DOE and ARCHES sign $12.6B agreement to build Hydrogen Hub in California

The US Department of Energy (DOE) and ARCHES (Alliance for Renewable Clean Hydrogen Energy Systems) announced the official signing of a landmark $12.6-billion agreement to build a clean, renewable Hydrogen Hub in California, including the up to $1.2 billion in federal funding that was announced last year when California was... Read more →


3M invests in electrolyzer maker Ohmium

In its continuing effort to expand into emerging climate technologies, 3M has completed a strategic investment in Ohmium International, a developer of electrolyzer systems for green hydrogen production. (Earlier post.) The investment is part of 3M’s commitment to advancing technologies that support the transition to a low-carbon economy and may... Read more →


BMW Startup Garage to road-test dual rotor e-drive by DeepDrive

The BMW Startup Garage and the Munich-based company DeepDrive are set to road-test a new electric motor. The concept features dual rotor technology and is expected to enable super-efficient, powerful drives that offer plenty of range. After a successful pilot project with promising results on the test rig, the BMW... Read more →


As part of its ‘In China, for China’ strategy, the Volkswagen brand is focusing its product offering to reflect the needs of its Chinese customers more closely. Accordingly, the car manufacturer presented the first model from a new Volkswagen sub-brand: the ID. UNYX. The E-SUV coupé of the same name... Read more →


BASF to sell its flocculants business for mining applications to Solenis

BASF has signed an agreement with Solenis, a global producer of specialty chemicals headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, to sell BASF’s flocculants business for mining applications. Mining flocculants help to aggregate fine particles in water and enhance the settling of solids. Flocculants can work by charge neutralization or by physically binding... Read more →


Fraunhofer UltraPLAS ultrathin, hard and sustainable non-stick coating for injection molding and die casting

The new UltraPLAS coating developed by Fraunhofer researchers has proven to be a ground-breaking solution to the challenges of primary forming processes. This advanced release and easy-to-clean coating is applied as a gradient layer using a cold plasma process and is suitable for materials such as tool steel, stainless steel... Read more →


Production capacity of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in the United States could increase from around 2,000 barrels per day (b/d) to nearly 30,000 b/d in 2024 if all announced capacity additions come on line, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). Developers expect Phillips 66’s Rodeo Renewed project to... Read more →


Infinitum secures $35M Series E extension for air-core motor

Infinitum, creator of the sustainable air-core motor (earlier post), has extended its Series E with $35 million in funding from Marunouchi Innovation Partners and Rice Investment Group. The additional funding brings the company’s total Series E funding to $220 million, and will be used to scale the company to meet... Read more →


LF Energy releases CitrineOS 1.3.0 for EV charging management; support for OCPP 2.0.1, OCPI 2.2.1

LF Energy, the open source foundation focused on harnessing the power of collaborative software and hardware technologies to accelerate the energy transition, released LF Energy CitrineOS 1.3.0. This new release marks a significant advancement in CitineOS’ implementation of an Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP) 2.0.1 compliant Charging Station Management System... Read more →


Porsche has expanded its lineup for its first all-electric SUV with the first rear-wheel-drive Macan model. Additionally, while the focus for the rear-wheel-drive Macan was primarily on high efficiency and range, a new Macan 4S will fill the gap between the Macan 4 and the Macan Turbo. (Earlier post.) Macan... Read more →


SwRI evaluates cybersecurity risks associated with EV fast-charging equipment; PLC layer vulnerability

Engineers at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) have identified cybersecurity vulnerabilities with electric vehicles (EVs) using direct current fast-charging systems. The high-voltage technology relies on power line communication (PLC) technology to transmit smart-grid data between vehicles and charging equipment. In a laboratory, the SwRI team exploited vulnerabilities in the PLC layer,... Read more →


The US Department of Energy (DOE) released The Future of Vehicle Grid Integration: Harnessing the Flexibility of EV Charging, as part of DOE’s EVGrid Assist initiative. Developed with broad stakeholder input, the document outlines a shared vision for vehicle-grid integration (VGI), where electric vehicles (EVs) are safely and securely connected... Read more →


EPA awarding nearly $160M to support clean US manufacturing of steel and other construction materials

The US Environmental Protection Agency announced the selection of 38 grant recipients across the country, totaling nearly $160 million, to support efforts to report and reduce climate pollution from the manufacturing of construction materials and products. EPA estimates that the construction materials used in buildings and other built infrastructure account... Read more →


ARPA-E announces $40M to develop technologies to alleviate the impact of used nuclear fuel storage

The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) announced $40 million in funding to develop cutting-edge technologies to enable the transmutation of used nuclear fuel (UNF) into less radioactive substances. This new initiative would address one of ARPA-E’s core goals as outlined by Congress, to provide transformative solutions to improve the management,... Read more →


Zhejiang researchers report 3D printable elastomers with exceptional strength and toughness

Researchers from Zhejiang University have developed 3D photo-printable resin chemistry that yields an elastomer with tensile strength of 94.6 MPa and toughness of 310.4 MJ m-3—both of which far exceed that of any 3D printed elastomer. A paper on their work is published in the journal Nature. Three-dimensional (3D) printing... Read more →


