Netherlands Mining News

Going Dutch on clean energy? Polluters push for state to split the bill

It is an example of how big companies in the Netherlands and beyond are putting forward their own plans to reduce emissions as they look to ward off the carbon taxes they fear will hammer their businesses.

Flow of LME nickel to hidden storage dents bull story

465,000 tonnes of nickel play 'hide and seek'

Dutch battery maker to invest $1.9B in China cell factory

Dutch battery maker Lithium Werks BV, founded earlier this year, is investing 1.6 billion euros ($1.85 billion) in a massive lithium-ion cell factory in China as demand for batteries is surging.

Dutch eye tax on heavy polluters to fund climate goals

In draft proposals, the government said it would introduce extra levies on CO2 emissions for different sectors to push companies to clean up their acts.

Gold particles make the invisible visible

A researcher was able to optimize single-molecule detection using gold nanorods.

INFOGRAPHIC: The numbers behind the world's closest trade relationship

Whether we’re discussing the ancient merchants that traversed the legendary Silk Road, or the transfer of goods across modern border lines, trade has always been about building close relationships.

Dutch parliament votes to close down country's coal industry

The Dutch parliament has voted for a 55% cut in CO2 emissions by 2030, which would require the closure of all the country’s coal-fired power plants.

Sandvik signs agreement to divest its Mining Systems operations

Sandvik has signed an agreement to divest its Mining Systems operations, reported in the Sandvik income statement as discontinued operations, to the private equity company CoBe Capital.

Dutch central bank mulls moving its $7.7bn gold reserve out of Amsterdam

The bank gold and cash reserves are currently held in the basement safe at its Frederiksplein headquarters.

Sandvik unveils new mid-range mining crushers

Part of the firm's CH800 series of mining cone crushers, the two models aim to help improve productivity and profitability in the mid-range segment.

UK puts a $4.6bn price tag on Urenco stake

Potential buyers could include Canada’s Cameco, Toshiba, France's Areva and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

UK’s imminent sale of uranium producer to bring in billions

British taxpayers could net as much as $4.6 billion with the government’s sale of its stake in nuclear power giant Urenco, a move which aims to solidify the country’s policy to end national ownership of nuclear businesses.

Lithium demand on the rise

The U.S. decision last month to launch a Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Export initiative should turn out to be yet another boon for lithium producers, who are or will be trying to sell into a growing lithium ion battery market for technological and electric car uses.