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EMISSIONS: Ford to pair with rivals to avoid EU fines over emissions

  • Date: 16-10-20
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Financial Times

Ford has been forced to turn to rival carmakers to help it meet European emissions goals, after a recall of its hybrid cars left the US company facing the prospect of fines for falling short of tough new targets set by Brussels. The Detroit-based company said that it plans to buy carbon credits from rivals that have sold more electric or hybrid cars. Under the EU scheme, carmakers earn credits from selling electric vehicles that offset more polluting models.

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LITHIUM: Nemaska Lithium is Granted Court Approval of the Sale Proposal from Orion Mine Finance, Investissement Québec and The Pallinghurst Group

  • Date: 16-10-20
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Nemaska Lithium

Montréal, Québec, October 15, 2020 — Nemaska Lithium Inc. (“Nemaska Lithium” or the “Corporation”) announces today that the Corporation, Nemaska Lithium Whabouchi Mine Inc., Nemaska Lithium Shawinigan Transformation Inc., Nemaska Lithium P1P Inc. and Nemaska Lithium Innovation Inc. (collectively, the “Nemaska Entities”) have obtained an approval and vesting order (the “Approval and Vesting Order”) from the Superior Court of Québec (Commercial Division) (the “Court”) issued in connection with the

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HYDROGEN: Japan aims to set up commercial hydrogen fuel supply chain by 2030

  • Date: 15-10-20
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan will seek to create a commercial hydrogen fuel supply chain by around 2030 to support reducing carbon emissions, Industry Minister Hiroshi Kajiyama said during a virtual hydrogen conference late on Wednesday.

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DIESEL: France to eliminate trade-in bonus for diesels

  • Date: 15-10-20
  • Category: DIESEL
  • Source: Auto News

PARIS -- The French government plans to end a trade-in incentive for purchases of cleaner diesel vehicles on Jan. 1, as it moves to reduce some environmental incentives.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Northam increases its Zambezi Preference shareholding to approximately 70%

  • Date: 15-10-20
  • Category: PGM PRODUCERS
  • Source: Northam Platinum

Johannesburg, Wednesday 15 October 2020. Northam is pleased to announce that it has acquired an additional 37 179 697 Zambezi preference shares for a total cash consideration of approximately R3.5 billion. This brings Northam’s preference share holding in ZPLP to approximately 70%.

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HYDROGEN: 9 companies in Japan launch preparatory committee for Japan Hydrogen Association (JH2A)

  • Date: 14-10-20
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: Green Car Congress

Nine private companies in Japan engaged in the construction and expansion of a hydrogen society announced that they are launching a new preparatory committee called “Japan Hydrogen association (JH2A)” to promote the formation of a hydrogen supply chain and global partnerships in the hydrogen sector.

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AUTO SALES: China auto sales jump in 'Golden September' as shoppers return to showrooms

  • Date: 14-10-20
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Reuters

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China auto sales marked a sixth straight month of gain, rebounding a solid 12.8% in September as the world’s biggest vehicle market comes off lows hit during the coronavirus lockdown.

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AUTO PRODUCTION: Ford drops diesel from Fiesta in favor of hybrid

Ford has dropped diesel engines from its top-selling Fiesta small car range and replaced them with mild-hybrid gasoline alternatives.

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