Tesla signs up to Fair Cobalt Alliance to improve human footprint of battery metal mining

The recently-launched Fair Cobalt Alliance aims to support informal cobalt miners in the Democratic Republic of Congo

British Lithium Limited awarded £500k of government funding for hard rock lithium extraction

Lithium is a highly reactive metal used in batteries, for which demand has soared as sales of zero emission vehicles increased by nearly 160% in 2020 so far

Coal power
US commits $122m to establish coal products innovation centres

They will research and incubate mining, processing and purification technologies that are environmentally sustainable

Mining giant Rio Tinto shuts aluminium factory in New Zealand amid high energy costs

The mining giant says it could not ‘secure a power price reduction aimed at making New Zealand Aluminium Smelters a financially viable business’

Brazilian miner Vale announces $2bn investment to cut carbon emissions

The firm aims to cut 33% of its scope 1 and scope 2 carbon emissions by 2030

Proposed coal mine in Cumbria is ‘incompatible with climate ambitions’

That’s the claim outlined in a new report published by think tank Green Alliance, which suggests ongoing reliance on the fossil fuel will hold back the development of low carbon steelmaking in the UK

Royal College of Physicians make fossil fuel divestment pledge

The professional body is pledging to divest from oil, gas and mining companies by 2023 if they fail to demonstrate their operations are in line with the goals of the Paris agreement

Nel to provide tech to support hydrogen-powered mining truck

The firm has received a purchase order for a 3.5MW electrolyser from ENGIE, which will be used to produce renewable hydrogen fuel for mining company Anglo American

Mining giant BHP swaps coal power for renewables

The plan is expected to displace three million tonnes of carbon dioxide per year from 2022

Minergy’s Masama Coal Project in Botswana is now fully operational

The firm claims it has extracted roughly 39,000 tonnes of coal to date and believes there is in excess of 340,000 tonnes exposed in the pit