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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... 

Trees are absorbing more carbon dioxide than previously believed

By: Rebecca Campbell     9th February 2021 Research by biologists at West Virginia University, in the US state of the same name, has established that trees around the globe are consuming greater amounts of carbon dioxide than previously believed. This means that forests are even more important as carbon dioxide ‘sinks’ and play a much... 

OMRON robot streamlines food deliveries in a pilot trial

By: Creamer Media Reporter      26th January 2021 An autonomous mobile robot has been seen moving around the corridors of the REDI shopping centre in Kalasatama, a neighbourhood in Helsinki. Operated by OMRON’s solution partner Dimalog, the robot was taking part in a month-long ‘Home-on Demand’ automated courier service trial. This is testing... 

After pandemic, oil firms even less willing to cover $3.9bn cost of South Africa's clean fuel plan 

By: Reuters     22nd January 2021 After being hit by the pandemic, oil companies in South Africa are unlikely to upgrade refineries to cut sulphur emissions unless the government allows them to pass the costs on to consumers or offers other support, the South African Petroleum Industry Association (Sapia) says. New rules... 

On-The-Air (22/01/2021) 

By: Martin Creamer     22nd January 2021 China’s ban on Australian coal has become South Africa’s gain. We’re now exporting coal to China; Massive demand also building up globally for South Africa’s wonderful platinum group metals. The construction of a major new green-platinum mine has begun in the North West province, which is of... 

Baker McKenzie, Implats recognise hydrogen's potential

By: Marleny Arnoldi     19th January 2021 Law firm Baker McKenzie has advised JSE-listed Impala Platinum Holdings (Implats) on its investment into the AP Ventures Fund II, which focuses on companies developing sustainable hydrogen energy technologies. Implats had taken a significant “Limited Partner” stake and advisory board seat in... 

Jubilee reports record earnings of £28m

By: Marleny Arnoldi     14th January 2021 Aim- and AltX-listed Jubilee Metals’ operational earnings for the second half of last year increased by a record 123% to £28.4-million, compared with the first half of the year. In rand terms, it was a 126% increase to R603-million between the two six-month periods.  

First Cobalt inks cobalt hydroxide feed arrangements for refinery 

By: Donna Slater     12th January 2021 TSX-listed cobalt refiner and miner First Cobalt has entered into long-term cobalt hydroxide feed arrangements with diversified miner Glencore and IXM SA − a fully owned subsidiary of China Molybdenum Company (CMOC) − to provide 4 500 t/y of contained cobalt to the First Cobalt Refinery from... 

Zimbabwe central bank to form new gold refining unit, sell shares to miners

By: Reuters     17th December 2020 Zimbabwe's central bank will unbundle its gold refining and printing unit into two separate companies and sell a majority stake in the new gold refinery business to miners, governor John Mangudya said on Wednesday. Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe's Fidelity Printers and Refiners (FPR) is the sole buyer,... 

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