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May 31, 2021
Mining part of the solution, not the problem

Mining part of the solution, not the problem

The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) has been told the resource sector’s role in achieving a low-carbon future is misunderstood. Economic geologist Dr Simon Jowitt outlined the role mining would play in the transition to a low CO2 future in a recent AusIMM webinar. Dr Jowitt, from the Department of Geoscience at the… ...

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May 19, 2021
Battery firm seeks offtake support to charge up plans

Battery firm seeks offtake support to charge up plans

The group behind a proposed $3 billion North Queensland lithium-ion battery factory aims to set up a battery pack assembly plant in Townsville as a forerunner to that operation. Magnis Energy Technologies chairman Frank Poullas said the assembly plant was likely to employ about 100 people and would be housed in an existing building. But… ...

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May 19, 2021
Strong Asian demand powers Galalar deals

Strong Asian demand powers Galalar deals

Diatreme Resources says a new offtake agreement from its Galalar silica project highlights Asian demand for its premium‐quality silica product as solar energy goes from strength to strength. The MOU with Jiangxi Kangjia New Material Technology Co covers supply of 250,000 tpa of photovoltaic-grade product from the Cape York project at mine start‐up. It follows… ...

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May 13, 2021
EOI call for $600m hybrid power project

EOI call for $600m hybrid power project

The proponents behind the $600 million North West Queensland Hybrid Power Project (NWQHPP) are calling for expressions of interest from contractors. State Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen Mick de Brenni said the call was out for Queenslanders to build what could be Australia’s largest hybrid generator, generating 50 megawatts of cleaner, cheaper energy. Publicly… ...

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May 13, 2021
Charge On challenge to electrify haul  fleets

Charge On challenge to electrify haul fleets

Mining giants BHP, Rio Tinto and Vale have launched a global competition for technology innovators to develop new concepts for large-scale haul truck electrification systems. The Charge On Innovation Challenge aims to help significantly cut emissions from surface mine operations and unlock safety, productivity, and operational improvements. The big miners are founding patrons of the… ...

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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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