Chile gold mine gets some sunshine with solar power

The project is forecast to save approximately 104,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide over a ten-year period

Scientists develop device that uses bacteria to mine rocks on Mars and the Moon

Researchers found using microbes to recover metals and minerals could be possible in all gravity conditions

‘In early 2021 we will create diamonds out of thin air’

Dale Vince, Founder of the green energy provider Ecotricity spoke to ELN about the technology that promises to deliver the ‘world’s most eco-friendly’ diamonds

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