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PLATINUM: Minerals Council’s national platinum strategy targets real potential

  • Date: 06-02-19
  • Category: PLATINUM
  • Source: Mining Weekly

CAPE TOWN (miningweekly.com) – The Minerals Council South Africa on Wednesday launched a national platinum strategy, which aims at sustaining a million jobs and contributing R8.2-trillion to South Africa’s economy by 2050.

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RUTHENIUM: New Ru-catalysed route to high volume industrial chemicals in pilot plant stage

  • Date: 06-02-19
  • Category: RUTHENIUM
  • Source: Haldor Topsoe

The mechanical completion of the innovative first process step of the demonstration plant is the first milestone to be achieved by Braskem and Haldor Topsoe’s partnership to validate the MOSAIK™ sugar-to-biochemicals solution for production of cost-competitive bio-based MEG (monoethylene glycol). Currently, MEG is made from fossil-based feedstocks, such as naphtha, gas or coal.

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RIDE HAILING: Lyft launches 'green mode' where you request an electric vehicle, not a combustion engine

Concerns about the impact ride-hailing services are having on urban congestion and emissions are growing, so it's not too surprising that Lyft has a new option to take on one of those issues.

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DIESEL: What role does diesel play in the 2030 vehicle mix?

  • Date: 06-02-19
  • Category: DIESEL
  • Source: Diesel Information Hub

The Paris Agreement and the EU’s 2030 Climate & Energy Framework will require steep cuts in CO2 emissions from transport. Currently, 25% of all EU greenhouse gas emissions come from transport, and 40% of this comes from passenger vehicles; making a switch to cleaner powertrains inevitable.

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BATTERIES: Honda partners with CATL on Li-ion EV batteries; 56 GWh by 2027

  • Date: 06-02-19
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Green Car Congress

Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Ltd. (CATL) signed a cooperation agreement with Honda Motor in Tokyo to cooperate formally to develop electric vehicles for the future market.

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AUTO SALES: Nestlé, Carrefour and Alstom among businesses calling for strong sales benchmark for cleaner trucks

  • Date: 06-02-19
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Transport Environment

The EU should set an ambitious sales benchmark for zero-emission trucks that truckmakers must meet in 2025, six major global brands and transport companies have told lawmakers negotiating Europe's first truck CO2 law.

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AUTO SALES: German sales fall 1% in January even as diesel market recovers

  • Date: 05-02-19
  • Category: DIESEL
  • Source: Europe Auto News

Registrations in Germany fell 1.4 percent in January even as sales of diesel cars started to recover. New-car sales were 265,702 for the month, according to data released Monday by the KBA Motor Transport Authority.

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AUTO SALES: British new car registrations dip -1.6% in January but demand for electrified models surges

  • Date: 05-02-19
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: SMMT

UK new car market dips -1.6% in January as 161,013 models leave forecourts. Private buyers boost the market in first month of 2019, but fail to offset declines in business and fleet registrations. Demand for electric, plug-in hybrid and hybrid cars surges – up 26.3%, with petrols rising 7.3%.

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