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ZIMBABWE: AngloPlat commissions 10MW Unki smelter in Zimbabwe

  • Date: 05-12-18
  • Category: ZIMBABWE
  • Source: IOL

HARARE – Anglo Platinum has completed construction of a smelter at its Unki mine in Zimbabwe and the mining group’s chief executive will open the beneficiation facility together with President Emerson Mnangagwa next week.

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FUEL CELLS: Springs-based fuel cell SEZ approved

  • Date: 05-12-18
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: Mining Weekly

The special economic zone (SEZ) for fuel cell development, proposed for development by the Gauteng Industrial Development Zone initiative and Impala Platinum (Implats), has been approved, Implats fuel cell coordinator Fahmida Smith told attendees at the International Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Economy Industry Forum, in Pretoria, on Wednesday.

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EMISSIONS: Italy proposes measures to spur sales of low-emission cars

  • Date: 05-12-18
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Reuters

MILAN/ROME (Reuters) - Italy plans to offer subsidies of up to 6,000 euros ($6,800) to buyers of new low emission vehicles and will increase taxes on new petrol and diesel cars, two government officials said on Wednesday.

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AUTO PRODUCTION: European vehicle market statistics, 2018/2019

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.

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PGM SUPPLY: Monchetundra now fully authorised

  • Date: 05-12-18
  • Category: PGM SUPPLY
  • Source: Mining Weekly

The office of Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has official approved the mine permit for the Monchetundra platinum group metals (PGMs) and base metals mine, Aim-listed Eurasia Mining reported on Wednesday.

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LITHIUM: High risk/high reward lithium bet drives Argentina mining surge

  • Date: 05-12-18
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Mining Weekly

SANTIAGO – High risk/high reward. That’s the bet being made by global lithium miners in Argentina who are brushing aside a recession, a currency crisis and political uncertainty in their hunger for the mineral that helps power electric cars.

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EMISSIONS: Italy blames falling diesel share for rising CO2 emissions

  • Date: 05-12-18
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Auto News

According to UNRAE, “the fall in diesel sales triggered an increase in CO2 emissions of new cars sold. The weighted average of the CO2 emissions rose 3.9 percent to 117 g/km in November” from the same month of 2017.

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MACROECONOMICS: Euro zone business growth slows down as year-end nears: PMI

Euro zone business growth was at its weakest pace in over two years last month as a manufacturing-led slowdown showed further signs of spreading to the service industry, a survey showed on Wednesday.

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