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China’s reopening should underpin commodity demand acceleration – Barclays
13th January 2023 By: Martin Creamer

China’s reopening and ‘whatever it takes’ approach to the property sector are tectonic shifts that should underpin an acceleration in commodity demand through 2023, say Barclays Equity Research... 

Marula Mining CEO Jason Brewer.
Lithium sales from South Africa on track to begin this month, Marula Mining reports
12th January 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Sales of lithium processed out of stockpiles at the Blesberg project in the Northern Cape are expected to commence this month. “We’re on track for the first delivery of a thousand tons through to... 

Clean hydrogen patent innovation is all the rage, say IEA and EPO.
Platinum-boosting clean hydrogen projects, patents are all the rage
11th January 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The implementation agreement for Namibia’s planned multibillion-dollar Hyphen Hydrogen Energy project is scheduled to commence in the first quarter of this year, Namibia President Hage Geingob... 

Cover image of 22-page ‘Year of Decisive Action’ document to mark ANC’s 111th anniversary.
Enable South Africa to become green hydrogen centre – ANC
9th January 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Enabling South Africa to become a green hydrogen centre through government support is highlighted in the January 8 Statement 2023 of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the African National... 

ERG CEO Benedikt Sobotka
Global commodities market volatility to ease in 2023 after disruptive 2022 – ERG
20th December 2022 By: Donna Slater

As a result of short-term price drivers, such as the ongoing Covid-19 lockdowns in China, monetary policy in the US and the fallout from the energy crisis caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine,... 

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Australian resource exports surge as project pipeline grows
19th December 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Australian resources and energy exports will earn a record A$459-billion in 2022–23, before easing to A$391 billion in 2023–24, new data from the Department of Industry, Science and Resources... 

Bumper green aluminium output is good news for carmakers, and climate
18th December 2022 By: Reuters

Aluminium makers are set to boost low-carbon metal output by 10% in 2023 and churn out even more in the years ahead, driving down the cost for carmakers seeking climate-friendly supplies and... 

Aluminium, copper sink on disquiet over China COVID cases
14th December 2022 By: Reuters

Prices of aluminium, copper and other industrial metals faltered on Wednesday on concern about surging Covid cases in top metals consumer China after it relaxed strict controls. Three-month... 

Aus joins critical minerals ESG coalition
13th December 2022

Australia has signed on to the Sustainable Critical Minerals Coalition, which is an initiative led by Canada to promote sustainable, environmentally and socially responsible mining practices for... 

Anglo invests $200m to accelerate zero emissions haulage solution
7th December 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining company Anglo American has signed a binding agreement with First Mode, the specialist engineering technology company it partnered to develop the nuGenTM technology. The agreement... 

Aussie miners to adjust portfolios in 2023 - KPMG
7th December 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

A survey conducted by advisory firm KPMG has revealed that a significant number of Australian mining companies would change their portfolio of products towards future-facing commodities in 2023.... 

Rio, Oz Minerals and Boliden partner on tailings
6th December 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner Rio Tinto, copper miner Oz Minerals and Swedish metals major Boliden will partner on an initiative to manage tailings. Under the umbrella of the Think & Act Differently (TAD)... 

Rio completes Canadian hydropower project
2nd December 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner Rio Tinto has marked the end of the Kemano T2 hydropower project, in British Columbia (BC), with the commissioning of a second tunnel to carry water into the Kemano Powerhouse.... 

Critical minerals strategy open for debate
2nd December 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The federal government has released a discussion paper and opened public consultation on the future of the critical minerals industry in Australia. Minister for Resources and Northern Australia... 

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Rio sets out targets for 2023
1st December 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner Rio Tinto has set out its production growth and decarbonisation targets in an investor seminar. The miner told investors this week that the energy transition expected to add as... 

Taking part in the South Africa Green Hydrogen Summit panel discussion are (from left to right) facilitator Lorato Tshenkeng, Timo Bollerhey, Till Mansmann, Sasol’s Gosiame Khoele, and Tobias Bischof-Niemz.
Strong call for rapid green hydrogen investment by ramp-up backer
30th November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

A strong call for final investment decisions (FIDs) on a multiplicity of green hydrogen projects was made at the South Africa Green Hydrogen Summit in Cape Town yesterday by H2Global, a market... 

