December 31

India looking at $40 billion investment to boost battery manufacturing capacity

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享ET Energy World:The government is considering a plan to establish battery making capacity of 40 gigawatts (GW) to give a boost to its electrical vehicles and renewable energy initiatives, an official said. It will ask states to compete for the opportunity to set up internationally competitive facilities that will also service global markets. Domestic and global battery makers will be asked to bid for setting up plants in the selected states.The proposal is expected to entail investments of $40 billion in the next two-three years and is likely to garner interest from global battery manufacturing firms and renewable energy players such as SoftBank, Tesla and Panasonic, a government official said.The Centre is working on fiscal and non-fiscal measures to enable states to set up manufacturing units as competitive as those in China. Bids will be judged on the basis of land, incentives, power tariff discounts and regulatory and industrial support. Plants have to be competitive so that exports are commercially viable.The large-scale battery manufacturing proposal is aimed at making storage systems competitive in India so electric vehicle adoption becomes more viable. Batteries and battery cells are imported from the likes of China and the US. With plans to add 175 GW renewable energy generation capacity by 2022 and ensure that 30% of India’s vehicles are electrically powered by 2030, the demand for battery storage is pegged at 300 GW.“The Centre is exploring opportunities on how to make battery manufacturing at giga-scale happen quickly and in the shortest possible time because that is the crux of the entire growth, be it electric vehicles or new and renewable energy sources,” the government official said.“The industry needs to have confidence to come forward, as there is huge requirement of battery storage,” said another official. “Even for just the FAME-II targets of e-vehicles, we will require 70 GW batteries in the next three years. A company that starts making them here can become a global leader rather than looking up to countries such as Vietnam, Korea or China.” The official urged India to first make batteries before moving on to cells.More: Centre to invite bids for 40GW battery plants India looking at $40 billion investment to boost battery manufacturing capacitylast_img read more

September 24

Heinz Recalls Gravy

first_imgSTATEWIDE — It couldn’t come at a worse time than right before Thanksgiving.A labeling error has led to the recall of 500 cases of Heinz Home Style Bistro Au Jus Gravy.The jars were mistakenly labeled as Heinz Pork Gravy, which does not show that the product contains milk and soy, according to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration.The labeling error could lead to the inadvertent consumption of milk or soy and cause health problems for those who are allergic to either substance.So far, there are no reports of any illnesses caused by the error, but those who bought the jars should return them for a full refund.last_img read more

September 17

Top career moments of each Boeheim’s Army Syracuse alum

first_imgMookie Jones – December 2009 vs. OaklandJones had his career derailed after a promising start, including one game in which he delivered 13 points against Oakland in his redshirt freshman season. The 13 points were a career high and they came in just 16 minutes. He also shot 44.6 percent from 3 that season, good for second on SU’s single-season record list at the time.Eric Devendorf – The late shot preceding an epicDevendorf actually had quite a fruitful career with the Orange, averaging 14.5 points per game over his four years. But he’ll be remembered most for a shot that didn’t count, his waved-off buzzer-beater that allowed one of the greatest games in college basketball history to ensue. A collection of former Syracuse basketball players and two others will play their second game in The Basketball Tournament Sunday afternoon. After a 91-73 win over 13th-seeded NYCSuperstars, No. 1 seed Boeheim’s Army will face 20th & Olney, a collection of former La Salle players, on Sunday at 4:15 p.m..Here are the top moments from the careers of each Syracuse alum on the Boeheim’s Army roster. Not included are Donte Greene and Rick Jackson, who won’t be with the team for Sunday’s game, and Josh Pace, who is no longer on the team.Baye Moussa Keita – 2013 Big East tournament semifinals vs. GeorgetownKeita anchored fifth-seeded Syracuse against the top-seeded Hoyas en route to a 58-55 overtime win. Keita tied for a team high with 13 points and went a perfect 7-of-7 from the foul line. He pulled down a team-high eight rebounds and played a career-high 41 minutes in SU’s semifinal win.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHakim Warrick – “The Block”With under three seconds remaining in the 2003 national championship, Kansas’ Michael Lee received a pass in the corner from Kirk Hinrich with the Jayhawks trailing by three. He put up a shot from behind the arc that would’ve sent the game to overtime, but Warrick came soaring in to tip the ball and preserve Syracuse’s only national title to this day. Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on July 19, 2015 at 1:33 pm Contact Matt: | @matt_schneidman Demetris Nichols – February 2007 vs. St. John’sNichols went off for a career-high 37 points against the Red Storm in a 76-74 win in the Carrier Dome. It set the Syracuse record for most points scored by an individual in Big East play, which included seven 3-pointers and a string of eight consecutive made baskets in a 23-11 SU run.Terrence Roberts – 2007 Big East tournament quarterfinals against Notre DameDespite SU’s loss, Roberts pulled down 20 rebounds, the most for a Syracuse player in 16 years. Eleven of those were on the offensive glass, and he also added 10 points in a game that was the final nail in Syracuse’s 2007 NCAA tournament hopes.Lawrence Moten – February 1995 at VillanovaMoten, who averaged over 17 points per game in each of his four years, poured in a career-high 36 against the Wildcats on Valentine’s Day in 1995. His 15 made field goals were the most since Rudy Hackett had 15 in 1975. Commentslast_img read more