Everybody loves lithium, but mining it does have an environmental footprint. Everybody (around here) hates oil, which has a much bigger footprint. But what if I told you that there’s a way to extract lithium from existing oil wells, and that it’s not only greener than other lithium extraction methods, but could even clean up
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Daimler Truck unveiled its new heavy-duty Mercedes-Benz eActros LongHaul electric truck at the recent IAA Transportation show in Hanover, Germany. The eActros LongHaul has a range of around 500 km, and is capable of megawatt charging, which allows charging from 20 to 80 percent in “well under 30 minutes.” It features three LFP battery packs
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Cargo ships transport 90% of global trade and are critical to keeping supply chains moving. However shipping is also responsible for 2-3% of the world’s CO2 emissions, but with economies of scale dictating that these ships get bigger and bigger to keep costs down and we’ve got one almighty challenge to find a scalable zero
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Three German firms–GROB, Manz and Dürr, have partnered to provide lithium-ion battery producers with production technologies. According to GROB, the partnership will “offer customers a powerful alternative to existing suppliers, who are mostly based in Asia. The three companies want to set innovative machine standards made in Europe.” GROB manufactures production systems for electric drives.
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