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Electra Mining

Bulk materials-handling group sees opportunity in emerging markets

US-based bulk materials-handling group Martin Engineering, whose South African business unit is exhibiting at Electra Mining Africa, sees significant opportunities for its technology in developing regions, such as China, India, South Africa and...
29th August 2014
 
ENERGY

South Africa's coal clean-up digs deep with gasification

South Africa produces almost all of its power from coal-fired plants that pollute the air with dark clouds of smoke and fail to generate enough electricity to avert blackouts. Now, if scientists are right, coal in the future could produce...
14th August 2014
 
COAL

Junior raises cash for Botswana coal, power project

Botswana- and Mauritius-listed junior Shumba Coal Resources has raised $2.2-million, which it intends to be invested in its Botswana coal mining and energy project. The Sechaba coal and power generation project is aimed at exporting coal to India...
8th August 2014
 
COAL

India likely to ease restrictions on captive coal mine end-use norms

The Indian government was likely to ease end-use norms for production from captive coal blocks, particularly those allocated to thermal power plants. According to a Coal Ministry official, a policy easing restrictions on the use of coal from...
6th August 2014
 
COAL

Exxaro to acquire Total’s South African coal mines for $472m

Black-controlled mining company Exxaro is to acquire the South African coal mines of French petroleum giant Total to create coal assets with far stronger black economic empowerment (BEE)credentials through the augmentaion of earlier BEE...
28th July 2014
 
COAL

India sets target for captive coal mining production

India’s Coal Ministry has set a captive coal production target of 68-million tonnes during 2014/15 from all blocks allocated to various companies for own fuel use. According to a Coal Ministry circular, “the production target has been set and...
28th July 2014
 
CONFERENCES

Joburg to host two-day shale gas conference next week

Following President Jacob Zuma’s confirmation during his State of Nation Address (Sona) last month that the South African government is planning to push ahead shale gas exploration in the Karoo, training company Amabhubesi Conference and...
18th July 2014
 
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Rukwa coal-to-power project, Tanzania Restricted

Edenville Energy’s Tanzanian entity, Edenville International Tanzania, has been awarded an environmental-impact assessment certificate approving the start of coal mining.
11th July 2014
 
COAL

Edenville receives EIA certificate, advances Rukwa project

African coal explorer Edenville Energy’s Tanzanian entity, Edenville International Tanzania, has been awarded an environmental-impact assessment (EIA) certificate approving the start of coal mining at the Namwele and Mkomolo coal deposits, near...
1st July 2014
 
LEGISLATIVE ENVIRONMENT

Qld Minerals and Energy Bill promises streamlined process

The Queensland government has introduced the Mineral and Energy Resources Bill 2014, as the first step in creating a single, common resources Act for the mining, petroleum and gas, greenhouse gas storage and geothermal energy sectors. The Bill,...
6th June 2014
 
COAL

Development of black junior coal sector now a matter of urgency

Securing sufficient thermal coal for State-owned power utility Eskom to keep the lights on going forward is vital in the face of what coal commentators refer to as a projected Eskom coal supply ‘cliff’ from 2015 – a 60-million-ton yearly...
6th June 2014
 
ENERGY MINERALS

Development of black junior coal sector now a matter of urgency as Eskom approaches ‘supply cliff’

Securing sufficient thermal coal for State-owned power utility Eskom to keep the lights on going forward is vital in the face of what coal commentators refer to as a projected Eskom coal supply ‘cliff’ from 2015 – a 60-million-ton yearly...
6th June 2014
 
 
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