Yue Reading Global (2022.01.21)
Sino -US enterprises have been involved in the large -scale battery market in Japan
Japan Economic News reported on the 21st that large -scale foreign companies outside Japan have been involved in the Japanese market for large batteries for storing the power of renewable energy power generation facilities.
China Huawei Technology will supply in Japan since March. Huawei purchased a small battery pack from many battery packs such as New Energy Technology (CATL), including Ningde Times (CATL). Then assembled about 120 battery packs to produce a 2,000 kWh container -sized battery, and the power storage capacity was about 200 times the battery of ordinary household batteries.
Huawei’s large battery is fixed, and it is aimed at the power storage purpose set with renewable energy power generation facilities. Huawei’s Japanese legal person Huawei Japan is considering using Hokkaido and others as the main area to introduce batteries to Japan. Although these areas are suitable for developing renewable energy sources, they have less free spare time in the power grid. Huawei’s Japanese president Chen Haoji predicts the prospects of the Japanese market that with the progress of photovoltaic power generation technology and the decrease in costs, the market will develop rapidly.
In April 2021, Tesla’s Japanese legal person Tesla Japan delivered large batteries to the research facilities of Takahahexi Industry in Ibaraki in Japan. It is used to control the power of photovoltaic power stations in the research facilities and the electric power generation equipment such as wood biomass energy.
Tesla Japan will also use large batteries that are directly connected to the transmission line in the summer of 2022 in Qianshi City, Hokkaido. The Global Engineering, a new power company in Japan (Japanese power is liberalized after Japan’s Electric Power liberalization, is newly involved in the new retail power company). Considering the introduction of batteries connected to renewable energy power generation facilities.
The advantage of Chinese and American companies is low sales prices. According to data from the Mitsubishi Institute of Comprehensive Research, from the perspective of the domestic sales prices of commercial and industrial products in fixed batteries in 2019, the construction costs include about 240,000 yen per kilowatt -hour. The target price determined by the Japanese Cabinet Conference in October 2021 is expected to be 60,000 yen per kilowatt -hour.
Super wealthy Musk develops brain planting chips and tested to the human body
Lianhe Zaobao reported on the 21st that in addition to the global super rich Elon Musk, in addition to the field of electric vehicles, and even exploring outer space through the subordinates, it is well known that Musk is still developing the cutting -edge of brain -planting chips. Technology, and is still moving towards the human body.
Responsible for this test is Max’s Neuralink. According to the official website of Neuralink, the company is hiring clinical trials (Clinical Trial Director) and clinical trial coordinator. This move shows that the company’s long -term goal of implanting the chip into the human brain is getting closer and closer.
According to the recruitment of the website, the clinical trial director will work closely with some of the most innovative doctors and top engineers, and work with Neuralink’s first clinical trial participants. The annual reward of this position is $ 400,000, plus equity.
In December 2021, Musk told the Wall Street Journal that Neuralink hoped to implant its equipment into the human brain in 2022. However, he has made similar speeches in the past, but it turns out that Musk is too optimistic. In 2019, he said in a speech at the time that the company would plant chips into human skulls the following year, but this “hope” was not implemented.
Neuralink is a neural technology company developing implanted brain chips, which was founded by Musk and others. The company’s headquarters is located in San Francisco, USA, which was established in 2016 and was first public in March 2017.
Cryptocurrency prices have plummeted. Why is the NFT market still broke the monthly record with a sales of $ 4 billion?
Forbes reported on the 21st that the boom caused by the blockchain -based digital collectible “intangible homogeneity (NFT)” to help the world’s largest NFT trading market OPENSEA’s trading volume this month has exceeded $ 4 billion for the first time in history, and and and and and with and and and and and and and and and and. In contrast, the downturn in the wider cryptocurrency market is that celebrities and enterprises are willing to accept hype around NFT.
