Mitsubishi Motors marks production of 100,000th fully electric minivehicles

Mitsubishi Motors announced that cumulative production of the Mitsubishi Motors eK X EV and Nissan Sakura electric minivehicles reached 100,000 units after one year and 10 months since manufacturing began. The eK X EV and Nissan Sakura began production in May 2022 at Mitsubishi Motors' Mizushima Plant and reached a... Read more →


Qmerit selected as a preferred installer for GM Energy’s residential products

Qmerit, North America’s leading provider of distributed workforce management solutions for EV chargers and other electrification technologies, has been selected as a preferred installer for GM Energy’s initial suite of residential products. This new arrangement builds on Qmerit’s long-standing relationship with General Motors (GM), a collaboration that has seen several... Read more →


China Classification Society, Accelleron sign strategic cooperation

The China Classification Society (CCS) signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Accelleron Industries to establish a long-term cooperative relationship in products R&D, products inspection, condition-based maintenance of marine equipment, development of green fuels for marine power, upgrading and renovation of existing marine methanol and ammonia fueled engines, and other energy... Read more →


Nissan and Tsinghua University to establish joint research center in China

Nissan (China) Investment Co., Ltd. announced the establishment of a joint research center between Nissan Motor and Tsinghua University for new joint research to begin in 2024. The scope of the research will focus on effective communication for Generation Z, or Gen Z (those who were born in the period... Read more →


Mitsubishi Motors producing new Minicab EV in Indonesia; first local production of the vehicle outside Japan

Mitsubishi Motors has started production of the new Minicab EV (L100 EV in Indonesia), a kei-car class electric commercial vehicle at PT Mitsubishi Motors Krama Yudha Indonesia (MMKI), Mitsubishi Motors’ factory in Indonesia. It will go on sale in Indonesia in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2023. With the... Read more →


Neste partners with Hightowers Petroleum to provide renewable diesel to customers in the US Midwest

Neste and Hightowers Petroleum, a leading wholesale fuel supplier serving customers in the Midwest region in the US, have formed a strategic partnership to offer Neste MY Renewable Diesel. This partnership enables Hightowers to supply Neste MY Renewable Diesel to customers across the Midwest region, where the company sees strong... Read more →


Ampol, Hyundai Australia, Pacific Energy and Toyota Australia partner to develop hydrogen refueling infrastructure

Ampol, Hyundai Australia, Pacific Energy and Toyota Australia signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to develop hydrogen refueling infrastructure jointly. The agreement brings together four like-minded companies that are all leading proponents of Australia’s hydrogen economy. Both Hyundai and Toyota currently have fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) fleets operating in... Read more →


Sprague introduces renewable diesel to NY metro area

Sprague, one of the largest independent suppliers of energy products and related services in the US Northeast, now offers Renewable Diesel (RD) for both delivery and transport rack loading at its Bronx terminal, New York City’s largest storage and rack loading facility. We’ve always been committed to finding the best... Read more →


Benchmark: 73% of N American gigafactory 2030 pipeline capacity associated with automakers

Three-quarters of North America’s 2030 pipeline gigafactory capacity is associated with an automaker through either a solo or joint venture, according to Benchmark’s Gigafactory Assessment. This is a significantly higher proportion than the global 2030 pipeline, in which only 29% of capacity is associated with an automaker. In China, the... Read more →


Subaru and Panasonic exploring medium- to long-term partnership for supply of automotive cylindrical li-ion batteries

Subaru Corporation and Panasonic Energy Co., Ltd. have started talks to build a medium- to long-term partnership to meet demand for battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) and automotive batteries in a rapidly expanding market. Subaru and Panasonic Energy will hold discussions with a view to Panasonic Energy supplying Subaru with next-generation automotive... Read more →


Enerkem and Technip Energies partner on waste-to-biofuels and circular chemicals technology deployment

Enerkem Inc. and Technip Energies have signed a memorandum of understanding to enter into a Collaboration Agreement aimed at accelerating the deployment of Enerkem’s technology platform for biofuels and circular chemical products from non-recyclable waste materials. Enerkem specializes in the development and commercialization of gasification technology transforming non-recyclable waste into... Read more →


Porsche AG gradually to increase its stake in IT consultancy MHP to 100%

Porsche AG will gradually take over all shares in the MHP GmbH by January 2024. Already the majority owner, Porsche intends to consistently utilize the growth potential of the management and IT consultancy MHP. Until now, Ralf Hofmann, co-founder, shareholder and Chairman of the Board of Management, held 18.2% of... Read more →


