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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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AUTO SALES: UK new car market down a third as tentative restart reveals subdued demand

  • Date: 06-07-20
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: SMMT

UK new car registrations fell -34.9% in June, according to figures published today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) as the market began a tentative restart after more than two months of lockdown

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HYDROGEN: IEA’s Hydrogen TCP undergoes a major revamp to support global implementation of hydrogen and international collaboration

  • Date: 06-07-20
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: IEA

The International Energy Agency (IEA) created the Hydrogen Technology Collaboration Program (TCP) in October 1977. Since then, the multilateral mechanism has worked on more than 40 R&D&D and analysis tasks, and is a hub for international cooperation and knowledge exchange to promote and accelerate the development and implementation of hydrogen technologies. It currently has 25 member countries and 6 sponsors from four different continents.

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NORNICKEL: Nornickel will monitor the state of permafrost

  • Date: 05-07-20
  • Category: NORNICKEL
  • Source: BM Magazine

Russia’s Norilsk Nickel , a major global nickel and palladium producer, is planning to finish the bulk of work on cleaning up the consequences of the fuel spill in the north of Russia by winter and plans to complete its own system for monitoring permafrost, buildings and structures, the company said.

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BATTERIES: UN report highlights urgent need to tackle impact of EV battery production boom

  • Date: 04-07-20
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Green Car Congress

Demand for raw materials used in the production of electric car batteries is set to soar, prompting the UN trade body, UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development), to call for the social and environmental impacts of the extraction of raw materials, which include human rights abuses, to be addressed urgently.

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AUTO SALES: German sales plunge 40% in June, set for worst year since 1989, report says

  • Date: 03-07-20
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Auto News

BERLIN -- Germany saw registrations drop by 40 percent in June, Tagesspiegel newspaper reported, quoting industry association VDIK, putting Europe's largest market on track for reaching a 30-year low.

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