Mazda joins Research Association of Biomass Innovation for Next Generation Automobile Fuels

Mazda Motor Corporation has joined the Research Association of Biomass Innovation for Next Generation Automobile Fuels in Japan as a full member. The Research Association was established on 1 July 2022 by ENEOS Corporation, Suzuki Motor Corporation, Subaru Corporation, Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd., Toyota Motor Corporation, and Toyota Tsusho Corporation.... Read more →

Cummins and Leclanché to collaborate on lower-emissions solutions for use in marine and rail applications

Cummins and Leclanché signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to offer customers a wide range of hybrid, battery-only and fuel cell package solutions in marine and rail applications utilizing a variety of power sources such as engines, hydrogen fuel cells, battery packs and racks, as well as other components. The... Read more →

Maersk signs MOU with Shanghai International Port Group on green methanol bunkering

A.P. Moller-Maersk (Maersk) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG) on strategic cooperation for Shanghai Port methanol marine fuel project. The two parties will explore green methanol fuel vessel-to-vessel bunkering operation after Maersk’s green methanol container vessels being delivered in 2024. Maersk has set a... Read more →

Norwegian Hydrogen is establishing a new subsidiary named Vireon, aiming to become the largest operator of hydrogen refueling stations for heavy transport in the Nordics. The first Vireon refueling station in Norway will be ready in 2023, and the green hydrogen will be supplied by Norwegian Hydrogen. The company has... Read more →

ROSATOM and the Atomic Energy Agency of China sign long-term cooperation in fast reactors and nuclear fuel cycle

ROSATOM and the Atomic Energy Agency of China have signed a long-term cooperation in the areas of fast reactors and nuclear fuel cycle. The strategic Comprehensive Long-Term Cooperation Program was signed on March, 21, on the sidelines of the state visit of Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of... Read more →

DNV awards AiP for a floating ammonia production unit developed by SWITCH2 and BW Offshore

An industrial-scale concept for a floating production unit to produce green ammonia has secured Approval in Principle (AiP) from DNV, affirming the technical feasibility of the design. The project is now ready to start the Basic Design phase. The NH3 FPSO concept is being developed by Netherland-based SwitchH2 BV and... Read more →

Unigel and thyssenkrupp nucera to increase capacity of Brazil green hydrogen plant from 60 MW to 240 MW

thyssenkrupp nucera and Unigel have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to increase the capacity of the green hydrogen plant that Unigel is developing in Bahia, Brazil, from 60 MW to 240 MW of water electrolysis. Both companies said this was a key step as they continue their collaboration to... Read more →

Stellantis to manufacture vehicles in South Africa

Stellantis has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) and the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic) to develop a manufacturing facility in South Africa. This is an important step in our Dare Forward 2030 strategic plan towards strengthening our leadership in the... Read more →

Gevo finalizes renewable hydrogen development services agreement with Zero6 Energy, selects Cummins as technology partner

Gevo finalized a Hydrogen Development Services Agreement with Zero6 Energy (formerly Juhl Energy) for the development of a 20MW hydrogen production facility in Lake Preston, South Dakota, using Cummins Inc. electrolyzer technology. The facility, known as the Dakota Renewable Hydrogen Project (DRH), will be an integral part of Gevo’s Net-Zero... Read more →

Rio Tinto seeking applicants for award-winning Graduate Program

Global metal and mining major Rio Tinto has commenced a recruitment campaign for University graduates from Australia and New Zealand, as it seeks to attract the best and brightest minds across a range of disciplines, including engineering, data science, advanced technology, business and geology. Commencing in early 2024, successful applicants... Read more →

BorgWarner will supply a major German vehicle manufacturer in Europe and the US with innovative battery cooling plates destined for the carmaker’s next generation of electric vehicles. Compared to alternative solutions, the BorgWarner cooling plates provide cooling capacity in a more compact package with reduced weight and cost. The plate... Read more →

ZEEKR brand raises $750M in Series A, valued at $13B; CATL one of 5 investors

Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (Geely Holding), China’s largest private-owned automotive group, welcomed a US$750-million Series A fundraising at ZEEKR Intelligent Technology, the premium pure play electric mobility brand within the Geely Holding portfolio. On completion of the investment by five investors—Prof. Amnon Shashua, Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd (CATL), Yuexiu Industrial... Read more →

