How Congo could become low-cost, low-emissions producer of battery materials

Mining News Pro - In a report launched at the DRC-Africa Business Forum 2021 taking place this week in Kinshasa, BloombergNEF (BNEF) states that the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) could leverage its abundant cobalt resources and hydroelectric power to become a low-cost and low-emissions producer of lithium-ion battery cathode precursor materials.

Teck and Oldendorff team up to reduce supply chain CO2 emissions from BC port

Mining News Pro - Teck Resources and Oldendorff Carriers have announced an agreement to employ energy efficient bulk carriers for shipments of Teck steelmaking coal from the Port of Vancouver to international destinations to reduce CO2 emissions in the steelmaking coal supply chain.

Rio Tinto CEO says zero emissions path might not be clear until 2030

Mining News Pro - The chief executive officer of Rio Tinto Group, the world’s biggest iron ore miner, said it might take until the end of this decade before the company has a clear view on how it will become fully carbon neutral.

Top miners doubt customers can match their zero-emissions target

Mining News Pro - The world’s top miners are confident they can eliminate emissions from their own operations by 2050, but aren’t yet sure their customers can do the same.

Fortescue Metals to eliminate scope 3 emissions by 2040

Mining News Pro - Fortescue Metals Group, the world’s fourth largest iron ore producer, became on Tuesday the first major miner to commit to achieving net zero scope 3 emissions, those produced by its customers including steel makers, by 2040.

Delaying emissions reduction will cost more down the line

Mining News Pro - Presidential Climate Commission (PCC) executive director Dr Crispian Olver says delaying South Africa’s transition away from coal will only add to the final adjustment costs and will also place the domestic business sector at a competitive disadvantage as other countries implement measures to restrict trade in carbon-intensive products.

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.

EU emissions tax threatens Australian exports

Mining News Pro - The European Union’s (EU) Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) has sparked debate among those concerned with Australia’s exports and carbon emission regulation.

Europe’s climate masterplan aims to slash emissions within a decade

Mining News Pro - The European Union is set to take the lead in climate policy action among the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitters this week, with a raft of ambitious plans designed to cut emissions drastically over the next decade.

Rio Tinto, POSCO join forces to cut steel sector emissions

Mining News Pro - Rio Tinto and POSCO, South Korea’s largest steel producer, have inked a memorandum of understanding to jointly explore, develop and demonstrate technologies to speed-up transitioning to a low-carbon emission steel sector.

Coal sector standard seeks emissions and industry balance

Mining News Pro - The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is seeking public comment on its recently released exposure draft for the sector standard for coal.

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.

Gold miners need to get greener to meet 2030 emissions targets

Mining News Pro - The global gold industry* is broadly on track to align with a 2°C climate target by the end of the current decade. However, more action is required if the industry is to meet – and surpass – the 1.5°C mark, according to a new report from Wood Mackenzie.

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.

Platinum use in vehicle emissions control systems increasing as new regulations kick in

Mining News Pro - Automotive demand for platinum is expected to grow by 25% year-on-year to reach almost three-million ounces this year, the World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) reports.

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.

Barrick ups emissions reduction target to 30% by 2030

Mining News Pro - Barrick Gold held its first-ever virtual presentation to investors on sustainability and reported that in 2020, it had zero high-significance environmental incidents, reached 79% water recycling and reusing by its operations and introduced community development committees at all its active sites.

How the US top coal-producing state is moving towards net-zero emissions

Mining News Pro - Two initiatives aimed at supporting net-zero emissions in the Carbon Valley region are being advanced in Wyoming, the US’ leading coal-producing state.

Rio Tinto employs solar technology to reduce emissions

Mining News Pro - Rio Tinto is exploring the use of solar technology to cut its global carbon emissions by partnering with renewable energy technology company, Heliogen.

Aluminium industry aims to reduce emissions by 80% by 2050

Mining News Pro - Global industry organisation the International Aluminium Institute (IAI) has published three main pathways that the industry can take to reduce its emissions by 80% by 2050 and meet internationally agreed climate goals, supply demand for primary aluminium that will increase by up to 40% and more than triple recycled aluminium from post-consumer resources to 2050.

Aluminium industry aims to reduce emissions by 80% by 2050

Mining News Pro - Global industry organisation the International Aluminium Institute (IAI) has published three main pathways that the industry can take to reduce its emissions by 80% by 2050 and meet internationally agreed climate goals, supply demand for primary aluminium that will increase by up to 40% and more than triple recycled aluminium from post-consumer resources to 2050.

Fortescue fast-tracks zero emissions target to 2030

Mining News Pro - Fortescue Metals Group, the world’s fourth largest iron ore producer, has brought forward a self-imposed deadline to be carbon-neutral by 2030, about two decades earlier than its closest rivals BHP, Rio Tinto and Vale.

BHP signs third emissions reduction agreement with China

Mining News Pro - BHP has penned an agreement with Chinese customer HBIS Group to evaluate solutions that will reduce greenhouse gas from ironmaking and steelmaking.

BHP to halve Nickel West emissions

Mining News Pro - BHP has signed a renewable power purchase agreement with Risen Energy to slash emissions at the Nickel West Kwinana refinery in Western Australia by up to 50 per cent

Aggreko on path to net zero emissions by 2050

Mining News Pro - Aggreko plans to invest up to $600 million a year to support the mining sector’s energy transition, responding to the industry’s requests for energy alternatives to fossil diesel.

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