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12 Asian Entrepreneurs Win $10K for Low-Carbon Mobility, Plastic Waste, Energy Ideas
12 Asian Entrepreneurs Win $10K for Low-Carbon Mobility, Plastic Waste, Energy Ideas

CLEANTECH - UN Environment has awarded seed funding to twelve young people with business ideas on how to foster energy-efficient, low-waste and low-carbon lifestyles. Each of the winners of the Asia Pacific Low Carbon Lifestyles Challenge will receive US$10,000 and mentorship to help bring their ideas to fruition.

General Motors Highlights Water Management and Reuse Efforts in Mexico
General Motors Highlights Water Management and Reuse Efforts in Mexico

PRESS RELEASE - As a company committed to reducing water intensity across its global operations by 15 percent by 2020, General Motors is constantly looking for innovative ways to conserve water and increase efficiencies. This mindset has led the automaker to adopt a circular economy approach to maximizing water reuse in water-stressed regions, such as Mexico.

Cruising Toward a Zero, Zero, Zero Future
Cruising Toward a Zero, Zero, Zero Future

PRESS RELEASE - Last week, General Motors announced that it will begin making a production version of the self-driving Cruise AV at its Orion Township assembly plant in Michigan, while roof modules for the vehicles will be assembled at the Brownstone battery plant. The automaker will invest more than $100 million to upgrade both facilities, bringing the company a step closer to its vision for future mobility. “We’re continuing to make great progress on our plans to commercialize in 2019,” said GM President Dan Ammann. “Our Orion and Brownstown teams have proven experience in building high-quality self-driving test vehicles and battery packs, so they are well-prepared to produce the Cruise AV.”

Award-winning coating technology from BASF improves energy efficiency of vehicles
Award-winning coating technology from BASF improves energy efficiency of vehicles

PRESS RELEASE - BASF’s Coatings division has won the internationally coveted iF Design Award in the category “Automobiles/Vehicles” for its functional paint technology for passive temperature management. The jury of the iF Design Award honored the specific properties of the paint system and its design potential for mobility of the future – a successful combination of functionality and design. The prize was presented during the iF Design Award Night at “BMW Welt” in Munich.

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Trending: The Future of Mobility Is Circular
Trending: The Future of Mobility Is Circular

WASTE NOT - Discussion around the future of mobility is dominated by discourse around the shift away from fossil fuels, but this is only one small part of a more complex conversation. Even clean energy vehicles have impacts on environmental and human health. China’s industry ministry, General Motors and Goodyear are taking these often-overlooked impacts into account by focusing on waste recovery and prevention approaches that seek to establish closed-loop systems.

General Motors Expands Landfill-Free Efforts Globally
General Motors Expands Landfill-Free Efforts Globally

PRESS RELEASE - General Motors today announced an expansion of its industry-leading landfill-free program as all of the company’s manufacturing plants in Canada, Mexico and South America now recycle, reuse or convert to energy all waste from daily operations. With the addition of 27 newly certified facilities, General Motors has 142 manufacturing and non-manufacturing landfill-free facilities globally — more than any other automaker.

Toyota Tackles Climate Change, Inclusivity in ‘Start Your Impossible’ Campaign
Toyota Tackles Climate Change, Inclusivity in ‘Start Your Impossible’ Campaign

MARKETING AND COMMS - Building on the success of its “Good Odds” spots released during the Super Bowl, in which it highlighted the real-life story of Canadian Para-alpine skier Lauren Woolstencroft, auto giant Toyota has released a new ad campaign “Start Your Impossible” for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018.

Trending: Big Boosts to Fuel Cell, Solar Technology
Trending: Big Boosts to Fuel Cell, Solar Technology

CLEANTECH - Clean, efficient electricity is essential for constructing a low-carbon future, but more advanced technologies are needed to accelerate the transition away from fossil fuels. Scientists around the world are rising to the challenge, delivering new energy solutions that could finally tip the scales in favor of sustainability.

