A Japanese hybrid train company has made an engine 45% smaller and 20% more economical on fuel than conventional diesel locomotives. Kinki Sharyo use a diesel engine combined with lithium-ion batteries. Unlike diesel trains the hybrid only requires one engine for two locomotives making it lighter and more economical on fuel.
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Ten key partner countries have established the Minerals Security Partnership (MSP) initiative to bolster critical mineral supply chains across the globe amid concerns of a predicted shortfall.
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