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BHP CEO Mike Henry
BHP needs to pay more for EV, clean energy metals as it returns to dealmaking
10th August 2022 By: Reuters

BHP must shell out more if it wants to snap up assets like those of OZ Minerals - a play on the future of electrification and decarbonisation, analysts and bankers said, after the miner's... 


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BHP likely to raise bid for 'strategically sensible target' OZ - analysts
9th August 2022 By: Reuters

BHP will likely raise its A$8.34-billion ($5.82-billion) offer to buy Australia's OZ Minerals, analysts said after the global miner was rebuffed in its pursuit of the nickel-copper miner on... 


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Oz Minerals rejects BHP's A$8.4bn offer
8th August 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Copper miner Oz Minerals has rejected a surprise A$8.4-billion takeover bid from diversified miner BHP. BHP submitted a non-binding indicative proposal to Oz Minerals at the end of last week, to... 


Morella raises cash for lithium exploration
25th July 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Junior Morella Corporation will raise A$7.5-million to support its lithium growth strategy in Western Australia and Nevada. The ASX-listed company on Monday announced that had received firm... 


Thacker Pass appeal decision due soon
22nd July 2022 By: Mariaan Webb

Early works construction of the Thacker Pass lithium project, in Nevada, remains on track to start this year, with all permits in place to get construction under way, developer Lithium Americas... 


Arena's mandate expanded
22nd July 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Australian government has unveiled new regulations to empower the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (Arena) with a broader mandate to allow the agency to support energy efficiency and... 


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Australia still at epicenter of global energy resources - report
20th July 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Geoscience Australia’s updated Australia’s Energy Commodity Resources (AECR) assessment for 2022, has reaffirmed Australia’s position as a leading global energy producer and supplier going into... 


US not adequately planning for raw materials needed to fuel policy initiatives - Pebble developer
US not adequately planning for raw materials needed to fuel policy initiatives - Pebble developer
19th July 2022 By: Darren Parker

Northern Dynasty, the company behind the controversial Pebble project, in Alaska, has urged politicians, environmental activists and the public to pay attention to concerns raised by the mining... 


ABB to display its safe, smart and sustainable solutions at MINE-ENTRA 2022 in Bulawayo
18th July 2022

A global technology leader in electrical distribution and management from source to socket, ABB will exhibit its safe, smart, and sustainable solutions via its channel partner in Zimbabwe at... 


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Electric concept rig showcased in Norway
15th July 2022

Global engineering company Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions in May demonstrated its electric concept rig for surface drilling at the Vei og Anlegg 2022 exhibition, one of Scandinavia’s largest... 


Copper shortages to hamper net-zero targets - report
14th July 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

A new study by analyst S&P Global has found that meeting the net zero emissions target by 2050 could be “short-circuited and remain out of reach” unless significant new copper supply comes online... 


BP starts hydrogen refuelling site construction
13th July 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Construction work has started on Australia’s first hydrogen refuelling facility at a public service station in Queensland. Queensland Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen Mick de Brenni... 


Net-zero road transport by 2050 still possible, EV adoption poised for fivefold increase by 2025 – BloombergNEF
8th July 2022 By: Irma Venter

The road transport sector can still reach the target of net-zero emissions by 2050 through electrification, but urgent action is required from policymakers and industry participants – this... 


Worley acquires Australian sustainable mining solutions company
6th July 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Global engineering, procurement and construction provider Worley has acquired technical solutions provider Minera Mining Technology. The two companies have a long-standing relationship in having... 


Ivanhoe's Kamoa-Kakula achieves another quarterly production record
5th July 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Phase 1 and 2 concentrator plants at the Kamoa-Kakula mine, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, produced 30 379 t of copper in concentrate in June – the third consecutive month that the mine... 


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Glencore going all-electric at new Canada mine
4th July 2022 By: Mariaan Webb

Diversified mining company Glencore has ordered a full fleet of battery-electric equipment for use at its Onaping Depth Project at the Sudbury integrated nickel operations, in Canada, says mining... 


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Mine haulage transition to electric offered without disruption
1st July 2022 By: Martin Creamer

If the world were to electrify every mine truck, it would stop 198 000 t of carbon dioxide (CO2) a day from entering the atmosphere, which equates to a single electrified mining truck eliminating... 


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Rest of 2022 holds many potential demand outcomes
1st July 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

Amid heightened economic and geopolitical uncertainties, the remainder of the year holds a range of potential outcomes for gold demand, says World Gold Council (WGC) Europe, the Middle East and... 


Report indicates growth in global market
1st July 2022

Research company ResearchAndMarkets’ 2022 report shows that the global battery energy storage system (BESS) market is expected to grow from $4.4-billion in 2022 to $15.1-billion by 2027, at a... 


£40m financing opened new chapter for Cornish Metals
£40m financing opened new chapter for Cornish Metals
27th June 2022 By: Mariaan Webb

The completion of the £40-million financing, including an investment by Vision Blue Resources, last month has opened a new chapter for TSX-V and Aim-listed Cornish Metals, which plans to reopen the... 


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High-purity manganese facing phenomenal demand growth, PDAC hears
24th June 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The commitment of at least six major motor companies to manganese-based batteries for battery electric vehicles (BEVs) is elevating the demand outlook for high-purity manganese phenomenally, a... 


Testing of electric minibuses in SA conditions to start in Stellenbosch early next year
24th June 2022 By: Irma Venter

GoMetro has convened a project team consisting of companies and researchers to test the first electric minibus in South African conditions by January next year. GoMetro, a global mobility... 


