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FUEL CELLS: Hyundai Motor accelerates hydrogen technology development through 3 strategic investments

  • Date: 30-10-19
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: Green Car Congress

Hyundai Motor Company announced key investments into three hydrogen companies—Impact Coatings, H2Pro and GRZ Technologies—to strengthen its leadership position in the global hydrogen fuel cell ecosystem.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Sibanye mulls over moving primary listing to New York

JOHANNESBURG – Sibanye Gold chief executive Neal Froneman is considering moving the South African miner’s primary listing to New York from 2021 after he curbs the company’s debt.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Eskom power plan; Rand fizzles; unemployment high; Sibanye eyes NY; scientists discover early man in Bots

The government issued its big plan to save Eskom, but the details were a disappointment for many hoping to see faster, firmer action. In particular, Eskom’s debt burden hasn’t been dealt with, worry analysts. As Bloomberg reports, the plan includes exposing Eskom to greater competition, lowering fuel costs, increasing renewable-energy output and selling non-core assets. A policy paper released by Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan envisions Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd. relinquishing its almos

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PGM PROJECTS: Zimbabwe PGM projects face “insurmountable obstacles”, say SA platinum producers

SOUTH African platinum group metals (PGMs) producers Sibanye-Stillwater and Impala Platinum (Implats) expressed scepticism Zimbabwe would be able to increase production of the metals as it plans because the obstacles to investment were “insurmountable”.

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FUEL CELLS: Cummins unveils hydrogen fuel cell truck as tech demonstrator

  • Date: 30-10-19
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: Green Car Congress

Cummins Inc. unveiled a heavy-duty truck with fuel cell and battery electric power at the 2019 North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta. Cummins’ strategy is to provide its customers with a broad portfolio of power options, from diesel and natural gas, hybrids, to battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell solutions.

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BATTERIES: Penn State Li-ion battery design could charge an EV in 10 minutes; asymmetric temperature modulation

  • Date: 30-10-19
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Green Car Congress

Penn State researchers have developed a lithium-ion battery that charges at an elevated temperature to increase reaction rate but keeps the cell cool during discharge, showing the potential to add 200 miles of driving range to an electric car in 10 minutes.

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ACQUISITION: Northam to buy Eastplats’ Maroelabult assets for R20m

  • Date: 29-10-19
  • Category: ACQUISITIONS
  • Source: Mining Weekly

Platinum-group metals miner Northam Platinum’s Eland Platinum subsidiary will buy dual-listed Eastern Platinum’s Maroelabult assets, in Brits, North West, for R20-million.

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AUTO SALES: Downturn in the global Truck market

  • Date: 29-10-19
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: LMC Automotive

With the spectre of global economic recession looming as a 1/3 possibility, the global Truck market finds itself on the brink of downturn as we approach the end of the year. Manufacturing – a critically important driver of Heavy Vehicle demand, via its impact on freight transport demand – is already in decline.

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