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

By: Simone Liedtke     Updated 7 hours ago 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... 

Kodal’s Bougouni mining licence in final stage of review

By: Donna Slater     Updated 7 hours ago Lithium and gold explorer and developer Kodal Minerals reports that its mining licence application for the Bougouni project has now been forwarded from the Mali Ministry of Mines, Energy and Water, to the Secretary General’s office for final review prior to presentation at the Conseil des... 

Community group to take PTM to court over land-related issues

By: Marleny Arnoldi     Updated 7 hours ago The Mining and Environmental Justice Community Network of South Africa (MEJCNSA) and community representatives have submitted an application to the Polokwane High Court against Waterberg Joint Venture (JV) Resources, which is majority owned by TSX- and NYSE-listed Platinum Group Metals (PTM).... 

Alrosa takes actionable steps to ensure it meets ESG goals

By: Marleny Arnoldi     4th August 2021 Russian diamond miner Alrosa has published a three-year action plan for its comprehensive 2021 to 2025 Sustainability Programme. The company is focused on increasing responsibility and transparency across its diamond mining and production operations, as well as reinforcing consumer confidence.  

Barrick agrees to independent ESIA oversight for Pueblo Viejo tailings

By: Creamer Media Reporter      3rd August 2021 Bullion major Barrick is advancing plans for the expansion of its Pueblo Viejo operation, in the Dominican Republic, announcing on Tuesday that it had agreed on an independent government-led oversight of environmental and social-impact assessment studies for a new tailings storage facility. The... 

30 MW solar study will be concluded in second quarter of 2022 – RBPlat  

By: Martin Creamer     3rd August 2021 The feasibility study for the construction of the 30 MW modular photovoltaic plant for renewable energy will be concluded in the second quarter of 2022, platinum group metals (PGMs) mining company Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) reported on Tuesday when it presented record financial results and... 

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... 

RBPlat declares R1.5bn dividend on record first-half performance

By: Martin Creamer     3rd August 2021 Platinum group metals (PGM) mining company Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) has declared a R1.5 billion interim dividend in addition to the R482.3 million buy-back and redemption of a portion of its convertible bonds on the back of a record performance in the six months to June 30. RBPlat... 

Hydrogen plan isn’t very green under US infrastructure deal

By: Bloomberg     2nd August 2021 Building a hydrogen-based energy system in the US, which some analysts call key to fighting climate change, would be based largely on fossil fuels under the bipartisan infrastructure bill heading for a Senate vote. The legislation provides for $8 billion in spending to establish at least four... 

Southern Africa part of Germany’s platinum-boosting green hydrogen strategy  

By: Martin Creamer     2nd August 2021 Green hydrogen, which can be generated and then used with the help of Southern Africa’s platinum group metals (PGMs), is a topic that has gained a lot of importance in recent months in the context of limiting global warming and meeting the world’s decarbonisation goals. In Germany, the increased... 

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