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HYDROGEN: Rhodium photocatalyst does double duty to generate hydrogen

  • Date: 30-01-20
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: Chemical & Engineering News

Artificial photosynthesis offers a way to store the energy of sunlight within chemical bonds and could be used to produce renewable solar fuels like hydrogen. Researchers hoping to harness the Sun’s energy in this way tend to mimic the strategy of natural photosynthesis, using separate molecules to capture light and catalyze chemical reactions.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: GM resurrecting Hummer as an all-electric ‘super truck’ with 1,000 horsepower

DETROIT – General Motors is resurrecting the Hummer, best known as a gas-guzzling, military-style SUV, as an all-electric “super truck” with massive horsepower, acceleration and torque.

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PALLADIUM: Palladium to remain strong despite added Nornickel supply

  • Date: 29-01-20
  • Category: PALLADIUM
  • Source: Kitco

(Kitco News) - Palladium prices are likely to remain strong despite news that Russian producer Norilsk Nickel will release three metric tons of palladium ingots from its stockpiles, traders and analysts said.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Anglo American Platinum to post bumper R19bn earnings

JOHANNESBURG - Anglo American Platinum, (Amplats) is set to post bumper earnings of up to R19 billion for the full year ended in December as the upswing in the commodity price cycle has seen new records for rhodium and palladium.

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SOUTH AFRICA: SA miners plan to supply 609MW of independent power provided regulations allow

THE South African mining industry was ready to help ease the country’s power shortages by building up to 609MW in electricity generating capacity, said Bloomberg News.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Anglo American Platinum Trading Statement for the twelve months ended 31 December 2019

  • Date: 28-01-20
  • Category: PGM PRODUCERS
  • Source: Anglo American Platinum

Anglo American Platinum will release results for the twelve months ended 31 December 2019 (“the period”) on the Stock Exchange News Service on 17 February 2020.

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ESKOM: Eskom says it needs tariff hike to avert complete financial meltdown

  • Date: 28-01-20
  • Category: ESKOM
  • Source: Eye Witness News

The power utility has approached the courts to review the National Energy Regulator of South Africa's decision to deduct a R69 billion bailout from Eskom's approved revenue for the current tariff period.

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AUTO SALES: Volvo sees higher plug-in hybrid sales as way to avoid big CO2 fines

  • Date: 27-01-20
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Auto News

Volvo wants a quarter of its vehicle sales in Europe this year to be plug-in hybrids to help the automaker avoid fines if it misses the European Union's latest CO2 emissions reduction goals.

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