China’s SDIC in advanced talks for significant stake in Thai potash mine

China’s SDIC Mining Investment Co. is in advanced talks for a significant minority stake in Asia Pacific Potash Corp., according to people familiar with the matter.

Element 25’s Butcherbird flies high

Manganese developer Element 25 (E25) will accelerate activities for the planned expansion of its Butcherbird manganese project in Western Australia.

Fortescue continues sustainability push

A dual-fuelled ammonia-powered vessel from Fortescue has won the Hydrogen Transport award at the World Hydrogen 2024 Awards.

Nutrien beats quarterly profit estimates on robust North America demand

Nutrien, the world’s biggest fertilizer producer, beat first-quarter profit estimates on Wednesday, on strong demand for crop nutrients from North America owing to early planting and lower inventory.

Nutrien beats quarterly profit estimates on robust North America demand

Nutrien, the world’s biggest fertilizer producer, beat first-quarter profit estimates on Wednesday, on strong demand for crop nutrients from North America owing to early planting and lower inventory.

A leadership battle is brewing at deep sea mining’s regulatory body

The secretary-general of the International Seabed Authority is set to run for a third term leading the United Nations-affiliated organization that regulates deep sea mining, as control of mineral resources used to make electric car batteries becomes a focus of US-China rivalry.

Senate passes Russian uranium import ban, sending to Biden

The Senate voted Tuesday evening to approve legislation banning the import of enriched uranium from Russia, sending the measure to the president. President Joe Biden plans to sign it into law soon, according to the White House.

Anglo spinoffs will ‘very likely’ need South Africa approval

BHP Group Ltd.’s proposal for Anglo American Plc to spin off platinum and iron ore units before a takeover would likely require approval from South African regulators, according to a government agency.

White House eyes Russian uranium import ban while House bill stalls

The Biden administration is considering banning imports of enriched Russian uranium using executive authority as congressional efforts to block the Kremlin’s shipments of the reactor fuel stall, people familiar with the matter said.

BHP’s bid for Anglo casts cloud over $9 billion fertilizer mine

BHP Group Ltd.’s proposal for a $39 billion takeover of rival Anglo American Plc is all about securing plenty of copper supplies — so now, the potential deal is throwing uncertainty over the future for Anglo’s massive fertilizer mine in England.

Implats weighs 3,900 job cuts in South Africa as price rout takes toll

Impala Platinum could cut 3,900 jobs as it restructures its South African operations due to lower metal prices, the miner said on Friday, with the news likely to pile more pressure on the government weeks before a general election.

Australian Strategic gets debt funding for rare earths project

Australian Strategic Materials ASM.AX said on Friday it has received a non-binding letter of interest for a debt funding package of up to A$400 million ($260.84 million) from Canada’s official export credit agency.

MP Materials awarded $58.5 million tax credit for Texas rare earth magnet factory

MP Materials announced on Monday it has received a $58.5 million award from the US government to advance the construction of America’s first fully integrated rare earth magnet manufacturing facility.

MP Materials awarded $58.5 million tax credit for Texas rare earth magnet factory

MP Materials announced on Monday it has received a $58.5 million award from the US government to advance the construction of America’s first fully integrated rare earth magnet manufacturing facility.

NextSource applies to build graphite plant in Mauritius

NextSource Materials has submitted an application to build a downstream battery anode facility (BAF) to process graphite in the African island nation of Mauritius.

Nigeria to grant mining licences only to companies that process locally

Nigeria will only grant new mining licences to companies that present a plan on how minerals would be processed locally, under new guidelines being developed, a government spokesperson confirmed on Thursday.

US awards record $6bn to back industrial emissions reduction projects

The US Energy Department on Monday announced $6 billion in federal funding to subsidize 33 industrial projects in 20 states to cut carbon emissions, saying the investment would support well-paying union jobs and boost US competitiveness.

Australia earmarks $550m for Arafura rare earths project

Australia will provide up to A$840 million ($550 million) for the first combined rare earths mine and refinery in the country’s Northern Territory, owned by Arafura Rare Earths, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said on Thursday.

Syrah Resources to raise $65m for Mozambique, US projects

Australia’s Syrah Resources said on Wednesday it would raise A$98 million ($64.73 million) through a placement and an entitlement offer for funding its Balama graphite operations in Mozambique and its US-based Vidalia project.

African Rainbow pauses Bokoni mine expansion plan after H1 profit fall

African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) said on Friday it was deferring plans to expand output at its Bokoni mine due to low platinum group metal (PGM) prices after reporting a 43% drop in its half-year profit.

Australia and Vietnam upgrade relations, to begin talks on critical minerals

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said on Thursday the country was raising ties with Vietnam to the level of a comprehensive strategic partnership, with an annual dialogue on minerals amid a push to diversify supply chains away from China.

Platinum deficit in 2024 to be deeper than expected – WPIC

A global platinum deficit in 2024 will be deeper than previously expected as mines hit by low prices for palladium and rhodium cut supply, the World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) said, adding there were risks mine supplies could fall even further.

Platinum’s worst crisis in decades hits jobs in South Africa

South Africa’s platinum producers are in crisis, as slumping metal prices force jobs cuts and erode profits.

Graphjet Technology advances production timeline at Malaysia manufacturing plant

Graphjet, a developer of patented technologies to produce graphite and graphene directly from agricultural waste, announced Monday it has accelerated the timeline for its planned manufacturing plant in Malaysia.

Impala Platinum considers mine closures after profit slump

Impala Platinum could shut some loss-making South African mining operations if metal prices deteriorate further and restructuring efforts fail to improve margins, chief executive Nico Muller said.

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