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PGM PROJECTS: Eurasia Mining Secures "Milestone" Monchetundra Flanks Approval

  • Date: 25-08-20
  • Category: PGM PROJECTS
  • Source: Morning Star

(Alliance News) - Eurasia Mining PLC on Tuesday said it has been awarded a licence at the Monchetundra Flanks base metal and platinum group metals asset in Russia.

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US: U.S. Senate Democrats unveil $400 billion-a-year plan to tackle climate change

  • Date: 25-08-20
  • Category: US
  • Source: Reuters

(Reuters) - Senate Democrats on Tuesday unveiled a plan to tackle climate change that calls for the U.S. government to spend more than $400 billion a year to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

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BATTERIES: Simpliphi predicts cobalt-free battery takeover sooner than expected

  • Date: 25-08-20
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: PV Magazine

U.S.-owned analyst Wood Mackenzie last week estimated lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP) is poised to overtake lithium-manganese-cobalt-oxide (NMC) as the dominant stationary storage chemistry by 2030. While that is an ambitious prediction in its own right, one company, Simpliphi, is looking to drive the transition even sooner.

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ICE: McLaren flags end of road for petrol engines by 2030

  • Date: 25-08-20
  • Category: ICE
  • Source: Financial Times

McLaren, the UK supercar maker, will stop developing petrol engines within a decade as it plots a long-term shift towards electric vehicles. The company will focus on hybrid supercars for the next ten years, with a plan to source more components in the UK, but expects to cease any traditional engine development by 2030, chief executive Mike Flewitt told the Financial Times. “We will be developing engines for the next ten years, selling for the next 15 years, but we expect a lot of the world to ...

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RECYCLING: Britain to get first commercial refinery for extracting precious metals from e-waste

  • Date: 22-08-20
  • Category: RECYCLING
  • Source: The Guardian

The UK is to get its first commercial refinery for extracting precious metals from electronic waste, which will also be the world’s first to use bacteria rather than cyanide-based processes.

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HYDROGEN: Germany's Dillinger steel group starts hydrogen-based steel production

  • Date: 21-08-20
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: SP Global

London — Germany's Dillinger and Saarstahl steel group announced Aug. 21 the start of the first hydrogen-based steel production in Europe's biggest steel market to help cut carbon emissions.

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FUEL CELLS: MAHLE introduces new modular filter concept for fuel cell applications

  • Date: 20-08-20
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: Green Car Congress

MAHLE has developed two standardized air filter solutions for fuel cells. With to this new modular approach, MAHLE is able to significantly reduce development times and costs, with developers now having direct access to a fully developed off-the-shelf component instead of having to design individual solutions for each vehicle.

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COBALT: China plans to boost cobalt reserves as virus spurs supply risks

  • Date: 20-08-20
  • Category: COBALT
  • Source:

China’s state stockpiling agency has drawn up plans to buy 2,000 tonnes of cobalt after the coronavirus pandemic highlighted the fragility of supplies of the strategic mineral.

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