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China coal group says peak demand imminent as clean power grows
China coal group says peak demand imminent as clean power grows
8th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

China is rapidly approaching peak coal consumption, but the fossil fuel’s role in helping to address energy security concerns means its use will plateau for some time after that, according to the... 


ARM Executive Chairperson Dr Patrice Motsepe.
ARM declares interim dividend from robust net cash position
8th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining company African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) on Friday declared an interim dividend for the six months ended December 31, when ARM had net cash of R7.9-billion. The interim dividend of... 


The above image depicts the ASCO series 327C solenoid valve provides reliable performance helping to improve operational efficiency
Manufacturer launches app, solenoid valve
8th March 2024

A powerful software tool that combines Fisher control valve expertise with advanced analytic algorithms, launched by technology, software and engineering company Emerson makes it possible for users... 


A large metal trunnion hanging from supports before being loaded on to a truck for transport
Sizable trunnion cast for SAG mill breakdown
8th March 2024 By: Halima Frost

Mill roll and ring manufacturer South Africa Roll Company (Sarco) has delivered what it believes to be the largest locally cast semi-autogenous grinding (SAG) mill trunnion casting to grinding mill... 


NO CARBON CRUNCH: The Presidency has expressed confidence that South Africa will meet its greenhouse gas emission reduction targets even if it keeps some coal-fired plants, such as the one pictured here, open beyond their current decommissioning dates. “It’s not about stopping decommissioning,” Rudi Dicks, head of the project management office in the Presidency, said last month. “It’s about delaying decommissioning until we have sufficient generating capacity and reserve margins.” Photograph: Bloomberg
NO CARBON CRUNCH
8th March 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The Presidency has expressed confidence that South Africa will meet its greenhouse gas emission reduction targets even if it keeps some coal-fired plants, such as the one pictured here, open beyond... 


AERIAL VIEW OF THE KACHI PROJECT
Kachi lithium brine project, Argentina – update
8th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Lake Resources has announced further cost reductions to extend its financial flexibility and better position the company to complete a strategic partner selection process for its Kachi project. 


Elemental Energy’s Dereck Armstrong.
Stationary hydrogen power highlighted as major solution by Toyota fuel cell-using developer
7th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

When Engineering News & Mining Weekly covered last month’s local launch of BMW’s first hydrogen car fleet on South Africa's roads, we discovered that BMW’s hydrogen refilling station in Midrand is... 


UBS ditches Credit Suisse plan to phase out coal financing
7th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

UBS Group is set to scrap a planned phaseout of coal financing that Credit Suisse had backed, as the global wealth manager prepares to unveil how the merged bank will tackle climate change. After... 


China’s commodities imports surge but demand may yet disappoint
China’s commodities imports surge but demand may yet disappoint
7th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

China’s raw materials purchases surged in the first two months of the year, as importers took advantage of weaker prices for some commodities and prepared for more stimulus from Beijing to lift... 


RBIDZ COO Muzi Shange
Balanced energy supply and security cornerstones for economic growth
7th March 2024

Sufficient supply of energy drives industrial development and socio-economic growth hence the Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone (RBIDZ) is at the centre of driving investment attraction and... 


Kendal power station
Move to formalise deal on injecting private skills into Eskom amid plan to add and recover 10.6 GW by end-2025
6th March 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Government and business have set a goal of increasing South Africa’s electricity generation capacity by 10.6 GW by the end of 2025 as part of ongoing collaborative efforts to tackle growth-sapping... 


China sets tougher energy efficiency goal after falling behind on 2025 targets
5th March 2024 By: Reuters

China on Tuesday set more stringent energy intensity targets for 2024 after missing last year's goal, as the world's biggest energy consumer tries to keep from falling further behind on its climate... 


Kusile stack
Eskom says it is on track for permanent repair of Kusile stack by December
5th March 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Eskom insists it is on track to complete the repairs to the ducts in the west stack at the Kusile power station by December 2024, ahead of the March 31, 2025, deadline set by the Department of... 


Mining Indaba 2024 –recognised as a platform for positive disruptive change
4th March 2024

The annual Investing in African Mining Indaba which took place in Cape Town, 5 to 8 February, presented a groundswell from governments, mining companies, investors and service providers to drive... 


