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IRIDIUM: Iridium breakthrough a boost for green hydrogen economy, PGMs mining

  • Date: 16-11-20
  • Category: IRIDIUM
  • Source: Mining Weekly

The amount of iridium required to electrolyse green hydrogen has been drastically reduced, a breakthrough that is a significant boost for the upcoming green hydrogen economy as well as South African platinum group metals (PGMs) mining.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: LG Chem hit by GM recall of Bolt electric vehicles

A second recall of electric vehicles using LG Chem batteries has put the spotlight on South Korean battery makers, raising questions over the reliability of their technology as the country tries to take the lead in the booming industry. South Korea is home to three EV battery makers including LG Chem, the world’s largest, Samsung SDI and SK Innovation. 

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Johnson to Unveil Green Plan That May Halt Sales of Petrol Cars

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to unveil a green 10-point plan on Wednesday, as he weighs controversial proposals to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars within a decade.

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EMISSIONS: California official sees state auto emissions deal as 'template' for Biden

  • Date: 13-11-20
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Auto News

LOS ANGELES/WASHINGTON -- California Air Resources Board Chair Mary Nichols, who sources say could be the next federal environment chief, said on Thursday her state's agreement with major automakers for fuel efficiency requirements could serve as a "good template" for federal standards through 2025.

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AUTO SALES: Toyota boosts Europe market share with hybrids

  • Date: 11-11-20
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Auto News

Toyota has gained substantial market share in Europe as buyers favored its hybrid models and rivals were hit by the collapse of the daily rental market, said the automaker's head of sales and marketing for the region, Matt Harrison.

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COBALT: First Cobalt to finalize new supply deal with Glencore

  • Date: 11-11-20
  • Category: COBALT
  • Source: Mining.com

First Cobalt (TSXV: FCC) is planning to alter its prior arrangement with global miner Glencore and sign a long-term feed purchase contract instead of the original tolling contract. First Cobalt currently owns North America’s only permitted cobalt refinery.

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DIESEL: EU rejects industry request to delay diesel particulate standards

  • Date: 10-11-20
  • Category: DIESEL
  • Source: Auto News

The European Commission has rejected an industry request to delay the Jan. 1 introduction of a new emissions standard that seeks to limit harmful diesel pollutants in real-world conditions.

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AUTO SALES: China Car Sales Go From Strength to Strength as Virus Eases

  • Date: 09-11-20
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Bloomberg

Car sales continued to recover in China last month as the coronavirus pandemic eased in the country and electric vehicles won more users. Retail sales of cars, SUVs and multiple-purpose vehicles increased 8% from a year earlier to 2.02 million units in October, the, the China Passenger Car Association said Monday. Wholesales of new energy vehicles, which includes electric cars, more than doubled to 144,000 units.

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