According to data from Dune Analytics, under the support of up to $ 261 million per day, the transaction volume of NFT on Opensea in OPENSEA exceeded US $ 4 billion in January, an increase of nearly 20%from the peak of 3.4 billion US dollars in August, breaking Monthly record.
Nigel Green, the CEO of DEVERE Group, a wealth consulting company with a scale of $ 12 billion in assets, said in a report that the vigorous development of NFT trading activities is because more and more global sports franchise companies, fashion brands and celebrities gather Around the digital collections.
The cryptocurrency analyst of the British broker GlobalBlock also pointed out that celebrities such as Britney Spears, Eminem, and Jimmy Fallon have recently been linked to Bood Ape Yacht Club. The club has collected 10,000 NFT based on Ethereum, which is average on Opensea. Sale of more than $ 300,000.
These popular cartoon images depict the cartoon apes in different emotions. The transaction price this month is as high as $ 1.4 million. According to the data of Coingecko, the total market value of OpenSea has exceeded 2.4 billion US dollars in the past week. US dollars (about 3%of the total amount of OpenSea transaction).
Celebrities are not the only one who joins the NFT boom. In December, Nike acquired the NFT startup RTFKT Studios. A few days later, luxury car manufacturer Ferrari and Swiss technology company Velas Network signed a years of cooperation agreement to jointly develop NFT. Earlier in January, GameStop’s stock price soared by 30%. Earlier reports said that this physical video game retailer hired more than 20 employees to help build an online market and trade virtual games NFT. Even the retail giant Wal -Mart is exploring this field. It is reported that Wal -Mart has submitted several patent applications related to NFT, including a patent application for the NFT market.
Germany hopes to introduce 400,000 technology workers from foreign countries every year
Lianhe Zaobao reported on the 21st that the German new coalition government hopes to introduce 400,000 technical workers from foreign countries to solve the problem of shortage of population imbalances and key industry labor, and avoid the process of recovering from the German economy from the new crown pneumonia.
Delle, the leader of the German Liberal Democratic Party, was interviewed by German Economic Weekly (WirtSchaftswoche “, pointed out that the shortage of German technical workers was very serious and led to a significant slowdown in the country’s economy.
He said: “We can only control the aging of labor through modern immigration policies. We must increase the number of technology workers introduced from abroad as soon as possible to 400,000.”
As part of the joint government agreement, the Social Democratic Party, the Liberal Democratic Party and the Green Party agreed to increase the minimum wage to 12 euros per hour, making German employment opportunities more attractive.
The German Institute of Employees estimates that Germany’s labor population this year will decrease by more than 300,000, because retired elderly workers have more young workers entering the labor market. This gap is expected to expand to 650,000 in 2029. By 2030, Germany’s cumulative shortage will reach about 5 million.
Despite the raging epidemic of new crown pneumonia last year, Germany’s number of employers last year still increased to nearly 45 million.
After decades of low fertility and unbalanced immigration conditions, the atrophy of the labor population has also brought a regular bomb to the public pension system in Germany, and the life expectancy of the retirement population is getting longer and longer. Fewer and fewer.
After the eruption of Tangjia volcanic eruption, Peru announced the emergency state of the environment: 21 beaches pollution
On January 20, 2022, local time, Peru’s coastal province Kario, the local beach suffered pollution due to oil leakage, and the staff was busy cleaning up. According to the Associated Press reported on the same day, the volcanic eruption near the southern Pacific island country Tanga has set off a huge wave. Announce the emergency state of the environment. The Peruvian government said that the special committee will set up a special committee to resolve the crisis. The Spanish National Petroleum Corporation has given a cleaning schedule, and local fishermen will also join the beach to clean up. Peru also invited the United Nations to provide expert groups to deal with oil leaks. The 21 beaches polluting Peru have stopped opening to tourists.
(This article compiles from Japan Economic News, United Morning Post, Forbes)
Economic Observation Network Intern reporter Zhou Yuqing organized