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ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a leading global technology company that energizes the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future. By connecting software to its electrification, robotics, automation and motion portfolio, ABB pushes the boundaries of technology to drive performance to new levels. With a history of excellence stretching back more than 130 years, ABB’s success is driven by about 110,000 talented employees in over 100 countries.


Mine haulage transition to electric offered without disruption   

By: Martin Creamer     Updated 7 hours ago If the world were to electrify every mine truck, it would stop 198 000 t of carbon dioxide (CO2) a day from entering the atmosphere, which equates to a single electrified mining truck eliminating what would take 46 000 trees to absorb. That mammoth sustainability benefit was driven home firmly... 

Energy Catalyst Africa launches in South Africa to support energy technology development

By: Schalk Burger     27th June 2022 Energy technology innovation and funding network Innovate UK has launched the Energy Catalyst Africa programme in South Africa to support the development of energy technologies by providing early- to late-stage development and commercialisation funding. The UK government-led programme is aimed at... 

£40m financing opened new chapter for Cornish Metals

By: Mariaan Webb     27th June 2022 The completion of the £40-million financing, including an investment by Vision Blue Resources, last month has opened a new chapter for TSX-V and Aim-listed Cornish Metals, which plans to reopen the historic South Crofty tin mine, in the UK. The company aims to advance South Crofty to a... 

High-purity manganese facing phenomenal demand growth, PDAC hears 

By: Martin Creamer     24th June 2022 The commitment of at least six major motor companies to manganese-based batteries for battery electric vehicles (BEVs) is elevating the demand outlook for high-purity manganese phenomenally, a Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) conference has been told. CPM Group lead manganese... 

Testing of electric minibuses in SA conditions to start in Stellenbosch early next year

By: Irma Venter     24th June 2022 GoMetro has convened a project team consisting of companies and researchers to test the first electric minibus in South African conditions by January next year. GoMetro, a global mobility management technology company with its head office in Cape Town, has collected data on taxi operations across... 

Numsa to picket the Japanese embassy on future of Nissan plant; Nissan denies closure rumours 

By: Irma Venter     23rd June 2022 The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) says it will be picketing the Japanese Embassy in Pretoria on Friday. The union intends to hand over a memorandum of demands regarding a “number of grievances” against Nissan’s management in South Africa.  

Rising recession fears push copper to 16-month low

By: Reuters     23rd June 2022 Copper prices fell to a 16-month low on Thursday as fast-rising interest rates and weak economic data fanned fears of a global slowdown that would reduce demand for metals. Benchmark copper on the London Metal Exchange (LME) was down 2% at $8,595 a tonne in official trading after touching its... 

Silver Hammer CEO excited by discovery potential of its past-producing mines

By: Mariaan Webb     22nd June 2022 There is an adage that says the best way to find a new mine is to look in the shadow of the headframe of an existing or historic mine. That is exactly what junior resources company Silver Hammer is doing in the US, where it owns assets in some of the best silver-mining districts. The exploration... 

Trudeau’s energy chief unveils low-carbon industrial strategy

By: Bloomberg     22nd June 2022 Canada is launching an industrial strategy for its natural resources, with critical mineral infrastructure, hydrogen production and other low-carbon projects set to be a major focus. The strategy, formally known as the Regional Energy and Resource Tables, will see Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s... 

ABB nurtures female engineering excellence

21st June 2022 In celebration of International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) on 23 June, ABB highlights two female engineers who continue to make a difference. ABB is committed to solving some of the biggest global challenges of our time. This is only possible through its exceptional people who work every... 

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