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FUEL CELLS: Cummins unveils hydrogen fuel cell truck as tech demonstrator

  • Date: 30-10-19
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: Green Car Congress

Cummins Inc. unveiled a heavy-duty truck with fuel cell and battery electric power at the 2019 North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta. Cummins’ strategy is to provide its customers with a broad portfolio of power options, from diesel and natural gas, hybrids, to battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell solutions.

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BATTERIES: Penn State Li-ion battery design could charge an EV in 10 minutes; asymmetric temperature modulation

  • Date: 30-10-19
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Green Car Congress

Penn State researchers have developed a lithium-ion battery that charges at an elevated temperature to increase reaction rate but keeps the cell cool during discharge, showing the potential to add 200 miles of driving range to an electric car in 10 minutes.

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ACQUISITION: Northam to buy Eastplats’ Maroelabult assets for R20m

  • Date: 29-10-19
  • Category: ACQUISITIONS
  • Source: Mining Weekly

Platinum-group metals miner Northam Platinum’s Eland Platinum subsidiary will buy dual-listed Eastern Platinum’s Maroelabult assets, in Brits, North West, for R20-million.

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AUTO SALES: Downturn in the global Truck market

  • Date: 29-10-19
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: LMC Automotive

With the spectre of global economic recession looming as a 1/3 possibility, the global Truck market finds itself on the brink of downturn as we approach the end of the year. Manufacturing – a critically important driver of Heavy Vehicle demand, via its impact on freight transport demand – is already in decline.

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RARE EARTHS: Rare earths: How Teesside and a mine in Vegas hold the key to ending China's grip on electric vehicles

  • Date: 29-10-19
  • Category: RARE EARTHS
  • Source: Telegraph

An hour’s drive from Las Vegas, surrounded by scrub forest and Joshua trees, lies an open pit that holds the key to the future of the electric car. Mountain Pass rare-earth mine is a rich source of neodymium and praseodymium, two metals which are used to make the magnets in the powertrain of an electric vehicle.

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FUEL CELLS: Ballard Receives PO From Anglo American for 900kW of Fuel Cell Modules to Support Mining Truck Demonstration Project

  • Date: 29-10-19
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: Yahoo

A total of 8 of the FCveloCity®-HD modules will power a retrofitted Ultra heavy duty mining truck in a demonstration project during 2020 at one of Anglo American's mining operations in South Africa (with the final module maintained as a spare). Following this, Anglo American expects to deploy similar trucks, each with megawatt (MW) scale fuel cell power, at other operations around the world.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Concor Opencast Mining provides ‘seamless transition’ at Anglo’s Mogalakwena PGM mine

  • Date: 29-10-19
  • Category: PGM PRODUCERS
  • Source: International Mining

Contractor Concor Opencast Mining says it is helping Anglo American Platinum’s Mogalakwena open-pit platinum group metals (PGM) mine team, in South Africa, boost annual production.

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ESKOM: South Africa plans sweeping power sector reform as Eskom struggles

  • Date: 29-10-19
  • Category: ESKOM
  • Source: Reuters

PRETORIA (Reuters) - South Africa plans a sweeping overhaul of its power sector by breaking up loss-making state utility Eskom over the next three years and opening the industry up to more competition, a long-awaited government paper showed on Tuesday.

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