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VANADIUM

Bushveld moving fast to enter buzzing vanadium market with low-cost flakes Video Available

Fortune Mojapelo and Anthony Viljoen The vanadium market is set to expand rapidly, says London-Aim-listed Bushveld Minerals, which is moving quickly to bring its low-cost high-margin integrated vanadium mining and processing plant into production on the northern limb of South...
7th August 2014
 
COAL

Anglo’s coal productivity in South Africa 50% below Australia – Cutifani

Productivity in Anglo American’s coal business in South Africa is 50% below that of Anglo’s coal business in Australia. As a result, Anglo American CEO Mark Cutifani is pulling out all the stops to improve the South African coal business’...
29th July 2014
 
DIGGING DEEP

A modern wine tradition built on diamond wealth

The theme of the last instalment of this column explored the historical association between mining capital and three of South Africa’s most prestigious wine estates. Continuing on that theme, it is interesting to note that a further two of the...
4th July 2014
 
METALLURGICAL COAL

Cliffs plans to idle West Virginia coal mining complex

In the face of poor market conditions for steelmaking coal, US coal and iron-ore producer Cliffs Natural Resources on Wednesday warned that it was preparing to idle its Pinnacle metallurgical coal mining complex in West Virginia. Cleveland,...
25th June 2014
 
ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS

Coal miner warns power-plant rules could place US economy at risk

US coal producer Arch Coal has joined the fray in commenting on the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA’s) proposed greenhouse-gas (GHG) regulations announced in early June, saying the plan for regulating GHG would place the entire US...
20th June 2014
 
Company Announcement

Electra Mining Africa to showcase latest products and technology PDF Available

Visitors can expect to see many leading-edge South African companies in the packed halls, marquees and outside precincts at Electra Mining Africa this year, which takes place from 15-19 September at the Expo Centre, Nasrec in Johannesburg. There...
11th June 2014
 
CARBON REGULATION

EPA greenhouse regulations to place US economy at risk – Arch Coal

US coal producer Arch Coal on Monday joined the fray in commenting on the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA’s) proposed greenhouse-gas (GHG) regulations announced a week ago, saying the plan for regulating GHG would place the entire US...
9th June 2014
 
FOSSIL FUELS

Obama govt’s toughest action yet orders 30% cut in carbon emissions

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Monday introduced its toughest action yet to cut down on carbon emissions, ordering a 30% reduction from 2005 levels by 2030 in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from power plants, not auguring well for...
2nd June 2014
 
PERSPECTIVES

COAL BARGES IN

Coal features prominently as cargo barged on America’s Ohio river, where more than 41 dams control the water levels so that barges can move up and down carrying 150-million tons a year of mainly bulk energy commodities. Seen pushing coal barges...
9th May 2014
 
BASE METALS

Bill passed to provide $270m for SE Alaska mines

The Alaska State Legislature has unanimously passed Senate Bill 99 (SB 99), which includes provisions authorising the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA) to make up to $270-million available for infrastructure and...
6th May 2014
 
VANADIUM

American Vanadium announces first CellCube installation in New York

US vanadium project developer and renewable energy technology purveyor American Vanadium on Wednesday unveiled plans to demonstrate the CellCube vanadium redox flow energy storage system in partnership with the New York State Research and...
23rd April 2014
 
ALUMINA

Orbite Aluminae ‘turns a corner’, focus shifts to project execution

A recent $10-million equity by provincial investment vehicle Investissement Quebec in alumina producer Orbite Aluminae – the second investment from a government source this year – underlined the fact that the firm had “turned a corner”...
13th March 2014
 
 
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