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Unearth Deeper Dependability
13th July 2023

Your mining business relies on premium lubricants to help reduce downtime and prevent unscheduled maintenance. Rely on Astron Energy to help keep profitability piling high—with our Caltex extensive... 

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Sasol to appeal latest MES application rejection
12th July 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Petrochemicals and energy company Sasol has advised that it will appeal the National Air Quality Officer’s decision to decline its June 2022 application in terms of Clause 12A of the minimum... 

BHP looks at GHG in copper chain
BHP looks at GHG in copper chain
12th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner BHP has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with metals major JX Metals Corporation to jointly develop initiatives to cut back on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the... 

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Rio gets Arena support for Yarwun hydrogen plans
12th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced a A$32.1-million grant for Rio Tinto and Sumitomo Corporation to trial hydrogen calcination technology at the Yarwun alumina refinery in... 

Deep-sea mining: a new gold rush or environmental disaster?
Deep-sea mining: a new gold rush or environmental disaster?
11th July 2023 By: Reuters

In the depths of the Pacific Ocean between Mexico and Hawaii, trillions of potato-shaped rocks are scattered across the seabed - containing minerals such as nickel, cobalt and manganese vital for... 

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Mining turnover falls - ABS
11th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

New data by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has shown that mining turnover continues to fall, with the mining industry reporting the largest fall in the 13 selected industries during... 

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Australia's Gas Code comes into effect
11th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Australian oil and gas producers have called on the federal government to focus on new supply as the mandatory Gas Code of Conduct comes into effect. The Code of Conduct is aimed at securing more... 

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Qld continues to support HPA First
11th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Queensland government has confirmed up to A$21.7-million in funding under the government’s Industry Partnership Program for the second stage of ASX-listed Alpha HPA’s HPA First project in... 

Argentina’s Pan American energy joins oil industry’s push into lithium
Argentina’s Pan American energy joins oil industry’s push into lithium
10th July 2023 By: Bloomberg

A top Argentine crude exporter plans to start exploring for lithium in the latest case of oil and gas producers joining the rush for the battery metal in a pivot away from fossil fuels. Pan... 

Barrick on track to extend Lumwana mine life beyond 2060
7th July 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Dual-listed Barrick Gold Corporation has affirmed that the Lumwana copper mine, in Zambia, is showing growing potential for a life-of-mine beyond 2060. In a media statement, Barrick president and... 

Mining giant looks to tiny microbes to cut stubborn steel emissions
7th July 2023 By: Bloomberg

The world’s biggest miner is trying to figure out if tiny rock-eating microbes can help it solve a notoriously difficult climate puzzle — how to cut emissions from steelmaking. Most steel today is... 

Kal Tire Recycling Facility Achieves ISCC PLUS Certification
Kal Tire Recycling Facility Achieves ISCC PLUS Certification
7th July 2023

Chile mining tire recycling plant producing ISCC certified material that supports the circular economy and a lower carbon future VERNON, BC—Kal Tire’s Mining Tire Group announced it has received... 

Pure-play nickel company makes NYSE debut
Pure-play nickel company makes NYSE debut
7th July 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Nickel exploration, development and technology company Lifezone Metals marked its entry into the NYSE on Thursday, after successfully completing a business combination with special purpose... 

The post Covid-19 lockdown phase saw an acute shortage of hot rolled coil, which compromised the demand of the steel tube and pipe mills over successive quarters
Non-competitiveness, non-use plague South African steel industry
7th July 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

The current state of the South African steel industry is one where a lack of competitiveness and the non-use of its installed production capacity continue at a concerning rate, relative to other... 

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SMP driving manufacturing opportunities
7th July 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Within the framework of the Steel Master Plan (SMP), industry body Manufacturing Circle is taking an active role in driving demand-side manufacturing opportunities. The SMP is a strategic roadmap... 

Green-energy-powered ship docks in Cape Town, vessel number two in the works
7th July 2023 By: Irma Venter

The zero-emission, green-energy-powered Energy Observer (EO) earlier this month docked in Cape Town for a visit of just more than a week. The vessel, which acts as an on-the-water laboratory able... 

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John Thompson
7th July 2023

Almost 70 years ago John Thompson (a division of ACTOM (Pty) Ltd) commenced manufacturing its iconic boilers at its Bellville South premises near Cape Town. This site has been developed and... 

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Titanium beneficiation project, South Africa – update
7th July 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Nyanza Light Metals has more than 75% of its titanium dioxide pigment signed up. 

Report highlights the relative materials intensity of technologies required for the net-zero transition, such as offshore wind turbines
Mining, refining, smelting investment of up to $4tr by 2030 needed to support net-zero shift – report
6th July 2023 By: Terence Creamer

As the world accelerates the deployment of climate technologies in support of the net-zero transition, there is a risk that materials supply might not scale at the required speed, a new McKinsey &... 

Gas leak kills 17 as officials suggest illegal mining link
6th July 2023 By: Reuters

The death toll from a leak of poisonous gas in a South African shantytown rose to 17 on Thursday, as officials suggested the accident was probably linked to illegal mining. Gauteng Province Premier... 

Talks broke down on Monday when the British Columbia Maritime Employers Association walked away from the bargaining table.
Canada port strike in fifth day with talks deadlocked, threatening economy
6th July 2023 By: Bloomberg

Canadian dockworkers and their employers remained deadlocked as a strike crippling West Coast trade entered its fifth day, threatening the country’s economy. Negotiations broke down Monday when... 

