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.

Foran Mining wants to develop world’s first carbon-neutral copper project

Mining News Pro - Foran Mining Corporation’s McIlvenna Bay deposit in Saskatchewan, Canada, may become the world’s first carbon-neutral copper development project.

BHP invests in maritime decarbonisation center

Mining News Pro - Diversified miner BHP will invest S$10-million to support the establishment of a maritime decarbonisation centre in Singapore.

Projects aimed at mitigating concrete’s carbon footprint receive $7.5mln award

Mining News Pro - Two projects, one Canadian and one American, aimed at mitigating the carbon footprint of concrete were awarded $7.5 million each after being selected as the winners of the NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE, a five-year competition organized by nonprofit organization Xprize.

South Africa's wind energy sector has role to play in reaching a net zero carbon economy

Mining News Pro - Following the release of the Global Wind Energy Council’s 'Global Wind Report 2021', the buzz in the sector is around reaching net zero carbon economies.

ScoMo stands behind mining’s decarbonisation efforts

Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison is determined to push the country towards a net zero economy by 2050 without sacrificing “traditional industries in regional Australia”.

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.

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