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HYDROGEN: Fébus launched today in Pau, France

  • Date: 17-12-19
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: H2 view

The hydrogen fuel cell bus Fébus has made its maiden voyage today in Pau, France.

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PALLADIUM: Palladium Tops $2,000 as Record-Breaking Rally Boosts Miners

  • Date: 17-12-19
  • Category: PALLADIUM
  • Source: Bloomberg

Palladium rose above $2,000 an ounce for the first time, extending a powerful annual advance driven by a sustained global deficit.

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AUTO SALES: European vehicle market statistics, 2019/2020

  • Date: 17-12-19
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: ICCT

The European vehicle market statistics pocketbook offers a statistical portrait of passenger car and light commercial vehicle fleets in the European Union, updated annually. The emphasis is on vehicle technologies and emissions of greenhouse gases and other air pollutants. Brief introductions to each chapter note important trends and provide selected comparisons to other large vehicle markets.

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AUTO SALES: Passenger car registrations: -0.3% 11 months into 2019; +4.9% in November

  • Date: 17-12-19
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: ACEA

Brussels, 17 December 2019 – In November 2019, EU demand for new passenger cars increased by 4.9%, marking the third consecutive month of growth this year.

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BATTERY RECYCLING: Sweden's Northvolt plans battery recycling in new challenge to China

Northvolt, the Swedish challenger to China’s domination of the electric-vehicle battery market, plans to build a large-scale recycling plant to recover supplies of precious metals needed for production.

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ESKOM: Ramaphosa must fix Eskom as miners stare into the abyss

  • Date: 17-12-19
  • Category: ESKOM
  • Source: Mining Journal

It's crunch time for Eskom. The heavily indebted state-owned power monopoly is haemorrhaging cash at a time when South Africa's economy is in the doldrums and the fiscal metrics are deteriorating at a much faster pace than anticipated.

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ACQUISITIONS: Implats concludes acquisition of North American Palladium

  • Date: 17-12-19
  • Category: ACQUISITIONS
  • Source: Mining Review

Implats has concluded the acquisition of 100% of the outstanding shares in Canadian PGM miner, North American Palladium (NAP).

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PGM PROJECTS: Eurasia Mining receives approval for Monchetundra flanks project

  • Date: 17-12-19
  • Category: PGM PROJECTS
  • Source: Proactive Investors

Eurasia Mining PLC (LON:EUA) shares rose after announcing the Russian ministry of defence has approved its application for the Monchetundra flanks project.

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