Monthly Archives: December 2014

Wave Power

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Waves are a free and sustainable energy resource created as wind blows over the ocean surface. The greater the distances involved, the higher and longer the waves will be. Energy is stored in this way until it reaches the shallows and beaches of our coasts where it is released, sometimes with destructive effects. Key Facts Continue Reading

South African Mines

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Mines in South Africa are responsible for the majority of the world’s commodities and contribute with some of its largest deposits. Known as the birthplace of precious mineral discoveries, mines in South Africa are rich in gold, diamonds, platinum,uranium, chrome, coal, ilmenite, iron ore lead, manganese, nickel, rare earth minerals, silica, tin, zinc and zircon. With an abundance of minerals and mines in South Africa, there Continue Reading

SA Airways to Test Tobacco Biofuel in 2015

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South African farmers will soon harvest their first crop of energy-rich tobacco plants, an important step towards using the plants to make sustainable aviation biofuel, South African Airways (SAA) and American aeroplane maker Boeing announced yesterday. SAA and Boeing, along with partners SkyNRG and Sunchem SA, also officially launched Project Solaris, their collaborative effort to Continue Reading