Mining News Pro - Seafloor mining hopeful DeepGreen Metals is planning to go public through a merger with Sustainable Opportunities Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition fund (SPAC) focused on ESG, energy and metals.

Mining News Pro - Rare earth miners and uranium producers are reaping rewards from the flood of money pouring into electrification and ESG investing themes.

Mining News Pro - AUS judge on Wednesday quashed a bid to widen the scope of a civil lawsuit by the US Securities and Exchange Commission that accused miner Rio Tinto of fraud at its Mozambican coal business, a court filing showed.

Mining News Pro - While there is growing momentum across the world around investment in hydrogen and the related import and export value chains, management consulting company Kearney MD Romain Debarre warns that there is still a lack of supply and demand for the hydrogen economy.

Mining News Pro - Anew palladium and copper mine in Ontario, Canada, could be under construction next year, if permitting and financing for the C$665-million project proceed as planned.

Mining News Pro - The Minerals Council South Africa has made recommendations to the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) about critical reforms that are needed to encourage greater investment in exploration and mining.

Mining News Pro - The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) has urged mining companies to uphold the values of a new environmental initiative introduced this month.

Mining News Pro - South32, OZ Minerals and IGO are among the mining companies that have initiated the Electric Mine Consortium to reduce scope one and two carbon emissions in mining operations.

Mining News Pro - Atlas Iron has submitted a mining proposal to Western Australia’s Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) for its McPhee Creek iron ore project.

Mining News Pro - Orex Minerals and Pan American Silver have formed a joint venture (JV) to further explore and develop the Sandra-Escobar project, in Durango, Mexico.

Mining News Pro - Mining major Rio Tinto chairperson Simon Thompson has informed the board that he would not be seeking re-election as a nonexecutive director at the company’s 2022 annual general meeting.

Mining News Pro - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called on wealthy nations to end coal use by 2030 so the world can meet its goals to curb global warming, urging G7 nations to make that commitment before or at a leaders` summit in June.

Mining News Pro - Diversified miner Glencore says the suggestion that it had involved President Cyril Ramaphosa, who used to be the chairperson of the Optimum coal mine, in the acquisition of Optimum Coal Holdings (OCH) with a view to, or with the expectation of leveraging his influence to achieve amendments to OCH`s coal supply agreement (CSA) with power utility Eskom is "false and baseless".

Mining News Pro - Rockwell Diamonds has received the support of its shareholders for the proposed acquisition by and amalgamation with a British Columbia incorporated company owned by Mark Bristow, called Bristco.

Mining News Pro - Strandline Resources managing director Luke Graham is confident the company will become a world-scale mineral sands producer after signing its final offtake agreement for the Coburn project in Western Australia.

Mining News Pro - Fortescue Metals Group has signed an agreement with Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE) to develop an electric mining haul truck in a commitment to further decarbonise the mining industry.

Mining News Pro - New data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has shown that mineral exploration expenditure continued to grow in the December quarter.

Mining News Pro - Rare earth company Neo Performance Materials has teamed up with US-based Energy Fuels to launch a new production initiative, spanning European and North American critical material supply chains.

Mining News Pro - Russian State-controlled diamond producer Alrosa on Tuesday reported a 49% fall in 2020 net profit to 32.2-billion roubles ($432-million) on lower sales and a weaker rouble.

Mining News Pro - South Africa would be foregoing an “extraordinary opportunity” should it fail to develop local manufacturing capacity around its large-scale and multidecade deployment of renewable energy, Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter argued on Monday.

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