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LITHIUM: Sayona to bid for North American Lithium's Québec operations

  • Date: 18-09-19
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Mining

Australia’s Sayona Mining on Tuesday announced its intention to participate in the bidding process for North American Lithium’s (NAL) operations in Québec, which include a lithium mine and concentrator located in Abitibi near the mining district of Val d’Or. Operations at the NAL mine, which produced 114,000 tonnes of spodumene in 2018, were halted in February this year, with the company obtaining protection from creditors in May. Earlier this week, the Québec Superior Court ended creditor prote

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SOUTH AFRICA: SA mine safety inspectorate warns of increased safety audits to curb Q4 complacency

THE Department of Minerals and Energy (DMRE) said it would increase safety audits at mines across South Africa during the fourth quarter in order to avoid an increase in the year-end accident and fatality rate.

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RAND: SA rand hurt by oil price spike

  • Date: 18-09-19
  • Category: RAND
  • Source: Business Recorder

South Africa's rand extended its losses on Tuesday to a one-week low as heightened tensions in the Middle East after the weekend attack on Saudi Arabia's crude oil facilities soured risk demand globally.

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PGM PROJECTS: Palladium One delivers maiden resource

  • Date: 18-09-19
  • Category: PGM PROJECTS
  • Source: Investor Ideas

September 18, 2019 ( Newswire) Palladium One Mining (TSX-V:PDM, FRA:7N11) is exploring for platinum group elements (PGEs) at its LK Project in north-central Finland, and for nickel, copper and PGEs at its Tyko property near Marathon, Ontario.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Mathunjwa set to return as AMCU President after uncontested nomination

  • Date: 18-09-19
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Eye Witness News

JOHANNESBURG - Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) president Joseph Mathunjwa is set to return to his position following this week's congress.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Here's every electric vehicle on sale in the US for 2020 and its range

As more and more electric cars go on sale, here's a look at every one you can buy in 2020 and how far it'll go on a single charge.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Amazon order 100,000 electric vans from Rivian

The privately held Rivian started throwing weight around in 2018 with plans to square up to Tesla with two electric models designed to appeal to the two most popular segments in North America: SUVs and trucks. Through 2019 the company has so far benefited from over US$1 billion in investment, with the Ford Motor Company ploughing US$500 million into the company so it could get a look-in at its EV tech, and Amazon previously investing US$700 million in early 2019.

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EMISSIONS: UK ONS report finds significant challenge remains to reduce road transport emissions; sector GHG emissions up 6% from 1990-2017

  • Date: 17-09-19
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Green Car Congress

A new report by the UK’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) finds that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from road transport in the UK rose by 6% from 1990 to 2017. The increase—albeit lower than the increase in road traffic—highlights the significant challenge in reducing emissions from road transport, the report says.

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