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Artist's rendition of the proposed Hodogaya plant
Hodogaya waste-to-energy plant rebuild, Japan
12th July 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The City of Yokohama plans to reconstruct the currently closed Hodogaya plant to address a future processing capacity shortage forecast. 


Image of battery energy storage system
Trenton Channel coal-fired power plant conversion, US
12th July 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

DTE Energy plans to convert a portion of its retired Trenton Channel coal-fired power plant site to house a battery energy storage centre. 


Image of offshore wind farm
Sunrise Wind Farm, US
12th July 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Ørsted plans to build what will be the US’s largest offshore wind farm when completed. 


Location map of the Honeymoon project
Honeymoon uranium mine restart project, Australia – update
12th July 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The commissioning and ramp-up are progressing to plan. 


Image of Australia flag and periodic table symbols for lithium/tantalum
Kathleen Valley lithium/tantalum project, Australia – update
12th July 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Liontown Resources announced an expanded strategic partnership with foundation customer and major lithium-ion battery manufacturer LG Energy Solutions on July 2. 


Image of wind turbines
Koruson 1 wind project, South Africa – update
12th July 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

About half of the turbine blades and other components required for the project have been delivered to site. 


Location map of the Lance projects
Lance Projects – Ross and Kendrick production areas, US – update
12th July 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Plant construction and wellfield development activities are progressing on schedule and within budget.  


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Mining companies, suppliers team up to advance evolving ESG goals
12th July 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The South African mining industry continues to be a key contributor to the fiscus, with local producers and suppliers paying about R14-billion in royalties and R90-billion in taxes in the year... 


Image of Rand Water Pumping Station Zuikerbosch
Rand Water’s ‘reimagination’ of value chain in execution
11th July 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Water utility Rand Water is working towards “reimagining” South Africa’s water sector – and its own value chain – by leveraging advanced technologies and new innovations that could help solve the... 


Speakers participating in a webinar on the EU's Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism
Establishment of carbon borders not supported by climate finance commitments
11th July 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The European Union (EU) is one of the first regions to establish a Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) scheme, with the current requirement that companies report on the total carbon footprint... 


Image of the solar installation at the Cape Town market
Cape Town Market goes green with battery, demand management system
11th July 2024 By: Irma Venter

The Cape Town Market in Epping has started the commissioning of a battery energy storage and demand management system (DMS).  The commissioning of the 3 MWh system follows the installation of more... 


IGUA-SA CEO Jaco Human
Industry advances creation of R10bn-a-year gas company to ensure security of supply
11th July 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

South African industrial users of natural gas are moving forward with the establishment of a R10-billion-a-year gas-aggregator company to provide the basis for large-scale gas infrastructure... 


International Relations and Cooperation Minister Ronald Lamola
New Dirco Minister Ronald Lamola punts opportunities in Africa to stimulate economic growth
11th July 2024 By: Thabi Shomolekae

In his first stint as International Relations and Cooperation Minister Ronald Lamola stressed the need for government to intensify efforts to help South African companies and State-owned... 


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Copper, cobalt demand expected to rise
11th July 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

A growing world economy is contributing to an increase in demand for copper and cobalt, speakers participating in Afriforesight’s ‘Cobalt and Copper: African Opportunities’ webinar, held on July... 


China forbids new coal-based steelmaking for first time in years
China forbids new coal-based steelmaking for first time in years
11th July 2024 By: Bloomberg

China didn’t permit any coal-based steelmaking projects in the first half of the year for the first time since announcing its major climate neutrality goals in 2020, according to a report released... 


A solar PV plant
Mainstream hires Rothschild to seek investors
11th July 2024 By: Bloomberg

Mainstream Renewable Power has hired Rothschild & Co to find an investor for its pipeline of South African renewable energy projects, according to people with knowledge of the matter. Japan’s... 


