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BATTERIES: A Vision for a Sustainable Battery Value Chain in 2030

  • Date: 19-09-19
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: We Forum

The need for urgent and more intensive actions against climate change is broadly recognized. In support of this agenda, this report presents a simple yet profound vision: a circular, responsible and just battery value chain is one of the major near-term drivers to realize the 2C Paris Agreement goal in the transport and power sectors, setting course towards achieving the 1.5C goal if complemented with other technologies and collaborative efforts.

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AUTO SALES: Passenger car registrations: -3.2% eight months into 2019; +1.4% in July and -8.4% in August

  • Date: 18-09-19
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: ACEA

Brussels, 18 September 2019 – In July 2019, demand for new passenger cars increased by 1.4%, with almost 1.3 million units registered across the European Union.

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LITHIUM: Sayona to bid for North American Lithium's Québec operations

  • Date: 18-09-19
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Mining

Australia’s Sayona Mining on Tuesday announced its intention to participate in the bidding process for North American Lithium’s (NAL) operations in Québec, which include a lithium mine and concentrator located in Abitibi near the mining district of Val d’Or. Operations at the NAL mine, which produced 114,000 tonnes of spodumene in 2018, were halted in February this year, with the company obtaining protection from creditors in May. Earlier this week, the Québec Superior Court ended creditor prote

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SOUTH AFRICA: SA mine safety inspectorate warns of increased safety audits to curb Q4 complacency

THE Department of Minerals and Energy (DMRE) said it would increase safety audits at mines across South Africa during the fourth quarter in order to avoid an increase in the year-end accident and fatality rate.

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RAND: SA rand hurt by oil price spike

  • Date: 18-09-19
  • Category: RAND
  • Source: Business Recorder

South Africa's rand extended its losses on Tuesday to a one-week low as heightened tensions in the Middle East after the weekend attack on Saudi Arabia's crude oil facilities soured risk demand globally.

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PGM PROJECTS: Palladium One delivers maiden resource

  • Date: 18-09-19
  • Category: PGM PROJECTS
  • Source: Investor Ideas

September 18, 2019 ( Newswire) Palladium One Mining (TSX-V:PDM, FRA:7N11) is exploring for platinum group elements (PGEs) at its LK Project in north-central Finland, and for nickel, copper and PGEs at its Tyko property near Marathon, Ontario.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Mathunjwa set to return as AMCU President after uncontested nomination

  • Date: 18-09-19
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Eye Witness News

JOHANNESBURG - Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) president Joseph Mathunjwa is set to return to his position following this week's congress.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Here's every electric vehicle on sale in the US for 2020 and its range

As more and more electric cars go on sale, here's a look at every one you can buy in 2020 and how far it'll go on a single charge.

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