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Implementing efficient mining technologies remains strong

SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGY
Technologies that offer practical merit, low roll-out costs and quick payback periods are appealing to major producers
Implementing technology that interprets data to automate the mining industry’s decision-making processes, as well as mining technologies that can increase efficient water and energy use, have become increasingly popular over the past decade and...
29th August 2014
 
PLATINUM

Implats defers production target, reviews capex, ups new technology plans Video Available

Terence Goodlace and Martin Creamer Strike-impacted platinum-mining company Impala Platinum (Implats) has deferred its 850 000 oz Rustenburg production target, is reviewing its capital expenditure (capex) programme intensively and is going all out to ramp up its post-strike restart...
28th August 2014
 
RENEWABLE ENERGY

Glencore builds Canada’s first large wind and energy storage facility

The decision to install a 3 MW wind turbine at Glencore’s Raglan mine came after nearly five years of careful investigation, assessment, and analysis, says Jean-Francois Verret, director of strategy, projects, and public affairs. Because of the...
22nd August 2014
 
PLATINUM – 2

Amplats, partner launch trailblazing platinum-using fuel cell mini-grid

FIRST EVER
The world’s first platinum-using fuel cell minigrid prototype was developed for use in an off-grid residential application, where the cost of electrification through grid expansion might be too expensive or technically prohibitive
JSE-listed platinum producer Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) and Canada-based Ballard Power Systems on Tuesday launched the world’s first platinum-using fuel cell mini-grid electrification field trial. Amplats and Ballard Power Systems...
15th August 2014
 
Creamer Media on SAfm

On-The-Air (08/08/2014) Audio Available

South Africa stands to benefit richly from the huge technical breakthrough in the strike-hit platinum sector
8th August 2014
 
PLATINUM

Platinum first as fuel cells power rural homes in Free State

Platinum-using fuel cell mini-grid electrification field trial JSE-listed platinum producer Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) and Canada-based Ballard Power Systems on Tuesday launched the world’s first platinum-using fuel cell mini-grid electrification field trial. Amplats and Ballard Power Systems...
5th August 2014
 
PLATINUM

Diesel-like hydrogen breakthrough rekindles platinum fuel-cell excitement

A breakthrough that gives stored hydrogen diesel-like characteristics for safe and efficient long-term energy storage is rekindling excitement that the introduction of new clean energy from platinum-based hydrogen fuel cells may be close at hand....
4th August 2014
 
Editorial Insight

New Minerals Minister reaffirms mining’s crucial economic importance, urges accelerated effort to meet NDP requirement

New Minerals Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi used the eightieth anniversary celebration of Mintek to reaffirm mining’s centrality as a driver of crucial economic growth and to emphasise that it is a requirement of the National Development Plan to...
11th July 2014
 
Coal

SADC countries have significant growth potential Video Available

EY mining and metals sector leader for Africa Wickus Botha While the mining industry across the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region has continued on a positive growth path – despite the tough economic climate – some investors have indicated that South Africa is losing its status as...
11th July 2014
 
MINERAL RESEARCH

NDP requires accelerated mining effort – Minerals Minister Video Available

South Africa’s new Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi The National Development Plan (NDP) required an accelerated effort towards ensuring mining's continued contribution to economic growth and the elimination of the triple challenge of unemployment, inequality and poverty, South Africa’s new...
4th July 2014
 
MINING EQUIPMENT

Manufacturing in the mining industry can yield economic growth

South Africa’s National Development Plan emphasises the critical and indispensable role of manufacturing as a key driver of economic growth, and a segment in which this country could achieve greater outcomes is the manufacture of mining...
27th June 2014
 
MINING EQUIPMENT

Manufacturing in the mining industry can yield economic growth

According to the South African National Development Plan, manufacturing plays a critical and indispensable role as a key driver of economic growth. As a result, the South African mining industry has bared witness to the benefits of manufacturing...
27th June 2014
 
 
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