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.

Platinum giants get lifeline as green economy boosts demand

Mining News Pro - The world’s biggest platinum miners have been handed a lifeline as the introduction of tougher vehicle emissions rules from Asia to Europe stimulates demand.

Platinum’s high-flying stocks set to extend Johannesburg gains

Mining News Pro - The blistering pace of gains that has pushed South African platinum stocks to the highest in more than 12 years looks likely to be sustained as an upswing in demand and supply constraints fuel the rally.

Strong investment demand sustained platinum in the fourth quarter of 2020

Mining News Pro - For the third consecutive quarter, platinum remained in a deficit, at 170 000 oz, in the fourth quarter of 2020 as strong demand in the automotive, industrial and jewellery sectors and sustained strong investment demand for platinum outstripped constrained supply, the World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) says in its latest `Platinum Quarterly`.

Royal Bafokeng Platinum delivers top performance, declares maiden dividend

Mining News Pro - Platinum group metals (PGMs) mining company Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) on Tuesday reported a record performance and declared its maiden dividend on the back of a 2 734.2% increase in 2020 headline earnings to R3.5-billion.

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.

Anglo American Platinum’s net cash soars, record earnings, R9.4bn dividend

Mining News Pro - Platinum mining and marketing company Anglo American Platinum on Monday reported record annual earnings, soaring cash and a 72% return on capital employed, resulting in a dividend payout of R9.4-billion.

Platinum group metals take another step closer to use in battery electric vehicles

Mining News Pro - Platinum Group Metals (PTM) and its subsidiary Lion Battery Technologies reports that the US Patent and Trademark Office has issued a second patent to Florida International University (FIU) related to the use of platinum group metals (PGMs) in lithium batteries.

Sibanye makes another bold call on platinum price

Mining News Pro - The world’s No. 1 platinum miner said the price of the metal could climb more than 80% over the next four to five years as the global economy recovers and supply dwindles.

Eastplats’ Barplats delivers first shipment of pressed filter cake platinum group metals

Mining News Pro - Eastern Platinum (Eastplats) reports that, during December, its subsidiary Barplats Mines delivered its first shipment of pressed filter cake PGMs concentrate under an existing offtake agreement between Barplats and Impala Refining Services.

Cobalt may substitute platinum in fuel cells

Mining News Pro - A team led by researchers at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in the United States designed a highly active catalyst that contains cobalt interspersed with nitrogen and carbon and, thus, doesn’t rely on platinum to spur the necessary chemical reaction.

Investment approval for platinum mine’s solar project expected early next year

Mining News Pro - Investment approval for the solar project at the Mogalakwena platinum group metals (PGMs) mine in Limpopo is expected in the first quarter of next year.

Northam increases shareholding in Zambezi Platinum to 80%

Mining News Pro - Platinum group metals miner Northam Platinum has acquired an additional 2.83-million preference shares in Zambezi Platinum.

Platinum jewellery performs well in the third quarter

Mining News Pro - Platinum jewellery performed well in the four key international platinum jewellery markets of China, India, Japan and the US in the third quarter, Platinum Guild International`s (PGI’s) Platinum Jewellery Business Review (PJBR) for the period has found,.

Platinum council says hydrogen momentum will continue to bolster PEM demand

Mining News Pro - This week has seen the launch of the first-ever European Hydrogen Week from November 23 to 27, a series of events showcasing the key role hydrogen is expected to play in reaching the European Union’s (EU) “European Green Deal” objectives.

Platinum deficit to reach 1.2 million ounces in 2020

Mining News Pro - Despite strong quarter-on-quarter recovery in supply, the global platinum market is set to experience a second consecutive year of deficit at just over 1.2 million ounces in 2020, according to the World Platinum Investment Council’s (WPIC) latest quarterly report.

Platinum investment demand rockets on risk and hydrogen

Mining News Pro - Platinum investment demand rocketed 291% in the three months to September 30, World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) reported on Wednesday, when it forecast a third consecutive annual platinum deficit next year on an initial projected 2021 deficit of 224 000 oz.

Gemfields sells minority indirect interest in Pilanesburg Platinum Mines

Mining News Pro - Gemfields has started a sales process for its 23.54% holding in Pallinghurst Ivy Lane Capital, which owns 27.64% of Sedibelo Platinum Mines (SPM), giving Gemfields an indirect interest in SPM of about 6.54%.

Nigerian billionaire plans to dig platinum mine in Zimbabwe

Mining News Pro - Bravura Holdings, owned by Nigerian billionaire Benedict Peters, has $1-billion available for the development of a platinum mine in Zimbabwe, its country manager said.

China, Japan to lead platinum demand rebound over next four years

Mining News Pro - Platinum demand is set to fall by 7.2% globally this year, on the back of lower demand from the automotive and jewellery sector.

Global platinum demand to decline 7% in 2020

Mining News Pro - Global platinum demand is set to fall by 7.2% in 2020, with the covid-19 pandemic driving significantly lower demand from the auto and jewellery sectors, according to GlobalData, a UK-based data analytics firm.

Impala approached over stake in giant Zimbabwe platinum project

Mining News Pro - The owners of a Russian-backed project to build Zimbabwe’s biggest platinum mine have held talks to sell a stake of at least 20% to Impala Platinum Holdings, according to people familiar with the matter.

Low-priced platinum outperforming gold as investor sentiment turns positive

Mining News Pro - Gold grabs the headlines and platinum less so but it is interesting to note that the platinum price has surged by a far bigger percentage than gold.

Hydrogen economy elevating platinum as store-of-value precious metal

Mining News Pro - The hydrogen economy is elevating platinum as a precious metal with long-term store of value, the World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) said today.

Platinum, copper, nickel alloy may be key for smart biomedical devices

Mining News Pro - Researchers at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne in Switzerland have used an amorphous metal alloy composed of platinum, copper, nickel and phosphorous to make electrodes for plastic fibres.

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