Honda unveils EV pivot: $65 bn spend, seven new models using F1-developed technology by 2030

Honda announced it will double its investment in EVs to $65 billion and launch seven new electric models by 2030, as the Japanese company moves to catch up with industry biggies su...

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Idemitsu Kosan invests US$144 million in HIF Global to develop e-fuels

Japanese oil refining company, Idemitsu Kosan has made a US$144 million investment in leading e-fuels company, HIF Global to learn from the expert in the field and j...

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Canadian Solar bags 193 GW battery projects in Japan's decarbonization auction

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Canadian Solar Inc (CSI) announced it had won three battery energy storage system (BESS) projects in Japan's first Long-Term Decarbonization Power Source Auction.  Japan's Org...

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Eku Energy announces its first battery storage project in Japan

Eku Energy's Hirohara Battery Energy Storage Project in Japan.

Energy Storage specialist, Eku Energy recently announced a 30MW/120MWh Hirohara battery energy storage system (BESS) – its first battery storage project in Japan. Located in Oaza H...

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Mitsubishi operates 400 kW SOEC test module for high-efficiency H2 production

Source: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI)

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has started operation of a 400 kW test module of the Solid Oxide Electrolysis Cell (SOEC), a next-generation high-efficiency hydrogen pr...

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Nissan prepping its all-solid-state EV battery pilot production line in Japan

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Nissan recently organized a media tour at its in-construction all-solid-state battery pilot line in its Yokohama plant in Kanagawa Prefecture in Japan. Under the Nissan Ambiti...

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Indian Oil ties up with Panasonic for lithium-ion battery foray, feasibility study underway

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Indian Oil and Panasonic Energy Co Ltd, the battery arm of Japan's Panasonic group, have signed a binding term sheet to set up a joint venture unit manufacturing cylindrical lithiu...

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Nissan, Mitsubishi to explore next-gen mobility, energy services involving EVs

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Japanese companies Nissan and Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) have signed a MoU to explore a new joint initiative in next-generation mobility and energy-related services util...

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Panasonic eyes productivity boost before third battery plant in North America

Panasonic's Lithium-ion EV battery plant in Dalian, China. Image: Panasonic

Panasonic might put its third battery plant in North America on hold and focus on boosting productivity instead, Group CEO Yuki Kusumi said in an interview. "I keep telling people ...

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Mitsubishi plans 80,000 TPA GH2 plant – world’s largest – in Netherlands

A rendering of the proposed Eneco Electrolyzer: Image: Eneco

Reports say the Japanese company will invest over $700 million and use the project as a test bed to develop know-how for mass production of green hydrogen. Mitsubishi Corp pla...

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Breakthrough in solid electrolyte for hydrogen-based batteries, fuel cells

Schematic of a solid-state fuel cell made from the new material and titanium. The result of the galvanostatic discharge reaction showed that the Ti electrode was completely hydrogenated to TiH2 for x ≥ 0.2. Source:

Researchers in Japan have recently developed a solid electrolyte for transporting hydride ions (H−) at room temperature, which opens up new avenues for improving the...

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Honda, Tokuyama, Mitsubishi try effective reuse of fuel-cell systems from FCEVs

Honda Motor Co., Tokuyama Corporation, and Mitsubishi Corporation have announced a joint demonstration to operate a data center using by-product hydrogen and a stationary fuel...

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Isuzu, Honda demo hydrogen fuel-cell heavy-truck in Japan

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Last week, Japanese automakers Isuzu Motors and Honda Motor Co. began the public demonstration and testing of their a fuel-cell powered heavy-duty tru...

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Japan gets its first dedicated investment fund for grid-scale energy storage

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The emerging energy storage market in Japan is flexing its arms even further, with the recent launch of its first-ever dedicated fund for grid storage batteries. The inve...

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US unveils global nuclear fusion plan at COP28, even as Japan-EU reactor comes online

John Kerry speaks at the Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum at Dubai.

"We are edging ever-closer to a fusion-powered reality. And at the same time, yes, significant scientific and engineering challenges exist. Careful thought and thoughtful policy is...

