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CoAlgae Can Help Meet Future Energy Needs

A NEW fuel, Coalgae, produced from a combination of waste coal dust and algae, could save SA up to 40% of its crude oil imports. Ben Zeelie and his team at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) combined coal dust with algae to form neat, clean-burning briquettes. When heated up, they...

Energy Storage and Renewable Energy Growth to Accelerate in 2016

The extreme weather patterns and environmental occurrences experienced across the Asia Pacific region have brought to the forefront the urgent need for countries to work together and reach an agreement on actionable solutions to limit global warming. Examples of recent incidents include drought and severe haze in Southeast Asia,...

What Went Wrong at Rubicon Minerals?

Even before its meltdown, investors watching Rubicon Minerals Corp. could see some troubling warning signs. Everything seemed fine on the surface. The company said in April that it was on track for first gold production at its Phoenix project in Northern Ontario in mid-2015. And in June, it did indeed...

More Than 1,000 New Coal Plants Planned Worldwide

World Resources Institute identifies 1,200 coal plants in planning across 59 countries, with about three-quarters in China and India More than 1,000 coal-fired power plants are being planned worldwide, new research has revealed. The huge planned expansion comes despite warnings from politicians, scientists and campaigners that the planet’s fast-rising carbon emissions...

Indonesia Inaugurated as International Energy Agency Member

Indonesia has officially joined the International Energy Agency (IEA) as an associate member in an effort to ensure better energy development in Indonesia. “I have reported to President Joko Widodo the results of energy ministerial meeting and the IEA members meeting held from 17-18 November, 2015 in Paris, France,” the...

Vale and BHP to Pay $260m More for Brazilian Dam Burst

The mining giants had already been ordered to pay 250m reais after a dam burst at a mine run by Samarco, a firm they jointly own. Twelve people remain missing following the incident in southern Brazil that set off a deadly mudslide. The fine will provide aid to the victims and...

Norfolk-Based Offshore Oil and Gas Expands into Aberdeen

IVB (Inspection Verification Bureau), which provides inspection and verification services to the oil, gas and renewable energy sectors, has invested in staffed offices in Europe’s oil and gas capital to meet existing and new clients’ needs. The move is already paying off with new relationships being forged for contracts to...