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Hydrogen News

Too cold to handle? Race is on to pioneer shipping of hydrogen

By: Reuters     12th May 2021 Hydrogen is touted as an inevitable green fuel of the future. Tell that to the people who'll have to ship it across the globe at hyper-cold temperatures close to those in outer space. Yet that is exactly what designers are attempting to do. 

Hydrogen and new gas a focus of 2021/22 Budget

By: Esmarie Iannucci     12th May 2021 The federal government has announced a number of investments into low emissions technologies and reduce emissions during is 2021-22 Budget. Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction Angus Taylor said the Budget is supporting the Government’s responsible and pragmatic approach to energy policy... 

Gold Fields going greener and cleaner across broad front 

By: Martin Creamer     7th May 2021 Gold mining company Gold Fields, which this week announced the board’s green light for a 40 MW solar photovoltaic plant at the South Deep mine, near Carletonville, intends taking short- medium- and long-term steps to lower emissions in underground mining in general and at South Deep in... 

Gold Fields going greener and cleaner across broad front
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Gold Fields' South Deep gold mine, near Carletonville

Aus working on resource export strategy

By: Esmarie Iannucci     7th May 2021 The federal government has announced a A$20-million investment into a Global Resources Strategy, to help diversify exports and find new markets for Australia’s resources and Technology. Resources, Water and Northern Australia Minister Keith Pitt on Friday said that the aim of the new strategy is... 

Platinum demand growth to be bolstered by FCEVs, says WPIC

By: Simone Liedtke     6th May 2021 Platinum in fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) is a growing demand sector for platinum, with wider adoption dependent on the availability of an accessible hydrogen refueling network, says the World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) in its latest newsletter on May 5. This FCEV growth is coming... 

NSW clears the way for hydrogen/gas plant

By: Esmarie Iannucci     6th May 2021 The New South Wales government has given its blessing for energy provider EnergyAustralia to develop Australia’s first net zero emissions, hydrogen/gas power plant, striking an A$83-million funding agreement. EnergyAustralia has been given approval for the expansion of its existing Tallawarra... 

Major funding boost to three hydrogen projects

By: Esmarie Iannucci     6th May 2021 The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) this week announced the conditional approval of a A$103.3-million investment towards three commercial-scale renewable hydrogen projects, as part of its Renewable Hydrogen Deployment Funding Round. ARENA has increased its original hydrogen funding... 

Major funding boost to three hydrogen projects

Mining sector key to kickstarting hydrogen industry, says consultant

By: Simone Liedtke     5th May 2021 Hydrogen is set to play a key role in achieving carbon-neutral mining, an industry that is being touted as a key enabler of the global hydrogen industry, Engie Impact consultant Jasper Schrijvers said during a virtual presentation at this year’s Energy & Mines Africa conference. During his... 

IEA report outlines urgent need to accelerate investment in critical minerals needed to drive energy transitions 

By: Terence Creamer     5th May 2021 A new International Energy Agency (IEA) report is warning of a potential supply deficit for some of the ‘critical minerals’ needed to support a global shift in the energy system that is aligned with the Paris Climate Agreement, as well as the growing number of country commitments to cutting... 

IEA report outlines urgent need to accelerate investment in critical minerals needed to drive energy transitions

Use of ruthenium in fuel cells set to turn down as green hydrogen trend turns up – Heraeus  

By: Martin Creamer     4th May 2021 The use of ruthenium in fuel cells is poised to decline in line with the growing trend towards the generation of green hydrogen. “We believe that the use of ruthenium in fuel cells will come down, as the trend to green hydrogen will bring with it purer feeds with less carbon monoxide impurities,... 

Use of ruthenium in fuel cells set to turn down as green hydrogen trend turns up – Heraeus
Heraeus Precious Metals executive VP Philipp Walter interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Province narrows down location of hydrogen project

By: Esmarie Iannucci     4th May 2021 Junior Province Resources has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Shire of Carnarvon, in the Gascoyne region of Western Australia, to collaborate on the potential development of a green hydrogen project. The MoU will focus on further investigating suitable areas for developing... 

AP Ventures makes yet another promising hydrogen investment 

By: Martin Creamer     30th April 2021 Venture capital funds manager AP Ventures has made yet another promising investment the fast-growing hydrogen sector, Mining Weekly can today report. AP Ventures Fund II focuses on hydrogen and its role in decarbonising energy and this latest investment is set up to contribute to establishing a... 

AP Ventures makes yet another promising hydrogen investment
AP Ventures founder and partner Kevin Eggers

Public consultation starts on Qld energy reforms

By: Esmarie Iannucci     30th April 2021 The Queensland government has welcomed public consultation on proposed reforms to the National Electricity Market, which will help shape the future of Queensland’s energy supply. Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen Mick de Brenni said the Energy Security Board’s (ESB) suite of potential... 

