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Minerals will be critical to clean energy future: IEA

Minerals will be critical to clean energy future: IEA

A mismatch between the world's climate ambitions and the availability of critical minerals could mean a slower and more expensive energy transition, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency. The Paris-based organisation describes its special report, The Role of Critical Minerals in Clean Energy Transitions, as the most comprehensive global study to date on the importance of minerals such as copper, lithium, nickel, cobalt and rare earth elements in a secure and rapid transformation of the global energy sector.

Energy & Environment 05 May 2021


Uranium investment company restructures to pursue US listing

Uranium investment company restructures to pursue US listing

Uranium investment company Uranium Participation Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement with Sprott Asset Management LP to convert UPC into the Sprott Physical Uranium Trust and pursue listing on US stock exchanges. Denison Mines Inc's Management Services Agreement with UPC will be terminated, with Denison set to receive a termination payment estimated at CAD5.3 million (USD4.3 million).

Corporate 29 April 2021


Orano Mining continues to invest, says Maes

Orano Mining continues to invest, says Maes

Orano is confident about its uranium mining future and will continue to invest in its projects while remaining committed to being a responsible mining company at all stages of operation, Orano Mining CEO Nicolas Maes told delegates at the World Nuclear Fuel Cycle forum today.

Uranium & Fuel 15 April 2021


Kazatomprom put health before profit during pandemic, says Pirmatov

Kazatomprom put health before profit during pandemic, says Pirmatov

The pandemic has shown the resilience of the nuclear industry to act responsibly, both as a supplier of energy and as an employer, the head of the world's biggest uranium producer said today. In his address to delegates at the World Nuclear Fuel Cycle forum, Kazatomprom CEO Galymzhan Pirmatov said the wellbeing of the company's 20,000 employees was his first priority.

Corporate 14 April 2021


Cameco buoyed by global interest in nuclear

Cameco buoyed by global interest in nuclear

Canadian uranium producer Cameco is "bullish about the future" thanks to growing interest from around the world in nuclear energy as a reliable, sustainable and low-carbon source of electricity, President and CEO Tim Gitzel said today during the World Nuclear Fuel Cycle forum, which is being held this week by the US Nuclear Energy Institute and World Nuclear Association.

Corporate 13 April 2021


Canadian uranium mine and mill to resume operation

Canadian uranium mine and mill to resume operation

Cameco has announced plans to restart production later this month at its Cigar Lake uranium mine in northern Saskatchewan, Canada, which was suspended in December last year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, Orano Canada said it will resume production at its McClean Lake uranium mill, where ore from Cigar Lake is processed.

Uranium & Fuel 12 April 2021


Niger uranium mine ends operations after 47 years

Niger uranium mine ends operations after 47 years

Production at the Cominak uranium mine at Akouta in Niger came to an end yesterday after over 40 years of operations during which it produced more than 75,000 tU. The mine has now entered the remediation phase, which will also include action to address the impact of the mine's closure on its employees and on local communities. Cominak's board of directors announced in October 2019 that the mine would close this month due to depletion of its resources.

Uranium & Fuel 01 April 2021


Uranium companies announce strategic purchase plans

Uranium companies announce strategic purchase plans

Uranium companies have separately announced plans to make strategic purchases of physical uranium. Denison is aiming to buy about 2.5 million pounds U3O8 (962 tU) through the spot market as a long-term investment, while Uranium Energy Corp has entered into agreements to purchase 400,000 pounds. UK-based Yellow Cake plc has also announced further purchase plans under its agreement with Kazatomprom.

Uranium & Fuel 16 March 2021


Cameco maintains positive long-term uranium outlook

Cameco maintains positive long-term uranium outlook

Cameco produced only 5 million pounds U3O8 (1923 tU) in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic but remains positive about the long-term fundamentals in the uranium market, President and CEO Tim Gitzel said today when announcing its fourth-quarter and year-end results.

Uranium & Fuel 10 February 2021


Denison ramps up activities at Wheeler River

Denison ramps up activities at Wheeler River

Denison Mines is to carry out further field testing activities to de-risk the use of in-situ leach methods at the high-grade Phoenix uranium deposit at the Wheeler River Uranium Project in Saskatchewan, Canada. Wheeler River is a joint venture between Denison (90% and operator) and JCU (Canada) Exploration Company Limited (10%), with combined indicated mineral resources of 132.1 million pounds U3O8 (50,812 tU) and inferred resources of 3.0 million pounds U3O8. The project is estimated to have mine production of 109.4 million pounds U3O8 over a 14-year mine life.

Uranium & Fuel 09 February 2021