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HYDROGEN: French trains to go green with order for hydrogen engines

  • Date: 29-08-19
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: The Local

France is joining the hydrogen train revolution, the head of state rail operator SNCF said on Thursday, announcing an order for 15 emissions-free regional trains to replace polluting diesel models.

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PGM PROJECTS: Group Ten Metals raises $2.45 million for PGE drilling in Montana

  • Date: 29-08-19
  • Category: PGM PROJECTS
  • Source: Resource World

Group Ten Metals Inc. [PGE-TSXV, PGEZF-OTC, 5D32-FSE] said Thursday August 29 that it has raised $2.45 million from an oversubscribed private placement offering of 17.5 million units at 14 cents per unit.

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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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