Public consultation starts on Qld energy reforms

As use of hydrogen grows, so will the need for insurance coverage

By: Schalk Burger     29th April 2021 Hydrogen is expected to play a leading role in the transition towards a low-carbon economy as an alternative to fossil fuels like oil and coal. This is likely to drive increase demand for insurance coverage for hydrogen solutions including for fires and explosions, embrittlement and business... 

PGMs in all three drive trains if Lion Battery initiative is successful – Anglo  

By: Martin Creamer     29th April 2021 If the Lion Battery Technologies initiative proves successful, platinum group metals (PGMs) will feature in all three of the world’s drive trains, Anglo American executive head of PGM market development Benny Oeyen said on Thursday. This would mean that PGMs would not only play key roles in... 

PGMs in all three drive trains if Lion Battery initiative is successful – Anglo
Anglo American executive head PGM market development interviewed by Mining weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer

UK setting its sights too low for hydrogen heating in homes

By: Bloomberg     28th April 2021 The UK should move faster to replace gas with hydrogen in domestic heating, as the country’s pipes will be ready to make the switch in just two years, according to the head of a pilot project. While the pipes will be ready, what’s missing is the hydrogen that will run through them. The government... 

Tackling climate change could not be more urgent – Anglo American 

By: Martin Creamer     26th April 2021 Tackling climate change could not be more urgent, Anglo American said on Monday when it presented its biannual sustainability performance update. “For the emissions that we control in our business, we have come a long way, delivering our 2020 target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 22% a... 

Tackling climate change could not be more urgent – Anglo American
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From left, clockwise Mark Cutifani, Anik Michaud and Stephen Pearce

Anglo explores PGMs-based tech to simplify hydrogen storage in electric vehicles 

By: Martin Creamer     26th April 2021 Diversified mining and marketing company Anglo American, through its platinum group metals (PGMs) business Anglo American Platinum, is partnering with Umicore to research and develop technology that has the potential to transform the way hydrogen can be stored and used to power fuel cell electric... 

Anglo explores PGMs-based tech to simplify hydrogen storage in electric vehicles
Photo by Creamer Media's Donna Slater
Anglo American executive head of PGMs market development Benny Oeyen

Commodities of the future to boom over 20-year horizon

By: Donna Slater     21st April 2021 A significant number of commodities are set to experience strong demand growth over the next 20 years, while “conventional” commodities will receive an added boost as they take a central stage in the green and digital transitions, says financial risk management, solutions and insights company... 

Commodities of the future to boom over 20-year horizon

Australia invests A$540m in hydrogen and CCS

By: Esmarie Iannucci     21st April 2021 The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (Appea) has welcomed the federal government’s A$540-million investment into new hydrogen and carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects, saying it was a massive boost for the Australian oil and gas sector and would help to further... 

Australia invests A$540m in hydrogen and CCS
Photo by Bloomberg
Australian Prime Minster Scott Morrison

Magnum secures hydrogen for Nevada magnetite project

By: Esmarie Iannucci     20th April 2021 Junior Magnum Mining and Exploration has inked an agreement with US-based AVF Energy to build a green hydrogen plant at Magnum’s steelmaking facility in Nevada. AVF has agreed to fund and build a commercial scale green hydrogen plant at Magnums’ magnetite mine site, providing Magnum with green... 

AP Ventures adds Pavilion Capital as a partner

By: Donna Slater     19th April 2021 Singapore-based investment company Pavilion Capital has become a limited partner in venture capital manager AP Ventures’ Fund II. In welcoming Pavilion Capital as its eighth limited partner, AP Ventures and its portfolio companies “look forward to benefitting” from working with a Singapore-based... 

Province strikes hydrogen deal with French company

By: Esmarie Iannucci     19th April 2021 ASX-listed minerals explorer Province Resources and France-based independent power producer (IPP) Total Eren have inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to potentially develop a green hydrogen project in the Gascoyne region of Western Australia. The proposed project would be developed in two... 

A$1bn emissions deal inked in South Australia

By: Esmarie Iannucci     19th April 2021 he Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (Appea) has welcomed the A$1.08-billion emissions reduction agreement between the federal and South Australian governments. The State Energy and Emissions Reduction Deal is expected to deliver secure, reliable and affordable energy... 

Consortium established to promote hydrogen mobility for mining industry 

By: Donna Slater     15th April 2021 Mining research and innovation company Mining3 and power utility Engie have started with the development of the Hydra Consortium, which is now actively working on validating the business case of using a hydrogen fuel-cell-based powertrain for heavy-duty mobility within the mining sector. This... 

Consortium established to promote hydrogen mobility for mining industry

Cabinet expected to approve Hydrogen Society Roadmap by early 2022 at latest 

By: Terence Creamer     14th April 2021 South Africa’s Hydrogen Society Roadmap (HSRM) will be presented for Cabinet approval either before the end of the year or early next year and should outline how the country’s resource advantages should be leveraged to produce green hydrogen, as well as to integrate hydrogen-related technologies,... 

