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Law firm creates outsourced compliance solution for mining industry 

By: Martin Creamer     25th November 2021 A specialist mining law firm, which prefers people to paper, has created an outsourced compliance solution for Africa’s mining industry. NSDV will not simply rely on the paper trail when a client calls with an issue, but instead phone, WhatsApp, or drive there and chat to the officials. 

Green hydrogen, platinum and renewable energy make headlines   

25th November 2021 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks Namibia's plans in the green hydrogen space; platinum imports to China that could reduce the surplus forecast for next year; and Minerals Council South Africa member companies that could deliver up to 3 900MW of renewable energy projects.   

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Green hydrogen, platinum and renewable energy make headlines

Trump SPAC financier to list hydrogen firm in $805m deal

By: Bloomberg     25th November 2021 Patrick Orlando, the financier helping take former US President Donald Trump’s media venture public, agreed to merge one of his blank-check companies with hydrogen fuel developer eCombustible Energy. Orlando’s Benessere Capital Acquisition reached a deal that will see investors in Miami-based... 

Resource technology and clean energy to benefit from govt investment

By: Esmarie Iannucci     25th November 2021 The federal government will invest A$242.7-million into four new research and industry hubs to focus on critical national manufacturing priorities. The Trailblazer Universities initiative will see universities and industry work together to develop the technologies, products and businesses... 

WA hoping to draw federal hydrogen hubs

By: Esmarie Iannucci     25th November 2021 The Western Australian government on Thursday announced that it would will invest up to A$117.5-million to attract federal funding for renewable hydrogen hubs in the Pilbara and Mid-West region. The state government this week lodged applications through the Commonwealth government's Clean... 

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Miners welcome draft resources plan in Qld

By: Esmarie Iannucci     24th November 2021 The resources sector has welcomed the release of the draft Queensland Resources Industry Development Plan (QRIDP). The QRIDP identifies the biggest global trends affecting the industry now and over the next three decades, and presents actions that will enable industry and government to respond... 

CME highlights hydrogen potential for WA

By: Esmarie Iannucci     24th November 2021 A position paper by the Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia (CME) has highlighted the opportunities and challenges that a hydrogen economy would present to both the state of Western Australia, and Australia as a whole. CME CEO Paul Everingham noted in the report that the... 

Qld backs hydrogen fuel cell facility

By: Esmarie Iannucci     24th November 2021 The Queensland government, through the Invest in Queensland programme, would back the region’s first hydrogen fuel cell manufacturing facility. Australian energy technology company LAVO Hydrogen Technology and its partner Nedstack will establish the A$15-million facility, which will initially... 

Very strong platinum imports into China – WPIC 

By: Martin Creamer     24th November 2021 Many things could play out next year that have the potential to materially reduce the substantial platinum surplus that the World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) is forecasting for next year, Mining Weekly can today report. Among these is the very strong current importation of platinum into... 

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Namibia may launch second green-hydrogen bidding process in early 2022 

By: Terence Creamer     23rd November 2021 The Namibian government may release a second request for proposal (RFP) early next year for the development of another large-scale green-hydrogen complex, having announced a preferred bidder for the first such project in early November. Presidential Economic Adviser James Mnyupe told delegates to... 

Namibian President Hage Geingob
Namibian President Hage Geingob

Aus signs A$50m hydrogen partnership with Germany

By: Esmarie Iannucci     23rd November 2021 A new initiative between Australia and Germany has been launched to strengthen bilateral cooperation on the development of hydrogen technology. The federal government, through the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), will take a lead role in the new joint Hydrogen Innovation and... 

Namibia heading for world record green hydrogen costs, conference hears  

By: Martin Creamer     22nd November 2021 With its vast potential for wind and solar energy, Namibia is excellently placed to become a global player in green hydrogen production, the Africa Green Hydrogen Forum's virtual conference heard on Monday, when green hydrogen was highlighted as the key decarbonisation vector in the global fight... 

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African Green Hydrogen webinar covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Sasol aims to begin producing green hydrogen in Sasolburg from 2023  

By: Terence Creamer     22nd November 2021 Energy and chemicals groups Sasol aims to begin producing 6 t/d of green hydrogen at its facility in Sasolburg by 2023, VP for climate change Shamini Harrington reports. In a presentation delivered during the Africa Green Hydrogen Forum, Harrington said that the green hydrogen would be produced... 

