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BATTERIES: Audi makes changes in Brussels factory for e-tron

  • Date: 26-01-20
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Electrive

Audi is making some major personnel changes at their Brussels plant, where the e-tron quattro electric SUV is manufactured. The jobs of at least 145 temporary workers are to be put on hold. In the worst case, this lot could threaten up to 250 employees.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Unki Mine sees 4% increase in platinum production

Anglo-American-owned platinum mine, Unki Platinum, recorded a 4% increase in platinum production to 89 400 ounces last year.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Load shedding costs Amplats R742m

JOHANNESBURG - Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) lost 38000 ounces of platinum group metals (PGM) production last year as a result of load shedding.

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SOUTH AFRICA: South Africa's mining fatalities at their lowest ever

  • Date: 24-01-20
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Mining Weekly

TSHWANE ( – The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) on Friday announced the lowest number of mining fatalities on record, at 51 for 2019.

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MINING: Stalled Ring of Fire worth more than $117 billion

  • Date: 24-01-20
  • Category: MINING
  • Source: Regina Leader-Post

Why has mining still not begun in Ontario’s Ring of Fire mineral deposit belt a decade after its discovery? Are the deposits worthless, or are there factors beyond the control of the mining industry that are blocking progress?

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PGM PRODUCERS: Uasa delighted over Labour Court judgment against Impala Platinum

JOHANNESBURG - The Union Association of South Africa (Uasa) scored a major victory after the Labour Court ruled against Impala Platinum (Implats) for an unlawful deduction of workers' leave days during the five-month platinum belt strike in 2014.

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HYDROGEN: Industrial hydrogen: a 20 MW project in the Netherlands

  • Date: 23-01-20
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: McPhy

La Motte Fanjas (France), January 22, 2020 – 08:00 am CET – McPhy (Euronext Paris Compartment C: MCPHY, FR0011742329), a specialist in hydrogen production and distribution equipment, today announces it has been selected to equip the largest electrolysis plant for zero-carbon hydrogen production, the first of its kind and on this scale in Europe.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Anglo American Platinum Limited PGM Production Report for the fourth quarter ending 31 December 2019

  • Date: 23-01-20
  • Category: PGM PRODUCERS
  • Source: Anglo American Platinum

Anglo American Platinum remains committed to the elimination of fatalities and reports zero fatalities in the period. For the first time ever, managed operations were fatal free for the year. The Total Recordable Case Frequency Rate (“TRCFR”) per million hours at managed operations for the quarter improved 41% to 1.75 compared to 2.99 in the prior period.

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