 Cabinet expected to approve Hydrogen Society Roadmap by early 2022 at latest

Sasol takes ambitious steps towards becoming a green-hydrogen major  

By: Terence Creamer     13th April 2021 Energy and Chemicals group Sasol made announcements on Tuesday that potentially open the way for the coal- and gas-heavy company to begin an energy transition designed to reposition it as a green hydrogen major and a leading global producer of carbon-neutral jet fuel. CEO Fleetwood Grobler... 

Sasol takes ambitious steps towards becoming a green-hydrogen major
Sasol CEO Fleetwood Grobler

South Africa stands to benefit from green hydrogen production – CDH

By: Donna Slater     13th April 2021 The advantages of green hydrogen technology to meet South Africa’s goals of transitioning to a lower carbon energy sector appear “uncontested”, says law firm Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr (CDH). To qualify as a form of clean energy technology (one that does not contribute to greenhouse-gas emissions and... 

Clean hydrogen private infrastructure investment fund launched

By: Schalk Burger     9th April 2021 A newly launched private infrastructure investment fund FiveT Hydrogen is dedicated to delivering clean hydrogen infrastructure projects at scale. The fund aims to raise €1-billion from a combination of financial and industrial investors and act as a catalyst in the scaling of the global hydrogen... 

Hydrogen, thermal coal, exploration make headlines   

9th April 2021 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks Canada possibly taking the lead in the use of hydrogen underground, Anglo American demerging it’s South African thermal coal operations and how South Africa could unlock its exploration potential.   

Hydrogen, thermal coal, exploration make headlines
Hydrogen, thermal coal, exploration make headlines

Govt launches A$1.3bn MMI fund

By: Esmarie Iannucci     7th April 2021 The hydrogen technology, specialised batteries are expected to benefit from the government’s A$1.3-billion Modern Manufacturing Initiative (MMI). The MMI will help manufacturers to scale-up production, commercialise their products and operations, and integrate into domestic and global supply... 

Qld miners eye emission reduction technologies - survey

By: Esmarie Iannucci     7th April 2021 A survey undertaken by the Queensland Resource Council (QRC) has shown that its member companies were actively looking at new technologies, such as hydrogen to reduce emissions and grow business. “More than two-thirds of the CEOs surveyed said they were thinking about hydrogen-related... 

Value of iridium in electrolysis could top R90bn mark in years ahead – HySA 

By: Martin Creamer     7th April 2021 The value of iridium for proton exchange membrane (PEM) water electrolysis technology alone could exceed R90-billion in the next ten to 20 years. This is the view of Professor Dmitri Bessarabov, the director of the Department of Science and Innovation's National Centre of Competence: Hydrogen... 

Value of iridium in electrolysis could top R90bn mark in years ahead – HySA
Value chain as outlined by Professor Dmitri Bessarabov, the director of the Department of Science and Innovation's National Centre of Competence.

Canadian underground mining likely to take hydrogen ventilation lead – HySA 

By: Martin Creamer     6th April 2021 Canadian and Australian mines are big on wanting hydrogen ventilation in underground mining operations, and Canada will likely lead in the use of hydrogen underground. This is the view of Professor Dmitri Bessarabov, the director of the Department of Science and Innovation's National Centre of... 

Canadian underground mining likely to take hydrogen ventilation lead – HySA
Hydrogen South Africa hydrogen ventilation research site in North West.

Pure forms methane/hydrogen JV

By: Esmarie Iannucci     6th April 2021 ASX-listed Pure Hydrogen has inked a joint venture (JV) agreement with Synergen Met to manufacture hydrogen and carbon products. Using Synergen’s design and built methane decomposition modules, the JV would manufacture ‘turquoise’ hydrogen gas and value add carbon products from Pure Hydrogen’s... 

Pure Hydrogen looks at waste-to-hydrogen technology

By: Esmarie Iannucci     1st April 2021 ASX-listed Pure Hydrogen has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with renewable energy company Wildfire Energy for a waste to hydrogen distribution hub. Under the terms of the MoU, Pure Hydrogen would supply hydrogen to customers generated from commercial waste, using Wildfire’s... 

Amplats, Implats projects unpacked  

31st March 2021 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks Anglo American Platinum’s smart power project, Implats in testing phase of its stationary hydrogen fuel cell and the two-part modernization underway at Amplats Amandelbult mine.   

Amplats, Implats projects unpacked
Amplats, Implats projects unpacked

Anglo collaborating on feasibility study for South Africa’s ‘hydrogen valley’ 

By: Martin Creamer     31st March 2021 Diversified mining and marketing company Anglo American on Wednesday announced a collaboration agreement to complete a feasibility study to develop a ‘hydrogen valley’ anchored in South Africa’s platinum group metals- (PGMs-) rich Bushveld geological area. Spearheaded by South Africa’s Department... 

Anglo collaborating on feasibility study for South Africa’s ‘hydrogen valley’
The Mogalakwena platinum group metals mine in Limpopo.
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