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Greater fuel cell adoption would be a massive boost for South Africa’s platinum group metals
13th April 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The enactment by more governments of policies to enable greater hydrogen fuel cell mobility would be a massive boost for South Africa’s platinum group metals (PGMs) sector, Mining Weekly can today... 

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WA posts bumper resource year
13th April 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Western Australia’s resources industry was worth a record A$230-billion in revenue in 2021, the state government revealed this week. Resources sales for 2021 were up 30%, or A$53-billion, from... 

Alcoa secures more funding for renewable efforts
12th April 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and the Western Australian Clean Energy Future Fund (CEFF) have provided aluminium major with $7.7-million of funding to conduct pilot trials on a new... 

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Clients planning to close many renewable energy project deals this year – Nedbank CIB
11th April 2022 By: Martin Creamer

While Africa is blessed with great natural sun and wind resources, it has about 600-million people living without access to electricity, which is one of the biggest impediments to the continent’s... 

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Green finance taxonomy to help investors make green project decisions – law firm
5th April 2022 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s first green finance taxonomy will help investors and financial institutions make more informed decisions on ‘green’ projects, say Webber Wentzel’s Patrick Heron and Joon Chong. Heron... 

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Minerals Council ending century-long relationship with Johannesburg CBD
4th April 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Minerals Council South Africa has begun a new era by moving into modern premises in Rosebank, Johannesburg, and closing a century-long chapter in Johannesburg’s central business district (CBD). The... 

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Australia's energy exports on the rise - report
4th April 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Australia’s resources and energy export earnings are forecast to surge to a record high A$425-billion for 2021-22. Minister for Resources and Water Keith Pitt said the latest forecast, from the... 

South32's Mozal buy delayed
30th March 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner South32 on Wednesday told shareholders that the acquisition of additional 25% shareholding in Mozal Aluminium, from Mitsubishi’s MCA Metals, has been delayed. The company last... 

Africa has prime opportunity to provide commodities usually supplied by Russia
29th March 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

As Western Europe accelerates a structural transition away from Russian energy dependence, Africa will play a salient role in filling this void, says Oxford Economics Africa (OEA). During a webinar... 

Rusal can't access alumina from Australia JV as pressure builds
29th March 2022 By: Bloomberg

United Co. Rusal International can’t access its share of alumina from an Australian joint venture, adding to growing pressure on the Russian aluminum giant to find the raw materials it needs to... 

WA miners contributed A$100bn to Australian economy - CME
28th March 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Data released by the Chamber of Minerals and Energy for Western Australia (CME) has shown that the mining and resources sector had contributed some A$100-billion to the Australian economy. The CME... 

China faces challenges supplying Russia with alumina - analysts
24th March 2022 By: Reuters

Russia might look to its giant neighbour to replace Australian alumina supplies cut off by sanctions, but Chinese aluminium smelters need all the feedstock they can get and may be worried about... 

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Parliaments must act swiftly to reduce climate change – Mapisa-Nqakula
22nd March 2022 By: Martin Creamer

National Assembly speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on Monday urged heads of the world's Parliaments gathering at the 144th plenary assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union to undertake all... 

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Now’s the time for full energy freedom, says green hydrogen stalwart Andrew Forrest
17th March 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Let’s give energy sovereignty to the world. Renewable energy is everywhere. Every country can produce it. Now is the time to capture it, and have full energy freedom, enthused Fortescue Metals... 

Markets must adapt to lack of Russian, Ukrainian commodities, Glencore says
16th March 2022 By: Reuters

Global commodity markets will need to adapt to a lack of supply from Russia and Ukraine, global miner and commodities trader Glencore said in its annual report on Wednesday. "Over time, global... 

Rusal diverts ore to Ireland after Ukraine plant shuttered
16th March 2022 By: Reuters

Russian aluminium giant Rusal is diverting bauxite cargoes from Guinea to its refinery in Ireland after the original destination in Ukraine shut down because of the Russian invasion, shipping data... 

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Equivalent of a Koeberg arising in solar projects – AmaranthCX
14th March 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The equivalent of a Koeberg power station is arising in the form of new largely mine-linked private-sector solar power photovoltaic projects across Southern Africa, according to AmaranthCX director... 