Solaris to supply four hydrogen buses to Artois Mobilités

Solaris has secured a new contract in the French market. The manufacturer will supply four 12-meter Urbino hydrogen buses to Artois Mobilités for TADAO transport network in northern France. The contract will be completed at the beginning of 2025. Solaris Bus & Coach’s offer was selected in a tender issued... Read more →


CF Industries and POET to demonstrate the use of low-carbon fertilizer in corn production to reduce carbon intensity of ethanol

CF Industries Holdings, a leading global manufacturer of hydrogen and nitrogen products and the world’s largest producer of ammonia, and POET, the world’s largest producer of biofuel and a global leader in sustainable bioproducts, announced a collaboration to pilot the use of low-carbon ammonia fertilizer to reduce the carbon intensity... Read more →


The new Euro 7 limits, which will apply to newly registered vehicle types from November 2026, will also set particle limits for non-exhaust emissions such as tire and braking systems for the first time. After 2026, these requirements will also become relevant for the aftermarket. As well as setting particle... Read more →


Iveco Group partners with Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology on sustainable and lightweight composite materials

Iveco Group announceda new research and development partnership with the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), a research and technology organization under the auspices of the Luxembourg Ministry of Higher Education and Research. The collaboration will concern sustainable and lightweight composite materials for transport applications. The collaboration will be... Read more →


bp to develop FIA-specified Advanced Sustainable fuel for Audi’s entry into Formula 1 in 2026

Audi and bp are joining forces in an extensive new strategic partnership in Formula 1. Under the new partnership, bp and its specialist lubricants business Castrol will help deliver Audi’s ambition to combine technology and innovation to achieve success in Formula 1. (Earlier post.) The parties have been working closely... Read more →


Constellium completes first industrial-scale hydrogen casting

Constellium successfully completed its first industrial-scale hydrogen casting at C-TEC, Constellium’s primary R&D center. This casting was performed in a 12-ton furnace following strict internal procedures. Quality monitoring, including the use of Batscan technology, an inclusion detection tool for molten aluminum, was conducted and no quality impact from hydrogen combustion... Read more →


Charge! Stellantis offers at-home charging station or charge credits with new BEV purchase package

Stellantis is launching its Free2move Charge website and Free2move Charge app as the company begins to launch its first all-new, all-electric vehicles this year. The Free2move Charge website and app assist consumers before, through and after the buying process, educating and helping them understand battery-electric vehicles (BEV) and the charging... Read more →


Cumulative battery and EV supply chain investment in North America grew to more than $250 billion by the end of 2023, according to the US Department of Energy (DOE). Investment in battery and EV supply chains increased rapidly after the passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) on 15 November... Read more →


New studies from Chalmers University of Technology show that almost all air travel within a 750-mile radius (1200 km) could be made with hydrogen-powered aircraft by 2045, and with a novel heat exchanger currently in development, this range could be even further. If everything falls into place, the commercialization of... Read more →


Plug completes 13 hydrogen refueling station deployments over last 2 years in Europe

Plug Power has completed deployment of 13 hydrogen refueling stations (HRS) over the last two years across Europe. The company’s HRS installations support a range of material handling and mobility applications across the UK, France, Germany, Spain, and the Netherlands. All systems are currently in commissioning phase, with many already... Read more →


Eramet inaugurates its direct lithium extraction plant in Argentina; first European company to produce battery-grade lithium carbonate at industrial scale

Eramet recently inaugurated the Centenario Phase 1 lithium carbonate production plant in Argentina. This flagship is operated by Eramine, a joint venture owned by Eramet (50.1%) and its partner Tsingshan (49.9%). The plant is designed to extract lithium from the salar brine and process it into battery-grade lithium carbonate. The... Read more →


CRRC recently unveiled a series of seven new energy locomotives in Beijing, zlong with a report on the carbon footprint of new energy locomotives. The power of these serialized new energy locomotives range from 1000 kW to 2000 kW, which can cover all scenarios of user operation conditions, CRRC said.... Read more →


Green hydrogen producer Lhyfe will be supplying the Hyliko refueling station, which was introduced as part of the wider presentation of its center of excellence for hydrogen trucks in Villabé (Essonne, France), 30 km south of Paris. The site brings together: A green hydrogen refueling station dedicated to HGVs, with... Read more →


Southwest Airlines signs memorandum of understanding with Archer Aviation to develop operational concepts for air taxi network

Southwest Airlines and Archer Aviation signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to develop operational plans for electric air taxi networks utilizing Archer’s eVTOL aircraft at California airports where Southwest operates. Archer Aviation manufactures electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. Southwest is California’s largest air carrier, operating at 14 airports... Read more →


Joby Aviation has successfully flown a first-of-its-kind hydrogen-electric air taxi demonstrator 523 miles, with water as the only by-product. The aircraft, which takes off and lands vertically, builds on Joby’s successful battery-electric air taxi development program, and demonstrates the potential for hydrogen to unlock emissions-free, regional journeys that don’t require... Read more →