February, 2021

New electrode material for solid-state batteries improves performance

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A research team from Japan has recently developed a novel electrode material for all-solid-state batteries (ASSBs) by combining lithium sulfate and lithium ruthenate, which results in improved performance. An open-access paper on their work is published in Science Advances.

Front Group For Oil Company Representatives In Congress Celebrates All White Heritage; Called Out By Greenius, “CO2 Was At 395ppm When Shultz Endorsed Their B t. It’s 416ppm today.”

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Will Alpha Motors sell the retro-cute EV style other automakers have shunned in the US?

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The glut of EV startups is allowing car designers to do some very exciting work. While mainstream automakers churn out endless crossovers with the same predictable truck-inspired styling, Alpha Motors' idea of a "crossover" looks more like a vintage rally car than a modern EV.

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What does Super Unleaded do? Is it worth paying more for premium fuel?

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Fuel for cars has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons for a couple of years now

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Michelin to ship tires on sail-powered cargo ships

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The Michelin Group recently signed a transport commitment with the French shipping line NEOLINE. NEOLINE’s decarbonized shipping service relies on wind energy as the main propulsion for its 136m cargo ships with 4200 m 2 of sails.

First charging station for EVs using second-life batteries from Irizar e-mobility is in service

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The first charging station for EVs that uses energy storage based on second-life batteries from Irizar e-mobility is up and running. This charging point, developed by Repsol and Ibil , has been installed in a Repsol service station on the N-I road where it goes through the city of Tolosa in Gipuzkoa.

Bombardier (now Alstom) to convert AGC hybrid trains to full battery power

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Bombardier Transportation (now part of Alstom) introduced a variety of green innovations to reduce CO 2 emissions and pollution in the railway sector.

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Canadian company AK Motor International introduces new EV brand: Maple Majestic

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Canada-based AK Motor International Corporation, an automotive intellectual property management company, is launching a new electric vehicle brand: Maple Majestic. Arising from AK Motor’s project CANU (Canadian Automotive New Utilities), Maple Majestic is intended to excel in difficult environments.

Effenco launches ultracap-based heavy-duty all-electric system at a diesel price

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Développement Effenco Inc., a Canada-based company specializing in the design of electric propulsion systems for heavy-duty vocational vehicles, has launched an all-electric system at the same purchase price as diesel alternatives.

LME copper prices at 9-year high

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On 19 February, LME cash prices for copper hit a nine-year peak of US$8,806.50/t. This is the highest level since 1 May 2012 when copper traded at US$8,528/t.

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Fraunhofer suggests e-scooters as application for its magnesium hydride paste hydrogen storage technology

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Researchers at Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM in Dresden have developed an ultra-high-capacity hydrogen storage substance for PEM fuel cell applications based on solid magnesium hydride.

ATLIS Motor Vehicles and Clemson University partner to advance development of EV batteries

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ATLIS Motor Vehicles, Inc. and Clemson University have partnered to advance development of electric-vehicle batteries that charge faster, last longer and can be scaled to fit a variety of vehicle classes.

NREL releases comprehensive vision for deep decarbonization of transportation

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The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released a comprehensive vision for deeply decarbonizing transportation.

ZF lands several-billion-euro orders from NA OEMs for new PowerLine commercial vehicle transmission

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ZF Group has received several large-scale orders worth several billion euros from North American vehicle manufacturers for its automatic 8-speed PowerLine transmission—including the largest individual commercial-vehicle-related order in company history.

CA DMV issues autonomous vehicle testing permit to Vietnam’s VinFast

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The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has issued an Autonomous Vehicle Testing Permit (with a driver) to VinFast (a division of Vingroup). VinFast—a Vietnamese company ( earlier post )—is the 57 th company to be issued such a testing permit.

BASF introduces new heat-stabilized Ultramid; heat resistance up to 190 °C in demanding environments

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Heat resistance, good long-term use properties and weld resistance are the basic prerequisites for components in current and future powertrains.

Chevrolet introduces new electric 2022 Bolt EUV and redesigned 2022 Bolt EV

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Chevrolet introduced the new, all-electric 2022 Bolt EUV and redesigned 2022 Bolt EV. In addition to broadening Chevrolet’s EV lineup, the Bolt EUV is the first Chevrolet to offer Super Cruise hands-free driver assistance system for the highway. Earlier post.). 2022 Bolt EUV.

ZF brake systems standard in Volkswagen ID.3, ID.4 and MEB

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The latest in ZF brake control solutions will be established as standard in Volkswagen’s ID.3 and ID.4 models as well as in Volkswagen Group’s globally marketed MEB modular e-drive system platform.

bp joins the IBM Quantum Network to advance use of quantum computing in energy

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IBM announced that bp has joined the IBM Quantum Network to advance the use of quantum computing in the energy industry. IBM Quantum is an industry-first initiative to build universal quantum systems for business and science applications.

