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Extremely strong demand for platinum bar and coin – WPIC  

By: Martin Creamer     22nd July 2021 Extremely strong demand for platinum bar and coin is being seen around the world, particularly in the US, along with growth in demand for platinum exchange traded funds (ETFs), mainly out of North America and Europe,  World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) head of research Trevor Raymond said... 

Sasol joins the Hydrogen Council

By: Yvonne Silaule     22nd July 2021 Chemicals and energy company Sasol has joined the Hydrogen Council, with the aim to help secure the future of hydrogen in South Africa The Hydrogen Council is a global CEO-led initiative consisting of more than 120 companies from across the hydrogen value chain, with a united vision and long-term... 

South Africa poised to become a global player in the green hydrogen space – DTIC  

By: Donna Slater     16th July 2021 South Africa has the raw materials, knowledge and ambition to become a significant global player in the green hydrogen space, says Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC) acting chief director for special economic zones (SEZs) Thami Klassen. He says the Industrial Development... 

Thami Klassen
South Africa has a solid foundation upon which to build its hydrogen economy – DTIC

Hydrogen economy, ICMM report, unlisted mining companies make headlines   

16th July 2021 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks how thirty-million jobs can be created with the hydrogen economy; mining-dependent countries have significantly improved in the 23 years up to 2018; and why unlisted mining companies should be made to sign the King Code.   

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Hydrogen economy, ICMM report, unlisted mining companies make headlines

Hydrogen economy can create 30-million jobs, Japanese professor calculates  

By: Martin Creamer     14th July 2021 Thirty-million jobs can be created through the introduction of the hydrogen economy to decarbonise the world, HyWealth founder and CEO Professor Katsuhiko Hirose said on Wednesday. While hydrogen is currently more expensive than fossil fuel, green hydrogen will be the cheapest solution by 2050,... 

An image of HyWealth founder and CEO Professor Katsuhiko Hirose
Nedbank CIB’s green economy webinar covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer

WPIC encourages use of platinum-using PEMs for overcoming energy storage problems 

By: Donna Slater     14th July 2021 The World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) reports that, as renewable energy solutions are increasingly rolled out around the globe, technologies that can smooth their power deliverance are also increasingly being needed to ensure power generated by renewables can be used efficiently. The WPIC... 

Life in mining-dependent countries significantly improved – ICMM 

By: Martin Creamer     14th July 2021 Life in mining-dependent countries has improved significantly in the 23 years leading up to 2018, with strong governance the key to improving socio-economic well-being, the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) said on Wednesday. A report that analysed 41 social metrics grouped under... 

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ICMM CEO Rohitesh Dhawan

Major green energy hub tipped in WA

By: Esmarie Iannucci     14th July 2021 The Western Australian government has welcomed the proposal for a major hydrogen hub in the state, which could scale-up to become one of the world’s largest renewable energy projects. An international consortium comprised of InterContinental Energy, CWP Global and Mirning Green Energy has... 

Image of hydrogen tanks and wind turbines

Howden joins Hydrogen Council to accelerate clean energy development

By: Donna Slater     13th July 2021 Mission-critical air and gas handling solutions provider Howden has joined global CEO-led hydrogen energy initiative the Hydrogen Council in an effort to add its value to the growing development and adoption of hydrogen as a clean source of energy. Howden CEO Ross Shuster says that, by joining... 

Resources Watch  

7th July 2021 Cash-pumping but lossmaking Wescoal to broaden from coal to energy; and, Hydrogen represents huge moment of opportunity for South Africa 

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Resources Watch

CSIRO launches hydrogen RD&D

By: Esmarie Iannucci     6th July 2021 The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) will undertake a A$5-million hydrogen research, development and demonstration (RD&D) international collaboration programme. The programme is aimed at strengthening research connections, collaboration and knowledge sharing... 

FFI flies through June targets

By: Esmarie Iannucci     6th July 2021 The energy arm of iron-ore major Fortescue, Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) on Tuesday announced that it had completed all of its key projects targeted for June 30, as part of its initial decarbonisation target. FFI in March this year announced several key projects, including developing a ship... 

Fortescue chairperson Andrew Forrest
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Fortescue chairperson Andrew Forrest

Sasol, IDC team up to stimulate South Africa’s green-hydrogen industry 

By: Terence Creamer     5th July 2021 JSE-listed Sasol and the State-owned Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) have signed a memorandum of cooperation to jointly advance South Africa’s green-hydrogen economy. In a joint statement, the two companies said the memorandum recognised that South Africa was in a unique position to... 

