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At the heart of Northvolt’s plans is what the company calls a “gigafactory” producing batteries in northern Sweden. Photo: Ronny Hartmann / AFP
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Northvolt: building one of Europe’s largest battery factories

Swedish electric car battery maker Northvolt, which recently received a $14 billion (11.7-billion-euro) order from Volkswagen, has ambitious plans to become one of Europe's largest battery makers
Freight lorries queue outside the port of Dover on the south coast of England on December 10, 2020, before boarding ferries to Europe. Photo: Justin Tallis / AFP
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Shortages, jams and shutdowns: UK readies for Brexit ‘no-deal’ chaos

Food shortages, tailbacks and congested ports: as talks with Brussels remain unresolved three weeks before leaving the EU single market, the UK is preparing for a chaotic "no-deal"
A truck loaded with minerals pictured at the Terrafame nickel and cobalt extraction mine in Sotkamo, Finland, on September 23, 2020. Photo: Alessandro Rampazzo / AFP
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Finland’s battery plans spark environmental fears

Finland is the only EU country whose bedrock is known to contain all the major battery minerals, but the prospect of increasing mining in a nation of vast forests and pristine lakes is controversial
A 3D printer makes pieces for face shields destined for sanitary use at the BCN3D 3D Printer Farm in the Mediterranean Technology Park (PMT) in Castelldefels on March 30, 2020. - An army of 3D printers buzzes endlessly at the Spanish company BCN3D. Like dozens of other European companies, they have abandoned their regular production of 3D printers to supply face shields to hospitals waging war on the coronavirus. (Photo by PAU BARRENA / AFP)
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European industry retools to fight coronavirus

Across Europe, 3D printers, auto manufacturers and garment factories have rapidly switched production to help in the fight against COVID-19
A car emits fumes from its exhaust as it waits in traffic in central London, England on October 23, 2017. Photo: Daniel Leal-Olivas / AFP
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Nearly 50% of transport pollution deaths linked to diesel: study

Some 385,000 people worldwide died prematurely in 2015 from air pollution caused by vehicle exhaust emissions, a US study has found, singling out diesel engines as the main culprit.