GOLDNET.MARKET - “We want and are working to provide business with the opportunity to develop a lot of activity areas”

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Platinum’s rare nature gives it additional value and appeal

Huw Daniel is the CEO of Platinum Guild International, overseeing market development activities in China, Japan, India and the USA, on behalf of the platinum producers of South Africa. Before taking up this role in 2015, Huw ran PGI USA for 12 years...

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Marco Carniello: We want to continue to be the engine boosting the jewellery industry

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There is a significant need for smart and technological financial solutions in the diamond industry

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The future for synthetics lies in that it has become possible to grow a stone you want and make what you want out of it

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23 august 2021

ALROSA starts using natgas-based vehicle fuels

12 august 2016
ALROSA starts to develop the state program on its transport system, according to which it will upgrade its vehicles and machinery in the Far North to the use of natural gas.
The first stage of the program assumes the construction of the production and distribution infrastructure, as well as the upgrade of ALROSA's production vehicles to the use of compressed gas. To date, more than 300 units of motor vehicles of ALROSA are already working on gas fuel. NGV filling stations were built in Mirny and Aikhal. Each of them has a potential production and issuing capacity of more than 10 million cubic meters per year. It allows to fill more than 1,000 vehicles with gas daily.
ALROSA-Gaz produces natural gas and prepares it for use by consumers. The planned production figures amount to about 240 million cubic meters per year. These volumes allow to fully ensure the gas motor fuel production for ALROSA's fleet, as well as for private and municipal transport.
"Ecology, economy and safety are the three main characteristics of the project," – said First Vice-President and Executive Director of ALROSA Igor Sobolev. "The volume of harmful emissions is much less compared to gasoline and diesel fuel. There are up to 65% less emissions of carbon monoxide, heavy hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxides. It is especially important for us in high-gassed conditions at open pit mines. The use of natural gas as motor fuel allows to increase engine life by 1.5 times. When compared to conventional fuels, fuel costs are reduced by 2 -3 times. Natural gas is the safest motor fuel. Methane is much lighter than air; in the event of a leak it quickly disappears."
"Investments of the company in this project will amount to about half a billion rubles. We plan to recoup the costs in 4 years. During the first stage of its implementation and when the projected volumes are reached, we plan to save 200 million rubles," – said Alexander Bondarenko, ALROSA's head of the internal investment project management.