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Critical Metals publishes prospectus ahead of LSE listing

By: Donna Slater     25th September 2020 Investment company Critical Metals, on September 24 published a prospectus which has been approved by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) relating to the admission of 30.3-million ordinary shares of £0.005 apiece to listing on the standard segment of the official list of the FCA and to trading... 

Green hydrogen economy growing rapidly – Hatch 

By: Martin Creamer     25th September 2020 At Glencore’s Raglan Mine, in Canada, a closed loop, microgrid system converts excess wind power to hydrogen, which is then stored in tanks. During periods of low wind power, a fuel cell produces electricity from the stored hydrogen, and within the facility are also innovations such as a battery... 

DMRE confirms Eskom as buyer of renewable energy under REIPPPP Bid Window 5 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     25th September 2020 Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe on September 25 gazetted a Section 34 Determination to procure energy from independent power producers. This paves the way for Bid Window 5 of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme.  

‘Emergency’ IPP power projects to be grid-connected by mid-2022 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     25th September 2020 The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) and the Independent Power Producer (IPP) Office has set the long-stop date for projects under the Risk Mitigation Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (RMIPPPP) to start commercial operation as the end of June 2022. The... 

Freeport aims for Copper Mark at six sites

By: Creamer Media Reporter      22nd September 2020 US copper major Freeport-McMoRan has announced its commitment to the Copper Mark - an assurance framework that demonstrates the industry’s responsible production practices and contribution to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. It is the first and only framework developed... 

Glencore welcomes Australian govt's investments for clean future

By: Marleny Arnoldi     18th September 2020 Diversified miner Glencore has welcomed the Australian federal government’s decision to invest A$1.9-billion in a suite of new and emerging energy technology to position the country for a low-emission future. To this end, metals and minerals will play a key role in the global transition to a... 

Maynier urges urgent Gazetting of determination for new power projects 

By: Terence Creamer     11th September 2020 The Western Cape government has urged Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe to urgently Gazette the final Section 34 Ministerial determination that would open the way for the procurement of 11 813 MW of new electricity capacity. The call came as government's Political Task Team on... 

Trump made a promise to save coal in 2016. He couldn’t keep it 

By: Bloomberg     3rd September 2020 President Donald Trump spent more than $1-billion in taxpayer funds, rolled back environmental rules and tried to stop power plant closings to fulfill a vow he made to West Virginia coal miners in the 2016 campaign. But nothing he’s done is rescuing the coal industry. Since Trump’s... 

Copper heads for historic squeeze with China’s demand red-hot

By: Bloomberg     3rd September 2020 The global copper market could be on the cusp of a historic supply squeeze as Chinese demand runs red hot and exchange inventories plunge to their lowest levels in more than a decade. A growing chorus of traders and analysts say those dwindling spot reserves could trigger a further surge in... 

A Chinese coal miner is getting into solar production

By: Bloomberg     24th August 2020 Mid-tier Chinese coal miner Shanxi Coal International Energy Group is planning a significant investment in the competing business of making high-tech solar power cells. The State-owned firm will lead a joint venture to build a 3GW solar manufacturing plant for 3.19-billion yuan, according to a... 

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