Industry News

  • TECH NEWS: Process plant optimisation technology
    TECH NEWS: Process plant optimisation technology 12/2/2019

    Process plant technology has become a necessity for mines looking to maximise their operating performance by keeping costs low, throughput high and downtime to a minimum.

  • Mining Truck Market Significant Demand Foreseen by 2025
    Mining Truck Market Significant Demand Foreseen by 2025 12/2/2019

    According to A Global Mining Truck Market Study, Rising Use of Electric Vehicles is one of the primary growth factors for the market. Increasing Industrialization is also expected to contribute significantly to the Mining Truck market.

  • Air compressor range for mining sector
    Air compressor range for mining sector 12/2/2019

    The 8 Series Utility portable compressor range has been specially engineered and developed by Atlas Copco for secure integration into utility trucks and other OEM applications in the mining and construction sectors.

  • Is the world ready to end the coal era and embrace clean energy?
    Is the world ready to end the coal era and embrace clean energy? 12/2/2019

    Access to electricity has transformed the world, helping countries to develop their economies, and lifting millions out of poverty. However, this success has come at a great cost: the energy sector, heavily reliant on fossil fuels, is responsible for some 40 percent of global carbon dioxide emissions – one of the so-called greenhouse gases, which trap heat in the atmosphere and warm the Earth – and almost two-thirds of these emissions come from coal.

  • Ethiopia vows to remove barriers to investment in mining
    Ethiopia vows to remove barriers to investment in mining 11/26/2019

    Ethiopia, which has a mostly artisanal mining industry, wants to woo foreign mining companies to kick-start development of its vast mineral resources, a key part of its efforts to plug a large trade deficit and generate foreign exchange.

  • Govt to consolidate small mining operators
    Govt to consolidate small mining operators 11/26/2019

    Francis Gatare, the CEO of Rwanda Mines, Petroleum and Gas Board (RMB) has revealed a plan to combine small mining operators into effective and financially capable groups so as to raise capital to afford infrastructure, increase productivity and comply with environment management.

  • Municipalities in Africa seek options to procure from IPPs
    Municipalities in Africa seek options to procure from IPPs 11/26/2019

    Energy demand in Africa is expected to double by 2050 and with its abundant supply of renewables, the continent has adequate capacity to supply this demand.  

  • Rwanda: Could Lithium Be Rwanda's Next Big Deal?
    Rwanda: Could Lithium Be Rwanda's Next Big Deal? 11/26/2019

    Rwandan Government appeals to investors to invest their financial resources in the exploration and processing of lithium, a rare earth metal.

  • Foreign investment or grassroots growth – the future of mining in Rwanda
    Foreign investment or grassroots growth – the future of mining in Rwanda 11/18/2019

    Rwanda is trying to encourage foreign investment in the country’s mining industry, but policies threaten to leave behind the artisanal miners that make up the majority of the country’s workforce. Patrick Kingsland finds out about the future of mining in Rwanda.

  • Collaborative initiative to develop cleaner, safer vehicles.
    Collaborative initiative to develop cleaner, safer vehicles. 11/18/2019

    The ICMM, its member companies and some of the world’s leading mine vehicle and equipment suppliers and technology providers, have been working diligently on an ambitious plan to accelerate safety and the innovative development of a new generation of mine vehicles.

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