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BATTERIES: MG Motor India partners with Umicore for recycling end-of-life ZS EV batteries

  • Date: 02-12-19
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Manufacturing Today India

MG (Morris Garages) Motor has announced its association with Umicore to explore opportunities in safe and sustainable recycling of end-of-life batteries for electric vehicles. Umicore is one of few companies that offer a complete recycling journey for Li-ion batteries to maintain ecological footprint. Umicore holds extensive expertise in end-to-end battery life cycle management and a unique battery value chain that guarantees better operational efficiency, supply security and speed of response.

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HYDROGEN: Hunting the wind, making hydrogen

  • Date: 01-12-19
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: Fathom World

Japanese researchers thinking outside the box have designed a wind-powered vessel that can make hydrogen while sailing the oceans.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Tharisa profits dive 83% as output declines

Nov 28 (Reuters) - Miner Tharisa Plc on Thursday reported a nearly 83% plunge in its annual pretax profit as production of platinum group metals and chrome concentrates fell.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Anglo CEO urges SA to upgrade rail, ports to boost mining

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa needs to modernize its rail and ports and provide reliable electricity supplies to boost growth in mining, said Anglo American Plc Chief Executive Officer Mark Cutifani.

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ESKOM: Eskom Struggles to Reduce Pollution From 20-Year High

  • Date: 28-11-19
  • Category: ESKOM
  • Source: Bloomberg

Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd., South Africa’s biggest polluter, is struggling to curb its highest particulate emissions in two decades after its Kendal power plant was damaged during a strike. You've reached your free art

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ESKOM: South Africa's Eskom makes interim profit on higher tariffs

  • Date: 28-11-19
  • Category: ESKOM
  • Source: Reuters

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa’s struggling state power firm Eskom made a 1.3 billion rand ($88 million) profit in the six months to the end of September thanks to higher tariffs during the winter months when demand is greater.

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AUTO PRODUCTION: UK car production falls again in October

UK car manufacturing output fell 4% year on year in October, with 134,752 units built, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

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AUTO SALES: Japanese Hybrids Are Beating the Slump in China’s Car Market

  • Date: 28-11-19
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Bloomberg

China’s once-in-a-generation car slump is hobbling carmakers around the globe that placed their bets on what is the world’s biggest auto market. But one group is weathering the slowdown unscathed: Japan.

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