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Hydrogen News

Botswana copper miner Khoemacau giving attention to ESG silver lining  

By: Martin Creamer     7th September 2021 Khoemacau Copper Mining of Botswana, which is ramping up to nameplate throughput of 3.65-million tonnes a year, is also giving attention to environmental social and governance (ESG) matters that include considerable renewable energy generation and promising community development initiatives. In... 

WA govt to invest more in hydrogen future

By: Esmarie Iannucci     7th September 2021 The Western Australian government on Tuesday announced the investment of a further A$61.5-million to supercharge the region’s renewable hydrogen industry. "Hydrogen offers incredible potential for our State, with the capacity to sit alongside iron ore or liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a major... 

Ark Energy plans hydrogen hub in Qld

By: Esmarie Iannucci     7th September 2021 Korea Zinc subsidiary Ark Energy has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Port of Townsville, in North Queensland, to ship up to 120 000 t of renewable hydrogen to South Korea within the next decade. A feasibility study will investigate the development of a renewable hydrogen... 

Engie partners with Scatec for PV support at mine-based hydrogen plant  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     6th September 2021 Renewable energy company Scatec has signed a two-year lease agreement with Engie to provide a mobile plug-and-play solar photovoltaic (PV) plant at its hydrogen production plant at Anglo American Platinum’s Mokalakwena mine, in Limpopo. Scatec launched its Release by Scatec service in September... 

Sasol, UCT confirm progress on catalysts that convert hydrogen, CO2 into green jet fuel 

By: Terence Creamer     6th September 2021 Energy and chemicals group Sasol, which aims to become a leader in South Africa’s promising green hydrogen industry, reports that research advancements have been achieved that are supportive of the conversion of hydrogen and carbon dioxide (CO2) into green jet fuel and chemicals. Made in... 

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Implats studying three new projects as three approved projects get under way  

By: Martin Creamer     3rd September 2021 Platinum group metals mining and marketing company Implats is studying three new projects at the same time as three already approved projects get under way at a combined capital expenditure of close to R12-billion, Implats CEO Nico Muller has announced. During this week’s presentation of record... 

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Implats record financial results presentation covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

TNG advances hydrogen dreams

By: Esmarie Iannucci     3rd September 2021 ASX-listed TNG has inked a project development agreement with Malaysian-based AGV Energy & Technology to jointly and exclusively develop green hydrogen projects in Australia using the HySustain production technology. AGV Energy has developed HySustain in conjunction with its global development... 

Adverse political climate affects mining

By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah     3rd September 2021 Despite Zimbabwe’s vast mineral wealth, including gold, platinum, chrome, coal, diamonds, nickel and lithium, the country is in an extremely fragile state, mining law firm Beech Veltman tells Mining Weekly. “Zimbabwe boasts not only a diverse range of over 40 minerals but also some of the world’s... 

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SAFE HAVEN Gold prices have rallied and investment in gold mining assets has increased

Implats reports record financial results

By: Martin Creamer     2nd September 2021 Platinum group metals (PGMs) company Implats on Thursday reported record financial results for the 12 months to June 30, driven by higher volumes sold into a strong PGMs pricing environment. A final dividend of R12 a share was declared, bringing the total dividend for the full year ended June 30... 

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Implats CEO Nico Muller

Australia can deliver on Japan's resources need - MCA

By: Esmarie Iannucci     1st September 2021 Australian miners had the ability to build on an existing trade partnership with Japan to supply critical materials to meet Japan’s current energy needs and developing the technologies of the future, including hydrogen with carbon capture storage. In its submission to the Department of Foreign... 

Japanese major launches hydrogen study in Qld

By: Esmarie Iannucci     27th August 2021 Japanese oil company ENEOS Corporation has struck an agreement with ASX-listed Origin Energy to study the development of a carbon-free hydrogen supply chain between Japan and Australia. The two companies will jointly examine the potential for the reliable supply of affordable hydrogen made with... 

Partnerships key for green hydrogen start-up success, US adviser says

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     24th August 2021 Public-private partnerships are required to help steer green hydrogen energy start-ups away from the “valley of death” – the critical stage of a start-up yet to generate revenues – and to create “mountains of opportunity”, Dr Sanjiv Malhotra, a veteran of the global battery and fuel cell sectors... 

