Top Story: Fuel from waste: Volkswagen powers car freighters with used oil from restaurants

   First ship with MAN engine already running on climate-friendly fuel    Approach reduces CO2 emissions of car freighters by more than 85 percent    Part of a package of measures for sustainable logistics within the Volkswagen GroupThe Volkswagen Group continues to force the pace of climate protection: in future, Volkswagen Group Logistics will be using certified fuel from vegetable residues for certain new car shipments via marine routes. The fuel is pro mehr >>

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Fuel from waste: Volkswagen powers car freighters with used oil from restaurants 27.11.2020

Environmental news: Fuel from waste: Volkswagen powers car freighters with used oil from restaurants

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Williams Advanced Engineering and OXIS Energy collaborate to advance cleaner transport in the marine sector 27.11.2020

Environmental news: Williams Advanced Engineering and OXIS Energy collaborate to advance cleaner transport in the marine sector

    Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE) is collaborating with OXIS Energy to provide the world’s first battery system for a luxury electric boat    Combining their industrial expertise, the two companies are working together for the advancement of a greener, cleaner world    WAE will design and mehr >>

BMW Group paves the way for production network of the future 23.11.2020

Environmental news: BMW Group paves the way for production network of the future

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Audi on the road toward CO2-neutral production sites 23.11.2020

Environmental news: Audi on the road toward CO2-neutral production sites

By 2025, production at all Audi locations is to become carbon-neutral        Plants in Brussels and Győr already successfully converted        CO2 program in the supply chain unlocks reduction potential for energy-intensive materials such as aluminum, steel and battery components    mehr >>

Hyundai Motor Company and INEOS to Cooperate on Driving Hydrogen Economy Forward 23.11.2020

Environmental news: Hyundai Motor Company and INEOS to Cooperate on Driving Hydrogen Economy Forward

•    Hyundai and INEOS signed a memorandum of understanding to explore together new opportunities in the hydrogen economy •    Opportunities include production and supply of hydrogen as well as new hydrogen applications, technologies and business models •    The tw mehr >>

Audi and KIT are working on recycling method for automotive plastics 23.11.2020

Environmental news: Audi and KIT are working on recycling method for automotive plastics

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Offshore Renewable Energy Strategy - Key Technologies 19.11.2020

Environmental news: Offshore Renewable Energy Strategy - Key Technologies

To become climate-neutral by 2050, the EU needs to further develop reliable and efficient sources of renewable energy.Most of our renewable energy is currently produced on land. However, there are also a range of technologies for renewable energy production at sea with considerable potential for further development.There are opportuniti mehr >>

Boosting Offshore Renewable Energy for a Climate Neutral Europe 19.11.2020

Environmental news: Boosting Offshore Renewable Energy for a Climate Neutral Europe

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BMW Group paves the way for production network of the future 19.11.2020

Environmental news: BMW Group paves the way for production network of the future

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New photovoltaic system for SKODA AUTO Service Centre in Kosmonosy 19.11.2020

Environmental news: New photovoltaic system for SKODA AUTO Service Centre in Kosmonosy

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Tackling Africa’s energy crisis 16.11.2020

Environmental news: Tackling Africa’s energy crisis

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Mercedes-Benz will in future only source battery cells with cobalt & lithium from certified mining sites 12.11.2020

Environmental news: Mercedes-Benz will in future only source battery cells with cobalt & lithium from certified mining sites

... while significantly reducing cobalt    Mercedes-Benz AG is fulfilling its responsibility as part of the sustainability offensive and is relying on sustainable supply chains for its electric vehicle fleet. Respect and protection of hu mehr >>

MITSUBISHI MOTORS New Environmental Plan Seeks 40% CO2 Emissions Reduction and 50% Ratio of Electric Vehicles by 2030 02.11.2020

Environmental news: MITSUBISHI MOTORS New Environmental Plan Seeks 40% CO2 Emissions Reduction and 50% Ratio of Electric Vehicles by 2030

MITSUBISHI MOTORS CORPORATION (MMC) has formulated a new Environmental Plan for the next 30 years. To contribute to realizing a society with net zero carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2050, the company aims for 40 percent reduction in the CO2 emissions from its new cars and business activities, and raising the proportion of electric vehicles in the total sales to 50 percent by 2030. mehr >>

Volvo Group and Daimler Truck AG sign binding agreement for new fuel−cell joint venture 02.11.2020

Environmental news: Volvo Group and Daimler Truck AG sign binding agreement for new fuel−cell joint venture

Joint venture for large−scale production of fuel−cells     The Volvo Group and Daimler Truck AG have now a signed binding agreement for a joint venture to develop, produce and commercialize fuel-cell systems for mehr >>

Volvo Cars and Polestar to overachieve on 2020 EU CO2 emissions target 30.10.2020

Environmental news: Volvo Cars and Polestar to overachieve on 2020 EU CO2 emissions target

  Volvo Cars and its strategic affiliate Polestar can confirm that they will reduce fleet emissions beyond their joint CO2 target for 2020 as defined by the regulations set by the European Commission, adding further credibility to both co mehr >>

