Total S.A.

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Total is one of the largest integrated oil and gas companies in the world, with activities in more than 130 countries. The Group is also a first rank player in chemicals. Its 97,000 employees put their expertise to work in every part of the industry - exploration and production of oil and natural gas, refining and marketing, new energies, trading, and chemicals. Total is working to help satisfy the global demand for energy, both today and tomorrow.
Total is striving to diversify its supply to help meet growing energy demand in the long term. The Group holds a 66% stake in SunPower, a world leader in solar energy. Additionally, Total is actively engaged in a number of renewable research and development projects, such as solar and biomass.
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2021
23 Sep 2021

Off Grid Solar Plus Storage Improves Broadband Access in Sierra Leone

The new solar power grid will have the capacity to run for up to 356 hours across all sites without a genset, reducing the network's carbon dioxide emissions by 347.41 tonnes per year. Zoodlabs has an incredible vision to improve Sierra Leone's broadband internet access and power that infrastructure entirely with off-grid renewable energy.
23 Sep 2021

Airbus Reveals the Next Generation of CityAirbus

Airbus has announced plans for a new CityAirbus as the emerging Urban Air Mobility market begins to firm up. Ushering in the next generation of CityAirbus, the fully electric vehicle is equipped with fixed wings, a V-shaped tail, and eight electrically powered propellers as part of its uniquely designed distributed propulsion system. It is designed to carry up to four passengers in a zero emissions flight in multiple applications.
23 Sep 2021

Electric Motors for Electric Vehicles 2022-2032

Forecasts taken from IDTechEx report "Electric Motors for Electric Vehicles 2022-2032"
22 Sep 2021

First-in-World Heart Implant: Women Receives Novel Artificial Heart

A cardiothoracic surgical team has performed the world's first Aeson bioprosthetic total artificial heart implantation in a female patient. The investigational device, currently intended as a bridge to heart transplant, is part of an Early Feasibility Study.
20 Sep 2021

Xiaomi Unveils Smart Glasses

Xiaomi Smart Glasses is capable of combining imaging system and sensors into a subtle, ordinary glasses design through MicroLED optical waveguide technology. Weighing a mere 51g, Xiaomi Smart Glasses is able to display messages and notifications, make calls, navigate, capture photos, and translate text right before your eyes.
20 Sep 2021

Tritium

Founded in 2001 by e-mobility pioneers, Tritium designs and manufactures proprietary hardware and software to create DC fast chargers for electric vehicles.
16 Sep 2021

Wärtsilä Energy Storage Solution to Support Decarbonisation of Mining

Wärtsilä will supply a 9.2 MW / 8.7MWh energy storage system to Zenith Energy, an Independent Power Producer in Australia. Zenith sells the electrical power it produces to some of the world's largest mining companies with operations in Australia.
14 Sep 2021

Stratasys Advances Shift to Additive Manufacturing at Scale

Stratasys Ltd has highlighted today solutions for advancing additive manufacturing at production scale, including new innovative material offerings, an expanded software partner ecosystem, and the availability of new polymer 3D printing systems for the US market.
14 Sep 2021

World's Largest 3D Printed Shipboard Fitting

Keppel Technology & Innovation has received a verification certificate for a 3D printed deck mounted type Panama Chock from DNV, the independent energy expert and assurance provider's Global Additive Manufacturing Technology Centre of Excellence in Singapore. The component, which is intended for non-class maritime applications, is the world's largest 3D-printed shipboard fitting.
14 Sep 2021

Energy Storage Capsules Operate 20 Years With Negligible Degradation

Nostromo Energy Ltd submitted preliminary results from a 2-year accelerated stress study to Royal Dutch Shell. The study was funded by and conducted in cooperation with Shell. The results from the study were submitted to Shell and are currently under review.
13 Sep 2021

Ynvisible Produces Displays for Electroninks Stem Learning Kit

Ynvisible Interactive Inc is beginning commercial production and supply of its electrochromic displays for STEM learning leader Circuit Scribe. As a result of Ynvisible and Electroninks partnership (announced in 2019), Electroninks' new STEM learning kit will go on sale in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom for Holiday 2021.
9 Sep 2021

US Solar Energy to Generate More Power in 2035 Than All Homes Use Now

The Solar Futures Study details the significant role solar will play in decarbonizing the nation's power grid. The study shows that by 2035, solar energy has the potential to power 40% of the nation's electricity, drive deep decarbonization of the grid, and employ as much as 1.5 million people—without raising electricity prices.
9 Sep 2021

