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Miners join forces on hydrogen to decarbonise operations 

By: Esmarie Iannucci     18th March 2020 Mining majors BHP, Fortescue Anglo American and consulting engineering group Hatch have formed a Green Hydrogen Consortium to jointly accelerate decarbonisation within their global operations. The goal of the consortium is to identify opportunities to develop green hydrogen technologies for the... 

Concrete Reservoirs Vital During Drought, Says The Concrete Institute

12th March 2020 The devastating drought in many parts of South Africa has increased awareness about the need for effective water storage, particularly in rural areas. "It is therefore important that more rural local authorities realise that even relatively small concrete water reservoirs, strategically placed,... 

Germany moves into hydrogen with lessons from Opec, Russia 

By: Bloomberg     3rd March 2020 Germany is taking its first steps to build an economy based on hydrogen instead of fossil fuels, seeking to deliver both green growth and to avoid being trapped by a small cartel of suppliers. Ministers have been quietly lining up deals with nations including Nigeria that might produce hydrogen... 

Minerals Council calls for coal advocacy group to be established

By: Kim Cloete     31st January 2020 The Minerals Council has called for an advocacy group to be set up in the coal sector to highlight its value to the South African economy as an industry and employer of 220 000 people across the coal value chain, says the council's senior economist, Bongani Motsa. “As an industry we need to... 

Cheap natural gas is about to kick more coal out of Europe

By: Bloomberg     27th January 2020 Cheaper natural gas prices this year are likely to cement Europe’s shift away from coal as a fuel for producing power. Abnormally mild winter weather has cut demand for the fuel as a flood of new supplies entered the world’s biggest gas market. That along with higher costs for carbon-emissions... 

FLSmidth

24th January 2020 FLSmidth is a leading provider of mineral processing and material handling technology and systems to the global mining industry. In keeping with its strategy of driving success through sustainable productivity enhancement, FLSmidth is founded on three fundamental values – competence, cooperation... 

Ministers attend LHWP II sod-turning

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     14th November 2019 Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu and her counterpart from the Kingdom of Lesotho, Minister Samonyane Ntsekele, on Wednesday visited Mokhotlong, Lesotho, for the sod-turning in preparation for Phase II of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP II). The ceremony... 

Sephaku reports R7m interim loss

By: Marleny Arnoldi     14th November 2019 Despite a “challenging” interim period characterised by negative earnings, JSE-listed Sephaku Holdings is committed to weathering the downturn and emerging as a renowned building materials entity. The company reported a net loss of R7.7-million for the six months ended September 30, compared... 

Billionaire Dangote, Togo agree to $2bn phosphate project

By: Bloomberg     8th November 2019 Dangote Industries will invest in a $2-billion phosphate project in Togo, positioning itself to become a main supplier of fertiliser in West Africa. The company controlled by Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote will mine an estimated two-billion tons of phosphate in nearby Togo for processing as... 

Green cement? Captured carbon may fuel new markets and help climate

By: Reuters     7th November 2019 Capturing planet-warming carbon dioxide and turning it into useful products, from plastics to jet fuel, could make climate action cheaper and become a good business - but market obstacles need to be overcome first, researchers said on Thursday. Companies are already turning carbon dioxide... 

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