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US US Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm
$475m in US govt funding for clean energy projects on former mine land
25th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The US Department of Energy (DoE) has announced up to $475-million in funding for five projects in Arizona, Kentucky, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia to accelerate clean energy deployment... 


Wire and Tube 2024 is where SMS group plans to showcase innovations that are set to transform the tube and wire industry
25th March 2024

Focus on sustainability and innovation “Leading Partner Talks”: Customers and employees take the stage to report on innovations and ongoing projects and discuss the future of the industry SMS group... 


AEI 2024 Sets the Stage for Africa’s Sustainable Energy Future
AEI 2024 Sets the Stage for Africa’s Sustainable Energy Future
25th March 2024

Africa stands on the brink of an energy transformation that promises to redefine its economic landscape while ensuring no one is left behind in the transition to a low-carbon economy. 


An image of Minerals Council health head Dr Thuthula Balfour
Mining sector meets target to reduce TB levels to below national average
25th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The South African mining industry has made significant inroads into addressing tuberculosis (TB) since 2017 and has met its ten-year target to reduce the incidence rate among mineworkers to below... 


Patel's misguided industrial policy hindrance to Black Industrialists
Patel's misguided industrial policy hindrance to Black Industrialists
25th March 2024

Authored: Bongani Mankewu Blurb: Minister Patel is phony and plays Machiavellian when he blames the failure of state-owned enterprises for the failure of black industrialists. 


ERA reaffirms it has no development plans for Jabiluka site
25th March 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Energy Resources Australia (ERA), a subsidiary of Rio Tinto, has reaffirmed that it has no plans to develop the globally significant uranium body at Jabiluka, in Northern Territory. The company... 


Coal is preparing for a long goodbye
Coal is preparing for a long goodbye
25th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

More than two years after climate negotiators first attempted to consign coal to history, the dirtiest fossil fuel is having a moment. Thanks to a combination of China’s energy insecurity —... 


Major investors more confident in Australia’s climate policy
25th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

Investors with a combined A$35-trillion in assets are becoming more optimistic about Australia’s climate policy, with roughly half considering financing renewable-energy projects, according to an... 


The Cobre Panama mine
Fortescue eyes developing its copper assets, not looking at Cobre Panama
24th March 2024 By: Reuters

Australia's Fortescue, the world's fourth-largest iron-ore miner, is looking at developing its copper resources but has not made a decision yet, its founder and executive chairperson told Reuters... 


The Tenke Fungurume mine in the DRC
Congo overtakes Peru on copper output, still behind on exports
24th March 2024 By: Reuters

The Democratic Republic of the Congo overtook Peru as the world's second largest copper producer in 2023, though it still lags the South American country in exports, official data from both nations... 


The carbon capture pilot plant at the Kelvin power station
Companies unveil Kelvin power station carbon capture pilot project
22nd March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The 600 MW coal-fired Kelvin power station, in Isando, Ekurhuleni, has installed a 300 m3/h flue gas emissions capturing pilot project, which removes carbon dioxide (CO₂), nitrogen oxides and... 


TrinaTracker launches smart solar tracking in South Africa
22nd March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Solar tracking development company TrinaTracker showcased and launched its Vanguard 1P solution in South Africa at the 2024 Solar and Storage Live Africa event. The Vanguard 1P is based on the... 


UNDP Weather Kids report on future weather to galvanise action on climate change
22nd March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on March 21 launched its Weather Kids campaign globally, which sees child weather anchors emulate current weather reports but report on disruptive... 


Image of the Hilux 48 V mild hybrid
Toyota adds Hilux, Fortuner hybrids to its local production line-up
22nd March 2024 By: Irma Venter

Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) has added the Hilux double-cab and Fortuner 48 V mild hybrids to its local production line-up at its Durban plant in KwaZulu-Natal. The addition of the new models... 


Namibia Mines and Energy Minister Tom Alweendo (left) and German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection Dr Robert Habeck.
$10-billion Namibian green hydrogen project receives major German boost
22nd March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Namibia’s first gigawatt scale green hydrogen project – the $10-billion Hyphen development scheme – this week received a major boost from Germany. The boost came in the form of the German... 


