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PGM PROJECTS: What you need to know about the Twin Metals mine plan

Twin Metals Minnesota submitted a plan to state and federal regulators Wednesday for a copper-nickel mine on the doorstep of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, formally kicking off what is likely to be a multi-year environmental review process.

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ESKOM: Eskom to investigate fire at Majuba, but at ease with coal supply delivery

  • Date: 18-12-19
  • Category: ESKOM
  • Source: Fin 24

A fire at the Majuba Power Station has been extinguished, Eskom said in a statement on Wednesday evening.

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FUEL CELLS: Ballard receives large order to supply FCEV in China

  • Date: 17-12-19
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: Electrive

The Chinese joint venture Ballard Hy-Energy Technologies (Weichai Ballard JV) has ordered membrane electrode assemblies worth $19.2M from the Canadian fuel cell specialist Ballard Power Systems. These will be used in FC vehicles for the Chinese market.

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BATTERY RECYCLING: Audi and Umicore use recycled cobalt and nickel

Audi and Umicore have completed the test phase of their research cooperation. According to this, more than 90 per cent of the cobalt and nickel from e-tron batteries can be recycled. Starting in January, the recycled materials will be used in new battery cells.

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DIESEL: ‘Make or break’ year for diesel amid Government policy ‘shambles’

  • Date: 17-12-19
  • Category: DIESEL
  • Source: Fleet News

Only one in 10 new car sales could be diesel in as little as five years, says a leading academic.

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HYDROGEN: Fébus launched today in Pau, France

  • Date: 17-12-19
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: H2 view

The hydrogen fuel cell bus Fébus has made its maiden voyage today in Pau, France.

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PALLADIUM: Palladium Tops $2,000 as Record-Breaking Rally Boosts Miners

  • Date: 17-12-19
  • Category: PALLADIUM
  • Source: Bloomberg

Palladium rose above $2,000 an ounce for the first time, extending a powerful annual advance driven by a sustained global deficit.

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AUTO SALES: European vehicle market statistics, 2019/2020

  • Date: 17-12-19
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: ICCT

The European vehicle market statistics pocketbook offers a statistical portrait of passenger car and light commercial vehicle fleets in the European Union, updated annually. The emphasis is on vehicle technologies and emissions of greenhouse gases and other air pollutants. Brief introductions to each chapter note important trends and provide selected comparisons to other large vehicle markets.

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