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Nissan Vehicle-to-Grid Project to Accelerate Decarbonization of UK Energy System
Nissan Vehicle-to-Grid Project to Accelerate Decarbonization of UK Energy System

CLEANTECH - Nissan is driving the future of mobility forward with a vehicle-to-grid (VG2) demonstrator project that could prove instrumental in helping the UK transition to low-carbon transportation and a smart energy system. The £9.8 million e4Futures project will allow drivers to feed energy back into the electricity grid during peak times.

CDP: Automakers Must Embrace Disruption to Remain Relevant in Low-Carbon Transition
CDP: Automakers Must Embrace Disruption to Remain Relevant in Low-Carbon Transition

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The auto sector is facing a complete overhaul with technological disruption already well underway. In order to remain relevant in the low-carbon transition, automotive companies must rapidly adapt to address technological disruption and environmental regulation. This is the key finding of a new report from CDP, which analyzes 16 of the world’s largest publicly listed automotive companies with a total market capitalization of $790 billion.

Trending: Norway Driving Low-Carbon Mobility with Lighting Tech, Enticing Incentives
Trending: Norway Driving Low-Carbon Mobility with Lighting Tech, Enticing Incentives

CLEANTECH - Norway is paving the way to a more energy-efficient, low-carbon future through new intelligent lighting technology and strong financial incentives.

How to Start a Sustainable Small Business
How to Start a Sustainable Small Business

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Does the phrase “sustainable small business” refer to a small business that contributes to environmental sustainability or to a small business that will last? The answer is both.

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Bill Ford Better World Challenge Projects Expand to India and Mexico
Bill Ford Better World Challenge Projects Expand to India and Mexico

PRESS RELEASE - The Ford Motor Company Fund, and executive chairman Bill Ford, announced the award of $200,000 in funding as part of the Bill Ford Better World Challenge. This grant will support two international projects to improve health and sanitation conditions in India and Mexico. These two recipients will be joined by a third award allocated later in 2018.

Ford Part of Global Sustainability Initiative to Help Improve Working Conditions and Reduce Environmental Impact
Ford Part of Global Sustainability Initiative to Help Improve Working Conditions and Reduce Environmental Impact

PRESS RELEASE - “Drive Sustainability”, a partnership between ten leading automotive companies (BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford, Honda, Jaguar Land Rover, Scania CV AB, Toyota Motor Europe, Volkswagen Group, Volvo Cars and Volvo Group), will set up a Raw Materials Observatory to identify and address ethical, environmental and labour rights issues in the sourcing of raw materials.

Auto Giants Launch Raw Materials Partnership to Tackle Industry Supply Chain Risk
Auto Giants Launch Raw Materials Partnership to Tackle Industry Supply Chain Risk

SUPPLY CHAIN - Electric vehicles and alternative fuels are key components of the auto industry’s vision for the future, but technology isn’t the only thing driving sustainable mobility.

11 GM Sites Achieve Conservation Certification
11 GM Sites Achieve Conservation Certification

PRESS RELEASE - As General Motors continues scaling its efforts to restore, protect and promote biodiversity, 11 more sites have earned Conservation Certification from the Wildlife Habitat Council. The company is using its land, resources and partnerships to help address pressing global biodiversity issues.

EV100, EP100, RE100 Clean Energy Initiatives Continue to Grow
EV100, EP100, RE100 Clean Energy Initiatives Continue to Grow

CLEANTECH - Corresponding with the launch of its updated Global States and Regions Annual Disclosure report in partnership with CDP and the 2017 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23), The Climate Group has announced new members and progress for its electric vehicles (EV100), energy productivity (EP100) and renewable electricity (

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BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford, VW Launch Pan-European High-Power EV Charging Network
BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford, VW Launch Pan-European High-Power EV Charging Network

CLEANTECH - The popularity of electric vehicles is on the rise, but infrastructure constraints have largely kept a widespread EV boom from becoming reality — until now.

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