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Toyota Mirai fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) was refuelled with hydrogen produced by Sasol, using an Air Products dispensing technology
Fuel cell electric vehicle demonstration seen as catalyst for nascent green hydrogen economy
2nd October 2023 By: Terence Creamer

In a milestone for South Africa’s nascent green hydrogen economy, three large corporates have teamed up to showcase the potential of using domestically produced hydrogen as a zero-emission... 

Junior miners are the pioneers of the future in developing new resources
2nd October 2023

Junior miners are playing an increasingly important role in producing the critical minerals needed for decarbonisation and the Just Energy Transition (JET), according to Dr. Eduard Vorster,... 

Quebec in talks with battery, auto makers for C$15 bln in EV-related investments
2nd October 2023 By: Reuters

Quebec is in talks with battery makers and automobile companies looking to invest about C$15-billion in the Canadian province over the next three years to build electric vehicle (EV) supply chains,... 

Ontario Teachers’ bid for lithium stake on hold after lawsuit
Ontario Teachers’ bid for lithium stake on hold after lawsuit
27th September 2023 By: Bloomberg

A dispute between two mining firms has cast uncertainty on a Canadian pension fund’s bid to invest in one of the world’s largest lithium projects. Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan was nearing a deal... 

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Grundfos solutions for sustainable commercial buildings
22nd September 2023

In the intricate world of modern commercial buildings, efficiency reigns supreme. Engineers and operators continually grapple with challenges in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning... 

Two men stood behind a glss safety screen, testing a compressor motor form Marthinusen Coutts in Zambia
Timeous turnaround on motor repair
22nd September 2023

Last month, electric motor repair company Marthinusen & Coutts Zambia was requested by a copper smelter based in the Copperbelt region of Zambia to provide an in-country repair solution to two of... 

A cut through view of a Timken Quick Flex coupling
Supplier hones in-country offering
22nd September 2023

Industrial products supplier BMG has established itself in Zambia as a single point of contact and reliable supplier of all essential quality branded products and essential support services,... 

Hydrogen-powered aviation company ZeroAvia secures support from major groups
18th September 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Zero emission aviation company ZeroAvia announced on Monday that its latest funding round has been led by major international groups, namely Europe-based global aerospace group Airbus, UK-based... 

GM approves E25's Louisiana plans
18th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Automotive giant General Motors (GM) has accepted ASX-listed Element25’s (E25’s) feasibility study for its planned US-based manganese sulphate facility. The acceptance of the feasibility study was... 

Due to the large size and weight, this 9.5MW 11KV WEG electric motor has to be disassembled for shipment and reassembled on the offshore FPSO off the coast of Ghana.
Specialist gains traction in oil, gas sector
18th September 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Africa is “hungry for electricity”, and electrical specialist Zest WEG is seeing growing demand from the oil and gas sector, from both upstream and midstream facilities as nations on the continent... 

IPR's pump selector algorithm can be used to size any pump in the Atlas Copco range for a customer's specific requirements
Pump-sizing calculator prevents costly mistakes
15th September 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

Identifying the correct pump for the job has historically been a time-consuming process. Pump dewatering and dredging solutions company IPR is helping its customers streamline the selection process... 

Lithium tech developers eye ways to boost water recycling
13th September 2023 By: Reuters

The mining industry is working to boost freshwater recycling while also developing direct lithium extraction (DLE) technologies as it races to reinvent how the battery metal is produced for the... 

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HyProMag to participate in project to develop UK circular supply chain for wind turbine rare-earth magnets
12th September 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Resources development company Mkango Resources reports that rare-earth magnetic recycling company HyProMag, in which it owns a majority stake, is collaborating with EMR, the Offshore Renewable... 

Stellenbosch University converts Toyota taxi into EV, testing to start shortly
8th September 2023 By: Irma Venter

The Department of Industrial Engineering at Stellenbosch University (SU) has joined forces with Rham Equipment to convert a Toyota Hiace Ses’fikele minibus taxi into a battery electric vehicle... 

