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BATTERY RECYCLING: Lithium-ion recycling rates far higher than some statistics suggest

While it is often stated only 5% of lithium-ion batteries are recycled, a review of research into the second life and recycling of lithium-ion batteries suggests that is a gross understatement. A new study found almost 100,000 tons of waste batteries were recycled last year – about half of what reached end-of-life.

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DIESEL: India's diesel demand set for detour as drivers switch to gasoline

  • Date: 12-07-19
  • Category: DIESEL
  • Source: Reuters

NEW DELHI/SINGAPORE July 12 (Reuters) - India’s strong diesel demand growth is decoupling from the car market as motorists increasingly turn to gasoline vehicles, leaving it more reliant on patchy demand from construction and heavy industry.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Anglo American’s Cutifani not thinking of retirement as plots coup de grâce

IT would be a trifle indelicate to draft Anglo American CEO, Mark Cutifani’s corporate epitaph right this minute; after all, he’s busy.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Weird legal case still dogs Royal Bafokeng Platinum

A two-year feud over a fence – the mining group must rue the day it brought in a small contractor to do some work at one of its mines.

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POLLUTION: Pollution warning over car tyre and brake dust

  • Date: 11-07-19
  • Category: POLLUTION
  • Source: BBC

Dust from car brakes and tyres will still pollute city air even when the vehicle fleet has gone all-electric, a report has warned.

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BATTERIES: LG Chem considering building 2nd U.S. EV battery plant

  • Date: 11-07-19
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Reuters

SEOUL/DETROIT (Reuters) - South Korean electric vehicle (EV) battery maker LG Chem is considering building a second U.S. factory, three people familiar with the matter said, accelerating a race to add capacity to meet growing global demand for green vehicles.

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AUTO SALES: India car sales plunge by a quarter as credit crunch bites

  • Date: 11-07-19
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Financial Times

Indian car sales fell by nearly a quarter last month — marking one of the industry’s worst slumps in more than a decade — as a credit crunch squeezes consumption across the country.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Fiat Chrysler will invest $788 million for production of new electric 500

TURIN, Italy -- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will invest $788 million to build a production line for the new electric version of the 500 model, said Pietro Gorlier, FCA's chief operating officer for Europe, Middle East and Africa.

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