Rio and Sumitomo join forces on hydrogen study

By: Esmarie Iannucci     24th August 2021 Mining major Rio Tinto and Sumitomo will jointly study the construction of a hydrogen pilot plant at Rio’s Yarwun alumina refinery, in Gladstone, and explore the potential use of hydrogen at the refinery. Rio said on Tuesday that if the Yarwun hydrogen project proceeded, the pilot plant would... 

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Investors see green hydrogen advancing as China signals support

By: Bloomberg     23rd August 2021 Chinese investors see potential for further gains in companies making equipment needed to produce or use green hydrogen, a clean energy source most governments are betting will help them meet mid-century climate targets. The sector has so far offered a haven from government crackdowns on... 

IDC in discussion on the introduction of an exploration fund – Demana   

By: Martin Creamer     23rd August 2021 The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) is in discussion on the introduction of a fund to underpin much-needed exploration in South Africa. This was stated by Reginald Demana, the IDC’s head of mining and metals, infrastructure and energy, in a wide-ranging Zoom interview with Mining Weekly.... 

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IDC Mining, Metals, Infrastructure & Energy Head Reginald Demana interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Shallow Reefs Gold, SAIMM, Gold Fields make headlines  

20th August 2021 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks Shallow Reefs Gold's significant capital raise out of North America; South Africa being on the verge of a breakthrough in hydrogen; and the positive trajectory of Gold Fields’ South Deep gold mine.   

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Shallow Reefs Gold, SAIMM, Gold Fields make headlines

Hay Point tapped for hydrogen facility

By: Esmarie Iannucci     18th August 2021 The Queensland government on Wednesday announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the government-owned North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP), Dalrymple Bay Infrastructure (DBI), Brookfield, and international trading company ITOCHU Corporation for the development... 

South Africa on verge of nice breakthroughs in hydrogen, says new SAIMM president  

By: Martin Creamer     17th August 2021 South Africa is on verge of nice breakthroughs in hydrogen, says newly elected Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM) president Isabel Geldenhuys. Speaking to Mining Weekly in a Zoom interview, Geldenhuys expressed the view that all the big mines with big moving machinery... 

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South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy president Isabel Geldenhuys interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

South Africa has potential to become major player in green ammonia – Isondo adviser

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     16th August 2021 Green ammonia can be used to transport green hydrogen from the source of production to the end-user in a cost efficient manner and, owing to its endowment of natural resources, South Africa is ideally positioned to become a major international player in this industry, fuel cell components... 

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Kevin Fothergill

Nel to provide 1.25 MW containerised PEM electrolyser for US project

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     12th August 2021 Nel Hydrogen US, a subsidiary of Norwegian-based hydrogen production, storage and distribution company Nel ASA, has received a contract for a 1.25 MW containerised polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) electrolyser from a leading utility in the US. Nel Hydrogen US has received a purchase order for... 

Funding opens for major manufacturing projects

By: Esmarie Iannucci     11th August 2021 The clean energy, resources technology and critical minerals processing sectors are some of the benefactors of the federal government’s A$800-million funding under the Collaboration Stream of the A$1.3-billion Modern Manufacturing Initiative. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology... 

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Qld hunting for hydrogen skills

By: Esmarie Iannucci     10th August 2021 The Queensland government is partnering with between publicly-owned power generator CS Energy and Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise to increase local participation in the hydrogen industry. Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen Mick de Brenni on Tuesday announced the six month project... 

PGMs, green hydrogen, cadastre system make headlines  

5th August 2021 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks the strong future market of platinum group metals; Germany’s green hydrogen strategy; and Botswana using South African cadastre technology.   

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PGMs, green hydrogen, cadastre system make headlines

Parliament backs ARENA's new mandate

By: Esmarie Iannucci     5th August 2021 The federal Parliament has supported reforms to the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to support the next generation of low emissions technologies. Under an expanded remit, ARENA is now able to support a broader range of technologies to advance the priorities of the government’s... 

Australia resource exports deliver new record

By: Esmarie Iannucci     5th August 2021 The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) on Thursday announced a trade surplus of A$10.4-billion in June, up A$1.2-billion on the surplus recorded for May, while the resources sector has set new records for total export value and a range of mineral commodities in the 2020/21 financial year.... 

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Green hydrogen has significant growth potential as a zero-carbon fuel, says the WPIC

By: Simone Liedtke     4th August 2021 Energy company Siemens Gas and Power estimates that, by 2050, hydrogen demand will have risen to over 450 megatons a year, be dominated by green hydrogen and be essential to achieving global decarbonisation. Hydrogen demand is currently at between 70 and 80 megatons a year and over 90% of... 

