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Tasneem Bulbulia

Tasneem Bulbulia

Tasneem Bulbulia is a Creamer Media Senior Online Writer for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Specialist vehicles to benefit from platinum-based fuel cell electric propulsion, says council

16th April 2021 Sales of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) could reach 4.6-million a year by 2030, especially as the cost of hydrogen starts to fall, the World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) estimates. In the short to medium term, platinum demand growth is likely to be driven by heavy-duty and... 

Tirupati Graphite to raise £10m to fast-track development plan

16th April 2021 Specialist graphite producer Tirupati Graphite, with operations in Madagascar and India, has announced a placing with institutional and other investors of 11-million ordinary shares to raise an aggregate gross amount of £10-million. Certain directors of the company are subscribing for shares... 

Glencore shareholders set to vote on climate action plan

16th April 2021 Shareholders of diversified miner Glencore will on April 29, during the group’s annual general meeting (AGM), be given the opportunity to vote on the approval of the ‘Climate Action Plan: Pathway to Net Zero’ report published by Glencore on December 4, 2020. The company’s climate action plan sets... 

DRC State miner moves to support artisanal cobalt mining

16th April 2021 Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) State-owned company Entreprise Générale du Cobalt (EGC) on March 31 officially launched its activities to support the commercialisation of responsibly sourced artisanal cobalt in the country. EGC, a subsidiary of Gécamines, was established in November 2019,... 

Phased development approach provides opportunities for Emmerson’s Khemisset project

15th April 2021 Morocco-focused potash development company Emmerson’s assessment of a conceptual, phased development plan for its 100%-owned Khemisset potash project, aimed at reducing upfront capital costs and incorporating expansion options, has been completed, resulting in major value enhancing opportunities.... 

Botswana Diamonds to undertake second stage drilling campaign at Thorny River

15th April 2021 Dual-listed diamond explorer Botswana Diamonds will begin a further drilling programme on its Thorny River diamond prospect, in South Africa’s Limpopo province, on April 19. Following the discovery of the River kimberlite pipe, the company upgraded the potential of the property. 

Anglo American secures 100% renewables across its South American operations

15th April 2021 Diversified miner Anglo American has delivered on its commitment to source 100% renewable energy for all its operations in Brazil, Chile and Peru. The miner previously secured renewable energy to meet all of its power requirements for its iron-ore and nickel operations in Brazil from 2022, as... 

Sibanye-Stillwater restructures historical Lonmin BEE structure

14th April 2021 Dual-listed Sibanye-Stillwater has, effective April 13, restructured the previously highly indebted Lonmin broad-based black economic empowerment (BBBEE) structure in relation to Western Platinum (WPL) and Eastern Platinum (EPL), with a view to ensuring the sustainability of the BBBEE... 

Fatal incident at Gold Field’s South Deep

14th April 2021 An employee at gold miner Gold Fields’ South Deep mine, in South Africa, lost his life in a mining incident on April 13. Vumile Mgcine, a shaft timberman, succumbed from injuries sustained while attempting to unblock a shute outlet on an underground conveyor belt, the company reports. 

NextSource secures partnership to build battery anode facility

13th April 2021 Toronto-based battery materials development company NextSource Materials has finalised a binding agreement to build and operate a value-added, battery anode facility (BAF) to produce spheronised and purified graphite (SPG) required in lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicle (EV) and hybrid... 

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