Energy & Mining Trends 2018

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UCT and Fraunhofer Institute sign MoU on hydrogen and fuel cell technology

UCT and the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE have signed an MoU to collaborate on hydrogen and fuel cell technology...

7 Mar 2018

CT launches landfill gas flaring project

Late last week saw the official launch of the Cape Town Department of Solid Waste Management's landfill gas flaring project at the Coastal Park landfill facility...

5 Mar 2018

Semi-transparent solar cells: A window to the future?

Can you see a window as you are reading this article?

By Matthew Wright and Mushfika Baishakhi Upama 15 Feb 2018

Fracking: A delicate balancing act

Fracking is a contentious issue. If this process of accessing shale gas is implemented in South Africa, it must be responsible and sustainable...

By Justine Sweet 29 Jan 2018

New spotlight on media and digital at African Utility Week Awards

Two new categories have been added to the fifth annual African Utility Week Industry Awards to honour excellence in energy or water journalism, as well as digitally advanced utilities...

26 Jan 2018

Global fusion project looks at recreating the sun's energy

More than one million (estimated) manpower hours by 400 scientists from across the globe created the Wendelstein 7-X, a machine that could be capable of replicating the reaction that powers the sun, but using plasma.

16 Jan 2018

Helmet device could save miners

A small device, with an aerial the size of an adult's forefinger and a wafer-thin circuit board the width and length of a matchbox, could crack open the problem of finding mine workers lost in underground rockfalls while keeping track of their vital signs, and herald a great leap in robotic mining and communications...

By Allan Seccombe 12 Dec 2017

New mine wastewater technology developed at CSIR

Finding cost-effective, affordable methods of dealing with wastewater is the bane of any mining operation. Enter Dr Vhahangwele Masindi...

6 Dec 2017

Changing expectations: Diamond traceability

In a world of fleeting connections and disposable luxury, diamonds must stand for enduring value that is grounded in confidence...

By Bruce Cleaver 5 Dec 2017

Gold Fields funds mechanised mining studies at Wits

Gold Fields has provided a R6m, three-year sponsorship to improve knowledge in the fields of mechanised mining and rock engineering at Wits University's mining school...

27 Nov 2017

Winners of the Mine.D: Zero Harm hackathon

The Tshimologong Precinct and the Research Institute for Innovation and Sustainability has announced the three overall winners of the digitally-inspired Mine.D: Zero Harm hackathon...

24 Nov 2017

Coffee is revving up London buses

Most of us need our coffee to drive us through the day. And now it's also transporting Londoners to work...

22 Nov 2017

Can platinum make a comeback in vehicles?

There are hopes that platinum could once again be used to make autocatalytic converters for petrol-powered engines, creating fresh demand for the metal amid a deepening supply deficit.

By Allan Seccombe 22 Nov 2017

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#DesignIndaba2018: Seeing the world through a grain of sand

The moment designer Lonny van Ryswyck took her shoes off on the Design Indaba stage, she opened many eyes to see the same thing in a different way. Isn't that what design is really about?

By Jessica Tennant 23 Feb 2018

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