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Challenges facing South Africa’s Transport and Logistics sectors

4th October 2022 Creamer Media, in partnership with the Railway Safety Regulator, will be hosting a webinar on the challenges facing South Africa’s Transport and Logistics sectors on Wednesday, 26 October at 14:00. 

EV demand sparks revival of US manganese mining after decades

By: Bloomberg     3rd October 2022 South32 aims to accelerate development of the first new US manganese mine for decades as carmakers rush to secure supply of the metal needed in electric vehicle batteries. Automakers are “super keen” to secure supply from the company’s Clark Deposit in Arizona, which would become the only local... 

More platinum-based green hydrogen generation on the way 

By: Martin Creamer     3rd October 2022 Up to 1 350 t of green hydrogen can now be generated a year from renewable solar and wind power in the Wunsiedel Energy Park, in Germany. “This is another example of platinum-based production of green hydrogen in Europe that will assist both the replacement of imported natural gas and the earlier... 

Southern Africa well-placed to produce renewables, green hydrogen for export – Kearney

By: Schalk Burger     3rd October 2022 A study by global management consultancy Kearney has noted that Southern Africa, which has favourable conditions for renewable energy production, will be able to store renewable energy and export it to areas where renewable energy production is technically or economically limited. “The world’s... 

Thunderbird financing slots into place

By: Esmarie Iannucci     3rd October 2022 Mineral sands developer Sheffield Resources on Monday announced that its subsidiary Kimberley Mineral Sands (KMS) had secured a $110-million production-linked facility with Orion Mineral Royalty Fund. In conjunction with the A$160-million debt financing package from the North Australian... 

Petrofac takes over at Northern Endeavour

By: Esmarie Iannucci     3rd October 2022 The federal government on Monday said that the decommissioning of the Northern Endeavour floating production storage and offtake facility has reached a significant milestone with contractor Petrofac Facilities Management Limited taking operational control of the facility. Petrofac was earlier... 

LNG taxes to raise to A$13bn in 2022-23 - Appea

By: Esmarie Iannucci     3rd October 2022 Preliminary forecasts by the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (Appea) has found that liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporters would pay an extra A$9-billion to federal and state governments as tax and royalties. Appea on Monday revealed that the gas export sector is... 

Copper mining has a new champion in veteran Peruvian economist

By: Bloomberg     3rd October 2022 Put the cautious optimism on display at Peru’s top mining event down to three main factors: easing pandemic restrictions, copper’s bright longer term outlook and a diminutive sexagenarian economist. An estimated 50 000 people are doing the rounds at the Perumin show this week in Arequipa, a... 

Aurizon wins funding for hydrogen plans

By: Esmarie Iannucci     30th September 2022 Freight operator Aurizon has been awarded A$5-million in funding from the Queensland government under the second round of the A$35-million Hydrogen Industry Development Fund (HIDF). Aurizon is proposing to put four hydrogen-fuelled prime movers on the road in Townsville and create more... 

FIRB approves Stanmore buy

By: Esmarie Iannucci     30th September 2022 The Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) has approved coal miner Stanmore Coal’s $380-million bid to acquire the remaining 20% in the BHP Mitsui Coal (BMC) assets, which have been renamed Stanmore SMC. Stanmore earlier this year struck a $1.35-billion deal with diversified miner BHP and Mitsui... 

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