AI is driving data centres to the edge
AI is driving data centres to the edge
22nd March 2024

By Ben Selier, Vice President, Secure Power, Anglophone Africa at Schneider Electric The data centre has become the cornerstone that links our digitally interconnected world. At the same time, the... 


water bubbles
SQM supports water treatment startup with initial $1.27m investment
22nd March 2024 By: Darren Parker

UK-based engineering tech startup Salinity Solutions has secured a $1.27-million initial investment from battery-grade lithium chemicals producer Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile’s (SQM’s)... 


US President Joe Biden
Biden set to award billions to decarbonise US heavy industries
22nd March 2024 By: Bloomberg

The Biden administration is poised to award as much as $6.3-billion in dozens of grants to help hard-to-decarbonise industries cut emissions, according to people familiar with the matter. Details... 


water bubbles
SQM supports water treatment startup with initial $1.27m investment
22nd March 2024 By: Darren Parker

UK-based engineering tech startup Salinity Solutions has secured a $1.27-million initial investment from battery-grade lithium chemicals producer Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile’s (SQM’s)... 


The Illawarra coal operations
M Resources, GEAR plan funding round after $1.65bn coal mine buy, source says
22nd March 2024 By: Reuters

Australian coal trader M Resources and Singapore's GEAR plan a funding round after their $1.65-billion purchase of South32's Illawarra metallurgical coal operations, a source familiar with the... 


Glencore's head office
More investors push Glencore to keep coal post Teck deal
22nd March 2024 By: Reuters

A growing group of Glencore investors are keen for it to keep mining coal instead of spinning out the soon-to-be enlarged unit, with one eye on its financial outlook and another on the... 


The above image depicts one of the hydra-cell pumps which provide a smaller equivalent flow/pressure performance when compared to that of larger pumps.
Compact pump reliable for seal flush applications
22nd March 2024 By: Lynne Davies

Boasting a compact, lightweight seal-less and multiple-diaphragm design that is hydraulically balanced and energy efficient, the hydra-cell pumps offered by pumps and liquid handling products... 


An image DHL Global Forwarding MEA CEO Amadou Diallo
Europe’s energy demand boosts Africa’s importance
22nd March 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Ongoing geopolitical tensions and conflicts – such as the war between Ukraine and Russia, and trade tensions between China and the US – are increasing the trend of European countries investing in... 


An image of the Mukuyu well site
Zimbabwean gas project spurs regional interest
22nd March 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Following the discovery of the Mukuyu gas field in the Cabora Bassa basin, in northern Zimbabwe, oil and gas explorer Invictus Energy is confident further discoveries will be made in the basin. The... 


LYDIA ZHANG
The strategic financial package is set to enable more South Africans to access affordable solar energy solutions
R600m financing facility to support S Africa’s renewables landscape
22nd March 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Financial services firm Standard Bank and China National Building Materials International (CNBM) have concluded a R600-million sustainable finance solution. The strategic financial package,... 


MERVYN NAIDOO
The company's offerings underscore its commitment to excellence and reliability
Company leverages offering, expertise to ‘redefine’ S Africa’s energy industry
22nd March 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

As South Africa’s energy sector continues to grapple with climate change and an increasing demand for electricity, electromechanical equipment manufacturer ACTOM is making significant strides in... 


An image of Bruce Dickinson
Sustainable energy transition on track for mining industry
22nd March 2024

The energy transition and the global move towards net zero by 2050 require coordinated action by mining companies, governments, unions and communities to ensure just transitions for coal mines and... 


An image of BDO South Africa audit partner and renewable energy expert Nato Oosthuizen
Businesses could enable environment-friendly future – consultants
22nd March 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Global professional services firm BDO South Africa asserts that the imperative for businesses to expedite their environmental commitments remains crucial to promoting sustainable growth. The firm... 



