Hydrogen and downstream mineral processing targeted in new hub

Updated 4 hours ago By: Esmarie Iannucci

Renewable hydrogen, future facing minerals processing and shipbuilding and sustainment has been identified as the three industries targeted by the Western Australian government to transform the... 

Black Rock signs fines offtake with POSCO

29th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Black Rock Mining has signed a binding offtake agreement with strategic alliance partner POSCO covering all of the planned life-of-mine graphite fines for Module 1 of the Mahenge... 

Volt's Ukraine subsidiary gets EU funding

29th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Volt Resource’s subsidiary Zavalievsky Graphite (ZG) has won a grant from the European Union’s Horizon programme for a graphite anode development project called GR4FITE3. GR4FITE3 will... 

Ratings agency takes note of battery metals potential in sub-Saharan Africa

26th May 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

As demand surges for minerals used in low-carbon energy generation and electric vehicles (EVs), commodity-exporting economies in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) could reap significant rewards, says... 

Potential operating cost reductions flagged at Lindi Jumbo

26th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Graphite developer Walkabout Resources on Friday reported that a new three-year mine plan at its Lindi Jumbo mine, in Tanzania, had resulted in an expected 42.2% reduction in waste rock mining and... 

ICMM President and CEO Rohitesh Dhawan.

Guidance on how mining should manage human rights impacts updated

25th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Updated guidance to help mining companies improve how human rights impacts are managed across the globe has been published by the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM).  ICMM members... 

Phosphate is needed in the agricultural sector

Transitions present opportunities for African miners, manufacturers

24th May 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

There are three broad transitions under way that are likely to have a considerable impact on the mining and manufacturing sectors in South Africa and Africa, especially given the demand for... 

Marula Mining CEO Jason Brewer

Marula establishes copper, graphite subsidiary in Kenya

24th May 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

AAfrica-focused mining and development company Marula Mining has established a wholly-owned operating subsidiary company Muchai Mining Kenya to focus on securing both near-term and advanced copper... 

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Victoria urged to focus on critical minerals

23rd May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The resources sector has welcomed initiatives from the Victorian government to regulate the minerals industry but has lamented the lack of support for critical minerals development and additional... 

Black Rock signs offtake MoU with POSCO

23rd May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Graphite developer Black Rock Mining has signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MoU) with strategic alliance partner POSCO over the supply of high quality natural large flake graphite... 

University of the Witwatersrand’s Wits Mining Institute DigiMine Laboratory head Ahsan Mahboob.

Sibanye-Stillwater funding Wits University’s carbon storage brainstorming ‘techathon’

22nd May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Johannesburg- and New York listed platinum group metals, green metals and gold mining company Sibanye-Stillwater is funding a brainstorming ‘techathon’ on the challenge of storing carbon in... 

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Aus and US strike climate and critical minerals compact

22nd May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Australia and the US will enhance bilateral cooperation under a Climate, Critical Minerals and Clean Energy Transformation Compact, establishing climate and clean energy as a central pillar of the... 

Blencowe raises £635 000 for Orom-Cross DFS

18th May 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Natural resources company Blencowe Resources has raised £635 000 through the issue of 12.7-million new shares to maintain momentum on the definitive feasibility study (DFS) work that is under way... 

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A$50m in grants awarded to critical mineral projects

18th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The federal government has approved nearly A$50-million in a second round of grants to accelerate the development of 13 critical minerals projects, which Resources Minister Madeleine King said... 

BHP CEO Mike Henry

Mining requires massive investment to meet demand - BHP

17th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The head of diversified miner BHP, Mike Henry, has highlighted the massive investment required in the resources sector to meet global decarbonising efforts. Speaking at the Bank of America 2023... 

IG6 selects site for graphite BAM facility

17th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed International Graphite (IG6) on Wednesday told shareholders that the company had selected a preferred site for its proposed Collie graphite battery anode material (BAM) facility, in... 

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe and Shadow Mineral Resources Minister James Lorimer.

Mantashe: Exploration funds July; Lorimer: Mining new deal can create poverty-busting jobs

16th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The first R500-million worth of mineral exploration funds will be available from July, Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe told Parliament on May 16 when Shadow Mineral Resources... 

A$126m to be spent of forward planning at SWIS

10th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Western Australian state government has allocated A$126-million to kickstart early network planning, following the release of a landmark report into the future of the state’s main electricity... 

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NT budget unveils magnitude of mining contribution

10th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Northern Territory Budget has revealed that mining continued to be the largest contributor to the economy, with 31.7% of gross state product (GSP) sourced from the sector in 2021-22. In its... 

Glencore CEO Gary Nagle.

Glencore takes yet another step along the busying road to circularity

9th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Mining and marketing company Glencore, which last month initiated steps to provide lithium-ion battery recycling solutions at scale for Spain and Portugal in partnership with FCC Ámbito and... 

Tirupati continues on its journey to become a sustainable flake graphite producer

9th May 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Specialist flake graphite company Tirupati Graphite has completed the first phase of its development into a global producer of flake graphite – a niche product used in energy storage lithium-ion... 

Noah Greenhill, former senior marketing and business development GM of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

Something must be done to make exploration investment attractive – ex-JSE stalwart Noah Greenhill

8th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Beginning in the early 1970s, the Canadian government said guys, we're losing ground in exploration investment. We don't seem to be attracting any of that cash. Let's introduce something that... 

Volt sets production cycle in Ukraine

8th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Graphite producer Volt Resources has determined that a one-month-per-quarter production cycle for its Zavalievsky graphite mine and processing plant in Ukraine, would be the optimal scenario for... 

Global mining supply. Source: DNV report.

Hydrogen has advantage of relatively cheap energy storage, DNV study finds

28th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Both hydrogen and battery technologies are expected to operate in the power sector, but in different areas, says independent risk management and assurance firm DNV. Hydrogen is expected to play a... 

EcoGraf updates Epanko economics

28th April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed EcoGraf has updated the economics of its Epanko graphite project, in Tanzania, increasing the project’s pre-production capital cost from the $88.9-million considered in the 2017 bankable... 


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