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HYDROGEN: South African govt initiates process of developing societal hydrogen roadmap

  • Date: 07-07-20
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: Mining Weekly

JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – South Africa’s Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) has initiated a process, with other government and industry stakeholders, to develop a roadmap that will lead South Africa towards a hydrogen society, Mining Weekly can today report.

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AUTO SALES: Future Regulatory, Market and Technology Trends in the Global Passenger Car and Commercial Vehicle Sectors

  • Date: 07-07-20
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Johnson Matthey

The world is at the start of an energy revolution: the biggest energy transformation since the Industrial Revolution. The growing recognition that the carbon dioxide emissions associated with the combustion of fossil fuels leads to a dramatic increase in global temperatures is driving the need to implement strategies to reduce the carbon footprint across power- and energy-hungry sectors such as power generation, domestic heating, industrial processes and transportation.

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EMISSIONS: European automakers request 6-month postponement of new Euro standards due to COVID-19

  • Date: 07-07-20
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Green Car Congress

Mike Manley, the CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and the current European Association of Automobile Manufacturers (ACEA) president, has sent a letter to Thierry Breton, Commissioner for the Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission, requesting a 6-month postponement of the application dates of key upcoming EU standards, including:

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HYDROGEN: ‘European Clean Hydrogen Alliance’ ready for take-off

  • Date: 07-07-20
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: Euractiv

The European Commission will seek to position Europe as a global leader on hydrogen with a new industry-led alliance set to be unveiled on Wednesday (8 July).

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NORNICKEL: Norilsk Nickel fined record $2.1bn over Siberia fuel spill

  • Date: 07-07-20
  • Category: NORNICKEL
  • Source: Financial Times

Russia has hit Norilsk Nickel, the world’s biggest producer of palladium and nickel, with a record $2.1bn fine over an enormous fuel spill that turned two rivers in Siberia crimson in late May.

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HYDROGEN: EU’s hydrogen push to boost metals demand

  • Date: 07-07-20
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: Argus Media

Europe is ramping up its development and deployment of hydrogen technologies for power generation, with the European Commission expected to formally present its hydrogen strategy on 8 July, providing a positive medium-term demand signal for several metals, including platinum, chromium and nickel.

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HYDROGEN: World’s Largest Green Hydrogen Project Unveiled in Saudi Arabia

  • Date: 07-07-20
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: Green Tech Media

Air Products & Chemicals, the U.S. industrial gas giant, announced plans on Tuesday to build a green hydrogen plant in Saudi Arabia powered by 4 gigawatts of wind and solar power, the world's largest such project announced so far.

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AUTO SALES: Italy to introduce subsidies for combustion engine cars to help industry

  • Date: 06-07-20
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Times Live

The Italian parliament gave the green light on Friday to a package of incentives to encourage sales of state-of-the-art combustion engine cars as well as electric and hybrid vehicles, two lawmakers told Reuters.

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