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LITHIUM: Nobel prize for chemistry: the lithium-ion battery

  • Date: 09-10-19
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Economist

ALTHOUGH ALFRED NOBEL’S will states that the annual prizes bearing his name should be given to those who “have conferred the greatest benefit to mankind”, the science awards have a tendency to end up in the hands of those who have made esoteric, if profound, advances. Not so with this year’s prize in chemistry. Three researchers—two from America and one from Japan—have been rewarded for their work in developing the lithium-ion battery.

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ICE: International automotive researchers emphasize the importance of continued development of the internal combustion engine

  • Date: 09-10-19
  • Category: ICE
  • Source: Green Car Congress

Thirty-seven globally prominent scientists representing the International Journal of Engine Research have published an open-access editorial addressing the future of the Internal Combustion Engine, and stressing the importance for continued development of more efficient and even lower-emitting technologies.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Two Mammoth Power Plants Are Sinking Eskom and South Africa

South Africa’s economy was roaring along in 2007 on the back of the global commodities boom when power shortages struck, bringing mines and smelters to a halt.

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JEWELLERY: Platinum Guild launches first showroom to attract more Chinese buyers

  • Date: 08-10-19
  • Category: JEWELLERY
  • Source: Mining Weekly

Marking organisation Platinum Guild International (PGI) has opened the doors of its first showroom in Shenzhen – China’s jewellery manufacturing hub.

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EMISSIONS: Peugeot is already compliant with 2020 EU CO2 emissions, CEO says

  • Date: 08-10-19
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Europe Auto News

GRANDOLA, Portugal -- The Peugeot brand will not have to pay fines on emissions for its European sales in 2020, its CEO said.

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EMISSIONS: Why plug-in hybrids are poised to rescue automakers from emissions pain

  • Date: 07-10-19
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Europe Auto News

Automakers in Europe fear a lukewarm consumer response to the fleet of electric vehicles they are preparing to launch to comply with tougher emissions regulations, but they do have one lifeline: the plug-in hybrid electric vehicle.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Bosch to produce range-boosting microchips for EVs

DRESDEN -- Robert Bosch will begin production next year in Germany of a new generation of energy-efficient microchips specifically for use in electric vehicles.

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AUTO SALES: Japan sales jump in September

  • Date: 07-10-19
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Just Auto

Japan's new vehicle market jumped by 12.9% to 548,209 units in September from 485,377 units a year earlier, according to registration data released by the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association.

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