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UP scientists lead study of natural hydrogen find in Mpumalanga
4th December 2023 By: Darren Parker

Scientists at the University of Pretoria (UP) are leading a study of natural hydrogen gas discovered beneath the Earth’s surface in Mpumalanga.   The gas could be a source of renewable energy that... 

E-House fitted with monitoring control panels specially for a renewable energy application
Modular substations and dry-type transformers pave the way for renewable energy growth in Africa
4th December 2023

The growing renewable energy generation sector in Africa is realising the value of modular substations in solar and wind projects, as well as the suitability of dry-type transformers in these... 

Why Spray nozzles are essential for cooling processes
Why Spray nozzles are essential for cooling processes
4th December 2023

Spray nozzles are used to cool numerous industrial processes from stamping presses to freshly forged steel and from gas turbine inlets to power plant exhaust streams. But what is it about nozzles... 

Queensland Resources Minister Scott Stewart
Queensland’s Stewart heads to US for critical minerals mission
1st December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Resources Minister Scott Stewart will head to the US next week to secure partnerships with government and industry representatives to grow Queensland’s critical minerals industry. The foundations... 

Sierra Leone to get its first wind farm next year
30th November 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

UK-based renewable energy group Octopus Energy has announced that it has entered a partnership to develop the first ever wind farm in the West African country of Sierra Leone. Its partner in the... 

How the Umoyilanga hybrid renewables-battery project is designed to work
75 MW Umoyilanga hybrid project reaches financial close under much-delayed risk-mitigation round
30th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The Umoyilanga hybrid renewables-battery project, which will supply 75 MW of dispatchable electricity daily from 05:00 to 21:30 when built, has officially achieved commercial and financial close... 

Copper hits 10-week high as mine closure points to supply risk
29th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

Copper touched a 10-week high after the closure of a major mine in Panama highlighted future supply challenges for the red metal as the energy transition accelerates. Panama’s government said it... 

Graphics confirm 2023 as loadshedding’s annus horribilis
Graphics confirm 2023 as loadshedding’s annus horribilis
27th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

South Africans are already painfully aware that 2023 has been a devastating year for power disruptions, with the latest bout of Stage 6 loadshedding having provided yet another traumatic reminder... 

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Velinga Wind Farm, Sweden
24th November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Vattenfall decided in October 2023 to start building an onshore wind farm at Velinga.  

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South Fork Wind Farm, US – update
24th November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The first offshore wind turbine for South Fork Wind has been successfully installed. 

Meliadine extension project should not be allowed – Nunavut board
Meliadine extension project should not be allowed – Nunavut board
23rd November 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

The extension project for the Meliadine mine, owned by Agnico Eagle, should not proceed, owing to the uncertainty of the potential for negative, lasting effects on caribou, the Nunavut Impact... 

WPIC research director Edward Sterck.
Industrial demand for platinum rises to record high
21st November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

During 2023, platinum has benefited from stellar industrial demand reaching a record level, with 2024 heading for the third-highest industrial demand spot. Today's publication of the platinum... 

Fractured trade, inflation and prospects for climate action
17th November 2023 By: Saliem Fakir

The world is in a very different place to where it was when the World Trade Organisation (WTO) came into being in 1995: geopolitics and geoeconomic fragmentation are on the rise, and we are seeing... 

Interim Gold Fields CEO Martin Preece.
Between 50 MW and 80 MW of wind power on way at South Deep – Gold Fields
16th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The South Deep gold mine west of Johannesburg, which is already benefitting from 50 MW of solar power commissioned last year, is poised to be boosted by another 50 MW to 80 MW of wind power going... 

Mkango to build 25 MW of solar at Songwe Hill
13th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

Rare earth element (REE) mining company Mkango aims to build three solar photovoltaic plants with a combined capacity of 25 MW at its Songwe Hill project, in Malawi, to provide sustainable... 

China tightens grip on copper, key to world’s energy transition
China tightens grip on copper, key to world’s energy transition
13th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

China is in the midst of a breakneck expansion of its copper industry that’s reshaping global flows of the essential metal for the world’s energy transition. The Asian nation’s grip on the supply... 

Processing plant at AngloGold's Geita operation in Tanzania.
AngloGold advancing decarbonisation in Tanzania, has begun renewables project in Australia
10th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Gold mining company AngloGold Ashanti is advancing decarbonisation projects at the Geita mine in Tanzania, has commenced renewable energy project works at the Tropicana mine in Australia, and a big... 

 The above image depicts a reverse osmosis water treatment plant for boiler water pore treatment
Thermal solutions increase efficiency
10th November 2023 By: Lynne Davies

An integrated site energy management plan is strongly advised amid South Africa’s power constraints, as it demonstrates opportunities – such as integrating electrical and thermal systems – to... 

A handful of Western critical mineral explorers plan to command premium prices for key metals used in EVs.
Western miners seek premium pricing for rare earth metals to break China grip
9th November 2023 By: Reuters

A handful of Canadian, German and Australian critical mineral explorers plan to command premium prices for key metals used in electric vehicles, promising quality and consistency in exchange for... 

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Astron Energy introduces new solution for varnish
9th November 2023

At Astron Energy, we don’t accept the status quo, particularly when challenges are industry-wide and costly. We sat down with Astron Energy Technical Specialist Faiz Regal to find out which big... 

Liontown awards gas supply contract for Kathleen Valley
8th November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Lithium development company Liontown Resources has awarded a contract for supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Mid-West LNG, part of Clean Energy Fuels Australia (CEFA). The LNG supply... 