Taxis critical to transport system, but rail has to be the backbone – Cape Town oil, gas sector
8th September 2023 By: Irma Venter

The recent minibus taxi strike in Cape Town cost the Western Cape economy an estimated R5-billion, while it also caused at least R18-million worth of damage in the city, according to provincial data. 

Panaco's established operations in the key mining centres of Lubumbashi and Kolwezi ensure efficient stockholding allowing easy access to WEG products
WEG partnership with Panaco strengthens presence and boots growth in the DRC
29th August 2023

The strengthened presence of WEG in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) through its strategic alliance with Panaco, its Value-Added Reseller (VAR), has proven to be highly successful. Thierry... 

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Actom - Women in Industry
25th August 2023

Moreka Gomez Position and company name: Financial Manager of LH Marthinusen (Denver Branch) Main activity of company: Repairs and maintenance service of transformer, motors and fans Date and place... 

QPM sets A$24m raising target
22nd August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Queensland Pacific Metals (QPM) has flagged a A$24-million capital raise to enable gas production growth at its Moranbah project and to fund ongoing technical workstreams to secure debt... 

Stellantis invests more than $100m in California lithium project
18th August 2023 By: Reuters

Automaker Stellantis said it would invest more than $100-million in California's Controlled Thermal Resources, its latest bet on the direct lithium extraction (DLE) sector amid the global hunt for... 

Canadian Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne.
Ford battery plant is latest step in Quebec’s push to become global EV hub
18th August 2023 By: Bloomberg

Ford Motor is joining with South Korean battery-component makers SK On and EcoPro BM to build a cathode active material plant in Quebec worth more than C$1.2-billion ($887-million). The Canadian... 

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Charco Cranes
18th August 2023

Charco Cranes, based in Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa, is a dynamic, innovative materials handling equipment service provider providing comprehensive sales and service of over-head cranes, hoists... 

The above image depicts the PowerFlex 750 series of drives
New products garner attention
18th August 2023

To help improve efficiency, reduce downtime and save on costs within the mining sector, electrical and automation systems supplier Referro Systems provides a wide range of products, from valve... 

South Africa’s agricultural sector plays a vital role in the country’s economy, contributing significantly to employment, food security and export revenue
Company driving innovation in agricultural sector
11th August 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

South Africa’s agricultural sector plays a vital role in the country’s economy, contributing significantly to employment, food security and export revenue. The industry, therefore, stands to... 

Toyota SA targets 2024 introduction of hybrid Hilux produced at Prospecton plant
11th August 2023 By: Irma Venter

Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) has confirmed that it is targeting the introduction of a mild-hybrid Hilux bakkie into the South African market next year. TSAM says the hybrid version of South... 

An artist image of MP Materials planned magnet manufacturing facility in the US.
World battles to loosen China's grip on vital rare earths for clean energy transition
2nd August 2023 By: Reuters

Refining rare earths for the green energy transition is hard. Just ask MP Materials and Lynas. The world's two biggest rare earths companies outside of China are facing challenges turning rock... 

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Delba's Field Services: Your Trusted Onsite Solution for All Electrical Rotating Equipment Problems
2nd August 2023

Collectively, electrical rotating equipment is the workhorse of modern industrial operations, powering a wide range of machinery across various sectors. However, like any complex mechanical system,... 

Condra clinches order to replace overhead crane at KZN millhouse
21st July 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Crane manufacturer Condra Cranes has secured an order for a replacement overhead crane at a millhouse in KwaZulu-Natal. The new double-girder electric overhead crane spans 21 m and is equipped with... 

Hino SA appoints new VP, expects a healthy 2023 truck market
21st July 2023 By: Irma Venter

Anton Falck has been appointed as the new VP of Hino South Africa (SA). Falck takes his first step into the world of trucking as he replaces Ernie Trautmann, who has retired.  

