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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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BATTERIES: Battery Maker EVE Energy May Buy More Lithium, Cobalt Before Prices Lift

  • Date: 13-10-20
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Bloomberg

EVE Energy Co., a Chinese producer of lithium-ion batteries for electric cars to earphones, is considering plans to step up purchases of key metals amid signs prices could soon rise from recent lows.

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ENERGY: IEA warns of slowest decade of energy demand growth since 1930s

  • Date: 13-10-20
  • Category: ENERGY
  • Source: Financial Times

A prolonged battle with the pandemic and a weaker global economy will usher in the slowest decade of worldwide energy demand growth since the 1930s, the International Energy Agency said on Tuesday.

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