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The Phalaborwa Rare Earths Project involves the recovery of rare earths from gypsum and waste dumps.
Likely lifespan boost for critical rare earths project in South Africa’s Limpopo province
26th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s rare earths project in Limpopo has received a distinctly possible lifespan boost to more than 16 years following an updated bulk density calculation, which has enlarged the likely... 


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WEG
23rd February 2024

Founded in 1961, WEG has grown into a global solutions provider of industrial electrical technologies. WEG is one of the largest electric motor manufacturers in the world producing more than... 


Gold Fields' Damang mine, in Ghana
Gold Fields posts higher full-year earnings, maintains dividend at R7.45
22nd February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE- and NYSE-listed Gold Fields has declared a total dividend of R7.45 a share for the year ended December 31, with $703-million in attributable profit having been generated. The attributable... 


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Astron Energy introduces new solution for varnish
16th February 2024

At Astron Energy, we don’t accept the status quo, particularly when challenges are industry-wide and costly. We sat down with Astron Energy Technical Specialist Faiz Regal to find out which big... 


IEA executive director Fatih Birol
IEA to launch security programme for minerals critical to energy sector
14th February 2024 By: Reuters

The International Energy Agency (IEA) is launching a programme to secure the supply of minerals critical to energy security, as demand rises fast while manufacturing remains in the hands of a few... 


Energy Minister Jonathan Wilkinson
Canada to accelerate critical mineral mining - Energy Minister
14th February 2024 By: Reuters

Canada plans to boost its energy security by slashing the time it takes to develop new critical mineral mines by nearly a decade with improved permitting processes, Energy Minister Jonathan... 


Pensana garners customer approval for mixed rare earth carbonate from Longonjo
8th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

London-listed rare earths project developer Pensana has announced that one of its major potential customers has approved the product qualification specifications for proposed mixed rare earth... 


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Rainbow achieves group separation of REEs during ongoing test work in the US
5th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

London-listed Rainbow Rare Earths has made progress with the ongoing rare earth oxide separation work under way at the back-end pilot plant, which is located at the facilities of Rainbow’s... 


Lynas says it held talks with MP Materials on potential deal
Lynas says it held talks with MP Materials on potential deal
5th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Lynas Rare Earths, one of the world’s largest producers of the raw materials, said it had been in confidential discussions with US-based MP Materials on a possible transaction but the talks are... 


A stockpile of lithium
Germany to channel €1bn to critical raw material needs
2nd February 2024 By: Bloomberg

The German government earmarked about €1-billion ($1.1-billion) for raw materials investments as it seeks to reduce dependency on producers such as China for critical minerals in high-tech and... 


The Cahora Bassa hydropower plant
Mozambique seeks to end 50-year hydropower pact with South Africa
2nd February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Mozambique plans to end half a century of hydropower supply to South Africa’s State-owned electricity utility, raising risks for the continent’s most industrialized economy and threatening the... 


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Hybrid energy plant constructed, commissioned
2nd February 2024

Battery materials development company NextSource Materials has completed commissioning and achieved full operationality of its solar photovoltaic (PV) and battery storage hybrid power plant, at its... 


A Trump win won’t sink IRA's climate benefits, California regulator predicts
31st January 2024 By: Bloomberg

California’s top environmental regulator said it’s unlikely that the Inflation Reduction Act’s climate-focused tax credits will be undone, even if Donald Trump recaptures the White House in... 


Australia's Resources Minister seeks investment from South Korea, Japan
Australia's Resources Minister seeks investment from South Korea, Japan
29th January 2024 By: Reuters

Australia's Resources Minister has begun a week long trip to South Korea and Japan to discuss gas exports and critical minerals opportunities, as its government on Monday released a "prospectus"... 


 How West Africa is building resilience against climate change
How West Africa is building resilience against climate change
26th January 2024

By Obinna Uche, Sales Director, Power Systems Division at Schneider Electric Anglophone West Africa According to the report Climate Change and Security in West Africa published by the Stockholm... 


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WEG
26th January 2024

Founded in 1961, WEG has grown into a global solutions provider of industrial electrical technologies. WEG is one of the largest electric motor manufacturers in the world producing more than... 


Chemical formula for lithium borate
Jadar lithium-borates project, Serbia – update
26th January 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The government of Serbia wants to hold further talks with Rio Tinto about the project. 


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Loadshedding could increase in 2024
19th January 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Loadshedding is expected to continue in 2024, possibly at even higher levels than those of 2023, says tertiary institute Stellenbosch University’s Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy... 


Australia’s critical minerals research receives govt funding boost
Australia’s critical minerals research receives govt funding boost
12th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Australian government is investing almost A$22-million in three key research projects which will support the growth of the critical minerals industry and help supply materials which will be... 


China’s Zijin plans stake in Canadian miner, testing security rules
China’s Zijin plans stake in Canadian miner, testing security rules
12th January 2024 By: Bloomberg

Chinese mining firm Zijin Mining Group will acquire a 15% stake in Solaris Resources for about C$130-million, the Canadian miner said on Thursday. Zijin Mining Group plans to take a 15% stake in... 


Forrest to advance 14 GW of new clean energy in Australia
Forrest to advance 14 GW of new clean energy in Australia
11th January 2024 By: Bloomberg

Billionaire Andrew Forrest pledged to develop 14 GW of new clean power projects in Australia by 2030, offering a boost to the nation’s efforts to accelerate investments in renewable energy.... 


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Project achieves financial close
15th December 2023

Independent power producer EDF Renewables achieved commercial and financial close on its Umoyilanga project on November 28, 2023, reaching commercial close with the Department of Mineral Resources... 


