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Researchers see manganese helping fuel cells down cost curve 

By: Martin Creamer     20th May 2019 A new manganese-containing material may contribute to platinum-using hydrogen fuel cells being driven down the cost curve. The new material, made from manganese hydride, is being earmarked for use in molecular sieves that work with the fuel cells in hydrogen fuelled systems that generate... 

Equinox pours first gold at Brazil mine

By: Mariaan Webb     14th May 2019 Vancouver-headquartered Equinox Gold has hit the first gold pour milestone at its Aurizona gold mine, in Brazil, the company announced on Tuesday. The milestone was achieved with no lost-time injuries. 

Lone US rare-earth miner target of China tariffs, CEO says

By: Bloomberg     13th May 2019 The only US rare earths miner is crying foul over China’s decision to raise tariffs on American shipments of raw materials used in electric vehicles. MP Materials – once the world’s biggest producer of rare-earth materials – exports 3 000 to 4 000 metric tons of concentrates to the Asian nation... 

Sherritt CEO undaunted by Trump’s tightening of embargo on Cuba

By: Bloomberg     30th April 2019 One of Cuba’s biggest foreign investors isn’t fazed by President Donald Trump’s push to make doing business in the communist-run Caribbean nation more difficult. David Pathe said Sherritt International has deep roots on the island, and the chief executive officer is hopeful renewed oil... 

Platinum’s twinning with hydrogen bodes well for the metal as global fuel cell electric vehicle adoption grows

By: Martin Creamer     26th April 2019 Where hydrogen goes, platinum usually follows, and since hydrogen is seen as a climate change solution, it is hoped that platinum demand is assured, in spite of the expected significant growth of battery electric vehicles, which do not use platinum. Hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles are seen... 

Chevron to acquire Anadarko for $33bn in stock, cash

By: Bloomberg     12th April 2019 Chevron Corp will acquire Anadarko Petroleum Corp for $65 a share, the company said in a statement. Anadarko shareholders will receive 0.3869 shares of Chevron and $16.25 in cash for each Anadarko share. Chevron will issue 200-million shares and pay $8-billion in cash. The company will also... 

Jewellers must say whether diamonds are mined or synthetic – US FTC 

By: Reuters     3rd April 2019 The US Federal Trade Commission, which investigates allegations of deceptive advertising, said on Tuesday that it has sent warning letters to eight companies to insist that they distinguish in advertisements between diamonds that come from mines and those made in laboratories. The FTC said that... 

Berkshire denies media report on accord to extract lithium

By: Reuters     21st January 2019 A unit of Berkshire Hathaway denied a report on Sunday that it reached an agreement to allow extraction of lithium from its geothermal wells in California, a project that could offer US carmakers and battery producers a secure supply of the metal. "There is no agreement in place with anybody to... 

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