Adrian van Wyk
Optimising mining operations, reducing costs through control and industrial automation
20th July 2023

By Adrian van Wyk, Managing Director at Referro Systems (Pty) Ltd With over 22 years’ experience representing some of the world’s most renowned industrial brands, including Rockwell Automation,... 

South Africa is an important supplier of manganese – just one of the critical minerals needed for global decarbonisation efforts.
No more plundering: Can Africa take control in green mineral rush?
19th July 2023 By: Reuters

From Zimbabwe's lithium-rich rocks to the Democratic Republic of Congo's cobalt, minerals critical for clean energy technologies are increasingly in demand from Africa's trade partners as part of... 

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High-purity manganese sulphate monohydrate facility, US – update
14th July 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Global automaker Stellantis has completed its first $15-million investment in Element 25. 

Delba’s 60th Anniversary Celebration
Delba’s 60th Anniversary Celebration
14th July 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

For six decades, Delba has been at the forefront of the repair of rotating electrical machines, earning the reputation as one of the industry’s most trusted and reliable service providers. As the... 

Clean tech MoU inked, Fuso-Hino merger in the offing
14th July 2023 By: Irma Venter

Daimler Truck, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), Hino Motors and Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) have concluded a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on accelerating the development... 

Stellantis makes first payment to Element 25
11th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Global automaker Stellantis has completed its first $15-million investment in ASX-listed Element 25, following the offtake and project financing agreement announced in January. Under the terms of... 

US President Joe Biden
Biden's electric car sales plan to strain critical mineral supplies - automakers
11th July 2023 By: Bloomberg

Stellantis and Toyota Motor blasted a Biden administration plan to squelch auto pollution, saying it would compel aggressive and unrealistic sales of electric vehicles that strain critical mineral... 

Supplier expands domestic services
7th July 2023 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

To help customers overcome current engineering challenges, fluid engineering and chemical processing applications company Sulzer, with 100 years of expertise in the industry, is expanding its local... 

Head shot of Bearings International GM Christian Chipamaunga.
Supplier on the pulse of market’s needs
7th July 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

  Industrial solutions supplier Bearings International (BI) has been supplying industrial power transmission products to the sugar industry for 65 years, with its chains selection for the sugar... 

Toyota SA expects new-energy vehicles to comprise 10% of its local sales by 2025
7th July 2023 By: Irma Venter

Toyota Motors South Africa (TSAM) aims for 10% of its sales, or 22 000 units, to be new-energy vehicles (NEVs) in 2025. This means the local arm of the Japanese manufacturer aims for total market... 

Report highlights the relative materials intensity of technologies required for the net-zero transition, such as offshore wind turbines
Mining, refining, smelting investment of up to $4tr by 2030 needed to support net-zero shift – report
6th July 2023 By: Terence Creamer

As the world accelerates the deployment of climate technologies in support of the net-zero transition, there is a risk that materials supply might not scale at the required speed, a new McKinsey &... 

Nickel is expected to face shortages of between 10% and 20% by the end of the decade.
McKinsey adds to warnings of metals shortages for clean energy
5th July 2023 By: Bloomberg

McKinsey & Co. joined the growing chorus warning that metals considered key to the clean-energy transition face shortages in coming years, potentially suppressing the adoption of electric cars,... 

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Delba Electrical celebrates 60 years of rich history, innovation and commitment to customer satisfaction
5th July 2023

For six decades, Delba has been at the forefront of the repair of rotating electrical machines, earning the reputation as one of the industry's most trusted and reliable service providers. As the... 

Glencore in talks to back Argentina lithium plant for future supply
3rd July 2023 By: Bloomberg

Glencore is in advanced talks about backing a lithium project in Argentina being developed by French miner Eramet, in return for future supplies of the key battery ingredient. The commodity giant... 

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SA’s deep-level mines could hold big gravity energy storage potential
30th June 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Although gravity-based energy storage (GES) as a technology is still in its infancy globally, stakeholders from industry and academia have highlighted its potential in the South African mining... 

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