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HOPIUM MACHINA VISION | June 14, 2022
One year after the presentation of the first rolling prototype of the Hopium Machina, the French manufacturer of high-end hydrogen vehicles today reveals its concept car called Hopium Machina Vision, and offers for the first time an immersion within the cockpit.
Designed by automotive designer Félix Godard, who studied at Porsche, Tesla or Lucid, the Hopium Machina Vision imagines the future of the relationship between man and machine.
At the front, the screen deploys a landscape of information across the entire width of the vehicle, accessible to both the driver and the passenger. It is transformed according to the desires, in a wave movement, in full or minimized version. The haptic center console offers a new sensory connection with the interface.
In the rear, passengers can enjoy the comfort of an uncompromising interior space and an unrivaled view of the sky.
All of the materials used for the passenger compartment meet quality requirements, to allow the vehicle to stand the test of time while keeping all its shine, in a process of transparency and traceability. These materials have been sourced in Europe , in order to reduce their environmental impact.
The exterior design of the vehicle is becoming clearer, the Hopium Machina Vision displays a three-box silhouette that is both athletic and elegant, in a skilful balance of proportions. We find the characteristic elements of the Hopium Machina, including the imposing grille which moves to optimize the cooling of the fuel cell system, and the light signature inspired by waves on the surface of the water.
Founded by Olivier Lombard , the youngest winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Hopium is the culmination of his experience acquired on motor racing circuits. Olivier Lombard has driven hydrogen-powered racing cars for 7 years, making him an expert in the field. An open-air laboratory, the race allowed Olivier Lombardand his team to reflect on new mobility solutions to meet contemporary environmental challenges. While the transport sector alone is responsible for 20% of greenhouse gas emissions, the company is positioning itself as a player in the fight against climate change. Hopium brings together a team of experts at the forefront of innovation in the hydrogen fuel cell and automotive engineering sectors, as well as leading partners.
STRATEGY AND BEST PRACTICES
ACE Green Recycling | May 16, 2022
US-based recycling technology company, ACE Green Recycling (ACE) announces its plans to build and operate four new lithium-ion battery recycling facilities with a planned total annual capacity of over 30,000 tons. The four locations will tap into previously underserved recycling markets and provide regional markets with an emissions-free, carbon-neutral recycling solution to support the global adoption of lithium-ion batteries. Lithium-ion batteries are currently employed in most of the world's portable electronic devices and electric vehicles, as well as potentially serving as grid energy storage solutions.
ACE is currently planning for facilities in Thailand, India, and USA, with planned capacities of 10,000 tons between India and Thailand and 20,000 tons in the USA. Operations in India are expected to commence by the third quarter of 2022 with initial processing capacity of 1800 tons per year, while Thailand and USA would come online in 2023 with full operational capacity planned to be achieved across all facilities by 2025.
ACE recently announced its flagship combined lead-acid and lithium-ion battery recycling park in Texas, USA. With the announcement of plans to simultaneously set-up facilities in Asia, ACE is working towards being a global player for Li-ion battery recycling. The company will be deploying its proprietary hydrometallurgical recycling process that combines a completely emissions-free, low temperature process with market-leading recovery rates in excess of 98%. ACE can also successfully reclaim valuable metals like copper and aluminum , while also being able to handle a wide variety of the world's most utilized lithium-ion battery chemistries. In line with its environmental ethos, the process also produces zero toxic solid waste or effluent.
In addition to copper and aluminum, materials recovered also include a variety of sulphates and carbonates of cobalt, manganese, and nickel, all of which leave ACE's facility "user-ready" for use in the next generation of lithium-ion batteries.
"With the set-up of these four new facilities we would strategically leverage our global supply chain experience to not only cater to the North American markets but also Asia where we have a very strong on the ground experience and existing relationships,"
-Nishchay Chadha, ACE's Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer.
