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Idaho Cobalt Operations, US – update
23rd June 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Jervois Global will accelerate exploration at the Idaho Cobalt Operations, and a bankable feasibility study for a cobalt refinery in the US as funding from the US government gets under way. 


Talga gets environmental approval for Vittangi
22nd June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Battery materials company Talga has received the environmental permit for its Vittangi battery anode plant in Sweden. The environmental permit approval follows the granting of the building permits... 


Avalon acquires Thunder Bay site for lithium plant
20th June 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

As part of its strategic transformation to become a vertically integrated lithium producer, mineral development company Avalon Advanced Materials has announced the purchase of an industrial site in... 


Talga secures debt facility for Vittangi
20th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved a €150-million senior debt facility that will underpin battery materials company Talga Group’s Vittangi anode project, in Sweden. Talga on Tuesday... 


Centaurus secures full nickel rights at Jaguar
19th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Base metals developer Centaurus Metals has reached an agreement with Vale Base Metals to acquire all of the offtake rights for the nickel products from its Jaguar project, in Brazil, in exchange... 


US funding kicks in for Jervois
US funding kicks in for Jervois
16th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX- and TSX-V-listed Jervois Global will accelerate exploration at its Idaho Cobalt Operations (ICO) and a bankable feasibility study (BFS) for a cobalt refinery in the US, as funding from the US... 


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Taking oil out of bitumen
16th June 2023

Instant Bio-Bitumen, a carbon-negative alternative to conventional bitumen derived from the refining of crude oil for use as the binder in asphalt products, is currently being tested by asphalt... 


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Extreme weather erodes road networks
16th June 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Extreme weather associated with climate change has resulted in many roads becoming impassable, sustaining serious damage or being completely destroyed. The South African roads industry has sought... 


Growth in global oil demand set to slow significantly by 2028, report shows
14th June 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Growth in the world’s demand for oil is set to slow in the coming years, with the high prices and security of supply concerns highlighted by the global energy crisis hastening the shift towards... 


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LBMA points out green shoots, prospects in South African gold beneficiation
9th June 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Despite the electricity supply constraints and economic and political uncertainty in South Africa, there are growing opportunities to further enhance the country’s gold beneficiation, says the... 


Akobo starts building processing plant at Segele, progresses refinery talks
8th June 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Gold miner Akobo Minerals has progressed with the development of its Segele project, in Ethiopia, during the first quarter of the year. Notably, the company has completed fabrication and shipping... 


Rand Refinery accelerates education support with the handover of new facilities to 4 schools in East Rand in one day
8th June 2023

Rand Refinery, one of the world's leading gold and silver refiners and an operator of one of the continent’s largest low-grade gold recovery smelters, is investing further in the community... 


AVEVA reiterates importance of sustainability as the energy transition plays out
6th June 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

As the world transitions to cleaner energy systems and industries start to decarbonise, it is vital to keep sustainability top of mind. Software giant AVEVA is seeing many opportunities to aid... 


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Bellevue gold project, Australia – update
2nd June 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Bellevue Gold will partner with independent power producer Zenith Energy to establish a hybrid power station at its namesake gold mine.  


WA pCAM project misses out on A$119m gov funding
26th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Poseidon Nickel on Friday reported that negotiations between its partner Pure Battery Technologies (PBT) and the Department of Industry, Science and Resources over a conditional... 


Lifezone Metals CEO Chris Showater
BHP-backed Tanzania nickel miner in talks for offtake contracts
25th May 2023 By: Reuters

BHP Group-backed Lifezone Metals, which is developing a nickel mine in Tanzania, is negotiating supply deals with several electric vehicle manufacturers and battery makers as the race for energy... 


Power source secured for Bellevue
25th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Gold miner Bellevue Gold will partner with independent power producer Zenith Energy to establish a hybrid power station at its namesake gold mine in Western Australia. The miner has inked a power... 


The Dangote oil refinery in Nigeria
Seven years late, Nigeria’s mega oil refinery opens with a whimper
22nd May 2023 By: Bloomberg

The long-awaited opening — seven years late — of a giant new oil refinery in Nigeria is looking a lot like a ribbon-cutting exercise. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, who leaves office later... 


Rare shipment of US oil heads to South Africa for Glencore refinery
22nd May 2023 By: Reuters

A shipment of US oil is headed to South Africa for the first time in two years and destined for a Glencore-owned refinery in Cape Town that has restarted operations after an explosion shuttered it... 


Lithium hydroxide ore from the Keliber project
Keliber lithium hydroxide project, Finland – update
19th May 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Sibanye-Stillwater has celebrated the ceremonial launch of its Keliber lithium project. 


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Lekki oil refinery, Nigeria – update
19th May 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Dangote is preparing for a ceremonial opening this month at its Lekki refinery. 


Platinum and palladium bar produced by Heraeus Precious Metals.
South Africa-linked Heraeus boosting global platinum group metals recycling capacity
18th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metal (PGM) products and services company Heraeus Precious Metals is investing €35-million in the expansion of its PGM recycling capacities at Hanau in Germany, with the buildout... 


