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BHP Billiton sees climate opportunities

Energy and Environment

01 October 2015

Increasing demand for uranium would help commodity producer BHP Billiton to remain strong in a carbon-constrained world, according to a newly published analysis of the potential effects of climate change on the multi-commodity company's portfolio.

Success for Kvanefjeld refinery pilot plant

Uranium and Fuel

25 September 2015

Kvanefjeld_refinery_pilot_plant_(GMEL)_48The first phase of a refinery pilot plant to extract uranium and rare earth metals from the Kvanefjeld deposit in Greenland has met or exceeded its targets during a 250-hour test run.

Russia expands sulfuric acid production

Uranium and Fuel

08 September 2015

Khiagda sulfuric acid plant opening - 48Atomredmetzoloto (ARMZ) has opened a new sulfuric acid plant at the site of its subsidiary JSC Khiagda. The uranium mining arm of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom, ARMZ said the plant is one of the biggest, most innovative projects it had undertaken.

Alliance focuses on Chilean uranium

Uranium and Fuel

30 September 2015

Alliance Resources is to put funds from the sale of the Four Mile uranium project in Australia towards exploration in Chile, the company said in its annual report.

Cigar Lake celebrates operations

Uranium and Fuel

24 September 2015

Cigar_Lake_ceremony_230915_(Cameco)_48Cameco and Areva have officially marked the start of production at the Cigar Lake uranium mine and McClean Lake mill in northern Saskatchewan. The mine has been in commercial operation since May.

Study shows robust economics for Triple R

Uranium and Fuel

04 September 2015

PLS_summer_2014_(Fission)_48The Triple R uranium deposit at Patterson Lake South in Canada could produce an estimated 100.8 million pounds U3O8 (38,770 tU) over a 14-year mine life, according to the summary results of a preliminary economic assessment released by Fission Uranium.