$200m Longonjo financing announcement expected early next year
12th December 2023 By: Darren Parker

An announcement is expected to be made in the first quarter of next year regarding the financing of the $200-million upfront capital expenditure (capex) needed to develop one of the world’s largest... 


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Microgrids gain traction to combat critical outage impacts
8th December 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Microgrids are gaining traction globally owing to its ability to alleviate the impact of critical outages, caused by extreme weather, climate events, and various other reasons.  Microgrids can... 


Rainbow Rare Earths Phalaborwa mine.
South Africa’s permanent magnet rare earths attracting keen interest
5th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa is recognised as having the potential to play a significant role in the establishment of a more diversified supply chain of critical rare earths for the green energy transition.... 


scientists researching natural hydrogen
UP scientists lead study of natural hydrogen find in Mpumalanga
4th December 2023 By: Darren Parker

Scientists at the University of Pretoria (UP) are leading a study of natural hydrogen gas discovered beneath the Earth’s surface in Mpumalanga.   The gas could be a source of renewable energy that... 


Queensland Resources Minister Scott Stewart
Queensland’s Stewart heads to US for critical minerals mission
1st December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Resources Minister Scott Stewart will head to the US next week to secure partnerships with government and industry representatives to grow Queensland’s critical minerals industry. The foundations... 


Copper hits 10-week high as mine closure points to supply risk
29th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

Copper touched a 10-week high after the closure of a major mine in Panama highlighted future supply challenges for the red metal as the energy transition accelerates. Panama’s government said it... 


Meliadine extension project should not be allowed – Nunavut board
Meliadine extension project should not be allowed – Nunavut board
23rd November 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

The extension project for the Meliadine mine, owned by Agnico Eagle, should not proceed, owing to the uncertainty of the potential for negative, lasting effects on caribou, the Nunavut Impact... 


WPIC research director Edward Sterck.
Industrial demand for platinum rises to record high
21st November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

During 2023, platinum has benefited from stellar industrial demand reaching a record level, with 2024 heading for the third-highest industrial demand spot. Today's publication of the platinum... 


Interim Gold Fields CEO Martin Preece.
Between 50 MW and 80 MW of wind power on way at South Deep – Gold Fields
16th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The South Deep gold mine west of Johannesburg, which is already benefitting from 50 MW of solar power commissioned last year, is poised to be boosted by another 50 MW to 80 MW of wind power going... 


Mkango to build 25 MW of solar at Songwe Hill
13th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

Rare earth element (REE) mining company Mkango aims to build three solar photovoltaic plants with a combined capacity of 25 MW at its Songwe Hill project, in Malawi, to provide sustainable... 


China tightens grip on copper, key to world’s energy transition
China tightens grip on copper, key to world’s energy transition
13th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

China is in the midst of a breakneck expansion of its copper industry that’s reshaping global flows of the essential metal for the world’s energy transition. The Asian nation’s grip on the supply... 


Processing plant at AngloGold's Geita operation in Tanzania.
AngloGold advancing decarbonisation in Tanzania, has begun renewables project in Australia
10th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Gold mining company AngloGold Ashanti is advancing decarbonisation projects at the Geita mine in Tanzania, has commenced renewable energy project works at the Tropicana mine in Australia, and a big... 


 The above image depicts a reverse osmosis water treatment plant for boiler water pore treatment
Thermal solutions increase efficiency
10th November 2023 By: Lynne Davies

An integrated site energy management plan is strongly advised amid South Africa’s power constraints, as it demonstrates opportunities – such as integrating electrical and thermal systems – to... 


A handful of Western critical mineral explorers plan to command premium prices for key metals used in EVs.
Western miners seek premium pricing for rare earth metals to break China grip
9th November 2023 By: Reuters

A handful of Canadian, German and Australian critical mineral explorers plan to command premium prices for key metals used in electric vehicles, promising quality and consistency in exchange for... 


Liontown awards gas supply contract for Kathleen Valley
8th November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Lithium development company Liontown Resources has awarded a contract for supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Mid-West LNG, part of Clean Energy Fuels Australia (CEFA). The LNG supply... 


TechMet chairperson and CEO Brian Menell
South Africa’s Phalaborwa rare earths project hailed as enviro friendly and low cost
8th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

An extensive due diligence process has confirmed the potential of South Africa’s Phalaborwa project as one of the lowest cost producers of separated rare earth oxides in development, London Stock... 


China promotes development of strategic rare earths sector
3rd November 2023 By: Reuters

China, the world's largest supplier of rare earths, said it would coordinate the exploration, development, utilization and standardized management in the industry, the state broadcaster said on... 


BHP Nickel West wind farm powering ahead
3rd November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Stage one of the Flat Rocks Wind Farm in Western Australia has hit a project milestone with more than half of the 18 wind turbines now in place. The wind farm is part of a power purchase... 


The Kamoa-Kakula copper complex
Kamoa-Kakula shown to produce least carbon intensive copper globally
2nd November 2023 By: Darren Parker

An updated current and future greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions assessment of the Kamoa-Kakula copper complex, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), conducted by independent consultants Skarn... 


Acting Eskom CEO Calib Cassim
Eskom warns of another R23bn loss as loadshedding underpins R24bn collapse
31st October 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Eskom has warned that it is likely to report another R23-billion-plus loss for its current financial year to the end of March 2024, having belatedly confirmed a loss of R24-billion (R12-billion)... 


An image of works installing solar panel at the South Deep Khanyisa Solar Plant
Miner focuses on improving energy capacity, sustainability
27th October 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Gold producer Gold Fields plans to increase its embedded electricity generation capacity through wind energy at its South Deep operation in Gauteng.  Further, the company is in talks with... 


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