Renault Chairman warns of 'Chinese storm' in EVs

Reducing Europe’s dependence on China for raw materials will require billions of euros in investment to build new supply chains, Senard says. Source: PR Newswire

Europe's electric vehicle sector faces a "Chinese storm", Jean-Dominique Senard, Chairman of French automaker Renault, said in an interview, referring to the Middle Kingdom's domin...

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Aker signs power deal for green ammonia plant in Norway

Aker's plant at Narvik, is one of Europe’s first large-scale green ammonia projects, having an expected production of between 1,000 and 1,500 tonnes per day. Image Courtesy: Aker Horizons

Green energy developer Aker Horizons has signed a 10-year power purchase agreement with Statkraft, Europe's largest generator of renewable energy, for its large-scale green ammonia...

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BASF establishes CAM production facility, battery recycling center in Germany

BASF, a global supplier of advanced cathode active materials (CAM), has recently opened what it calls as Europe's first co-located center of battery material production and battery...

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Lamborghini buyers can only book hybrids from now on

Lamborghini unveiled its first hybrid model, the Revuelto, in March this year. Image: Lamborghini

Lamborghini buyers can no longer buyer the conventional, internal combustion models, because those are completely sold out, the company's CEO told the German newspaper Die Welt. "O...

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Stellantis, Kuniko strike deal on long-term supply of nickel sulphate, cobalt sulphate

Source: Stellantis

Automotive group Stellantis N.V. and European battery minerals firm Kuniko Ltd have recently announced the signing of a binding offtake term sheet agreement securing...

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Amazon inducts custom-built EVs into European fleet

Amazon's electric van, custom built for Europe, is smaller and slimmer than its US version so drivers can steer better on Europe's narrower, winding streets. Image: BusinessWire

Retail giant Amazon has started adding its custom-built electric vehicles to its European delivery fleet, the company announced on Tuesday. In a statement, Amazon said it would add...

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Italy increases RE targets, says 65 percent of power from clean sources by 2030

Italy's energy ministry said the country would generate 65 percent of its electricity from renewable energy sources by 2030, up from the earlier target of 55 percent. Image: Pexels

Italy has increased renewable energy targets for the decade, adding to the targets the country made public three years ago, although the statement issued did not explain how the hi...

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Imerys, British Lithium joint venture to develop UK's largest lithium deposit

British Lithium's pilot plant in Cornwall, UK. The world’s first end-to-end lithium pilot plant treating the lithium mica granites that are extensive in Cornwall, beneficiating the mica and producing high-purity, battery-grade lithium carbonate.

Imerys S.A. the French multinational company specializing in the production and processing of industrial minerals on Thursday announced that it has acquired an 80% s...

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Offshore H2 project HOPE wins €20 mn grant by European Commission

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The Hydrogen Offshore Production for Europe (HOPE) project consortium has signed a €20 million grant agreement with the European Commission, selected for funding under the Cle...

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Dutch pour more money into hydrogen subsidy

The Netherlands will increase subsidy for the production of green hydrogen, which is hydrogen made from renewable sources of energy by €1 billion euros from next year and an additi...

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Maersk orders six more green fuel ships, taking total to 25

Maersk, which ordered its first methanol-powered ship in 2021, now has 25 such vessels on order. Image courtesy: Maersk

Shipping company AP Moller-Maersk has ordered six mid-size dual-fuel container vessels from China's Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Group. The ships, which can operate on fuel oil and gre...

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MAN investing €100 million for making EV battery packs at Nuremberg

Battery assembly at Nuremberg facility. Source: MAN

German CV maker MAN Truck & Bus SE has recently confirmed that its Nuremberg facility will be its principal site for the large-scale production of high-voltage b...

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ACC's first battery gigafactory in France to be operational by end of 2023

Battery firm Automotive Cells Company (ACC) recently inaugurated its first gigafactory in Billy-Berclau Douvrin in France for manufacturing battery packs for el...

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EU approves €1.1 billion worth Hungarian scheme for energy storage projects

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The European Commission has approved a €1.1 billion worth Hungarian scheme to support the installation of at least 800 MW/ 1600 MWh of energy storage facilities to foster the ...

