R/€ = 20.51 Change: 0.26
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Sasol sets sights on large-scale renewables procurement as it pulls trigger on embedded generation projects  

By: Terence Creamer     4th August 2020 Chemicals and energy group Sasol intends issuing, during its current financial year, a request for proposals (RFP) for wind and solar projects with a combined capacity of between 200 MW and 300 MW having received a strong response to a market-testing request for information (RFI) issued in May.... 

Draft EIS for Lithium Americas’ Nevada project now open for comment

By: Simone Liedtke     31st July 2020 The draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for TSX- and NYSE-listed Lithium Americas’ Thacker Pass lithium project, in the US, is available for public comment. The release of the draft EIS marks another step in advancing the Thacker Pass project towards production, says CEO and president Jon... 

Glencore’s strong first-half positions it for top-end marketing earnings 

By: Martin Creamer     31st July 2020 Diversified mining and marketing company Glencore has delivered an overall strong  first-half operating performance amid the unprecedented challenges presented by  Covid-19. “This reflects both the ability and dedication of our teams to adapt to these difficult conditions,” said Glencore CEO Ivan... 

Lynas signs contract with US Department of Defence

By: Esmarie Iannucci     27th July 2020 Rare earths miner Lynas has inked a contract with the US Department of Defence (Dod) for Phase 1 work on a US-based heavy rare earths separation facility. The DoD in April this year told Lynas of its intent to award a Phase 1 contract for the separation facility, with the funding to allow Lynas... 

Northern Dynasty's Pebble mine reaches key environmental milestone

By: Donna Slater     24th July 2020 The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) on July 24 released the final environmental-impact statement (EIS) for TSX- and NYSE-listed minerals exploration and development company Northern Dynasty Minerals’ Pebble copper/gold/molybdenum project in southwest Alaska. In its role as lead federal... 

Ambler access road approved

By: Esmarie Iannucci     24th July 2020 The US Bureau of Land Management has inked a Record of Decision (RoD) for the Ambler Mining District Industrial Access Project, approving the development of the northern route to provide access to the Ambler mining district. ASX-listed South32 and TSX and NYSE-listed joint venture (JV) partner... 

Sprott invests $15m in Erdene

By: Marleny Arnoldi     24th July 2020 TSX-listed Erdene Resource Development Corporation has announced a nonbrokered private placement of about C$20-million, led by a $15-million strategic investment from Canadian businessman Eric Sprott. The funds from the financing will be used to initiate early construction works at the Bayan... 

Warman® WRT® technology: the definitive wear life and efficiency upgrade for Warman® AH® slurry pumps

By: Creamer Media Reporter      24th July 2020 Retrofittable Warman® WRT® impeller and throatbush improve wear life by up to 50% and utilise hydraulically efficient four-vane design to reduce operating costs. Warman® Wear Reduction Technology (WRT®) impellers and throatbushes add a new tool to the toolbox of miners struggling to cope with... 

India’s leading blast hole drill manufacturer enters the African Market

By: Creamer Media Reporter      16th July 2020 Revathi Equipment Limited (REL) is India’s leading manufacturer of high power range of blast hole drills for mining and construction, water well, exploratory drill rigs, and allied products for more than four decades. Founded in 1977 as Revathi CP Equipment limited the Indian Unit of US based... 

Vital eyes 2021 start for Canadian mine

By: Esmarie Iannucci     16th July 2020 ASX-listed Vital Minerals is targeting a 2021 start for its Nechalacho rare earths project, in Canada. An independent study on the construction and operation of the Nechalacho project found that the ore sorting plant would require a capital investment of $3.7-million. 

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