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Mulcher developed for S African conditions

1st May 2020 Local original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) Bell Equipment has developed the Bell M350 Mulcher, which caters to the forestry industry and has been specially geared for South Africa’s hot and dusty climate. This niche solution was developed in consultation with the company’s customer base. 

Bill Gates-led fund invests in making lithium mining more sustainable

By: Bloomberg     20th February 2020 Breakthrough Energy Ventures, helmed by Bill Gates, and MIT’s The Engine fund are leading an investment round of $20-million for Lilac Solutions, a US startup aimed at making the extraction of lithium less water-intensive and more sustainable. As the world looks to cut carbon emissions, people... 

Rio punts refinery technology

By: Esmarie Iannucci     14th February 2020 Mining giant Rio Tinto and aluminium equipment supplier STAS have agreed to terms to commercialise Rio’s advanced compact filtration (AFC) technology for aluminium cast houses. The ACF technology developed by Rio will now be manufactured and sold under license by equipment manufacturer STAS... 


24th January 2020 FLSmidth is a leading provider of mineral processing and material handling technology and systems to the global mining industry. In keeping with its strategy of driving success through sustainable productivity enhancement, FLSmidth is founded on three fundamental values – competence, cooperation... 

Illegal miners at KCC operations remain dispersed – Katanga

By: Mariaan Webb     18th December 2019 Glencore subsidiary Katanga Mining, which trades on the TSX, has installed nearly 20 km of new perimeter security fencing at its Komoto Copper Company (KCC) site in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where at least 41 illegal miners died earlier this year when part of the copper and cobalt... 

Glencore’s DRC subsidiary progressing cobalt plant upgrades

By: Marleny Arnoldi     25th October 2019 TSX-listed Katanga Mining expects cobalt debottlenecking projects at its 75%-owned Kamoto Copper Company’s (KCC’s) mine, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, to continue throughout next year. The Glencore subsidiary on Friday reported that commissioning of two filter presses had been completed... 

Ultrasonic dripline cleaner commercialised

By: Darren Parker     9th August 2019 Irrigation systems manufacturer Senter360 has partnered with local inventor and farmer Leon Lingnau to bring his proprietary ultrasonic dripline cleaning system Greendrum to the market on a commercial scale. The first co-manufactured unit was sold at this year’s NAMPO Harvest Day, in the Free... 

GKD at FILTECH 2019: Integrated filtration expertise

31st July 2019 Process belt solutions for the environmental and mining industry Pioneering mesh designs presented by leading international technical weavers GKD – Gebr. Kufferath AG (GKD) at FILTECH. Whether for water processing in large industrial plants or continuous vacuum belt filter systems in the... 

New green building certification introduced in South Africa

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     14th June 2019 Green building consulting company Solid Green Consulting is the first company to be working on an actual Living Building Challenge project in South Africa. The programme was developed by nongovernmental organisation International Living Future Institute (ILFI), to lead transformation towards a... 

Health club receives net zero waste rating

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     14th June 2019 Through rigorous waste reduction, separation and recycling on site, and the assistance of net zero-accredited professionals Ecolution Consulting, Health Club Virgin Active Constantia, in Cape Town, achieved a Net Zero Waste certification from the Green Building Council of South Africa.... 

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