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Discovery adapts natural membrane to make hydrogen fuel from water

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Argonne National Laboratory’s study uses two membrane-bound proteins to breakdown water into hydrogen and oxygen A chemical reaction pathway central to plant biology have been adapted to form the backbone of a new process that converts water into hydrogen fuel using energy from the sun. In a recent study from …

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SK Innovation announces new battery manufacturing plant in Georgia

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SK Innovation will invest US$1.67 billion in its Georgia battery plant SK Innovation, a leading developer of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles, announced it will create more than 2,000 jobs and invest US$1.67 billion to build a new EV battery manufacturing plant in Georgia. SK Innovation, which is part of …

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New Flyer renovates Alabama electric bus factory

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New Flyer’s renovated facility has gained an additional 76,000 square feet of space in the renovation New Flyer of America , a US subsidiary of NFI Group, the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer in North America, has cut the ribbon on a US$25-million renovation and expansion of its Anniston, Alabama …

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Air Liquide to build liquid hydrogen plant

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Air Liquide’s plant will begin construction in 2019 Air Liquide will build the first world-scale liquid hydrogen production unit dedicated to the hydrogen energy markets, located in the western US, and has signed a long-term agreement with FirstElement Fuel (FEF), a leader in retail hydrogen infrastructure in the US, to …

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Queensland spin-out to launch EV battery demonstration plant

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Pure Battery Technologies’ Queensland facility will produce its first material for the start of 2019 A Brisbane company developing a more efficient way to obtain essential battery materials is powering ahead with plans to open a demonstration plant at Coopers Plains. Pure Battery Technologies has raised US$1.74 million, which will …

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BMW Group Plant Dingolfing to supply batteries for all-electric MINI from 2019

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The Dingolfing plant will produce batteries for a number BMW’s EVs from 2020 BMW Group Plant Dingolfing in Germany is gearing up for higher future demand for electric drive trains by investing in extensive remodelling and expansion measures. A mid-double-digit-million-euro amount will be channelled into structural measures and equipment to …

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BASF and Nornickel join forces to supply the battery materials market

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BASF and Nornickel’s will be able to supply battery materials for 300,000 EVs per year BASF has selected Harjavalta, Finland, as the first location for battery materials production serving the European automotive market. The plant will be constructed adjacent to the nickel and cobalt refinery owned by Norilsk Nickel (Nornickel). …

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Volkswagen Group China builds first factory specifically designed for MEB production

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Volkswagen’s MEB platform is a modular architecture for electric vehicles The electrification strategy of the Volkswagen Group China is rapidly gaining pace in the world’s biggest market for e-mobility. The group’s first factory specifically designed for the MEB platform is now commencing construction in Anting. The first model that will …

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