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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Germany doubles EV incentives, excludes ICE cars from stimulus programPRINT

FRANKFURT -- Germany is doubling incentives offered to buyers of battery-powered cars as part of a 130 billion-euros ($146 billion) economic recovery package for the period through the end of next year -- but the government refused pleas for the program to include internal-combustion cars.

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HYDROGEN: Nikola orders enough electrolysis equipment from Nel to produce 40,000 kg of hydrogen per day

  • Date: 04-06-20
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: Green Car Congress

Nikola Corporation, which is making its public-trading debut on the NASDAQ today (NKLA), signed a purchase order with Nel ASA for 85-megawatt alkaline electrolyzers to support five of the world’s first 8-tonne-per-day hydrogen fueling stations. Together, these electrolyzers may produce more than 40,000 kgs of hydrogen each day.

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NORNICKEL: Russia's Putin declares state of emergency after Arctic Circle oil spill

  • Date: 04-06-20
  • Category: NORNICKEL
  • Source: BBC

The leaked diesel oil drifted some 12km (7.5 miles) from the site of the accident. Russia's President Vladimir Putin has declared a state of emergency after 20,000 tonnes of oil leaked into a river within the Arctic Circle.

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HYBRID VEHICLES: Fiat tests automatic switch to electric mode for its hybrid cars in Turin

MILAN -- Fiat is piloting a project in its historic Italian home of Turin to allow its hybrid plug-in cars to automatically switch to electric-only mode when entering congested city centers.

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EMISSIONS: Automakers warned by EU to significantly cut emissions

  • Date: 03-06-20
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Auto News

BRUSSELS -- The European Union told automakers to do more to meet stringent emissions targets after a new report showed carbon dioxide pollution from cars had increased.

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PGM PROJECTS: PTM to raise $2m for Waterberg project

  • Date: 03-06-20
  • Category: PGM PROJECTS
  • Source: Mining Weekly

TSX- and NYSE-listed Platinum Group Metals (PTM) plans to undertake a private placement to raise $2-million, through the sale of about 1.4-million shares at $1.40 apiece.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Anglo American Platinum shuts unit at processing plant

JOHANNESBURG, June 3 (Reuters) - Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) said on Wednesday that it had closed the Phase B unit of its Anglo Converter Plant (ACP) after detecting a water leak in the high-pressure cooling section.

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HYDROGEN: Asian countries accelerate hydrogen plans with policies and projects

  • Date: 01-06-20
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: SP Global

Countries in the Asia-Pacific region, such as India, Japan, South Korea, China and Australia, are planning to set up projects as well as speed up policy formulation, as they step up efforts to make hydrogen a part of their energy mix.

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