‘Just Transition Transaction’ can unlock fiscal space for South Africa’s low-carbon shift

Mining News Pro - A Just Transition Transaction (JTT) that enables South Africa to secure highly concessional finance from rich countries in return for accelerated decarbonisation would help create the fiscal space required to take such a programme forward, a new Meridian Economics study asserts.

Li-ion battery manufacturer Xerotech to venture into space

Mining News Pro - Lithium-ion battery manufacturer Xerotech announced that it will qualify one of its core proprietary battery safety technologies for space applications, in conjunction with the European Space Agency.

Space mining enthusiasts to discuss legal framework

Mining News Pro - Scientists, economists and space mining enthusiasts are set to gather next week in Luxembourg to discuss and analyze the latest discoveries on the subject, as well as new concrete use cases for extra-terrestrial resources.

Experts warn of brewing space mining war among US, China and Russia

Mining News Pro - A brewing war to set a mining base in space is likely to see China and Russia joining forces to keep the US increasing attempts to dominate extra-terrestrial commerce at bay, experts warn.

Experts warn of brewing space mining war among US, China and Russia

Mining News Pro - Miner and commodities trader Glencore added on Tuesday a third female director to its nine-person board, appointing former Anglo American chief executive Cynthia Carroll to its board.

Luxembourg to set up Europe space mining centre

Mining News Pro - Luxembourg is stepping up efforts to achieve its goal of becoming Europe’s hub for space mining by announcing plans to create a European Space Resources Innovation Centre (ESRIC), in charge of laying the foundations for exploiting extra-terrestrial resources.

Africa has opportunity in battery metals space

Mining News Pro - Despite analyst fears at the start of this year that countries could shift their focus away from reducing carbon emissions, business intelligence firm CRU senior analyst George Heppel says much of the year has been focused on green recovery concepts.

Rock-mining bacteria could support human presence in space

Mining News Pro - A new paper published in the journal Nature Communications suggests that bacteria can extract useful materials from rocks on Mars and the Moon and pave the way for new technologies to help humans explore and establish settlements on distant worlds.

A new method to monitor soil stability at open-cast mines from space

Mining News Pro - Researchers from Germany and China are using data from the Sentinel 1 mission of the European Union’s Copernicus Earth observation program to monitor soil stability at open-cast mines.

NASA seeks to set law for space mining

Mining News Pro - NASA wants to buy some moon rocks, and it’s seeking out companies to make space mining trips so that it can establish a legal framework for its galactic aspirations.

Shrinking aerospace demand to keep pressure on cobalt

Mining News Pro - Cobalt prices are at 10-month lows due to sagging demand from the electric vehicle and aerospace sectors amid the covid-19 pandemic and look likely to slide further as airlines defer maintenance.

Gold bars fight Covid-19 kits for space on the plane

Mining News Pro - Swiss refiner Valcambi tried for five straight days last month to move a shipment of gold out of Hong Kong. Twice the metal was packed carefully onto a plane, only to be offloaded again.

Satellites to monitor copper supply from space

Mining News Pro - Geospatial intelligence company Earth-i, in collaboration with Britain-based commodities broker Marex Spectron and the European Space Agency, will launch next week a satellites-based service monitoring the up-to-date operational status of up to 90% of the world’s copper smelters.

Water from near-earth asteroids could fuel space mining

Mining News Pro - Scientists planning to start mining the moon as early as 2025 may soon shift their attention to other celestial bodies as a new study suggests that there are about 1,000 asteroids closer to our planet than the lunar surface and which contain large amounts of the most precious resource: water.

Bacteria could be used to mine iron in space

Mining News Pro - Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder’s Department of Geological Sciences are studying the possibility of mining metals from asteroids in space using bacteria.

New space mining policy needed, says Colorado School of Mines

Mining News Pro - At Colorado School of Mines in the US, home to the world’s first graduate programme in space resources and the Payne Institute for Public Policy, a group of researchers are calling for policies to be developed now to ensure the advancement of the burgeoning industry

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