A portrait photo of Schneider Electric mining, minerals and metals industries president Rob Moffitt
Operational efficiencies highlighted at Indaba
22nd March 2024

The message from global energy management and automation supplier Schneider Electric at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba – held in Cape Town, South Africa in early February – stressed... 


A generic split image of a drought-affected tree and grass contrasted with lush grass and a leafy tree
Technological solutions key to creating climate-resilient future
22nd March 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Leading subsurface software technology company Seequent highlights that technology solutions will assist in mitigating the global threat of climate change. Seequent, The Bentley Subsurface Company,... 


An image of Fluor process director Michiel Baerends
Alternative fuel production to increase during energy transition
22nd March 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

One of the foreseeable local and global energy transition trends in 2024, and beyond, is that of increased production of transport fuels made of vegetable oils and animal fats in the short term,... 


An image of the Rompco pipeline facilities
Gas industry undergoes shift amid depleting supply
22nd March 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

The South African gas industry is experiencing pressure as gas supply from energy company Sasol’s Pande and Temane gas fields, in Mozambique, is expected to decline from 2026, while liquified... 


The above image depicts the EVO series which integrates the key benefits of the ARO air operated pumps with important features from other pump technologies
New pumps range improves fluid handling productivity
22nd March 2024

Engineering products and services provider BMG has extended its range of Ingersoll Rand ARO fluid handling products to include the new EVO series diaphragm pumps, which are designed to enhance... 


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Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage: A scientific intervention seeking to mitigate CO2 emissions while enabling the just transition
22nd March 2024

The economic impact of coal across South African communities cannot be underestimated, particularly when such an impact is investigated once coal has been fully discontinued. Close to a quarter of... 


An image of GE Vernova’s Sub-Saharan Africa gas power service MD Kenneth Oyakhire.
Mixed generation necessary for ‘seamless’ energy transition
22nd March 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

The energy transition – in South Africa, Africa, and globally – entails an appropriate mix of energy generation sources, including gas, hydrogen power and renewables, in order to achieve the goals... 


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Unprecedented crime levels threaten mining’s sustainability
22nd March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Amid South Africa’s ticking of all the boxes for a fertile environment for organised crime – economic inequality, rampant crime, widespread government corruption and poorly performing State organs... 


BW8 last under IRP 2019, nuclear ambitions not a pipe dream – Mantashe
22nd March 2024 By: Irma Venter

Bid Window 8 of government’s Renewable Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme will be the last bid window under the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) 2019, says Mineral Resources and Energy... 


‘It’s not all doom and gloom in our space’ – WBHO boss
22nd March 2024 By: Irma Venter

With a total pipeline of work of R240-billion, up from R211-billion in June, Wilson Bayly Holmes-Ovcon’s (WBHO’s) short- to medium-term future “should be okay”, says CEO Wolfgang Neff. “It’s not... 


Photo of Terence Creamer
In play
22nd March 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Confirmation that the curtailment framework outlined by Eskom in January is available to wind independent power producers (IPPs) preparing project submissions under Bid Window Seven (BW7) of the... 


Image of sun shining on solar panels
Rhovan solar photovoltaic facility, South Africa
22nd March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Glencore is building a 25 MW solar photovoltaic plant in North West. 


The Pebble project in Alaska
Alaska's governor calls on Biden to update mine permit process
21st March 2024 By: Reuters

Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy called on President Joe Biden on Wednesday to update and streamline the US mine permitting process in order to boost domestic production of critical minerals and... 


Neodymium in a bag
US backs Australian, Brazil rare earths projects for up to $850m
21st March 2024 By: Reuters

The US has backed two Australian-listed rare earths projects with up to $850-million of funding as Western nations build a supply chain for the strongly magnetic metals used in sectors from... 


UAE conglomerate seeks to gatecrash China's JCHX Zambian copper deal
21st March 2024 By: Reuters

A unit of International Holding Company IHC.AD, Abu Dhabi's most valuable company, is interested in acquiring Zambia's Lubambe Copper Mine, an asset that China's JHCX Mining has already agreed to... 


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