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ESKOM: Eskom wants Medupi Unit 3 defect repairs completed on schedule despite Covid-19 restrictions

  • Date: 03-04-20
  • Category: ESKOM
  • Source: Mining Weekly

State-owned electricity utility Eskom has not shifted its April 9 deadline for returning Medupi Unit 3 to service, despite work restrictions imposed at the Lephalale site, in Limpopo, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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APPOINTMENT: Group Ten Metals Appoints CFO and Provides Update Regarding COVID-19 Response

Group Ten Metals Inc. (PGE.V)(PGEZF) ("Group Ten") announces the appointment Rebecca Moriarty of Malaspina Consultants Inc. ("Malaspina") as Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately. Ms. Moriarty is a Chartered Professional Accountant and has over 20 years of experience in the mining industry

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PGM PROJECTS: Ivanhoe moves hundreds to mine site

Ivanhoe Mines (TSX: IVN) co-chairs Robert Friedland and Yufeng ‘Miles’ Sun announced that, despite the fact that no covid-19 cases have been discovered at its projects, strict quarantine and lockdown measures have been implemented at Kamoa-Kakula, Platreef and Kipushi.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Nornickel may not sell all output if coronavirus crisis drags - report

MOSCOW, April 3 (Reuters) - Russian nickel and palladium producer Norilsk Nickel (Nornickel) may find it hard to sell all of its output, as it normally can, if the coronavirus crisis persists, the company’s largest shareholder and president told a daily newspaper.

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LITHIUM: Successful completion of Lithium battery recycling pilot - Neo Metals

  • Date: 02-04-20
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Neo Metals

Project development company, Neometals Ltd (ASX: NMT) (“Neometals” or “the Company”), is pleased to announce the successful completion of its pilot plant test‐work (“Pilot”) on the Company’s proprietary lithium‐ion battery (“LIB”) recycling technology. The Pilot has validated earlier bench scale assumptions with high recoveries of the targeted suite of cathode active elements and refined them into high purity chemicals for re‐use in the battery supply chain.

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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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