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Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 33 n° 335

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InvestEU Fund agreed: Boosting strategic, sustainable and innovative investments

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 10 dicembre 2020

On Monday evening, EP and Council negotiators struck a deal on the new InvestEU programme, which supports investments and guarantees simplified access to financing.InvestEU will foster strategic, sustainable and innovative investments and address market failures, sub-optimal investments and the investment gap in targeted sectors, for the period 2021-27.Recognising that many companies are at risk of insolvency due to the COVID-19 crisis, EP negotiators from the Budgetary and Economic and Monetary Affairs committees insisted that capital support be provided to SMEs that have been negatively affected by the crisis.They were also able to ensure that strategic investments will be made in manufacturing of pharmaceuticals, medical devices and supplies – crucial in the midst of a pandemic – as well as the production of Information and Communication Technology, components and devices in the EU. InvestEU will therefore be able to build on the support provided by its predecessor, the European Fund for Strategic Investments, for the BioNTech and Curevac coronavirus vaccines.Negotiators agreed that InvestEU support should finance sustainable projects that can prove their positive environmental, climate and social impact. Investment projects should also be subject to the principle of “do no significant harm”, meaning they must not negatively affect the EU’s environmental and social objectives .Additionally, MEPs made sure that InvestEU contributes to achieving the target of spending at least 30% of the EU funds on climate objectives until 2027.The EU guarantee of around €26 billion (current prices) is expected to mobilise €400 billion in additional investment across the European Union and will be allotted to the following policy objectives:Sustainable infrastructure: 37,8% (around €9,9 billion); Research, Innovation and Digitalisation: 25,1% (around € 6,6 billion); SMEs: 26,4% (around € 6,9 billion) Social investment and Skills: 10,6% (around € 2,8 billion). Moreover, the European investment Fund (EIF), which will contribute to the implementation of the InvestEU programme, will get an additional €375 million.

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Boosting Market Prospects

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 26 febbraio 2011

London Currently, there is little economic sense to recycle lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries. Batteries contain only a small fraction of lithium carbonate as a percent of weight and are inexpensive compared to cobalt or nickel. However, if the number of electric vehicles (EVs) and their associated battery packs increase in the long term, recycling and reuse will help validate the tag, ‘green car’. Reuse and recycling ensure that the energy source of EVs are in a closed loop and complete a full lifecycle. Though lithium is 100 per cent recyclable, the battery-grade lithium from the recycling process is costlier than lithium from direct sources. Lack of price incentives and legislation restricts lithium recycling. Furthermore, there are only limited incentives for utilities using energy storage, thus hindering reuse activities. Apart from cobalt or nickel in existing battery packs, only a few valuable metals with the potential to be used in batteries are under research and development. Low-value elements like iron and phosphorous, currently in research, will pose a greater challenge to creating a profitable recycling program without additional incentives or the addition of more valuable lithium. The lack of valuable materials in batteries often limits the potential for recycling. The advent of Li-ion batteries is expected to spur automotive and utility industries to sell a common fuel electricity to consumers. Furthermore, with second life applications, Li-ion batteries are poised to contribute to a further net reduction in emission, like that of carbon dioxide, beyond that achieved by using an EV.Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, enables clients to accelerate growth and achieve best-in-class positions in growth, innovation and leadership. The company’s Growth Partnership Service provides the CEO and the CEO’s Growth Team with disciplined research and best-practice models to drive the generation, evaluation, and implementation of powerful growth strategies. Frost & Sullivan leverages 50 years of experience in partnering with Global 1000 companies, emerging businesses and the investment community from more than 40 offices on six continents. To join our Growth Partnership, please visit http://www.frost.com.

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