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BATTERIES: Battery recycling: CATL & Brunp Recycling launch joint venture

  • Date: 04-09-19
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Electrive

The Chinese battery manufacturer CATL and its subsidiary Brunp Recycling are planning to set up a joint venture for cathode materials. In this way, CATL intends to broaden its own supply of important raw materials.

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ESKOM: South Africa's ailing Eskom faces emissions violations, could shut plants

  • Date: 04-09-19
  • Category: ESKOM
  • Source: Reuters

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa’s cash-strapped power utility Eskom could be forced to shut some plants if it fails to reduce emissions, its chief operating officer warned on Wednesday, raising the specter of further blackouts.

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LITHIUM: Pilbara Minerals Equity Capital Raising

  • Date: 04-09-19
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Pilbara Minerals

Company executes Share Subscription Agreement with China’s largest EV battery manufacturer (CATL) who will emerge with a 8.5% stake in Pilbara Minerals following completion of a A$ 55.0 million strategic placement, further supporting the Company’s strategic objectives and validating the quality of the world-class Pilgangoora Project

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FUEL TYPES: Fuel types of new cars: diesel -16.4%, petrol +1.7%, electric +35.6% in second quarter of 2019

  • Date: 04-09-19
  • Category: FUEL TYPES
  • Source: ACEA

Brussels, 4 September 2019 – In the second quarter of 2019, the EU new-car market shifted further towards petrol vehicles. Petrol now represents nearly 60% of all new passenger car registrations, while demand for diesel continued to fall during the second quarter.

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AUTO SALES: EVs Temporarily Stumble in Biggest Market But Respite Seen

  • Date: 03-09-19
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: BNEF

The drop in passenger electric vehicle sales in China last month and stagnating sales for the remainder of the third quarter are likely only a temporary blip for the world’s largest EV market, according to a report from BloombergNEF.

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FUEL CELLS: CNH Industrial to take $250M strategic stake in Nikola; partnership on fuel-cell and battery-electric heavy-duty trucks

  • Date: 03-09-19
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: Green Car Congress

CNH Industrial N.V., the owner of IVECO and FPT Industrial, intends to enter into a strategic and exclusive heavy-duty truck partnership with Nikola Corporation to accelerate industry transformation towards emission neutrality of Class 8 heavy-duty trucks in North America and Europe through the adoption of fuel-cell technology.

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NICKEL: Papua New Guinea may shut Chinese-owned nickel plant after spill

  • Date: 02-09-19
  • Category: NICKEL
  • Source: Reuters

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - A nickel processing plant owned by Metallurgical Corp of China (MCC) that spilled mine waste into Papua New Guinea’s Basamuk Bay faces compensation claims and possibly closure, the head of the country’s minerals authority said on Thursday.

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LITHIUM: Australian lithium miners submerged by low prices

  • Date: 02-09-19
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Mining Weekly

China's biggest lithium producer, Ganfeng Lithium Co, a large buyer of spodumene, posted a 59% plunge in first-half profit last week, and said it expected prices of Australian hard rock lithium to fall further.

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