En+ Group Metals unveils aluminium with ‘world’s lowest’ carbon footprint

The firm has used an inert anode technology that is claimed to drive down emissions from the smelting process

Rio Tinto launches sustainability label for aluminium using blockchain

Dubbed START, the label – similar to a nutrition label found on food and drinks packaging – will be sent to customers digitally, providing key information about the site where the aluminium was produced

Aviva Investors threatens to divest from companies over climate inaction

The Climate Engagement Escalation Programme will include companies from the oil and gas, metals and mining and utilities sectors

Global market for EV powertrain materials ‘to hit $47bn by 2030’

A new report from IDTechEx suggests traction batteries and motors will see a “meteoric rise” in demand as wide-scale EV adoption ramps up

Pandora puts a ring on circular economy with 100% recycled silver and gold

This shift is forecast to cut carbon dioxide emissions by two-thirds for silver and by more than 99% for gold

Silver ingots
Solar panel demand ‘pushing up price of silver’

Researchers from the University of Kent warn this could lead to solar panel production costs soaring in the future

Electronic waste
Electronic waste RAM-ming landfills worth $62bn

A new report shows this is three-times the value of all silver produced each year

Heavy metal emissions plummet between 2010 and 2016

The European Environment Agency says just 18 out of 978 of facilities were responsible for more than half of the sector’s environmental pressures

Low carbon energy to boost metal mining demand

The transition to a clean energy system will boost demand for a wide variety of minerals and metals. That’s according to a new report from the World Bank, which says the continuing boom in low carbon energy technologies such as wind, solar and battery storage will require an increase in the supply of aluminum, copper, lead, lithium, manganese, […]