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Beware of fire safety when going off-grid with a container home
25th July 2022

Container homes are built from shipping containers used for freight in ships, trains, and trucks. They are quick to install, easy to transport, and cost-effective. This not only offers a novel... 


The European Commission approval of €5.4-billion took in backing from Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia and Spain.
Europe leads even though sun, wind, storage, green electron/molecule energy is tailor made for South Africa
22nd July 2022 By: Martin Creamer

This week the European Commission approved €5.4-billion of public support by 15 member states for a hydrogen technology value chain taking in hydrogen generation technology, fuel cells technology,... 


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It’s good for platinum that hydrogen’s been declared the ‘slam dunk’ of heavy haul
22nd July 2022 By: Martin Creamer

South Africans need to keep an ear out for the letter PEM – proton exchange membrane – when it comes to hydrogen. We want PEM electrolysers and we want PEM fuel cells because PEM technology... 


Shell workers face lockout at Prelude
21st July 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Australian Workers’ Union (AWU) has warned that plans by energy major Shell to enact a lock-out of striking workers at its Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility would endanger... 


Tantalex Lithium Resources chairperson Hadley Natus.
Canada’s Tantalex on way to becoming African lithium producer
19th July 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Canadian junior exploration company Tantalex Lithium Resources, which is developing tin, tantalum and lithium projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), is looking to raise capital... 


The Natref refinery
Sasol outage means all South African oil refineries are now shut
18th July 2022 By: Bloomberg

Sasol, South Africa’s largest fuel producer, declared force majeure on the supply of petroleum products due to delays in deliveries of crude to the Natref refinery it owns with TotalEnergies,... 


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On-The-Air (15/07/2022)
15th July 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Good news for South Africa is that platinum-based technology has been selected for a big new hydrogen project in Australia; Hydrogen-based steelmaking is on the way in Japan with the help of South... 


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Crux natural gasfield, Australia
15th July 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Crux will provide further supplies of natural gas for the existing Prelude floating liquefied natural gas facility. 


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Virginia gas project, South Africa – update
15th July 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Renergen has achieved the natural gas-to-plant milestone at its Virginia project on July 8. 


Former Anglo American CEO Mark Cutifani
Big name investors back new climate venture fund
14th July 2022 By: Bloomberg

Swiss investment firm Lombard Odier Group and a billionaire from the family behind Swiss pharmaceuticals giant Roche Holding are among a cast of big name investors in a new climate change venture... 


Renewables, green hydrogen, and platinum group metals are needed to decarbonise.
Hydrogen highlighted as ‘slam dunk’ of heavy haul
13th July 2022 By: Martin Creamer

What will be Australia’s biggest electrolyser – a platinum-using proton exchange membrane or PEM electrolyser – is on order to provide green hydrogen Down Under at a time when the planet’s lightest... 


Shell invests $38m in carbon credit projects in Brazil
11th July 2022 By: Reuters

Shell said on Monday it has invested 200-million reais ($38.07-million) into a Brazilian preservation-focused company. Carbon credit developer Carbonext runs preservation projects across more than... 


Sandfire adds to its board
8th July 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Copper miner Sandfire Resources has appointed Sally Martin and Rob Edwards as independent non-executive directors, effective immediately. The ASX-listed company on Friday said on Friday that the... 


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Petrol refinery closures affect testing company
8th July 2022 By: Mandisa Nyathi

The move from a hybrid petrol-producing country to a petrol-importing country is increasingly becoming a challenge for South Africa, as many companies have been shut down or bought out, says... 


Company confirms continuity of grades
8th July 2022

Canadian miner Filo Mining announced in May that the ongoing 2021/22 campaign for the miner’s 100%-owned Filo del Sol copper/gold/silver deposit – located in Chile’s Region III and the adjacent San... 


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Virginia gas project, South Africa – update
8th July 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Renergen announced a new gas blower, named Gandalf, at its Virginia gas project on June 30. 


Transnet, Sasol, Total, and the apartheid-era pricing deal. Why ConCourt agreed it should end
22nd June 2022 By: News24Wire

The Constitutional Court has ruled that Transnet was entitled to terminate a long-term pricing agreement, put in place in the apartheid era, and relating to the transportation of crude oil to Sasol... 


‘Jackpot’ oil discoveries may help Namibia double GDP by 2040
21st June 2022 By: Bloomberg

Namibia expects its biggest oil discoveries since independence to help double its economy by 2040, Jennifer Comalie, chairperson of National Petroleum Corp of Namibia, said in a Bloomberg TV... 


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Volvo CE starts testing of its first prototype hydrogen articulated hauler
14th June 2022 By: Irma Venter

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has started testing its first fuel-cell articulated hauler prototype, the Volvo HX04.  The company says the results of the project will provide insights into... 


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Virginia gas project, South Africa – update
10th June 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Renergen has signed a retainer letter with the US International Development Finance Corporation for a possible loan to finance the Phase 2 development of the project. 


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Elandsfontein phosphate project, South Africa – update
10th June 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Kropz received approval from the South African Reserve Bank on June 2 for a equity facility with African Rainbow Capital Fund. 


