Renewables Mining News

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.

US Lithium to mine for copper, nickel, cobalt in Canada’s Saskatchewan

The Gochagar Lake project, until now property of Diamond Hunter, consists of four claims covering 3,759 hectares located in northern Saskatchewan.

Enbridge buys stake in one of Europe’s largest wind parks for $1.7bn

The Hohe See wind park, to be located in the North Sea, has a planned capacity of about 500 megawatts.

The world’s largest miner wants more action on carbon capture

BHP Billiton says more help is needed from both governments and industry to promote the adoption of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology.

These are just 15 ways in which graphene could reshape the world

Everybody seems to love Graphene, the one-atom-thick sheets of carbon that aren't just super flexible, harder than diamond, and stronger than steel, but are also able to conduct electricity better than copper.

Chile injects $975 million into state-owned copper giant Codelco

Moves is expected to help the copper giant cope with a recently passed law that forces it to give 10% of its revenues to the armed forces.

US coal industry to decline even further in 2017 — IEEFA

Despite a spike in coal prices last year and promises of better times ahead for the sector by President-elect Donald Trump, the US coal industry will face further hardship this year, a new report argues.

This start-up plans to be a top lithium miner in the UK

Cornish Lithium Limited is hoping to lead the development of a lithium industry in the UK after acquiring the rights to drill for the mineral in the ancient mining region of Cornwall.

Fortune Minerals announces appointment of PWC as Financial Advisor to arrange NICO project financing

Lithium-ion battery demand for cobalt and supply chain concerns contribute to favorable financing environment.

Scientists say mining e-waste may be an economical option

The Canadian team says recovering metals such as copper and rare earths from LED lights may turn to be an economical option soon.

Cobalt – Fortune Minerals news release on federal funding of all-season road in NWT

Fortune Minerals Limited is pleased to report that the Government of Canada, the Government of the Northwest Territories and the Tlicho Government have jointly announced federal funding for the construction of the Tlicho All-Season Road to the community of Whati.

Canada's gold miners to embrace green energy to control costs

Expected increased in the adoption of alternative energy sources by the country's gold sector to be boosted by recently passed regulations, such as the carbon tax.

Canadian Wealth Minerals to acquire Chile’s Laguna Verde lithium project

The project, known as Laguna Verde, is located in the country’s north, known for its vast salt flats under which experts say there is enough of the commodity to supply the world for decades.