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SOUTH AFRICA: Is Eskom turning to solar?

  • Date: 28-10-19
  • Category: ESKOM
  • Source: PV Magazine

The South African utility has issued a 20-strong tender for 50 kW solar inverters and mounting structures, to be used in four power plants. Although it is unclear whether the tender marks the energy company’s first step into solar energy, the procurement follows the recent publication of South Africa’s Integrated Resource Plan. Eskom is reportedly developing a renewables-linked large scale storage project which may explain the need for inverters.

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LITHIUM: New lithium extraction process could revolutionise energy storage

  • Date: 28-10-19
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: The Chemical Engineer

ENERGY Exploration Technologies (EnergyX) has developed a scalable lithium extraction process using metal organic framework (MOF) membranes to extract lithium from brines, which is a faster, more efficient, and more environmentally friendly method than conventional processes.

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EMISSIONS: Daimler Trucks & Buses targets completely CO2-neutral fleet of new vehicles by 2039 in Europe, Japan and NAFTA

  • Date: 27-10-19
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Green Car Congress

Daimler Trucks & Buses, one of the world’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturers, aims to offer only new vehicles that are CO2-neutral in driving operation (“tank-to-wheel”) in the triad markets of Europe, Japan and NAFTA by 2039.

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ESKOM: Former CEO Koko gives the EFF's plan to save Eskom a thumbs up

  • Date: 26-10-19
  • Category: ESKOM
  • Source: Briefly

Former acting CEO Matshela Koko has publicly voiced his support for the EFF's plan to save Eskom

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ESKOM: Power stations truck up Eskom’s image

  • Date: 25-10-19
  • Category: ESKOM
  • Source: Mail & Guardian

The mealie fields of Mpumalanga are pretty barren right now, just yellow dust really, making it hard to imagine that anything could grow here. In one such desolate field, about 70 metres from the road, is a large coal truck, deep in the soft sand, hopelessly stranded.

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EMISSIONS: Schumer Floats Plan to Take Gas-Powered Vehicles Off U.S. Roads By 2040

  • Date: 25-10-19
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Bloomberg

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said if Democrats win control of the chamber next year, he would put an ambitious plan on the floor to remove gas-powered vehicles from American roads by 2040.

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PGM PROJECTS: Mnangagwa ally swoops on US$500m platinum project

Commodities baron Kudakwashe Tagwirei's Landela Mining Ventures has emerged as the new joint venture partner in the Russian-led Darwendale platinum mine project, which has also roped in former Impala Platinum chief executive David Brown.

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PGM PROJECTS: Construction of Darwendale platinum project to commence in 2020

  • Date: 25-10-19
  • Category: PGM PROJECTS
  • Source: Construction Review

The Darwendale project will be implemented in three phases and is expected to produce 860,000 ounces of PGM and gold per year at full capacity.

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