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An air-cooled condensers designed and manufactured by IWC
Cooling company to highlight new concepts
10th May 2024 By: Halima Frost

After two successful webinars that unpacked the use of air-cooled condensers (ACC) for recoverable energy in power generation, thermal solutions specialist Industrial Water Cooling (IWC) aims to... 


PUMPING INVESTMENT
The investment in modern, efficient pump solutions can optimise sugar operations
Pumps crucial to sugar processing – supplier
5th April 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

As the sugar industry continues to evolve in a rapidly changing market landscape, the investment in modern, efficient pump solutions and effective maintenance practices will remain vital, says... 


Farm uses electricity generated from sugar waste
5th April 2024

A farm in the Czech Republic is showing how valuable food crops can be grown using heat and electricity that are generated using biogas produced from agricultural waste. The farm at Suchohrdly,... 


An aerial photograph of one of the sugar cane mills under the umbrella of the South African Sugar Association
Diversification said to be key to industry’s survival
8th December 2023 By: Trent Roebeck

Despite Phase 1 of the “all-important” Sugarcane Value Chain Master Plan to 2030 (Sugarcane Master Plan) having expired on March 31, 2023, government has allowed for two additional years so that... 


An image of Cresco Group’s decarbonisation advisor Dominic Goncalves
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... 


Updated scoping study for Infinity’s Spain project proves positive
10th November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX-listed Infinity Lithium has completed an updated scoping study for the San José lithium project in Spain, and highlights that the project’s positive financial outcomes and environmental... 


 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... 


Image of titanium sponge
Titanium beneficiation complex, South Africa – update
22nd September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Nyanza Light Metals has more than 75%, or about 60 000 t, of its 80 000 t signed up 


Clarke Energy and Danone to Develop Resilient Microgrid Project in South Africa
13th September 2023

Moshesh Cogeneration, a special purpose vehicle owned by Moshesh Partners and backed by Rand Merchant Bank, has selected Clarke Energy to deliver a full turnkey CHP facility and microgrid... 


Image of multi-fuel biomass layout
Firm installs new boilers to optimise operations
1st September 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

Energy plant operations and maintenance company Associated Energy Services (AES) is working on an operational optimisation project for a client in the fishing industry to install an additional 60... 


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Solar plants projects, Morocco
1st September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The project is part of OCP Group’s $13-billion Green Investment Programme. 


Glencore Alloys head Japie Fullard.
Solar energy plant on the way at vanadium operation, Glencore’s Fullard reports
11th August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The decarbonisation and solar power plans of Glencore Alloys are coming to the fore with the first 25 MW solar plant on the way, Glencore Alloys head Japie Fullard told Mining Weekly at question... 


Sustainability spurs new trends in chemicals industry
11th August 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

With a strong focus on sustainability, a growing trend of fuel switches, opportunities for cogeneration and using by-product streams has emerged in the chemicals industry, says boiler and energy... 


DWS, uMngeni-uThukela Water embark on Vulindlela Bulk Water Supply Scheme upgrade
17th July 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) and its recently merged water utility uMngeni -uThukela Water are upgrading Phase 1 of the Vulindlela Bulk Water Supply Scheme, in KwaZulu-Natal. The... 


Imnage of Boron mine
Boron mine, US
14th July 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

A multimineral mine in the US state of California. 


Image of a titanium sponge
Titanium beneficiation project, South Africa – update
7th July 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Nyanza Light Metals has more than 75% of its titanium dioxide pigment signed up. 


Image of Nolans' mineral tenements
Nolans neodymium/praseodymium rare earths project, Australia – update
23rd June 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Arafura Resources has received a letter of interest from Canadian credit export agency Export Development Canada for the provision of a potential $300-million in financing for the project. 


Arafura fields Canadian interest for Nolans funding
20th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Rare earths developer Arafura Rare Earths has received a letter of interest from Canadian credit export agency Export Development Canada (EDC) for the provision of a potential $300-million in... 


Image of liquid steel furnace
Scaw Metals hot-strip steel mill, South Africa – update
21st April 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Barnes has reported that the project remains on track for the commissioning of the continuous caster by the end of 2023. 


Company’s four sugar projects completed
7th April 2023

Member of Bosch Holdings Bosch Projects completed four major projects at a sugar factory in Dalton, KwaZulu-Natal last year. These projects comprised of engineering, procurement and construction... 


Glencore CEO Gary Nagle.
Growing need for critical raw materials highlighted by US, EU policies – Glencore
15th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Recent government policies, such as the US's Inflation Reduction Act and the European Union’s proposed Green Deal Industrial Plan, demonstrate the growing need for critical raw materials through to... 


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Thacker Pass lithium project, US – update
10th February 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

A US judge has ordered regulators to reconsider part of the permit approving Lithium Americas' Thacker Pass lithium mine project. 


Rolls-Royce announces successful tests of mtu genset with 100% hydrogen fuel
17th January 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

UK-based global major power and propulsion systems group Rolls-Royce has announced that its Germany-based Power Systems business unit has successfully tested an mtu-brand generator set (genset)... 