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Hillside Aluminium calls for refractory service providers for carbon, reduction departments and casthouse services
10th March 2022 By: Schalk Burger

The Hillside Aluminium smelter, in Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal, has called for expressions of interest from refractory services companies to render furnace repairs and maintenance, ladle and... 

Investors flee as aluminium, others spiral lower after nickel suspension
10th March 2022 By: Reuters

Base metals slumped on Wednesday, including aluminium despite continued worries about Russian supply, as cautious investors slashed positions in the wake of a halt in trading of skyrocketing... 

Aluminium Dunkerque signs deal to buy alumina feedstock from Glencore
9th March 2022 By: Reuters

French smelter Aluminium Dunkerque has signed a deal to source feedstock alumina from commodity trader Glencore, broadening its supply chain after previously buying only from Trafigura. The... 

Carmakers face soaring metal costs with Russian supplies at risk
8th March 2022 By: Reuters

Saving up for a new ride? Better start putting more cash aside. Russia's invasion of Ukraine is ramping up the price of metals used in cars, from aluminium in the bodywork to palladium in catalytic... 

EN+ reviews options for aluminium producer Rusal
7th March 2022 By: Reuters

 Russian hydropower group EN+ is reviewing options for aluminium giant Rusal, in which it is majority shareholder, including turning its international business into a separate entity. Western... 

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Copper soars to record as metals surge on Russia supply fears
7th March 2022 By: Bloomberg

Metals are breaking new records with copper spiking to an all-time high and nickel surging more than 16%, as soaring energy prices and fears of supply shocks rattled commodities markets amid war in... 

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Transnet bottlenecks to hamper South Africa's export opportunities amid Russia sanctions
4th March 2022 By: Darren Parker

The bottlenecks in South Africa’s export corridors – caused in large part by State-owned logistics company Transnet’s inability to provide sufficient capacity – will likely undermine any... 

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Decarbonisation standing out as key metals/mining value driver – Wood Mackenzie
4th March 2022 By: Martin Creamer

As pressure mounts for the world to align meaningfully with the 1.5 °C global temperature rise scenario, decarbonisation is standing out as a key driver of metals and mining value. “This has... 

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Coal leading Australian resource exports - ABS
4th March 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The latest trade data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has shown that coal continued to lead the surge in Australia’s export earnings for January. The ABS’ International Trade in... 

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Metals extend scorching rally with zinc eyeing $4 000/t
3rd March 2022 By: Bloomberg

Zinc reached its highest since 2007 and other industrial metals extended a powerful rally fueled by trade turmoil and rising energy costs amid Russia’s increasing economic isolation. The metal... 

Alcoa halts business with Russia as Ukraine invasion advances
3rd March 2022 By: Bloomberg

Alcoa, the largest US aluminum producer, said it will stop selling products to Russian companies and halt raw-material purchases from the country in response to the invasion of Ukraine. The... 

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ESG slowing down as energy transition highlights mining as indispensable – RMF
2nd March 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The energy transition is highlighting mining as an indispensable industry, said Responsible Mining Foundation (RMF) CEO Hélène Piaget in opening a webinar on 'Responsible Mining Index (RMI) Report... 

Aluminium streaks to record on fears logistics issues will hit supply
Aluminium streaks to record on fears logistics issues will hit supply
2nd March 2022 By: Reuters

Aluminium prices bolted to a fresh record peak on Wednesday as investors worried that logistics difficulties would block metals supplies due to tough sanctions on major producer Russia.... 

Aluminum rallies as Rusal halts shipments at key Ukrainian plant
Aluminum rallies as Rusal halts shipments at key Ukrainian plant
1st March 2022 By: Bloomberg

Aluminum prices jumped in London after United Co. Rusal International said it halted shipments at an alumina refinery in Ukraine that’s a key source of raw material for its smelters in Russia. The... 

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Aluminium rockets to record high on fears of disruptions to Russian supplies
24th February 2022 By: Reuters

Aluminium prices rallied to a record high on Thursday as Moscow's invasion of Ukraine sparked fears of sanctions that could cut supplies from major producer Russia and disrupt energy supplies... 

Rio Tinto posts bumper year
23rd February 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified giant Rio Tinto has reported record results for the 2021 financial year, with a 116% surge in aftertax profit. "Our people have continued to safely run our world-class assets and are... 

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