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May 04, 2021
The miner, the poet and the accountant

The miner, the poet and the accountant

It’s one thing to be motivated by money, another thing to be inspired by imagination. So, is QEM Limited managing director Gavin Loyden more an accountant or a poet? More Josh Frydenberg or Barry Humphries, more Cromwell or Shakespeare? QEM managing director Gavin Loyden. After all, the financier has enough experience dealing in the cold… ...

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Apr 16, 2021
Vanadium proponent to build battery electrolyte plant

Vanadium proponent to build battery electrolyte plant

Vecco Group has made the final investment decision to construct a $25 million vanadium battery electrolyte manufacturing plant in Brisbane. The company holds the Debella vanadium and HPA (high purity alumina) project north of Julia Creek in North-West Queensland, which it aims to bring online to feed the plant in about two years. The manufacturing… ...

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Apr 12, 2021
Sunshine Gold announces high-grade extensions to Big Hans

Sunshine Gold announces high-grade extensions to Big Hans

Sunshine Gold has released the final results from what it describes as an extremely successful drilling campaign at the Triumph gold project, 50km south of Gladstone. The company said its recent 7126m maiden RC drill campaign had been successful in delineating high-grade targets for follow up resource drilling in the September 2021 quarter. Sunshine Gold… ...

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Apr 08, 2021
QEM backs solar, wind studies to advance green hydrogen plan

QEM backs solar, wind studies to advance green hydrogen plan

QEM is pushing ahead with a green hydrogen proposal for its Julia Creek vanadium and oil shale project, engaging specialists to look into potential wind and solar power generation at the site. DNV Australia has been engaged to undertake a pre-feasibility study into power generation from solar and wind farms, as part of the broader… ...

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Mar 15, 2021
Solar firm plans $500m CQ hydrogen project

Solar firm plans $500m CQ hydrogen project

International solar firm Eco Energy World has announced plans for a $500 million green hydrogen and solar PV development in Raglan near Gladstone. EEW was already planning a 300MW solar farm at Raglan and now aims to combine the PV plant with a project to produce renewable energy for green hydrogen production, developing a 200MW… ...

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Mar 15, 2021
Finniss lithium venture wins Major Project Status

Finniss lithium venture wins Major Project Status

The Federal Government has awarded Major Project Status for Core Lithium’s Finniss lithium project, located near Darwin in the Northern Territory. Construction is expected to begin at Finniss in the second half of this year, subject to several conditions including final investment decision. It is expected to generate more than 360 jobs during construction and… ...

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Mar 15, 2021
QEM to pursue hydrogen strategy at Julia Creek

QEM to pursue hydrogen strategy at Julia Creek

QEM is looking into green hydrogen opportunities at its flagship Julia Creek vanadium and oil shale project in North-West Queensland. The company said it would investigate the financial and regulatory requirements to produce hydrogen using a “green” solar-powered electrolyser. It expected that the hydrogen would initially be used as a support to the energy needs… ...

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Jan 23, 2021
Explorer looks to ‘next-step’ options for cobalt projects

Explorer looks to ‘next-step’ options for cobalt projects

Global Energy Metals says it is weighing up ‘next-step options’, including new strategic partnerships, to advance its portfolio of copper-cobalt-gold projects in North-West Queensland. It comes as it continues to work towards a royalty sale to Electric Royalties after receiving Australian Financial Investment Review Board approval. Global Energy Metals has established tenement holdings...

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Jan 23, 2021
Qld cathode powder process wins European patent

Qld cathode powder process wins European patent

A Lithium Australia subsidiary has been granted a European patent to produce specialist metal oxides for new battery-fuel technologies. VSPC’s advanced cathode powders are manufactured at its pilot plant and R&D facility in Brisbane. “VSPC has been granted a European patent for the production of complex metal-oxide nanoparticles,” Lithium Australia managing director Adrian Griffin said&#...

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