Monthly Archives: February 2019

CHILE: COPPER AND LITHIUM GIANT SQUEEZING WATER RIGHTS FOR MINERS

Officials plan to more than double number of prohibited zones BHP and Antofagasta have requested water-rights extensions In a belated response to falling fresh-water levels in desert areas, Chile is moving to protect a natural resource that has been depleted after decades of mining activity. With complaints from local communities rising and the effects of climate change worsening, the world’s largest copper producer is planning to implement measures that will make it more difficult … Continue reading

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New technique successfully converts power plant CO2 to graphite

Posted on January 31, 2019 by James Ockenden in Technology, Carbon & climate A Canadian project has successfully captured power plant flue gas CO2 and converted it into value-added products including graphite and graphene. The project, run by CVMR and EnerCarbon and partially funded by the”Solutions 2030 Challenge” program of the Ontario Centers of Excellence (OCE), involves capturing CO2 emissions from industrial operations of various scales through a novel modular technology, replacing conventional absorption … Continue reading

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INDIA, CHINA CONTRIBUTE MOST TO GLOBAL GREENERY: NASA

WASHINGTON: India and China are leading the way in greening lands, thanks to ambitious tree-planting programs and intensive agriculture in both countries, Nasa satellite data has shown. The world is getting literally greener than it was 20 years ago, the study published in the latest edition in Nature Sustainability on Monday said. It showed that at least 25 per cent of the global foliage expansion since the early 2000s came from China, with India … Continue reading

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NASDAQ: BOLIVIA PICKS CHINESE PARTNER FOR $2.3 BLN LITHIUM PROJECT

By Daniel Ramos LA PAZ, Feb 6 (Reuters) – Bolivia has chosen a Chinese consortium to help it produce lithium, the government said on Wednesday, giving China a potential foothold in the country’s huge untapped reserves of the prized electric battery metal. China’sXinjiang TBEA Group Co Ltd will hold a 49 percent stake in a joint venture with Bolivia’s state lithium company YLB, the Bolivian firm said. Together, the two companies will produce lithium … Continue reading

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Billionaire Robert Friedland Plans World’s No. 2 Copper Mine

Ivanhoe Mines’ Congo deposit could produce 700,000 tons a year Sanford Bernstein says mining region is world’s most exciting Billionaire investor Robert Friedland said the copper deposit Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. is developing in the Democratic Republic of Congo has the potential to become the world’s No. 2 mine for the metal. “Kamoa-Kakula will become the world’s second-largest copper mine with peak annual production of more than 700,000 tons of copper metal,” Ivanhoe founder Friedland … Continue reading

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