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Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer is Creamer Media Publishing Editor of Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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De Beers adopts strategy to meet carbon-neutral ambition

29th January 2021 The De Beers Group is on its way to becoming a miner and marketer of carbon-neutral diamonds. The world’s largest producer of diamonds by value is setting out to achieve – by 2030 – carbon neutrality at its mines in Botswana, Canada, Namibia and South Africa, as well as in its other operations... 

Export speed-up projects in spotlight at Richards Bay Coal Terminal

28th January 2021 South Africa’s Richards Bay Coal Terminal is going all out to raise its export efficiency in a bid to counter ship queuing. With the R1.34-billion worth of stacker reclaimers and shiploaders provided in 2018 putting in solid performances, RBCT has now turned to debottlenecking conveyor projects... 

Third consecutive year of coal export decline from Richards Bay Coal Terminal

27th January 2021 Coal exports from South Africa’s Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) last year declined for the third consecutive year, with the 70.2-million tons exported to mainly Asia and single-digit percentages to Africa and Europe, taking exports back to what they were in 2013. In 2020, two-million fewer... 

Green technology boost for African mining

26th January 2021 The key to unlocking value of Kabanga Nickel and enabling the full beneficiation of new era metals in Tanzania is an environment-friendly hydrometallurgy process that eliminates smelting and thus slashes the need for electricity. The Kabanga Nickel Hydromet process – which takes ore to refined... 

On-The-Air (22/01/2021)

22nd January 2021 China’s ban on Australian coal has become South Africa’s gain. We’re now exporting coal to China; Massive demand also building up globally for South Africa’s wonderful platinum group metals. The construction of a major new green-platinum mine has begun in the North West province, which is of... 

Australia’s loss becomes South Africa’s gain

22nd January 2021 China’s refusal to buy Australian coal has resulted in the Asian country taking the unprecedented step of turning to South Africa for its supply of combustible black rock – a very welcome fillip in our hour of need. Coupled to ongoing traditional demand for South African coal from the likes of... 

US company plans roll-out of at least 500 hydrogen fuelling stations

22nd January 2021 The creation of a minimum of 500 fuelling stations to provide hydrogen to mainly trucks powered by platinum-catalysed hydrogen fuel cells is planned by a US company in the next three to five years. “We believe that everyone will be within a couple of miles of a hydrogen fuelling station in the... 

60Moz Sedibelo platinum expansion, construction of Kell beneficiation plant given green light

22nd January 2021 Platinum group metals (PGMs) producer Sedibelo Platinum Mines Limited has announced the expansion of operations at Pilanesberg Platinum Mines into contiguous deposits of Sedibelo Central, Magazynskraal and Kruidfontein – known as the Triple Crown properties – with an estimated resource base in... 

Platinum group metals demand set to overwhelm supply balance – Davis

21st January 2021 Long-serving precious metals consultant Dr David Davis has reached the conclusion, after a comprehensive study, that the demand for platinum group metals (PGMs) is poised to outstrip stagnant supply. Davis, who has spent several months carrying out a ‘deep dive’ into the future of PGMs for... 

Platinum group metals playing role in Switzerland’s green hydrogen roll-out

19th January 2021 Platinum group metals (PGMs), which South Africa hosts in greater abundance than any other country on earth, are playing important catalytic roles in Switzerland’s green hydrogen and green truck rollout, which is now under way. Mining Weekly can today report that proton exchange membrane (PEM)... 


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