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Battery supply chain market attracted $21bn of investment in 2020

By: Marleny Arnoldi     Updated 6 hours ago Research agency Fitch Solutions says global investment of more than $21-billion toward the electric vehicle (EV) battery supply chain shows the urgency of market expansion. With Western Europe claiming the biggest share of investment, it reflects the focus on producing EVs in the region and the... 

Cabinet expected to approve Hydrogen Society Roadmap by early 2022 at latest 

By: Terence Creamer     14th April 2021 South Africa’s Hydrogen Society Roadmap (HSRM) will be presented for Cabinet approval either before the end of the year or early next year and should outline how the country’s resource advantages should be leveraged to produce green hydrogen, as well as to integrate hydrogen-related technologies,... 

Creating value together through manufacturing and technology innovation to empower a sustainable future where people, businesses and our planet thrive together

By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th April 2021 Komatsu Starts 100th Anniversary Commemorative Activities Komatsu Ltd. (President and CEO: Hiroyuki Ogawa) is going to celebrate its 100th anniversary on May 13, 2021. Established in Komatsu City, Ishikawa Prefecture, Komatsu has committed to quality and reliability and worked to maximize the... 

Local battery material champions planning first-mover advances into new geographies 

By: Martin Creamer     2nd April 2021 South Africa’s team of local battery material champions are planning first-mover advances into new geographies. Mining Weekly can today report that Thakadu Battery Materials, which is producing high-purity battery-grade nickel sulphate for export, has a pipeline of new projects in place that will... 

Miners accelerate adoption of digital technologies

By: Natasha Odendaal     2nd April 2021 Digital technologies are starting to create value for the mining industry, with the chasm between expectation and reality narrowing, says Vodacom Business Internet of Things (IoT) managing executive Peter Malebye. The Covid-19 pandemic, which brought to the need for integrated operations to... 

First hydrogen and movement by third quarter – Anglo American Platinum 

By: Martin Creamer     29th March 2021 Anglo American Platinum executive head: project and environment Prakashim Moodliar has outlined what the company refers to as its smart power project, which is the development of the hydrogen fuel cell and battery-powered module, retrofitted on to a large haul truck, for deployment at the... 

Remote-operation drilling footprint providing sizeable benefit – Master Drilling  

By: Martin Creamer     23rd March 2021 An increased remote-operation drilling footprint is providing considerable benefit for Master Drilling, the JSE-listed drilling services company said on Tuesday, when it reported 72.7%-higher 2020 net cash generation of $25.5-million, 18%-lower debt to $42.1-million, and a halved gearing ratio to... 

Builders and Makers: Towards Economic Prosperity

By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd March 2021 By McLean Sibanda Recently, I read an article written by my good friend Prof Tshilidzi Marwala together with Bhaso Ndzendze, entitled “(Un)made in South Africa: A nation’s elusive quest for industrialisation.” This article made me think more deeply about a few things that have been bothering me. 

On-The-Air (19/03/2021) 

By: Martin Creamer     19th March 2021 Yet another South African mine is planning to generate its own electricity, this time a high 84 MW; South African miners are gearing up to win back the high level of the world vanadium market that we once held; and South Africans have won a piece of the battery materials action in a very... 

Catalytic qualities of platinum driving constant innovation – WPIC

By: Donna Slater     3rd March 2021 Having been discovered two centuries ago, the use of platinum as a catalyst is driving new catalyst applications, reports platinum demand investment stimulator the World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC). In the early decades of the nineteenth century, scientist Sir Humphry Davy stumbled on the... 

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