supplying approximately 70% of world cobalt mine production.

2020 81

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. As of Wednesday night, 9 out of the 11 passenger-vehicle hydrogen stations in the Bay Area were down due to a hydrogen shortage—a status that remained the same going back to Monday. hydrogen