Weekly News Round-Up

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Emerging technologies that will transform mining in 2022 include blockchain, artificial intelligence, and big data, where resource-intensive processes are being replaced by autonomous operations. Continue reading.

BHP Ventures, BHP’s internal venture capital unit, also joined other investors in a final close of Energy Vault’s Series C funding round announced earlier this year. Continue reading.

Mercedes has unveiled an electric car that it claims can travel more than 1,000km on a single charge, to convince customers that a lack of charging infrastructure need not be a barrier to buying a battery-powered vehicle. Continue reading.

Auto-makers are trying to control more of the supply chain for electric vehicles, forging new partnerships with raw materials producers and investing in facilities that make chemicals for batteries. Continue reading.

Economic outlook bullish for gold in 2022. Gold and silver could surprise to the upside in 2022, if the US interest rates fail to keep pace with inflation. Continue reading.

Zimbabwe’s government and private sector players in the industry are resolute in their commitments towards achieving the US$12 billion by 2023. Continue reading.

The African nation aiming to be a hydrogen superpower, reports BBC. Continue reading.

Vale announces Deshnee Naidoo as new Executive Vice President of Base Metals, effective from December. Continue reading.

On Thursday, Minerals Council South Africa endorsed the recommendations of the first report of the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture. Continue reading.

The copper price fell on Tuesday pressured by a stronger dollar. Continue reading.

The cost of batteries for electric vehicles is set to rise in 2022 as supplies of raw materials fail to keep up with rising demand. Continue reading.

Australian lithium miner Firefinch Ltd. and China’s Ganfeng Lithium Co Ltd. have given the go-ahead for their Goulamina Lithium Project in Mali, even after raising the estimated capital cost for the first phase of the project. Continue reading.

Barrick’s North Mara mine has achieved its commitment to bring the operations tailings storage facility’s (TSF) pond back within its permitted design capacity by the end of 2021. Continue reading.

Private equity firms are lining up to take on the dirty and highly profitable assets being divested by publicly traded commodity producers as the world grapples to decarbonise. Continue reading.

Four JSE mining firms took major bets in preparation for expanding supply deficits in 2022. Continue reading.

Australia shares jumped 2% on the first trading day of the year on Tuesday, notching their best intraday session in 15 months, as a surge in commodity prices lifted heavyweight energy and mining sectors. Continue reading.

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