All Renewables articles – Page 2

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


    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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    What Vorsprung durch Technik means for Audi manufacturing in 2022


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


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


    Expansion plans, sustainability and new EV batteries


    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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    Aluminium-air: a better power source for EVs?


    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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    OEMs keen to explore renewable power sources


    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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    Honda makes virtual renewable energy purchase


    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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    Saving energy


    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


    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


    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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    Hitting the gas


    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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    Electrifying Cléon


    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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    Cleaning up the future


    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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    Turning India green


    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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    Ford Bridgend installs wind turbine


    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 ...

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    Renewable energy for manufacturing


    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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    Wind of change blows in some surprising places


    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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    The power of nature


    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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    Proud to be ‘green’


    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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    New renewable honing oil from Sunnen


    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 ...