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BATTERIES: Second European EV battery consortium underway: Handelsblatt

  • Date: 06-09-19
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Reuters

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany has agreed in principle with eight other European nations to set up a second consortium for the production and recycling of battery cells for cars, daily Handelsblatt reported, citing economy minister Peter Altmaier.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Porsche Is in Talks to Buy Electric-Car Batteries From China

Porsche is in discussions to procure electric-car batteries from China’s Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Ltd., as global automakers widen their supplier networks to secure the key components for future vehicles.

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LITHIUM: Veolia awarded contract for Toyota Tsusho's Nahara LiOH plant

  • Date: 05-09-19
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Chemengonline

Veolia Water Technologies ( will provide a chemical processing plant featuring HPD evaporation and crystallization technologies designed to convert lithium carbonate into lithium hydroxide employed in the manufacturing of batteries that power electric vehicles.

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AUTOCATALYSTS: VW introduces 'twin dosing' SCR for Euro 6d diesels

Volkswagen has developed a new SCR system for diesel engines which uses 'twin dosing'.

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AUTO SALES: Beijing must face reality in bid to spur auto sales

  • Date: 05-09-19
  • Category: AUTO NEWS
  • Source: Auto News

SHANGHAI -- The State Council, China’s cabinet, last week released a long list of steps it will take to boost consumer consumption.

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SOUTH AFRICA: #MokopaneShutdown: ‘We will use force’ – Police

  • Date: 05-09-19
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Review Online

Protesters were informed by police this morning that the shutdown march could not go ahead as planned.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Cash-rich Implats revives idea of merging with RBPlat

Impala Platinum (Implats) signalled on Thursday that it is interested in a merger with Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) after the world’s third-largest miner of the metal showed a dramatic improvement in its annual financials.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Implats Reports FY19 Swing to Net Profit

Impala Platinum Holdings Ltd. (IMP.JO) on Thursday reported a swing to a net profit for fiscal 2019 after benefiting from higher prices for platinum group metals in the year.

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