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The golden age of antimony
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Project Blue’s Antimony Market Service shows the impact of by-product antimony sourced from gold mining on the industry.

Could Australia lead the charge for Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries?
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Enerox (CellCube) and North Harbour Clean Energy are considering building a VRFB manufacturing plant in Australia.

UK and South Africa partner on minerals for clean energy
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The UK and South Africa to collaborate on mining, minerals and clean energy technologies for the energy transition.

Not enough wind in the sales
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Siemens Energy reported a record order backlog of nearly EUR100Bn, boosting its shares but overshadowing a widening net loss blamed on its struggling wind turbine division, Siemens Gamesa.

Trafigura gets US$600M to fund Chemaf’s DRC cobalt projects
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The trading giant has agreed a US$600M syndicated financing facility with the Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (TDB).

Europe's biggest energy storage system brought online early to tackle UK energy shortages
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Harmony Energy's UK-based energy storage facility in Pillswood, Cottingham, with a capacity of up to 196 MWh, was brought online four months earlier than planned to provide renewables-backed energy supply over the UK winter.

Can old chromite mines in India restart?
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The Rural Development, Skill Development and Technical Education Minister in India has urged the Odisha state government to re-open closed and defunct mines in Sukinda chromites valley.

Salt Forum 2022 concerned about the impact of climate change on future salt supply
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Last week, salt market participants met in Hamburg, Germany for Salt Forum 2022.  Project Blue presented a global salt supply overview alongside growth market insight and developments.  

The fine line for chromium concentrates
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Project Blue’s Chromium Market Service is out now and investigates the full chromium supply chain with a team based in the heart of its ore source in South Africa.

GM signs nickel supply agreement with Vale
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GM will source 25,000tpy of battery-grade nickel sulphate from Vale Canada starting in H2 2026.

BHP returns with improved takeover offer for OZ Minerals
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Australia’s largest mining company, BHP, failed with an initial US$5.6Bn bid for copper producer OZ Minerals back in August.

Rolling blackouts expected for the next 6-12 months in South Africa
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South African residents and businesses are being warned to prepare for "stage 2-3 load shedding" as the norm for 2023.

Prony Resources lowers Goro production following waste dam leak
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The owner of the nickel and cobalt operation in New Caledonia reported a “limited release of salt-laden liquid” from its tailings dam following heavy rains in August. 

Giyani releases feasibility results for battery-grade manganese project
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Earlier this week, Giyani Metals released the results of a feasibility study for its K.Hill battery-grade manganese project in Botswana.

Zijin Mining to acquire world’s largest primary molybdenum mine
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Zijin Mining has entered into an agreement with Anhui Jinsha Molybdenum to acquire an 84% stake in the company for RMB5.91Bn (US$830M).

Project Blue's Fluorspar Market Service explores a critical supply chain for energy transition
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Project Blue’s Fluorspar Market Service investigates the impact of climate change and energy transition on fluorochemicals, the major growth market for the industry.

Panasonic to source domestic cathode for US batteries
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Panasonic will source US-produced cathode material from Redwood to produce batteries at its new plant in Kansas, USA. Battery cell production is planned to come online in 2025 and will be supplied by North America's first gigafactory-scaled cathode production.

Jervois Global to restart São Miguel Paulista refinery
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Jervois has approved a final investment decision (FID) on restarting the nickel and cobalt refinery in São Paulo, Brazil subject to equity raising.

LME rejects Russian metal ban
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The London Metals Exchange has refused to introduce a ban on Russian metal despite concerns over the impact of Russian material.

Torngat Metals receives capital investment to advance its Strange Lake project
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Canadian-based Torngat Metals announced a US$50M phased investment by Cerberus Capital Management to help advance its Strange Lake rare earth element (REE) project, in the Nunavik region of Québec.

Oman Chromite Company to invest in low-carbon ferrochrome plant
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Oman Chromite Company announced a US$130k purchase agreement to acquire a 20% stake in a low-carbon ferrochrome plant under construction in the Sohar Port and Freezone of Oman.