Power lines with Sasol's Secunda complex in the background
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Power lines with Sasol's Secunda complex in the background

Mining vital to economy, can help guide country's path – President 

By: Martin Creamer     5th July 2021 Mining is vital to the South African economy and the opportunities that exist in mining can help guide the country’s path to a more inclusive and equitable economy, President Cyril Ramaphosa stated on Monday. Writing in his From the Desk of the President column, Ramaphosa placed mineral and... 

President Cyril Ramaphosa
President Cyril Ramaphosa

KfW issues RFI for €200m South African green-hydrogen programme 

By: Terence Creamer     2nd July 2021 A request for Information (RFI), aimed at gathering information on potential green hydrogen project opportunities in South Africa, has been released. The RFI has been issued by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and Meridian Economics on behalf of German development bank... 

KfW issues RFI for €200m South African green-hydrogen programme

Decarbonisation, hydrogen, mine dump value make headlines   

2nd July 2021 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks the Anglo American partnership that has seen the use of sustainable biofuel to power a chartered capesize ship during a voyage from Singapore to South Africa as part of a decarbonisation initiative; hydrogen being touted as a huge moment of opportunity... 

Decarbonisation, hydrogen, mine dump value make headlines
Decarbonisation, hydrogen, mine dump value make headlines

Resources Watch  

30th June 2021 This week: Carbon capture a helpful decarbonisation tool; and, Black-women-owned platinum fuel cell group working on 15 deployment projects 

Resources Watch
Resources Watch

Colombia to launch road map to develop hydrogen as fuel - Minister

By: Reuters     30th June 2021 Colombia will launch plans in September to develop the production and use of hydrogen as a long-term clean energy source, the Minister of Mines and Energy said on Tuesday, while voicing hope this year's oil and gas auction will be successful. The South American country will publish a road map to... 

Commonwealth launches draft CCS method for ERF

By: Esmarie Iannucci     29th June 2021 The Commonwealth government has invited public consultation on a draft carbon capture and storage (CCS) method for the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF). Accelerating the commercial deployment and uptake of CCS will help to significantly reduce Australia’s emissions while protecting industries and... 

Hydrogen represents huge moment of opportunity for South Africa – AP Ventures  

By: Martin Creamer     28th June 2021 Hydrogen represents a huge moment of opportunity for South Africa, AP Ventures managing partner Andrew Hinkly said on Monday. AP Ventures began investing along the generally platinum group metals- (PGMs-) linked hydrogen value chain as long ago as 2013 and the $320-million committed in AP... 

AP Ventures managing partner Andrew Hinkly
AP Ventures managing partner Andrew Hinkly interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer

Harmony Gold, Bambili Energy, SherLOHCk project make headlines   

25th June 2021 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks Harmony Gold welcoming the President’s decision to lift the licence cap on own-generated electricity; Bambili Energy’s 15 hydrogen and fuel cell-linked deployment projects that are expected to be completed by March next year;  and South Africa’s... 

Harmony Gold, Bambili Energy, SherLOHCk project make headlines
Harmony Gold, Bambili Energy, SherLOHCk project make headlines

WPIC says fuel cells for trucks are picking up speed

By: Marleny Arnoldi     24th June 2021 The World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) has reiterated its advocacy for hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) as a solution towards sustainable mobility. In a release, the council explains that the transport sector is huge and that it is critical to the European Union’s (EU’s),... 

South Africa helping hydrogen down cost curve, giving it greater zip 

By: Martin Creamer     24th June 2021 South Africa is part of a crucial international project aimed at taking key hydrogen technology down the cost curve and lowering the energy it requires to facilitate catalytic reactions. The focus of the SherLOHCk project, which is funded by the European Union under Horizon 2020 framework, is... 

Renewable hydrogen piloting site at HySA North-West University, including LOHC hydrogenation system.
Renewable hydrogen piloting site at HySA North-West University, including LOHC hydrogenation system.

Hydrogen-focused AP Ventures fund balloons to fourfold-bigger close 

By: Martin Creamer     24th June 2021 AP Ventures Fund II, with its strategy of investing along the hydrogen value chain, has closed at four times the size of Fund I. The far-seeing AP Ventures began investing along the generally platinum group metals- (PGMs-) linked hydrogen value chain as long ago as 2013. 

AP Ventures managing partner Andrew Hinkly
AP Ventures managing partner Andrew Hinkly

FFI inks option with Tasmanian Ports Corp

By: Esmarie Iannucci     24th June 2021 Iron-ore major Fortescue Metals’ energy arm, Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) has inked an option agreement with Tasmanian Ports Corporation (TasPorts) to exclusively negotiate all land and operating access requirements for its proposed 250 MW green hydrogen plant in Bell Bay in Northern... 

