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Tille et Venelle Wind Farm, France

By: Sheila Barradas     14th June 2019 The Renewables Infrastructure Group is building a 40 MW wind farm in France. 

Pioneering 1 MW wave-energy pilot project being built in Hermanus 

By: Terence Creamer     13th June 2019 A South African wave-energy start-up is building a pioneering 1 MW pilot project, based on its patented homegrown design, which will supply clean electricity to a large-scale Hermanus abalone farm, in the Western Cape. Mean Sea Level (MSL) is developing the first-of-its-kind project with equity... 

Galileo mulls rare earths production amid possible Chinese export ban

By: Marleny Arnoldi     12th June 2019 Amid a looming global rare earth supply shortage, Aim-listed Galileo Resources is considering the options for its 34%-owned Glenover rare earth/phosphate project, in Limpopo, South Africa. The company stated in a release issued on Wednesday that, should China stop exports of rare earth minerals... 

Regular boiler maintenance key in stable power

7th June 2019 Multinational conglomerate GE is aware of the pressures faced by power producers, especially utilities, to improve efficiency and productivity within their steam plants. For South Africa, regular maintenance to major upgrades and retrofits of utility power plants and in particular the boilers, is... 

China rare earth prices soar on their potential role in trade war

By: Reuters     6th June 2019 Chinese rare earth prices are set to climb further beyond multi-year highs hit following a flurry of state media reports that Beijing could weaponise its supply-dominance of the prized minerals in its trade war with Washington. Rare earths, a group of 17 elements that appear in low... 

World Environment Day 2019

3rd June 2019 South Africans urged to act responsibly in recycling used oil   

Russia owns lots of rare earth but mines little. That's changing 

By: Bloomberg     3rd June 2019 With rare earths in the cross hairs of the US-China trade war, there’s a sharp focus on who else can sell the critical minerals. Russia could become one supplier. The country accounts for less than 2% of global production, but owns the world’s fourth-biggest reserves, according to the US... 

Oil monitoring technology prolongs gearbox life

31st May 2019 Advanced monitoring technology company Atten2 presented its OilHealth and OilWear on-line optical sensors at the Wind O&M EU 2019 trade fair, held in February in Munich, Germany. Atten2 produces and markets the OilHealth and OilWear on-line optical sensors for the analysis of industrial fluids,... 

Taiba N’Diaye wind farm, Senegal

By: Sheila Barradas     31st May 2019 Senegal has started importing turbines for the wind farm. 

Cardinal Point Wind Farm, US

By: Sheila Barradas     31st May 2019 Capital Power is building a 150 MW wind farm in Illinois. 

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