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Mine aims for increased local content
21st January 2022

Metals and mining company First Quantum Minerals (FQM) is “determined” in its mission to increase local content across its mining operations. The mining firm has backed Zambian President Hakainde... 

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Early copper/zinc production investigations under way at Orion’s Prieska
20th January 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The executive team of Orion Minerals is re-evaluating the development schedule of the Prieska copper-zinc project to assess the potential for its fast-tracking. Also flagged is the opportunity to... 

Plan for decades of high commodity prices, BlackRock says
13th January 2022 By: Bloomberg

Commodities prices may stay high for decades as mining companies struggle to keep up with demand from the energy transition, according to BlackRock’s Evy Hambro. Raw materials, and shares of some... 

EU carbon levy should cover hydrogen, lead lawmaker says
6th January 2022 By: Bloomberg

The European Union’s proposal to start charging importers for bringing emissions into the region should be expanded to cover hydrogen, organic chemicals and polymers, according to proposed... 

Evolution settles Ernest Henry buy
6th January 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Gold miner Evolution Mining has taken full control of the Ernest Henry copper/gold mine, in Queensland. The company last year struck a A$1-billion agreement with diversified miner Glencore Mining... 

Global coal-fired power demand at all-time high, threatening net zero goals
Global coal-fired power demand at all-time high, threatening net zero goals
17th December 2021 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Global coal-fired electricity generation is powering towards an all-time high, as the rapid economic recovery of 2021 has pushed up demand faster than low-carbon supplies can keep up, while... 

Miner provides update on Waterberg project
10th December 2021 By: Anna Moross

TSX-listed mine developer Platinum Group Metals in October provided an update on the Waterberg project, a bulk underground palladium and platinum deposit located in the northern limb of the... 

Coal India auction to non-power sector up sharply
3rd December 2021 By: Reuters

State-run Coal India auctioned 3.2-million tonnes of coal exclusively for the non-power sector in November, a senior company official said, more than five times the volume auctioned a year earlier... 

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Heat transfer tech offers more bang for buck
3rd December 2021 By: Nadine Ramdass

Thermal engineering solutions company Industrial Water Cooling (IWC) has partnered with Canada-based developer, designer and manufacturer Solex Thermal Science to distribute Solex’s technology to... 

Iberdrola, H2 Green Steel plan mega green hydrogen plant
2nd December 2021 By: Reuters

Global wind power group Iberdrola and Swedish startup H2 Green Steel plan to build a vast renewable hydrogen plant on the Iberian peninsula to power the production of iron used to make steel with... 

Vale is starting to turn mine waste into construction materials
30th November 2021 By: Bloomberg

One of the world’s biggest mining companies is getting into the construction business. Vale is starting to extract sand from material left over from iron ore processing to supply civil... 

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Casa Berardi mine, Canada
26th November 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

A gold mine 95 km north of La Sarre, in Quebec, Canada. 

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New filtration product developed
26th November 2021 By: Claire O'Reilly

Dust and liquid filtration systems manufacturer Crosible Filtration, in collaboration with afabric developer, have developed a product called Pyro-flo. 

Trump SPAC financier to list hydrogen firm in $805m deal
25th November 2021 By: Bloomberg

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... 

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WA's oil and gas future bright - report
19th November 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Investment in new oil and gas projects in Western Australia could contribute to between A$236.6-billion and A$439.9-billion to the state’s economy over the next 20 years, an independent report... 

Vodacom to acquire major stakes in Vodafone Egypt, CIVH
19th November 2021 By: Natasha Odendaal

Information and communication technology (ICT) group Vodacom has entered into two deals that will see it acquire a controlling stake in Vodafone Egypt and a strategic stake in Community Investment... 

LSFB creates faster, more economical construction
19th November 2021 By: Claire O'Reilly

Developers, local authorities and housing associations are quickly embracing steel framing technology, such as light-steel-frame building (LSFB), says the International Zinc Association Africa Desk... 

China withdraws funding from Limpopo 3 GW SEZ power project
18th November 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

The Chinese government has confirmed that the country will no longer be funding a new 3 GW coal-fired power plant in the planned Musina-Makhado Special Economic Zone (MM-SEZ) in South Africa’s... 

Esso expands gas agreement for Victorian glass maker
16th November 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Gas provider Esso Australia Resources, a subsidiary of ExxonMobil, has increased its gas sales agreement with glass manufacturer Oceania Glass. Esso earlier this year extended its gas sales... 

Calix unveils green iron and steel technology
12th November 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed technology company Calix has filed a patent for zero emissions iron and steel production. The Zero Emissions Steel Technology (Zesty) process involves the use of Calix’s core kiln... 

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Chain and sprockets offer cost savings on power transmission
12th November 2021

Engineering solutions provider BMG’s total plant management solutions encompass a technical advisory service for maintenance programmes that includes correct chain and sprocket selection, a... 

Road key to Fortune’s Nico cobalt project opening at month-end
8th November 2021 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The all-season road linking the isolated community of Whati, in Northwest Territories (NWT), to the national highway system will open to the public on November 30, mining project developer Fortune... 

