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UK launches centre to collect and analyse information on the supply of critical materials
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The Critical Minerals Intelligence Centre is intended to improve the resilience of the UK’s critical mineral supply chain by providing policymakers with up-to-date data and analysis on supply, demand, and market dynamics.

Fireweed Metals to buy tungsten project from Northwest Territories government
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Yukon-based mining company Fireweed Metals has signed a binding letter of intent to buy the Mactung tungsten mine project for US$15M from the Northwest Territory government in Canada. 

World steel demand falls back on China concerns
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The fallback reflects the weak global environment marked by the Ukrainian conflict, rising inflation and interest rates, growing recession concerns, and China’s zero-COVID policy.

What will Potanin sanctions mean for nickel, cobalt and PGMs?
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The UK government imposed economic measures on Vladimir Potanin, the president of Nornickel, in its latest escalation of sanctions against Moscow.

Siemens Energy joins forces with Air Liquide to make large-scale green hydrogen electrolysers
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Siemens Energy, the German-based energy technology provider, along with Air Liquide, the French-based industrial gases supplier, are setting up a joint venture (JV) to produce industrial-scale green hydrogen electrolyser capacity in a bid to make green hydrogen more competitive more quickly.

Looking to unlock the rare earth by-product potential from phosphate operations
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Rainbow Rare Earths, in collaboration with K-Technologies, has announced the successful extraction of rare earth elements using a newly developed process flowsheet utilising phosphogypsum stacks at the company’s Phalaborwa project in South Africa.

Hasting’s acquires full ownership of Yangibana rare earth tenements
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Australian rare earth element (REE) company, Hastings Technology Metals, has agreed to acquire full ownership of the Yangibana joint venture (JV) tenements.

Shipping costs on the up again as the Russian war in Ukraine adds strain to global logistics
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Container shipping and global value chains have been disrupted and many countries have had to look further afield for suppliers of oil, gas and grain in the wake of the Russian war in Ukraine.

South Africa’s Transnet scrambling to keep clients despite ample material to move
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South African state-owned logistics group Transnet plans to issue a tender for new locomotives in July with a shortage of trains available for mining industry customers to haul their products to the ports. 

Electric vehicle charging company EO turns to private finance after collapse of Spac flotation
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Following a failed USD$675M New York listing earlier this year, the UK company has announced it is close to securing private finance to back its EU and US expansion plans.

Jervois Global provides update on US cobalt mine project
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Jervois expects first cobalt ore through the mill at its Idaho Cobalt Operations (ICO) in October 2022 and full rate ore processing by February 2023.

TotalEnergies and Adani combine expertise to create an industry-leading green hydrogen company
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Adani New Industries Limited (ANIL) will be the platform used by TotalEnergies and AEL for the production and commercialisation of green hydrogen in India.

US$6Bn commitment to solar manufacturing in the USA
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A group of leading US renewable energy companies has pledged to buy up to 7 gigawatts of US-made solar panels per year in order to secure a robust domestic supply chain.

More potential for scandium supply in the USA?
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Canadian mineral exploration company, Imperial Mining Group, has received positive PEA results for its 100% owned project in Quebec.

Is coal a future source of rare earth elements?
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Energy Capital Economic Development has opened a US$3M coal commercialisation facility to develop and evaluate the viability of nonfuel, low- or zero-emissions products made from coal.  

Rio Tinto’s new greenfield mine, Gudai-Darri, delivers first iron ore
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Rio has delivered the first ore from the Gudai-Darri iron ore mine, its first greenfield project in the Pilbara, Western Australia, in more than a decade. 

Ivanhoe Electric to kick-start critical materials IPO
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Robert Friedland’s Ivanhoe Electric is seeking to raise as much as US$180M from investors with an interest in critical materials for energy transition.

Minerals Security Partnership announced at PDAC
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The USA, Canada, Australia, Japan, South Korea, United Kingdom, and the European Commission established a new critical materials partnership.

Mozambican graphite mine adopts hybrid energy solutions
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Syrah Resources’ Balama graphite mine in Mozambique has approved a solar and battery renewable energy solution at its operation.

Bolivia lithium contract award to have geopolitical consequences
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Last week, Bolivia's government declined to name its selection for a partner to develop the country’s lithium resources. 

AEX Gold pivoting into critical minerals in Greenland through joint venture
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AEX Gold is in the process of setting up a joint venture in Greenland that will focus on exploration projects in Greenland critical to energy transition.