Could bacteria mean sustainable mining?

Researchers are investigating whether bacteria could extract the elements needed for computers, EVs and mobile phones – all powered by sugar…

Rio Tinto to invest $87m in low carbon aluminium

The aluminium is made using renewable hydropower

Vattenfall ‘unfreezes’ EV charge for polar temperatures!

The company has trialled the use of an electric truck within the arctic circle

Volvo unveils ‘world’s first’ fossil-free steel vehicle

The concept machine is a load carrier for use in mining and quarrying and is the first of smaller-scale series production planned by 2022

Green mining! ICMM targets net zero emissions by 2050

The commitment made by members of the International Council of Mining and Metals includes achieving net zero Scope 1 and 2 emissions

BHP commits to net zero emissions by 2050

The mining company is also set to power its coal, copper and nickel mines with renewable energy and trial EV technology

‘Delivering net zero will require massive expansion of mining’

New research suggests demand for raw materials and rare earth metals could surge by 500% in order to deliver the low carbon technologies needed to decarbonise

Egypt’s largest gold mine to get green boost from new solar hybrid project

A solar farm with a battery energy storage system is predicted to lower carbon dioxide emissions from the mine’s diesel power station

Bitcoin mining ‘could threaten China’s climate targets’

By 2024, Chinese bitcoin mining could generate a carbon output exceeding the total annual greenhouse gas emissions of the Czech Republic and Qatar

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