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FUEL CELLS: Exciting new stimulus for hydrogen power, fuel cells, platinum economy

  • Date: 09-07-19
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: Mining Weekly

JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – The emerging world of hydrogen power, fuel cells, platinum and climate change mitigation received another stimulus on Tuesday with the announcement of new high-level investment backing for a fund that promotes technologies dependent on the high-performance characteristics of platinum group metals (PGMs).

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: One of the World’s Worst Polluters Finally Gets an Electric Vehicle

South Korea’s Hyundai Motor Co. on Tuesday launched its Kona SUV in India, where 3.4 million new cars and SUVs hit the roads last year, and is the only major market without a real electric vehicle. The vehicle will sell starting at 2.5 million rupees ($36,000) in the South Asian nation, more than eight times the starting price for the Alto, India’s most popular and best-selling car that’s made by the local unit of Suzuki Motor Corp.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Implats’s return to profit sets scene for tough wage talks

A return to full-year profits for Impala Platinum (Implats) sets the scene for tough wage negotiations for the world’s second-largest miner of the metal and its peers.

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WAGE NEGOTIATIONS: South African platinum firms kick off wage talks

JOHANNESBURG, July 9 (Reuters) - The world’s top platinum miners kicked off talks with South Africa’s unions on Tuesday in what is expected to be a tough round of wage talks, as a rise in profits is likely to provoke higher wage demands.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Sibanye-Stillwater’s Froneman vows group will keep pace with the EV revolution

NEAL Froneman, CEO of Sibanye-Stillwater, and Joseph Mathunjwa, the leader of the militant Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU), have something in common: they both have a passion for and play musical instruments.

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ESKOM: Expert predicts “load shedding soon” as energy supply wobbles

  • Date: 09-07-19
  • Category: ESKOM
  • Source: The South African

Well, we had a good run. Reports have emerged that Eskom have a shortage in capacity. The firm aren't worried about load shedding, but Ted Blom is.

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ESKOM: Eskom Has Yet Another Headache: An $813 Million Annual Carbon Tax Bill

  • Date: 09-07-19
  • Category: ESKOM
  • Source: Bloomberg

South Africa’s troubled state-owned power utility has yet another thing to worry about -- a big carbon tax bill expected to kick in from 2023.

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PGM PROJECTS: Miner Advances Exploration at Flagship PGE Project

  • Date: 09-07-19
  • Category: PGM PROJECTS
  • Source: Street Wise Reports

Maurice Jackson: Joining us today is Michael Rowley, president and CEO of Group Ten Metals Inc. (PGE:TSX.V; PGEZF:OTCQB; 5D32:FSE), which is known for platinum, palladium, nickel, copper and cobalt in the Stillwater district in Montana.

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