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LITHIUM: Rio Tinto studying ways to produce lithium from waste rock at California mine

  • Date: 22-10-19
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Reuters

(Reuters) - Rio Tinto Plc (RIO.L) is studying ways to extract lithium from waste rock at a mine it controls in California, making it the latest company trying to produce the battery metal in the United States for the fast-growing electric vehicle market.

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FUEL CELLS: Renault Joins Toyota, Mercedes With Hydrogen Delivery Van

  • Date: 22-10-19
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: Bloomberg

Renault SA will offer its electric Kangoo van with added hydrogen fuel-cells before the end of the year and roll out the technology to another model in 2020.

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BATTERIES: New battery hub at Mirafiori speeds FCA electric product plans

  • Date: 22-10-19
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: FCA

FCA announced today it will build a new battery assembly complex in Turin as part of its overall e-mobility strategy. The new "Battery Hub" will be located in the Mirafiori complex and preparations will begin in early 2020.

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FUEL CELLS: Umicore opens new facility in Korea for the production of fuel cell catalysts

  • Date: 22-10-19
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: Chemengonline.com

Umicore N.V. (Brussels, Belgium; www.umicore.com) inaugurated today its new production facility for fuel-cell catalysts in SongDo Incheon City (near Seoul), Korea, close to Umicore’s technology development center for catalysts. The facility will support the growth of Hyundai Motors Group as well as other automotive customers.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Into the belly of the beast

The entrance to Sibanye-Stillwater's Khuseleka mine shaft in Rustenburg is a hive of activity with mineworkers in white overalls and torches emerging from underground.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Amplats lifts refined PGM output by 26% y/y

Platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Anglo American Platinum (Amplats), which is headed up by CEO Chris Griffith, achieved a 26% year-on-year increase in refined PGM output to 1.3-million ounces in the third quarter ended September, as its processing performance improved.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Sylvania Platinum earnings rise on higher platinum prices

Sylvania Platinum said it doubled its operating earnings in the first quarter amid a rise in metal prices.

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PGM PROJECTS: Russia-Zimbabwe platinum venture needs $500 million for first phase

HARARE (Reuters) - Russian-Zimbabwean platinum venture Great Dyke Investments (GDI) requires a further $500 million for the first phase of its Zimbabwean mining project and is in advanced financing talks with Russian and South African lenders, it said on Tuesday.

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