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Toshiba develops li-ion battery with cobalt-free 5V-class cathode

Toshiba's prototype battery featuring its new technology. Source: Toshiba

Toshiba Corporation has developed a new iteration of lithium-ion battery using a cobalt-free 5V-class, high-potential cathode material, which can be suited for a variety of applica...

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Honda showcases next-gen hydrogen fuel cell for use in EVs, stationary power

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Honda has readied its next-generation Hydrogen Fuel Cell System Module, developed jointly along with General Motors, and showcased a prototype at the recently-concluded European Hy...

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Eye on EV Charging: In conclusion, a global snapshot and some questions that need answers

Whether Indian e-bus and OEMs collaborate to launch charging networks remains to be seen. Image: Shutterstock

Well distributed and easy-to-access charging networks will be a vital factor for faster adoption of e-mobility. The networks need to provide fast, reliable and sustainable charging...

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Eye on EV Charging: In China and Japan, charging networks are largely collaborative affairs

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Well distributed and easy-to-access charging networks will be a vital factor for faster adoption of e-mobility. The networks need to provide fast, reliable and sustainable charging...

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Daily Shorts: Lexus EV with 1,000 km range, Japan and Denmark tie up on offshore wind, and more

Toyota today unveiled a Lexus concept car with almost twice the driving range of conventional EVs. The LF-ZC concept car, based on advanced battery technology that Toyota has been ...

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Honda, Mitsubishi Corporation exploring new business opportunities in e-mobility

Honda Motor Company and Mitsubishi Corporation have recently signed an MoU to discuss on the creation of new businesses within the emerging electric vehicle eco...

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No looking back: Energy transition in Japan, South Korea and the Philippines

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In many ways, this year was the tipping point for renewable energy. The world has woken up to the imperative of energy transition, and countries around the world have made progress...

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Daily Shorts: UK gets a £10 bn clean energy investor, Banga wants harmful subsidies slashed, and more

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Japan's Marubeni Corp signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the UK government to invest 10 billion pounds ($12.3 billion) in clean energy projects over the next decade. T...

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Daily Shorts: UAE's first commercial wind farm, Japan will subsidize hydrogen aeroplanes, and more

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The UAE launched its first commercial-scale wind power project, a 104 MW installation at four sites run by the emirates' green power company Masdar. Electricity from the wind farm ...

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Weekend Roundup: EU may ask COP28 to phase out oil & coal, Italy gets 16 MTPA carbon storage capacity, and more

The EU could push for a global deal to phase out fossil fuels at COP28, a review of the bloc's draft negotiating position shows. Almost 200 countries are expected to attend the cli...

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Daily Shorts: US offers $12 bn to retool car plants for EVs, Tesla reverses China price war

Equinor and BP want to increase the price of power from three planned offshore wind farms by 54 percent, and have cited "rampant inflation, global supply chain disruptions, soaring interest rates…” among the reasons for their application. Image: Empire Wind

The US government is offering auto companies and component suppliers $12 billion in grants and loans so they can retrofit their plants to produce electric vehicles. US Energy Secre...

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Enapter bags 101 AEM electrolyzers order from Enoah in Japan

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Japan-based Enoah Inc. has placed an order for 101 units of Anion Exchange Membrane (AEM) electrolyzers 'EL 4.0' with Enapter AG for deployment in power-to...

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Daily Shorts: Japanese scale up hydrogen play, US auctions wind sites in Gulf of Mexico

A Japanese-American group plans to produce e-methane in the US, which will be liquefied at the Cameron LNG terminal and exported to Japan from 2030. Image: Pexels

Japanese companies are scaling up their hydrogen act. Mitsui & Co, Mitsui Chemicals, IHI Corp and Kansai Electric said they will jointly study a hydrogen and ammonia supply cha...

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Daily Shorts: BYD plans battery plant in South Korea, Japan considers $14 bn green push

Japan is evaluating $14 billion in additional investments to promote local production of energy storage batteries, semiconductors and equipment used to make hydrogen, according to ...

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Weekend Roundup: World Bank to fund 1,000 mini grids in Nigeria, Alberta pauses green approvals

The World Bank will help fund 1,000 solar-based mini grids in Nigeria along with the country's government and private sector, President Ajay Banga said. The bank has funded 150 suc...

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