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Consultants offer energy efficiency planning, implementation

3rd February 2023 Making a mine energy efficient requires plenty of planning, which ideally means proactively designing for efficiency from an early stage in a project, says consulting engineers and scientists SRK Consulting. “Many mining companies are embracing new technology for energy efficiency, but there is... 

Mkango and CoTec sign loan and equity investment agreements

By: Creamer Media Reporter      1st February 2023 Dual-listed rare earths developer Mkango Resources said on Tuesday that it had signed definitive agreements with Canada-based mining issuer CoTec Holdings for a £2-million convertible loan, a £1.5-million equity investment in Maginito, and subject to closing, a cooperation agreement regarding... 

Scholz visits South America in a race with China to get lithium

By: Bloomberg     30th January 2023 Chancellor Olaf Scholz is hoping his trip to Latin America this weekend will help Germany secure additional supplies of the lithium that car giants like Mercedes-Benz Group AG and Volkswagen need for their electric-vehicle batteries. Chile is the world’s second-largest supplier of lithium after... 

Mobility solutions highlighted at global event

27th January 2023 Global technical equipment, drive and braking systems manufacturer Voith presented its solutions for the mobility shift in commercial vehicles at the IAA Transportation Expo held in Hannover, Germany, from September 20 to 25 last year. The solutions include Voith Electrical Drive System (VEDS),... 

Suzuki unveils its first electric concept, mulling local introduction

By: Irma Venter     27th January 2023 Small-car specialist Suzuki has unveiled its first all-electric concept vehicle. The Japanese carmaker says the eVX – emotional versatile cruiser – is a compact sports utility vehicle (SUV) that combines “Suzuki’s 4 x 4 DNA with the most advanced features currently available in battery electric... 

Zest WEG

27th January 2023 Zest WEG, a subsidiary of leading Brazilian motor and controls manufacturer WEG, is committed to the development of the African region, and has been servicing the continent for over 40 years.  Leveraging best practice engineering and manufacturing capabilities, we offer a range of standard... 

Research team develops plans to use old mines as power generating plants 

By: Donna Slater     13th January 2023 An international team of researchers have developed a method to store kinetic energy, which can later be converted to electrical energy, using decommissioned underground mines. The Underground Gravity Energy Storage (UGES) concept, developed through a study led by the International Institute for... 

Partnership formed to use Boliden’s low-carbon copper in ABB’s electric motors

By: Donna Slater     15th December 2022 Engineering company ABB is partnering with Swedish mining and smelting company Boliden to use low-carbon copper in the production of its electromagnetic stirring (EMS) equipment and high-efficiency electric motors. The aim of the partnership – to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions while driving the... 

Toyota to evaluate local customers’ response to RAV4 plug-in hybrid in new pilot initiative

By: Irma Venter     9th December 2022 Following the introduction of the RAV4 GX hybrid last year and the RAV4 hybrid E-Four this year, Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) says it will test the local market’s response to the RAV4 plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV).  While not officially on sale yet, several RAV4 PHEVs have been imported as a... 

New high-tech African facility for SEW-EURODRIVE 

7th December 2022 SEW-EURODRIVE South Africa, a specialist in drive and control technologies, moved into its new state-of-the-art 26 000-m2 headquarters complex in Aeroton, Johannesburg, earlier this year. The new complex more than triples the floor and factory space that was available at its previous premises. 

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