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PGM PROJECTS: DNR to complete independent review of Twin Metals

  • Date: 22-11-19
  • Category: PGM PROJECTS
  • Source: Duluth News Tribune

The state agency cited "credibility and transparency" in splitting its environmental review from the federal process.

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AUTO SALES: GM CEO Mary Barra Says Customers ‘Aren’t Interested’ In Hybrids

  • Date: 22-11-19
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: GM Authority

General Motors CEO Mary Barra spoke at a conference hosted by British investment bank Barclays in New York this week, where she addressed a number of pertinent topics, including GM’s forthcoming new fully electric pickup truck and the automaker’s future strategy for electrified vehicles.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Two unions vie for power in Marikana and the result can be murder

  • Date: 21-11-19
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Daily Maverick

Kaizer Lungisa Madiba is the latest mineworker to be murdered in Marikana as tensions between Amcu and NUM continue to simmer. With NUM trying to recruit members in the area, he might not be the last.

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BATTERIES: BMW places $11 billion order for battery cells

  • Date: 21-11-19
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Europe Auto News

BERLIN -- BMW has ordered battery cells worth more than 10 billion euros ($11.07 billion) from Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) of China and Samsung SDI of South Korea

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AUTO NEWS: Continental to cut 5,000 jobs as combustion engine demand falls

  • Date: 21-11-19
  • Category: AUTO NEWS
  • Source: Europe Auto News

FRANKFURT -- Continental will reduce its engine manufacturing activities as more stringent emissions rules threaten demand for combustion engine components, resulting in around 5,040 job losses by 2028.

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INVESTMENT: Amplats throws weight behind WPIC saying it has “proven its business case”

  • Date: 21-11-19
  • Category: INVESTMENT
  • Source: Mining MX

ANGLO American Platinum (Amplats) has thrown its weight behind the World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC), saying it and the remaining members would continue to invest in the organisation.

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MEDICAL DEMAND: Scientists use Pd catalysts to destroy cancerous cells from within

Using "Trojan horses" to combat cancer from within the tumour cells themselves without damaging healthy tissues is the aim of this new tool created by researchers from the University of Granada (UGR), the Institute of Nanoscience of Aragon (INA), the University of Zaragoza, and the Cancer Research UK Edinburgh Centre at the University of Edinburgh.

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HYDROGEN: Michelin and Faurecia form hydrogen joint venture

  • Date: 21-11-19
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: Just Auto

Tyremaker Michelin and Tier 1 supplier Faurecia have formed a joint venture using an existing company name, Symbio, combining their hydrogen fuel cell dedicated operations and aiming, they said, to be "a world leader in hydrogen mobility".

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