SP Member News Roundup – May 2024

SP provides a forum for global automotive manufacturers and their large and small suppliers to work together toward a shared vision of an automotive industry with positive environmental impact.

This monthly series collects recent news and updates through May 2024 highlighting efforts of SP member companies and partners to advance initiatives with positive environmental impact.

  • Ascend Elements and Call2Recycle Formalize Agreement to Offer Customized EV Battery Management, Logistics and Recycling Services, A new agreement between Ascend Elements and Call2Recycle will bring customized electric vehicle (EV) battery management, logistics and recycling services to automotive dealerships, recyclers, and repair facilities. Click Here
  • Bosch Ventures Amplifies Commitment to Cleantech with Two Battery Recycling Investments, Bosch Ventures, the corporate venture capital unit of the Bosch Group, announces two significant investments in the battery recycling sector within a week, marking a significant step towards sustainable technology development. Click Here
  • Chemovator invests in Detroit-based startup Heartland rethinking plastics using natural fiber reinforcements, Chemovator, the business incubator and early-stage investor of BASF, has successfully finalized an investment in Heartland. The Detroit-based startup is a frontrunner in the production of natural fiber plastic additives, and the latest addition to Chemovator’s external-facing Elevate program. Click Here
  • Clarios Formalizes Joint Development Agreement with Sodium-Ion Battery Developer Altris, Clarios and Altris, a Swedish developer and prototype manufacturer of sodium-ion batteries, announced an exclusive Joint Development Agreement (JDA) for low voltage mobility applications. Click Here
  • Edison International Releases 2023 Sustainability Report, Edison International, Trio’s parent company, has released its 2023 Sustainability Report. This report details the company’s 2023 achievements toward a clean energy future that is reliable, resilient and accessible to all customers and communities. Click Here
  • Ford Advances Training, Sustainability and Community Engagement as Blueoval City Construction Progresses, Ford’s BlueOval City campus in Stanton, Tenn., is taking shape as robotic training cells, conveyors, paint spray booths and stamping press lines are installed at the Tennessee Electric Vehicle Center assembly plant. Click Here
  • Glencore publishes 2023 Sustainability Report, Glencore plc published its 2023 Sustainability Report, which is available at glencore.com/publications. As in previous years, this year’s Sustainability Report covers the material sustainability-related topics that are not covered in detail in our other publications. Click Here
  • Honda plants 85,000 trees to capture carbon and enhance biodiversity near its Ohio operations, Honda announced the planting of 85,000 trees in Union County, Ohio as part of the company’s latest effort to enhance biodiversity and reduce its environmental footprint. The 85,000 trees planted on 100 acres of Honda-owned land along the Flat Branch Creek near its Marysville Auto Plant, East Liberty Auto Plant and Auto Development Center will increase the company’s carbon sequestration efforts, improve existing riparian buffers, and serve as home for a diverse group of insects, animals, birds and plants. The native trees will be known as the “Honda Power of Dreams Forest.” Click Here
  • Li-Cycle Partners with Daimler Truck North America on Recycling Lithium-ion Batteries, Li-Cycle Holdings Corp., a lithium-ion battery resource recovery company, is proud to support Daimler Truck North America (DTNA) on its goal to integrate a comprehensive circular economy approach across its operations to reduce its carbon footprint. Click Here
  • Li-Cycle Publishes 2023 Sustainability Report, Li-Cycle Holdings Corp., a lithium-ion battery resource recovery company, is pleased to announce the publication of its 2023 Sustainability Report. Building on Li-Cycle’s inaugural 2022 Interim Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Report, the Company’s 2023 Sustainability Report provides a look back at the progress the Company has made over the past year and offers enhanced details of its ESG performance and planned initiatives. Click Here
  • 2023 Metrus Impact Report, Metrus Energy is proud to announce the release of its fourth annual Impact Report, which details the environmental impact of our customer projects and the net savings in CO2, electricity, natural gas, oil, and water achieved across our portfolio, which includes 943 sites in 34 states. Climate-related data is the “north star” for our business, validating and guiding all that we do, and we share this report both to demonstrate our commitment to disclosure and to lead by example as we encourage the transition to sustainable energy. Click Here
  • Penske Energy Formed to Advise and Support Commercial Fleets on EV Infrastructure, Penske Transportation Solutions and ForeFront Power have formed a new joint venture named Penske Energy LLC. The new venture aims to help commercial fleet operators plan, design, and deploy optimized EV charging infrastructure capabilities that support and safeguard their operations. Click Here
  • As Recycling Grows, So Does the Need for New Strategies, Technology, In 1995, after graduating from the College for Creative Studies with a degree in industrial and product design and an eye toward bettering the environment, Keith Zendler founded Environmental Services of North America Inc. in Detroit. Nearly thirty years later, the company retooled and relaunched to focus on waste management and upgraded its technology to help it expand and improve its services and expand its network of partners domestically and globally. Click Here
  • Superior Environmental Solutions Acquires Arrowhead Environmental Services, Superior Environmental Solutions (“SES”) announced that it has acquired Arrowhead Environmental Services (“Arrowhead”). The combination broadens SES’s geographic reach into the Southern Mid-Atlantic market, where Arrowhead is based, and expands SES’s position as a leading provider of environmental and industrial services in the Midwestern and Southeastern United States. Click Here
  • WM Opens $55 Million Renewable Natural Gas Facility in Dallas Area, WM announced the opening of a new renewable natural gas (RNG) facility in Lewisville, Texas, outside of Dallas. The nearly $55 million WM DFW RNG facility is expected to generate approximately 1.2 million MMBtu per year of RNG, which serves the equivalent of almost 55,000 households annually or the ability to fuel up to 1,100 heavy-duty vehicles per day. Click Here

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