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Natasha Odendaal

Natasha Odendaal

Natasha Odendaal is Creamer Media Deputy Editor Online for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

Tel: +2711 622 3744

Email: newsdesk@engineeringnews.co.za

Correct implementation of Act to determine its success

1st October 2010 The correct implementation of the Intellectual Property (IP) Rights from Publicly Financed Research and Development Act, No 51 of 2008, effective August 2, is a critical step in ensuring its success. 

New aluminium load body application

24th September 2010 Steel supplier KMG Steel Service Centre and vehicle body manufacturer Ergon Cranes & Engineering have introduced an aluminium prototype dropside tipper load body. 

Market trend for outdoor living space results in new folding system

24th September 2010 European architectural solutions provider Reynaers Aluminium has expanded its range of offerings with its CF 77 folding system, following the market trend for outdoor living space. 

Awards aim to create awareness

24th September 2010 Following a difficult year in the UK’s aluminium industry, owing to the closures of some of the industry’s smelters in the past year, and a loss of some 700 jobs, the Aluminium Extruders Association with support from the Aluminium Federation (Alfed) organised the Power of Aluminium Awards,... 

Enviro legislation increases challenges for local companies

24th September 2010 The latest enactments of environmental legislation, which include energy, air and water legislation, challenge industry as they question capital investment decisions that were made under a different decision environment when capital was expensive, energy cheap and water, waste and air legislation... 

€30m aluminium 
recycling plant 
for Norway

24th September 2010 Integrated aluminium company Norsk Hydro is investing €30-million in the construction of an aluminium recycling plant, in Karmøy, Norway. 

Call to impose an export tariff on scrap metal

24th September 2010 The secondary aluminium industry is calling for South Africa’s Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to impose an export tariff on scrap metals, as the current high cost of buying the metals by local aluminium companies is shrinking the industry. 

Potential for conversion to biorefineries in SA

10th September 2010 South Africa has the potential to convert its carbon-based existing industrial refineries into biorefineries, which will benefit the country socially, economically and environmentally. 

First general aviation engine powers light aircraft with biofuel

10th September 2010 Local general aviation (GA) company Adept Airmotive has developed the first GA engine that is able to power a light aircraft with a range of environment-friendly alternative fuels, such as biofuels and liquid petroleum gas. 

Biofuel ready for commercial-scale production

10th September 2010 Process technology supplier Honeywell UOP is ready to move its green jet fuel into commercial-scale production within the next two or three years, and has started the certification and licensing processes. 

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