Renewables Mining News

Bacanora secures environmental permit for Sonora project in Mexico

Permit lets Bacanora go-ahead with its 35,000tpa (tons per annum) lithium carbonate operation in Mexico.

Robben Island solar microgrid demonstrates power of renewable energy for South African communities

SOLA Future Energy has succeeded in designing and constructing a solar energy microgrid for Robben Island.

Clean mining project shortlisted for $950 million Canadian gov’t funding

The CLEER (Clean, Low-energy, Effective, Engaged and Remediated) project focuses on water use, energy intensity and environmental footprint, with aggressive targets of a 50% reduction in each area by 2027.

Mexico's mining sector to reach $17.8bn by 2020 on zinc prices, strong pipeline

Competitive operating costs and supportive government policies are also expected to play a key role in Mexico's mining industry strong recovery.

Trump's solar tariff confusion creates an opportunity

The solar sector is reeling from confusion, and stock prices are reeling right along with it.

Bacanora to complete Sonora lithium project feasibility study this year

Final study focuses on a two-phase open pit mine and lithium carbonate processing facility with a life of over 20 years.

UK lithium start-up gets $1.3 million to build new mine in Cornwall

Claims that Cornwall is sitting on a multibillion-dollar lithium bonanza will soon be tested as newcomer Cornish Lithium has now enough money to start exploring the region.

This company can help decarbonize your mine

The Rocky Mountain Institute published a report outlining what its researchers consider to be a feasible path toward sustainable mining

Batteries and renewables to start displacing gas in South Australia by 2025

Battery costs to fall 50% - beginning to compete with gas.

Tesla to build world’s largest lithium-ion battery in Australia

The mega-project will be built in conjunction with French renewable energy firm Neoen and paired with Neoen's existing Hornsdale Wind Farm north of Adelaide.

Clean coal could trump renewables bill in Australia

New report argues that a high-efficiency, low emissions coal-fired station would cost less than the almost A$3 billion in subsidies handed out by the government to renewable projects each year.

China to ban coal imports at small ports from July 1

Ban covers more than 150 second-tier ports

World’s top coal producer to close 37 mines

Coal India, responsible for about 82% of the nation's total coal output, said the closures would save around 8 billion rupees ($124 million).

US Energy Department announces $3 million for high performance computing to advance clean energy manufacturing

The Energy Department announced up to $3 million in available support for manufacturers to use supercomputers at the department's national laboratories to tackle major manufacturing challenges.

Regional integration key to unlocking economic potential in Latin America

There is a critical need for large-scale investment and regional integration to unlock greater economic potential and mitigate risks for the energy sector in Latin America and the Caribbean, report shows.

Coal mine openings in the US inject some hope into beleaguered sector

Corsa Coal’s Acosta Deep mine, to begin operations in June, will create about 600 jobs.

De Beers pioneers research programme to make carbon-neutral mining a reality

De Beers Group today announced it is leading a ground-breaking research project that aims to deliver carbon-neutral mining at some of the company’s operations in as few as five years.

Greece to sell coal-fired plants, mines as part of bailout deal

Athens will begin testing the waters for such sale in November, with the goal of wrapping up the sale by June 2018.

Czech mining industry pins hopes of revival on lithium

The European country holds between 1.2 to 1.4 million tonnes of lithium, located mostly around the tiny village of Cinovec, on the border with Germany.

Recent Escondida strike may push Chile into recession

Analysts believe that would increase the chances of the country joining Latin America’s ongoing political drift to the right in November’s elections.

Chile’s Codelco sets up lithium subsidiary

The unit is expected to help speed up the approval of legislation that allows the exploration and exploitation of the country’s vast lithium deposits.

Bacanora Minerals soars on deal to supply lithium to Japan’s Hanwa

Transaction will see the Tokyo-based trader acquiring up to 100% of the output coming from Bacanora's Sonora lithium project in Mexico.

Escondida strike less damaging to Chile’s copper output than thought — report

Experts expect the country, which accounts for more 30% of the world's copper supply, to produce 5.4 million tonnes of the metal in 2017, slightly down from the 5.5mnt it yielded last year.

This firm may make coal’s future a lot brighter

Australia’s Dotz Nano has found a new use for coal that could be a welcome boost to the dying industry, particularly in the US.

Chile steps up efforts to lure mining investors beyond copper sector

The country, already the world's second largest producer of lithium, is seeking to create private-public partnerships to exploit 61% of its resource-rich territory, currently available for licensing.