Sasol also aims to repurpose Secunda to produce sustainable products
Sasol also aims to repurpose Secunda to produce sustainable products

Hydrogen flows into NSW homes

By: Esmarie Iannucci     19th November 2021 Clean hydrogen is being blended into the gas networks in New South Wales for the first time under a two-year trial. Minister for Industry, Energy and Emissions Reduction Angus Taylor has welcomed the development from energy infrastructure company Jemena, which is producing hydrogen from... 

Hydrogen demand to rise to 140m tonnes in 2030

By: Simone Liedtke     17th November 2021 Yearly demand for hydrogen is expected to rise from about 90-million tonnes today to 140-million tonnes in 2030, with green hydrogen having a 20% share. However, the World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) says that, in supplying more than 30-million tonnes of green hydrogen, this level of... 

Green hydrogen advocate Forrest slams oil, gas as ‘anathema methane mines’  

By: Martin Creamer     17th November 2021 Oil and gas plants are methane mines and opening new ones is an anathema that fails to take the livelihoods of today’s offspring seriously, says Fortescue Metals Group chairperson and green hydrogen protagonist Andrew Forrest. “I argue strongly that opening up a new coal mine, or even a methane... 

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Green hydrogen could compete with gray in a decade, Engie says

By: Bloomberg     17th November 2021 Green hydrogen, a clean energy source made from water and renewable power, could become competitive in a decade, according to French utility Engie. That relies on Europe setting up the necessary regulatory framework to drive up demand and slash costs, Sebastien Arbola, the company’s head of... 

Hydrogen hub weighed at Port of Newcastle

By: Esmarie Iannucci     17th November 2021 Diversified multinational Idemitsu Australia (IA) has partnered with Port of Newcastle Operations and Macquarie Group’s Green Investment Group to jointly study the feasibility of export and bunkering of green hydrogen and ammonia at the Port of Newcastle. The joint study is part of the Port of... 

FFI given green light for hydrogen plans in Qld

By: Esmarie Iannucci     17th November 2021 Green energy developer Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) has been granted planning approval to construct one the world’s largest hydrogen equipment manufacturing facilities in Gladstone. Queensland Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development Steven Miles said the approval would allow FFI... 

Mineral exploration should be incentivised, says IDC’s Thabiso Sekano  

By: Martin Creamer     12th November 2021 Mineral exploration should be incentivised so that South Africa’s great mineral endowment can be optimally leveraged to lower unemployment, improve export revenues, and strengthen this country’s gross domestic product (GDP). That is the view of Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) mining,... 

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IDC Mining Metals Beneficiation Head interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer

Miners urged to look beyond only carbon offsetting measures in net-zero journey 

By: Donna Slater     12th November 2021 As mining companies look to lower their carbon intensity, low-carbon economy software developer Minviro sustainability manager Laurens Tijsseling encourages miners to not rely solely on carbon offsetting techniques, but instead employ a range of measures. Speaking at the Energy and Mines Virtual... 

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Woodside secures land for Tasmanian hydrogen

12th November 2021 Energy producer Woodside on Friday announced that it had secured land for its proposed H2TAS hydrogen plant, marking another step forward in the company’s plans for large-scale production of renewable hydrogen and ammonia. The land is a partially cleared site in the Austrak Business Park, in the... 

GEV raises cash for Tiwi push

By: Esmarie Iannucci     11th November 2021 Hydrogen developer Global Energy Ventures (GEV) will raise A$10-million through an institutional share placement to fund the development of its Tiwi green hydrogen project, in the Northern Territory. GEV in October unveiled plans to develop a green hydrogen export project on the Tiwi Islands,... 

Gold major Newmont spending $500m on renewables, world congress hears 

By: Martin Creamer     10th November 2021 Gold mining major Newmont is spending $500-million on renewable energy projects against the backdrop of climate risk equating to investment risk for all mining industry participants, the Energy and Mines Virtual World Congress heard on Tuesday. Expenditure of the half-a-billion dollars began last... 

Energy and Mines director Adrienne Baker (left) and Newmont executive VP and chief technology officer Dean Gehring (right).
Energy and Mines director Adrienne Baker (left) and Newmont executive VP and chief technology officer Dean Gehring (right).

FFI takes to the sky with hydrogen plans

By: Esmarie Iannucci     10th November 2021 The green energy arm of iron-ore miner Fortescue Metals, Fortescue Future Industries (FFI), is continuing its global hydrogen drive, joining forces with US-based Universal Hydrogen to to enable the aviation industry to decarbonise through zero-emissions green hydrogen. Under a memorandum of... 

