Indonesian miners focus on smelters

Indonesian miners focus on smelters

Indonesian government wants more minerals to be processed domestically.

Plant

12 JUNE 2020
Rand Refinery restarts gold smelter

Rand Refinery restarts gold smelter

Gold refinery had not stopped all operations during the lockdown.

Covid-19

11 MAY 2020
CBMM to trial electrolysis technology for niobium

CBMM to trial electrolysis technology for niobium

Boston Metal technique could cut down CO2 emissions generated by metals production.

Innovation

06 MAY 2020
Apple buys first commercial batch from Elysis

Apple buys first commercial batch from Elysis

Apple has bought the first-ever commercial batch of carbon-free aluminium from Elysis

Sustainability

09 DECEMBER 2019
Construction begins on ELYSIS R&D centre

Construction begins on ELYSIS R&D centre

Construction started on ELYSIS' R&D centre in Saguenay, Quebec on August 16

Innovation

19 AUGUST 2019
Rio Tinto, Alcoa to open Elysis R&D centre

Rio Tinto, Alcoa to open Elysis R&D centre

Rio Tinto and Alcoa set up facility for carbon-free aluminium processing technology

Design / Build

03 APRIL 2019
BacTech, Labris Mining sign environmental deal

BacTech, Labris Mining sign environmental deal

The companies will look for Turkish projects where they can employ bioleaching

CSIRO process boosts phosphate production

CSIRO process boosts phosphate production

CSIRO has developed a process that can produce phosphate for fertiliser from low-value ores

Operational Excellence

19 FEBRUARY 2019
Assisted by Apple, Rio Tinto and Alcoa develop carbon-free aluminium smelting

Assisted by Apple, Rio Tinto and Alcoa develop carbon-free aluminium smelting

Rio Tinto and Alcoa launch joint venture promoting a new process for carbon-free aluminium smelting

A rare challenge

A rare challenge

New technologies may transform the outlook for platinum miners in the future. Jayne Flannery reports...

Sustainability

01 SEPTEMBER 2017
Antofagasta gets innovative

Antofagasta gets innovative

Antofagasta is turning to innovation to reduce costs at its mines in Chile

Further Indonesian delays for Freeport

Further Indonesian delays for Freeport

PT Freeport Indonesia is still seeking approval for the export of its copper concentrates

Logistics

08 FEBRUARY 2017