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FUEL CELLS: New fuel cell vehicle technology uses cobalt

  • Date: 22-01-19
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: Mining Weekly

A promising new fuel cell technology, which uses a cobalt-based catalyst, mirrors the world’s current ‘well-to-wheel’ refuelling ecosystem in being designed to allow motorists to call at conventional petrol stations to fill up with the liquid fuel from which hydrogen is extracted and then converted into vehicle-driving electricity.

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BATTERIES: Renault worries about battery supplies in growing EV market

  • Date: 22-01-19
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Auto News Europe

PARIS -- As the market for electric vehicles grows, some automakers are facing a new worry: ensuring a consistent supply of batteries.

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EMISSIONS: Sweden to ban sales of fossil-fuel powered cars by 2030

  • Date: 22-01-19
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Electrive

Sweden is saying goodbye to cars with internal combustion engines. Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has now declared that no new cars with diesel or petrol engines will be sold after 2030.

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SUBSTITUTION: World Emissions Standards: Opportunities & Risks for PGMs in Automotive Catalysis

The following is a truncated version of the speech which Dr Josey delivered at the 2018 LBMA/LPPM Conference in Boston. It focuses on world emission standards, and what this means for the future demand for PGMs.

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MACROECONOMICS: China’s Economy Slows to the Weakest Pace Since 2009

Early signs that China is cushioning its economic slowdown won’t prevent it adding to downward pressures on the global expansion this year.

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BATTERIES: LIBCOIN-BHEL consortium in discussions to build Indian Government’s first Li-ion Gigafactory; to scale up to 30 GWh

  • Date: 21-01-19
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Green Car Congress

Magnis Energy Technologies Limited announced that the Government of India, Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises advises that Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) and LIBCOIN (20% owned by Magnis) are in discussions to build India’s first Li-ion battery gigafactory. BHEL is India’s largest power generation equipment manufacturer; the government holds 63% of its equity.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: 21 million more electric vehicles expected worldwide by 2030

An additional 21 million electric vehicles (EVs) will be on the road globally over the next decade, according to new analysis from Deloitte.

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LITHIUM: China lithium product prices halved last year, may return to highs by 2025

  • Date: 21-01-19
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: CBEA

Domestic battery-grade lithium carbonate prices fell all the way in 2018, a drop of 53.3%. The price of lithium hydroxide fell less, but the December offer also fell 23.19% from the beginning of the year.

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