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HYDROGEN: Three reasons why international cooperation is key to unlocking the hydrogen economy

  • Date: 23-01-19
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: Hydrogen Council

At no point in human history has the Earth been warmer than it is today. Responding to this generation’s greatest threat will require thoughtful, collaborative action - and fast. In December 2015, 196 countries came together at COP21 looking to solve this challenge. The resulting Paris Climate Agreement was an ambitious response to climate change with the overall aim of keeping the global temperature below 2˚C above pre-industrial levels by 2050. Now, four years later, we know accomplishing this

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PGM PROJECTS: PTM to raise $4m for Waterberg DFS

  • Date: 23-01-19
  • Category: PGM PROJECTS
  • Source: Research Channel

TSX- and NYSE-listed Platinum Group Metals (PTM) intends to sell up to three-million common shares at $1.33 apiece for gross proceeds of up to $4-million.

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EMISSIONS: VW's Diess warns emissions push could make cars too expensive for some consumers

  • Date: 22-01-19
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Auto News Europe

DETROIT -- Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess warned that the European Union’s proposed emissions target for 2030 is too demanding and the resulting push to EVs could make motoring too expensive for some consumers.

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FUEL CELLS: New fuel cell vehicle technology uses cobalt

  • Date: 22-01-19
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: Mining Weekly

A promising new fuel cell technology, which uses a cobalt-based catalyst, mirrors the world’s current ‘well-to-wheel’ refuelling ecosystem in being designed to allow motorists to call at conventional petrol stations to fill up with the liquid fuel from which hydrogen is extracted and then converted into vehicle-driving electricity.

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BATTERIES: Renault worries about battery supplies in growing EV market

  • Date: 22-01-19
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Auto News Europe

PARIS -- As the market for electric vehicles grows, some automakers are facing a new worry: ensuring a consistent supply of batteries.

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EMISSIONS: Sweden to ban sales of fossil-fuel powered cars by 2030

  • Date: 22-01-19
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Electrive

Sweden is saying goodbye to cars with internal combustion engines. Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has now declared that no new cars with diesel or petrol engines will be sold after 2030.

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SUBSTITUTION: World Emissions Standards: Opportunities & Risks for PGMs in Automotive Catalysis

The following is a truncated version of the speech which Dr Josey delivered at the 2018 LBMA/LPPM Conference in Boston. It focuses on world emission standards, and what this means for the future demand for PGMs.

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MACROECONOMICS: China’s Economy Slows to the Weakest Pace Since 2009

Early signs that China is cushioning its economic slowdown won’t prevent it adding to downward pressures on the global expansion this year.

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