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Battery-grade nickel demand to grow as world sets sights on low-carbon future

By: Simone Liedtke     3rd December 2021 The global green transition and electrification of transport has started a paradigm shift in the demand dynamics of metals, which are required for a low-carbon future, and are set to experience a significant boost in demand in the coming decade at least, says research agency Fitch Solutions.... 

The return of the Hindenburg

By: Terry Mackenzie-hoy     3rd December 2021 One of the most compelling sound recordings of all time was made by Herb Morrison in 1937. His eyewitness recording and commentary of the explosion and crash of the German passenger airship, the Hindenburg, makes amazing listening. On May 6, 1937, while preparing to land at the Lakehurst Naval... 

China's Weiming to invest in $400m Indonesia nickel matte project

By: Reuters     25th November 2021 China's Weiming Group, which makes equipment to treat solid waste, has signed a deal to invest in a $400-million project to produce nickel matte in Indonesia, becoming the latest Chinese firm to enter the Southeast Asia country's battery supply chain. Weiming said in a statement that the... 

Horizonte's Brazil nickel project fully funded

By: Mariaan Webb     24th November 2021 Dual-listed Horizonte Minerals on Tuesday announced a proposed equity and debt funding package of $633-million that would complete the funding required for the construction of the Araguaia nickel project, in Brazil. CEO Jeremy Martin commented that the funding was a significant milestone in the... 

Battery-grade nickel demand to grow as world sets sights on low-carbon future 

By: Simone Liedtke     19th November 2021 The global green transition and electrification of transport has started a paradigm shift in the demand dynamics of metals, which are required for a low-carbon future, and are set to experience a significant boost in demand in the coming decade at least, says research agency Fitch Solutions.... 

Kabanga says Tanzania mine may answer Elon Musk’s nickel plea

By: Bloomberg     19th November 2021 Kabanga Nickel is seeking to raise $1.3-billion for a massive mining project in Tanzania that the company says could help ease electric-vehicle manufacturers’ insatiable demand for nickel. “We are accelerating these kind of discussions as quickly as possible,” CEO Chris Showalter, a former... 

Cladding used in solar tress

19th November 2021 Aligned to Liberty Two Degrees (L2D) Good Spaces building block, which aims to minimise the impact on the natural environment while creating spaces that are agile, adaptable and aligned to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals as well as L2D's 2030 Net Zero carbon target, L2D’s... 

China withdraws funding from Limpopo 3 GW SEZ power project

By: Simone Liedtke     18th November 2021 The Chinese government has confirmed that the country will no longer be funding a new 3 GW coal-fired power plant in the planned Musina-Makhado Special Economic Zone (MM-SEZ) in South Africa’s Limpopo province. Chinese Premier Xi Jinping announced China’s end to funding of overseas coal projects... 

Breweries seeking increased flow rates

By: Darren Parker     12th November 2021 Numerous breweries globally are seeking to increase flow rates by upgrading their pumping systems as a way of increasing efficiency and, thereby, improve profit margins, says industrial pumps supplier Verder Pumps hygienic product manager Kenneth Demeulemeester. “Over the past 12 months,... 

US adds nickel, zinc to draft critical minerals list, drops potash

By: Mariaan Webb     11th November 2021 The US Geological Survey (USGS) has added nickel and zinc to its proposed list of 50 ‘critical minerals’ – defined as those essential to economic or national security and have a supply chain vulnerable to disruption – while four others, including potash, have fallen off the draft 2021 list. The... 

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