All Renewables articles – Page 2

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    Interview

    After baptism of fire, BMW plant has room to grow in Mexico

    2022-11-03T10:23:00Z

    Under Mexico plant director Harald Gottsche, BMW has launched new models during the pandemic, navigated supply disruptions, integrated new technology and maintained staff levels – and it’s ready to expand. 

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    Article

    What Vorsprung durch Technik means for Audi manufacturing in 2022

    2022-07-28T19:59:00Z

    Audi is making progress in production through virtual reality, AI and software prototype builds, modular assembly, quality control and energy conservation.

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    News

    BMW to develop and produce e-drives in Steyr, Austria plant from 2025

    2022-06-21T10:15:00Z

    BMW will develop and produce its next generation of e-drives in Steyr, making around 600,000 units a year.

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    Article

    Expansion plans, sustainability and new EV batteries

    2021-11-02T11:20:00Z

    The UK has ambitious plans to create a network of giga factories producing electric vehicle batteries.  Scotland-based cell manufacturing company AMTE Power is part of this programme and CEO Kevin Brundish spoke with AMS about the company’s involvement and its expansion plans

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    Article

    Aluminium-air: a better power source for EVs?

    2020-05-05T10:20:00Z

    The deficiencies of Li-ion batteries contribute to consumer doubts about EVs, but switching to a different type of technology – Al-air fuel cells – could solve crucial problems

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    Article

    OEMs keen to explore renewable power sources

    2020-01-16T15:30:00Z

    Vehicle manufacturers are keen to explore energy supplies from renewable sources as they look to reduce and offset emissions from their large-scale production operations

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    Article

    Honda makes virtual renewable energy purchase

    2019-10-30T10:14:00Z

    US - Honda is buying renewable energy to sell back to the grid in order to offset emissions from its manufacturing facilities

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    Article

    Saving energy

    2017-01-17T15:10:27Z

    Whether lowering emissions, going landfill-free, reusing water or harnessing renewables, sustainability and energy management has long been a top priority for carmakersSustainability and energy management: these are the buzzwords that have dominated automotive manufacturing over the past decade. How many major automotive manufacturers can you think of that don’t have ...

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    A todo gas

    2016-05-02T15:13:21Z

    A medida que los fabricantes intensifican sus programas de sostenibilidad, dos actores principales están alcanzando los hitos cruciales. AMS informa sobre cómo los proyectos de biogás han contribuido en gran medida al éxito de GM y BMW en las energías renovables El año pasado, BMW Group obtuvo por primera vez ...

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    Hitting the gas

    2016-04-30T11:52:23Z

    As OEMs step up their sustainability programmes, two leading players are arriving at key milestones. AMS reports on how biogas projects have contributed greatly to the renewable energy success of GM and BMWLast year, for the first time, the BMW Group met the majority of its electrical energy needs by ...

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    Article

    Hitting the gas

    2016-04-27T16:48:00Z

    As OEMs step up their sustainability programmes, two leading players are arriving at key milestones. AMS reports on how biogas projects have contributed greatly to the renewable energy success of GM and BMWLast year, for the first time, the BMW Group met the majority of its electrical energy needs by ...

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    Article

    Electrifying Cléon

    2015-08-04T15:26:22Z

    The R240 now made at the Renault plant in Normandy is the OEM’s first in-house electric motor and represents considerable progress in its electric vehicle programme – and that of its Group partnersRenault’s electric vehicle (EV) programme took another major step forward in March this year when the company began ...

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    Article

    Cleaning up the future

    2015-03-31T16:23:37Z

    Under strong political pressure, the auto industry is sustaining its progress towards greener practicesAutomotive manufacturing is an energy-intensive business which has traditionally relied heavily on fossil fuels; PwC estimates that the industry is responsible for roughly 15% of global carbon emissions each year. While many automotive OEMs have had sustainable ...

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    Article

    Turning India green

    2014-12-19T10:19:33Z

    With automotive output rising, the country faces higher demands on energy and waste management India was the sixth-largest vehicle-producing country in the world in 2013, according to statistics from the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers. Moreover, global analyst IHS Automotive predicts that the country will move up to ...

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    Article

    Ford Bridgend installs wind turbine

    2014-12-08T14:59:39Z

    UK – The 77 metre-high turbine, owned by AGR Renewables, will supply energy directly to the engine plant in Wales, providing as much as 1,700MWh per annum and reducing carbon emissions by up to 420 tonnes.Ian Pearson, Bridgend plant manager, said: “The installation of the new wind turbine demonstrates our ...

  • Aguascalientes
    Article

    Renewable energy for manufacturing

    2014-04-01T17:37:32Z

    Andrew Williams looks at examples of renewable energy sources being adopted by OEMs, the type of technology used to generate power and the emissions reduction resultsNissan MexicoAn innovative energy project has recently been completed by Nissan Mexico at its Aguascalientes 1 manufacturing plant, which generates power from two separate renewable ...

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    Article

    Wind of change blows in some surprising places

    2012-11-01T16:25:49Z

    Foolish or far-sightedThe blades start turningVW dives inSuccess in SunderlandThe most visible form alternative energy generation is the wind turbine. It has been accepted across the world, although not without opposition – especially from those whose views would be spoiled by the planting of wind farms. But the questions on ...

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    Article

    The power of nature

    2011-11-01T16:01:52Z

    Glenn Brooks examines developments in alternative power generation at vehicle and powertrain production plants in Europe, the US and Brazil, as well as a particularly innovative facility currently under construction in North AfricaToyota's UK 'eco-friendly'The world's largest solar roofSolar power for Chevrolet Volt plantVolkswagen's hydropower initiativeZero-emissions car plantZero discharge, zero ...

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    Article

    Proud to be ‘green’

    2010-11-01T14:31:47Z

    FordFeed-in tariffsSolar power installationsHydroelectricLocal generationToyotaKaizen initiativesPaintshopReverse osmosisFord and Toyota have taken different routes to incorporating reduced-emissions production techniques in their respective manufacturing plantsIt’s well over a decade since the first hybrid cars appeared, a move that served to kick-start the idea of a more environmentally-responsible automotive industry in the public ...

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    Article

    New renewable honing oil from Sunnen

    2010-09-01T14:46:02Z

    Sunnen has introduced its SHO-500 honing oil, a petroleum-free, general-purpose fl uid based on a renewable vegetable formulation that makes sustainable metalworking affordable and practical. Offering a breakthrough in oxidation stability, SHO-500 is formulated without additives such as sulphur, chlorine and fl uorine. The new fl uid is suitable for ...