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Bigger not always better with gensets – OEM

By: Marleny Arnoldi     4th December 2020 Bigger is not always better when considering generators (gensets) and standby power, and it is vital that site-specific power requirements and conditions are taken into account during the design phase of these power supply products, says local manufacturer Zest WEG.  

Glencore, China’s GEM extend strategic cobalt partnership 

By: Martin Creamer     3rd December 2020 Diversified mining and marketing company Glencore has extended its partnership with GEM of China for the supply of cobalt hydroxide by another five years. Both companies have also formally embedded responsible sourcing and sustainability into the contractual relationship. 

Copper surges to fresh two-year high on virus vaccine hopes 

By: Reuters     20th November 2020 Copper surged to a fresh two-year high on Friday, and is set for its longest run of weekly gains since September, as investors weighed concerns about rising coronavirus cases against promising news on vaccines that could hasten an economic recovery. Base metals have climbed this month on signs... 

Tasmania steps into hydrogen territory

By: Esmarie Iannucci     17th November 2020 The Tasmanian government on Tuesday announced a A$2.6-million investment to investigate the feasibility of three large-scale renewable hydrogen projects in the region, with iron-ore miner Fortescue also unveiling plans for hydrogen in the region. ASX-listed Origin Energy’s export-scale green... 

Minister blasts gas report

By: Esmarie Iannucci     17th November 2020 Federal Energy and Emissions Minister Angus Taylor has bashed research by the Gattan Institute, which questioned a gas-led economic recovery. The Gattan Institute argued that despite government promises and promotions, the east coast of Australia was faced with ‘inexorably more expensive gas’,... 

Pumping with flavour for multiproduct lines 

By: Halima Frost     13th November 2020 Industrial equipment supplier Verder Group has recently redesigned the structure of its hygienic brands – this included rebranding and adding sanitary pump supplier JEC JR’s series of pumps to its diverse pumping portfolio under Packo.  The Packo JRZS series of twin-screw pumps are suited to the... 

Just transition away from coal lies in diversified municipal economies, says TIPS

By: Marleny Arnoldi     6th November 2020 During a Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS) Development Dialogue webinar hosted recently, experts agreed that the brunt of a transition away from coal would be borne by vulnerable stakeholders and that it had to be mitigated. The webinar explored ground-level impacts associated with a... 

Battery metals beneficiation holds ‘enormous potential’ for South Africa 

By: Simone Liedtke     6th November 2020 There is “enormous potential” for South Africa, should the country pursue green industrialisation and its manufacturing sector invest in the beneficiation of battery metals and the manufacture of various green products, such as electric vehicles (EVs), Department of Trade, Industry and... 

Bearing isolators faring well in bearings sector

6th November 2020 Bearings distributor BMG tells Engineering News that its Garlock Klozure and Guardian Bearing Isolators have fared notably well subsequent to being introduction to the BMG range of isolators. A bearing isolator is an advanced sealing solution that is used to protect bearings on rotating equipment... 

Aluminium demand growth will soon outpace production growth

By: Marleny Arnoldi     30th October 2020 Research agency Fitch Solutions Country Risk & Industry Research says the global primary aluminium market will remain largely in oversupply, owing to absolute production remaining higher than consumption this year, but the surplus is likely to start narrowing from 2021. This will remain the case... 

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