Ireland-based bus manufacturer Wrightbus’s fleet of hydrogen and battery-electric buses have traveled a total of three million miles since first entering service. Wrightbus launched its first zero-emission bus—the Streetdeck Hydroliner - in 2020 in Aberdeen, with the fleet entering passenger service in January 2021. Wrightbus also produces the double deck... Read more →

MAHLE adds DC fast charging to climatic wind tunnel

MAHLE has now equipped its climatic wind tunnel in Stuttgart with a direct current fast charging system. The test engineers there can charge electric vehicles with up to 350 kilowatts in under five minutes for a 100-kilometer cruising range—under all climatic conditions, even in extreme heat. The measured data provide... Read more →

Xos and Loomis have signed a purchase order for 150 additional armored electric vehicles in the US market. Currently, Loomis operates 20 armored electric vehicles from Xos. Loomis has been implementing armored electric vehicles in its fleet operations since 2019 when its first armored EVs manufactured by Xos were deployed.... Read more →

Diamond Green Diesel approves sustainable aviation fuel project at Port Arthur, Texas

Valero Energy Corporation and Darling Ingredients Inc. have made the final investment decision on a Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) project at the DGD Port Arthur plant, which is owned and operated by Diamond Green Diesel Holdings LLC, a 50/50 joint venture between Valero and Darling. Upon completion of the project,... Read more →

ABB E-mobility delivers millionth EV charger

ABB E-mobility announced the delivery of its one millionth electric vehicle charger. ABB E-mobility has a presence in more than 85 markets. The launch of ABB E-mobility’s new $30 million, 16,000m2 production facility in Valdarno, Italy in 2022, completed a doubling of the company’s production capacity over the last two... Read more →

Lynkwell, a charge point operator and charging solutions provider for the electric vehicle (EV) industry, announced the purchase of more than 50 fast chargers from Tritium DCFC Limited (Tritium). The chargers are expected to be installed primarily in retail settings as part of Lynkwell's growing charging network. Lynkwell has placed... Read more →

NYC mayor requiring Uber and Lyft to have zero-emissions fleets by 2030

In his “State of the City” address, New York City mayor Eric Adams announced that Uber and Lyft will be required to have zero-emissions fleets by 2030—more than 100,000 vehicles. Adams said that there will be no new costs for individual drivers and that both companies are embracing this shift.... Read more →

BMW i Ventures leads an investment round in AMPECO; software for charging point operators

BMW i Ventures announced a lead investment in AMPECO, an electric vehicle charging management platform that enables large-scale public, business, fleet, and residential providers to manage EV chargers at scale. The funding will be used to drive further expansion into North America and Europe, while also growing AMPECO’s engineering and... Read more →

Element Resources to build one of California’s largest renewable hydrogen production facilities in Lancaster

Element Resources plans to build and operate a major renewable hydrogen production facility in the City of Lancaster, further expanding the duo’s relationship to build one of California’s largest green hydrogen production facilities. The project, located within Lancaster’s city limits, is less than 100 miles from the ports of Los... Read more →

A feasibility study carried out by Liquid Wind in partnership with Umeå Energi confirmed that there are excellent conditions for establishing Sweden’s third electrofuel facility for the maritime sector at the Dåva cogeneration plant in Umeå. Liquid Wind and Umeå Energi have now launched a partnership to make the facility... Read more →

GE and IHI to develop gas turbines that can operate on 100% ammonia

GE Gas Power signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with IHI Corporation (IHI), a leading heavy industry manufacturer based in Japan, to develop jointly ammonia combustion technologies for heavy duty gas turbines to generate electricity with reduced or near zero CO₂ emissions. The collaboration aligns with the companies’ commitment to... Read more →

Nikola moving battery manufacturing to Coolidge, AZ, closing Cypress facility by July 2023

Nikola Corporation is moving its battery manufacturing from Cypress, Calif. to its Coolidge, Ariz. manufacturing facility. The move, which the company expects to complete by early Q3, brings Nikola’s truck assembly, fuel cell power module assembly, and battery module and pack production under one roof and includes battery line automation... Read more →

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence forecasts 83 GWh deficit in top-tier EV battery supply this year, 400 GWh by 2030

