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LITHIUM: Portugal vows to hold delayed lithium tender by year-end

  • Date: 29-08-19
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Reuters

LISBON, Aug 29 (Reuters) - Portugal is finalising plans for an international licensing tender for lithium exploration to take place this year, part of a government push to make the country Europe’s top supplier of the metal for electric car batteries.

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AUTO SALES: Will China phase out conventional vehicles any time soon?

  • Date: 29-08-19
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Auto News

SHANGHAI -- The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology last week posted on its website a reply to a proposal from the National People’s Congress, China’s parliament. That proposal suggests the ministry set a time frame to end sales of gasoline-powered vehicles.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Sibanye-Stillwater to unveil Lonmin restructuring in a month as shafts “not contributing”

SIBANYE-Stillwater would unveil restructuring plans for Lonmin in about a month as there were certain of the former firm’s older shafts that “weren’t contributing to the bottom line”, said Neal Froneman, CEO of the Johannesburg-listed group.

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FUEL CELLS: ITM Power gigastack feasibility study with Orsted

  • Date: 29-08-19
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: ITM Power

Project to demonstrate delivery of bulk, low-cost and zero-carbon hydrogen through gigawatt scale PEM electrolysis, manufactured in the UK.

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AUTO SALES: Demand for battery electric vehicles in Europe doubles in July; growth driven by Tesla and Renault

  • Date: 29-08-19
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Green Car Congress

Despite continuing economic uncertainty and diminishing consumer confidence, the European car market registered growth in July 2019, as registrations were up by 1.2% to 1,325,600 units, according to JATO Dynamics. Although the growth was marginal, it marks a significant improvement on the drop seen in June, when registrations fell by 7.9%.

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LITHIUM: Lithium producer Alita calls in administrators

  • Date: 29-08-19
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Stockhead

Alita – formerly Alliance Mineral Assets – has become a high profile casualty of plummeting spodumene prices.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Amplats completes acquisition of prospecting rights

Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) and Atlatsa have completed the acquisition and inclusion of the resources specified in the Central Block and Kwanda North prospecting rights into Rustenburg Platinum Mines (RPM)’s Mogalakwena mining right.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Amplats prepares ground for sale of Bokoni Pt., an ill-fated casualty of SA’s early BEE endeavours

ANGLO American Platinum (Amplats) said the way had been made clear to sell Bokoni Platinum Mines, the platinum group metal (PGM) mines situated in the Limpopo province, in the north-west region of South Africa’s Bushveld Complex.

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