Eco-fibres – Electric-car alarm 17-02-2023
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-IVL showcasing latest eco-fibres at Filtech
Indorama Ventures’ Hygiene Group will present its sustainable suite of recycled and biodegradable polymer solutions for filter media applications, including its latest offering Deja CO2 Neutral Fibers, at this week’s Filtech exhibition.
The company’s fully certified carbon neutral brand Deja CO2 Neutral is the latest addition to its innovative Deja range, a carbon neutral solution for PP staple fibres.
Deja CO2 Neutral Fibers come with an independently verified carbon neutral certification of compliance to demonstrate its sustainable production throughout its supply chain. Eco-fibres – Electric-car alarm
The final carbon footprint is reduced to zero through the use of clean energy, recycled water, low impact transport network and by using carbon credit offsetting for unavoidable emissions.
-Alterra’s technology selected to build ambitious 192,000 t/pa chemical recycling plant
Freepoint obtains licence for its projected Gulf Coast recycling facility
In a statement released 14 Feb., Alterra Energy announced that it has entered into its first licensing agreement in North America. The agreement – with a subsidiary of Freepoint Eco-Systems Holdings LLC – provides for the construction of a 192,000 tonnes per annum chemical recycling facility for waste plastics in the Gulf Coast region. Eco-fibres – Electric-car alarm
Alterra has developed a liquefaction technology that, unlike many of its competitors, is a continuous, rather than a batch or semi-batch process. The company currently operates an industrial-scale, fully continuous 20,000 tonnes per annum recycling facility in Akron, Ohio, where it processes, for the most part, post-consumer mixed plastic otherwise destined for landfills or incineration.
-Ford taps Michigan for new LFP battery plant; new battery chemistry offers customers value, durability, fast charging, creates 2,500 more new american jobs
Ford is the first automaker to commit to build both nickel cobalt manganese (NCM) and lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries in the U.S., helping America’s No. 2 EV company in 2022 bring EVs to more customers and diversify its U.S. supply chain
Ford is investing $3.5 billion to build an LFP battery plant in Marshall, Michigan; this wholly owned subsidiary is part of Ford’s $50 billion+ global push to lead the EV revolution. Eco-fibres – Electric-car alarm
Initial production slated for 2026 with 2,500 employees to start
Adding LFP batteries to Ford’s EV lineup this year – starting with Mustang Mach-E – and backing a U.S. LFP battery plant are key parts of the company’s Ford+ plan; this helps Ford scale more quickly, making EVs more accessible and affordable for customers
-New recycling record: 1.3 billion bottles processed
Despite numerous challenges, PET to PET Recycling Österreich GmbH in Müllendorf has set a new recycling record for 2022: 32,900 t of PET material from around 1.3 billion bottles were successfully kept in the bottle-to-bottle cycle. This corresponds to an increase in processing volume of 20% compared to the previous year (2021: 27,300 t). In 2023, the company will continue to focus on renewable energy and install a 6,400 square meter PV system with an output of 1.2 MWp on the roofing of its storage areas. Eco-fibres – Electric-car alarm
The year 2022 was also marked by economic challenges for the recycling industry in Austria. As the restrictions and burdens of the coronavirus pandemic gradually eased over the course of the year, other dramatic developments occurred: Russia’s war against Ukraine resulted in extreme energy price developments with unprecedented price swings – coupled with uncertainty about whether enough gas would be available for the winter months. Eco-fibres – Electric-car alarm
Waves of inflation, a lack of availability of raw materials and disrupted supply chains have placed enormous demands on industry for months.
-Electric car alarm: repairing them costs up to 50% more than a petrol model. Here because
ROME – Not only the purchase price, but also the repair price of an electric car in the event of an accident is higher than that of a combustion car. And that leads to a higher insurance premium. Eco-fibres – Electric-car alarm
But what are the evaluation criteria that affect the different cost of repairing electric vehicle claims? And what is their impact on claims and insurance premiums? To analyze the problem, the UK government has funded a study, which will last a few months, led by the research institute Thatcham Research, which will draw on real-world claims data through collaboration with LV= General Insurance, one of the largest insurers of electric cars in the UK which is part of the Allianz Group.
In the first phase, the project will focus on identifying what differentiates the claims workflow for electric vehicles, revealing potential weaknesses. According to a study conducted by CCC Intelligent Solutions, the average repair cost for a small electric city car, in the event of a frontal impact, is 26.6% higher than for an equivalent combustion car. Eco-fibres – Electric-car alarm
And the differential increases to 53.3% when a luxury SUV is involved. Above all, the higher costs of spare parts have an impact, linked to the greater use in electric vehicles of more expensive lightweight materials, such as aluminum and carbon fiber, as well as to their particular design.
-Microplastic pollution, the new disturbing discovery
The damage caused to the environment by human polluting activities could be irreparable. Eco-fibres – Electric-car alarm
With an article published in “Environmental Science and Technology”, a research team from the University of Barcelona, Spain, claims that the microplastics that have settled on the seabed over the last 50 years have remained intact.
Scientists have found confirmation of their hypotheses after carrying out some surveys in the Balearic Sea, near the Ebro delta, one of the longest rivers in the Iberian Peninsula.
-Elon Musk: “Times have changed”. Tesla earns more than GM and Ford
Tesla Inc. has emerged as a force to reckon with in the automotive industry, thanks to execution and external factors that support faster adoption of electric vehicles. An analyst recently shared data that highlighted how the Elon Musk-led company has risen in ranks over the years. Eco-fibres – Electric-car alarm
What Happened: Tesla has increased its sales from a mere $0.4 billion 10 years ago to $81 billion currently, said Charlie Bilello, chief market strategist at CPI Wealth noted. In comparison, legacy automakers General Motors Corp. (NYSE:GM) and Ford Motor Co. (NYSE:F) grew topline from $152 billion and $134 billion, respectively, 10 years ago to $157 billion and $158 billion, he noted.
The numbers suggest while Tesla grew revenue by 20,150% over the past decade, GM and Fed saw revenue growth of 3.3% and 17.9%, respectively. The net income comparison highlights Tesla’s supremacy even more. Eco-fibres – Electric-car alarm
GM’s net income increased from $6.2 billion to $10 billion over 10 years. Over the same time frame, Ford’s bottom line turned from a profit of $5.6 billion to a loss of $2 billion.
Tesla has increased its net profit from a negative $0.4 billion to $13 billion. It now makes more money than GM and Ford combined.
The comparison caught the attention of none other than Musk and he mused, “How times have changed.”
Why It’s Important: The lead Tesla has over its legacy counterparts which are taking baby steps toward electrification is only going to grow, provided it can continue to execute. Eco-fibres – Electric-car alarm
The company has had a head start and is way ahead of the rest of the pack, which is trying to make meaningful inroads into the industry. Tesla also has other subsidiary businesses, including energy and insurance, and it has the most extensive charging infrastructure and network which is an added advantage for vehicle sales.
From the profit perspective, the scale of operation and geographically well-diversified production give the Austin, Texas-based company an edge.
Ford and GM, therefore, have a lot of catchups to do if they have to pose a potent threat to Tesla.
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