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Major WA hydrogen project a step closer
12th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

One of Australia’s largest green hydrogen energy hubs is a step closer to development, with the Western Green Energy Hub (WGEH) signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with utility major Korea... 

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Rio gets Arena support for Yarwun hydrogen plans
12th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced a A$32.1-million grant for Rio Tinto and Sumitomo Corporation to trial hydrogen calcination technology at the Yarwun alumina refinery in... 

Qld undertakes critical minerals trade mission to Asia
10th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Queensland government will head a trade mission to Japan, South Korea and Singapore to shore up investment in Queensland’s critical minerals, hydrogen and sustainable aviation fuel industries.... 

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FFI moves ahead with green aviation fuel plan
10th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Green energy developer Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) has announced plans to progress the further investigation into the development of a green hydrogen manufacturing facility at Marsden Point,... 

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Consultation starts on Hydrogen Headstart
7th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The federal government has opened consultation on the design of its A$2-billion Hydrogen Headstart programme to support new large-scale renewable hydrogen projects in Australia. The program will... 

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Study confirms viability of Tasmanian hydrogen supply
4th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

A joint feasibility study has confirmed Tasmania’s suitability for green hydrogen production. The study was undertaken by the Tasmanian government and the Port of Rotterdam following a 2021... 

US Department of State Bureau of Energy Resources Office of Energy Transformation acting director Scott Woodard.
Clean hydrogen could be virtually zero cost, US energy diplomat tells London Indaba
30th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The main founders of the Inflation Reduction Act envision the US legislation as a clean energy bill to lower the costs of green energy technologies for everyone around the world as well as being... 

Business for South Africa chairperson Martin Kingston
Private sector working with government on multiple work streams to end loadshedding
29th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The private sector is so far working with government on six of the ten energy crisis work streams, for which business raised R100-million to procure skills and expertise for donation on an arm's... 

Pure Hydrogen finds finding for turquoise project
29th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Pure Hydrogen has unveiled plans to fast track the development of the turquoise hydrogen project. The company has entered into an agreement with Turquoise Group (TG) which would invest... 

German Vice Chancellor and Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Action Robert Habeck
South Africa, Germany to establish a task force to drive green hydrogen production, trade
28th June 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Electricity Minister Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa has, on behalf of the South African government, signed a joint declaration for the planned establishment of a South African-German Hydrogen Task Force... 

Provaris enacts Norway plans
27th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Green hydrogen developer Provaris has signed a collaboration agreement with Norwegian Hydrogen to jointly develop the 270 MW FjordH2 hydrogen project, in Norway. Provaris said on Tuesday that the... 

Resources Watch
Resources Watch
27th June 2023

This week: Green hydrogen presenting South Africa with good target point – Nedbank; and, Further drive needed to push gender transformation in the mining industry 

Robert Friedland.
Impossible for world to go green without African resources, London Indaba hears
26th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Without the African mineral endowment, there is no chance of an energy transition taking place. “The fate of humanity rests on the African continent,” Ivanhoe executive co-chairperson Robert... 

Miners must limit environmental impacts - King
26th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Australia’s mining and downstream processing companies would need to move to a more sustainable footing in order to benefit from the future demand of critical minerals, federal Resources Minister... 

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Australia continues at the head of the global energy pack - report
26th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Geoscience Australia’s 2023 assessment of Australia’s Energy Commodity Resources (AECR 2023) has revealed that Australia has maintained its role as leader in the global energy supply chain. AECR... 

A$51m hydrogen electrolyser planned for Victoria
26th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The federal and Victorian governments have announced a A$51-million investment into a electrolyser in Wodonga, which will make use of renewable hydrogen. The 10MW electrolyser will be eight times... 

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Battery commercialisation, green hydrogen make headlines
23rd June 2023

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks hopes for the use of Platinum and Palladium in the commercialisation of batteries; calls for SA to produce green hydrogen locally, which could add value... 

Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking infrastructure, energy and telecommunications head Mike Peo.
Green hydrogen presenting South Africa with good target point – Nedbank
22nd June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Green hydrogen is presenting South Africa with a good target point at a time when the African continent is on the cusp of a massive revolution in the energy space. “For South Africa in particular,... 

FFI remains committed to Bell Bay
22nd June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Green energy developer Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) remains committed to the development of its Bell Bay hydrogen project, in Tasmania, the company said on Thursday. Reports emerged this week... 

Qld awards A$20m early works contract for CopperString
22nd June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Queensland government has set aside A$594-million in its Budget to start construction of CopperString 2032, announcing on Thursday that a A$20-million early works package for engineering and... 

Platinum Group Metals CEO Frank Hallam.
Hopes rise for platinum, palladium use in batteries as commercialisation trialling steps up
21st June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Hopes are rising for the commercialisation of batteries that are boosted by the inclusion of platinum and palladium following the engagement of an innovation centre to drive the next generation of... 

Wind, solar and hydrogen storage infrastructure
Netherlands, Denmark to help create $1bn South African hydrogen fund
20th June 2023 By: Bloomberg

State-backed firms from the Netherlands will help create a $1-billion green hydrogen fund for investment in South African projects as part of Dutch and Danish investments in renewable energy... 

Morocco's OCP plans $7-billion green ammonia plant to avert supply problems
20th June 2023 By: Reuters

Morocco's OCP plans to invest $7-billion in an ammonia plant using green hydrogen, produced from renewable fuel, it told Reuters, as one of the world's biggest phosphates and fertiliser companies... 

Fortescue Future Industries and Fortescue Metals Group executive chairperson and founder Dr Andrew Forrest
Apt investment in green hydrogen can provide full employment, FT Hydrogen Summit hears
19th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Proper investment in green hydrogen generation has the potential to provide full employment and economic growth for decades to come as well as protect the planet from devastating climate change,... 

From left, moderator Leslie Hook of the Financial Times, Baroness Brown, Christian Leysen, Tom Dimitroff and Oliver Rix.
Produce local green hydrogen in hot South Africa to add value to iron-ore, FT Hydrogen Summit hears
15th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

As iron-ore mining in South Africa, West Africa, the Pilbara, and Brazil happen to be hot and windy places, it makes a lot of sense for the global south to produce green hydrogen on site to reduce,... 

Norway firm produces world’s first aluminum using green hydrogen
15th June 2023 By: Bloomberg

Norsk Hydro has made the world’s first batch of aluminum using green hydrogen in a step toward decarbonising the production of the metal. The Norwegian producer replaced natural gas with green... 

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EU and Chile to develop lithium and green hydrogen projects
15th June 2023 By: Reuters

Chile and the European Union will sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) soon to develop value-added lithium projects in Chile, Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission, said on... 

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Provaris to develop hydrogen project in Norway
15th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Provaris Energy will collaborate with Norwegian Hydrogen AS to develop a large-scale green hydrogen production plant at Ørskog in Ålesund municipality, in Norway. The hydrogen plant... 

Wits University DigiMine Laboratory head Ahsan Mahboob
Wits University’s DigiMine aiming to serve as green data powerhouse for mining industry
14th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Most mining countries have already databased their green energy minerals and critical minerals and made them public so that investors and their global partners can evaluate national production... 

Andrew Forrest
Billionaire Forrest calls Musk a 'muppet' over fuel cell doubts
13th June 2023 By: Bloomberg

Andrew Forrest, the Australian billionaire betting much of the fortune he made in iron-ore mining on green power, said doubters of hydrogen fuel-cell technology are “muppets.” That includes Elon... 

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