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  • [New] NorthStar is currently working on a constellation of satellites for SSA services, and plans to later develop a separate constellation for hyperspectral Earth imaging. / the weekly ledger
  • [New] The start-ups, supported by C3iHub at IIT-Kanpur, will innovate to disrupt the cyber security space, focusing on design and development of services and products to safeguard India's critical infrastructure. / The Times Of India
  • [New] Over the next few years, we can expect to see suppliers turning to AI and machine learning for tasks like identifying design vulnerabilities, threat modeling, and remediation. / Veracode
  • [New] Gloucestershire Royal Hospital has become the first NHS hospital to start an upper GI programme with a new surgical robot, and will soon start a multi-specialty programme including colorectal surgery. / National Health Executive
  • [New] Lithium materials could be in deficit for the next 2 to 3 years, a factor that would potentially add to the cost of an electric vehicle. /
  • [New] Hitachi will build new electric vehicle components factories in Japan, the U.S. and China by the end of 2022 in a bid to expand capacity about sixfold and strengthen its position as a top supplier of key parts. / Nikkei Asia
  • [New] Events have conspired to drive global supply chains towards breaking point, threatening the fragile flow of raw materials, parts and consumer goods. / Reuters
  • [New] The current state of the materials shortage in the construction industry may be a messy global happenstance but for the near future the challenges of materials running low while demand increases will be difficult to contend with. / Planning, BIM & Construction Today
  • [New] Future manufacturing engineers will need to complement deep knowledge of automation and robotics with advanced communication skills and creativity to keep up with the pace of change in the next 10 years, a new survey by the IMechE and the Institution of Engineering and Technology has found. / Imeche
  • [New] Benchmark forecasting that nickel demand from the battery sector will surge to 1.7 million tonnes by the end of the decade, with the battery supply chain representing 35% of total demand, up from a little over 5% today.85% of BHP's nickel is now sold to global battery material suppliers. / Green Car Congress
  • [New] Car manufacturers used nearly a fifth of all aluminum consumed worldwide in 2019 and they are forecast to double their aluminum consumption by 2050 as they transition to electric vehicles. / Human Rights Watch
  • [New] The transition to electric vehicles means that car manufacturers are forecast to double their aluminum consumption by 2050. / Human Rights Watch
  • [New] CCUS investment in the UK could reach £41bn by 2030, but that with strategies to support domestic companies, the UK could also develop a supply chain that supports domestic jobs and local manufacturing of related products and goods. / Business Green
  • [New] Expenditure on CCUS infrastructure, including hydrogen production and greenhouse gas removal projects, was set to surge over the coming decade in response to UK climate targets, including the recently adopted goal to slash emissions 78% against 1990 levels by 2035. / Business Green
  • [New] The private sector plays a key role in boosting R&D spending, which it added was key to achieving important domestic priorities like tackling climate change and boosting productivity, to levelling up opportunities across the UK. / National Technology
  • [New] Absent an increase in drilling activity by public exploration & production companies, strong winter demand in the United States and overseas could propel prices to levels not seen in years. / Natural Gas Intelligence
  • [New] Outlining its strategy for an electric future, the German luxury carmaker said on Thursday it would, with partners, build eight battery plants as it ramps up EV production, and that from 2025 all new vehicle platforms would only make electric cars. / NBC News
  • [New] One of the new battery factories will be in the United States, three will be in Europe and four will be in Asia. / The New York Times
  • [New] A proactive strategy has been developed and will be utilized by participants in working collectively with the federal and Alberta governments to consider methods of reducing emissions from production, a crude oil-extraction process that yields significant carbon emissions numbers. / SHALE Magazine
  • [New] BioNTech has a production deal with China through local partner Fosun Pharma and plans to build a vaccine factory in Singapore that will begin operation in 2023. / Reuters
  • [New] U.S. production for U.S. consumption will be in high demand for years to come, so the cost of expansion will be manageable. / Epstein Research
  • [New] Amid a surge in investment to expand production capacity, chip makers fear profits will take a hit when global demand subsides. / South China Morning Post
  • [New] Senegal, the European Union and the U.S. recently signed an investment agreement to build a new vaccine manufacturing plant in Dakar, which will lead to the production of COVID-19 vaccines in Senegal. / The Globe and Mail

Last updated: 25 July 2021