EAV presents new "EAV Taxi" as complete super-efficient environmental solution to urban ride hail 29.10.2020

Environmental news: EAV presents new "EAV Taxi" as complete super-efficient environmental solution to urban ride hail

EAV forecasts that the new EAV Taxi could reduce urban taxis and private hire vehicle traffic congestion by over 50% in next 5 years Electric Assisted Vehicles, the Oxfordshire-based micro-mobility manufacturer, has today revealed the latest mehr >>

3-star FIA status: HWA AG, top-class for environmental issues 23.10.2020

Environmental news: 3-star FIA status: HWA AG, top-class for environmental issues

HWA AG is renowned for delivering top performance in everything it does - including in the area of sustainability. The HWA AG not only meets the most exacting demands of motorsport and engineering, but also when it comes to implementing environmental standards and sustainability criteria. mehr >>

RENAULT EWAYS: The Group presents two major new energy storage projects 22.10.2020

Environmental news: RENAULT EWAYS: The Group presents two major new energy storage projects

    On the occasion of Renault eWays, a new event dedicated to zero-carbon mobility, Groupe Renault presents new concrete solutions for energy management:    Commissioning of the first Advanced Battery Storage (ABS) in Douai,    SmartHubs project with Connected Energy in West Sussex (UK). mehr >>

Ford Wildlife Foundation-Supported Project Receives Coveted Eco Award 21.10.2020

Environmental news: Ford Wildlife Foundation-Supported Project Receives Coveted Eco Award

•    The Ford Wildlife Foundation (FWF) supports the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (WESSA) with a locally-built Ford Ranger•    WESSA’s Green Coast Project takes top honours in Eco-Logic Awards Biodiversity category•    Ford Wildlife Foundation is committed to preserving So mehr >>

Bronco Wild Fund to Support Outdoor Preservation, Public Access, Starting with National Forest Foundation and Outward Bound USA 20.10.2020

Environmental news: Bronco Wild Fund to Support Outdoor Preservation, Public Access, Starting with National Forest Foundation and Outward Bound USA

    Ford is establishing Bronco Wild Fund, fulfilling its promise to help off-road enthusiasts enjoy the wilderness responsibly through preservation, education and access programs funded by a portion of the proceeds from every Bronco sold & mehr >>

BMW Group UK second-life battery solution in partnership with Off Grid Energy. 14.10.2020

Environmental news: BMW Group UK second-life battery solution in partnership with Off Grid Energy.

• Retired BMW and MINI batteries will have second-use as mobile power units adapted and produced by Off Grid Energy. • First prototype power unit up and running, powered by MINI Electric battery modules. • BMW Group will have 25 electrified models on the roads by 2023 – half of them fully electric. mehr >>

Green power deal supercharges Lotus net-zero ambitions 08.10.2020

Environmental news: Green power deal supercharges Lotus net-zero ambitions

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Redefining the solar power market in Africa 08.10.2020

Environmental news: Redefining the solar power market in Africa

Solar power capacity and energy generation has seen a rapid increase over the last decade, becoming the fastest growing source of renewable energy in the world. Thanks to technological advances, a sharp decline in costs, improved policies and growing concerns over climate change, renewable energy has been placed front and center on both the public and private agendas. mehr >>

07.10.2020

Environmental news: Audi Hungaria is the second carbon-neutral Audi site

   Official commissioning of Europe’s biggest photovoltaic roof installation in Győr        Audi board member for production, Peter Kössler: “By 2025 all Audi sites will have a neutral carbon balance”        Alfons Dintner, CEO of Audi Hungaria: “A symb mehr >>

Toyota Motor Europe’s fuel cell module brings hydrogen to the wider maritime industry 05.10.2020

Environmental news: Toyota Motor Europe’s fuel cell module brings hydrogen to the wider maritime industry

  Toyota fuel cell module already successfully tested aboard the Energy Observer boat (EO) over more than 7,000 nautical miles, including trans-Atlantic crossings     Toyota fuel cell technology integrated mehr >>

Suzuki Motor Corporation develops the World's first micro-plastic collecting device for outboard motors 02.10.2020

Environmental news: Suzuki Motor Corporation develops the World's first micro-plastic collecting device for outboard motors

Outboard motor installed with Micro-Plastic Collecting DeviceSuzuki Motor Corporation is continually seeking to develop innovative solutions to environmental issues associated with the manufacturing of autom mehr >>

Honda Reports on its Environmental Performance in North America 01.10.2020

Environmental news: Honda Reports on its Environmental Performance in North America

      Honda's U.S. fleet-average fuel economy is 14% better than industry average    Manufacturing plants reduced total waste to lowest levels in six years    CO2e emission from service parts shipments is lowest mehr >>

Renault eWays, the challenge towards zero emissions 01.10.2020

Environmental news: Renault eWays, the challenge towards zero emissions

    Renault eWays, a unique event dedicated to the electric mobility of today and tomorrow.    From 15 to 26 October 2020, Groupe Renault invites you to share its vision of mobility and discover two world premieres that are mehr >>

