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HYDROGEN: Asda commits to a hydrogen fuelled future

  • Date: 03-08-20
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: H2 View

UK-based supermarket chain Asda, a wholly owned subsidiary of Walmart, will soon deploy hydrogen fuel cell solutions across its extensive supply chain network in an effort to reduce its carbon emissions, as part of an agreement with Plug Power.

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HYDROGEN: German oil refinery to build 30 MW hydrogen electrolysis plant

  • Date: 03-08-20
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: Reuters

Companies involved in a hydrogen project at the Heide oil refinery near Hamburg said on Monday they would build a 30 megawatts (MW) electrolysis plant as a first step towards developing commercial-scale carbon-free energy.

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AUTO PRODUCTION: UK car production slumps to lowest level since 1954

The number of cars built in the UK over the past six months has slumped to the lowest since 1954, according to the industry's trade body.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Beijing's uphill battle to boost EV sales

SHANGHAI -- While overall new-vehicle sales have rebounded three straight months, China’s electric vehicle market has contracted nonstop following a cut in subsidies in June 2019.

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AUTO SALES: COVID: Stakes are high for European automotive recovery, new facts and figures show

  • Date: 30-07-20
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: ACEA

Brussels, 30 July 2020 – The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) has published its annual Pocket Guide that provides an overview of the EU auto industry, including the latest sector-specific data on employment, vehicle production and sales, road safety, R&D, the environment and trade flows.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Royal Bafokeng Platinum : Trading statement and production update for the six months ended 30 June 2020

RBPlat is in the process of finalising its financial results for the six months ended 30 June 2020 ("the period"). Despite the BRPM and Styldrift operations delivering a strong performance, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a year-on-year decrease in 4E and platinum ounce production of 13.0% and 12.8% respectively. The managed shutdown and subsequent ramp up of our operations as a result of the national lockdown resulted in an effective loss of approximately 45 days of production.

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NORNICKEL: Nornickel to monitor permafrost conditions in real time

  • Date: 30-07-20
  • Category: NORNICKEL
  • Source: Mining Weekly

Russian base and precious metals miner Nornickel is developing a system to monitor in real time the soil conditions and the stability of the foundations of its operations in permafrost, as the company moves to find solutions to prevent another environmental disaster in the Arctic.

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PGM PROJECTS: DNR receives mining proposal from Twin Metals Minnesota

  • Date: 30-07-20
  • Category: PGM PROJECTS
  • Source: Ein Press Wire

The Department of Natural Resources has received a project proposal from Twin Metals Minnesota (TMM) for a new mining project in Lake County in northeastern Minnesota. TMM’s proposed project would involve construction of an underground mining operation, processing facility, and dry stack tailings facility. Per the Minnesota Environmental Policy Act, the TMM proposal requires preparation of an environmental impact statement (EIS), with the DNR as the designated responsible governmental unit.

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