Rising recession fears push copper to 16-month low
23rd June 2022 By: Reuters

Copper prices fell to a 16-month low on Thursday as fast-rising interest rates and weak economic data fanned fears of a global slowdown that would reduce demand for metals. Benchmark copper on the... 


Silver Hammer president and CEO Morgan Lekstrom
Silver Hammer CEO excited by discovery potential of its past-producing mines
22nd June 2022 By: Mariaan Webb

There is an adage that says the best way to find a new mine is to look in the shadow of the headframe of an existing or historic mine. That is exactly what junior resources company Silver Hammer is... 


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Trudeau’s energy chief unveils low-carbon industrial strategy
22nd June 2022 By: Bloomberg

Canada is launching an industrial strategy for its natural resources, with critical mineral infrastructure, hydrogen production and other low-carbon projects set to be a major focus. The strategy,... 


European fund for critical minerals projects to launch next year
17th June 2022 By: Reuters

A European fund to invest in critical minerals needed for a transition to zero carbon emissions is seeking billions of euros of public and private money for a launch early next year, an official... 


Scania sees up to 15% growth in local extra-heavy market as demand rises
17th June 2022 By: Irma Venter

Scania Southern Africa MD Erik Bergvall says he expects the extra-heavy truck market in South Africa to grow by between 10% and 15% this year, with Scania to reflect the same upward momentum.... 


Alamos announces GHG emissions reductions target
14th June 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Canadian intermediate miner Alamos Gold will aim to reduce absolute greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 30% by 2030, from the 2020/21 average baseline year. This includes Scope 1 and Scope 2... 


MacLean battery electric mining vehicle technology to support Glencore all-electric mine
14th June 2022

Craig Mine Onaping Depth Project selects MacLean full-fleet electrification With the Onaping Depth Project advancing towards production, MacLean battery electric mining vehicles (BEVs) have been... 


Deal-hungry miners return to Toronto with EV metals in focus
Deal-hungry miners return to Toronto with EV metals in focus
14th June 2022 By: Bloomberg

As the mining industry gathers in Toronto this week for one of its biggest annual events, the focus will be on two groups of metals: one that’s seeing soaring demand across the world, and another... 


Recycling not sufficient to supply EV demand - Woodmac
13th June 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Lithium-ion battery recycling alone will be unable to meet global demand for battery raw materials, researcher Wood Mackenzie (Woodmac) said. The electrification of the transportation sector has... 


Qld exports break records - QRC
13th June 2022

Queensland’s resource exports reached a record high of A$77-billion between March 2021 and March 2021, a report by the Queensland Resources Council (QRC) revealed last week. A State of the Sector... 


Electric vehicle sales surging, but future growth hinges on battery, critical mineral supply diversification – IEA
10th June 2022 By: Irma Venter

Despite electric car sales remaining strong this year, future growth will demand greater efforts to diversify battery manufacturing and critical mineral supply to reduce the risk of bottlenecks and... 


Hudbay unveils next leg of its copper growth plans
Hudbay unveils next leg of its copper growth plans
8th June 2022 By: Mariaan Webb

Canadian diversified miner Hudbay has unveiled the preliminary economic assessment (PEA) for its Copper World project, in Arizona, which represents the next leg of the company’s copper growth... 


Ansto helps with new lithium extraction method
7th June 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Australia’s Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANTSO) has joined forces with ASX-listed Lithium Australia to develop a world-first technology to extract more lithium from lithium mining... 


Battery metals index to launch in Toronto
6th June 2022 By: Mariaan Webb

The Toronto Stock Exchange has announced the launch of a new battery metals index, which will measure the performance of TSX and TSX-V-listed companies that are focused on the production and... 


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Automation supplier launches MV VSDs
3rd June 2022 By: Mandisa Nyathi

Earlier this month electrification and automation product supplier ElectroMechanica (EM) extended their portfolio with the launch of the high-performance and cost-effective Delta MVF23/MVF20 series... 


Enlit Africa is back
27th May 2022

Enlit Africa returns to Cape Town as a live conference and exhibition from June 7 to 9 this year, focusing on the current opportunities and challenges in the energy sector – from self-generation... 


Billionaire Friedland files to take Ivanhoe Electric public
25th May 2022 By: Bloomberg

Billionaire Robert Friedland is joining efforts to help America reduce its dependence on China for supplies of critical minerals like copper that are used in everything from batteries to electric... 


Britishvolt CIO appointed as nonexec director of Eastinco
24th May 2022 By: Darren Parker

Eastinco Mining and Exploration, an exploration and development company with a portfolio of Africa-focused critical and strategic metal assets, has announced its intention to appoint gigaplant... 


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Sevenfold increase in yearly clean hydrogen needed to hit 2050 net-zero target
23rd May 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Annual production of clean hydrogen would need to increase more than sevenfold for the world to hit net zero in 2050, say the leading founders of McKinsey & Company’s platform for climate... 


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Spence Growth Option project, Chile – update
20th May 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

BHP has cut the ribbon at the new copper concentrator at its Spence operations. 


Chile's SQM profit soars on high lithium prices
19th May 2022 By: Reuters

Chilean miner SQM, a major producer of lithium, on Wednesday reported a near twelve-fold rise in quarterly profit as it benefited from higher prices of the metal used in electric-vehicle... 


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