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Mercedes-Benz AG and Hydro to partner on a sustainable aluminum supply chain

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Mercedes-Benz will collaborate with Norwegian aluminum producer Hydro to reduce significantly the CO₂ footprint of aluminum in the automotive supply chain. Hydro already supplies Mercedes-Benz with CO₂-reduced aluminum for its foundry in Stuttgart Mettingen.

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Benchmark: China dominates Li-ion battery supply chain

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China dominates the global Li-ion battery supply chain to the extent that removing the country in favor of European or North American alternatives will be difficult, according to analysis by Benchmark Minerals Intelligence.

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BNSF to build $1.5B integrated rail complex in Barstow to increase supply chain efficiency nationwide

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This process creates inefficiencies and unnecessary truck trips within the Los Angeles Basin and Inland Empire that can impact supply chain distribution, the environment, and communities surrounding ports and warehouses. Emissions Freight Market Background Rail Supply chain

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Stellantis and Terrafame agree on low-carbon nickel sulfate supply for EV batteries

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signed a supply agreement for nickel sulfate to be used in electric vehicle (EV) batteries. Beginning in 2025, Finland-based Terrafame will supply Stellantis with nickel sulfate over the five-year term of the agreement. Batteries Manufacturing Market Background Materials Mining Supply chain Vehicle ManufacturersStellantis N.V. and Terrafame Ltd.

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ARPA-E awarding $39M to 16 projects to grow the domestic critical minerals supply chain

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E) will award $39 million in funding to 16 projects across 12 states to develop market-ready technologies that will increase domestic supplies of critical elements required for the clean energy transition. The selected projects, led by universities, national laboratories, and the private sector aim to develop commercially scalable technologies that will enable greater domestic supplies of copper, nickel, lithium, cobalt, rare earth elements, and other critical elements.

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JERA, NYK and MOL to cooperate in developing ammonia supply chain and large carriers

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In addition, the establishment of a method for transporting ammonia as a fuel for power generation will create a supply chain for the Hekinan Thermal Power Plant that reaches from upstream fuel ammonia to power generation.

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Umicore signs long-term agreement with Terrafame for supply of sustainable low-carbon nickel sulfate

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for the supply of low-carbon, sustainable high-grade nickel sulfate. In January, Terraframe signed a nickel sulfate supply agreement with Stellantis. This agreement complements Umicore’s diverse long-term supply contracts for critical battery metals—lithium, cobalt, nickel—and follow long-term agreements for the sustainable supply of lithium. Batteries Europe Manufacturing Market Background Materials Mining Supply chain

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SK On signs MOU with Global Lithium Resources to bolster key battery materials supply chain

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South Korea-based SK On (SKO), a global EV battery manufacturer, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Australia’s Global Lithium Resources to explore future business opportunities together in regard to stable supply of lithium.

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DOE issues RFI on $675M critical materials supply chain program

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The program will address vulnerabilities in the domestic critical materials supply chain. DOE’s strategy calls for increased domestic raw-materials production and manufacturing capacity, which would reduce US dependence on foreign sources of critical materials, secure America’s clean energy supply chain, and introduce more jobs associated with the clean energy transition. Batteries Electric (Battery) Manufacturing Market Background Materials Mining Supply chain

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Qorvo and SK Siltron CSS enter long-term silicon carbide (SiC) supply agreement

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Qorvo, a global provider of connectivity and power solutions, and SK Siltron CSS, a semiconductor wafer manufacturer, finalized a multi-year supply agreement for silicon carbide (SiC) bare and epitaxial wafers. This agreement will promote US semiconductor supply chain resilience and a greater ability to support the rapidly rising demand for advanced silicon carbide solutions, specifically in the automotive market. Market Background Supply chain

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UP Catalyst offering carbon-negative graphite for European battery supply chain

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China is the leading graphite producer, dominating the entire supply chain for lithium-ion batteries. It’s encouraging to see green and local initiatives like UP Catalyst’s, which could help to ensure a much more sustainable supply chain while clogging a major supply gap. We need to create a supply chain that fulfills environmental, ethical, and social standards, only then our ambition to become the first climate-neutral continent is achievable.

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Volkswagen Group and Canada aim to advance sustainable battery supply chain in North America

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Volkswagen Group (Volkswagen AG) and the Government of Canada signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote e-mobility in the country and to explore opportunities across Canada’s automotive and battery supply chain. Both parties will investigate opportunities for Canada to contribute to Volkswagen’s global and regional battery supply chains. A key focus of cooperation is the supply of critical raw materials such as lithium, nickel and cobalt.

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JFE Steel, Emirates Steel and Itochu to study building supply chain for low-carbon ironmaking

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Based on a previously completed viability study, the detailed feasibility studies will focus on building a supply chain. The supply of the ferrous material to users in the Asian market including JFE Steel is to begin thereafter.

