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Glencore signs MoU with Chinese company for carbon capture tech  

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     12th April 2021 The China Huaneng Group Clean Energy Research Institute and diversified miner Glencore have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to cooperate on carbon capture use and storage (CCUS) technology, starting with Glencore’s Carbon Capture Transport and Storage Company (CTSCo) project at the... 

Clean hydrogen private infrastructure investment fund launched

By: Schalk Burger     9th April 2021 A newly launched private infrastructure investment fund FiveT Hydrogen is dedicated to delivering clean hydrogen infrastructure projects at scale. The fund aims to raise €1-billion from a combination of financial and industrial investors and act as a catalyst in the scaling of the global hydrogen... 

South Africa’s draft climate pledge offers quicker emission cuts, but seeks steep rise in yearly climate funding to $8bn 

By: Terence Creamer     30th March 2021 South Africa’s draft updated Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) unveiled by Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister Barbara Creecy on March 30, proposes quicker emission cuts, but also outlines the need for a step change in international climate finance to support the country’s... 

First hydrogen and movement by third quarter – Anglo American Platinum 

By: Martin Creamer     29th March 2021 Anglo American Platinum executive head: project and environment Prakashim Moodliar has outlined what the company refers to as its smart power project, which is the development of the hydrogen fuel cell and battery-powered module, retrofitted on to a large haul truck, for deployment at the... 

Australian coal exports disrupted as deluge shuts rails, slows port

By: Reuters     22nd March 2021 Coal deliveries to Australia's Port of Newcastle, the world's biggest coal export port, have been halted because flooding in the Hunter Valley region has shut rail lines, with heavy rains also slowing ship movements at the port. Heavy rains along Australia's east coast over several days have... 

Air Charter Service sees charter flight bookings soar for mining operations

15th March 2021 Leading aircraft charter specialist, Air Charter Service (ACS), has seen a significant increase in workforce logistics flight bookings and enquiries from energy, oil, gas and mining companies in the last year. The global aircraft charter company recorded a 145% year on year increase in enquiries,... 

South Africa urged to play to strengths as its plots role in lithium-ion battery value chain 

By: Terence Creamer     3rd March 2021 A newly released study of the potential for developing a lithium-ion battery value chain in South Africa concludes that the country should prioritise minerals beneficiation and mining, as well as battery manufacturing as it seeks to carve out a niche for itself in what is a fast-growing, highly... 

SEW-EURODRIVE continues to meet high expectations through new products for the mining industry

18th February 2021 Drive and control technologies specialist SEW-EURODRIVE has a wide range of products that are suitable for the mining industry, with some having been improved in recent years to most adequately suit a harsh mining environment. 

US climate change drive bodes well for platinum, says WPIC 

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     27th January 2021 Vowing to ‘build back better’, US President Joe Biden has placed climate change high on his administration’s agenda, with plans to achieve 100% clean energy and to commit to net zero by 2050. Underlining its intent, the US re-joined the Paris Climate Agreement, an international treaty on climate... 

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)... 

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