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Germany's Heraeus to open $100m precious metals recycling plant in China

By: Reuters     14th June 2018 German technology group Heraeus will open a precious metals refinery and recycling plant in China in September to take advantage of the country's rising demand for platinum group metals. Heraeus has invested almost $100-million in the facility in Nanjing covering 84 000 square metres, which will... 

Lithium price may soften this year on ‘slight oversupply’ but EVs driving future optimism 

By: Henry Lazenby     8th June 2018 The lithium price might be in for a rough ride this year, as a supply response might overshoot what the market actually needs, London-based pricing intelligence firm Metal Bulletin’s head of research William Adams tells Mining Weekly in an interview. “We see a slight lithium surplus coming this... 

Northam opens R900m platinum smelter expansion

By: Martin Creamer     15th February 2018 Platinum mining company Northam on Thursday officially opened a R900-million smelter expansion at its Zondereinde platinum mine in Limpopo province. The addition of a second furnace extends the JSE-listed company’s 30-year-old partnership with metals company Heraeus, which contributed €20-million... 

Alkoxylation plant project, China

By: Sheila Barradas     18th August 2017 The new production unit will modernise and expand Sasol’s current alkoxylation capacity, research and development facility and technical support capability, in Nanjing. 

Sasol starts construction at new China-based chemicals plant

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     8th June 2017 Sasol on Thursday reported that construction of its new alkoxylation plant in Nanjing, China, has started, with the new plant expected to be fully operational by early 2019. The new production unit will modernise and expand Sasol's current alkoxylation capacity, research and development facility... 

Export orders continue to flow for home-grown mobile load simulator

By: Dylan Slater     17th March 2017 The Mobile Load Simulator (MLS), designed and developed locally for the testing of the load-bearing capacity of highways and airport runways, was recently completed and exported to a client in China.  

Alkane gold output dips but remains in guidance, $1bn Dubbo project construction ready

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th July 2016 Multi-commodity explorer and miner Alkane Resources poured 67 812 oz of gold in the year ended June 30, which was within guidance, but below the previous year’s production of 69 612 oz. Alkane, which produced gold at the Tomingley mine in New South Wales, sold 67 983 oz at an average price of A$1... 

Independent study confirms viability of Diatreme’s flagship Cyclone project

By: Samantha Herbst     15th June 2016 An independent project enhancement and update study has confirmed the viability of ASX-listed mineral sands developer Diatreme Resources’ Cyclone zircon project, in Western Australia, which now has a net present value of $121-million and an internal rate of return of 23%. Diatreme announced on... 

Looming cobalt market deficit to spur investment interest 

By: Henry Lazenby     7th August 2015 Cobalt has undergone somewhat of a transformation over the past five years, in step with the new emerging applications in the booming battery business that have driven a three-fold demand increase. Despite being a smaller industry than its battery raw material counterparts – roughly half the size... 

Solar Impulse 2 proves you cannot rely on the sun for power

By: Kelvin Kemm     26th June 2015 The totally solar-powered aircraft, Solar Impulse 2, was built to be used in an attempt to fly around the world powered by solar power alone. I must say that this aircraft is a wonderful piece of technology and I marvel at the science and design which went into its construction. 

Underground and on rooftops, farms set roots in big cities – TRFN

By: Reuters     8th January 2015 On a cold and rainy Friday afternoon, Steven Dring is tending his baby carrots in a somewhat unusual setting. The green shoots are in a try of volcanic glass crystals under LED lights - and the tray is in a tunnel 33 metres underneath a busy London street. Dring is the co-founder of Zero Carbon... 

Atlas Copco releases DM 75 for large range rotary blasthole market

18th November 2014 Atlas Copco is pleased to introduce the latest in the rugged and reliable Drillmaster line. Designed to fill the gap between the DML and the Pit Viper 275, Atlas Copco’s DM 75 is now available in non-Tier 4 markets. Manufactured in Nanjing, China, the DM 75 is suited for rotary drilling of 9- to... 

Company Announcement:Ford Opens Silicon Valley Lab

22nd June 2012 The Ford Silicon Valley Lab is now officially open for business, ready to engage the tech community in the quest for the next great idea 


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