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  • By Siobhan Lismore-Scott
    Albert Li IM analyst, Shanghai
    Published: 10 Sep 2014

    China’s first international conference on graphene kicked off last week and brought with it new considerations for the commercialisation of the so-called wonder material.

  • By Laura Syrett
    Published: 04 Sep 2014

    The tie-up between two apparent rivals at the fledgling end of the graphite production business grabbed the market’s attention, but commentators do not believe the wider industry is ready for a wave of M&A activity.

  • Published: 29 Aug 2014

    The US railroad network is buckling under the weight of demand for more and more frac sand from the country’s booming shale gas fields. As Bruce McMichael discovers, lead times of more than two years for new rail car capacity have spurred innovative responses from sand producers, looking to circumvent the bottlenecks.

  • By Laura Syrett
    Published: 19 Aug 2014

    Current recycling rates for valuable minerals and metals used in consumer products fall well short of technically possible levels, creating an unsustainable drag on resource efficiency. Laura Syrett talks to Outotec’s director of technology management, Markus Reuter, about his UN-backed report on the opportunities, limits and infrastructure for raw materials recycling.

  • Published: 15 Aug 2014

    While there have been many articles surrounding the viability of graphite projects based on deposit size and grade, a new report urges investors to consider other factors such as flake size distribution and product off take.


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