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HYDROGEN: Looks like hydrogen economy could happen – CPM

  • Date: 13-09-19
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: Engineering News

JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – Hydrogen energy has been like science fiction since the post-World War II period. Many have dreamed about being able to replace oil and natural gas with hydrogen, but limiting factors have been been the cost of production and safety issues.

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ESKOM: SA Govt to discuss price indexation with coal sector to contain Eskom cost inflation

  • Date: 13-09-19
  • Category: ESKOM
  • Source: Mining MX

THE South African government would ask the country’s coal producers to consider indexing the price of coal supplied to Eskom, the state-owned power utility, in an attempt to contain price inflation.

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AUTO SALES: Used Cars, Not Just Millennials, Likely Behind India Auto Slump

  • Date: 12-09-19
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Bloomberg

India’s Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman this week said millennials opting for taxi-hailing services like Uber are a factor for the drop in vehicle sales. While the jury is still out on this, automakers face another speed bump: used cars.

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AUTO PRODUCTION: Merkel Offers to Help Germany’s Carmakers With ‘Herculean Task’

Chancellor Angela Merkel wants to help offset the higher costs of cleaner vehicles by putting a price on carbon-dioxide emissions, potentially offering a lift to Germany’s vital auto industry as it grapples with the high-risk transition away from the combustion engine.

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SOUTH AFRICA: ANC in Limpopo pondering report into volatile situation in Mogalakwena

The ANC in Limpopo is pondering a report into the volatile political situation in Mogalakwena, where two local prominent party officials were shot dead in July this year.

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LITHIUM: Brazilian lithium producer Sigma in talks with Tesla, other automakers

  • Date: 12-09-19
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Mining.com

Brazil-based lithium startup Sigma Lithium Resources Corp has held talks with Tesla Inc and other automakers about supplying the key battery ingredient in the coming years, the company’s chief executive said on Thursday.

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EMISSIONS: Mahle components tested for regenerative fuels

  • Date: 12-09-19
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Just Auto

Mahle says it is investigating the compatibility of its engine components and filters with the use of various e-fuels - alternative fuels from regenerative sources that offer substantial potential for reducing transport-related CO2 emissions.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Toyota tests solar-powered Prius in quest for plugless EV

TOKYO -- Toyota has been experimenting with a sun-powered Prius that it hopes will one day require no plugging in.

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