EV Radar: June 2022

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Several models in the market already can supply power to other cars, appliances, and even homes. An optional electric power supply can be used to operate auxiliary equipment, eliminating the need for the usual diesel or gas generator. Uganda.

EV Radar: May 2022

Noodoe

Funds for Supply Chain. US$3 billion will be dedicated to battery manufacturing and support solving the supply chain issues that many automakers are facing today. This will be a significant push to further accelerate EVs’ supply chain and manufacturing. Uganda.

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Chromatin sorghum hybrids produce fivefold yield increase in East Africa

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Chromatin introduced the new hybrids at a grain sorghum workshop it hosted in Kampala, Uganda. Recent reports have suggested that the demands of the brewing industry have put a strain on food supplies in Eastern Africa. David Kisa, CEO of Kapchorwa Commercial Farmers Association (KACOFA), who operates a 2,400 acre farm in Uganda said that he had trialed Chromatin’s sorghum hybrids on the farm and produced 2.45MT per acre. Chromatin, Inc.,

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Tesla releases Conflict Mineral report, extending history of humane mining practices

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The company writes: “Tesla requires our suppliers to establish policies, due diligence frameworks, and management systems consistent with the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas (“OECD Guidance”). Uganda.

Jervois to acquire SMP nickel & cobalt refinery in Brazil; concentrate from Idaho for refining, cobalt metal back to US

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Jervois currently is a cobalt company with nickel and copper exposure, with mining assets in Idaho, Uganda, and Australia. Nickel sulfate is the current physical form utilized in the preparation of cathode precursor materials by the lithium-ion battery supply chain.

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Africa’s Electricity-Access Problem Is Worse Than You Think

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Similarly, having a distribution line (often illegally rigged) running to a dwelling tells us nothing about the usage of power or the reliability of its supply. Even South Africa, by far the best-supplied country south of the Sahara, suffers from frequent blackouts.