NNPC, UTM Offshore sign deal on 1.5MTPA floating LNG project for Nigeria

Nigeria-based NNPC Ltd. and UTM Offshore signed a Heads of Terms (HoT) agreement for the construction of Nigeria’s first indigenous Floating LNG project. (Earlier post.) UTM Offshore Group Managing Director Julius Rone, expressed his delight at the partnership with NNPC Ltd., said that this agreement showcased the capability of indigenous... Read more →


Canoo Technologie delivered on time three electric Crew Transportation Vehicles (CTVs) to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. These vehicles will transport the astronauts to the launch pad for the Artemis lunar missions. The CTVs are engineered to carry fully suited astronauts, flight support crew, and equipment to the launch... Read more →


Delegations from US, Europe, UK and more to attend Critical Minerals Africa Summit

Delegations from the US, UK, Europe, Canada, Australia, China, Japan, South Korea and more will attend the inaugural Critical Minerals Africa summit in Cape Town this October—aimed at positioning Africa as the primary investment destination for critical minerals, according to event organizers Energy Capital & Power (ECP). The Summit will... Read more →


Continental opens TechCenter Hydrogen Technologies in Hamburg

Continental has opened a new TechCenter for hydrogen technologies at its site in Hamburg-Harburg, Germany. In the future, the ContiTech group sector will use the TechCenter as a collaborative platform for knowledge exchange in this area. Innovations and the transfer of existing technical solutions for new applications in the field... Read more →


Nornickel sells US-based metals distributor in an all-cash transaction

Norilsk Nickel USA, Inc., Nornickel’s exclusive distribution company for nickel, platinum group metals, and cobalt in the Americas, has been acquired in an all-cash transaction by TMP Metals Group, Inc. TMP Metals Group, Inc. refines, distributes and tokenizes nickel and platinum group metals. It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of TMP... Read more →


New Mexico to enact advanced Clean Car & Clean Truck rules

New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham announced that the state will move to adopt the Advanced Clean Cars and Advanced Clean Trucks rules, which will set annual targets for the sale of new zero emission cars and trucks in New Mexico over time. The rules would require vehicle manufacturers to... Read more →


BMW to begin manufacturing X3 PHEV in S Africa for global export in 2024

Milan Nedeljković, BMW AG Board Member for Production and also Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW South Africa, announced that from 2024, the company will manufacture the BMW X3 as a plug-in hybrid for global export at Plant Rosslyn in South Africa. An investment of 4.2 billion rand... Read more →


Toyota, Toyota Tsusho, and Mitsubishi Kakoki to introduce Thailand’s first biogas-derived hydrogen production equipment

Toyota Motor Corporation, Toyota Tsusho Corporation, and Mitsubishi Kakoki Kaisha, Ltd. will introduce biogas-derived hydrogen production equipment for the first time in Thailand. The hydrogen production equipment to be introduced will be manufactured by Mitsubishi Kakoki and installed in Thailand in November 2023 to produce hydrogen from biogas derived from... Read more →


Embraer and GKN Aerospace to collaborate on potential hydrogen flight demonstrator

Embraer and GKN Aerospace announced a collaboration agreement on hydrogen technological development programs. The partnership aims to accelerate the implementation of hydrogen technologies in aviation, reducing emissions and paving the way for a more sustainable future. The collaboration will also explore the potential for a hydrogen flight demonstrator. The agreement... Read more →


Maeve Aerospace made its first appearance at the Paris Air Show where it showcased its revamped design of the Maeve 01, presented earlier at the company’s annual event in the The Hague. The Maeve 01 aircraft can seat 44 passengers with a minimum range of 460 km (285 miles) excluding... Read more →


Russian President Vladimir Putin and Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin opened the first year-round river electric transport route on the Moskva River. Traffic has been launched between Kievsky and Heart of the Capital berths. Six berth stops are in operation and other stops will start operation when the infrastructure is ready.... Read more →


Saudi Arabia signs $5.6B deal with China EV maker Human Horizons

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Investment signed a $5.6-billion deal with China-based electric vehicle manufacturer Human Horizons (earlier post) to collaborate on the development, manufacture and sale of vehicles, according to the Saudi state news agency. The deal was one of 0 investment agreements worth more than $10 billion (SAR 37.5... Read more →


BWT FUMATECH, Chemours to form JV for fuel cell membranes

BWT FUMATECH and the Chemours Company plant to form a joint venture to accelerate the speed to market of fuel cell and humidifier membranes for mobility applications such as passenger cars, trucks, airplanes and ships. The joint venture—The Mobility F.C. Membranes Company GmbH – a BWT CHEMOURS Company—will be a... Read more →


Stellantis and Galloo to form JV for end-of-life vehicle recycling

Stellantis N.V. and leading metals recycler Galloo signed a Memorandum of Understanding to enter into exclusive negotiations to form a joint venture focused on End-of-Life Vehicle (ELV) recycling as part of the automaker’s continued commitment to build its circular economy activities. The Stellantis-Galloo joint venture will work with selected Authorized... Read more →


