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Some reports are suggesting that Apple is looking to secure long-term cobalt supplies directly from miners. This is apparently in response to the company's fear that there will be a strain on cobalt supplies as electric vehicles go mainstream. The talks will likely involve speaking and securing contracts with cobalt
Kenya’s extractives sector – covering oil, gas and mining – is booming. There have been recent discoveries of commercially viable resources, like oil and gold. The sector’s contribution to the country’s gross domestic product currently stands at around 1%. But the government expects this to reach 10% by 2030.
Reuters is reporting that there's a pilot of a blockchain solution that is underway to track cobalt from when it is mined in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) all the way until it is used in the manufacturing of electronic products such as smartphones and electric vehicle rechargeable batteries.
Scientists from South Africa's Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) have developed an early warning system that could assist in preventing mining deaths. The early warning and monitoring system called RockPulse constantly monitors rock-mass for micro-seismicity. RockPulse along with another robot developed by the CSIR called Monster will be
De Beers Group, a group of companies involved in diamond exploration, diamond mining, diamond retail, diamond trading and industrial diamond manufacturing, is working on a blockchain technology solution that will provide a single, tamper-proof and permanent digital record for every diamond registered on the platform. The aim of the project
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will soon be doubling taxes on cobalt mining. The DRC government hopes that the increased taxes on cobalt and other minerals will help it collect sufficient revenues to pay public servants and fund the country's social projects. The DRC holds over 60% of the