Monthly Archives: July 2016

Philippines’ call for domestic processing sees Nickel miners urge incentives, cheaper energy

Comments by the Philippines house speaker that he will revive proposed measures requiring miners to process ores domestically have provoked concern among nickel miners but also relief that a ban on ore exports was not raised. Miners are requesting state support to fulfil any domestic processing objectives. “In a speech during the congress session on Monday July 25, house speaker Pantaleon Alvarez called for domestic processing of minerals to generate additional income and jobs … Continue reading

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Chinese miners call for anti-dumping probe into Iron ore imports

Chinese iron ore miners have called for an anti-dumping investigation into imports of the steelmaking raw material from top suppliers Australia and Brazil. More than 20 Chinese miners in a statement on the Metallurgical Miners’ Association of China website said “a huge volume of low-priced imported iron ore has had a severe impact on the domestic mining industry and even posed a big challenge for the security of steel production”. “The capacity of major … Continue reading

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GE aiming to change Coal narrative with high-efficiency Power solutions

26th July 2016, By: Terence Creamer, Creamer Media Editor Technology group GE is beginning to actively make the case for clean coal, having concluded that coal-fired generation will remain a major, albeit relatively smaller, part of the future electricity mix in many parts of the world. GE Power global sales and marketing leader for steam power systems, Michael Keroullé, admits that coal is a “hard sell”, particularly following the COP 21 climate agreement in … Continue reading

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Canadian firm turns coal to graphite

26 July 2016 Canadian-headquartered multinational organisation, CVMR, through research has been able to convert natural coal to graphite flakes, powders and graphite blocks at much lower cost than the current methods in use. In addition, the firm has been able to produce graphene from methane gas, they said in a company statement. According to Kamran M. Khozan, Chairman and CEO of CVMR Corporation and MPower Corporation, the graphite product has the ability to collect … Continue reading

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The world’s first Graphene car is unveiled in Manchester

The world’s first car made with graphene in its bodywork has been unveiled in Manchester. The vehicle, with graphene in its panels, was made by Briggs Automotive Company in Speke, Liverpool. The BAC Mono spearheads an exhibition to highlight the future technology of graphene, which is 200 times stronger than steel. It was developed by scientists at the University of Manchester in 2004, who won the Nobel Prize. Graphene is made of sheets of … Continue reading

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Coal as Renewable Clean Energy. ‘By turning coal to graphite, which can collect and store heat from the sun, one can produce electricity.’ M – Power Corp.

3 Main models of Graphite Power Generators (GPG) CVMR® has been able to convert natural coal to graphite flakes, powders and graphite blocks at much lower cost than the current methods in use. They have simultaneously managed to produce graphene from methane gas. Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) July 23, 2016 Coal As Renewable Clean Energy! ‘Don’t burn your coal and pollute the environment, let us turn your coal to graphite which can collect and store … Continue reading

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Chinese eye Atlantic Canada’s Lithium project

The world’s largest lithium reserves straddle huge salt flats in South America, mainly in Chile, Bolivia and Argentina. (Image: Pixabay.) As the popularity of lithium increases on the back of electric car batteries and smart phones, the so-called “white petroleum” and “white gold” continues to attract investors, and a couple of small Canadian companies are already reaping the benefit of this trend. Only a month after selling part of its lithium project in Nova … Continue reading

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Global Nickel market deficit widens

Indonesian mine supply up 30 pct Jan-May Philippines supply recovers in May, still down on year China refined production drops 15 pct in Jan-May (Adds detail on China refined production) By Melanie Burton MELBOURNE, July 15 The global nickel market deficit widened to 11,200 tonnes in May, as low prices weighed on refined output from top producer China while demand slowly improved, data from the International Nickel Study Group showed on Friday. But strong … Continue reading

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A Breakthrough Graphene Battery Takes Just 15 Minutes To Recharge

The “low battery” warning is one of the great bugbears of the smartphone generation. But it won’t be for much longer if a Chinese battery manufacturer has its way. Dongxu Optoelectronics has developed a battery called the G-King which reportedly recharges within 15 minutes. Their secret? Graphene. The battery is constructed from the wonder material and could be deployed in smartphones, tablets and laptops. But the manufacturer also believes the breakthrough could have significant … Continue reading

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Solar Power industry drives up Silver, Lithium prices

The consumer-led power revolution driving a rapid uptake of rooftop solar panels and lithium-ion batteries to store electricity is creating new uses for metals which have long languished in the doldrums. Silver and lithium have so far been the star performers with both experiencing big price jumps in recent months. Peter Strachan from StockAnalysis said the solar industry was providing a modern-day large-scale industrial use for the metals. “They print the circuitry for photovoltaic … Continue reading

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