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China’s battery supply chain tops BNEF ranking for third consecutive time; Canada close 2nd, US drops to 3rd

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China continues to dominate BloombergNEF’s (BNEF) global lithium-ion battery supply chain ranking, for the third time in a row, for both 2022 and its projection for 2027, due to continued support for the electric vehicle demand and raw materials investments.

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LG Energy Solution partners with 3 Canadian suppliers to augment cobalt, lithium supply chain in N America

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are in line with LG Energy Solution’s strategic vision to reinforce its key battery materials supply chain in North America. Under the terms, Electra will supply 7,000 tons of cobalt sulfate for three years starting in 2023. LGES also signed two non-binding Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with Avalon and Snow Lake to secure a stable supply of lithium. The company also signed a binding term sheet with Canada’s Sigma Lithium for the supply of battery-grade lithium.

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Plug and Nikola partner; hydrogen supply, liquefaction and up to 75 Nikola Tre fuel cell trucks

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Plug Power, a provider of turnkey hydrogen solutions for the global green hydrogen economy, and Nikola Corporation, a developer of zero-emissions transportation and energy supply and infrastructure solutions, have entered a strategic relationship focused on moving the hydrogen economy forward.

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Amogy and Trafigura to research ammonia cracking technology as a facilitator to global hydrogen supply chains

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Our work with Amogy will help us understand the economics of this supply chain, to deliver the most competitive low carbon hydrogen to our customers. Ammonia Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Hydrogen Storage Market Background Supply chain

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SK On signs 5-year lithium hydroxide supply deal with SQM

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Battery manufacturer SK On signed a lithium hydroxide supply deal with Chile’s SQM, a move that will further strengthen SK On’s supply chain for critical battery materials in coping with the US “Inflation Reduction Act” (IRA) following its recent deals with Australian lithium developers.

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GM signs major Li-ion supply chain agreements: CAM with LG Chem and lithium hydroxide with Livent

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General Motors announced two major Li-ion battery supply chain agreements, one with LG Chem for cathode active material (CAM), and one with Livent for the supply of battery-grade lithium hydroxide. —Jeff Morrison, GM vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. The cathode materials that LG Chem plans to supply are NCMA (nickel, cobalt, manganese and aluminum) cathode materials for EVs built on GM’s Ultium Platform.

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Gevo, Google Cloud to measure and verify the carbon intensity of biofuels across supply chain

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Gevo has entered into a partner agreement with Google Cloud to measure and verify the efficacy of next-generation biofuels across the supply chain via full lifecycle sustainability data tracking. Biomass Blockchain Emissions Fuels Lifecycle analysis Market Background Supply chain Sustainability

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GM and Glencore enter multi-year cobalt supply agreement

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Glencore and General Motors announced a multi-year sourcing agreement in which Glencore will supply GM with cobalt from its Murrin Murrin operation in Australia.

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Neste and CIM collaborate to supply sustainable aviation fuel to France to support SAF blending obligations

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Neste and CIM, part of NOVEN Group in France, the leading independent French group of companies providing oil storage and supply services, are collaborating to enable the supply of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel into France.

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Alder Fuels and Enviva partner to scale and commercialize sustainable aviation fuel supply chains

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Enviva, the leading producer of sustainably sourced woody biomass, and Alder Fuels, a clean tech developer and greencrude producer, signed a contract for the long-term, large-scale supply of woody biomass from Enviva, which sources low-value fiber, such as forest byproducts such as tree tops, limbs, and commercial thinnings, to commercialize further the supply of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Aviation & Aerospace Biomass Fuels Supply chain

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Lake Resources: Supplying high-quality lithium for the EV market

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The post Lake Resources: Supplying high-quality lithium for the EV market appeared first on Innovation News Network. Energy Contributor Profile Electric Vehicles EV Energy Storage Green Energy Lithium Supply pp-lake-resources The Innovation Platform Issue 11

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CATL to supply EV batteries to Daihatsu

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Limited (CATL) and Daihatsu Motor, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Toyota, announced an MOU of Strategic Cooperation on battery supply and battery technologies to promote e-mobility in Japan. Under the agreement, CATL intends to provide stable supply of EV batteries to the electric vehicles of Daihatsu, an expert in compact passenger cars and one of the oldest car manufacturers in Japan. China-based Contemporary Amperex Technology Co.,

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The Australian lithium industry and the global battery supply chain

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Curtin University’s Professor Jacques Eksteen explores the Australian lithium industry and its role in the global battery supply chain. The post The Australian lithium industry and the global battery supply chain appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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Ending the lithium shortage: AIS is poised to help skyrocket global battery supply

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The post Ending the lithium shortage: AIS is poised to help skyrocket global battery supply appeared first on Innovation News Network. Energy Contributor Profile Lithium Supply The Innovation Platform Issue 12

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Cummins to supply 35MW electrolyzer system to Linde for green hydrogen production in Niagara Falls

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Cummins will supply a 35-megawatt (MW) proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolyzer system for Linde’s new hydrogen production plant in Niagara Falls, New York. Linde will leverage its existing liquefier and distribution infrastructure to supply existing and new customers. The company operates the world’s first high-purity hydrogen storage cavern plus pipeline networks, totaling approximately 1,000 kilometers globally, to reliably supply its customers.

