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Coburn mineral sands mine expedited

By: Darren Parker     29th June 2022 The rapid construction of ASX-listed Strandline Resources’ Coburn mineral sands project in Western Australia has facilitated the start of openpit mine development two months ahead of schedule, the company said on Wednesday. After the successful early mobilisation of the mining contractor in... 

Pilbara pushes button on A$300m Pilgangoora expansion

By: Darren Parker     29th June 2022 ASX-listed lithium group Pilbara Minerals on Wednesday announced a near A$300-million expansion of its Pilgangoora operation, in Western Australia, bolstering output by 100 000 t/y from late 2023. The board has made the final investment decision (FID) to go ahead with the P680 project, which will... 

Opinion: Existing regulatory framework provides good backbone for development of South Africa’s green hydrogen sector

29th June 2022 In this article, Bowmans South Africa’s head of public law and regulatory, Claire Tucker, looks at regulation and incentives for the hydrogen economy. She concludes that, while incentives for developing the sector have not yet been finalised, the existing regulatory framework for these industrial... 

At Australia mine, Glencore balances reforestation drive, coal profit

By: Reuters     29th June 2022 At Glencore's aging Mt Owen opencut coal mines north of Sydney, a team of scientists and engineers is restoring woodlands to mined-out fields, aiming to burnish the company's environmental credentials with climate activists and shareholders who want it to back away from coal. But just hundreds... 

Three South African technologies pitch for Innovate UK funding

By: Schalk Burger     28th June 2022 During a briefing by energy technology innovation and funding network Innovate UK for technology innovators and entrepreneurs on June 27, three South African technology companies presented their innovations for potential funding from the UK organisation. The three companies also served as... 

Teck pilots carbon capture project at Trail

By: Creamer Media Reporter      28th June 2022 Diversified miner Teck Resources has announced a carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS) pilot project at its Trail Operations metallurgical complex in southern British Columbia. The CCUS pilot is expected to begin operation in the second half of 2023. 

Unlocking the opportunities for electric vehicle manufacturing in South Africa

28th June 2022 Electric vehicles are the future of transportation, with many countries already putting a time limit on the future of fossil fuel driven cars. In South Africa, this is both a challenge and an enormous opportunity. The import duties on these vehicles are prohibitively high, which means there isn’t... 

Renewables plans poised to slash Scope 2 emissions at Grootegeluk coal mine by up to 90%  

By: Martin Creamer     27th June 2022 Going forward, combined renewables plans already in place are poised to slash Scope 2 emissions at Exxaro Resources’s Grootegeluk coal mine in Limpopo by up to 90%. The renewable strategy being executed by coal miner Exxaro’s wholly owned green energy arm – Cennergi – is the key driver of the... 

Day Zero: Rain brings slight relief in Nelson Mandela Bay, but concerns remain over high water usage

By: News24Wire      27th June 2022 Recent rainfall has slightly lifted dam levels in the Nelson Mandela Bay metro, but the authorities are still concerned about water consumption levels in the area. Dam levels increased to just over 13% after it rained in the Eastern Cape last week. Parts of the metro received as much as 40mm of... 

Queensland announces A$15m funding to fast-track Gladstone hydrogen hub

By: Darren Parker     27th June 2022 Queensland has announced a A$15-million commitment to support the development of a publicly owned, large-scale hydrogen export facility in Gladstone. Queensland Deputy Premier Steven Miles, who recently returned from Japan where he was promoting investment opportunities in Queensland’s renewable... 

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