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PGM PRODUCERS: Northam to restart operations at Eland’s fully funded Kukama shaft

JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – Platinum group metals (PGM) mining and marketing company Northam Platinum on Wednesday announced the company’s decision to recommence operations in the new 2020 financial year at the Kukama shaft situated at the Eland mine complex in Brits.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Amplats surges 5.5% after forecasting an 80% leap in earnings

JOHANNESBURG - Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) surged almost 6percent after forecasting an 80percent leap in earnings for the six months to June on the back of the stronger platinum group metals (PGM) price.

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PGM PROJECTS: PTM to raise $1.3m for Waterberg DFS

  • Date: 26-06-19
  • Category: PGM PROJECTS
  • Source: Mining Weekly

TSX-listed Platinum Group Metals (PTM) on Tuesday announced its intention to raise $1.3-million in a private placement. The company will sell 1.1-million shares at a price of $1.17 apiece to Hosken Consolidated Investments, which already holds 20.05% of the company’s shares.

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EMISSIONS: Oxford council partners with research group to probe air pollution

  • Date: 26-06-19
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Air Quality News

Oxford City Council has partnered with research group OxAir to study residents’ daily exposure to air pollution, and how best it can be managed.

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HYDROGEN: Hyundai Motor and Saudi Aramco to Collaborate on Hydrogen, Advanced Non-metallic Materials and Future Technologies

  • Date: 26-06-19
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: Hyundai News

SEOUL, June 26, 2019 – Hyundai Motor Company signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco). The MOU provides a framework to accelerate expansion of a hydrogen ecosystem in the Korean and Saudi Arabian markets, and to explore the use of advanced non-metallic materials in various fields including the automotive industry.

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BATTERIES: BMW slow to heed German call for battery champions

  • Date: 26-06-19
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Europe Auto News

BERLIN/MUNICH -- BMW is not showing much enthusiasm to get on board with a German government push to establish battery cell production in Europe, slowing a plan to create an industry that keeps pace with Asian rivals and get on the front foot on elusive climate goals.

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EMISSIONS: VW Group, Fiat Chrysler risk big EU emissions fines in 2021

  • Date: 26-06-19
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Europe Auto News

FRANKFURT -- Volkswagen Group and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles could face penalties of up to 1.83 billion euros ($2.08 billion) and 746 million euros, respectively, if they fail to meet the European Union's emissions targets set for 2021, according to AlixPartners.

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EMISSIONS: Europe's Tough New Emissions Rules Come With $39 Billion Threat

  • Date: 26-06-19
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Bloomberg

Time is running out for carmakers in Europe. Just six months out from stiff new emissions rules, the industry is facing up to an estimated 34 billion euros ($39 billion) in penalties as well as eroding profits from selling more electric cars.

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