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Canadian govt approves the enviro assessment of Generation PGM’s Marathon mine
1st December 2022 By: Donna Slater

The Canadian government has approved the environmental assessment of TSX-listed Generation PGM’s Marathon palladium/copper project. Generation will now proceed with obtaining any additional... 

Consortium looks at green energy project in Qld
1st December 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

An energy consortium, consisting of Queensland government-owned energy company CS Energy, Idemitsu Australia, and Energy Estate, will jointly study the feasibility of generating and exporting green... 

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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... 

NMP completes final ESIA after years of battling for Sandpiper project approval  
30th November 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Namibian Marine Phosphate (NMP) says it has completed a final environmental- and social-impact assessment (ESIA), which includes the current and best available scientific data for the area in the... 

Woodside brings Traditional Owners in on power project
30th November 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Oil and gas major Woodside has entered into a bilateral Indigenous Land Use Agreement and a modern benefits-sharing and relationship agreement with the Ngarluma Aboriginal Corporation (NAC) over... 

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... 

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Rio invests further in renewable energy
30th November 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified major Rio Tinto will invest a further A$600-million million in renewable energy assets in the Pilbara as part of its efforts to decarbonise its Western Australian iron-ore operations.... 

Podium Minerals MD and CEO Sam Rodda.
Australia’s platinum pioneer highlighting greenness, mulling smelterless tech
29th November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Australia’s platinum group metals (PGMs) pioneer, Podium Minerals, is evaluating the cleanest and greenest mining and processing options that include the possibility of circumventing the need for... 

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... 

BHP working towards GHG targets at Olympic Dam
28th November 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Mining major BHP has unveiled a fully electric Jumbo at its Olympic Dam operations, in South Australia, to support the company’s target to reduce operational greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions,... 

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... 

Tailings being washed down for processing at one of DRD Golds tailing facilities in Johannesburg
Gold miner releases tailings policy
25th November 2022

Global gold miner DRDGold released its tailings management policy, earlier this month. The aim of the new policy is to ensure that the interests of all relevant stakeholders – including... 

The tailings roadmap released by global organization International Council on Mining and Metals aims to help significantly reduce taiings waste form mining and metals processing operations
Global organisation publishes tailings reduction roadmap
25th November 2022

Global CEO-led organisation International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) in September published its tailings reduction roadmap as part of a broader innovation initiative to develop solutions... 

A dry tailings dam which has been inspected by SRK Consulting
Tailings critical liability in mining – consultancy
25th November 2022

Tailings storage facilities (TSFs) represent one of the most critical liabilities associated with the mining industry, says engineering and scientific consultancy SRK Consulting tailings... 

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Water stewardship key to sustaining mining sector
25th November 2022 By: Halima Frost

Mines must use water stewardship to improve water conservation and water saving, thereby enhancing perception of the industry in the twenty-first century, says innovative solutions developer Xylem... 

A sonic cone penetration testing unit drill rig onthe floor of a factory after being unpacked at the Geogroup offices in gauteng south africa
New implements to complement tailings testing portfolio
25th November 2022 By: Halima Frost

Civil and mining geotechnical service provider GeoGroup has received the first of three new geotechnical surveying implements, which the company has commissioned to complement its range of tailings... 

Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection researcher Dr Nqobile Xaba.
Platinum’s hydrogen economy role is just transition enabler, Mapungubwe highlights
24th November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The strategic role of platinum group metals (PGMs) in the creation of a hydrogen economy is the key supporting element of the Just Energy Transition Investment Plan (JET-IP) unveiled by President... 

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New laws on the cards to protect heritage sites
24th November 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The federal government has signed a partnership agreement with the First Nations Heritage Protection Alliance to co-design stronger laws to give better protection to Aboriginal cultural heritage,... 

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... 

Gov establishes A$500m renewable technology fund
23rd November 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The federal government this week announced a A$500-million investment in the Powering Australia Technology Fund to help Australian businesses progress innovative projects and technologies to reduce... 

Rio proves low-carbon iron-making process
23rd November 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner Rio Tinto this week said that it has proven the effectiveness of its low-carbon iron-making process using ores from its mines in Australia in a small-scale pilot plant in... 

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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... 

Mitochondria founder and CEO Mashudu Ramano (right) interviewed by Martin Creamer (left).
Groundbreaking for R1bn fuel cell factory set for first quarter of 2023
22nd November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

A bankable feasibility study has opened the way for the building of a factory for the local manufacture of fuel cells that are designed to provide low-carbon electricity to decentralised users at... 

Bill Gates-Led fund backs pulsed-power technology to clean up mining
22nd November 2022 By: Bloomberg

A climate fund founded by Bill Gates is investing in technology that uses surges of electricity to shatter rocks and mineral ores in a bid to reduce energy use and carbon emissions at mines. A... 

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... 

Cambi to supply Sasol with thermal hydrolysis process systems
21st November 2022 By: Darren Parker

Thermal hydrolysis company Cambi has signed a large contract with consulting engineering firm Wood to supply energy company Sasol with two full-scale thermal hydrolysis process (THP) systems for... 

The Impact Catalyst launches in Mpumalanga
21st November 2022 By: Donna Slater

Large-scale, socioeconomic development initiative driver The Impact Catalyst was launched in Mpumalanga on November 21 to promote initiatives designed to leverage collaboration to deliver a... 

Perenti/ABB partner to decarbonise mining
21st November 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed mining services group Perenti has struck a collaboration agreement with global technology company ABB to explore solutions to decarbonise customer’s mining operations. Experts from the... 

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Green energy, Venetia's underground project make headlines
18th November 2022

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses the Motsepe Foundation's $2-million Green Energy competition; Palabora’s partnership with Mzansi energy to develop a solar PV plant with an energy... 

Roan is entering a ‘critical phase’, as Zambia enters its rainy season
Roan’s success to be duplicated in north
18th November 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

With diversified metal recovery business Jubilee Metals Group’s flagship copper processing project, Project Roan, in Zambia, reaching nameplate throughput last month, the company is aiming to... 

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