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New Coupling to meet LPG Tanker Standard

31st July 2020 As per a Bulletin issued by the Liquefied Petroleum Gas Safety Association of Southern Africa (LPGSASA) and further legislated by the Department of Employment and Labour, Cam-and-Groove type Couplings are no longer permitted for use in gas tanker applications and should be replaced with a... 

Canada Nickel creates subsidiary focused on zero-carbon metals

By: Donna Slater     28th July 2020 TSX-listed nickel/cobalt sulphide project company Canada Nickel Company has created a wholly-owned subsidiary, NetZero Metals, to begin the research and development of a processing facility aimed at using existing technologies to produce zero-carbon nickel, cobalt and iron products. The facility... 

Your chassis is the most powerful structure in your car

By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd July 2020 Richard Green, national director of the South African Motor Body Repair Association (SAMBRA), says many motorists believe the engine is a vehicle’s toughest attribute when, in fact, the chassis is where the true strength lies – in collisions especially. The chassis is best described as the... 

CNG conversion now available from DAF Trucks

By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd July 2020 Babcock – the sole distributor of DAF Trucks in southern Africa – is tackling carbon emissions and exploring more efficient fuel alternatives by bringing dual fuel CNG-powered DAF Trucks to the southern African market, and maintaining the trucks’ full warranty, even when using dual fuel... 

PGMs to play a greater role in lithium-ion battery development, says PTM

By: Simone Liedtke     17th July 2020 Platinum group metals company Platinum Group Metals (PTM) believes platinum-group metals (PGMs) will start to play a greater role in the development of more efficient lithium-ion batteries. PTM recently partnered with Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) to launch a new venture, Lion Battery... 

South African govt initiates process of developing societal hydrogen roadmap  

By: Martin Creamer     7th July 2020 South Africa’s Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) has initiated a process, with other government and industry stakeholders, to develop a roadmap that will lead South Africa towards a hydrogen society, Mining Weekly can today report. The aim is to create a policy document that will inform... 

Host of new tech sees Merc trucks save up to 5% on fuel 

By: Irma Venter     3rd July 2020 The new Actros heavy-duty truck launched in South Africa comes with a host of “next-level innovations”, says Daimler Trucks & Buses Southern Africa (DTBSA) CEO Michael Dietz. These include the absence of outside mirrors in favour of in-cab screens (mounted on the A-pillars) that are linked to... 

Automation technology solution can help smaller mines

By: Cameron Mackay     3rd July 2020 Earthmoving technology supplier Caterpillar’s new cloud-based technology platform, MineStar Edge, can be used to manage production cost effectively, particularly on small surface mines. “Many smaller mines rely on people, often haul truck operators, to manually record production information on... 

Renergen and Total SA ink LNG distribution agreement 

By: Simone Liedtke     3rd July 2020 Emerging domestic natural gas and helium producer Renergen and Total South Africa have signed an agreement for the joint marketing and distribution of liquefied natural gas (LNG) through Total’s service stations. The first route targeted under the agreement will be the N3 between Johannesburg and... 

Pandemic may be important catalyst for hydrogen economy’s take-off 

By: Martin Creamer     3rd July 2020 Despite being a global pandemic with hugely negative health consequences, Covid-19  is an important catalyst for the take-off of the hydrogen economy, in which platinum plays a fundamental role. “There’s an opportunity now to capitalise on a new wave on interest in hydrogen,” says AP Ventures LLP... 

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