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MTU Aero Engines announces 'Flying Fuel Cell' program for H2-based aviation

Source: MTU Aero Engines

German aviation tech firm MTU Aero Engines AG  is working on various concepts of zero-emission aviation propulsion systems to achieve the aviation industry's bi...

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ESS Inc to set up 50 MW/500 MWh iron redox flow battery storage for LEAG in Germany

LDES technology firm ESS Tech Inc. has signed an initial agreement with German utility LEAG for the application of the former's iron redox flow battery technology at the ...

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Coal plays spoiler in EU clean power deal

Chart courtesy: International Energy Agency

Chart Europe's plans for a clean energy pact appeared to stall on Monday after a late proposal to allow governments to extend subsidies to coal-fired power plants. Energy ministers...

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Chinese EV makers could storm West amid domestic slowdown

The price war in electric vehicles, currently underway in the West, could see powerful new entrants soon: Chinese firms. Saddled with capacity and slowing domestic demand, Chinese ...

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Tata's Agratas to supply battery packs for Jaguar Land Rover electric cars

Jaguar I-pace Electric. Image for representation purposes only. Source: JLR

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has recently revealed its battery sourcing strategy for its next-gen electric cars that target a driving range of about 724 kms (450 miles) in single charge...

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Norwegian Hydrogen, Provaris developing 270 MW green h2 plant in Norway

Source: Norwegian Hydrogen

Envisaged as one of the largest production facilities for green hydrogen in the Nordic region, Norwegian Hydrogen and Provaris Energy are betting high on the Ør...

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VARTA invests €20 mn on its gigafactory for energy storage systems in Germany

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German battery company VARTA AG has announced that its new factory for making residential energy storage systems will go into operation this summer. With an investme...

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Renault's Mobilize, The Mobility House to offer vehicle-to-grid services in Europe

Mobilize, a Renault Group brand, and The Mobility House are launching Europe's first Vehicle-To-Grid (V2G) service for private customers, starting with the launch of...

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Ford opens Cologne EV center to make next-gen EVs for European markets

Source: Ford

Ford Motor Company has transformed its historic plant in Niehl, Cologne founded in 1930 into a hi-tech production facility for manufacturing next-generation electric pass...

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TESVOLT, DENIOS develop battery storage systems for special safety requirements

TESVOLT's POWER SAFE series of battery storage systems. Source: TESVOLT

TESVOLT AG that specializes in commercial battery storage systems has recently joined hands with operational environmental protection specialist DENIOS to develop unique solut...

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Iberdrola bags €1 billion loan from EIB to set up 2.2 GW RE plants in Europe

Iberdrola's Executive Chairman, Ignacio Galán, together with EIB Vice-President, Ricardo Mourinho Félix. Source: Iberdrola

Spanish renewable energy firm Iberdrola has signed a new financing agreement worth €1 billion with the European Investment Bank (EIB) for building an extensive network of...

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Stellantis, Hype deploy 50 PRM hydrogen fuelcell taxis in Paris

Source: Stellantis

Car maker Stellantis and hydrogen mobility firm Hype have recently announced their partnership for the supply and operation of hydrogen-powered vehicles, starting with a first...

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Renewables will save Europe €100 billion in energy costs, says International Energy Agency

Europe is saving almost €100 billion thanks to its renewables capacity, and could have saved even more had the bloc pursued clean sources more aggressively, according to analysis f...

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IRA boosts US's battery gigafactory capacity pipeline overtaking Europe

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The battery cell manufacturing capacity pipeline in the US at present is said to be larger than that of the entire Europe, according to two independent reports broug...

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Rimac plans big on stationary energy storage systems from 2024 in Europe

Source: Rimac Energy

Rimac Technology is expanding beyond its high-performance EV technology to introduce innovative stationary energy storage systems (ESS). The Croatia-based compa...

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Enapter unveils AEM Multicore MW-class electrolyzer for green H2 production

Technology firm Enapter AG has recently unveiled the 'AEM Multicore' megawatt-class AEM electrolyzer for the production of green hydrogen, claimed as first of its kind in the ...

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