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NORNICKEL: Major Producer Nornickel Issues Its First Metal Contract-Backed Digital Coins

  • Date: 26-12-20
  • Category: NORNICKEL
  • Source: Bitcoin.com

One of the world’s biggest palladium producers, based in Russia, announced that it’s starting the first stage of issuing blockchain-powered tokens to its industrial partners Traxys and Umicore.

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NORNICKEL: Nornickel Shutters Dirty Copper Smelter in Push to Go Greener

  • Date: 23-12-20
  • Category: NORNICKEL
  • Source: Bloomberg

Russia’s MMC Norilsk Nickel PJSC is shutting its oldest copper smelter amid mounting pressure for metals producers to clean up their aging and dirtiest operations.

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AUTO PRODUCTION: Toyota halts UK, French output after virus border chaos hits parts supplies

Toyota will halt production in the U.K. and France starting Tuesday due to transport delays caused by the spread of a mutant strain of coronavirus that has led several countries to close their borders with Britain.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Enel starts spinning 140MW South Africa wind

Enel Green Power’s 140MW Nxuba wind farm in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province has started commercial operation.

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ZIMBABWE: Windfall for victims of policy

  • Date: 22-12-20
  • Category: ZIMBABWE
  • Source: Zimbabwe Herald

Government has identified five special interest groups, among them those that suffered losses as a result of the country’s currency reform strategy, plus the rest of society as beneficiaries of its stake in the newly established mining giant, Kuvimba Mining House.

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BATTERIES: Apple targets auto production by 2024 with 'next level' battery tech, report says

  • Date: 21-12-20
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Auto News

Apple Inc. is moving forward with self-driving car technology and is targeting 2024 to produce a passenger vehicle that could include its own breakthrough battery technology, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

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HYDROGEN: Toyota to share Mirai's hydrogen fuel stack with commercial products

  • Date: 21-12-20
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: Auto News

TOKYO — On the outside, Toyota's redesigned Mirai hydrogen fuel cell sedan gets a sleek and sexy, top-to-bottom makeover. But the real revolution is what happened under the skin.

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APPOINTMENT: Former Implats CEO heads new mining operation in Zimbabwe

  • Date: 21-12-20
  • Category: APPOINTMENT
  • Source: Business Day

Former Impala Platinum CEO David Brown has been appointed to head Kuvimba Mining House, a consortium of international investors that has plans to invest up to US$1bn (R15,53bn) to revive closed mines in Zimbabwe.

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