Concor at the forefront of "green" construction
8th June 2022

When it comes to care for the environment, there can be few contractors around with the track record of Concor, which has shown its commitment to ‘green’ construction on literally scores of... 


The main body of the Europa Clipper, after its arrival at JPL
Nasa takes delivery of the main body of its biggest yet planetary probe
8th June 2022 By: Rebecca Campbell

The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) has reported that the main body of its largest ever planetary space probe, the Europa Clipper, had been delivered to its Jet Propulsion... 


Just transition holds opportunities, but also risks for South Africa's liquid fuel value chain
8th June 2022 By: Schalk Burger

A just transition of the liquid fuels value chain to a low- and zero-carbon value chain presents opportunities for South Africa, but also holds risks in terms of timing and the impact of the... 


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Gas and coal both required to stymie energy crunch, says Australia's King
7th June 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Newly appointed Resources Minister Madeleine King is looking at Australian gas producers to increase supply to domestic markets, but has also noted that coal-fired power stations would be essential... 


Opinion: Environmental law in South Africa – a complex and evolving set of requirements
6th June 2022

In this article, Inlexso Legal Solutions environmental law adviser Morne Viljoen warns companies to not underestimate the complexity of environmental law and to plan for compliance early on in a... 


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Virginia gas project, South Africa – update
3rd June 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

The commissioning of the Phase 1 plant at the Virginia gas project is progressing smoothly. 


Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe
Shell, Mantashe's lawyers defend environmental plan for seismic blasting
1st June 2022 By: News24Wire

Both Shell and Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe's lawyers assert that an environmental management plan for the proposed seismic survey off the Wild Coast qualified as... 


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Shell approves $2.5bn Crux project
30th May 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Energy major Shell and its joint venture (JV) partner SGH Energy have taken a final investment decision to approve the development of the Crux natural gas field, off the coast of Western... 


Shell court case prompts climate protest in Cape Town
30th May 2022 By: Bloomberg

Protesters rallied in Cape Town on Saturday ahead of a court ruling on oil and gas exploration by Shell Plc. Community groups in December won a temporary halt to the company’s seismic survey off... 


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West Kenya gold project, Kenya – update
27th May 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Shanta Gold has reportred that the last phase of drilling at the West Kenya project has continued to deliver “outstanding” results. 


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Platinum-boosted South African hydrogen electrolyser leaps ahead
25th May 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The proof-of-concept of the platinum group metals-boosted advanced alkaline electrolyser – the AAE ­– has been successfully completed by Hydrox Holdings of Randburg in a pioneering achievement that... 


Erica Terblanche
RUN for the Love of Life – Erica Terblanche
20th May 2022

“Looking back on my life since childhood, I can’t imagine that I would have been shaped and chiselled the way I have, had it not also been for the bad things that happened along the way. In a way,... 


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Elandsfontein phosphate project, South Africa – update
20th May 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Kropz has entered into a new conditional convertible equity facility of up to R177-million to progress the project to first revenues from bulk concentrate sales. 


Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister Barbara Creecy
SA Weather Service allocated R100m to ensure 'state of the art' forecasts
19th May 2022 By: News24Wire

The South African Weather Service will be allocated R100-million over three years to upgrade its infrastructure with modern radar technology used in detecting severe storms, says Minister of... 


South Africa must cut red tape to close energy gap, ANC suggests
13th May 2022 By: Bloomberg

South Africa must accelerate plans to generate more electricity itself, buy more energy from private producers and make it easier for power-hungry mining companies to build their own plants,... 


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Mero floating production storage and offloading project – Libra block, Brazil – update
13th May 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

The first phase of the Mero field has started production. 


NOVO Energy’s compressed natural gas production facility in the Highveld Industrial Park. The operations will be expanded to include a liquid natural gas (LNG) Hub in the near future
A new energy reality – natural gas’s critical role in SA’s transitioning
12th May 2022

By: Andri Hugo, CEO & Founder of Novo Energy                                                                                                                        The news coming out of the... 


Image shows a mining dump truck and worker
Eight submissions to progress in global innovation challenge
12th May 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Mining majors BHP, Rio Tinto and Vale have selected eight technology innovators’ submissions to progress beyond the Charge On Innovation Challenge. The global challenge is aimed at accelerating... 


Kicking the China habit: South Korea hunts tungsten treasure
9th May 2022 By: Reuters

 Blue tungsten winking from the walls of abandoned mine shafts, in a town that's seen better days, could be a catalyst for South Korea's bid to break China's dominance of critical minerals and... 


Image of LNG tanks at the Virginia gas project
Virginia gas project, South Africa – update
6th May 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Renergen has said that it is making “strong” progress in terms of the commissioning of Phase 1 of the Virginia gas project. 


Mammoet completes pioneering electric-powered heavy transport and lift
28th April 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Heavy lifting and transport company Mammoet says it has achieved a major milestone in the development of sustainable heavy lifting and transport – undertaking the replacement of a production vessel... 


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Europe’s energy rush spurs Sasol to quicken green hydrogen plan
26th April 2022 By: Bloomberg

Europe’s scramble to find new sources of energy to reduce its reliance on Russia has given Sasol, South Africa’s biggest fuel producer, a new purpose to accelerate its green hydrogen plans. Sasol... 


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