Green hydrogen market presents huge opportunity for Africa – Mantashe  

By: Martin Creamer     9th November 2021 The green hydrogen market presents a huge opportunity for Africa to position itself as a global competitor in future green energy markets, Minerals Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe has told the Africa Energy Week. Countries such as South Africa and Zimbabwe, the Minister said,... 

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Bafokeng clinch green business boost as part of Northam platinum deal  

By: Martin Creamer     9th November 2021 Royal Bafokeng Holdings has accepted an unsolicited offer from Northam Platinum for up to a third of Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) in a R17-billion transaction that opens the way for the community to accelerate into the fast-growing green energy economy with Northam’s help. Royal Bafokeng... 

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FFI strikes hydrogen deal with PNG

By: Esmarie Iannucci     8th November 2021 Iron-ore major Fortescue Metals’ green energy arm, Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) is partnering with Papua New Guinea (PNG), to develop multiple large-scale green energy and green hydrogen projects. The PNG government and FFI have inked a master development agreement (MDA) that will enable... 

Aus invests in Port of Newcastle hydrogen studies

By: Esmarie Iannucci     8th November 2021 The federal government, through the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, will invest a further A$1.5-million to support Macquarie Group’s Green Investment Group, the Port of Newcastle and project partners to conduct a A$3-million study on the potential for a hydrogen hub at the Port of Newcastle.... 

Platinum group metals playing key role in Proudly South African hydrogen breakthrough  

By: Martin Creamer     5th November 2021 Platinum group metals (PGMs), which are hosted overwhelmingly in South Africa, have played a key role in rocketing the performance of local alkaline electrolysers, in which PGMs are not generally used. Hydrox Holdings of Randburg, which has been pursuing hydrogen solutions for more than two... 

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Hydrox CEO Corrie de Jager interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer.

Namibia selects preferred bidder for pioneering $9.4bn green hydrogen project 

By: Terence Creamer     5th November 2021 The Namibian government has stolen a hydrogen march on its larger neighbour South Africa announcing at COP26 the selection of HYPHEN Hydrogen Energy as the preferred bidder for a $9.4-billion green hydrogen project to be developed in the Tsau //Khaeb National Park, near the coastal town of... 

Artist impressions of components of the HYPHEN green hydrogen project planned for Namibia
Artist impressions of components of the HYPHEN green hydrogen project planned for Namibia

Developments at Anglo American  

5th November 2021 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks developments at diversified mining company Anglo American. 

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Developments at Anglo American

Pure completes H2X buy-in

By: Esmarie Iannucci     5th November 2021 ASX-listed Pure Hydrogen has completed the purchase of a 24% interest in hydrogen fuel cell vehicle company H2X Global. The company in October flagged the transaction under which it issued some 8.6-million of its own shares, which will have some escrow conditions.  

Hydrogen consortium forms around Pilot's WA assets

By: Esmarie Iannucci     4th November 2021 ASX-listed Pilot Energy and fellow-listed Warrego Energy have formed a consortium with energy infrastructure provider APA Group to study and jointly fund Pilot’s Mid West blue hydrogen and carbon capture and storage (CCS) project, in Western Australia. The consortium will jointly fund the... 

FFI targets green hydrogen in Jordan

By: Esmarie Iannucci     4th November 2021 The green energy arm of iron-ore major Fortescue Metals, Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) will partner with the Kingdom of Jordan to conduct studies to develop green hydrogen production through potential large-scale wind and solar energy production facilities. The partnership between Jordan and... 

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FFI chairperson Andrew Forrest

Resources Watch  

3rd November 2021 This week: Hydrogen turning Europe into climate neutral economy, energy leaders highlight; Parties sign terms of reference to catalyse mining industry modernization; and, Diesel and load-shedding feature in summer outlook as Eskom's maintenance recovery takes longer than envisaged 

Resources Watch
Resources Watch

Hydrogen can contribute over 20% of global carbon abatement by 2050

By: Yvonne Silaule     3rd November 2021 Hydrogen can provide the lowest-cost decarbonisation solution for over a fifth of final energy demand by mid-century – contributing a cumulative reduction of 80 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2), the Hydrogen Council's CEO Coalition has told delegates attending COP26, in Glasgow. To achieve that... 

Pallinghurst now has all key battery, hydrogen fuel cell elements  

By: Martin Creamer     3rd November 2021 The Pallinghurst Group now has within its fold all the key elements needed for lithium-ion batteries, fuel-cells and green hydrogen economy. Pallinghurst’s latest transaction with Talon Metals brings in nickel, copper and cobalt, which augment the already-in-the-bag graphite, battery-grade... 

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