Carbon emissions set to surge in 2021 as coal rebound eclipses record renewables growth

Mining News Pro - Global energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions could surge by 1.5-billion tonnes in 2021 to 33-billion tonnes, reversing most of last year’s decline caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, as rebounding coal demand in the electricity sector more than offsets record renewables deployments.

Nouveau Monde launches climate action plan to achieve carbon neutrality

Mining News Pro - Nouveau Monde Graphite announced the launching of its climate action plan aimed at achieving a zero-carbon footprint at both its Phase 1 anode materials plant in the town of Bécancour and its Matawinie graphite project in Saint-Michel-des-Saints, Québec.

Copper demand to double with decarbonisation

Mining News Pro - BHP president of minerals for the Americas Ragnar Udd has expressed his optimism for growing copper demand in the future at the CRU World Copper Conference in Chile.

Rio signs up for Japanese carbon network

Mining News Pro - Mining major Rio Tinto has joined Japan’s Green Value Chain Platform Network (GVC Network) to engage on innovative approaches to reduce Japan’s carbon footprint.

Securing raw materials key to China’s economic, carbon neutrality goals

Mining News Pro - China’s move towards carbon neutrality by 2060 can complement both energy security and economic goals, a new report by Wood Mackenzie states.

Industry leaders rally to decarbonise mining

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.

Implats pursuing renewables, green hydrogen, exploration, carbon neutrality

Mining News Pro - Platinum group metals (PGMs) mining and marketing company Implats is pursuing green hydrogen, greenfield exploration and carbon neutrality, the company made clear during question time after presenting a stellar set of high-dividend-yielding interim financial results on Thursday, which cut debt by R3-billion and increased net cash significantly.

Global decarbonisation rapidly upping demand for Anglo American Platinum products

Mining News Pro - Platinum group metals mining and marketing company Anglo American Platinum said on Monday that it was poised to deliver the next phase of value for its stakeholders as decarbonisation efforts increase the long-term demand for its metals.

Glencore ready to support transition to low-carbon economy

Mining News Pro - Diversified mining and marketing company Glencore is ready to support the transition to a low-carbon economy, CEO Ivan Glasenberg said on Tuesday when the company reported finishing 2020 with earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) of $11.6-billion, Covid-19 notwithstanding.

Carbon footprint of nickel sulphate transport may start to worry OEMs

Mining News Pro - Market analyst Roskill issued a report where its experts say that they expect concerns over carbon emissions from the transport of nickel sulphate feedstocks such as mixed hydroxide product (MHP) to grow over the coming years.

Sibanye records A- rating for carbon, climate change disclosure

Mining News Pro - Precious metals miner Sibanye-Stillwater has achieved an ‘A-’ rating by nonprofit global environmental disclosure platform CDP, in recognition of its climate change action and disclosure.

BHP, JFE to decarbonise steelmaking

Mining News Pro - BHP has established another working collaboration that aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions from the steelmaking process, this time with Japanese Steel producer JFE Steel.

BHP partners with JFE to cut carbon from steel-making

Mining News Pro - BHP Group said on Wednesday it would invest up to $15 million over five years as part of a deal with Japan’s JFE Steel to look at technologies and other ways to lower emissions from the steel-making process.

Elon Musk offers $100 million for best carbon capture innovation

Mining News Pro - Tesla boss Elon Musk is offering $100 million to the winner of a new X Prize Foundation four-year global competition focused on developing carbon dioxide removal (CDR) technologies.

Decarbonisation will need more, better mining

Mining News Pro - In this opinion piece, SRK Consulting partner and principal consultant Andrew van Zyl reflects on some of the most prominent topics discussed at this year`s Investing in African Mining Indaba.

World Economic Forum tests blockchain for tracking carbon emissions

Mining News Pro - Most estimates of the carbon footprint of the mining industry’s value chain are currently based on industry benchmarks or non-standard unverifiable sensors, says Jorgen Sandstrom, World Economic Forum’s (WEF) head of mining and metals.

Rio Tinto partners with Asia to decarbonise steelmaking

Mining News Pro - Rio Tinto has doubled down on its strategy to reduce carbon emissions by collaborating with Nippon Steel Corporation and China Baowu Steel Group to produce and supply low-carbon steel.

World’s largest copper miner to cut carbon emissions 70% by 2030

Mining News Pro - Chile’s Codelco, the world’s largest copper producer, has outlined sustainability plans in five areas of action for its operations and projects, including goals to cut carbon emissions by 70%, reduce inland water consumption by 60% and recycling 65% of its industrial waste by 2030.

De Beers plans to clean up diamond supply chain, be carbon neutral by 2030

Mining News Pro - Diamond mining giant De Beers on Monday outlined plans to ethically source its diamonds and be carbon neutral by 2030 due to growing investor pressure on companies to be environmentally and socially responsible.

Anglo American clarifies decarbonisation pathway

Mining News Pro - Anglo American chief executive Mark Cutifani believes technology is the way forward for the company’s sustainability plan as it aims to become carbon neutral by year 2040.

Millennial commissions lithium carbonate pilot plant at Pastos Grandes

Mining News Pro - Millennial Lithium announced that the commissioning of a lithium carbonate pilot plant at its flagship Pastos Grandes project in Argentina is underway.

Countries being more transparent over resources reduce carbon emissions

Mining News Pro - New research by the University of Sussex reveals that countries that are part of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), which pushes for financial transparency over oil, gas, and mining revenues, have seen their carbon emissions reduce by 13% on average between 2000 and 2014.

Low-carbon future may lead to more mining in high-risk areas

Mining News Pro - Researchers at the University of Queensland in Australia mapped the countries and regions within them that will likely become mining hotspots as the world moves towards a low carbon future.

16 dead from carbon monoxide poisoning in Chinese coal mine

Mining News Pro - Sixteen workers died and one is in a critical condition after being trapped underground in a coal mine in south-west China on Sunday (Sept 27), reported state broadcaster CCTV.

Alcoa unveils industry-first low-carbon alumina

Mining News Pro - Alcoa has expanded its alumina offering to produce the industry’s first low-carbon, smelter-grade brand, EcoSource.

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