Nickel is expected to face shortages of between 10% and 20% by the end of the decade.
McKinsey adds to warnings of metals shortages for clean energy
5th July 2023 By: Bloomberg

McKinsey & Co. joined the growing chorus warning that metals considered key to the clean-energy transition face shortages in coming years, potentially suppressing the adoption of electric cars,... 

The Phase 1 and 2 concentrator plants at Kamoa-Kakula
Kamoa-Kakula sets another copper concentrate production record
5th July 2023 By: Darren Parker

TSX-listed Ivanhoe Mines' Kamoa-Kakula copper complex in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) produced a record 103 786 t of copper concentrate in the second quarter, compared with the 93 603 t... 

Thos Begbie
South African manufacturer celebrates a legacy of excellence in the mining industry
5th July 2023

Middelburg-based copper castings producer Thos Begbie has cemented its position as a leading manufacturer of water cooled copper and other components for the pyrometallurgical industry worldwide.... 

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KNP gets A$3.1bn price-tag and potential partners
5th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Ardea Resources has signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MoU) with a consortium of Japanese companies to potentially develop the A$3.1-billion Kalgoorlie nickel project... 

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has argued that the bloc needs to “de-risk” from China, but short of a full-blown “decoupling
China takes the trade fight to Europe, targeting the green transition
4th July 2023 By: Bloomberg

China’s decision to restrict critical mineral exports will hit critical sectors in the European Union’s effort to decarbonize its economy, and demonstrates the limits of western aspirations to... 

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Australia has sufficient gas for 2024 - ACCC
4th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Australia’s east coast gas market is expected to have enough supply to meet overall demand in 2024, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) said at the tail end of last week. In... 

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Study confirms viability of Tasmanian hydrogen supply
4th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

A joint feasibility study has confirmed Tasmania’s suitability for green hydrogen production. The study was undertaken by the Tasmanian government and the Port of Rotterdam following a 2021... 

Hexagon's ammonia study proves up
3rd July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

A prefeasibility study (PFS) for the WaH2 low-emissions ammonia project, in Western Australia, has demonstrated the project’s technical and financial feasibility, said ASX-listed Hexagon Energy... 

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Australia's resource exports forecast to drop
3rd July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Australia’s export earnings are expected to fall over the next two years to 2025 as energy prices return to levels seen before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. In the latest Resources and Energy... 

US Department of State Bureau of Energy Resources Office of Energy Transformation acting director Scott Woodard.
Clean hydrogen could be virtually zero cost, US energy diplomat tells London Indaba
30th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The main founders of the Inflation Reduction Act envision the US legislation as a clean energy bill to lower the costs of green energy technologies for everyone around the world as well as being... 

Vulcan announces leadership changes
30th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Lithium developer Vulcan Energy Resources has announced a spate of changes to its leadership as it works towards delivering its Zero Carbon lithium project, in Germany. The company on Friday... 

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Lindero mine, Argentina
30th June 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

A gold/copper mine in Salta, Argentina. 

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Company embarks on BESS projects, encourages renewables deployment
30th June 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Global engineering, procurement and operation company USP&E is providing various battery energy storage systems (BESSs) for South Africa to address rolling blackouts amid local energy constraints... 

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Least-cost foundation
30th June 2023 By: Terence Creamer

There is no question that South Africa truly does need to update its Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), with the demand, supply and technology cost assumptions in the prevailing 2019 edition having... 

Menar puts spotlight on Africa’s energy security needs at London Indaba
29th June 2023

Coal has continued to confound sceptics as energy security continues to top the agenda in the global economy. At the inaugural London Indaba – a conference of mining executives and policy makers –... 

Indian SoE to sign lithium pact with Argentina -source
29th June 2023 By: Reuters

India's KABIL, a State-owned joint venture formed to scout for minerals overseas, will "shortly" sign an agreement with Argentina to secure a few lithium blocks, a government source with direct... 

Mining giant BHP wants Australia to scrap nuclear power ban
29th June 2023 By: Bloomberg

BHP Group is calling for Australia to lift a longstanding ban on nuclear power as the country moves to decarbonize its electricity system. Nuclear “must be part of the conversation” in Australia,... 

Nyanza CEO Donovan Chimhandamba.
Capital cost of South Africa’s titanium beneficiation project expected to peak at R14bn
28th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South African ilmenite used to manufacture titanium dioxide pigment in KwaZulu-Natal is on the way to receiving a major value boost. This because heavy mineral sands production sells at around... 

Longonjo’s initial capex requirement reduced to $200m
28th June 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

London-listed Pensana has outlined details of a revised financing and development strategy which will see the Longonjo operation, in Angola, being fully funded into production. A revised execution... 

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TotalEnergies and Petronas work on solar project to power Roma
28th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Energy major TotalEnergies this week signed a strategic collaboration deal with the Petronas’ clean energy solutions company Gentari Renewables to develop renewable energy projects in the Asia... 

JUWI South Africa MD Richard Doyle
JUWI South Africa now has 400 MW of EPC projects under way in the mining sector
27th June 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Solar, wind and hybrid project developer, engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) and operations and maintenance company JUWI South Africa now has 400 MW of EPC projects in advanced stages... 

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SARENS thriving in a changing industry
27th June 2023

SARENS, a family-owned business founded in 1955 and headquartered in Belgium, has undergone a significant transformation in recent years that has allowed it to decentralise its way of working,... 

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