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Commented by Armin Schulz on April 19th, 2023 | 08:20 CEST
Nel ASA, First Hydrogen, Volkswagen - Funding paves the way for green hydrogen
After the USD 750 billion US climate package, the European Union followed suit with the Green Deal Industrial Plan to remain competitive. At the end of March, the "EU Renewable Energy Directive" was rewritten with the goal of sourcing 45% of total power from renewables by 2030. This will add more speed to the expansion of renewable energies, which will ultimately also help hydrogen technology. The more green electricity is available, the cheaper green hydrogen becomes. At least EUR 100 billion are to be made available as subsidies by 2030. Today we look at 3 companies that could benefit from the subsidies.Read
Commented by Juliane Zielonka on March 24th, 2023 | 07:55 CET
First Phosphate, Volkswagen and Vonovia - Winners in climate poker
On March 26, the residents of Berlin will vote on whether their city should become climate neutral by 2030 - 3.6 million inhabitants travel daily by car, bus and train. For mineral explorer companies like First Phosphate, the potential acceleration in demand is already a win-win, as demand for basic materials for batteries increases dramatically. Volkswagen, for example, may soon launch large-scale industrial production of cathode materials (CAM) and precursor materials (PCAM) in Europe, thanks to the go-ahead from regulators. Vonovia is also getting enterprising: the group owns 136,000 apartments in Berlin.Read
Commented by Nico Popp on March 22nd, 2023 | 10:42 CET
Subsidies beckon, shareholders profit: Volkswagen, NEL, First Hydrogen
Money from the state comes in handy for many companies. This is especially true when the challenges are great, and the capital requirements are immense. For large industrial companies, subsidies have always been part of the package. Just recently, Volkswagen, for example, picked up money in South Carolina. We explain in which industries there is also something "to be had" for shareholders.Read
Commented by André Will-Laudien on March 20th, 2023 | 08:30 CET
The big battery question of 2023: BASF, Altech Advanced Materials, Volkswagen - Who is the fastest?
In recent months it has become clear to investors that the global economy will have to contend with sharp price increases after the pandemic. The greatest inflationary pressure comes from scarce raw materials, especially for high-tech industrial goods. That is because the trend toward climate protection is forcing the industry to make its manufacturing processes more resource-efficient. As a result, this requires major investment in new energy plants and storage systems. Electromobility is still the smaller problem here because how will humanity secure green energy supplies around the globe? The energy hunger of the emerging nations already exceeds the new demand in the industrialized nations by a factor of six. Sophisticated ideas are needed!Read
Commented by Juliane Zielonka on March 17th, 2023 | 19:17 CET
First Hydrogen, Volkswagen, Daimler Truck - The unstoppable energy transition, who is winning the race?
Canadian fuel cell manufacturer Ballard Power joins First Hydrogen for LCV test drive. The two companies are cooperating to produce the world's first hydrogen-powered vans. According to expert forecasts, the logistics industry will be worth EUR 13.7 billions by 2027. Change at Volkswagen's premium Audi brand is proceeding rather sluggishly. The regulations imposed by the EU are causing problems for CEO Duesmann, who sees it as unrealistic to implement everything that Brussels demands by 2025. Daimler Truck, on the other hand, is looking forward to a major order that will soon get 1.8 million people in the Hamburg metropolitan region moving. The Hamburg-Holstein transport authority signs a major order.Read
Commented by Nico Popp on March 9th, 2023 | 10:58 CET
Innovations for millions: Volkswagen, JinkoSolar, Meta Materials
If a company is ahead of the competition, its business runs all by itself. Large companies invest billions to set themselves apart from the market. But the structure of corporations too often puts the brakes on visionary projects. Fortunately, there are smaller companies that are wholly committed to new technology. We present three companies and explain which could soon become the focus of the big players.Read
Commented by André Will-Laudien on March 9th, 2023 | 10:56 CET
Running out of fuel? BYD, Porsche, VW, Globex Mining - Metals in demand!
In benchmarking, anyone who sees electromobility at the forefront cannot ignore a powerful battery. In the last 3 years, there have been no real leaps forward in development, but at least power compression in lithium-ion technology achieved a doubling of the range and, in parallel, also lowered the previously long charging times. This made an electric vehicle suitable for long-distance travel for the first time, even though faster discharge must be expected in winter due to non-engine services such as heating. But technological development continues, and BYD, as one of the world market leaders, sets technological standards. Which stocks are the favourites in the sector?Read
Commented by Nico Popp on March 6th, 2023 | 14:10 CET
German industry at a crossroads: Volkswagen, Altech Advanced Materials, BASF
There was often talk of the end of German industry last year. But fortunately, gas supplies did not run out, and many companies showed themselves to be extremely robust in their quarterly figures. Nevertheless, many companies, too, are facing difficult decisions. We look at what is at stake and what this may mean for investors.Read
Commented by Nico Popp on February 16th, 2023 | 22:10 CET
Rare earths are increasingly important: Rheinmetall, Defense Metals, Volkswagen
Der Spiegel, Die Welt, Münchner Merkur - in the past week alone, many media reported on the role of rare earths in the energy transition. The conclusion everywhere: rare earths are not rare but urgently needed. Mining sites, therefore, urgently need to be developed - ideally in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way. We focus on three companies in urgent need of rare earths or considered up-and-coming producers.Read
Commented by Juliane Zielonka on February 15th, 2023 | 12:01 CET
Altech Advanced Materials, Volkswagen, BASF - Innovative strength pushes growth
In the hunt for the precious raw materials needed for the energy transition, carmaker Volkswagen now has Canada on its radar. There, the Company wants to extract the lithium it so urgently needs for electric batteries. The Company would do well to reorganize its supply chains, and the EU is pushing for a CO2-friendly transformation of the automotive industry. The Company Altech Advanced Materials promises a higher performance of electric batteries. Its innovative technology allows electric batteries to perform better, which is ideal for the energy turnaround demanded by politicians. Chemical giant BASF is experiencing that politics cannot always be to the advantage of its own company. Once again, it is the EU that wants to ban a product...Read