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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: VW's Keogh: 2021 will be breakout year for EVs

A "mountain" of battery-electric vehicles coming into the market this year likely will mean that 2021 will be the year that EVs break out and start grabbing larger percentages of new-vehicle sales in the U.S., the CEO of Volkswagen of America predicts.

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AUTO NEWS: China auto sales set to grow in '21, trade group predicts

  • Date: 18-01-21
  • Category: AUTO NEWS
  • Source: Auto News

The world's biggest auto market is set to resume growing after a three-year slide capped by the pandemic.

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AUTO NEWS: Stellantis shares rise in first day of trading after FCA-PSA merger

  • Date: 18-01-21
  • Category: AUTO NEWS
  • Source: Auto News

Stellantis Chairman John Elkann symbolically rings a bell as shares in the merger between Fiat Chrysler and PSA began being traded at the Italian stock exchange in this still image taken from a video in Milan Jan. 18, 2021.

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HYDROGEN: Siemens Energy to drive the development of green hydrogen economy in the Middle East

  • Date: 18-01-21
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: Siemens

Siemens Energy is advancing the development of green hydrogen ecosystems in the UAE. Around the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, two Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) were signed with Mubadala Investment Company as well as with Masdar and other partners to jointly drive UAE’s green hydrogen sector and the production of synthetic fuels.

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SCANDIUM: Rio Tinto to open North America’s first scandium plant in June

  • Date: 15-01-21
  • Category: SCANDIUM
  • Source: Mining.com

Rio Tinto and the Quebec government have announced the development of the first scandium oxide plant in North America. The commercial-scale demonstration plant, which is already under construction, will cost about $6 million and has the capacity to produce 3 tonnes per year.

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HYDROGEN: ITM sells World’s Largest PEM Electrolyser to Linde

  • Date: 13-01-21
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: ITM Power

Guildford, UK, January 13, 2021 – Linde (NYSE: LIN; FWB: LIN) today announced it will build, own and operate the world’s largest PEM (Proton Exchange Membrane) electrolyzer plant at the Leuna Chemical Complex in Germany. This new 24 megawatt electrolyzer will produce green hydrogen to supply Linde’s industrial customers through the company’s existing pipeline network. In addition, Linde will distribute liquefied green hydrogen to refueling stations and other industrial customers in the region.

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NICKEL: Nickel prices rise on New Caledonian, Philippine supply worries

  • Date: 13-01-21
  • Category: NICKEL
  • Source: Reuters

HANOI, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Nickel prices gained on Wednesday, with Shanghai nickel climbing more than 3%, on worries about supply disruptions in top ore producers New Caledonia and the Philippines.

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HYDROGEN: Total, Engie Seek Aid for France’s Biggest Green Hydrogen Plant

  • Date: 13-01-21
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: Bloomberg

Total SE and Engie SA plan to build France’s largest green hydrogen facility to feed the oil company’s biodiesel plant in the south of the country from 2024, provided they get subsidies to make the project viable.

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