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PGM PRODUCERS: RBPlat lifts production, milled tonnes in September quarter

  • Date: 16-10-19
  • Category: PG
  • Source: Mining Weekly

Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) on Wednesday reported that the total tonnes delivered to concentrators for the three-month period ended September 30, had increased by 9.2% year-on-year to just over one-million tonnes and the total tonnes milled increased by 2.1%, also to just over one-million tonnes.

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MOBILITY: South Korea Speeds Up Plans for Autonomous, Electric and Flying Cars

  • Date: 15-10-19
  • Category: MOBILITY
  • Source: Bloomberg

South Korea unveiled plans to speed up the adoption of electric cars, self-driving vehicles and even flying automobiles in the coming years to help revive a sagging economy.

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AUTO PRODUCTION: U.K. Carmakers Hit by $628 Million Brexit Tab Call for Deal

U.K. carmakers, already reeling from more than 500 million pounds ($628 million) in costs to prepare for Brexit, made an eleventh-hour call on thegovernment to strike a deal with the European Union to safeguard the future of the industry.

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WAGE NEGOTIATIONS: Sibanye hoping to avert AMCU platinum strike after wage deadlock

Sibanye-Stillwater is hopeful that a wage agreement can be reached with trade union AMCU to avert a strike at its Rustenburg and Marikana operations after negotiations deadlocked.

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PGM PROJECTS: Platinum Group Metal Cowboys in Montana

  • Date: 15-10-19
  • Category: PGM PROJECTS
  • Source: Streetwise Reports

There is a 30-mile long geologic slice of layered magmatic intrusion cutting through the Beartooth Mountain range in south-central Montana that closely resembles one of the world's most productive mining regions in South Africa. The Stillwater Igneous Complex encases tens of millions of ounces of valuable platinum group metals, along with nickel, copper, cobalt and other commodities.

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BATTERIES: Johnson Matthey to open new battery application centre at Milton Park

  • Date: 15-10-19
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Johnson Matthey

Johnson Matthey (JM), the global leader in sustainable technologies, is to open a new battery application centre at the business and science community of Milton Park in Oxfordshire. JM has taken 22,857 sq ft (2,123 sq m) over three floors at 142 Park Drive consisting of a newly built office and laboratory development.

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EMISSIONS: Growing preference for SUVs challenges emissions reductions in passenger car market

  • Date: 15-10-19
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: IEA

With major automakers announcing new electric car models at a regular pace, there has been growing interest in recent years about the impact of electric vehicles on the overall car market, as well as global oil demand, carbon emissions, and air pollution.

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COBALT: Canada Cobalt looks for vertical integration with PolyMet Resources deal

  • Date: 14-10-19
  • Category: COBALT
  • Source: International Mining

Canada Cobalt Works has widened its processing options for both its Castle and Beaver projects, in the Cobalt Camp of northern Ontario, Canada, with the acquisition of a permitted and operating mineral and precious metal processing facility.

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