Aerial view of the steel project being developed on a brownfield site in Gauteng
Scaw Metals hot-strip steel mill, South Africa – update
16th December 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Scaw Metals has three kilns to produce direct reduced iron, not all of which have been restarted, and investigations are advancing into the prospect of fitting two of the kilns with cogeneration... 


Barnes Group CEO Doron Barnes at the project construction site at Scaw Union Junction
R3bn Scaw project is South Africa’s first flat-steel investment in decades
7th December 2022 By: Terence Creamer

Construction tower cranes have been something of a rare sight on the Germiston skyline over the past few decades as the once-thriving industrial hub has faced severe deindustrialisation headwinds.... 


Merafe CEO Zanele Matlala and Merafe FD Ditabe Chocho.
Plans progressing for 744 MW energy for alloys business – Merafe
23rd August 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Construction of the Swedish Stirling plant that converts off-gas to electricity will take place at the Lion ferrochrome smelter near Steelport starting in the second half of this year, Merafe... 


Glencore Alloys head Japie Fullard.
President’s new energy plan opens way for Glencore Alloys to target bigger projects
8th August 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Glencore Alloys head Japie Fullard has hailed the new energy plan announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa as opening the way for the company to target bigger power projects. “I must say that the... 


Sustainability efforts set to affect steel industry
8th July 2022 By: Nadine Ramdass

The steel industry has been fraught with challenges, ranging from Covid-19-related impacts to supply chain issues, but the move towards more sustainable practices will also result in many changes... 


By Elizma van Der Walt , Group Executive Petrochem
Fired up for the energy transition
9th June 2022

How extracting value from the old and new burners can fuel the energy revolution  When I was approached for this piece on boilers and burners based on our rich history of combustion projects, I... 


Power generation remains the dominant market segment for Cummins in the Middle East
15th November 2021

From dense urban areas to remote locations, communities and operations of every application and industry rely on robust, flexible and fully integrated power systems on demand or full-time,... 


Load-shedding a risk to South Africa’s economic recovery
9th November 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

North West University Business School economist Professor Raymond Parsons has urged that the extent to which the current Eskom load-shedding “now poses an increasing to risk to South Africa’s... 


Aerial view of the Thacker Pass project
Thacker Pass lithium project, US – update
10th September 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

A US federal judge has ruled that Lithium Americas Corp may conduct excavation work at its Thacker Pass lithium mine site. 


Image of Thacker Pass
Thacker Pass lithium project, US – update
3rd September 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

A US federal judge is expected to rule on September 3 whether to grant a request from Native Americans to temporarily block Lithium Americas Corp from excavating its Nevada mine site. 


An image showing wind turbines in Canada
Ferrochrome is part of the green revolution – Glencore
6th August 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining and marketing company Glencore views the ferrochrome market as being particularly strong currently. “We've seen very healthy ferrochrome prices and good cash generation in that... 


Image of Lithium America's Thacker Pass project in the US
Thacker Pass lithium project, US – update
6th August 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

A US federal judge has ruled that Native American tribes may join a lawsuit seeking to block the proposed Thacker Pass mine. 


Project Blue Oval renewable-energy programme, South Africa – update
Project Blue Oval renewable-energy programme, South Africa – update
18th June 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

The project is on track to be completed this year. 


Kilombero Sugar Company expansion project, Tanzania
Kilombero Sugar Company expansion project, Tanzania
28th May 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

The project involves the construction of a new modern factory four times bigger than the existing factory. 


Electricity liberalisation up to 50 MW will support economy, allow more renewables, storage, says Neasa
26th May 2021 By: Schalk Burger

Business organisation the National Employers' Association of South Africa (Neasa), in its comments on the proposed amendments to Schedule 2 of the Electricity Regulation Act (ERA), called for the... 


Illovo subsidiary embarks on $239m sugar expansion project in Tanzania
18th May 2021 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Tanzanian sugar producer Kilombero Sugar Company, in which Illovo Sugar Africa holds a 75% stake and the government a 25% interest, has approved a TSh571.6-billion, or about $238.5-million,... 


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Uniconfort
7th May 2021

Uniconfort manufactures and installs Biomass Plants up to 30 MWth and Cogeneration Systems up to 5 MWe.  Our Mission is to give Value to Biomass and Waste from wood, industrial and agricultural... 


eThekwini aiming to conclude first IPP contract in 2022 as city mulls hydrogen role
eThekwini aiming to conclude first IPP contract in 2022 as city mulls hydrogen role
29th April 2021 By: Terence Creamer

The eThekwini metropolitan municipality, in KwaZulu-Natal, is aiming to sign its first independent power producer (IPP) contract next year following the publication of the eThekwini Integrated... 


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23rd April 2021 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa must use the upcoming COP26 to promote platinum’s role in fighting climate change; Clearing South Africa’s massive exploration backlog will be a huge boost for the economy; and in... 


South African ferrochrome industry ‘running out of time’ as it fights for survival, sustainability
South African ferrochrome industry ‘running out of time’ as it fights for survival, sustainability
13th April 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

South Africa’s ferrochrome industry has taken its first steps towards independent power generation, with plans to generate up to 750 MW of its own electricity (comprising wind, solar and... 


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