Day: October 8, 2020

Ex-Tesla executive Straubel aims to build world’s top battery recycler

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By Paul Lienert

a group of people on a beach: FILE PHOTO: Aerial view of the Tesla Gigafactory near Sparks, Nevada

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FILE PHOTO: Aerial view of the Tesla Gigafactory near Sparks, Nevada

(Reuters) – Tesla co-founder J.B. Straubel wants to build his startup Redwood Materials into the world’s top battery recycling company and one of the largest battery materials companies, he said at a technology conference Wednesday.


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Straubel aims to leverage two partnerships, one with Panasonic Corp , the Japanese battery manufacturer that is teamed with Tesla at the Nevada gigafactory, and one announced weeks ago with e-commerce giant Amazon .

With production of electric vehicles and batteries about to explode, Straubel says his ultimate goal is to “make a material impact on sustainability, at an industrial scale.”

Established in early 2017, Redwood this year will recycle more than

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Don’t want to fight hot or cold war with any country: What Xi Jinping said at UNGA – world news

Chinese President Xi Jinping during his speech at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday assured the countries that China has no intention to fight a cold war or a hot one with any country.

Defending his country, Xi said, “China has no intention to fight either cold war or a hot one with any country.” The leader also warned nations against the dangers of ‘clash of civilizations’.

At the virtual meeting of world leaders, Xi urged the countries to not “politicise the fight against Covid-19”.

Here’s what all Chinese President Xi Jinping said at UNGA:

— President Xi Jinping said that China will make Covid-19 vaccines available as global public good. He also said that several Covid-19 vaccines developed by China are already in phase three clinical trials.

Xi said that vaccines will be provided to developing countries on priority basis.

— World should say no to unilateralism and

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Flight of the inspection drones: One start-up’s “crazy” idea to disrupt building inspections with tech – sUAS News

With a background in analytics and acoustic solutions, Mr. Shaun Koo, Co-founder and Chief Technical Officer of H3 Zoom.AI, took what he calls a “crazy” leap into building inspection and facilities management. 

His vision was to disrupt the industry with drones. But back in 2016 when he first conceptualised this idea, drones were not yet a mainstream gadget. “People did not know the potential of drones – what they are, what you can use them for. Singapore was not ready for drone operations at that time,” says Mr. Koo.

Yet, almost as if “the stars aligned”, H3 Zoom.AI leveraged its tele-robotic solutions and AI services to establish itself as a key player in the built environment sector within just four years. 

This was in part thanks to Mr. Koo’s sharp business acumen. He observed the built environment sector, the cornerstone of Singapore’s highly urban landscape, was “overdue for digital technology

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