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More platinum-based green hydrogen generation on the way 

By: Martin Creamer     3rd October 2022 Up to 1 350 t of green hydrogen can now be generated a year from renewable solar and wind power in the Wunsiedel Energy Park, in Germany. “This is another example of platinum-based production of green hydrogen in Europe that will assist both the replacement of imported natural gas and the earlier... 

LNG taxes to raise to A$13bn in 2022-23 - Appea

By: Esmarie Iannucci     3rd October 2022 Preliminary forecasts by the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (Appea) has found that liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporters would pay an extra A$9-billion to federal and state governments as tax and royalties. Appea on Monday revealed that the gas export sector is... 

Atlantic Lithium's Ghana mine poised to begin production by 2024

By: Reuters     30th September 2022 Australia-based Atlantic Lithium expects to begin production at what would be Ghana's first lithium mine by the second half of 2024, the company's interim chief executive told Reuters. Lennard Kolff said in an interview that a recent scoping study showed revenue could reach nearly $5 billion... 

Maelgwyn leveraging South Africa, African growth to expand business

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     30th September 2022 Owing to the considerable organic growth it has achieved in South Africa and Africa, mineral processing technologies and processes provider Maelgwyn has relocated to a new building, in Boundary Park, North Riding, and is aiming to leverage these premises and the enhanced capacity and capabilities... 

Adoption of PPE slow for women in industry

By: Sabrina Jardim     30th September 2022 Safety equipment and personal protective equipment (PPE) are often not designed to accommodate female bodies, often resulting in women feeling uncomfortable when working at heights, owing to ill-fitting fall-arrest systems, says women’s safety wear manufacturer Sisi Safety Wear fall protection... 

Association revamps to improve services

By: Halima Frost     30th September 2022 The Southern African Biogas Industry Association (Sabia) will introduce its updated business plan and path to reach its 2030 goals at its ‘Vision 2030 – building a sustainable Southern African biogas market’ round table next month. Hosted by Sabia, it will include a discussion by representatives... 

Contamination at source affecting recycling  

By: Halima Frost     30th September 2022 A substantial portion of plastic waste is not recycled and ends up in landfills, contributing greatly to plastics being regarded as the biggest environmental threat, says industry body Plastics SA executive director Anton Hanekom. Forty-three percent of recyclable plastic waste in South Africa... 

Circular economy uptake addressed

By: Halima Frost     30th September 2022 The need for and uptake of the circular economy mindset by larger organisations locally and globally was addressed during a webinar hosted by the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM) last month. The webinar, titled ESGS Webinar: Circular economy: Opportunities and Benefits,... 

SA largest aluminium-producing country in Africa

By: Leah Shelene Asaram     30th September 2022 In 2021, South Africa produced about 720 000 t of refined aluminium, becoming the largest aluminium-producing country in Africa, says Aluminium Federation of South Africa (Afsa) CEO Muzi Manzi. “A large proportion of the primary metal produced is used in the local market as remelt ingots to... 

Coca-Cola combines forces with govt in Gqeberha solar-powered groundwater initiative

By: Natasha Odendaal     30th September 2022 Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA), in partnership with the Department Water and Sanitation (DWS), has launched a series of off-grid, solar-powered groundwater harvesting and treatment projects in Gqeberha to pump, treat, store and distribute clean water to communities distressed by the... 

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