Consulting analysts in tomorrow’s commodities and technologies


ESKOM: Eskom starts stage 2 loadshedding

  • Date: 08-11-19
  • Category: ESKOM
  • Source: Fin 24

Eskom suddenly announced on Thursday evening that it will implement stage 2 loadshedding from 22:00 this evening until 05:00 on Friday morning.

View full story

AUTO PRODUCTION: Ford and Webasto unveil ultra-high-performance battery electric Mustang fastback prototype

At SEMA, Ford and Webasto revealed Mustang Lithium, an ultra-high-performance battery electric Mustang fastback prototype. With more than 1,000 ft-lbs of torque and more than 900 hp instantaneously available, this Mustang amps muscle car performance to a new level and helps gauge the level of interest the next wave of performance customers have in lightning-quick performance that only fully electric powertrains can deliver.

View full story

BATTERY RECYCLING: E-waste company opens battery recycling plants in Singapore and France

TES issued a press release announcing the new facilities that is light on detail but claimed the plants would position it as ‘a leader’ in battery recycling. The company also announced an intent to move into the reuse of spent electric vehicle batteries in commercial and residential applications.

View full story

PGM PRODUCERS: North American Palladium reports record revenue

THUNDER BAY — Barely a month before shareholders will vote on a proposed takeover of the company, North American Palladium is reporting the highest quarterly revenue in its history.

View full story

WAGE NEGOTIATIONS: Amcu says workers may back wage offers

South Africa’s largest platinum mining labour union said it might conclude a wage deal with producers as early as next week if “minor” outstanding issues can be resolved.

View full story

RECYCLING: Maruti Suzuki and Toyota Tsusho to set up vehicle dismantling and recycling unit

  • Date: 07-11-19
  • Category: RECYCLING
  • Source: Just Auto

Maruti Suzuki and Toyota Tsusho Group have announced setting up of a one-of-its-kind vehicle dismantling and recycling joint venture, Maruti Suzuki Toyotsu India Private Limited (MSTI).

View full story

FUEL TECHNOLOGY: Is the spark about to die for the internal combustion engine?

After a century’s dominance beneath the bonnets of the world’s cars, the piston-driven petrol engine faces a gradual replacement by batteries or fuel cells.

View full story

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Toyota, BYD to set up research venture to develop EVs

Toyota and Chinese electric-car maker BYD said their joint venture to design and develop battery-electric cars will be set up next year and will be based in China.

View full story