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Green hydrogen has significant growth potential as a zero-carbon fuel, says the WPIC

By: Simone Liedtke     4th August 2021 Energy company Siemens Gas and Power estimates that, by 2050, hydrogen demand will have risen to over 450 megatons a year, be dominated by green hydrogen and be essential to achieving global decarbonisation. Hydrogen demand is currently at between 70 and 80 megatons a year and over 90% of... 

The Digital Future of Mining and Resources

4th August 2021 How digital innovation is transforming Australia’s mining industry  By Guy Danskine, Managing Director, Australia, Equinix 

Spatial Dimension to design Botswana's new online mining cadastre system

By: Donna Slater     3rd August 2021 Spatial Dimension South Africa, a subsidiary of hardware, software and services technology company Trimble, recently signed a contract to design and implement an online mining cadastre system for the Botswana Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security (MMGE). The... 

African mining can harness tech, automation to spur economic recovery  

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     3rd August 2021 The mining sector in Africa can help to grow economies during and after the Covid-19 pandemic, by harnessing technology and automation, as well as by capitalising on opportunities provided by the green transition, automation company Siemens Southern and Eastern Africa CEO Sabine Dall’Omo said on... 

Rosond celebrates its incredible team of women in mining

3rd August 2021 The mining industry has traditionally been a male-dominated environment. Nowhere is this more evident than in exploration drilling, where handling the drill rods alone requires substantial physical strength and dexterity, in addition to being able to load and unload heavy equipment from the drill... 

Electricity supply constraints to impact on critical PGMs production - Davis 

By: Donna Slater     3rd August 2021 As efforts to reduce the impact of global warming and climate change ramp up, South Africa is set to lose out on critical platinum group metals (PGM) production as a result of increasing electricity disruptions and load-shedding, independent precious metal consultant Dr David Davis says. Demand... 

Piedmont Lithium delays timeline to supply Tesla

By: Reuters     3rd August 2021 Piedmont Lithium said on Monday it will delay first shipments of lithium chemicals to electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc and that it does not have a definitive date for when deliveries could begin. The decision was mutual, Belmont, North Carolina-based Piedmont said. Tesla did not immediately... 

Disused coal mines have potential to heat homes with lower-carbon energy

By: Donna Slater     3rd August 2021 The UK Coal Authority posits that water from flooded coal mines has the potential to be used in the heating of UK homes and industry as a source of lower-carbon energy. In a December 2020 report, the authority states that mines are warmed by natural geothermal processes and, where the mines are... 

Coal-reliant South Africa is turning to gas power

By: Bloomberg     3rd August 2021 Power failures have become routine in South Africa. At the same time, the country wants to wean itself off the coal that generates more than 80% of its electricity and makes it the world’s ­twelfth‑biggest source of greenhouse gases. Most of South Africa’s power stations are near the end of their... 

ASIO warns of cyberattacks on miners

By: Esmarie Iannucci     3rd August 2021 The Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) and the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) has warned that Australian miners are currently being targeted for cyber attacks. ASIO said on Tuesday that a successful compromise of a network provides cyber operators with a range of... 

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