Monthly Archives: June 2018

BHP steps up efforts to sell Nickel West business in Australia

World’s largest miner BHP (ASX, NYSE:BHP) (LON:BLT) is said to have hired Goldman Sachs to assist in the sale of the Western Australia-based Nickel West, four years after giving up on the plan to divest the asset because it could find a suitor to meet price expectations. In 2017, the last time Nickel West was on the block, Glencore offered $200 million for the business, The Australian reports. (subs. needed). But according to Deutsche … Continue reading

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Modern alchemists are making chemistry greener

Ancient alchemists tried to turn lead and other common metals into gold and platinum. Modern chemists in Paul Chirik’s lab at Princeton are transforming reactions that have depended on environmentally unfriendly precious metals, finding cheaper and greener alternatives to replace platinum, rhodium and other precious metals in drug production and other reactions. They have found a revolutionary approach that uses cobalt and methanol to produce an epilepsy drug that previously required rhodium and dichloromethane, … Continue reading

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Graphene makes its mark on gas separation

Graphene Flagship researchers overcame the theoretical limiting performance of membranes in gas separation. This collaborative research from Graphene Flagship partners CNR, University of Bologna and Graphene-XT has potential applications in hydrogen purification and carbon capture and storage. Polymer-based membranes for gas separation have a trade-off between high gas permeability and high gas selectivity, the so-called Robeson upper bound. By combining individual graphene oxide sheets with polymer spacers, in a sandwich style structure, Graphene Flagship … Continue reading

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Vale Inks First-ever Cobalt Streaming Deal From Canada’s Voisey’s Bay Mine

Vale has been looking for financing to extend the life of the mine by transitioning to underground from open-pit operations and has said a streaming arrangement was among its options. (Image courtesy of Vale.) Brazil’s mining giant Vale (NYSE:VALE) is moving ahead with construction of an underground mine at its Voisey’s Bay mine, located in the Atlantic province of Newfoundland and Labrador, extending operations by at least 15 years. Transiting Voisey’s Bay nickel mine … Continue reading

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Interoceanmetal Joint Organization and CVMR Corporation Signed a Memorandum of Cooperation in Poland on the 28th of May 2018

CVMR Corporation (“CVMR®”) today announced that on May 28th, 2018, CVMR® entered into a Memorandum of Cooperation with Interoceanmetal Joint Organization (“IOM”) with respect to the development of a process for the refining of polymetallic nodules (“PNs”) using CVMR®’s proprietary vapour refining technology. TORONTO (PRWEB) June 06, 2018 IOM – CVMR® COOPERATION Interoceanmetal Joint Organization and CVMR Corporation signed a Memorandum of Cooperation in Poland on the 28th of May 2018. CVMR Corporation (“CVMR®”) … Continue reading

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IOM – The meeting with CVMR

On Monday, 28th of May the meeting with CVMR, Toronto, Canada, took place in our office in Szczecin. CVMR Corporation (CVMR) is a privately held multinational organization with its head office and R&D Centre in Toronto, Canada. The company is engaged in: – Mining and metal refining metals, using its own proprietary vapour metallurgy processes and technologies and its own mineral resources; – Manufacturing high value metal powders, nano-powders, subnano-powders, net shapes and super … Continue reading

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