A shortage of the highest quality, top-tier battery supply is expected this decade and beyond, despite significant expansion plans by the biggest producers, as soaring demand for electric vehicles swamps manufacturers. This year, a 83 gigawatt hours (GWh) deficit is expected from tier one lithium ion battery producers, according to... Read more →

Shell USA to acquire Volta in $169M all-cash transaction

Volta Inc. executed a definitive merger agreement under which Shell USA Inc., a subsidiary of Shell plc, will acquire Volta in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $169 million. The transaction brings Volta’s dual charging and media network to Shell’s established brand and seeks to unlock robust, long-term growth opportunities... Read more →

Amperage Capital launches to address EV charging needs for apartment communities

The Amperage Group has launched Amperage Capital to enable EV charging in apartment communities. Forty-four million Americans live in apartments; the need for convenient electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions for these drivers is crucial for mass EV adoption. Amperage Capital will pay for construction costs to get power to parking... Read more →

Maruti Suzuki India showcased the Concept Electric SUV eVX at Auto Expo 2023. Concept eVX is a mid-size electric SUV concept designed and developed by Suzuki Motor. The Concept Electric SUV eVX will be powered by a 60kWh battery pack offering up to 550 km of driving range. I am... Read more →

Lithium Americas awards Thacker Pass mining project EPCM contract to Bechtel

Lithium Americas has awarded the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction Management (EPCM) contract for the construction of the Thacker Pass open-pit mining project in Nevada (earlier post) to Bechtel, a firm that has built more than 25,000 projects for industries and governments in 160 countries on all seven continents. Lithium Americas... Read more →

Albemarle Lithium Pty Ltd has awarded Metso Outotec an order for two pyro processing and comminution lines for their Kemerton lithium hydroxide processing plant in Western Australia. Previously, Metso Outotec has delivered two similar pyro process lines to the plant. Metso Outotec’s delivery consists of rotary calciner kilns and coolers,... Read more →

TECO 2030 with consortium finalizes agreement for €5M in HyEkoTank project

The HyEkoTank project plans to retrofit an 18.600 DWT product tanker with a 2.4 MW fuel cell system by TECO 2030 and 4000 kg compressed hydrogen storage for demonstration in 2024. The project has now finalized a grant agreement for €5 million under the funding scheme HORIZON EUROPE. (Earlier post.)... Read more →

Contemporary Amperex Technology Thuringia GmbH (CATT), CATL’s first plant outside of China, has begun serial production of lithium-ion battery cells in December as scheduled. The first batch of lithium-ion battery cells rolled off the newly installed production line under series condition in CATT’s G2 building. The installation and commissioning of... Read more →

Ahead of the world premiere in January 2023, Mazda North American Operations announced that the 2024 CX-90 will be available in the US as a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV). (Earlier post.) This is Mazda’s first plug-in hybrid in the US. The CX-90 PHEV will feature an all-new e-Skyactiv powertrain,... Read more →

Electrify America and Kia America announced a charging agreement to provide first-time owners of the all-new Kia EV6 GT with 1,000 kilowatt-hours of complimentary charging—the equivalent of about 3,500 to 4,000 miles of electric driving for the EV6 GT, depending on factors such as driving style and external conditions. Building... Read more →

BASF launches first biomass balance automotive coatings in China

BASF’s ColorBrite Airspace Blue ReSource basecoat, certified by REDcert according to a biomass balance approach, made its debut in China. This is the first time BASF’s biomass balance automotive OEM coatings were introduced to Asia since the official launch in Europe in May of this year. (Earlier post.) The first... Read more →

Velodyne Lidar announced the beta launch of its Vella family of software products. Vella enables Velodyne’s customers to accelerate development of lidar-based vision solutions for autonomous applications. Using the online platform Vella Portal, Velodyne’s sensor customers can easily access Vella’s software offerings, which include Vella Go for lidar sensor management;... Read more →

Nissan signs $1.4B green loan for zero emission mobility investments

Nissan Motor signed a ¥200-billion (US$1.4-billion) syndicated green loan agreement arranged by Mizuho Bank. Nissan will utilize the loan to support its clean mobility and related projects to progress its long-term electrification and carbon neutrality ambitions. The loan contract period will be five and seven years. As the first funds... Read more →

