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  • By Laura Syrett
    Published: 25 Jul 2014

    French battery maker Saft has won a contract to supply Kauai, Hawaii’s fourth most populous island, with a Li-ion energy storage system that will regulate electricity supply from renewable sources. According to Saft, such solutions are likely to become the norm for island communities, which is positive news for suppliers of graphite and lithium raw materials.

  • Published: 21 Jul 2014

    Albemarle to merge with Rockwood; Syrah sale “does not make sense”; Crimea plans port expansion

  • By Laura Syrett
    Kasia Patel
    Published: 16 Jul 2014

    The UK-based publishing group, which owns Industrial Minerals (IM), is one of the leading global information providers on mining and commodities. Its acquisition of Africa’s largest mining event is a recognition that the continent is set to play an increasingly important role in the future of the world resources industry.

  • By Kasia Patel
    Published: 09 Jul 2014

    Though shale in the UK extends to around 30% of England and Wales, according to BGS geologist Rachel Bell steps must be taken to prevent pressure on groundwater supply and contamination, while a secure proppant supply is also essential.

  • By Emma Hughes
    Published: 03 Jul 2014

    As the US energy landscape shifts towards unconventional sources, the demand for oilfield minerals including barite, bentonite and frac sand is ever increasing. Oilfield Minerals Outlook 2014 delegates gathered in Houston last week to find out more.

  • By Antonio Torrisi
    Published: 25 Jun 2014

    By convening on these two key factors for the development of a stable and long-term profitable mining sector, Africa’s government representatives and mining companies seem to agree on a common strategy to boost investors in the mining industry.

  • Published: 19 Jun 2014

    The election of the right of centre Bharatiya Janata Party, led by Narendra Modi, by a clear majority, promises a move away from populist, consensus politics in India and could lead to sweeping economic reform, which in turn is likely to boost domestic raw material output and demand.


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