Large commodity customers to lean towards low-carbon emitters

Mining News Pro - Following international climate change commitments to reduce carbon emissions subscribed at the COP26, large consumers of commodities are examining the plans that mines have in place to cut their emissions – as well as the progress to date that might suggest how successful these plans will be.

Carbon brakes aluminum supply response to booming prices

Mining News Pro - China, the world’s largest aluminum producer, is still running short of primary metal.

Anglo American sets sights on carbon neutral shipping

Mining News Pro - Anglo American is targeting carbon neutrality across its controlled ocean freight activities by 2040, with a 30 per cent reduction in emissions by 2030.

Biden’s carbon-capture plan hands lifeline to coal plants

Mining News Pro - Coal-fired power plants would be eligible for billions of dollars in extra tax breaks under President Joe Biden’s economic legislation if they install carbon-capture systems, an incentive that environmental groups say may delay the retirement of dozens of facilities.

Europe’s magnesium crunch poses another carbon conundrum

Mining News Pro - Magnesium is not what most people think of as a critical mineral.

South Africa needs to ramp up critical minerals exploration as world decarbonises

Mining News Pro - The South African mining sector can remain internationally competitive and support socioeconomic development only if it drives decarbonisation and adapts to the global shift in commodity demand towards minerals used in green sectors such as renewable electricity and electric vehicles (EVs), a new study shows.

How the decarbonization megatrend is disrupting mining investment

Mining News Pro - The mining and metals sector will see sweeping changes from the transition to a low carbon economy out to 2030, says market analyst Fitch Solutions in its latest industry report.

‘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.

ABB launches solutions for zero-carbon mining

Mining News Pro - Global technology company ABB has released a portfolio of solutions that will help accelerate the move towards a zero-carbon mine.

Anglo American looking at a range of decarbonising technologies

Mining News Pro - Diversified miner Anglo American will be making use of a range of technologies to reach its target of zero emissions by 2040.

Iron-ore giant plans carbon targets for customers in green pivot

Mining News Pro - Fortescue Metals Group is planning to unveil targets for reducing the carbon footprint of it biggest customers, marking a shift in approach for the world’s no. 4 exporter of iron-ore.

How fossil fuels can help decarbonize the economy

Researchers at Rice University’s Carbon Hub are proposing the idea of actually using hydrocarbons to slash carbon dioxide emissions.

Disused coal mines have potential to heat homes with lower-carbon energy

Mining News Pro - The UK Coal Authority posits that water from flooded coal mines has the potential to be used in the heating of UK homes and industry as a source of lower-carbon energy.

Carbon emissions to reach record levels in 2023 as stimulus spending fails to match net-zero ambition

Mining News Pro - The financial resources allocated by governments globally to clean-energy measures in response to the Covid-19 crisis currently represent only 2% of the $16-trillion in total fiscal support set aside for economic stimulus, the International Energy Agency’s (IEA’s) new Sustainable Recovery Tracker shows.

Anglo increasingly focused on future-enabling decarbonising metals

Mining News Pro - The portfolio and growth investments of diversified mining company Anglo American are increasingly focused on future-enabling metals and minerals that are critical to decarbonising energy and transport and to meeting consumers' growing needs, from luxury to everyday life.

Rio Tinto to decarbonise iron ore value chain with POSCO

Mining News Pro - Rio Tinto has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with POSCO to explore and develop low-carbon emission technologies for iron ore mining through to steelmaking.

Rio and POSCO join forces on low-carbon options

Mining News Pro - Major Rio Tinto has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with South Korean steel major POSCO to jointly explore, develop and demonstrate technologies to transition to a low carbon emission steel value chain.

Fortescue produces first green iron ore, part of carbon neutrality goal

Mining News Pro - Fortescue Metals Group said on Tuesday it had produced both green iron and green cement in trials that are part of the miner’s goal to be a top player in the renewable energy market, putting it on track to reach carbon neutrality by 2030.

Shell, ITOCHU deliver digitalisation and decarbonisation initiative

Mining News Pro - Shell International has started development on decarbonisation and digitalisation pathways for ITOCHU’s global metals and minerals portfolio which includes Australian operations.

RHI Magnesita and Calix Limited sign agreement to advance carbon emissions reduction in the refractory industry

Mining News Pro - RHI Magnesita, a global supplier of high-grade refractory products, systems and solutions, has announced that it has executed a Memorandum of Understanding with Australian technology company Calix Limited. The MOU covers the development of a Calix Flash Calciner for use in the production of refractory materials, which will enable CO2 separation for either utilisation or storage.

Australian Government funds carbon reduction research for Fortescue, Roy Hill, South32

Mining News Pro - The Australian Government has awarded $39 million to the Heavy Industry Low-carbon transition Cooperative Research Centre (HILT CRC) to assist major mining companies in reducing emissions.

Rio Tinto partners with Schneider to boost decarbonisation solutions

Mining News Pro - Rio Tinto will work with Schneider Electric to develop digital platforms, technologies and solutions to be deployed across its metals and mining supply chain to drive further decarbonisation.

Federal funding for carbon-cutting technology

Mining News Pro - The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) will provide $43 million for feasibility and engineering studies to accelerate decarbonisation in mining and other industries through the federal government’s Industrial Energy Transformation Studies Program.

South32 aims to cut carbon emissions

Mining News Pro - Diversified miner South32 on Tuesday unveiled plans to increase its capital management programme by $200-million, to $1.88-billion, and to achieve a 50% reduction in its Scope 1 and 2 operational emissions by 2035, following the sale of its South African Energy Coal operations.

Investors are stewarding gradual move to decarbonisation in emerging markets

Mining News Pro - Investment manager Old Mutual Investment Group responsible investment head Jon Duncan tells Mining Weekly that, while the mining industry cannot ignore the global climate change context, which in part is driving international divestment from the likes of coal miners Exxaro and Anglo American, the reality is that, locally, the decarbonisation debate is more nuanced and needs to consider the social challenges that threaten South Africa as a whole.

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