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Ukwazi offers preliminary perspective on the Just Transition

28th January 2022 State-owned power utility Eskom and the coal industry are at the core of the 'Just Transition', says mining services provider Ukwazi Mining director Spencer Eckstein. "[About] 75% of our electricity is coal based and derives from 16 large power stations. By December 31, 2021, Eskom was due to... 

Local furnace builder playing its part in global urban mining

By: Darren Parker     27th January 2022 Foundry and engineering company Thos Begbie is supporting recycling and the circular economy by supplying specialist critical components for pyrometallurgical smelting in furnaces designed for reclaiming rare metals. Reclaiming rare metals from waste – called urban mining – involves extracting... 

Teck uses blockchain to trace germanium from mine to customer

By: Creamer Media Reporter      21st January 2022 Diversified miner Teck Resources has partnered with DLT Labs to use blockchain technology to trace responsibly-produced germanium from the mine to the customer – the first such use of blockchain to trace the critical mineral. Teck is North America’s biggest producer of germanium, a critical... 

Vulco® R67 mill lining rubber compound is revolutionising mine site mill operations

19th January 2022 Vulco® rubber is renowned throughout the mining industry for its exceptional wear life and reliability in mill lining systems. These abrasion- and impact-resistant rubber compounds have been developed with advanced technologies by the Weir Minerals’ team of expert engineers and material... 

New methods ad to ERF effectiveness

By: Esmarie Iannucci     19th January 2022 The Australian government has finalised new methods under the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) that would make it easier for industry and farmers to take part in developing high-integrity carbon offset and take part in the ERF. Minister for Industry, Energy and Emissions Reduction Angus Taylor... 

Hydrogen economy can support new manufacturing, energy security for developing economies

By: Schalk Burger     17th January 2022 Green hydrogen could disrupt global trade and bilateral energy relations, reshaping the positioning of States, with new hydrogen exporters and users emerging, says renewable energy intergovernmental organisation the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena). “It is green hydrogen that will... 

Implats tables RBPlat share offer in circular to shareholders 

By: Donna Slater     17th January 2022 JSE-listed platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Impala Platinum (Implats) has issued an offer circular to shareholders of midtier PGM miner Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) on January 17 as it proposes to acquire all RBPlat shares it does not already hold. As at January 7, it held 102.05-million... 

QRC welcomes Bowen basin pipeline plans

By: Esmarie Iannucci     13th January 2022 The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has welcomed the state government’s proposal to investigated potential gas pipeline pathways and optimisation of the Bowen Basin’s gas reserves to support the East Coast gas market for export and domestic use. The state government last week announced a... 

Tunisia targets doubling phosphate output as economy languishes

By: Bloomberg     12th January 2022 Tunisia seeks to double phosphate output by 2024 as the economically troubled North African nation sees a boost in revenue from the global surge in food and fertilizer prices. Reaching the target of 8-million tons in the next two years, up from 3.9-million in 2021, would raise production to... 

Greenstone pours first gold in WA

By: Esmarie Iannucci     11th January 2022 Gold developer Greenstone Resources has poured its first gold from the Burbanks mining center, in Western Australia, as part of the Stage 1 trial mining agreement joint venture (JV) with FMR Investments. Some 20 500 t of low-grade development ore was processed at the Greenfields mill during the... 

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