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25th February 2021 This week: London listing on way as mining company strives to become green gold producer; DRDGold flies sky high on numbers never seen before; and, Sibanye assessing on-site green hydrogen generation to power fuel cell mobility 

Sylvania ‘confident’ of reaching production target for the full year

By: Simone Liedtke     22nd February 2021 Rustenburg-based platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Sylvania Platinum’s Sylvania Dump Operations (SDO) delivered 36 335 oz of platinum, palladium, rhodium and gold (4E) PGMs as a result of a good production performance in the six months ended December 31, 2020. The good production, the Aim-listed... 

Unki mine achieves IRMA 75 rating in terms of responsible mining standard

By: Donna Slater     18th February 2021 Diversified miner Anglo American reports that its subsidiary Anglo American Platinum's (Amplats') Unki mine, in Zimbabwe, has achieved an Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance (IRMA) 75 rating. The Unki mine was the first in the world to publicly commit to be independently audited against... 

Climate change mitigation efforts contribute to hydrogen fuel cell market growth

By: Donna Slater     18th February 2021 There is a growing market for hydrogen-fuelled, proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells that rely on platinum catalysts in the transportation sector, especially zero-emissions powertrains in heavy-duty and fleet commercial vehicles, according to platinum investment stimulator the World Platinum... 

Sibanye assessing on-site green hydrogen generation to power fuel cell mobility  

By: Martin Creamer     18th February 2021 Platinum group metals (PGM) producer Sibanye-Stillwater is assessing the generation of green hydrogen on its mine sites to power PGM-catalysed hydrogen fuel cell mobility, it said on Thursday, when the Johannesburg- and New York-listed company foresaw good exposure for itself to the hydrogen... 

PGMs-linked hydrogen production on way with local electrolysers, 12J funding  

By: Martin Creamer     15th February 2021 South African company Hydrox Holdings of Randburg is developing an advanced alkaline electrolyser to supply what it describes as “huge hydrogen demand”. The zero gap system will be the first locally produced electrolyser for South Africa and Africa, Hydrox states in a media release to Mining Weekly. 

Tight supply and hydrogen hopes drive iridium up 160%

By: Reuters     12th February 2021 Iridium has become the latest precious metal to undergo a spectacular price rally, after supply shortages and expectations it will be used to produce hydrogen to power a greener economy lifted its value by 160% in two months. The difficulty of raising output means prices could rise further,... 

Implats scores an A for water disclosure

By: Schalk Burger     11th February 2021 Platinum-group metals (PGM) producer Impala Platinum (Implats) says it has received an A rating for its water disclosure submission to global voluntary disclosure nonprofit organisation CDP for the 2020 CDP Water Disclosure Project. The rating, which also marks the second consecutive year Implats... 

PGMs supply, demand to recover to pre-pandemic levels in 2021, says Johnson Matthey 

By: Donna Slater     10th February 2021 The platinum market remained in a deficit in 2020 despite an 18% fall in gross demand, estimates published in sustainable technologies company Johnson Matthey’s latest 'Platinum Group Metals Market' report show. Primary platinum supplies plunged by 20%, owing to processing outages and... 

WPIC says there is a ‘growing market’ for platinum in hydrogen adoption 

By: Simone Liedtke     10th February 2021 It is estimated that green hydrogen could supply up to 25% of the world’s energy needs and become a $10-trillion addressable market, says the World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC). This is underpinned by the recent emergence of strong green hydrogen-focused national hydrogen strategies,... 

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