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Rubber lining protects equipment against wear, but choose carefully

17th January 2022 Mines are well aware of the significant cost savings that can be achieved by using rubber to increase the wear life of equipment, however selecting the right product for the application is vital. Perhaps the first issue to clarify is that there is no single lab test to provide a definitive... 

VW looks to new types of fuel to cut emission levels in Europe

By: Irma Venter     13th January 2022 Volkswagen plans to reduce the carbon footprint of its fleet in Europe by 40% by 2030 by, for example, increasingly focusing on the development and sales of fully and partially electric vehicles. As a further alternative, however, the German car maker is now also approving models with the... 

Fortescue takes a gander at Gabon

By: Esmarie Iannucci     15th December 2021 Iron-ore major Fortescue Metals is evaluating the Belinga iron-ore project, in Gabon. The company on Wednesday announced that it had entered into an agreement with the government of the Republic of Gabon for a 36-month exclusivity period, over an area totalling approximately 5 500 km2 to study... 

Construction starts on renewable energy project for Rio Tinto's Madagascar mine 

By: Chanel de Bruyn     10th December 2021 The government of Madagascar and Rio Tinto QIT Madagascar Minerals (QMM) on December 10 celebrated the start of construction of a solar and wind energy project that will supply the ilmenite mine operations in Fort Dauphin, in southern Madagascar. The renewable energy project is vital to the... 

Cherry Point refinery efficiency projects, US

By: Sheila Barradas     10th December 2021 The project aims to improve the Cherry Point refinery’s efficiency, reducing its carbon dioxide emissions and increasing its renewable diesel production capability through three projects. 

Company provides new filtration solutions

26th November 2021 With the growing trend for diesel-fuelled equipment, industrial equipment supplier BMG has recognised a demand for the supply of cleaner, non-contaminated diesel and lubricant oils, says BMG fluid technology division low pressure business unit manager Willie Lamprecht. 

Russia to review coal plans, mull carbon tax after Glasgow

By: Bloomberg     17th November 2021 Russia will look to cut its ambitious goals for boosting coal production in the coming decade and consider imposing a carbon tax or other regulation in the wake of the deals reached by major powers at the COP26 summit in Glasgow. If approved, the moves could amount to a major shift in climate... 

Guinea junta names AngloGold Ashanti executive as mines minister

By: Reuters     5th November 2021 Guinea's junta has appointed Moussa Magassouba, the director general of AngloGold Ashanti subsidiary in the country as mines and geology minister following the September coup, a statement said on Friday. Magassouba will be tasked with managing the West African nation's main industry. The country... 

Airbus announces launch of French-led green aviation fuel test programme

By: Rebecca Campbell     2nd November 2021 A research campaign to test the suitably of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) as the energy source for single-aisle airliners has been launched at Toulouse in France. The campaign will involve both ground and flight tests and is being jointly conducted by aircraft groups Airbus and Dassault... 

Eni to exit South Africa offshore oil block amid tech challenges

By: Bloomberg     14th October 2021 Eni is pulling out of plans to explore for oil with Sasol in a large block off South Africa’s southeast coast due to concerns over the technical challenges of drilling in deep waters, according to two people familiar with the decision. The people asked not to be identified as the matter is private. 

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