Lake Resources deepens cost-cutting actions
Lake Resources deepens cost-cutting actions
4th March 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Lithium developer Lake Resources on Monday announced further cost reductions to extend its financial runway and better position the company to complete a strategic partner selection process for its... 


MacLean announces expansion of global sales, service & support footprint
MacLean announces expansion of global sales, service & support footprint
1st March 2024

DEALER AGREEMENTS WITH MACHBERT CO. (BRAZIL), STEWART & STEVENSON (COLOMBIA), AND KANU EQUIPMENT (SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA), TO PROVIDE WIDER REACH & IMPROVED SITE SUPPORT FOR GLOBAL CUSTOMERS  As the... 


Ringrollers brings its expertise to new sectors
Ringrollers brings its expertise to new sectors
1st March 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Leading steel products manufacturer Naledi Ringrollers has, for more than 50 years, been committed to high-quality standards and is making significant strides in the railway, general engineering,... 


An image of Dan Nienhauser
Tyre repurposing tech floated for waste issues
1st March 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Waste recycling and reuse plant developer Stellar3 reports that end-of-life mining vehicle tyres can pose significant challenges for the mining industry, as tyres are used for a lot of mining... 


Harmony Gold FD Boipelo Lekubo.
Green energy integrated into Harmony Gold operations, uranium surprises on upside
29th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Green electrons are being generated as planned at Harmony Gold’s 30 MW first phase of renewable energy generation, which is now fully integrated into the mining company’s Tshepong South and North... 


Wind turbines, solar panels and transmission lines
Amplats signs renewable energy offtake agreement with Envusa Energy
28th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) has, through its wholly owned Rustenburg Platinum Mines (RPM) subsidiary, entered into a 20-year energy offtake agreement (EOA)... 


Cleaner-fuelled Anglo ship built by Shanghai shipbuilder.
Anglo’s tenth emission-cutting ship contributing to cleaner, greener maritime industry
28th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The contribution of diversified mining company Anglo American to a cleaner, greener maritime industry is highlighted by this week’s delivery of the last of ten emission-cutting ships. The maiden... 


Canada awards Rio Tinto C$18m to decarbonise iron-ore processing
Canada awards Rio Tinto C$18m to decarbonise iron-ore processing
27th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The government of Canada has awarded Rio Tinto’s Iron Ore Company of Canada (IOC) C$18.1-million to support the decarbonisation of iron-ore processing at its operations in Labrador West. The... 


Sasol CEO Fleetwood Grobler
Sasol prioritising coal de-stoning investment as it seeks to allay fears over big Secunda output dip
26th February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Energy and chemicals group Sasol has moved to address investor concerns that its yearly production at Secunda will need to fall to only 6.7-million tons for it to meet its goal of reducing the... 


screens showing commodity stock exchanges
Disappointing results from world’s top miners highlight market challenges, Tickmill says
26th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

The underwhelming results from two of the largest global multinational mining and commodity companies Anglo American and Glencore, which both released their 2023 financial and preliminary results... 


A Sasol sign at its Secunda plant
Sasol reports 34% decline in half-year profit
26th February 2024 By: Reuters

Sasol reported on Monday a decline of 34% in half-year profit, mainly due to weaker oil and petrochemical prices as well as higher costs. Sasol, the world's biggest producer of fuels and chemicals... 


US targets ‘disposable’ firms in new Russian sanctions blast
26th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

The latest round of Russia sanctions unveiled Friday targeted hundreds of people and entities from around the globe, including a Liechtenstein company that traded precious metals, a semiconductor... 


Ironveld smelter
Ironveld receives financing interest from South African lender
23rd February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Aim-listed iron-ore, vanadium and titanium miner Ironveld has received a nonbinding term sheet from a South Africa-based financial institution to provide financing for its mine in South Africa’s... 


A worker drives a forklift loaded with lithium concentrate at Prospect Lithium Zimbabwe mine in Goromonzi, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe wants lithium miners to plan new capacity despite price dive
23rd February 2024 By: Reuters

Zimbabwe wants miners to come forward by the end of March with plans to produce battery-grade lithium, despite a sharp fall in global prices for the mineral, a senior government official said on... 


