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AUTO SALES: German sales plunge 40% in June, set for worst year since 1989, report says

  • Date: 03-07-20
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Auto News

BERLIN -- Germany saw registrations drop by 40 percent in June, Tagesspiegel newspaper reported, quoting industry association VDIK, putting Europe's largest market on track for reaching a 30-year low.

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HYDROGEN: After many false starts, hydrogen power might now bear fruit

  • Date: 03-07-20
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: The Economist

CONVENTIONAL WISDOM holds that battery-powered cars are the future of motoring. But Hyundai, a big South Korean vehicle-maker, is not so sure. Over the past few months it has been running a worldwide public-relations campaign extolling the virtues of an alternative source of electrical power—fuel cells. Instead of storing and then releasing electricity gathered from the mains in the way that a battery does, a fuel cell generates current from a chemical reaction between hydrogen and oxygen. 

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PGM PRODUCERS: Northam lifts stake in Zambezi Platinum to 40% after buying R960m worth of stock

NORTHAM Platinum has increased its stake in Zambezi Platinum to just over 40% after buying additional shares worth R959.7m.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Covid kills 13 mineworkers, no foreigners back at work

  • Date: 02-07-20
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Mining Weekly

Thirteen mineworkers have now succumbed to the coronavirus, Minerals Council South Africa public affairs and transformation senior executive Tebello Chabana said on Thursday.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Power supply still a concern to South Africa's mining sector

London — South Africa's mining sector still has many concerns about power supply even after improvements to the network through short-term maintenance repairs.

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PGM PRODUCERS: RBPlat opens 200-bed field hospital to support govt in fight against Covid-19

Platinum group metals miner Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat), together with the North West Department of Health has officially opened the 200-bed Royal Bafokeng Platinum Field Hospital, in Rustenburg, at a cost of about R10-million, to support government’s already overburdened resources in the fight against Covid-19.

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ACQUISITIONS: Eurasia Mining puts itself up for sale

  • Date: 01-07-20
  • Category: ACQUISITIONS
  • Source: Mining Weekly

London-listed Eurasia Mining, which operates platinum group metals (PGMs) and gold mines in Russia, has started a formal sale process under the UK Takeover Code.

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FUEL CELLS: Amplats to trial hydrogen powered engines in 400 trucks at Mogalakwena

  • Date: 01-07-20
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: Mining MX

ANGLO American Platinum (Amplats) will next year convert 400 mine haul trucks to hydrogen power in a pilot plant that, if successful, will be extended throughout Anglo American, said Bloomberg News.

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