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Algal biofuel production is neither environmentally nor commercially sustainable

Modern biofuels have been touted as a greener alternative to petrol and diesel since the early 1900s...

By Kevin Flynn 11 Aug 2017

Cutting mining costs with 3D printing

Mining organisations are realising that industrial-scale 3D printing for the spare parts and components of machinery could reduce costs and downtime...

By Louise Steenekamp 10 Aug 2017

SA engineering proves its mettle at Phillippines mine

Three South African engineering firms designed and built the headgear, shaft collar and winder house for the Philsaga Mining Corporation in the Philippines...

6 Jul 2017

#YouthMonth: Debunking the myths about nuclear

The class of 2017 must remember and take heed of the example set by the youth of 1976, who understood the importance of education...

19 Jun 2017

General Electric appoints new CEO

NEW YORK, US: General Electric on Monday announced the departure of chief executive Jeff Immelt, who had made the risky bet of refocusing the American conglomerate on its industrial roots...

13 Jun 2017

Modernisation pioneers offered a test mine

A team of mining researchers have been gifted an underground South African mine to test new ideas and technologies...

By Allan Seccombe 6 Jun 2017

How an open approach to patents could help build a sustainable future

To sustain a population of 9.7 billion people by 2050, the world is going to need innovations that make careful use of the available resources, human and environmental...

By Frank Tietze 17 May 2017

Worthless mining waste could suck CO2 out of the atmosphere and reverse emissions

The Paris Agreement commits nations to limiting global warming to less than 2°C by the end of the century. However, it is becoming increasingly apparent that, to meet such a massive challenge, societies will need to do more than simply reduce and limit carbon emissions...

By Simon Redfern 24 Apr 2017

Making blast sites safer with technology

A local blasting company is adapting mineral scanning technology to identify reactive ground conditions that could lead to blast site incidents...

18 Apr 2017

Geodata portal will help East African development

A public-private pilot project and a geodata portal have been launched that will guide resource investment in the eastern African region...

5 Apr 2017

What conventional and unconventional really mean in oil and gas

There is some confusion in the oil and gas industry around the terms conventional and unconventional with respect to oil and gas projects...

By Tarryn Orford 3 Apr 2017

Solar technology applied in an ingenious way

A solar power system was considered the logical way in which to provide electricity to power the irrigation pumps on a new macadamia farm on the outskirts of Hazyview, Mpumalanga...

27 Mar 2017

Wits research unearths innovation in mining

The sustained, high level of quality research at Wits School of Mining Engineering puts it at the cutting edge of mining innovation...

13 Mar 2017

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International

Gold Fields sells Darlot mine

Gold Fields sold its unprofitable Darlot mine for A$18.5m in cash and shares to Australian Stock Exchange-listed Red 5, which plans to use the mine's infrastructure as a central processing hub in Western Australia.

5 Aug 2017

Once tax-free, Saudi Arabia starts expat levy

RIYADH - Saudi Arabia said it had begun taxing foreigners working in the private sector as part of fiscal reforms aimed at coping with a drop in oil revenues.

7 Jul 2017

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