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Astron Energy to leverage Development Fund to assist SMMEs in key sectors supply chain
18th May 2023

As economic recovery continues to ramp up post the Covid-19 pandemic, there is a huge push to drive the South African economy back to pre-pandemic productivity levels. Astron Energy forms a... 


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A$50m in grants awarded to critical mineral projects
18th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The federal government has approved nearly A$50-million in a second round of grants to accelerate the development of 13 critical minerals projects, which Resources Minister Madeleine King said... 


More Engen Computer School graduates enter the workplace 
15th May 2023

The Engen Computer School has capped another 72 graduates from South Durban whose basic computer skills qualification boosts their chances of finding employment.  A graduation ceremony took place... 


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Cummins Range rare earths project, Australia – update
12th May 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

RareX has announced a A$4-million share placement to accelerate resource definition and development studies at its Cummins Range project. 


SFA (Oxford) CEO Henk de Hoop.
Will it be 100% battery electric vehicles by 2035, SFA (Oxford) event asks
11th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Will it be 100% battery electric vehicle (BEV) dominance by 2035? That was the question posed in the title of the SFA (Oxford)'s Battery Metals Lectures on May 11, when slides projected a 45% BEV... 


Sibanye cements lithium expansion with Keliber foundation stone laying
11th May 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Diversified mining company Sibanye-Stillwater on Thursday celebrated the ceremonial launch of its Keliber lithium project, in Finland, with a foundation stone laying ceremony taking place at the... 


Sibanye-Stillwater's first-quarter results.
Sibanye pursuing rapid self-generation to improve energy supply
9th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals, green metals and gold producer Sibanye-Stillwater is pursuing self-generation projects that will improve the security of its energy supply in South Africa, the company said... 


Strike readies to start gas acceleration strategy
9th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Strike Energy on Tuesday is poised to start a 2D seismic campaign at its Eneabba Deep operation, after receiving all the necessary regulatory approvals for the 128-km campaign, giving... 


RareX raises exploration funds
5th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Junior RareX has announced a A$4-million share placement to accelerate resource definition and development studies at its Cummins Range phosphate rare earths project, in Western Australia. The... 


Caledonia begins direct sale of gold produced from Zimbabwe
4th May 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Gold miner Caledonia Mining started the direct sale of gold produced from its Blanket mine, in Zimbabwe, to a refiner outside of the country. Since listing on the Victoria Falls Stock Exchange and... 


Global energy company highlights importance of sustainable aviation fuels
3rd May 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Air bp, the aviation fuels division of global major energy giant bp, has highlighted the importance of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) in the decarbonisation of aviation (although it would not be... 


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Net Zero offers A$40bn in opportunities to Aus - report
1st May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

A new report has revealed that the shift to Net Zero emissions could generate as much as A$40-billion in national income for Australia and A$65-billion in economic activity by 2050. In its latest... 


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New tank cleaning and fuel restoration system for SA
28th April 2023

Modern ultra-low sulphur diesel fuels with additives have been successfully created for cleaner burning diesel engines but may also lead to the accumulation of dirt and sludge in bulk storage... 


Image shows the Kwinana lithium hydroxide refinery
IGO posts record financials
28th April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Critical minerals company IGO has posted record financial results for the quarter ended March, with net profits after tax increasing 22% quarter-on-quarter. The ASX-listed company on Friday... 


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Local gas projects support gas economy
28th April 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

South Africa’s significant natural gas reserves and extensive gas infrastructure exemplify the country’s potential to develop a natural gas industry, says research and strategy firm Birguid senior... 


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Strathcona refinery renewable diesel complex, Canada
28th April 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Imperial plans to build the biggest renewable diesel manufacturing facility in Canada. 


Image of lithium ore
Keliber lithium hydroxide project, Finland – update
28th April 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Sibanye-Stillwater has reported that the Finnish Minerals Group, which manages the Finnish State mining industry shareholdings, will increase its holding in the Keliber lithium project from 14% to... 


Finnish Minerals ups holding in Keliber project
25th April 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Finnish Minerals Group, which manages the Finnish State mining industry shareholdings, will increase its holding in the Keliber lithium project from 14% to 20%, by subscribing for €53.9-million... 


Zimbabwe’s digital-currency plan needs $100m of gold
25th April 2023 By: Bloomberg

Zimbabwe’s digital-currency plan needs $100m of gold Zimbabwe needs $100-million of gold to kick-start its proposed bullion-backed digital currency, as the southern African nation makes another... 


Jubilee expects to meet or exceed full-year PGMs, chrome guidance
24th April 2023 By: Darren Parker

Metals processing company Jubilee Metals is expected to meet and possibly exceed its full-year guidance for both platinum group metals (PGMs) and chrome following strong production results at its... 


Sasol CEO Fleetwood Grobler
Sasol mitigates headwinds to achieve a strong third quarter
21st April 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Energy and chemicals company Sasol’s business continues to be impacted by a volatile operating environment and continued operational challenges, but, despite this, it delivered a stronger... 


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