Woodside to sell $1.4bn stake in key gas project to Jera
Woodside to sell $1.4bn stake in key gas project to Jera
23rd February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Woodside Energy Group to a $1.4-billion deal to sell a 15.1% stake in its flagship Scarborough liquefied natural gas project to Jera Co., Japan’s biggest power producer, as consumers aim to secure... 


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Crunch time
23rd February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The consequences of policy failure in electricity are so obvious there is no need to ventilate them again. Not so for gas, however, given that they are only visible to those manufacturers that have... 


Australian iron-ore port starts clearing ships ahead of cyclone
Australian iron-ore port starts clearing ships ahead of cyclone
22nd February 2024 By: Bloomberg

A major port on Australia’s west coast used by Rio Tinto Group to export iron-ore has started clearing ships from the harbor ahead of a cyclone that’s expected to form early Friday. All port... 


Copper, gold to get 'largest immediate' boost from Fed easing, Goldman says
21st February 2024 By: Reuters

Copper and gold are expected to see the largest immediate price boost in the commodities sector from potential US Federal Reserve interest rate cuts, analysts at Goldman Sachs said. "The immediate... 


Reimagining Coal: Evolving the Ecosystem for a Balanced Energy Future
20th February 2024

July Ndlovu, Chairman, FutureCoal - The Global Alliance for Sustainable Coal In the dialogue on energy sustainability, coal often finds itself at the centre of a contentious debate. As economies... 


MOZAMBIQUE-SECUNDA PIPELINE
Rompco operates the 865 km pipeline linking Mozambique’s gas fields to markets in Mozambique and industrial operations in Secunda
Pipeline progress enhances Southern Africa’s energy market, capacity
16th February 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Gas is a key enabler for economic growth and social development in the Southern Africa region, and a cleaner alternative to fossil fuels, says joint venture (JV) Republic of Mozambique Pipeline... 


Two ladies working on a group of electrical switchgear units
Switchgear units supplied to DRC copper mine
16th February 2024

Switchgear manufacturer and supplier Actom MV Switchgear has been awarded a contract to supply the extensive new Kamoa-Kakula copper mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) with power... 


Palladium bars.
Now palladium comes under the Heraeus-Sibanye spotlight to boost hydrogen economy
15th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Germany’s Heraeus Precious Metals and South Africa’s Sibanye-Stillwater are partnering to explore new applications for platinum-group metals (PGMs) in the hydrogen economy, with a specific focus on... 


Datacentres, meet microgrids
Datacentres, meet microgrids
15th February 2024

By Faith Waithaka, Cloud and Service Provider Segment Sales Lead: Anglophone Africa at Schneider Electric Discussions around datacentre reliability have moved up a gear to include sustainable... 


Renergen's Virginia gas project
Renergen resumes LNG deliveries
15th February 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) deliveries from the Virginia project, in the Free State, have restarted following a planned maintenance outage, gas producer Renergen confirmed on February 15. The... 


TotalEnergies CEO Patrick Pouyanne
TotalEnergies CEO says IMF debt rules hobbling African green energy projects
15th February 2024 By: Reuters

Renewable energy investments in Africa are being hobbled by insufficient government loan guarantees, as the International Monetary Fund keeps a tight leash on country indebtedness, TotalEnergies... 


Barrick CEO Mark Bristow.
Barrick replaces 140% of gold reserve, no need for ‘dilutionary or delusionary’ M&A
15th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

New York- and Toronto-listed mining company Barrick has replaced more than 140% of its gold reserves in the last five years and more importantly at the same grade, Barrick CEO Dr Mark Bristow... 


Lithium players to gather in Arkansas as low prices pressure industry
15th February 2024 By: Reuters

Exxon Mobil, Albemarle and others eyeing ways to tap Arkansas's vast lithium reserves will gather in Little Rock this week as the industry grapples with sagging prices for the battery metal that... 


Energy Minister Jonathan Wilkinson
Risk of stranded LNG assets is 'real', Canada’s Wilkinson says
14th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

The US decision to pause approvals of new licenses to export liquefied natural gas is welcome, and there are “real” risks that some infrastructure will end up stranded, Canada’s Energy Minister... 


Sibanye's nickel operation in Brazil
Sibanye attains A- rating for water management, climate change disclosures
14th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE- and NYSE-listed Sibanye-Stillwater has attained an A- rating for its water security and climate change disclosures by Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) for the 2023 assessment period. CDP is a... 


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