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US urged to ‘walk the talk’ on minerals security

By: Mariaan Webb     6th February 2023 The US is more reliant than ever for the minerals that it needs for its manufacturing, technology, energy, transportation, infrastructure and defence sectors and it is time for the country to “walk the talk” on minerals security, says the National Mining Association (NMA). Commenting on the US... 

Like Musk, nickel-rich Indonesia has high electric vehicle ambitions

By: Reuters     6th February 2023 Armed with the world's largest reserves of nickel and a ban on the export of nickel ore, Indonesia is making itself indispensable for the electric vehicle industry, which uses the metal extensively. In just three years, Indonesia has signed more than a dozen deals worth more than $15-billion for... 

Input encouraged into Australia's National Battery Strategy

By: Esmarie Iannucci     6th February 2023 The federal government has launched the consultation process for Australia’s first National Battery Strategy, which it said would be integral to help Australia transition to a decarbonised economy, hit its ambitious emissions targets, foster Australian innovation and support Australian... 

MacLean Brings ‘Made in Africa, For Africa’ Message to Mining Indaba 2023

3rd February 2023 Company’s fleet footprint has seen rapid expansion across sub-Saharan Africa in recent years – next step is MacLean EV Series rollout At this year’s edition of the Mining Indaba in Cape Town, MacLean Africa will be showcasing its latest battery electric mining vehicle (BEV) offering: a MacLean EV... 

Copper's fight for critical mineral status gets political push

By: Bloomberg     3rd February 2023 Some of the biggest names in copper have found high-ranking political allies to support their efforts to get the wiring metal added to a list of minerals deemed critical to the US. Senator Kyrsten Sinema, an Independent from Arizona, sent a letter with other lawmakers on Thursday urging Interior... 

ICT sector can help sub-Saharan Africa slash emissions by 15% by 2030 – Ericsson

By: Natasha Odendaal     3rd February 2023 The information and communications technology (ICT) sector has a significant role to play in helping sub-Saharan Africa achieve its various climate targets, says Ericsson head of sustainability and corporate responsibility Ayub Osman. There is an urgent need to reduce the wide-ranging impact of... 

Correct lighting solution can help maximise energy savings

By: Simone Liedtke     3rd February 2023 As companies worldwide have become obliged to implement energy-saving methods, the growing popularity of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) in a variety of lighting applications has dominated the industry, including in mining operations, says lighting manufacturer BEKA Schréder industrial branch... 

New PLC improves demineralisation offering

3rd February 2023 Boiler manufacturer Allmech has been testing a new programmable logic controller (PLC) system with in-house developed software to run its ion exchange demineralisation, or demin, plant, with encouraging results. Demineralisation removes dissolved solids and mineral ions from feed water and... 

Small businesses in boiler servicing sector need support

By: Nadine Ramdass     3rd February 2023 With small businesses that service boilers and burners requiring support to manage challenges and grow within an industry that is dominated by larger, established companies and inadequately qualified companies, legislative structures need to be established to support new entrants in the market,... 

New tech boosts energy, operational efficiencies

By: Halima Frost     3rd February 2023 A manganese miner, in the Northern Cape, has reported a double-digit increase in energy and operational efficiencies since it implemented an Integrated Remote Operations Centre (iROC) designed by energy management and automation company Schneider Electric. An iROC is an integrated operations... 

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