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Platinum group metals playing role in Switzerland’s green hydrogen roll-out  

By: Martin Creamer     19th January 2021 Platinum group metals (PGMs), which South Africa hosts in greater abundance than any other country on earth, are playing important catalytic roles in Switzerland’s green hydrogen and green truck rollout, which is now under way. Mining Weekly can today report that proton exchange membrane (PEM)... 

Shearwater developing SMR, hydrogen project in North Wales

By: Donna Slater     15th January 2021 UK-based hybrid clean energy company Shearwater Energy is developing a wind small modular reactor (SMR) and hydrogen production hybrid energy project in North Wales. The project will provide 3 GW of zero-carbon energy and is also expected to produce over three-million kilograms of green hydrogen... 

Oil refineries offered relief

By: Esmarie Iannucci     14th December 2020 The federal government has announced fiscal relief for oil refineries in Australia, as part of its commitment to jobs, affordable fuel and Australia’s long-term fuel security. Energy and Emissions Reduction Minister Angus Taylor on Monday said that the government would provide relief to the... 

Glencore spells out emission-reduction pathway to 2050 

By: Martin Creamer     4th December 2020 Diversified mining and marketing company Glencore on Friday announced its ambition to be a net-zero emissions company by 2050. Glencore set out the pathway towards reducing its total emissions footprint by 40% by 2035, taking in Scope 1, 2 and 3. 

Time is now for Africa to increase local beneficiation, says Wits mineral economist

By: Marleny Arnoldi     25th November 2020 University of Witwatersrand (Wits) School of Mining Engineering mineral economist Professor Hudson Mtegha says one of the key areas where South Africa can maximise its potential for economic growth is the beneficiation of extracted minerals. He explains in a statement that this rings true for... 

The changing dynamics of African mining and energy

By: Creamer Media Reporter      24th November 2020 By Melodie Michel, Reporter, Energy and Mines The business case for adding renewables to the energy mix should be a no-brainer for African mines: solar generation is widely available and has the potential to improve the reliability of power systems and reduce the risks associated with... 

Coal mine on point of turning acid mine drainage into potable water at no cost  

By: Martin Creamer     23rd November 2020 An Mpumalanga coal mine is on the point of entering into an agreement before year-end to have its acid mine drainage water curse turned into potable water at no cost, Mining Weekly can today report. Recovered potassium nitrate, which retails at about R15 000/t and which is marketed at about R11... 

Platinum investment demand rockets on risk and hydrogen – WPIC

By: Martin Creamer     18th November 2020 Platinum investment demand rocketed 291% in the three months to September 30, World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) reported on Wednesday, when it forecast a third consecutive annual platinum deficit next year on an initial projected 2021 deficit of 224 000 oz. The high third-quarter (Q3)... 

Tasmania steps into hydrogen territory

By: Esmarie Iannucci     17th November 2020 The Tasmanian government on Tuesday announced a A$2.6-million investment to investigate the feasibility of three large-scale renewable hydrogen projects in the region, with iron-ore miner Fortescue also unveiling plans for hydrogen in the region. ASX-listed Origin Energy’s export-scale green... 

Chaarat maintains guidance on Azerbaijan-Armenia peace deal

By: Mariaan Webb     13th November 2020 Aim-quoted Chaarat Gold has maintained its production guidance of 55 000 gold-equivalent ounces from the Kapan mineA, in southern Armenia, as a peace deal was this week agreed over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region. On November 9, Russia brokered a peace deal between Azerbaijan and Armenia.... 

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