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PGM PROJECTS: Karo Resources given Zimbawe SEZ designation

JOHANNESBURG - Zimbawe has placed platinum concessions belonging to Karo Resources - a company in which JSE-listed Tharisa has a significant shareholding - under a Special Economic Zones (SEZ) designation, which gives the project special economic benefits.

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NORNICKEL: Accident at Nornickel’s Taimyrsky claims three lives

  • Date: 23-10-19
  • Category: NORNICKEL
  • Source: Mining Technology

At least three people were killed and several more were injured in an accident that occurred at Russian company Norilsk Nickel’s (Nornickel) Taimyrsky mine.

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FUEL CELLS: Superior Fuel Cell Catalysts Found

  • Date: 23-10-19
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: Advanced Science News

Fuel cells are devices that generate electricity by harnessing chemical potential energy. All fuel cells possess the same basic configuration, two electrodes (more accurately, a cathode and anode) and electrolyte, however, differ in terms of reactions taking place.

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NORNICKEL: Nornickel says workers died at mine due to lack of oxygen - TASS

  • Date: 23-10-19
  • Category: NORNICKEL
  • Source: Mining Weekly

MOSCOW – The deaths of three workers in an accident at Norilsk Nickel's mine in Siberia were caused by a lack of oxygen, TASS news agency cited the company as saying on Wednesday.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Anglo American Platinum production report for Q3 2019

  • Date: 22-10-19
  • Category: PGM PRODUCERS
  • Source: Anglo American Platinum

Total PGM production from own managed mines increased 1% to 642,500 ounces (platinum production increased by 1% to 296,800 ounces and palladium production increased 1% to 225,900 ounces), due to higher production from Mogalakwena and Unki, partly offset by decreased production from Amandelbult and Mototolo.

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ZIMBABWE: Great Dyke wraps up platinum project financing

  • Date: 22-10-19
  • Category: ZIMBABWE
  • Source: Herald

Great Dyke Investments (GDI) says it is wrapping up financing for its Darwendale platinum group metals project and expects to begin construction next year.

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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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