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IVECO BUS to supply up to 150 electric buses to Busitalia

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IVECO BUS, a brand of Iveco Group, signed a three-year framework agreement to supply up to 150 E-WAY full electric city buses to Busitalia, the FS Italiane Group’s bus company that mainly operates local public transport services, directly and through subsidiaries.

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Plug Power to supply green hydrogen to Amazon

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Plug Power signed a hydrogen supply deal with Amazon to provide liquid green hydrogen starting in 2025 to help decarbonize Amazon’s operations as part of its commitment to be net-zero carbon by 2040. Specifically, Amazon and Plug have signed a deal for Plug to supply 10,950 tons per year of liquid green hydrogen to fuel Amazon operations.

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Stellantis signs binding agreement with Element 25 for manganese sulphate supply for EV batteries; sourced in Australia, processed in US

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Stellantis and Australia-based Element 25 signed a binding agreement for Element 25 to supply battery-grade, high-purity manganese sulphate monohydrate (HPMSM) to Stellantis for use in electric vehicle (EV) battery packs.

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S&P Global: looming shortfalls in copper supply will short-circuit net-zero goals absent significant new supply

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The study, entitled The Future of Copper: Will the Looming Supply Gap Short-circuit the Energy Transition? This “New Era of Copper Demand” would result in unprecedented and untenable shortfalls in supply, the study says.

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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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BorgWarner to supply new 800V SiC inverter to German OEM

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In North America, BorgWarner has secured a contract with a major OEM to supply high voltage inverters for battery electric vehicle (BEV) platforms including a variety of passenger cars and trucks.

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BYD to supply 20 electric school buses to AVSTA

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BYD and the Antelope Valley Schools Transportation Agency (AVSTA) announced a plan to bring 20 battery electric school buses to students in the Antelope Valley. The BYD Type D Battery Electric School Bus has a top speed of 65 miles per hour and a range of up to 155 miles. It can be charged in as little as 3 hours and seats up to 84 passengers. The buses will be built in Lancaster, California at the BYD Coach & Bus facility.

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Ballard to supply Stadler with fuel cell systems to power first hydrogen train in US

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Stadler Rail AG, a leading manufacturer of rolling stock, has ordered six 100 kW FCmove-HD+ fuel cell engines from Ballard Power Systems to power the first hydrogen train in the United States.

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Freudenberg e-Power Systems and LG Energy Solution sign long-term supply partnership for battery modules

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Freudenberg e-Power Systems and LG Energy Solution have signed a multi-year contract for the supply of lithium-ion battery modules. With a total capacity of 19 GWh, Freudenberg is expanding its capacities to meet rising demand and ensure the best possible supply for its customers in commercial vehicle applications, such as trucks and buses in North America and Europe. The partnership covers the supply of lithium-ion battery cell modules.

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SK On takes 10% stake in Australia’s Lake Resources; battery-grade lithium supply deal

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SK On, a global electric vehicle (EV) battery manufacturer, signed a lithium supply deal with Australia’s Lake Resources ( earlier post ), a move that will further strengthen its key battery materials supply chain in response to robust business growth and geopolitical risks.

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Hyundai Motor Group’s HTWO to supply ENGINUS with fuel cell systems for commercial trucks

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Hyundai Motor Group’s dedicated fuel cell system brand HTWO will supply ENGINIUS , a subsidiary of FAUN Group, with fuel cell systems for mass production of hydrogen-powered commercial trucks. This is the first time we are supplying our fuel cell system to another OEM at a large scale.

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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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Sakuu partners with LiCAP Technologies for electrode supply for solid-state batteries

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Under the MOU, the two companies will partner to establish best practices for end-to-end development and the reliable commercial supply of premium electrodes for Sakuu’s additive manufactured (AM) solid-state battery technology.

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British Airways, Phillips 66 sign sustainable aviation fuel supply agreement

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British Airways and Phillips 66 Limited have entered into a multi-year supply agreement for sustainable aviation fuel produced at the Phillips 66 Humber Refinery, making the airline the first in the world to use SAF produced in the UK. The SAF will be supplied to British Airways to power a number of its flights from early 2022. Markets for lower-carbon products are growing, and this agreement demonstrates our ability to supply them.

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Raven SR to supply sustainable aviation fuel to ANA and JAL

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Raven SR signed memoranda of understanding (MOU) to supply sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to All Nippon Airways (ANA) and to Japan Airlines (JAL) for major global routes. Each MOU provides for an initial 50,000 tons of SAF supply in the first year, 2025, with annual incremental increases to 200,000 tons for year 10. The supply will be produced by Raven SR at facilities planned for major global markets outside Japan to serve specific international routes of each airline.

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