R/€ = 18.46 Change: -0.07
R/$ = 15.29 Change: -0.06
Au 1837.62 $/oz Change: -13.75
Pt 1080.45 $/oz Change: -13.17


Shearwater developing SMR, hydrogen project in North Wales

By: Donna Slater     15th January 2021 UK-based hybrid clean energy company Shearwater Energy is developing a wind small modular reactor (SMR) and hydrogen production hybrid energy project in North Wales. The project will provide 3 GW of zero-carbon energy and is also expected to produce over three-million kilograms of green hydrogen... 

Argyle diamonds make a splash

By: Esmarie Iannucci     18th December 2020 The latest tender of 62 rare pink, red, blue and violet diamonds from major Rio Tinto’s Argyle mine, in Western Australia has delivered a record result, reflecting their extraordinary rarity and unique provenance. The 2020 collection continued its trajectory of double digit price growth and a... 

Underground op adds to Dolphin economics

By: Esmarie Iannucci     16th December 2020 A revised feasibility study into the Dolphin tungsten project, in Tasmania, has increased the project’s net present value by 65%, from A$146-million to A$241-million, with the addition of an underground operation. ASX-listed King Island Scheelite on Wednesday also reported that the operational... 

Mining and Metals Blockchain Initiative launches proof of concept platform to trace emissions

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th December 2020 The World Economic Forum’s (WEF's) Mining and Metals Blockchain Initiative (MMBI) has released a proof of concept that uses distributed ledger technology to track embedded greenhouse-gas emissions. The successful completion of the proof of concept, named the Carbon Tracing (COT) Platform will be... 

East-West links support Flsmidth’s thickener projects

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th December 2020 The use of FLSmidth thickeners in African mining operations has continued to grow, supported by global collaboration across the FLSmidth organisation’s offices in South Africa, China and the USA. According to Alistair McKay, FLSmidth’s Vice President for Mining in Sub-Saharan Africa and the... 

Oil refineries offered relief

By: Esmarie Iannucci     14th December 2020 The federal government has announced fiscal relief for oil refineries in Australia, as part of its commitment to jobs, affordable fuel and Australia’s long-term fuel security. Energy and Emissions Reduction Minister Angus Taylor on Monday said that the government would provide relief to the... 

Largo creates vertically integrated renewable energy storage provider 

11th December 2020 Toronto-listed vanadium producer Largo Resources has launched a new clean energy company to provide vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB) systems for the fast-growing global renewable energy storage market. Newly launched Largo Clean Energy has acquired VRFB technology previously owned by VionX... 

Horizonte expects to conclude financing by mid-2021

By: Marleny Arnoldi     4th December 2020 TSX- and Aim-listed Horizonte Minerals reports that the Araguaia nickel project, in Brazil, is steadily moving towards construction, with the company having completed the value engineering phase. This phase included improvements made to the plant design and flow sheet to optimise the project’s... 

Bigger not always better with gensets – OEM

By: Marleny Arnoldi     4th December 2020 Bigger is not always better when considering generators (gensets) and standby power, and it is vital that site-specific power requirements and conditions are taken into account during the design phase of these power supply products, says local manufacturer Zest WEG.  

New Toral study significantly expands production

By: Mariaan Webb     18th November 2020 The Toral lead/zinc project, in north-west Spain, could be a significantly larger operation than previously contemplated, with a new independent study pegging its production rate at 700 000 t/y. This compares with a previous scoping study design of 450 000 t/y. The 700 000 t/y operation is... 

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