Wednesday , June 12 2024

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Walkabout Resources Scores Graphite Goal in Tanzania

Australian-listed Walkabout Resources has cemented its place as a serious player in the graphite game, announcing the shipment of its first batch of on-specification graphite concentrate from its Lindi Jumbo mine in Tanzania. This milestone marks a significant victory during the project’s commissioning phase and signifies Walkabout’s transition from developer …

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Botswana May Increase De Beers Stake as Anglo American Considers Spin-Off

The Botswana government is considering increasing its shareholding in global diamond miner De Beers, according to President Mokgweetsi Masisi, following parent company Anglo American’s announcement of plans to spin off or sell the business. Botswana currently owns a 15% stake in De Beers and contributes 70% of the company’s annual …

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Marula Mining Scores Big with Kenyan Manganese Licence

In a move that could position them as a major player in the East African manganese market, battery metals miner Marula Mining has secured a crucial permit for their Kenyan operations. Their Kenyan representative company was awarded a mineral dealer’s trading licence, granting them the right to buy, sell and …

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I-MAK gearbox solutions tailored to meet pump applications

I-MAK, one of the premium global brands in the stable of bearings and power transmissions specialist, Bearings International (BI), has led the global market with a wide portfolio of gearbox and drive solutions for over 50 years. With more than 1 000 000 references and hundreds of different product lines, I-MAK’s …

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Too much of a good thing

More is not always the right approach when it comes to using oil additives.  In many instances, blending more additive into the oil, does not result in improved performance. Sometimes, adding more additive actually causes the oil’s function to deteriorate.  In other cases, while the performance of the additive doesn’t …

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The evolution of oil filtration systems

Early automotive engines didn’t use any kind of filtration for the oil. It wasn’t until a patent was granted to Ernest Sweetland and George Greenhalgh in 1923 – for their product the “pure oil later” or “Purolator” – that you could buy an automobile with a full-pressure lubrication system. It …

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Aftermarket oil additives can backfire

Increasing the percentage of a certain additive may improve one property of an oil, while at the same time degrading another. When the specified concentrations of additives become unbalanced, overall oil quality can be affected. Some additives compete with each other for the same space on a metal surface. For …

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Insights into oil additives

By simply including an additive, an inferior base oil cannot be converted into a premium product. It is illogical to use poor-quality oil on a continuing basis, and attempt to overcome its poor lubricating qualities with some special additive. A far better approach is to determine the manufacturer’s recommendation as …

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Tanzania Launches US$9.6million Ifakara Substation to support Epanko Graphite Power Supply

EcoGraf Limited which owns assets in Tanzania is pleased with the recent infrastructure development at Ifakara district whereby a 20MVA substation was launched. The Substation is approximately 70 kilometers from Mahenge town which marks a kickoff for power supply to the Epanko project.   The US$9.6million Ifakara Substation launching was …

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Empowering Tanzania through Sustainable Energy Solutions

The Tanzanian government is making significant strides in enhancing the country’s energy sector by accelerating the activation of the second turbine at the Julius Nyerere Hydropower Plant (JNHPP). Despite facing challenges posed by overflowing water levels due to El Nino rains, the government remains committed to harnessing the potential of …

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