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FUEL CELLS: Former Chinese Minister Wan Gang on EVs: “It’s Hydrogen’s Turn”

  • Date: 27-06-19
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: CBT News

If you look into the history of the electric vehicle (EV), you are bound to see Wan Gang’s name somewhere. Known as China’s “father of electric cars,” Wan has revolutionized the EV market just within the past couple of decades. He turned China into the largest EV market by tirelessly promoting the environmental benefits of switching to EVs as well as using government subsidies to attract new customers. Overall, his EV mission can be labelled a success.

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ACQUISITIONS: Generation Mining Signs Definitive Acquisition Agreement with Sibanye-Stillwater

  • Date: 26-06-19
  • Category: ACQUISITIONS
  • Source: Finance Yahoo

Generation Mining Ltd. (the “Company” or “Gen Mining”) has signed an acquisition agreement with Sibanye Gold Ltd., trading as Sibanye-Stillwater, pursuant to which, on closing the Company will earn an initial 51-per-cent interest (the “First Interest”) in Sibanye-Stillwater's Marathon PGM deposit located near Marathon, Ontario (the “Property”) and form an unincorporated joint venture with Stillwater Canada Inc. The property consists of 45 mining leases totalling 8450 hectares, and an additional...

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PGM PRODUCERS: Northam to restart operations at Eland’s fully funded Kukama shaft

JOHANNESBURG ( – Platinum group metals (PGM) mining and marketing company Northam Platinum on Wednesday announced the company’s decision to recommence operations in the new 2020 financial year at the Kukama shaft situated at the Eland mine complex in Brits.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Amplats surges 5.5% after forecasting an 80% leap in earnings

JOHANNESBURG - Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) surged almost 6percent after forecasting an 80percent leap in earnings for the six months to June on the back of the stronger platinum group metals (PGM) price.

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PGM PROJECTS: PTM to raise $1.3m for Waterberg DFS

  • Date: 26-06-19
  • Category: PGM PROJECTS
  • Source: Mining Weekly

TSX-listed Platinum Group Metals (PTM) on Tuesday announced its intention to raise $1.3-million in a private placement. The company will sell 1.1-million shares at a price of $1.17 apiece to Hosken Consolidated Investments, which already holds 20.05% of the company’s shares.

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EMISSIONS: Oxford council partners with research group to probe air pollution

  • Date: 26-06-19
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Air Quality News

Oxford City Council has partnered with research group OxAir to study residents’ daily exposure to air pollution, and how best it can be managed.

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HYDROGEN: Hyundai Motor and Saudi Aramco to Collaborate on Hydrogen, Advanced Non-metallic Materials and Future Technologies

  • Date: 26-06-19
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: Hyundai News

SEOUL, June 26, 2019 – Hyundai Motor Company signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco). The MOU provides a framework to accelerate expansion of a hydrogen ecosystem in the Korean and Saudi Arabian markets, and to explore the use of advanced non-metallic materials in various fields including the automotive industry.

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BATTERIES: BMW slow to heed German call for battery champions

  • Date: 26-06-19
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Europe Auto News

BERLIN/MUNICH -- BMW is not showing much enthusiasm to get on board with a German government push to establish battery cell production in Europe, slowing a plan to create an industry that keeps pace with Asian rivals and get on the front foot on elusive climate goals.

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