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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Renault sees growing threat from imports of Chinese EVs

A flood of Chinese electric cars coming ashore in Norway -- one of the biggest markets for battery-powered vehicles in Europe -- is a sign of the “ferocious competition” awaiting the region’s automakers.

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HYRDOGEN: Japan scientists develop new catalyst capable of assisting three different key hydrogen reactions

  • Date: 12-06-20
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: Green Car Congress

Scientists from Kyushu University and Kumamoto University in Japan have developed a new catalyst capable of assisting three key reactions for using hydrogen in energy and industry. Inspired by three types of enzymes in nature, this research can help elucidate unknown relationships among catalysts, paving the way for efficient use of hydrogen gas as a next-generation energy source in the future.

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AUTO PRODUCTION: Tesla Nears Historic Milestone of World’s Most Valuable Carmaker

Shares in Musk’s automaker have risen more than 20% this month The surge in Tesla Inc.’s shares so far this month moved Elon Musk’s company even closer to displacing Toyota Motor Corp. as the world’s most valuable carmaker.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Tharisa PLC now operating chrome and PGM mines at full capacity, and enjoying renewed commodity price strength

  • Date: 11-06-20
  • Category: PGM PRODUCERS
  • Source: Pro Active Investors

No one could doubt that the world now is a very different place to the world as it seemed at the beginning of this year. Coronavirus has come and wreaked havoc on the health and wellbeing of millions around the world, and disrupted markets and income streams everywhere.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Anglo American Platinum update on ACP Phase B repair

  • Date: 10-06-20
  • Category: PGM PRODUCERS
  • Source: Anglo American Platinum

Anglo American Platinum announced on 3 June 2020 that a water leak had been detected in the high-pressure cooling section of the Anglo Converter Plant (ACP) Phase B unit. All employees were safely evacuated as a precaution. The Company took the decision to temporarily close the ACP Phase B unit to secure a safe operating environment, protect employees and protect the integrity of the plant.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Shut-open-shut repair period at ACP drawing to a close – Amplats

JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – Repair work to the water leak detected in the high-pressure cooling section of the Anglo Converter Plant (ACP) Phase B unit of Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) is expected to be completed next week.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: VW will start ID3 deliveries in September with software patch

VW will start ID3 deliveries in September with software patch. Early buyers of the VW ID3 will have to wait months for all its features to work. ... Binding orders for the 30,000 models making up the limited First Edition ID3 can be placed starting June 17 in most European countries, VW said.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Amplats confident production guidance not affected by closure

Anglo American Platinum announced on 3 June 2020 that a water leak had been detected in the high-pressure cooling section of the Anglo Converter Plant (ACP) Phase B unit.

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