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LITHIUM: New Studies Show Benefits of NAL-Authier Combination - Sayona Mining

  • Date: 02-04-20
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Sayona

Sayona advancing preparatory work regarding proposed takeover of North American Lithium (NAL) in Québec, Canada and integration with nearby Authier Lithium Project

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AUTO SALES: Italian sales come to a halt under virus restrictions

  • Date: 02-04-20
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Auto News

The Italian foreign carmakers group UNRAE has asked for an expansion of bonuses for low- and zero-emissions vehicles, such as the upcoming Fiat 500 electric model.

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MINING: All Antofagasta mines to be powered by renewable energy by 2022

  • Date: 02-04-20
  • Category: MINING
  • Source: Antofagasta

Antofagasta plc (the "Company") announces that Centinela has signed a new Power Purchase Agreement (“PPA) with ENGIE Energía Chile S.A. (“ENGIE”) effective from 2022 until 2033. Under the PPA 100% of the power supplied to Centinela will be from renewable sources.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Zimplats granted permission to continue mining and processing operations

On 27 March 2020, the President of Zimbabwe announced a 21-day lockdown directive, with the intention of curbing the spread of COVID-19 in Zimbabwe, which started on Monday, 30 March 2020. The lockdown is to continue until midnight on Sunday, 19 April 2020. Zimplats supports the decision taken by the Government of Zimbabwe to help flatten the curve of the COVID-19 infection rate and is committed to contributing where it can to the country’s socio-economic stability.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Eskom to double maintenance work to make use of low demand

  • Date: 02-04-20
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Devdiscourse

As South Africa enters day 7 of a nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, Eskom has announced that it will double maintenance work at its plants.

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PGM PROJECTS: Ivanhoe's Kamoa-Kakula locked down, Platreef suspended

Ivanhoe said Platreef has temporarily suspended its shaft-sinking operations until at least April 16 in compliance with the 21-day, country-wide lock down imposed by the South African Government effective March 26. The project is maintaining a small workforce to conduct care and maintenance activities in order to have the operation ready for when project development resumes.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Impala Platinum Holdings still operating in Ontario, Zimbabwe

Platinum group metals giant, Impala Platinum Holdings, said yesterday that Canadian mining operations have been classified as an essential business by the Ontario government and is permitted to operate during the provincial 14-day lockdown. In the fall Impala Platinum Holding paid $750 million for Ontario miner North American Palladium.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Zimplats granted permission to continue Zimbabwean operations

Impala Platinum (Implats) subsidiary, Zimplats, has been granted permission to continue its Zimbabwean operations despite a national 21-day lockdown in the country, which came into effect from March 27 to midnight on April 19.

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