Electric Cars Could Be Cheaper to Run Thank You Think

Electric vehicles can cost around half as much to run as petrol and diesel cars, says one of the UK's leading automotive finance companies. To mark World EV Day on 9th September, Volkswagen Financial Services UK (VWFS) has released data from its online EV-4-Me quiz, designed for consumers to discover how an EV would fit into their lifestyle, which shows that drivers can expect average annual running costs of £866* when behind the wheel of an electric vehicle. This is a whopping £711 cheaper than a comparable petrol car (£1,577 annual cost) and a substantial £640 less expensive than a diesel car (£1,508 annual cost). Volkswagen Financial Services UK's data insights team can also reveal that annual finance cases for electric vehicles are up 128% so far this year compared to the whole of 2019. Research conducted by Volkswagen Financial Services UK earlier this year found that 63%** of all people considering making the switch from combustion cars to an EV look into the running costs, so it is clearly an important topic. The UK government is due to ban sales of new petrol and diesel cars from 2030 and Volkswagen Financial Services UK's findings are broadly reflective of the government's Advisory Fuel Rates (AFR)***. Rebecca Whitmore, EV Senior Product Owner at Volkswagen Financial Services UK, said: "It's great to see the growth of EV adoption in the UK, with more electric vehicles registered than diesel cars for the second month in a row in July this year. Presse | News | Prensa | Tisk | Imprensa | Prasa | Stampa | Pers | Пресса Under embargo until 00.01 on Thursday 9th September Electric cars could be cheaper to run than you think - and finance cases have more than doubled since 2019 "Our digital tools such as EV-4-Me and the EV&Me app are great places to start researching electric cars. "Our customer research tells us that customers really value the experience of an EV test drive, as of those who took a test drive in a recent study, 95% said that it was important in helping with their decision to purchase an EV. Our try before you buy proposition takes this one step further, giving customers a chance to experience what it's like to live with an EV before making the commitment to buy." How do we achieve more mainstream adoption of electric cars? As part of the Government's Road to Zero strategy, all new rapid charge points installed since spring 2020 should provide debit or credit card payment, to encourage greater EV uptake. Up until that point consumers were restricted to charging using the relevant provider's charge card or app. Mike Coulton, EV Consultant at Volkswagen Financial Services UK, said: "There are more than 25,000 charging points in over 15,500 locations across the UK^, but with multiple charge point operators (CPOs) asking motorists to sign up to their individual subscription or membership services to charge their EV, access can be an issue. This fragmented marketplace can make it difficult for individuals and business fleets looking to make the switch to EV, which is why a universal payment app, such as Volkswagen Financial Services Fleet's Charge&Fuel product, helps to ease this burden considerably. "When it comes to combating range anxiety, it is worth noting that the all-electric Volkswagen ID.3 Tour with its 77kWh battery can travel up to 340 miles on a single charge on the WLTP (combined) cycle, whilst cheaper variants with the 58kWh battery can still achieve 264 miles on the same cycle." Volkswagen Financial Services UK's research shows this aligns with the minimum mileage people would want an electric vehicle to travel without having to charge en-route to a destination. Volkswagen Financial Services UK data shows that 75% of people would expect their electric vehicle to travel up to 300 miles on a single charge. Mike Todd, CEO at Volkswagen Financial Services UK, said: "The case for making the switch to electric is getting stronger all the time and some of the anxieties that drivers may have around cost, range and charging are proving to be less of an issue as EV technology continues to evolve at pace. I think a big part of boosting mainstream adoption of electric cars is reminding people of how we actually travel in our everyday lives. "The average length of each car journey in the UK is fewer than 10 miles, and with public charging stations being installed at supermarkets, gyms and elsewhere, frequent top-ups rather than big weekly charges are likely to be the norm for many, especially those without off-street parking. One analogy I like to borrow is that charging an EV should be approached in the same way we top up a smartphone battery - something that's much easier if you have multiple chargers dotted around your house." For more information on whether switching to an electric car is the right move for you, visit Volkswagen Financial Services' dedicated EV hub: https://customer.vwfs.co.uk/vwfs-uk---electric-vehicles/is-an-ev-right-for-me-.html Try before you buy Volkswagen Financial Services UK is set to pilot a 'try before you buy' experience through its Rent-a-Car business at Johnsons Birmingham this month, where customers can test drive an electric Volkswagen ID.3 for up to seven days. The experience has been designed to give people considering switching to an EV an extended period to understand what driving an electric car is all about. Uniquely, if the customer then buys a new or used Volkswagen ID.3 from the retailer within 30 days they will get their full rental costs refunded. It's hoped this pilot will eventually be rolled out to all Volkswagen Financial Services UK Rent-a-Car locations. How can you finance an electric vehicle? People looking to make the switch to an electric vehicle can read about the Volkswagen Financial Services UK Lease&Care package, which has been designed to make switching to an electric vehicle simpler for customers. The flexibility of this finance plan means all servicing and car costs are covered in one easy, single monthly payment. This product is available across Volkswagen and ŠKODA EV models. For more information, head to: https://customer.vwfs.co.uk/car-finance-options/lease-care.html Similarly, consumers are invited to download the EV&Me app, which Volkswagen Financial Services UK created to demonstrate to customers how an electric or plug-in hybrid Audi or CUPRA vehicle could fit into their lifestyle. By analysing driving behaviour, the app can give insight into how many journeys can be driven without stopping to charge and the cost savings that come from the switch to electric. To find out more, click here: https://customer.vwfs.co.uk/vwfs-uk---electric-vehicles.html ENDS Note to editors: *EV-4-ME is designed to offer guidance on which fuel type might be most appropriate for you, based on your answers to the questions provided. It should not be relied upon solely to inform your buying decision. We advise speaking to your local dealer and carefully considering your personal circumstances before making a final decision. Running costs, predicted emissions, benefit-in-kind rates and Plug In Vehicle Grant calculations have been based on representative vehicles for each of the fuel types. The indicative running cost is an annual figure, based on the fuel costs for a given MPG or kWh/mile and servicing costs for a representative model of each fuel type, plus the London Congestion Charge savings based on your answers. The figure of £866 is based on a vehicle budget of up to £30,000, driving fewer than 10,000 miles annually and up to 30 miles daily, and does not take into account the London Congestion Charge. **The data for this study was collected in February 2021 and comprises responses from 259 EV considerers composed of a mixture of members of the public and customers. ***Data from https://www.gov.uk/guidance/advisory-fuel-rates. Advisory fuel rates are the government's recommended rates for reimbursing employees' fuel costs while driving a company car on business. Currently, a diesel car driver can receive between 9p-13p per mile, whilst a petrol car driver can claim between 11p-19p per mile. However, an electric car receives just 4p per mile - roughly a third of what can be claimed for a petrol vehicle. ^Data from independent website www.zap-map.com Contact: Volkswagen Financial Services UK | PR Sam Balls Phone: +44 (0) 7385426618 Sam.balls@vwfs.co.uk https://customer.vwfs.co.uk/volkswagen-financial-services-uk/media.html Information for editors: Volkswagen Financial Services are a business division of the Volkswagen AG group of companies and comprise Volkswagen Financial Services AG along with its associated companies, Volkswagen Bank GmbH, Porsche Financial Services, and the financial services companies in the USA and Canada that belong directly or indirectly to Volkswagen AG - with the exception of the financial services of the Scania brand and Porsche Holding Salzburg. The key business fields embrace dealer and customer financing, leasing, the bank and insurance business, fleet management and mobility offers. Volkswagen Financial Services have a total of 16,558 employees worldwide, Volkswagen Financial Services report total assets of around EUR 225.6 billion, an operating result of EUR 2.8 billion and a portfolio of around 21.9 million current contracts (as at: 31.12.2020).
8 Sep 2021

