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HYDROGEN: Hydrogen utilisation study group in Chubu launched to study the potential for large-scale hydrogen use in the Chubu Region

  • Date: 06-03-20
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: Sumitomo

Ten private companies working to promote hydrogen utilisation have established the Hydrogen Utilisation Study Group in Chubu to create demand for hydrogen and build a supply chain for stable hydrogen utilisation in the Chubu Region.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Sibanye-Stillwater may divert PGMs to Marikana after shock closure of Amplats refineries

SIBANYE-Stillwater would discuss the possibility of refining concentrate it currently supplies to Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) at its Marikana facilities following disclosure today that Amplats had shut its processing facilities.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Anglo American Platinum cuts view on plant closure

JOHANNESBURG--Anglo American Platinum Ltd., the world's biggest refiner of platinum group of metals, declared force majeure and slashed its full-year guidance by about 20% after shuttering a processing plant in South Africa, sending platinum futures higher and potentially pushing the global market into a deficit this year.

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AUTO SALES: China Car Sales Drop Record 80% as Virus Empties Showrooms

  • Date: 04-03-20
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Bloomberg

China’s car sales had the biggest monthly plunge on record as the coronavirus kept shoppers away, intensifying the pressure on automakers already battling an unprecedented slump before the outbreak.

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BATTERIES: MINING.COM launches EV Battery Metals Index

  • Date: 04-03-20
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Mining.com

The value of metals used in batteries for the nascent electric vehicle industry measured for the first time

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PGM PRODUCERS: Early settlement of the Marikana Bulk tailings treatment project’s metal purchase agreement

  • Date: 04-03-20
  • Category: PGM PRODUCERS
  • Source: Sibanye-Stillwater

Sibanye-Stillwater advises that Western Platinum Proprietary Limited , Eastern Platinum Limited and Lonmin Limited, now subsidiaries of Sibanye-Stillwater and collectively known as the Marikana operations, have entered into a Release and Cancellation Agreement with RFW Lonmin Investments Limited regarding the early settlement, of a prior streaming agreement, of a prior streaming agreement, on more favourable terms.

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AUTO PRODUCTION: Fiat unveils electric 500 in Milan despite virus fears

MILAN -- Fiat's new 500 full-electric car will join the growing number of battery-powered minicars targeting customers in Europe's cities seeking emissions-free mobility.

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BATTERIES: GM Reveals New Ultium Batteries and a Flexible Global Platform to Rapidly Grow its EV Portfolio

  • Date: 04-03-20
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: General Motors

WARREN, Mich. – Starting today, General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) is gathering hundreds of employees, dealers, investors, analysts, media and policymakers to share details of its strategy to grow the company’s electric vehicle (EV) sales quickly, efficiently and profitably.

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