CNOOC buys 5% share in Búzios field production from Petrobras for $1.9B

CNOOC Petroleum Brasil Ltda. has paid Petrobras R$ 10.3 billion (US$1.9 billion) for a 5% share in production from the Búzios field in the pre-salt of Santos Basin. (Earlier post.) Búzios field is a large ultra-deepwater oil field located in the Santos Basin, about 230 km (140 mi) off the... Read more →

Neste delivers more than 500,000 gallons of SAF to LAX

Neste delivered more than 500,000 gallons (1,500 metric tons) of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). This SAF delivery was made possible by a close cooperation with LAXFUEL, the consortium of the airlines operating at LAX providing the jet fuel supply infrastructure for the planes... Read more →

Lucid Gravity electric SUV to be on market in 2024

Lucid announced that Gravity, its upcoming luxury electric SUV, will be on sale in 2024 with reservations opening in early 2023. Lucid is currently finalizing the vehicle design and specifications, in parallel with continuing the expansion of its AMP-1 factory in Casa Grande, AZ. With the Lucid Space Concept employed... Read more →

Fusion Fuel partners with Duferco Energia SpA to develop Italian green hydrogen market

Fusion Fuel has entered into a commercial agreement with Duferco Energia SpA jointly to develop the green hydrogen ecosystem in Italy and select markets in the MENA region. A subsidiary of Duferco Group, the multinational steel and commodity trading company, Duferco Energia is a focused on the management of energy... Read more →

VinES and Gotion High-Tech break ground for 5GWh/year LFP battery factory in Vietnam

VinES Energy Solutions Joint Stock Company (a member of Vingroup) and Gotion Inc.(a wholly owned subsidiary of Gotion High-Tech), held the groundbreaking ceremony for their LFP battery cell factory in Vung Ang Economic Zone (Ha Tinh). The project has a total investment of more than VND 6,329 billion (US$275 million),... Read more →

With the opening of a 14,000 sqm warehouse in the Czech Republic specialized in handling batteries for electric cars, A.P. Moller - Maersk (Maersk) is expanding its offering as a preferred logistics partner for the Central European automotive industry and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Located in the Northern part of... Read more →

Avery Dennison expands energy storage portfolio with EV battery solutions

Avery Dennison Corporation, a materials science and manufacturing company specialized in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of labeling and functional materials, has launched a range of products and solutions specially engineered for the electric vehicle (EV) battery ecosystem. Avery Dennison’s EV battery portfolio features advanced products that... Read more →

Nissan establishes new mobility service company in China; robotaxi services

Nissan (China) Investment Co., Ltd. (NCIC) has established Nissan Mobility Service Co., Ltd., a dedicated mobility service company, as part of its efforts to continue transforming its business in China. The new company, headquartered in Suzhou, will be committed to investing in mobility services and deploying robotaxi services. By working... Read more →

Polestar receiving $1.6B financing support from Volvo Cars and PSD Investment

Polestar Automotive, the Swedish electric performance car brand, received further commitments for financial and liquidity support from its two major shareholders. Volvo Cars is providing US$800 million principal amount 18-month term loan, with an equity conversion option for Volvo Cars. This loan amount is on par with the direct and... Read more →

Zeem Solutions signs purchase order for 100 Nikola Tre battery-electric trucks

Zeem Solutions, a builder and operator of zero-emission fleet depots, has executed a purchase order for 100 Nikola Class 8 Tre battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) to ensure immediate availability of electric trucks for freight and logistics companies utilizing Zeem’s all-inclusive EV depot fleet solution. Zeem is focused on delivering better economics... Read more →

China-based EV maker NIO delivered 10,059 vehicles in October 2022, representing an increase of 174.3% year-over-year. The deliveries consisted of 5,979 premium smart electric SUVs including 2,814 ES7s, and 4,080 premium smart electric sedans including 3,050 ET7s and 1,030 ET5s. The vehicle production and delivery were constrained by operation challenges... Read more →

Aramco announces $1.5B Sustainability Fund

Aramco has created a $1.5-billion Sustainability Fund to invest in technology that can support a stable and inclusive energy transition. It was unveiled at the sixth edition of the Future Investment Initiative (FII) and is among the largest sustainability-focused venture capital funds globally. Managed by Aramco Ventures, the venture capital... Read more →