FCA What's Behind - Supply Chain Management 01.10.2020

Environmental news: FCA What's Behind - Supply Chain Management

FCA season 2 – episode 3: •    Episode 3 looks ‘behind the scenes’ of logistics, explaining what the FCA Supply Chain mechanism consists of and how it works. mehr >>

Toyota Motor Europe integrates its Fuel Cell Technology into Energy Observer Developments’ Hydrogen Power Generator 22.09.2020

Environmental news: Toyota Motor Europe integrates its Fuel Cell Technology into Energy Observer Developments’ Hydrogen Power Generator

    Toyota Motor Europe (TME) integrates its fuel cell module into a new Hydrogen application by Energy Observer Developments (EODev)       The project is part of TME’s wider strategy to supply fuel cell t mehr >>

PwC commits to net zero by 2030, globally 16.09.2020

Environmental news: PwC commits to net zero by 2030, globally

    PwC commits to decarbonise its operations and supply chain, which includes reshaping how it serves clients, sustained reductions in travel and the increased use of zero carbon energy.    PwC will embed the implications of climate change and other Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) related factors across the work it does w mehr >>

In depth: Audi and Climeworks store CO2 from the atmosphere underground 07.09.2020

Environmental news: In depth: Audi and Climeworks store CO2 from the atmosphere underground

   Climeworks is building the world’s largest direct air capture and storage facility in Iceland        4,000 metric tons of CO2 will be stored as rock underground each year        Hagen Seifert, Head of Sustainable Product Concepts at AUDI AG: “Important measure for reachin mehr >>

The most sustainable big city in Germany 31.08.2020

Environmental news: The most sustainable big city in Germany

At the start of 2020, Osnabrück was awarded the title of most sustainable city in Germany. One of the reasons for this was the advanced mobility and logistics solutions offered by this city of 165,000 residents, which mean it can serve as a model for other cities. Three innovative examples from Osnabrück. mehr >>

Mercedes-Benz and Amazon jointly advocate climate protection and bring locally emission-free mobility to the streets 28.08.2020

Environmental news: Mercedes-Benz and Amazon jointly advocate climate protection and bring locally emission-free mobility to the streets

Mercedes-Benz AG joins "The Climate Pledge" – a commitment co-founded by Amazon and Global Optimism    Objective of the commitment: carbon neutrality of all signatory companies ten years before the target set in the Paris Agreement    Mercedes-Benz supports this goal with "Ambition2039" mehr >>

Audi Environmental Foundation supports Nunam - cells from old laptop batteries become mobile power banks 25.08.2020

Environmental news: Audi Environmental Foundation supports Nunam - cells from old laptop batteries become mobile power banks

   Nunam, a German-Indian start-up, manufactures stationary energy storage systems from discarded batteries and produces power sources for Indian merchants        Rüdiger Recknagel, Managing Director of the Audi Environmental Foundation: “Effective cycles are an important lever for conserving resources” &n mehr >>

Plug-In Ford Transit custom hybrid introduces automatic electric mode to support cleaner city air 01.08.2020

Environmental news: Plug-In Ford Transit custom hybrid introduces automatic electric mode to support cleaner city air

    Live location data and geofence module automatically switches Transit Custom hybrid to electric drive mode in low-emission zones    Over 500 UK orders for Transit Custom hybrid received within months of becoming eligible for Plug-in Van Grant, contributing up to £8,000    Transit Custom hybrid on mehr >>

From raw material to recycling: BMW Group develops sustainable material cycle for battery cells 30.07.2020

Environmental news: From raw material to recycling: BMW Group develops sustainable material cycle for battery cells

- Development of innovative and recyclable battery cells - Near-standard production of battery cell prototypes at new pilot plant - Commissioning planned for late 2022 Sustainability plays a central rol mehr >>

UNCTAD  - Growing plastic pollution in wake of COVID-19: how trade policy can help 27.07.2020

Environmental news: UNCTAD  - Growing plastic pollution in wake of COVID-19: how trade policy can help

The pandemic has led to a surge in pollution from disposable products like plastic face masks and hand sanitizer bottles. Effective trade rules can help limit the spread of coronavirus waste.Coronavirus lockdowns around the mehr >>

BMW Group makes sustainability and efficient resource management central to its strategic direction 27.07.2020

Environmental news: BMW Group makes sustainability and efficient resource management central to its strategic direction

No premium without responsibility: The BMW Group is making sustainability and resource efficiency central to the company’s strategic direction. Chairman of the Board of Management Oliver Zipse announced initial details of this strategic direction in Munich today and presented the targets the company has set itself for the phase up to 2030. mehr >>

BMW and Circular economy for responsible resource management 27.07.2020

Environmental news: BMW and Circular economy for responsible resource management

Alongside lowering CO2 emissions, resource management also plays a central role in the BMW Group's business model: For instance, electromobility cannot rely solely on primary materials in the long term. The underlying flow of resources needs mehr >>

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