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ACQUISITIONS: Eurasia Mining puts itself up for sale

  • Date: 01-07-20
  • Category: ACQUISITIONS
  • Source: Mining Weekly

London-listed Eurasia Mining, which operates platinum group metals (PGMs) and gold mines in Russia, has started a formal sale process under the UK Takeover Code.

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FUEL CELLS: Amplats to trial hydrogen powered engines in 400 trucks at Mogalakwena

  • Date: 01-07-20
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: Mining MX

ANGLO American Platinum (Amplats) will next year convert 400 mine haul trucks to hydrogen power in a pilot plant that, if successful, will be extended throughout Anglo American, said Bloomberg News.

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AUTO SALES: French June Car Sales Show First Monthly Gain Since Virus

  • Date: 01-07-20
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Bloomberg

French car sales rose for the first time this year in a sign government incentives toward auto purchases are helping the sector claw back from a deep slump triggered by the coronavirus.

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AUTO SALES: Japan's new auto sales skid 23% year-on-year in June: industry data

  • Date: 01-07-20
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese new auto sales dropped by nearly a quarter in June from a year earlier as consumers continued to hit the brakes on car purchases in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, industry association data showed on Wednesday.

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INVESTMENT: Bullion platinum investment at an all-time high, says WPIC

  • Date: 01-07-20
  • Category: INVESTMENT
  • Source: Mining Weekly

The World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) reports that sales of platinum bullion products – retail bars and coins – surged to record highs in the first quarter of the year, with purchases totalling 312 000 oz.

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PGM: Platinum group metals in pole position to benefit from global decarbonisation thrust

  • Date: 01-07-20
  • Category: PGM
  • Source: Mining Weekly

A multiplicity of global announcements are emerging daily that inextricably link platinum-catalysed hydrogen fuel cells as well as platinum-catalysed hydrogen electrolysers to the rampant acceptance of green hydrogen as the next universal energy carrier that will provide decarbonised mobility, stationary power and combined heat and power.

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EMISSIONS: Europe's automakers likely to meet this year's CO2 targets

  • Date: 01-07-20
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: ICCT

Among the manufacturer pools well in reach of their 2020 target, Toyota-Mazda and PSA-Opel stand out by hardly selling any, in the case of Toyota-Mazda, or comparably few, in the case of PSA-Opel, electric vehicles.

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HYDROGEN: S. Korea aims to foster 1,000 hydrogen-related firms by 2040

  • Date: 01-07-20
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: Korea Herald

South Korea said Wednesday it will foster 1,000 businesses in the hydrogen industry over the next 20 years in its latest push to nurture a hydrogen-based ecosystem and related economy.

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