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TECO 2030 aims to build hydrogen fuel cell gigafactory in Norway

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TECO 2030 ( earlier post ) is aiming to establish Norway’s first large-scale production of fuel cells, optimized to be the heart of hydrogen-powered ships and other heavy-duty installations.

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Researchers propose testing standards for particulate photocatalysts in solar fuel production

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Utilization of renewable solar energy is crucial for addressing the global energy and environmental concerns and achieving sustainable development.

CSIRO receives $1 million in funding for hydrogen refueling station as part of VH2

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The government of the state of Victoria in Australia is providing more than $1 million in funding to CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, that will enable it to partner with Swinburne University of Technology to establish the Victorian Hydrogen Hub (VH2).

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GEM commits to invest up to $100M in Skyworks Aeronautics; commercialization of eVTOL gyroplanes

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Skyworks Aeronautics Corp. announced a $100-million investment commitment from GEM Global Yield LLC SCS, a Luxembourg-based private alternative investment group.

Peugeot introduces new e-PARTNER electric van

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The Peugeot brand is now offering a full range of electric utility vehicles in Europe. Complementing the new Peugeot e-EXPERT (International VAN of The Year 2021) and Peugeot e-BOXER, Peugeot is presenting the new Peugeot e-PARTNER.

BMW Group sourcing aluminum produced using solar energy from EGA

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The BMW Group will begin sourcing aluminum produced using solar electricity with immediate effect. This marks an important milestone on the road to the company’s goal of lowering CO 2 emissions in its supplier network by 20% by 2030. Producing aluminum is extremely energy-intensive.

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Study found highly elevated PM2.5 in pre-COVID-19 subway air in NE US; NYC the worst

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A team led by NYU Grossman School of Medicine researchers measured real-time and gravimetric PM 2.5

Volta readies electric trucks for Europe, with US suppliers

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Sweden-based Volta Trucks is readying an electric commercial vehicle for the European market, but it's relying on suppliers based in the United States for key components.

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AW-Energy entering green hydrogen market with wave energy device

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AW-Energy Oy is entering the commercial hydrogen market by introducing a combined WaveRoller and HydrogenHub process for the production of green hydrogen.

Adams Intelligence releases 4th biannual EV batteries and materials report

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Adamas Intelligence has released its 4th biannual ‘ State of Charge: EVs, Batteries and Battery Materials ’ report. This latest report covers the global EV market’s performance over 2020 H2 and its implications on the ever-evolving battery and battery materials supply chains.

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EC approves second major battery innovation project; €2.9B (US$3.5B) from 12 member states

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The European Commission has approved , under EU State aid rules, a second Important Project of Common European Interest (IPCEI) to support research and innovation in the battery value chain.

Toyota claims the 2021 Mirai fuel-cell car cleans the air, calls it “minus emissions”

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Hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles produce only water vapor as emissions—water that could in theory be filtered and made potable.

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Roskill: rare earth magnet applications to account for ~40% of total RE demand by 2030, up from 29% in 2020

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Two versions of SVOLT NMX cobalt-free cells now available for order

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SVOLT Energy Technology Co., Ltd., a spin-off from China’s Great Wall Motors, announced its cobalt-free battery cells in 2019. Earlier post.) The first cell variants can now be ordered. Globally, SVOLT is initially offering two sizes of the innovative nickel-manganese battery cells (NMX).

DHL Freight and Volvo Trucks partner to speed introduction of longer-distance heavy-duty electric trucks in Europe

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DHL Freight, one of the leading road freight providers in Europe, and Volvo Trucks have partnered to speed up the introduction of heavy-duty electric trucks to be used for regional transport in Europe.

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UNIST team develops new electrolyte additive for high-energy-density Li-ion batteries

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Researchers at the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) in Korea have developed an innovative electrolyte additive that enables a high-energy-density Li-ion battery to retain more than 80% of its initial capacity even after hundreds of cycles.

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XL Fleet partnering with Curbtender to develop all-electric and plug-in hybrid refuse trucks

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XL Fleet Corp. has entered into a strategic partnership with Curbtender , a market leader in Under CDL (vehicles that do not require a Commercial Drivers License) refuse trucks and a pioneer in automated side-loader collection.

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U of Birmingham, Bentley and partners in rare-earth recycling project; RaRE

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The University of Birmingham is working with Bentley Motors and others on a three-year research project to deliver a sustainable source of rare earth magnets for electric and hybrid vehicles.