Consulting analysts in tomorrow’s commodities and technologies

News

BATTERY RECYCLING: Audi and Umicore use recycled cobalt and nickel

Audi and Umicore have completed the test phase of their research cooperation. According to this, more than 90 per cent of the cobalt and nickel from e-tron batteries can be recycled. Starting in January, the recycled materials will be used in new battery cells.

View full story

DIESEL: ‘Make or break’ year for diesel amid Government policy ‘shambles’

  • Date: 17-12-19
  • Category: DIESEL
  • Source: Fleet News

Only one in 10 new car sales could be diesel in as little as five years, says a leading academic.

View full story

HYDROGEN: Fébus launched today in Pau, France

  • Date: 17-12-19
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: H2 view

The hydrogen fuel cell bus Fébus has made its maiden voyage today in Pau, France.

View full story

PALLADIUM: Palladium Tops $2,000 as Record-Breaking Rally Boosts Miners

  • Date: 17-12-19
  • Category: PALLADIUM
  • Source: Bloomberg

Palladium rose above $2,000 an ounce for the first time, extending a powerful annual advance driven by a sustained global deficit.

View full story

AUTO SALES: European vehicle market statistics, 2019/2020

  • Date: 17-12-19
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: ICCT

The European vehicle market statistics pocketbook offers a statistical portrait of passenger car and light commercial vehicle fleets in the European Union, updated annually. The emphasis is on vehicle technologies and emissions of greenhouse gases and other air pollutants. Brief introductions to each chapter note important trends and provide selected comparisons to other large vehicle markets.

View full story

AUTO SALES: Passenger car registrations: -0.3% 11 months into 2019; +4.9% in November

  • Date: 17-12-19
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: ACEA

Brussels, 17 December 2019 – In November 2019, EU demand for new passenger cars increased by 4.9%, marking the third consecutive month of growth this year.

View full story

BATTERY RECYCLING: Sweden's Northvolt plans battery recycling in new challenge to China

Northvolt, the Swedish challenger to China’s domination of the electric-vehicle battery market, plans to build a large-scale recycling plant to recover supplies of precious metals needed for production.

View full story

ESKOM: Ramaphosa must fix Eskom as miners stare into the abyss

  • Date: 17-12-19
  • Category: ESKOM
  • Source: Mining Journal

It's crunch time for Eskom. The heavily indebted state-owned power monopoly is haemorrhaging cash at a time when South Africa's economy is in the doldrums and the fiscal metrics are deteriorating at a much faster pace than anticipated.

View full story