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Lack of functioning mining cadastre also posing risk to renewables projects 

By: Terence Creamer     6th February 2023 The absence of a functional mining cadastre in South Africa, which has been undermining the sector for years, is now having potentially negative knock-on effects for developers of renewable-energy projects, particularly in Mpumalanga – a region where there is still capacity to connect new... 

A new era beckons for mining finance

3rd February 2023 By Chetan Jeeva, Head SA Corporate Lending, Absa CIB While its contribution to GDP may have declined over time, the South African mining and resources sector is a systemically important part of the domestic economy. As such, continued innovation from operators, explorers, and financiers will be... 

Seriti Green raises need for Africa to appraise vanadium as electricity storage battery metal  

By: Martin Creamer     3rd February 2023 Wind farm builder Seriti Green, which is planning substantial electricity storage capacity at its big renewable energy project in Mpumalanga, has raised the need for vanadium to be appraised as a battery storage metal of choice in Africa owing to the difficulties of sourcing lithium batteries.... 

Value of US mine production jumps to $98bn – USGS

By: Creamer Media Reporter      3rd February 2023 US mines produced $98.2-billion in nonfuel mineral commodities in 2022, an estimated $3.6-billion increase over the 2021 revised total of $94.6-billion, the US Geological Survey (USGS) announced on Thursday, releasing its yearly mineral commodity summaries report.  The report covers more than 90... 

Farmers seek new deal as loadshedding threatens industry and food security 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     3rd February 2023 The impact of loadshedding on the agriculture sector is evident at all levels of operation, including logistics and cold chain management, which necessitates urgent responses from farmers and government, lest food security and export sales are put at risk. A report by Nova Economics estimates... 

155 MW wind farm to be constructed in Mpumalanga by Seriti Green  

By: Martin Creamer     2nd February 2023 Work is scheduled to begin soon on the construction of a wind farm in Mpumalanga, South Africa’s electricity heartland. The project, which begins with 155 MW of wind energy and expands to a capacity of 900 MW of renewables and 800 MWh of battery storage, forms part of an agreement that will see... 

Panel unpacks key considerations for increased energy security

2nd February 2023 With the private sector’s combined 9 GW of solar, wind, gas and battery storage projects in the pipeline, persistent loadshedding and an electricity tariff increase of 18.65% from April 1, it is more important than ever that entities such as Eskom, the Independent Power Producer (IPP) Office and... 

Hydrogen jobs study starts in Qld

By: Esmarie Iannucci     2nd February 2023 A study is underway in Queensland to determine the skills needed by the local hydrogen industry workforce, delivering on the A$4-million commitment toward supporting energy skills including for hydrogen, electric, vehicles, and renewable energy which was announced at the Queensland Workforce... 

Kibo struggles to dispose of coal assets, progresses multiple renewable projects

By: Marleny Arnoldi     1st February 2023 Dual-listed renewable energy developer Kibo Energy has made notable progress on various projects since announcing its refocused renewable energy strategy in 2021, and expects to see several new revenue streams realise in the next 12 to 24 months. However, the company has struggled to exit coal... 

ENEOS starts green hydrogen plant in Qld

By: Esmarie Iannucci     1st February 2023 Japanese energy giant ENEOS has officially opened its green hydrogen demonstration plant in Queensland. ENEOS will produce the green hydrogen using its patented electrolysis technology (Direct MCH), powered from renewable energy generated by an onsite 250-kilowatt solar system. 

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