Minibus taxi
Student unpacks key considerations for minibus electrification countrywide
11th July 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Electrifying South Africa’s large minibus industry would greatly reduce carbon emission in the transport industry and contribute to more organised operations, University of Cape Town civil... 


In lithium industry first, IBAT commercialises new extraction technology
11th July 2024 By: Reuters

In a milestone for the global clean-energy transition, International Battery Metals has become the first company to commercially produce lithium with a novel type of filtration technology, a step... 


IFS Group
ISF Group: Redefining excellence in engineering and construction
11th July 2024

In the bustling landscape of engineering, procurement and construction (EPC), one name stands out for its unparalleled commitment to innovation, quality and transformative impact – ISF Group.... 


Shifting the risk: The traditional model vs Cooling-as-a-Service
How outsourced refrigeration is revolutionising South Africa’s agri-industry
11th July 2024

A transformative refrigeration and cooling model is building resilience, freeing up capital and meeting the sustainability imperative for agri-businesses like Letaba Packers and Rederberg Estates.... 


Sustainable strategies for digitalisation needed, from raw materials to waste management
11th July 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The nature and scale of the digital sector’s environmental footprint remains largely unassessed, and there is an urgent need for sustainable strategies throughout the life cycle of digitalisation,... 


‘5-in-1 Trade Show’ brings important industries, buyers and sellers, together
‘5-in-1 Trade Show’ brings important industries, buyers and sellers, together
10th July 2024

This year’s event is set to be one of the biggest Electra Mining Africa exhibitions to date with over 850 companies exhibiting across six exhibition halls and four sizable outside exhibit areas.... 


Indonesia considers reopening bauxite exports, Bisnis.com reports
Indonesia considers reopening bauxite exports, Bisnis.com reports
10th July 2024 By: Reuters

Indonesia plans to review its bauxite export ban policy following a request from lawmakers to reopen shipments of the raw material for aluminium, news site Bisnis.com reported, citing a mining... 


SPS acquires two solar projects in the Western Cape, enters into a PPA
SPS acquires two solar projects in the Western Cape, enters into a PPA
10th July 2024 By: Irma Venter

Sustainable Power Solutions (SPS) has acquired two 5 MW solar projects in Malmesbury, in the Western Cape, through the purchase of the shareholding in Slimsun Too. SPS is a developer and owner of... 


An image showing the Tharisa mine in the Bushveld Complex, in South Africa
Tharisa’s third-quarter production in line with expectations
10th July 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Johannesburg- and London-listed Tharisa’s operational performance for the third quarter of its 2024 financial year was aligned to expectations, CEO Phoevos Pouroulis says, with improved mining and... 


Global lithium sector eyes Argentina's salt flats on tech test run
10th July 2024 By: Reuters

In a dusty plain in northern Argentina's mountains, black tubes stretching two stories high fill a massive tank with salty brine sucked from deep below ground. The brine contains lithium, a... 


Astron Energy post
Maximising mining equipment performance using optimal lubrication solutions
10th July 2024

In the dynamic landscape of the mining industry, the performance and longevity of equipment stand as critical pillars for operational success. Lubrication plays a pivotal role in maintaining... 


Solar PV panels and wind turbines
Macquarie-backed African renewables investor seeks fresh funds
10th July 2024 By: Bloomberg

Revego Fund Managers, which runs Africa’s first fund focused on primarily investing in operating renewable-energy assets, is seeking new investors as it works toward an eventual listing. The fund... 


Fiasa executive director Avhapfani Tshifularo
Sapia changes name to Fiasa to reflect fuels industry changes
10th July 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Industry organisation the South African Petroleum Industry Association (Sapia) has changed its name to the Fuels Industry Association of South Africa (Fiasa) to reflect its commitment to a... 


A stockpile of iron-ore
Looming wave of iron-ore supply threatens $100 price floor
10th July 2024 By: Bloomberg

Iron-ore prices are likely to stay in three digits for the rest of 2024, insulated to a large degree from China’s faltering economy by cost support that kicks in at around $100 a ton. But that... 