RBPlat CEO Steve Phiri sees PGMs market remaining strong   

By: Martin Creamer     4th August 2021 Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) CEO Steve Phiri sees the market for platinum group metals (PGMs) remaining strong for many years to come. In a Zoom interview with Mining Weekly following the JSE-listed PGM mining company’s presentation of outstanding record financial results, Phiri outlined the... 

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Royal Bafokeng Platinum CEO Steve Phiri interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer

Anglo partners with German firm to decarbonise steelmaking

By: Marleny Arnoldi     4th August 2021 Diversified miner Anglo American has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with German steel product manufacturer Salzgitter Flachstahl to collaborate on decarbonising of the steelmaking industry. The companies will conduct research into feed materials, including iron-ore pellets and lump... 

Hydrogen plan isn’t very green under US infrastructure deal

By: Bloomberg     2nd August 2021 Building a hydrogen-based energy system in the US, which some analysts call key to fighting climate change, would be based largely on fossil fuels under the bipartisan infrastructure bill heading for a Senate vote. The legislation provides for $8 billion in spending to establish at least four... 

Hydrogen plan isn’t very green under US infrastructure deal

Southern Africa part of Germany’s platinum-boosting green hydrogen strategy  

By: Martin Creamer     2nd August 2021 Green hydrogen, which can be generated and then used with the help of Southern Africa’s platinum group metals (PGMs), is a topic that has gained a lot of importance in recent months in the context of limiting global warming and meeting the world’s decarbonisation goals. In Germany, the increased... 

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Green Hydrogen Atlas Africa data validation workshop covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Isondo project showcasing intent in green hydrogen in South Africa

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     2nd August 2021  The green hydrogen economy offers South Africa a considerable advantage in using its natural resources to help reindustrialise its economy and this is being supported by various policies and initiatives. One such initiative is the start of the construction process for fuel cell components... 

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Vinay Somera

Anglo working towards collaborative decarbonised energy advance across South Africa  

By: Martin Creamer     30th July 2021 Anglo American, which will have all of its South American operations on renewable energy by the end of next year, is working towards trying to achieve a collaborative multi-company government- and Eskom-linked decarbonised energy advance across South Africa. Speaking to Mining Weekly in a Zoom... 

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Anglo American CEO Mark Cutifani speaks to Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Ramaphosa sees big green economy opportunity in ‘bold’ climate commitment  

By: Terence Creamer     30th July 2021 President Cyril Ramaphosa says it is time for South Africa to “grasp the nettle” and embark on a “transformative path” towards a climate-resilient society both to fulfil its moral obligations in the face of an intensifying crisis, but also to seize the economic and job opportunities that are... 

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President Cyril Ramaphosa

Govt expands ARENA footprint

By: Esmarie Iannucci     30th July 2021 The resources sector has welcomed the federal government’s decision to expand the functions of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to support the next generation of low emissions technologies that will reduce emissions and create new economic opportunities and jobs. New regulations... 

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Fortescue's FFI strikes hydrogen deal in India

By: Esmarie Iannucci     30th July 2021 Iron-ore major Fortescue’s green energy arm, Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) has entered into a framework agreement with JSW Future Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of Indian power producer JSW Energy, to explore opportunities to develop green hydrogen projects in India. Under the agreement,... 

Use COP26 to position South Africa as destination of choice for rapid decarbonisation investment – Moosa

By: Terence Creamer     29th July 2021 Deputy chair of South Africa’s Presidential Climate Commission (PCC) Valli Moosa has presented an upbeat assessment of the country’s ability to position itself as a preferred global destination for foreign and domestic decarbonisation investment. Speaking during a hydrogen-focused webinar on... 

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Presidential Climate Commission deputy chair Valli Moosa speaks during a green hydrogen webinar

Anglo on trajectory towards becoming minerals solutions provider  

By: Martin Creamer     29th July 2021 Diversified mining and marketing company Anglo American, which shot the lights out on Thursday with the presentation of an all-time record set of half-year results, is on its way to becoming a minerals solutions provider rather than a digger of holes. The London- and Johannesburg-listed Anglo is... 

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Anglo American results presentation covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer

World-beating Anglo reports record half-year earnings of $12.1bn 

By: Martin Creamer     29th July 2021 Diversified mining company Anglo American on Thursday reported a record half-year financial performance in its position as the best of the world’s top-five global mining companies. Anglo calculates that its elevated global position is poised to continue, assisted by its superior depth, breadth... 

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Anglo American CEO Mark Cutifani
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