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Fortune collaborates with Rio Tinto on cobalt and bismuth recovery
29th September 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Canadian company Fortune Minerals has formed a partnership with diversified miner Rio Tinto to develop a technology that will improve recovery of cobalt and bismuth, both of which are considered... 

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On-The-Air (29/09/2023)
29th September 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer unpacks opportunities from manganese, urban mining and reviving manufacturing 

Brazil mineral rights dispute casts shadow on Sigma Lithium expansion
29th September 2023 By: Reuters

A Brazilian court injunction is halting the sale or mining of two plots of land where takeover target Sigma Lithium is planning open pits, according to court documents seen by Reuters.... 

De Grey strengthens balance sheet with A$300m placement
28th September 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Australian gold explorer De Grey Mining has launched a fully underwritten two tranche placement of new fully paid ordinary shares to raise A$300-million, strengthening its balance sheet and... 

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Small set of common ESG standards should govern access to capital for critical minerals investment - BHP
28th September 2023 By: Terence Creamer

BHP CEO Mike Henry has called for a “small set of common standards” covering environmental, social, and governance (ESG) to underpin the access to capital required to unlock investment in the... 

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Opinion: Supporting cleaner fuels and the fight against climate change
28th September 2023

In this article, South African Petroleum Industry Association (SAPIA) executive director Avhapfani Tshifularo writes about the association's support for the Clean Fuels 2 initiative and the... 

Manganese Metal Co Market Development Executive Madelein Todd.
South Africa’s manganese mastery putting country in pole position for green transition
27th September 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Close to half a century of local manganese mastery by Manganese Metal Co of Mpumalanga is placing South Africa – a manganese mining and refining country – in pole position, amid a flurry of global... 

Policy support gap hindering low-emissions hydrogen uptake – IEA
Policy support gap hindering low-emissions hydrogen uptake – IEA
26th September 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

While there continues to be a high level of interest in new hydrogen projects, the current challenging economic climate means that a timely and well-structured rollout of policy support is needed... 

Congo plans new copper-cobalt smelter to serve informal miners
26th September 2023 By: Bloomberg

Democratic Republic of Congo said it’s backing plans for a new domestically owned copper-cobalt plant to help formalize artisanal mining in the country, at a time when minerals crucial to electric... 

Expansion project strengthens mining operation
22nd September 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

A $1.8-billion expansion programme at platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Zimplats’ – the Zimbabwean PGMs mining business of South African PGMs major Impala Platinum (Implats) – Ngezi operation, in... 

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Marula Phase 2, South Africa – update
22nd September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The mine's life is being extended until 2045. 

Gold bars produced at South Africa's Rand Refinery
WGC members take action to improve gold supply chain transparency
19th September 2023 By: Darren Parker

The World Gold Council (WGC) has announced that its members, which account for the majority of the world's large-scale gold miners, have committed to taking steps towards providing enhanced... 

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DRA tasked to save costs at Makuutu
19th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Rare earths developer Ionic Rare Earths has appointed engineering and project house DRA Global to review the definitive feasibility study (DFS) for the Makuutu rare earths project, in Uganda.... 

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... 

Sigma Lithium to explore alternatives after proposals for miner, Brazil unit
Sigma Lithium to explore alternatives after proposals for miner, Brazil unit
14th September 2023 By: Reuters

Miner Sigma Lithium said on Wednesday it is evaluating strategic alternatives for the whole company, including its Brazilian unit, sending the company's US-listed shares up 14.8% in premarket... 

UK backs Ionic's supply chain plans
12th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Ionic Rare Earths has inked a landmark partnership agreement with Ford Technologies, Less Common Metals (LCM) and the British Geological Survey to create a UK-based rare earth supply... 

Manganese Metal Company Chairperson Bernard Swanepoel.
Manganese beneficiator wheeling hydropower as it targets entry into battery market
11th September 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The world’s producer of the purest manganese metal is becoming greener and cleaner as it repositions for market acceptance in the battery electric vehicle (BEV) market, where it sees phenomenal... 

C$2bn NPV for Baptiste nickel project
8th September 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

The newly released prefeasibility study (PFS) for the Baptiste project has established the nickel asset as a key strategic asset in the development of Canada’s critical minerals supply chain, says... 

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Study investigates novel zinc refining method
8th September 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Researchers at the University of Cape Town (UCT) are leading a concept study aimed at developing a mini-scale, environment-friendly process to extract pure zinc from polymetallic South African ore... 

Large-scale oil, gas comeback for Angola
8th September 2023

Recent deepwater discoveries and fiscal policy improvements have contributed to a significant uptick in investments in Angola’s oil and gas industry, says energy advocacy group African Energy... 

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. 

Ionic welcomes finalisation of updated mining regulations in Uganda
5th September 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX-listed Ionic Rare Earths has welcomed advice that the Ugandan government has approved and gazetted its updated Mining And Minerals (Licencing) Regulations 2023. Ionic says this as an important... 

