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FUEL CELLS: Platinum-linked fuel cell business accelerating at rapid rate, say experts

  • Date: 18-07-19
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: Mining Weekly

CAPE TOWN (miningweekly.com) – South Africa is continuing to gather top-tier insight into fuel cell technology as it navigates the electric vehicle market’s growing links to this country’s globally unparalleled platinum group metals (PGMs) industry.

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HYDROGEN: World first for Aberdeen as city orders 15 double decker hydrogen buses

  • Date: 18-07-19
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: Press and Journal

The city already operates single- decker vehicles, fuelled by the emerging technology, which proponents say is cleaner than traditional fossil fuels. A new contract was signed this month to deliver 15 city buses with the project funded by Aberdeen City Council, European Union (FCH JU) and the Scottish Government with an investment of about half a million pounds per vehicle.

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WAGE NEGOTIATIONS: Platinum giants eye Sibanye's gold mining deal as wage yardstick

JOHANNESBURG – South African platinum producers could use Sibanye-Stillwater’s pay settlement with gold miners earlier this year as a benchmark in wage talks with labour unions, according to a person familiar with the matter.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Amplats output from own managed mines down 4% in second quarter

JOHANNESBURG - Anglo American Platinum said on Thursday output from its own managed mines decreased by four percent to 633,600 ounces in the second quarter of 2019, due to lower production from Mogalakwena and Mototolo.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Amplats maintains full-year guidance

Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) still expects to achieve its full-year metal-in-concentrate production guidance of 4.2-million to 4.5-million platinum group metal (PGM) ounces.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Amplats sees production uptick in Q2

Kumba Iron Ore and Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) – both part of the Anglo American stable – have come out with their productions numbers for the six months ended June 2019. Amplats reported total platinum group metals (PGM) production up 1% at just over 1.1 million ounces.

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ESKOM: Eskom to pay Nedbank R900m in interest before month end

  • Date: 18-07-19
  • Category: ESKOM
  • Source: Fin 24

Eskom is due to pay over R900m in interest to Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking before the end of the month, it said in a notice on Wednesday evening.

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ESKOM: Powerless residents take to the streets

  • Date: 18-07-19
  • Category: ESKOM
  • Source: Daily Maverick

Tired of constant power outages, residents of several communities across Johannesburg have over the past three weeks taken to the streets in protest. But Eskom’s ageing infrastructure is only part of the problem.

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