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Oct 27, 2020
Positive study results for  $220m vanadium project

Positive study results for $220m vanadium project

Horizon Minerals has announced positive prefeasibility study results for a proposed $220 million vanadium mine in North West Queensland. The study was completed for the Richmond – Julia Creek vanadium joint venture project, based on shallow open-pit mining over an initial life of 20 years. It was focused on the Lilyvale deposit within that project,… ...

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Oct 22, 2020
$1 trillion needed for energy transition metals

$1 trillion needed for energy transition metals

More than $US1 trillion of investment will be needed in metals such as aluminium, cobalt, copper, nickel and lithium over the next 15 years to meet the growing demands of decarbonisation, according to analysts Wood Mackenzie. This is almost double the figure invested over the previous 15 years. “One can argue about both the pace… ...

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Oct 21, 2020
Sconi talks continue as battery crunch looms

Sconi talks continue as battery crunch looms

The clock is ticking for potential Sconi offtake partners to secure battery materials ahead of a forecast ‘pinch point’ for nickel supplies in 2023, says Australian Mines. In a quarterly update the company said its priority was advancing discussions with potential offtake partners for the North Queensland cobalt-nickel-scandium project. The market dynamics of the electric… ...

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Oct 15, 2020
Korean deal may push up scale of Townsville plant

Korean deal may push up scale of Townsville plant

Pure Minerals is looking at scaling up its planned Townsville battery materials plant after scoring a major deal with South Korean chemical company LG Chem. It says the move would bring economies of scale along with more jobs and other benefits for Townsville and the greater community. LG Chem is seeking to buy up to… ...

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Sep 30, 2020
QUT research adds shine to  $600m energy project

QUT research adds shine to $600m energy project

Vast Solar has joined forces with the Queensland University of Technology to help optimise its planned $600 million clean energy project in Mount Isa. The North West Queensland Hybrid Power Plant will use concentrated solar thermal power (CSP) technology based on mirrors. This will be integrated with a solar PV system, a large-scale battery and… ...

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Sep 22, 2020
Genex secures site for Rocky battery storage project

Genex secures site for Rocky battery storage project

Genex Power has secured land adjacent to Powerlink’s Bouldercombe substation near Rockhampton for its large-scale battery storage project. The energy company said it intended to fast-track the development and would seek to have the project operational in the first half of 2022. Genex has also selected its preferred battery supplier following a competitive tender process,… ...

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Sep 21, 2020
Townsville battery tech proponent making headway

Townsville battery tech proponent making headway

Pure Battery Technologies has acquired a commercial-scale processing operation in Germany – bringing its proposed Townsville plant a step closer. The Queensland battery material refiner has completed its feasibility study and is seeking investment prior to construction of what it describes as a ‘shovel ready’ project in Townsville. The proposed plant – expected to cost̷...

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Sep 16, 2020
TECH looks to ‘zero waste’ outcome for NQ plant

TECH looks to ‘zero waste’ outcome for NQ plant

Townsville Energy Chemicals Hub proponents have entered a memorandum of understanding with James Cook University for work hoped to see the project become world’s first ‘zero waste’ nickel /cobalt production facility. Pure Minerals subsidiary Queensland Pacific Metals said the initial focus of the research program would be the leach residue produced at the planned battery… ...

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Sep 04, 2020
Strong support for Townsville battery factory shares placement

Strong support for Townsville battery factory shares placement

Magnis Energy Technologies has welcomed ‘firm commitments’ from institutional, professional and other investors to raise $7.65 million via a placement of 45,000,000 ordinary shares at 17 cents per Share. The company is proposing to build a battery plant in Townsville. The offer is being managed by joint lead managers Aitken Murray Capital Partners and Foster… ...

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