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AUTO SALES: Global light vehicle market - H1 2019 analysis

  • Date: 30-08-19
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Just Auto

The global light vehicle market is running out of steam in 2019 under the weight of trade tensions between the US and China and the broader impact on confidence and spending on consumer durables across the world. Dave Leggett takes a look at the numbers.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Victory in Electric Cars Depends on Recycling. So Far, China’s Winning

Battery packs clamber up a conveyor belt before dropping into a flame-proof chamber, where they are crushed into gray metallic mush, a cocktail containing the car fuel of the future.

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HYDROGEN: French trains to go green with order for hydrogen engines

  • Date: 29-08-19
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: The Local

France is joining the hydrogen train revolution, the head of state rail operator SNCF said on Thursday, announcing an order for 15 emissions-free regional trains to replace polluting diesel models.

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PGM PROJECTS: Group Ten Metals raises $2.45 million for PGE drilling in Montana

  • Date: 29-08-19
  • Category: PGM PROJECTS
  • Source: Resource World

Group Ten Metals Inc. [PGE-TSXV, PGEZF-OTC, 5D32-FSE] said Thursday August 29 that it has raised $2.45 million from an oversubscribed private placement offering of 17.5 million units at 14 cents per unit.

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LITHIUM: Portugal vows to hold delayed lithium tender by year-end

  • Date: 29-08-19
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Reuters

LISBON, Aug 29 (Reuters) - Portugal is finalising plans for an international licensing tender for lithium exploration to take place this year, part of a government push to make the country Europe’s top supplier of the metal for electric car batteries.

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AUTO SALES: Will China phase out conventional vehicles any time soon?

  • Date: 29-08-19
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Auto News

SHANGHAI -- The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology last week posted on its website a reply to a proposal from the National People’s Congress, China’s parliament. That proposal suggests the ministry set a time frame to end sales of gasoline-powered vehicles.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Sibanye-Stillwater to unveil Lonmin restructuring in a month as shafts “not contributing”

SIBANYE-Stillwater would unveil restructuring plans for Lonmin in about a month as there were certain of the former firm’s older shafts that “weren’t contributing to the bottom line”, said Neal Froneman, CEO of the Johannesburg-listed group.

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FUEL CELLS: ITM Power gigastack feasibility study with Orsted

  • Date: 29-08-19
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: ITM Power

Project to demonstrate delivery of bulk, low-cost and zero-carbon hydrogen through gigawatt scale PEM electrolysis, manufactured in the UK.

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