More than 400 mine haul trucks could be rebuilt to use hydrogen fuel with a pilot project starting next year at Anglo American Platinum Ltd s open pit Mogalakwena operation in South Africa A 3 5 megawatt electrolyzer will produce hydrogen on site while the trucks will also be fitted with a platinum catalyst.
Should the technology prove to be successful it could be rolled out to the entire Anglo American fleet said Jana Marais a spokeswoman for Johannesburg based Amplats Anglo also uses the trucks in Australia and the Americas.
Anglo and its global mining peers are under increasing pressure to cut greenhouse gas emissions and improve their environmental performance The company plans to divest its thermal coal assets in South Africa over the next three years as investors demand that miners exit the worlds dirtiest fuel.
That wasnt enough to prevent Norways 1 trillion wealth fund excluding Anglo from its investment portfolio in May as it doubled down on its climate action by making deeper cuts to its fossil fuel exposure While Anglo spent decades positioning itself as an environmental and social champion it has risked getting left behind on thermal coal after Rio Tinto Group sold its last coal mine in 2018.
Jun 29 2020nbsp018332One company investing in such technologies is Wabtec a partner of GE Transportation that works primarily in the transport sector and that was approached by Anglo American to use its digital twin technology at its Amandelbult platinum group metal PGM mine in South Africa.
Anglo American has completed the sale of its 70 interest in the Foxleigh metallurgical coal mine in the Bowen Basin in Queensland in line with its debt reduction strategy of divesting its Australian coal assets Terms of the sale to a consortium led by fund manager Taurus.
Oct 31 2019nbsp018332They found the top six coal producers BHP Billiton Glencore Yancoal Peabody Anglo American and Whitehaven were in 2018 linked to 551m tonnes of.
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Increasing demand for coal in Asia is stimulating interest in the potentially lar ge coal resources in while Anglo Coal has approached V ale has been operating both coal mine and power.
Anglo Coal is one of the countrys largest coal mining companies The Moranbah North mine is located 1 117 kilometers north of Brisbane The new cogeneration plant offers Anglo Coal an important environmental benefit because methane has 21 times the greenhouse warming potential of carbon dioxide CO 2 the greenhouse gas most closely.
Queenslands chief mines inspector responsible for regulating the industry when Anglo Americans Grosvenor mine recorded at least 55 dangerously high methane incidents without being forced to.
The mine has 520 workers and is the largest coal mine in Virginia Cherokee Mining Jasper AL has been granted permits to begin surface mining at Segco Mine Number 1 about one mile from Shelby County 270 and Shelby County 91 The nearly 1 300 acre site could produce as much as one million tons of coal annually.
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