Renault Group to partner with Terrafame for sustainable nickel supply

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Renault Group and Finland-based metals producer Terrafame have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the future supply of nickel sulfate. Partnership with Terrafame is an important component in realizing our commitment to reach 30% emissions reduction for our supply chain by 2030.

Qualcomm to supply chip to Renault for Megane E-Tech Electric

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Qualcomm to supply chip to Renault for Megane E-Tech Electric. A California based Qualcomm Inc announced that it will supply a key computing chip for the digital dashboard in a new Renault SA electric vehicle.

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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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Argonne Lab hosting webinar on blocking threats to rare earth supplies using supercomputers

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Scientists at Argonne National Laboratory are hosting a 15-minute open-access webinar on 28 October about how to block threats to supplies of rare earth minerals using supercomputers. But supplies are vulnerable.

NEDO appoints Toyota and partners to study developing large-scale hydrogen supply chain in Chubu Region

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To materialize large volume of imports, it is important to build supply chains from import terminals to demand locations, and to put priority on identifying challenges and find its solutions.

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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Argonne study finds rare earth supply disruptions can have long-range impacts

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Disruptions to this supply can have wide-ranging consequences, but the understanding of how those disruptions play out in global markets is limited. Causes of supply disruptions. Rare earth materials are essential to a variety of economic sectors, including healthcare and clean energy.

BorgWarner supplying dual inverters and iDM220 integrated drive module to Chinese OEMs

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BorgWarner will supply dual inverters for two premier Chinese OEMs. BorgWarner also recently announced it will be supplying its iDM220 integrated drive module to a leading Chinese luxury New Energy Vehicle (NEV) brand.

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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Benchmark: growing disconnect between battery demand and raw material supply

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Thee is a growing disconnect between battery demand and raw material supply that could derail Europe’s and North America’s electrification plans, according to Benchmark Mineral Intelligence. Data from Benchmark’s Lithium Forecast shows how this growing disconnect could lead to an annual lithium supply shortfall of up to 225,000 tonnes in North America and 500,000 tonnes in Europe by 2030.

BHP to supply nickel to Tesla; focus on supply chain sustainability

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BHP will supply Tesla Inc. and to collaborate with them on ways to make the battery supply chain more sustainable through our shared focus on technology and innovation. It adds to two more nickel supply deals that Tesla has likely secured to lock up its expected demand from 2022 onwards with Prony Resources and Vale.

Toyocolor to supply SK Innovation with Lioaccum conductive CNT dispersions for Li-ion cathodes

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the colorants and functional materials division of Japan’s Toyo Ink Group, will supply the North American and European operations of SK Innovation, a South Korean lithium-ion (li-ion) battery manufacturer, with Toyocolor’s Lioaccum series of conductive carbon nanotube (CNT) dispersions.

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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.

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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Ford, Redwood Materials partner on closed-loop battery recycling, US supply chain; Ford invests $50M

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Ford Motor Company and Redwood Materials are collaborating to build out battery recycling and a domestic battery supply chain for electric vehicles. By building out a domestic, sustainable supply chain with recycled materials, Ford can drive down battery costs and help protect the environment.

Report: Nickel shortage could pinch EV battery supplies, affect costs

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Global nickel demand could outstrip supply within the next few years, potentially limiting EV battery supplies, according to a new report from the Norwegian consultancy Rystad Energy.

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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Daimler Truck and CATL expand global partnership on truck-focused batteries and supply

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The supply will go beyond 2030. In 2019, Daimler Truck AG and CATL entered into a global lithium-ion battery cell modules supply agreement for electric series trucks including the Mercedes-Benz eActros, the Freightliner eCascadia and eM2.

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.

Glencore and Britishvolt sign strategic partnership for long-term supply of cobalt; Glencore investment

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Glencore has entered a long-term strategic partnership for the supply of responsibly sourced cobalt with Britishvolt, a UK startup planning a Gigafactory ( earlier post ). Glencore is also one of the largest recyclers and processors of cobalt-bearing materials, such as used batteries—helping secure the supply of the metal at a time of increasing demand.

Toyota will invest $14.3B in development of a battery supply system and research and development by 2030

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billion) in the development of a battery supply system and research and development by 2030. In a livestreamed briefing on batteries and carbon neutrality, Toyota Chief Technology Officer Masahiko Maeda said that the company will invest ¥1.5 trillion (US$14.3

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.

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.

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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Drive Electro to supply components for another 200 electric buses in Moscow

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Most of the battery packs and propulsion equipment for the Russian capital’s electric buses are made by Drive Electro, which has manufactured and supplied components for 400 of the city’s electric vehicles.

Constellium supplying aluminum solutions for Audi e-tron GT EV

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Constellium SE has expanded its longstanding partnership with Audi to supply advanced aluminum solutions for the Audi e-tron GT. Both Auto Body Sheet solutions are supplied from Constellium’s plant in Neuf-Brisach, France. These products are also supplied for Audi’s first fully-electric model, the Audi e-tron SUV, along with extruded components for the e-tron’s battery enclosure and side impact beams.

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.

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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MOL, Origin Energy to undertake joint study of Australia’s green ammonia business supply chain

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Mitsui OSK Lines has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for a joint study to build a supply chain of renewable energy-derived ammonia (green ammonia) with Australian energy company Origin Energy.

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.

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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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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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.

Constellium to supply aluminum structural components for Ford F-150 Lightning EV

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Constellium SE will supply aluminum structural components for the recently introduced all-electric Ford F-150 Lightning that is expected to be available Spring 2022. Constellium-supplied structural components for the F-150 Lightning include the windshield header, rocker, radiator support, and others. In addition to the F-150 Lightning, F-150 and Super Duty trucks, Constellium also currently supplies aluminum components and Auto Body Sheet for several Ford and Lincoln models.

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Loop Energy to supply eFlow hydrogen fuel cell systems for transit buses in South Korea

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The first hydrogen fuel cell system supplied under the agreement is earmarked for construction of the first testing and homologation vehicles under the agreement signed between NGVI and Ulsan Metropolitan City for supply of hydrogen electric transit buses.

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.

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.

Climate impact of lithium-ion batteries & how to measure it 

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A supply chain that starts with mining and material extraction to then continue with conversion and refining of the materials and producing of battery chemicals, cells and pack. Climate impact of the battery supply chain. Climate impact of lithium-ion batteries & how to measure it

GM, GE Renewable Energy partner to develop supply chain of rare earth and other materials to support EV and renewable energy growth

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General Motors and GE Renewable Energy signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to evaluate opportunities to improve supplies of heavy and light rare earth materials and magnets, copper and electrical steel used for manufacturing of electric vehicles and renewable energy equipment. A secure, sustainable and resilient local supply chain for electric vehicle materials is critical to the execution of GM’s vision of an all-electric future.

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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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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Germany and Australia to establish alliance on green hydrogen supply chain

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German Federal Minister of Economics Peter Altmaier and Federal Minister of Research Anja Karliczek, together with their Australian counterpart, Energy Minister Angus Taylor, have signed a letter of intent to establish a “Germany Australia Hydrogen Accord” to facilitate a green hydrogen supply chain between the countries.

Clean Energy awarded $13M contract to build hydrogen station and supply fuel for Foothill Transit buses

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won a competitive solicitation to design, construct, and maintain a hydrogen station and supply liquid hydrogen fuel for Foothill Transit, an environmentally-friendly bus service in Southern California that averages 14 million rides a year. Being awarded our first hydrogen station and supply contract for Foothill Transit is very important to Clean Energy because it demonstrates our ability to move to different alternative fuels as our customers expand to other technologies.