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FUEL CELLS: Hydrogen fuel cells the next big disruptive technology – Sibanye-Stillwater

  • Date: 19-02-20
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: Mining Weekly

JOHANNESBURG ( – The next big disruptive technology will be hydrogen fuel cell technology, which is platinum rich, Sibanye-Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman said on Wednesday.

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ACQUISITION: Orocobre Agrees to Acquire Advantage Lithium Corp.

Orocobre Limited (ASX: ORE, TSX: ORL) (Orocobre or the Company) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a definitive agreement (the Agreement) pursuant to which Orocobre will acquire 100% of the issued and outstanding shares of Advantage Lithium Corp. (Advantage) (TSX Venture: AAL) (OTCQX: AVLIF) that it does not already own.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Marikana in a starring role as Sibanye-Stillwater swings back to profit

Diversified precious metals producer Sibanye-Stillwater and its CEO Neal Froneman had an eventful 2019, which included a damaging gold strike and the acquisition of Lonmin. The company also returned to profit, lifted in part by Lonmin’s former Marikana mine.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Electric narrow reef XLP mining coming to Anglo Platinum’s Tumela 15E

  • Date: 19-02-20
  • Category: PGM PRODUCERS
  • Source: International Mining

Another highlight of Anglo American Platinum’s just released 2019 report was the revelation that electric narrow reef mechanised equipment is set for trials at its Tumela 15E underground platinum mine, part of the Amandelbult Complex in Limpopo province. These new narrow reef machines use lithium-ion batteries which can achieve up to 2,000 charging cycles. These units will replace the diesel XLP units in the future.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Sibanye-Stillwater to pull 150MW renewable power project as SA Govt fails to provide certainty

SIBANYE-Stillwater CEO, Neal Froneman, issued a not-so subtle message to the South African government that its failure to provide power supply security would influence his company’s future investment decisions in the country.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Sibanye-Stillwater to reinstate dividend in second half of 2020 after closing book on deal blitz

SIBANYE-Stillwater would reinstate the dividend at the half-year point of the current financial year, said group CEO, Neal Froneman today.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Rising metals prices spur S.African miner Sibanye to second-half rebound

JOHANNESBURG, Feb 19 (Reuters) - South African mining company Sibanye-Stillwater reported a near 80% surge in full year earnings on Wednesday following a rebound in the second half on the back of rising precious metals prices and the inclusion of its Marikana operations.

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AUTO SALES: Passenger car registrations: -7.5% in January 2020

  • Date: 18-02-20
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: ACEA

In January 2020, the EU1 passenger car market contracted by 7.5% to 956,779 units. Major taxation changes announced by some EU member states for 2020 pulled registrations forward into December 2019, explaining this January drop. Other contributing factors included weakening global economic conditions and uncertainty caused by the UK's departure from the European Union.

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