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EPA approves Lynas plant in WA

By: Esmarie Iannucci     22nd October 2021 The Western Australian Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) this week granted environmental approval for rare earths producer Lynas to develop its rare earth processing facility. Lynas is proposing to construct and operate the plant on Great Eastern Highway, about 7 km from... 

Mine operators need to take hydrogen very seriously, law firm webinar hears 

By: Martin Creamer     22nd October 2021 Mine operators need to take hydrogen and fuel cells very seriously as a pathway to decarbonisation, a webinar hosted by law firm Fasken heard this week. “There’s no pathway to zero carbon that does not include hydrogen and fuel cells,” H2GO Canada CEO Bob Oliver stated emphatically in response to... 

BHP studies the potential for using nickel mine waste to capture carbon

By: Reuters     21st October 2021 BHP Group is looking at the potential to use the waste from its Australian nickel mining operations to capture and store carbon and will conduct field trials this financial year. It is also harnessing new technologies to look deeper underground for minerals critical to the energy transition like... 

Bushveld Minerals enters fourth quarter on solid footing

By: Simone Liedtke     21st October 2021 Aim-listed integrated primary vanadium producer Bushveld Minerals achieved a 19% quarter-on-quarter increase in production for the third quarter, which the company said was underpinned by operational stability at Vametco. Bushveld, which is also an energy storage solutions provider with ownership... 

Pure Hydrogen taps the vehicle market

By: Esmarie Iannucci     21st October 2021 ASX-listed Pure Hydrogen will acquire an initial 24% interest in hydrogen fuel cell vehicle company H2X Global and establishing Pure X Mobility as an entity for the development of hydrogen fuel cell-powered truck and buses for use in the Australian market. In return for the 24% interest in H2X,... 

Kumba lifts third-quarter output but port, weather disruptions impact on sales

By: Simone Liedtke     21st October 2021 South African iron-ore miner Kumba Iron Ore’s production increased to 10.8-million tonnes during the third quarter, ended September 30, but equipment breakdowns at the Port of Saldanha Bay and weather disruptions affected ship movements, resulting in lower sales of 10.1-million tonnes. Owing to... 

Oz Minerals adjusts gold outlook

By: Esmarie Iannucci     20th October 2021 Copper/gold miner Oz Minerals has increased its gold production expectations for the 2021 financial year, following a strong third quarter. The miner reported copper production of 33 794 t, up from the 32 681 t reported in the previous quarter, while gold production increased from 57 875 oz to... 

Jupiter reports lower interim profit from manganese subsidiary

By: Marleny Arnoldi     19th October 2021 ASX-listed Jupiter Mines has declared an interim dividend of $0.005 apiece for the six months ended August 31. The company posted an interim profit after tax of $27-million, compared with an interim profit of $29-million posted for the six months ended August 31, 2020.  

On-The-Air (15/10/2021) 

By: Martin Creamer     15th October 2021 South Africa was this week urged to mine the critical metals and minerals that combat climate change; Steps are being taken to generate clean electricity from South Africa’s many disused mineshafts; and the mining boom is papering over many structural issues that are threatening the industry’s... 

Asia’s coal mining revival doesn’t mean the energy crisis is over

By: Bloomberg     15th October 2021 A crunch on coal production from key hubs in China and India is beginning to ease, but that won’t be enough to halt Asia’s energy crisis. Major industries in the region, including steelmakers to chemical producers, are expected to continue to face power disruptions through the winter, as fuel... 

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