HPA First produces first precursor
29th November 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The HPA First project, in Queensland, has produced its first aluminium-nitrate precursors, ASX-listed Alpha HPA said on Tuesday. The Stage 1 precursor production facility (PPF) is in the final... 

Hydrogen promises to be the next frontier in clean energy technology due to its extensive value chain applications.
R4-trillion needed for South Africa’s hydrogen economy, PIC declares
28th November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s State-owned Public Investment Corporation (PIC) stated on Monday that more than R4.3-trillion is required for the development of the hydrogen economy, which it declared positive for... 

Siemens Large Drives global solutions head Oliver Beck.
South Africa’s mining market is dynamic and fast-moving, Siemens Large Drives finds
25th November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa is a super dynamic and super fast-moving market, says Siemens Large Drives global solutions head Oliver Beck, who has just completed a week of discussions with customers to highlight... 

Miners welcome Australia's critical mineral support
25th November 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Federal Resources Minister Madeleine King has outlined the Commonwealth government’s measures to assist in developing the critical minerals industry in the country, among which was the development... 

Roger Baxter.
South Africa’s crime crisis ruling out economic growth, sustainability discussion hears
23rd November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s economic paradox is that it cannot grow economically if it has a burgeoning crime crisis but it is unable to solve the burgeoning crime crisis if it is not growing. That was the... 

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Arena releases roadmap for decarbonising alumina refining
23rd November 2022

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has released a Roadmap for Decarbonising Australian Alumina Refining, paving the way for the country’s alumina refining industry to achieve net zero... 

World Platinum Investment Council director of research Edward Sterck.
Platinum moving into meaningful deficit amid emergent source of new end-demand
22nd November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum is moving into meaningful deficit amid an emergent source of new end-demand in the form of green hydrogen. The 2022 surplus of 804 000 oz is projected to move into a deficit of 303 000 oz... 

Alcoa backs Rusal's call for LME to reveal origin of all metal stocks
21st November 2022 By: Reuters

US-based aluminium producer Alcoa supports an idea proposed last week by Russian producer Rusal for the London Metal Exchange to provide details about the origin of all metal in LME approved... 

Russia's Rusal: 2023 sales pick up after LME decision
Russia's Rusal: 2023 sales pick up after LME decision
21st November 2022 By: Reuters

Russian aluminium producer Rusal said on Saturday that its sales for 2023 have picked up after the London Metal Exchange (LME) decided not to ban Russian metal from being traded and stored in its... 

Russia's Rusal calls for LME to disclose origin of all metal stocks
17th November 2022 By: Reuters

Russian aluminium producer Rusal has called for the London Metal Exchange (LME) to start regularly disclosing the origin of all metal stocks on warrant rather than singling out Russia as proposed,... 

Sumitomo Metal aims to boost battery materials output
17th November 2022 By: Reuters

 Japan's Sumitomo Metal Mining  aims to increase its capacity to produce cathode battery materials and to broaden its range of products to meet rising demand from the electric vehicle (EV) sector,... 

Green hydrogen and fuel cell collaboration announced by Nel and General Motors of the US.
Top green hydrogen/fuel cell collaboration boost for platinum-group metals
16th November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

A joint development agreement struck between global majors Nel Hydrogen US and General Motors is expected to speed up the development of green hydrogen technology that is competitive with fossil... 

Arconic sells its Russian operations for $230m
16th November 2022 By: Reuters

Arconic sold its Russian operations to the majority owner of State-backed metals company VSMPO-AVISMA for cash proceeds of $230-million, the US aluminum products maker said on Tuesday. Arconic... 

No surge of Russian metal into LME warehouses-exchange
15th November 2022 By: Reuters

 London Metal Exchange approved warehouses have not seen a surge of Russian metal after unfounded worries that the bulk of consumers would shun the metal, the LME said. The exchange released new... 

LME decides against ban on Russian metal
14th November 2022 By: Bloomberg

The London Metal Exchange has decided against a ban on deliveries of new Russian metal after soliciting market feedback on whether it should take action. “The LME will proceed with the status quo... 

Alpha HPA and Orica join forces on North America
14th November 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Alpha HPA and fellow-listed Orica have expanded their strategic partnership, with Orica to take a 5% stake in Alpha HPA. Under the subscription agreement, Orica will subscribe for more... 

ICMM welcomes two new association members
11th November 2022 By: Darren Parker

The Aluminum Association and the Society of Mining Professors (SOMP) have joined the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) as new association members. The Aluminum Association... 

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