ACE is already in discussions with potential partners for various battery waste supply and product off-take arrangements to guarantee a steady inflow of recyclable batteries and a ready customer for its market-grade battery materials.
When fully operational, ACE expects to provide up to 100 direct and indirect jobs to the local economy.
While the global market for lithium-ion battery recycling currently remains relatively low, key OEMs, EV manufacturers, and strategic investors remain bullish on the need for a sustainable and environmentally responsible recycling solution due to three key reasons.
The exponential growth in the adoption of lithium-ion batteries – from the already ubiquitous portable electronic devices to the widespread and growing popularity of electric vehicles – is heralding an unprecedented uptick in demand. Further, government mandates for "producer responsibility" require battery manufacturers to rapidly identify sustainable recycling solutions which can minimize the overall environmental footprint of battery manufacturing. With the continual fragility of global supply chains causing extreme price shocks , players across the value chain(s) are looking to diversify their sources of battery materials away from regions of heightened political instability.
"By providing a zero emissions lithium-ion battery recycling solution, ACE solves all of these concerns and provides the necessary supply chain localization and reliability of the valuable battery materials. Global scale up of our technology will provide vital support for a sustainable electrification of mobility and manufacturing."
- Dr Vipin Tyagi, Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of ACE.
ACE will deploy its capital and collaborate with several strategic and financial investors to set up the envisioned facilities.
ACE is already a leading pioneer in the hydrometallurgical recycling of lead-acid batteries, having already deployed its technology on a commercial scale with leading recyclers and industry players with many new facilities set to come online across Asia, Europe, and the Middle East by early 2023.
About ACE Green Recycling Inc
ACE Green Recycling is an American green recycling technology company with global operations across Southeast Asia and India. The company has successfully commercialized its proprietary recycling process for used lead-acid batteries that releases no greenhouse gas emissions and is currently scaling up its zero-emission technology to recycle lithium-ion batteries. ACE is also simultaneously working on clean technology solutions for other metallic waste streams. The team behind ACE has decades of recycling, technology and scrap supply chain experience, making them poised to become a leader in global recycling.
Greenland Technologies Holding Corporation | May 13, 2022
Greenland Technologies Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: GTEC) ("Greenland" or the "Company"), a technology developer and manufacturer of electric industrial vehicles and drivetrain systems for material handling machineries and vehicles, today announced the launch of HEVI Equipment, its new clean industrial heavy equipment brand. HEVI Equipment will serve as a rebranding of the Company's Greenland Machinery division that produces all electric industrial sized front loaders, excavators and other equipment. The Company's focused strategy is symbolized in the iconic American bison logo, which exemplifies a healthy, green environment, strength, durability and graceful power. Customers can find more information at www.gethevi.com.
The American bison has a message of duality. On one hand it serves to show the strength, power, and ruggedness that a bison possess that our vehicles also demonstrate. While on the other hand, the American bison is a living example that through endurance, perseverance, and the drive towards a more sustainable environment, we can begin to right our wrongs and start taking the steps towards a cleaner tomorrow. The American Bison was nearly driven to extinction in the 19th century from human interference and over hunting. After realizing the near extinction of the species, Americans began to take concerted efforts to preserve the species, which is why today, the American bison is once again roaming the plains freely.
"This is another important step in our company's evolution. We reached a critical juncture having launched our initial electric industrial equipment models. With the rebranding of our Greenland Machinery division as our HEVI Equipment division, we believe we will gain a further advantage in the market. We are drawing on our Company's highly successful history and leveraging our expertise in the industrial market to accelerate growth in the rapidly evolving industrial electric vehicle market."
-Raymond Wang, CEO of Greenland
About Greenland Technologies Holding Corporation
Greenland Technologies Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: GTEC) is a developer and a manufacturer of drivetrain systems for material handling machineries and electric vehicles, as well as electric industrial vehicles. Information on the Company's clean industrial heavy equipment division can be found at HEVI Equipment, its new clean industrial heavy equipment division.