Zero Emission Services Commences Operation

Zero Emission Services has commenced with the Alphenaar, the first Dutch inland vessel to use interchangeable energy containers for propulsion. The Alphenaar sails between Alphen aan den Rijn and Moerdijk transporting beer for HEINEKEN, ZES's first end customer.
6 Sep 2021

SES

SES, formerly known as SolidEnergy Systems, used to pursue solid-state Li-Metal technology. SolidEnergy was a spin out from MIT founded in 2012 by Dr. Qichao Hu. It was incubated at A123 in its early years. In 2015, Dr Hu realized that all solid-state batteries look good on paper but have fundamental difficulties in real cell production. Then in 2018, the company changed its name to SES after restructuring, addressing its focus on hybrid approach with high-concentration solvent-in-salt liquid electrolyte, solid-state protection coating for Li-Metal anode and AI software to monitor the battery health. The hybrid approach also has a more practical mass manufacturing capability.
3 Sep 2021

Which COVID-19 Patients Are Most Likely to Need Ventilators?

Researchers are developing a computational tool to help medical staff decide which patients will need the most extensive treatment for COVID-19.
3 Sep 2021

€45million EU-SCORES Project: Multi-Source Offshore Marine Energy

A new €45million marine energy project - European SCalable Offshore Renewable Energy Sources (EU-SCORES) - is paving the way for bankable multi-source offshore parks across Europe by 2025.
1 Sep 2021

Class 6 Fuel Cell Electric Truck Powered by Hexagon Purus & Ballard

Hexagon Purus and Ballard Power Systems have formed a new collaboration to produce Class 6 & 7 Fuel Cell Electric Trucks powered by Hexagon Purus' turnkey electric drivetrain and hydrogen storage system solutions and Ballard's fuel cell module.
1 Sep 2021

AMPLY Power Integrates WattTime API

As pressure mounts for transportation fleets and their organizations to measure, reduce, and report total greenhouse gas emissions, AMPLY Power is tapping environmental technology nonprofit WattTime to provide its electric vehicle, bus, and truck customers with access to emission reductions data and the ability to automatically charge when GHG emissions from electricity generating plants are low.
31 Aug 2021

Why Driving Will be Outlawed by 2050

Autonomous cars will match or exceed human safety by 2024, after which they will grow rapidly at a CAGR of 30% finds IDTechEx's new report "Autonomous Cars, Robotaxis & Sensors 2022-2042". By the 2040s, they will be capable of fulfilling the world's mobility needs without a single collision. So why should humans be allowed to continue driving?