Resources Watch 

23rd June 2021 This week: Sasol able to produce green hydrogen within 24 months And, ICMM’s 300-plus vehicle fleets assessed for cleaner, safer mine mobility in five regions 

Resources Watch
Resources Watch

Stanmore looks at hydrogen options

By: Esmarie Iannucci     22nd June 2021 Coal miner Stanmore Resources has inked a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MoU) with fellow-listed Blue Energy over a potential hydrogen offtake agreement from Blue’s tenements in the Bowen basin. Stanmore in October of last year inked an MoU with Blue to develop a detailed agreement for... 

Carbon capture helpful decarbonisation tool – investment professionals  

By: Martin Creamer     21st June 2021 Carbon capture and storage is one of the tools in the toolkit that needs to be included in the decarbonisation mix if the world is to reduce emissions  effectively over a reasonable time horizon. That is the view of Carbon Infrastructure Partners president and managing partner Craig Golinowski,... 

Carbon Infrastructure Partners president Craig Golinowski
Carbon Infrastructure Partners president Craig Golinowski interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer: Video: Darlene Creamer

HySA metal hydride tech deemed commercially viable  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     21st June 2021 After a decade of research and development, a benchmarking analysis conducted by US company RCB Hydrides has confirmed the technical progress and future prospects of metal hydride (MH) projects on hydrogen storage and compression being conducted at Hydrogen South Africa (HySA) Systems, for the... 

HySA director Dr Sivakumar Pasupathi
HySA director Dr Sivakumar Pasupathi

TNG eyes hydrogen collaboration

By: Esmarie Iannucci     21st June 2021 ASX-listed TNG has inked a heads of agreement (HoA) with Malaysian-based green energy company AGV Energy & Technology to collaborate on the proposed integration of vanadium redox flow batteries with green hydrogen production technology. AGV Energy and its partners are developing a technology to... 

Aus mulls hydrogen certification

By: Esmarie Iannucci     21st June 2021 The federal government has released a discussion paper on the design of an Australian hydrogen Guarantee of Origin (GO) certification scheme for consultation. Energy and Emissions Minister Angus Taylor said that the establishment of a hydrogen GO certification scheme is a priority under... 

Sasol, manganese, ICMM make headlines  

18th June 2021 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks how Sasol could be ready to produce green hydrogen within the next 24 months; the White House document that is focusing on manganese as a preferred battery element contender; and the International Council on Mining and Metals assessing over 300 vehicle... 

Sasol, manganese, ICMM make headlines
Sasol, manganese, ICMM make headlines

Blackstone investigates hydrogen in Vietnam

By: Esmarie Iannucci     18th June 2021 ASX-listed Blackstone Minerals has started studies into the potential application of green hydrogen at its proposed Ta Koha nickel/copper/platinum project, in Vietnam. The current feasibility for the Ta Khoa project requires the use of oxygen in the downstream processing plant, which is... 

CEFC makes first hydrogen investment

By: Esmarie Iannucci     18th June 2021 The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) has made its first hydrogen-related investment in a new venture that aims to help commercialise innovative electrolyser production technology to further accelerate Australia’s clean hydrogen industry by bringing down production costs. Electrolysis is a... 

CEFC makes first hydrogen investment

Sasol able to produce green hydrogen within 24 months – CEO   

By: Martin Creamer     17th June 2021 Synthetic fuels and chemicals company Sasol is in a position to be able to produce green hydrogen within the next 24 months, Sasol CEO Fleetwood Grobler said on Thursday. Grobler was responding to Absa group industrials research head Christina Steyn, who moderated an SA Tomorrow panel discussion... 

From top left, clockwise, Christina Steyn, Natascha Viljoen, Dmitri Bessarabov and Fleetwood Grobler
JSE hydrogen panel discussion covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer

Hydrogen a massive opportunity for Aus - Woodmac

17th June 2021 New data by advisory firm Wood Mackenzie (Woodmac) has shown that low-carbon hydrogen could become a $50-billion to $90-billion export industry for Australia in 2050. Australia rates consistently in the top echelons for solar irradiance and has vast potential for large-scale carbon capture and... 

Australian energy powering the world - report

By: Esmarie Iannucci     17th June 2021 PERTH (miningweekly.com) – Geoscience Australia’s snapshot of the nation's energy resources has reaffirmed Australia’s abundance of world class energy resources and role as a globally significant energy commodity producer, with energy export earnings contributing more than A$130-billion to the... 

Australian energy powering the world - report

Govt pours funding into Rio's alumina study

By: Esmarie Iannucci     16th June 2021 The federal government will provide more than A$500 000 in funding a study investigating the feasibility of using renewable hydrogen instead of natural gas to process alumina, helping to reduce emissions across the aluminium supply chain. Mining giant Rio Tinto will conduct a A$1.2-million... 

Govt pours funding into Rio's alumina study
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