Cape Town consultancy launches community engagement platform for large-scale projects
9th July 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Cape Town-based sustainability consultancy Cultiver Group has launched a community engagement platform called ENGAGE!, which is aimed at helping ensure inclusivity and lower social risk for... 


Canada move to limit mining M&A hurts big metals producers, Scotia says
Canada move to limit mining M&A hurts big metals producers, Scotia says
9th July 2024 By: Bloomberg

New Canadian rules limiting foreign takeovers of mining companies will leave the nation’s biggest metals producers with lower valuations than their global peers, according to Bank of Nova Scotia’s... 


Eskom distribution group executive Monde Bala
Eskom implements load reduction in seven provinces, but loadshedding remains suspended
9th July 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

With continued cold winter weather, increasing electricity theft and the indiscriminate use of electricity, the issue of network overloading has resurfaced in seven of South Africa’s provinces,... 


AfriSam celebrates a long standing relationship with CPMs
AfriSam's ‘heavy lifting’ for makers of concrete products
9th July 2024

Manufacturing concrete products is an industry segment that faces its own special demands, and AfriSam’s 90 years of experience allows it to take some of the weight of these challenges off its... 


SUNGROW Announces Principal Sponsorship of Powerelec Kenya 2024
SUNGROW Announces Principal Sponsorship of Powerelec Kenya 2024
9th July 2024

Sungrow, a global leading PV inverter and energy storage system provider, proudly announces its role as the Principal Sponsor of Powerelec Kenya 2024. This partnership underscores Sungrow's... 


Zambia to build rare coal power plant as harsh drought hits dams
9th July 2024 By: Bloomberg

Zambia’s energy regulator approved the construction of the nation’s second coal-fired power plant, as its worst drought in decades cut output at the hydroelectric dams that account for most of its... 


BC Premier David Eby
British Columbia Premier walks tightrope between resource boom, green goals
9th July 2024 By: Bloomberg

British Columbia Premier David Eby sees a way for his province to exploit its abundant resources and proximity to Asia — without sacrificing environmental pledges core to his political platform.... 


AES: Energy assessments provide powerful insights which ‘fuel’ change
AES: Energy assessments provide powerful insights which ‘fuel’ change
9th July 2024

When a production or manufacturing facility is built, everything is new and operating optimally. Over time, equipment deteriorates - or modifications are made with the best intentions, but not... 


World Platinum Investment Council CEO Trevor Raymond.
Shanghai Platinum Week highlights unique platinum, palladium futures innovation
9th July 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum and palladium have been spotlighted on day two of Shanghai Platinum Week, where South Africa is well represented by Minerals Council South Africa as well as platinum group metals (PGM)... 


The Harita nickel operations in Indonesia
Indonesia says US must invest as critical minerals race picks up
9th July 2024 By: Bloomberg

Developed nations such as the US need to invest in countries with vast reserves of critical minerals to reduce supply chain risks as these commodities are “the new oil” driving geopolitics,... 


SAPIA head of strategy Kevin Baart
Local refineries still in need of capital investment to meet clean fuels requirements
8th July 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Industry organisation the South African Petroleum Industry Association (Sapia) has reiterated the need for capital investment in local refineries to ensure they can meet the second clean fuels... 


Hydrogenious founder and CEO Dr Daniel Teichmann (left) after receiving a gold medal in the Netherlands for the promotion of platinum-based hydrogen,
Platinum still playing key role in hydrogen carrier’s journey towards competitiveness
8th July 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Thrifted platinum is continuing to play its critical catalytic role in the significant strides that have been made towards making liquid organic hydrogen carrier (LOHC) competitive, SherLOHCk... 


Electricity and Energy Minister Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa
Ramokgopa warns of distribution challenges, plans more renewables rounds
8th July 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Despite Eskom having made progress on improving the country’s energy availability factor (EAF), lowering the unplanned capacity loss factor (UCLF) and achieving 100 consecutive days without... 


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