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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: First Electric Only Car-Charging Station Opens in the U.K.

The first all-electric auto service station will open in Britain on Monday as drivers increasingly avoid cars fueled by gasoline and diesel.

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AUTO SALES: U.K. Car Sales Plunge 27% as Lockdown Shuts Dealerships

  • Date: 07-12-20
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Bloomberg

Carmakers registered their lowest November sales in the U.K. since 2008 as lockdowns forced dealerships to shut back down. Registrations slid 27% from a year ago to 113,781 cars, according to data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. That’s the steepest decline since a 35% plunge in June.

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ACQUISITIONS: Australia's IGO to buy stake in Greenbushes lithium mine from Tianqi

Australian nickel-gold miner IGO Ltd is in negotiations to buy a minority stake worth close to $1.5 billion in a vehicle holding Tianqi Lithium Corp’s stake in the Greenbushes lithium mine, sources told Reuters.

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PGMS: AP Ventures welcomes Implats as a significant new investor and Advisory Board Member

  • Date: 07-12-20
  • Category: PGMS
  • Source: Market Screener

London, United Kingdom, 7 December 2020: AP Ventures today announces that Impala Platinum Holdings Limited ("Implats") has become a Limited Partner and Advisory Board Member in AP Ventures Fund II.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Anglo American Platinum safely completes the ACP Phase A rebuild

  • Date: 07-12-20
  • Category: PGM PRODUCERS
  • Source: Anglo American Platinum

Anglo American Platinum has safely and successfully completed the rebuild of the Anglo Converter Plant (ACP) Phase A unit, with first converter matte ready to dispatch to our Base Metals Refinery for the next stage of processing. The ACP Phase A is now in ramp-up and on track to be operating at full capacity by the end of the year.

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LITHIUM: UK-based Cornish Lithium to accelerate Trelavour hard rock lithium project

  • Date: 07-12-20
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Reuters

UK-based mineral explorer and developer Cornish Lithium on Monday said it would speed up the Trelavour hard rock lithium project in St Austell following successful metallurgical test results.

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COBALT: A large trader has taken over Vale's stake in the Goro nickel-cobalt mine, MHP production to continue in 2021

  • Date: 07-12-20
  • Category: COBALT
  • Source: News Metal

Vale's chief financial officer, Luciano siani Pires, said a few months ago that its Goro nickel-cobalt mine in New Caledonia could begin to suspend in 2021 as the company failed to reach a sale agreement with New Century Resources Limited (NCZ) on VNC (Novele Caledonie SAS).

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HYDROGEN: Linde and Snam Sign Agreement to Jointly Develop Clean Hydrogen Projects

  • Date: 07-12-20
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: Linde

Guildford, UK, December 7, 2020 - Linde (NYSE: LIN; FWB: LIN) announced today it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Snam to jointly develop clean hydrogen projects and related infrastructure in Europe. Snam, a world leading energy infrastructure company, owns and operates the largest natural gas transmission network in Europe, having approximately 42,000 kilometers of pipeline across the continent.

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