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Anglo American Platinum CEO Natascha Viljoen.
Challenge of producing green hydrogen economically has been met – Natascha Viljoen
26th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The challenge of producing green hydrogen economically is now done and dusted. “That box has been ticked,” Anglo American Platinum CEO Natascha Viljoen assured Mining Weekly in a Zoom interview.... 


Mintek Metallurgy receives new atomisation, alloy development equipment
25th July 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Mining and minerals technology research organisation Mintek has received an Amazemet rePowder ultrasonic atomisation and alloy development system, which can be used to create metal powder from any... 


Anglo Platinum FD Craig Miller.
Anglo Platinum declares R3bn half-year dividend, spending R3bn on growth capex
24th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals (PGM) mining and marketing company Anglo American Platinum on Monday declared an interim dividend after achieving results in line with changed guidance. An interim dividend of... 


Two Rivers platinum group metals operation.
Big platinum group metals pull in return for small fuel cell car market push
20th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

If fuel cell electric vehicles can capture 10% of the global car market, demand will be created for five-million to six-million ounces of incremental platinum group metals (PGMs) a year, this... 


Anglo American Platinum Projects and Environment Executive Head Prakashim Moodliar.
South Africa dare not fail in securing future demand for platinum
19th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa dare not fail in securing future demand for its ‘incredible’ platinum group metals (PGM) endowment, the Hydrogen Economy Discussion heard on Wednesday. Anglo American Platinum projects... 


Tivan sets A$7.5m raising target
12th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Critical minerals company Tivan has flagged a A$7.5-million capital raise to advance work at its Speewah project and the Tivan pilot plant project. The ASX-listed company has received binding... 


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Glencore signs up to VRP1 - Neometals
12th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Critical minerals company Neometals on Wednesday announced the signing of a binding offtake agreement between the developer of the Vanadium Recovery Project (VRP1) and major Glencore. Neometals,... 


Tirupati progresses optimisation trial work at new Mozambique projects
10th July 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Since London-listed Tirupati Graphite acquired the Montepuez and Balama Central projects, in Mozambique, in April, the company has completed various workstreams to optimise these projects. In a... 


Qld undertakes critical minerals trade mission to Asia
10th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Queensland government will head a trade mission to Japan, South Korea and Singapore to shore up investment in Queensland’s critical minerals, hydrogen and sustainable aviation fuel industries.... 


Hydro Power Equipment (HPE) director Ulrich Kienle.
Water power in underground mining has gone mainstream, says HPE
6th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The long-standing use of water to cool underground mines is increasingly providing the opportunity to apply the free water pressure head that this offers to energise mining equipment. High-pressure... 


Algar to retire from Vanadium Australia
4th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Vanadium developer Australian Vanadium has announced the retirement of MD Vincent Algar on July 14. “Algar’s retirement completes the management transition which began with the appointment of... 


Image shows lithium ore stockpiled
WA strengthens critical minerals ties with Indonesia
4th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Western Australian government has signed a Plan of Action with Indonesia's Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN) powering critical minerals investment and opportunities between the two... 


US Department of State Bureau of Energy Resources Office of Energy Transformation acting director Scott Woodard.
Clean hydrogen could be virtually zero cost, US energy diplomat tells London Indaba
30th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The main founders of the Inflation Reduction Act envision the US legislation as a clean energy bill to lower the costs of green energy technologies for everyone around the world as well as being... 


Neometals' vanadium recovery plant set for later FID
30th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The joint venture (JV) partners for the proposed vanadium recovery project (VRP1) in Finland have extended the final investment decision (FID) deadline from June until the end of September this... 


Tivan switches focus to Speewah
30th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Critical minerals company Tivan on Friday announced plans to switch its focus from its Mount Peake vanadium/titanium/iron project, in the Northern Territory, to its wholly owned Speewah... 


Business for South Africa chairperson Martin Kingston
Private sector working with government on multiple work streams to end loadshedding
29th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The private sector is so far working with government on six of the ten energy crisis work streams, for which business raised R100-million to procure skills and expertise for donation on an arm's... 


