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LITHIUM: AMG plans German Li hydroxide refining plant

  • Date: 18-11-19
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: AMM

AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group (AMG) subsidiary AMG Lithium GmbH has started basic engineering to establish a battery-grade lithium hydroxide refining plant in the municipality of Elsteraue or Zeitz, the parent company said on Thursday November 14.

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HYDROGEN: World's largest green-hydrogen plant begins operation in Austria

  • Date: 18-11-19
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: Recharge News

The 6MW facility in Linz, consisting of Siemens electrolysers, will provide clean H2 for steel production.

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DIESEL: Western European Diesel Car Market October 2019

  • Date: 18-11-19
  • Category: DIESEL
  • Source: LMC Auto

September’s diesel share of new car sales in the region is confirmed at 29.0%. Data for October, with three small markets estimated, suggest a figure of 31.3% leading to a YTD achievement of 32.1%, very close to that seen in September. Three markets returned a diesel share slightly higher than a year earlier (Austria, Germany and Norway) while a total of eight experienced a rise in diesel sales volume from a YoY standpoint.

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ESKOM: Eskom S.Africa CEO Appointment Met With Surprise, Skepticism

  • Date: 18-11-19
  • Category: ESKOM
  • Source: Bloomberg

After months of speculation and delays, South Africa named Andre de Ruyter as chief executive officer of it's debt-crippled state power utility.

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WAGE NEGOTIATIONS: Amcu 'brought certainty' to PGM industry

JOHANNESBURG - The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) on Friday said that it had brought certainty to the platinum industry after signing a three-year wage deal with South Africa’s biggest platinum producers.

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PGM PROJECTS: Zimbabwe Platinum Venture Needs $500 Million for First Phase

  • Date: 17-11-19
  • Category: PGM PROJECTS
  • Source: VOA Zimbabwe

HARARE (Reuters) - Russian-Zimbabwean platinum venture Great Dyke Investments (GDI) requires a further $500 million for the first phase of its Zimbabwean mining project and is in advanced financing talks with Russian and South African lenders.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Platinum sector seals pay deal

  • Date: 17-11-19
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Business Live

The world's largest platinum producers have sealed a pay agreement with the sector's biggest labour union in SA, concluding negotiations that started in July and putting workers' remuneration on the back burner for the next three years.

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WAGE NEGOTIATIONS: NUM holds first rally in Marikana since 2012 massacre

JOHANNESBURG – The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is holding its first rally in Marikana striking Lonmin mineworkers were shot dead by police seven years ago.

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