Chemical company LyondellBasell collaborates with Technip Energies and ChevronPhillips on electric steam cracking furnace

LyondellBasell signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Technip Energies and Chevron Phillips Chemical potentially to design, construct and operate a demonstration unit using Technip Energies’ electric steam cracking furnace technology (eFurnace by T.EN). A joint development agreement is expected to be signed later this year. Steam cracking furnaces play... Read more →


UL Solutions breaks ground at N America Advanced Battery Laboratory in Michigan

UL Solution officially began construction of its North America Advanced Battery Laboratory in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Located near the center of the US automotive industry, the facility will help enable electric vehicle (EV) and industrial battery original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and their suppliers with shorter development cycles, faster time-to-market and... Read more →


Semcorp €340M Li-ion separator factory in Hungary to start operations this year

China-based Semcorp said that its €340-million Li-ion battery separator factory in Hungary will start operations within the year. The company’s goal is to raise its global market share to 50% by 2025. The 97,000 m2 plant will increase the company’s annual film production capacity by approximately 12%. SEMCORP is one... Read more →


Codelco to renegotiate SQM, Albemarle lithium contracts in the Salar de Atacama in Chile

Chile’s development agency Corfo has tasked state copper miner Codelco with renegotiating SQM and Albemarle’s lithium contracts in the Salar de Atacama. Although SQM’s contract extends through 2030 and Albemarle’s through 2043, all parties agreed on renegotiations after the government presented its national lithium strategy in April, which involves public-private... Read more →


Mitsubishi partners with STORM-Group on dual fuel methanol/diesel retrofit kit for the Mitsubishi Marine Engine

Mitsubishi Turbocharger and Engine Europe B.V. (MTEE) and the STORM-Group have signed a letter of intent for cooperation to develop a Dual Fuel Methanol/Diesel Retrofit Kit for inland shipping. Koedood Marine Group, part of the STORM-Group, will market this new technology by utilizing its network within the marine industry. Like... Read more →


Volkswagen Group of America and University of Tennessee, Knoxville accelerate research collaboration

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (VWGoA) and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UT) plan to accelerate their research collaboration. Building on the program’s initial success, both partners aim to kick off more than 10 new joint research projects through 2025, introduce more Ph. D. fellowship and internship positions with Volkswagen,... Read more →


Geely Holding increases equity stake in Aston Martin Lagonda to circa 17%

Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (Geely Holding), China’s largest privately-owned automotive technology group, has increased its shareholding in Aston Martin Lagonda Global Holdings plc (Aston Martin) to circa 17% as part of a new relationship agreement with the ultra-luxury British performance brand. Geely Holding will become the third-largest shareholder in the... Read more →


Cellforce Group to partner with Siemens to scale battery production

High-end automotive battery manufacturer Cellforce and Siemens have concluded a Memorandum of Understanding with the aim to enter a strategic partnership. Cellforce develops and manufactures high performance Li-Ion battery cells for the automotive market utilizing advanced battery materials. Porsche AG holds a 72.7% stake in the company, with Customcells Holding... Read more →


Volvo Trucks discontinues the acquisition of heavy-duty truck manufacturing operation in China

Volvo Trucks and Jiangling Motors Co., Ltd will not pursue the previously announced transaction involving the acquisition of JMC Heavy Duty Vehicle Co., Ltd, and its manufacturing site in Taiyuan, Shanxi province, China. The two parties will not pursue the transaction due to that the conditions for closing the transaction... Read more →


C.R. England and Daimler Truck subsidiary Torc announce autonomous trucking pilot in US

Torc Robotics, an independent subsidiary of Daimler Truck AG and a developer of self-driving vehicle technology, recently announced a strategic collaboration with C.R. England, one of North America’s premier transportation companies. Torc and C.R. England will implement a pilot program leveraging C.R. England’s temperature-controlled loads and Torc’s fleet of SAE... Read more →


Suncor to acquire TotalEnergies oil sands assets for $5.5B CAD

Suncor Energy agreed to purchase TotalEnergies’ Canadian operations through the acquisition of TotalEnergies EP Canada Ltd., which holds a 31.23% working interest in the Fort Hills oil sands mining project (Fort Hills) and a 50% working interest in the Surmont in situ asset. T his will add 135,000 barrels per... Read more →


FreeWire Technologies, a provider of battery-integrated electric vehicle (EV) charging stations and energy management solutions, announced the company’s continued expansion into Europe with the official ribbon cutting of FreeWire’s European Headquarters happening on 19 April 2023. This location includes a Sales and Demonstration Center and will serve as a hub... Read more →


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 →