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  • [New] If the United States had ramped up natural gas production, Putin could not today be blackmailing Poland and Bulgaria by cutting off their energy supply. The Federalist
  • [New] Lotte Chemical will establish a subsidiary in the United States in the first half of the year as the Biden administration encourages battery makers to manufacture in the United States by promising extra funding. Korea JoongAng Daily
  • [New] Lotte Chemical will invest 11-trillion-won ($8.6 billion) in hydrogen energy, secondary battery material and bioplastic businesses by end of 2030, with a sizable portion being invested in the United States. Korea JoongAng Daily
  • [New] Ford product experts used the opportunity to tout Lightning's unique abilities to operate as an electric generator for about the same $10,000 price as a permanent, natural-gas generator. The Detroit News
  • [New] A new study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology demonstrated that several autonomous cars controlled by a machine-learning program could pass through an intersection and help traffic flow more smoothly. The Optimist Daily
  • [New] Apple chip supplier TSMC is exploring the potential of building a new factory in Singapore to help address the global chip shortage.
  • [New] Battery cell prices will surge 22% from 2023 to 2026 amid the scarcity in raw materials needed to make EV batteries. Saxo
  • [New] Europe could face shortages of the materials needed for its clean energy transition, or risk forming new dependencies on unsustainable suppliers. Scientific American
  • [New] Claimed to be the largest LNG development project in the world, NFE is expected to increase the LNG production capacity of Qatar from 77m tonnes per annum to 110 Mtpa by 2025. gasworld
  • [New] Clearfield expects to open optical fiber production in its Mexico facility and begin production of optical cable in North America in early calendar year 2023. Inside Towers
  • [New] The Energy Department recently announced a $3 billion funding opportunity under the bipartisan infrastructure law for U.S. companies to invest in processing the mined materials to make batteries for electric vehicles. Politico
  • [New] From ramping up domestic oil production to replacing oil demand with other cleaner energy solutions, oil trade and imports will remain a vital part of America's energy supply. Elements by Visual Capitalist
  • [New] Englund hopes that year-on-year inflation metrics will fall later in 2022 as various bottlenecks for supply chains are cleared up via increasing domestic production, a slowing in US demand growth, and economic weakness abroad stemming from the Ukraine crisis. USSANews
  • [New] Apart from the import prohibitions and sanctions related to forced labor, some manufacturers are leaving China due to the reputational risk of being accused of indirect association with forced labor. JD Supra
  • [New] The low carbon hydrogen will be sold to customers along Linde's hydrogen pipeline network under long-term contracts to enable production of low carbon chemicals and fuels. American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers
  • [New] Bp and Linde announced plans to advance a major carbon capture and storage project in Texas that will enable low carbon hydrogen production at Linde's existing facilities. American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers
  • [New] A bespoke taskforce to assess the health of the UK's current and future supply chain must be established to protect manufacturers against unpredictable economic shocks, industry leaders have warned. Construction News
  • [New] Air Liquide has been committed for more than 50 years to develop the entire hydrogen value chain and will bring its expertise in both the production of low-carbon hydrogen and the development of hydrogen mobility infrastructures. gasworld
  • Unlike electric vehicle manufacturers, for example, which often need copper, graphite and nickel for their lithium batteries, Plug Power is not much affected by supply chain disruptions. news|financial
  • The Google Cloud and Litmus manufacturing solution will help enterprise customers maximize their AI investments and realize unmatched time-to-value. Google Cloud Press Corner
  • A major push is underway to onshore energy production and manufacturing in America now that Russia's attack on Ukraine has highlighted the vulnerabilities of global energy supply chains. Canary Media

Last updated: 22 May 2022