White House-backed carbon tax in sight for Biden’s climate bill
8th November 2021 By: Bloomberg

The White House and at least 49 senators support a proposal to impose an almost $20 per-ton fee on carbon as part of President Joe Biden’s climate-and-spending legislation, US Senator Sheldon... 

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Platinum group metals playing key role in Proudly South African hydrogen breakthrough
5th November 2021 By: Martin Creamer

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... 

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Namibia selects preferred bidder for pioneering $9.4bn green hydrogen project
5th November 2021 By: Terence Creamer

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... 

Work set to start on Botswana coal mine in 2022 despite pressure
Work set to start on Botswana coal mine in 2022 despite pressure
5th November 2021 By: Reuters

Work is due to begin on Botswana's second privately-owned coal mine in the first quarter of next year, the CEO of Maatla Resources told Reuters, despite calls to abandon coal. At the COP26 climate... 

Santos and CSIRO team up on CCS
5th November 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Oil and gas major Santos is partnering with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) to develop, what is hoped to be the lowest cost direct air capture technology in... 

Biden’s carbon-capture plan hands lifeline to coal plants
3rd November 2021 By: Bloomberg

Coal-fired power plants would be eligible for billions of dollars in extra tax breaks under President Joe Biden’s economic legislation if they install carbon-capture systems, an incentive that... 

China's coal futures see biggest weekly fall in over 5 years
29th October 2021 By: Reuters

Chinese thermal coal futures saw their biggest weekly fall in over five years on Friday as the powerful state planner said there was more room to adjust coal prices after its recent investigations... 

China's State planner sees further room to adjust coal prices
29th October 2021 By: Reuters

There is still room for China to further adjust coal prices, the country's powerful state planner said on Friday, after futures prices fell more than 9% on its investigations into producers. In a... 

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Miners to benefit from Australia's net zero plan - Minister
28th October 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The federal government said on Thursday that the Long-Term Emissions Reduction Plan, introduced earlier this week, would strengthen Australia’s agriculture, mining and manufacturing sectors, while... 

Metals rebound as world's energy crisis keeps roiling the market
Metals rebound as world's energy crisis keeps roiling the market
22nd October 2021 By: Bloomberg

Base metals were mostly higher, paring a weekly slump, as the global energy crisis kept roiling the energy-intensive sector. The global energy shortage, fueled by record coal and gas costs, has... 

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Company offers diverse conveyor chains
22nd October 2021

Engineering solutions provider BMG’s comprehensive range of power transmission components incorporates chain manufacturer ZMC industrial conveyor chains, which offer dependable service in diverse... 

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New methods, technology key in driving net zero goal
22nd October 2021 By: Anna Moross

The South African road infrastructure and construction industry can learn from international markets and apply several key lessons on its journey to achieving the goal of net zero, ensuring a... 

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BHP studies the potential for using nickel mine waste to capture carbon
21st October 2021 By: Reuters

BHP Group is looking at the potential to use the waste from its Australian nickel mining operations to capture and store carbon and will conduct field trials this financial year. It is also... 

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No zero carbon without green hydrogen, US pledging $1/kg coal-parity price
21st October 2021 By: Martin Creamer

The world will be unable to meet its zero-carbon targets without the introduction of green hydrogen solutions, says Plug Power chief strategy officer Sanjay Shrestha, at a time when the US has... 

Pure Hydrogen taps the vehicle market
21st October 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Pure Hydrogen will acquire an initial 24% interest in hydrogen fuel cell vehicle company H2X Global and establishing Pure X Mobility as an entity for the development of hydrogen fuel... 

Asia’s coal mining revival doesn’t mean the energy crisis is over
Asia’s coal mining revival doesn’t mean the energy crisis is over
15th October 2021 By: Bloomberg

A crunch on coal production from key hubs in China and India is beginning to ease, but that won’t be enough to halt Asia’s energy crisis. Major industries in the region, including steelmakers to... 

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New pumps series now available
8th October 2021

Multinational manufacturing company Atlas Copco has extended the WEDA electric submersible pump series to include slurry, drainage and sludge units, which feature several enhancements in a bid to... 

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Fortescue sets Scope 3 targets, hopes green hydrogen will help
6th October 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Iron-ore major Fortescue Metals this week announced a target to achieve net zero Scope 3 emissions by 2040, addressing emissions across its entire global value chain, including crude steel... 

Magni Investment Holdings’ subsidiary granted eSwatini prospecting licence
5th October 2021 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Investment management company Magni Investment Holdings’ (MiH’s) subsidiary Lurco Coal Eswatini has been granted a prospecting licence for coal resources at the Mpaka coal mine, in the Lubombo... 

Made-from-carbon-dioxide concrete, lululemons and diamonds spark investor excitement
4th October 2021 By: Reuters

What do diamonds, sunglasses, high-end lululemon sportswear and concrete have to do with climate change? They can all be made using carbon dioxide (CO2), locking up the planet warming gas. And tech... 

Australia to issue credits for carbon capture
1st October 2021 By: Reuters

Australia set rules on Friday for the issue of carbon credits for projects to capture and store (CCS) the pollutant, aiming to spur more such projects and help meet the nation's target to cut... 

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