Published: 19 May 2015
Magnesia producers in countries like Greece pride themselves of state-of-the art facilities, which are clean and efficient, but investment in technology is not being matched by companies in China, which continue to undercut European suppliers, even in their local markets.
Published: 15 May 2015
The UK is actively looking at the potential production of shale gas and, as a result, the country’s extractive minerals industry is looking at the role it can play in providing minerals that could be used in hydraulic fracturing (fracking).
Published: 08 May 2015
Offering bulging wage packets is no longer going to solve the mining industry's talent shortage, as there simply are not enough skilled people to go around. Mining sector companies will need to engage with their workforce and take responsibility for training if there are to be enough engineers for the next mining boom.
Published: 30 Apr 2015
As graphene investors become impatient with the material’s inability to make the jump from laboratory to market, developers are dropping the idea of a “killer application” as the route to commercial penetration to target smaller gains on multiple fronts instead.
Published: 24 Apr 2015
Disruptive technologies, including battery storage, smart meters and other energy gadgets, are driving change to the traditional utility model around the world, which could in turn increase the demand for critical energy minerals such as lithium, graphite and rare earths.