TechMet chairperson and CEO Brian Menell
South Africa’s Phalaborwa rare earths project hailed as enviro friendly and low cost
8th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

An extensive due diligence process has confirmed the potential of South Africa’s Phalaborwa project as one of the lowest cost producers of separated rare earth oxides in development, London Stock... 

Namibia starts construction of Africa's first decarbonised iron plant
7th November 2023 By: Reuters

Namibia began construction on Monday of Africa's first decarbonised iron plant, to be powered exclusively by green hydrogen, the country's investment promotion body said. Steelmaking is one of the... 

China promotes development of strategic rare earths sector
3rd November 2023 By: Reuters

China, the world's largest supplier of rare earths, said it would coordinate the exploration, development, utilization and standardized management in the industry, the state broadcaster said on... 

BHP Nickel West wind farm powering ahead
3rd November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Stage one of the Flat Rocks Wind Farm in Western Australia has hit a project milestone with more than half of the 18 wind turbines now in place. The wind farm is part of a power purchase... 

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Thor Wind Farm, Denmark – update
3rd November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

RWE has started a geophysical survey off the Danish west coast. 

The Kamoa-Kakula copper complex
Kamoa-Kakula shown to produce least carbon intensive copper globally
2nd November 2023 By: Darren Parker

An updated current and future greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions assessment of the Kamoa-Kakula copper complex, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), conducted by independent consultants Skarn... 

Acting Eskom CEO Calib Cassim
Eskom warns of another R23bn loss as loadshedding underpins R24bn collapse
31st October 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Eskom has warned that it is likely to report another R23-billion-plus loss for its current financial year to the end of March 2024, having belatedly confirmed a loss of R24-billion (R12-billion)... 

Floating tankers line up off South Africa to ensure diesel power
27th October 2023 By: Bloomberg

South Africa is using ships to store diesel as part of an effort to ensure supply to run generators and reduce electricity outages that have crimped the economy. Diesel-fired turbines typically... 

wind turbines being offloaded from ship
Wind turbine consignment arrives at Saldanha Multi-Purpose Terminal
27th October 2023 By: Darren Parker

The Saldanha Multi-Purpose Terminal (MPT), managed by Transnet Port Terminals, is playing a strategic role in discharging imported wind turbine components that will go towards building 32 wind... 

An image of works installing solar panel at the South Deep Khanyisa Solar Plant
Miner focuses on improving energy capacity, sustainability
27th October 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Gold producer Gold Fields plans to increase its embedded electricity generation capacity through wind energy at its South Deep operation in Gauteng.  Further, the company is in talks with... 

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese visited Washington and met with President Joe Biden this week.
US, Australia consider tapping public finance vehicles for critical mineral projects
26th October 2023 By: Bloomberg

The US Export-Import Bank is being eyed as a venue for boosting investment in Australian critical minerals development to supply components needed in electric vehicles, wind turbines and other... 

Andrada Mining CEO Anthony Viljoen
Namibia's battery metal ambitions rest on infrastructure, miners say
25th October 2023 By: Reuters

Namibia's ambitions to become a manufacturing hub for battery metals key to the global transition to clean energy will require huge investments in infrastructure to support processing facilities,... 

Namibia orders police to stop Chinese firm's lithium exports
24th October 2023 By: Reuters

Namibia's government has ordered police to stop Xinfeng Investments from transporting lithium ore inside the country and from exporting it, accusing the Chinese miner of violating the country’s ban... 

Northern Graphite's processing plant in Quebec, Canada.
Miners race to realise graphite projects as China controls exports
23rd October 2023 By: Reuters

As China moved to control some exports of key battery mineral graphite on Friday, miners elsewhere face a race against time to bring new projects to fruition to secure supplies for the next... 

Proconics Contracted to Install the First IdentiFlight System in South Africa
Proconics Contracted to Install the First IdentiFlight System in South Africa
20th October 2023

Proconics' experience in the renewable energy sector positions the organisation to successfully install the first IdentiFlight system in South Africa. Proconics is pleased to announce that it has... 

The introduction of Vesconite Hilube’s lantern ring applications prolonged lifespan and reduced maintenance efforts
Better hydro efficiency through pump, turbine tech
20th October 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Early attempts to replace conventional metallic-type lantern rings with polymers, such as nylon, yielded discouraging results compared to metallic lantern rings in the water engineering industry,... 

A solar PV panel being installed
Africa not a major player in solar energy – yet
17th October 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

All the critical minerals necessary for all renewable and battery energy technologies are found in Africa, highlighted consultancy and data company Rystad Energy senior partner and head of analysis... 

Nato Oosthuizen
Why aren’t we harnessing the power of hydro as part of a comprehensive energy mix?
13th October 2023

By Nato Oosthuizen, Partner and Renewable Energy Expert at BDO After trudging through almost two decades of the country’s long term decline in power production, 2023 has seen some of the worst... 

South African Wind Energy Association CEO Niveshen Govender
Opinion: Beyond the turbines
13th October 2023

A week on from the successful Windaba Conference and Exhibition, South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) CEO Niveshen Govender reflects on the key learnings, exchange of ideas and what the... 

Rio completes Kennecott solar plant
11th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner Rio Tinto has completed the construction of a 5 MW solar power plant at its Kennecott copper operation in Utah. The 12 800 solar panel power plant will be commissioned in coming... 

A hydrogen-fuelled truck
Industries must choose and move on most important hydrogen uses first
10th October 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Hydrogen can be used in a range of applications and it is important to select the most important use cases for green hydrogen, upon which industries worldwide must then move on. Multinational gas... 

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Energy transition has potential to dramatically increase demand for steel
6th October 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

With local electricity grid constraints becoming more prevalent and given the global emphasis on decarbonisation, the ongoing energy transition, as well as loadshedding, are expected to present... 

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