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Qld unveils its own critical minerals plans
27th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Queensland government has unveiled its own Critical Minerals Strategy, which would oversee a A$245-million investment into growing Queensland’s critical mineral sector. Premier Annastacia... 


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Ministers meet on critical minerals aims
27th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Federal, state and Territory Ministers For Resources And Mining have expressed support for Australia’s critical minerals sector and reaffirmed a commitment to attract foreign investment for... 


Robert Friedland.
Impossible for world to go green without African resources, London Indaba hears
26th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Without the African mineral endowment, there is no chance of an energy transition taking place. “The fate of humanity rests on the African continent,” Ivanhoe executive co-chairperson Robert... 


Miners must limit environmental impacts - King
26th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Australia’s mining and downstream processing companies would need to move to a more sustainable footing in order to benefit from the future demand of critical minerals, federal Resources Minister... 


Incoming Bushveld CEO Craig Coltman (left) and outgoing Bushveld CEO Fortune Mojapelo.
Outgoing and incoming CEOs jointly highlight Bushveld Minerals
23rd June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The outgoing and incoming CEOs of Bushveld Minerals this week locked arms to enable London Aim-quoted vanadium mining, processing and manufacturing company to advance optimally. In a joint online... 


Vecco cuts the ribbon at Townsville facility
22nd June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Unlisted critical minerals developer Vecco Group on Thursday officially opened its A$26-million Townsville vanadium battery manufacturing facility, in Queensland. Vecco Group’s new facility will... 


Qld awards A$20m early works contract for CopperString
22nd June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Queensland government has set aside A$594-million in its Budget to start construction of CopperString 2032, announcing on Thursday that a A$20-million early works package for engineering and... 


Platinum Group Metals CEO Frank Hallam.
Hopes rise for platinum, palladium use in batteries as commercialisation trialling steps up
21st June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Hopes are rising for the commercialisation of batteries that are boosted by the inclusion of platinum and palladium following the engagement of an innovation centre to drive the next generation of... 


Craig Coltman has been appointed CE of Bushveld Minerals
Lossmaking Bushveld still striving for profitability; appoints new CE
21st June 2023 By: Darren Parker

Vertically integrated vanadium producer Bushveld Minerals, which has appointed Craig Coltman to succeed Fortune Mojapelo as CE from July 1, continues to undertake various initiatives to ensure... 


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King unveils Critical Minerals Strategy
20th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The federal government has unveiled its new Critical Minerals Strategy, highlighting six focus areas to help grow Australia’s critical minerals wealth, create jobs, and strengthen global clean... 


Fortescue Future Industries and Fortescue Metals Group executive chairperson and founder Dr Andrew Forrest
Apt investment in green hydrogen can provide full employment, FT Hydrogen Summit hears
19th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Proper investment in green hydrogen generation has the potential to provide full employment and economic growth for decades to come as well as protect the planet from devastating climate change,... 


From left, moderator Leslie Hook of the Financial Times, Baroness Brown, Christian Leysen, Tom Dimitroff and Oliver Rix.
Produce local green hydrogen in hot South Africa to add value to iron-ore, FT Hydrogen Summit hears
15th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

As iron-ore mining in South Africa, West Africa, the Pilbara, and Brazil happen to be hot and windy places, it makes a lot of sense for the global south to produce green hydrogen on site to reduce,... 


Wits University DigiMine Laboratory head Ahsan Mahboob
Wits University’s DigiMine aiming to serve as green data powerhouse for mining industry
14th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Most mining countries have already databased their green energy minerals and critical minerals and made them public so that investors and their global partners can evaluate national production... 


Minerals Council South Africa CEO Roger Baxter 
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I’ll somehow re-emerge in the mining sector at some point in the future, says Baxter
13th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

I’ll somehow re-emerge in the mining sector at some point in the future, outgoing Minerals Council South Africa CEO Roger Baxter said on Tuesday, when spoke to Mining Weekly in a Teams interview.... 


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