R/€ = 15.89 Change: -0.32
R/$ = 13.73 Change: -0.30
Au 1275.87 $/oz Change: -4.43
Pt 870.00 $/oz Change: -15.48


Mining firms from China to Canada watch as Greenland holds election

By: Reuters     21st April 2018 With melting ice expanding access to the Arctic, investors from China to Canada are watching Greenland's election next week for signs of the political will to get a flagging mining programme on the island back on track. Greenland is hoping rising commodity prices can help attract foreign... 

The auto world needs to acknowledge that platinum is the ideal metal to exorcise the demons out of diesel

By: Martin Creamer     16th March 2018 Platinum and diesel engines have been joined at the hip, which has created wonderful demand for the locally mined product over decades - and then all hell broke loose when the Volkswagen emission scandal broke in 2015. Since then, diesel has been progressively demonised, to the point of a German... 

German ruling likely blessing in disguise for platinum - RBPlat 

By: Martin Creamer     6th March 2018 The German Federal Court ruling on diesel car emissions, which could cost transgressors eight-billion euros in fines a year, is seen as a likely blessing in disguise for platinum, Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) CEO Steve Phiri said on Tuesday. The global backlash against diesel-engine cars,... 

FLSmidth concludes acquisition of remaining part of Sandvik Mining Systems

1st March 2018 With the transfer of assets in South Africa now completed, the previously announced acquisition of the Sandvik Mining Systems projects business has been finalised. The acquisition includes continuous surface mining and minerals handling technologies and competences that strengthen the company's... 

Kallak shows jobs, revenue potential – Beowulf

By: Natasha Odendaal     21st September 2017 Aim-listed Beowulf Mining on Thursday said the development of its Kallak magnetite iron-ore project, in Sweden, into a mining operation will create direct and indirect jobs, increase tax revenues and slow down population decline in the nearby town of Jokkmokk. A socioeconomic study, initiated by... 

Bentley Civil Design Software Powers Denmark’s First High-speed Rail Project

4th August 2017 Gita Mohshizadeh, CAD Manager, Banedanmark Banedanmark Delivers Buildable, Traceable Design and Achieves 9.3 Percent Lower Tenders Using Bentley’s Comprehensive 3D Modeling Applications 

Copenhagen Economics to study benefits of Kallak mining operation

By: Mariaan Webb     21st July 2017 London-listed Beowulf Mining has appointed Copenhagen Economics to commission an economic study of the benefits of a mining operation at Kallak, in Sweden. The study would seek to articulate the economic benefits to Jokkmokk and Norrbotten and provide a “big picture” of how a mining operation at... 

Opinion: Hybrid energy solutions can boost viability of African mines

18th July 2017 In this opinion article, juwi Renewable Energies MD Greg Austin reflects on prospects in Africa for bilateral power purchase agreements for both grid-connected and behind-the-meter hybrid energy solutions 

Platinum for new fuel cell Mercedes cut to autocat level  

By: Martin Creamer     12th July 2017 German car manufacturer Daimler has cut the platinum loading of its new fuel cell Mercedes to catalytic converter level. “We reduced the amount of platinum by 90%, which provides a significant cost reduction. Our fuel cell is not much above the platinum loading of a catalytic converter on a... 

Big boost for platinum as world's mayors tackle urban air pollution 

By: Martin Creamer     30th March 2017 The plans of the mayors of the world’s biggest cities to tackle urban air pollution head-on are a major plus for platinum, which catalyses the exhaust systems of vehicles and is the key metal in the emergence of emission-destroying fuel cells. The clean-air programme is being spearheaded by C40... 

Carbon tax would have costly implications for mines – Accenture

By: Ilan Solomons     27th January 2017 In South Africa, policymakers and businesses have discussed a carbon tax for several years, starting with the country’s signing of the Copenhagen Agreement in 2009. However, progress has been slow with the first draft of a carbon tax policy – which aims to reduce emissions through a fixed price... 

Chamber repeats delay call as National Treasury publishes carbon tax draft

By: Martin Creamer     4th November 2015 The imposition of a carbon tax should be delayed by five years, the Chamber of Mines of South Africa reiterated on Wednesday following the publication by National Treasury of a draft carbon tax Bill. The chamber said ahead of its own planned scrutiny of the draft that such a delay would be... 

Carbon tax postponed to 2016 

By: Natalie Greve     26th February 2014 In a move likely to invite criticism from environmental tax proponents, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan announced to Parliament on Wednesday that, while a “package” of measures – including a carbon tax – was required to address climate change and reduce carbon emissions, the implementation of... 

SA pushing ahead with carbon-capture plans despite global headwinds 

By: Terence Creamer     3rd October 2013 South Africa has indicated that it will continue to explore whether carbon capture and storage (CCS) can play a meaningful role in helping it to reduce the country’s carbon footprint notwithstanding limited progress in international climate negotiations and carbon pricing, as well as Norway’s... 

Coal for Eskom now top priority – Coal Roadmap 

By: Martin Creamer     7th May 2013 Securing coal for Eskom was now the number-one priority, South African Coal Roadmap chairperson Ian Hall said on Tuesday. Addressing the twelfth Coaltrans Southern Africa coal conference at Sun City, the Anglo American Thermal Coal Projects GM said Eskom needed 60-million tons a year of new-mine... 

Initiative to follow 2012 energy and GHG emissions reduction closely

27th July 2012 The governance team for the Mining Association of Canada’s (MAC’s) initiative, Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM), has made performance improvement for energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions management a top priority for 2012. 


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