Hindustan Zinc eyes jump in output under chair Agarwal Hebbar
29th August 2023 By: Bloomberg

Hindustan Zinc is targeting a major boost in output and accelerating plans to decarbonize its operations under chairwoman Priya Agarwal Hebbar. The daughter of Anil Agarwal, the billionaire... 

Why the EV industry is talking about ‘black mass’
28th August 2023 By: Bloomberg

The latest buzzword in battery materials sounds like a concept borrowed from astrophysics. But “black mass” is just a very literal description of the intermediate product from recycling either... 

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Platinum major expands renewable energy roll-out
25th August 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

Zimbabwe-based platinum group metals (PGMs) producer Zimplats, a subsidiary of PGMs major Impala Platinum, is midway through the construction of a $37-million, 35 MW solar plant at its Selous... 

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BVI - Women in Industry
25th August 2023

Farah Bawa - Civil Engineer Farah Bawa works as a project leader in the civil services department at BVi Consulting Engineers. Born on  4 December 1992 in Cape Town, she focuses mainly on township... 

E3 produces lithium carbonate 
24th August 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Alberta lithium developer and extraction technology innovator E3 Lithium on Wednesday announced that it had successfully produced lithium carbonate – the last major step in a conventional process... 

Jubilee's Sable Zinc operations in Zambia
Jubilee on track to expand copper, chrome and PGM processing further
21st August 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Johannesburg- and London-listed Jubilee Metals says it has traded 24 500 t of newly produced chrome product from the expanded Inyoni chrome and platinum group metal (PGM) operations, in the... 

Hillside Alluminium at Richards Bay.
Hydrogen’s use in alumina applications being assessed – South32
14th August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The use of hydrogen in difficult-to-electrify applications is being assessed at Worsley Alumina, the integrated bauxite mining and alumina refining operation in Western Australia, which supplies... 

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Sasol to report lower Ebitda, despite operational improvement in H2
14th August 2023 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed energy and chemicals multinational Sasol says it expects to report a 2% to 16% year-on-year decrease in adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda)... 

Glencore Alloys head Japie Fullard.
Solar energy plant on the way at vanadium operation, Glencore’s Fullard reports
11th August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The decarbonisation and solar power plans of Glencore Alloys are coming to the fore with the first 25 MW solar plant on the way, Glencore Alloys head Japie Fullard told Mining Weekly at question... 

Akobo secures MKS as gold refinery, distribution partner
10th August 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Ethiopia-focused mining company Akobo Minerals has signed an agreement with Swiss precious metals fabricator MKS PAMP for various gold refinery-related services. MKS will provide turnkey refining... 

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Lynas remains committed to Malaysia - Lacaze
8th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Rare earths miner Lynas has no plans to abandon its Malaysian operations with the start of refining activities in the US. Speaking on the sidelines of the Diggers & Dealers conference, Lynas MD... 

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Liontown and Sumitomo investigate downstream options
7th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Lithium developer Liontown Resources on Monday announced a joint study with Japanese major Sumitomo into the development of a lithium supply chain between Australia and Japan. The agreement will... 

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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Diamcor reports narrowed losses
1st August 2023 By: Darren Parker

Junior mining and exploration company Diamcor has narrowed its net loss for the financial year ended March 31, to $762 308, compared with a loss of about $2.4-million for the 2022 financial year.... 

Pricetag placed on Primobius refining hub
1st August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

An engineering cost study (ECS) for the hydrometallurgical refinery (hub) section of a fully integrated lithium battery recycling plant, has estimated capital cost of €274-million. ASX- and... 

Chatree continues to beat expectations
31st July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Chatree gold mine, in Thailand, continues to perform above expectations, with the project producing some 10 000 oz of gold and 110 000 oz of silver since commissioning of Plant #2. ASX-listed... 

IonicRE advances work on Makuutu demonstration plant
28th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Construction has started on a demonstration plant at rare earth minerals developer Ionic Rare Earths’ (IonicRE’s) 60%-owned Makuutu heavy rare earths project, in Uganda. The installation contract... 

ISO-Reliability laments the casual approach to fuel cleanliness and handling
Cleaner fuel crucial – specialists
28th July 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

International Organisation for Standardisation- (ISO-) compliant tribology and lubrication specialist and supplier ISO-Reliability Partners is unlocking the hidden and lost value in business... 

UCT advances testwork on high-grade zinc refining process
26th July 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The University of Cape Town (UCT) has completed sample preparation for leach and characterisation testwork as part of a concept study into developing a mini-scale simple and energy efficient... 

Blackstone and ASM join forces in Vietnam
26th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Australian Strategic Materials (ASM) and Blackstone Minerals has inked a three-way memorandum of understanding (MoU) with rare earth element refiners Vietnam Rare Earth Company (VTRE) to... 

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Joburg’s old gold mine dumps must be mined
21st July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

With the gold price as high as it is, the gold in Johannesburg’s old mine dumps should be recovered and the valuable land beneath those dumps freed up for redevelopment. The know-how of turning... 

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