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Aug 11, 2020
Promising vanadium tests for QEM’s Julia Creek project

Promising vanadium tests for QEM’s Julia Creek project

QEM says it is seeing impressive vanadium extraction results from test work at its flagship Julia Creek project. The project hosts oil shale resources as well as vanadium, so the company has been working to fine tune efficient extraction of both commodities to maximise the value of operations there. QEM said today the latest extraction… ...

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Aug 10, 2020
Genex Power raises cash to fast-track CQ battery project

Genex Power raises cash to fast-track CQ battery project

Genex Power is on a fundraising drive to help fast-track the planned Como battery project in Rockhampton and cover financial close costs for the Kidston hydro project. The company has raised just over $21 million through a successful share placement and announced a share purchase plan today to raise a further $7 million. It comes… ...

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Aug 04, 2020
Genex to bring big battery project to Rockhampton

Genex to bring big battery project to Rockhampton

Genex Power has revealed plans for a big battery project in Central Queensland, with construction planned to begin next year. The 50MW/75MWh Como battery storage project will be built near Rockhamption and is expected to cost around $50 million to bring online. Genex Power is also continuing to advance its Kidston pumped hydro project south-west… ...

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Jul 27, 2020
NQ battery plant proponent hails fast-charge technology

NQ battery plant proponent hails fast-charge technology

Townsville battery factory developer Magnis Energy Technologies has announced a new type of extra-fast-charge battery touted as a potential game changer for electric vehicle manufacturers. The company’s partner, Charge CCCV (C4V), has developed and built advanced lithium ion battery battery cell technology that can significantly imporve the cycling life of commercial batteries. The batteries achie...

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Jul 24, 2020
Musk nickel message strikes a chord with industry

Musk nickel message strikes a chord with industry

A plea this week from Tesla boss Elon Musk for mining companies to get out and produce nickel is music to the ears of Australian Mines managing director Benjamin Bell. It’s not that the industry has been unaware of nickel’s importance as the electrical vehicle and battery storage market grows. “It’s just good now that… ...

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Jul 23, 2020
NQ project set to meet supercharged market

NQ project set to meet supercharged market

The electric vehicle battery market is being supercharged during the COVID-19 crisis, and a Townsville project is poised to make the most of the hot demand. Newly appointed Pure Minerals chief executive officer Stephen Grocott said the company’s TECH battery chemicals project was well-placed to enter the fray. It skipped the steps involved in getting… ...

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Jul 15, 2020
State puts its money behind Sconi start

State puts its money behind Sconi start

The Queensland Government is providing a financial leg-up for the  $1.4 billion Sconi cobalt-nickel-scandium project in North Queensland. The amount involved remains confidential and it comes with a range of conditions, including that Sconi developer Australian Mines completes construction by July 2023. The State financial support package comes after the Queensland Government last year grante...

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Jun 16, 2020
Lilyvale shows promise as vanadium plans advance

Lilyvale shows promise as vanadium plans advance

A ‘highly successful’ infill drilling program has lifted the mineral resource estimate for the Richmond – Julia Creek vanadium project. A pre-feasibility study centred on commercial evaluation and ore reserve generation from the updated mineral resource is expected to be released in the September quarter. The project is a joint venture between Horizon Minerals and… ...

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Jun 16, 2020
Callide land earmarked for hydrogen project

Callide land earmarked for hydrogen project

Renewable energy company Austrom Hydrogen says it has secured land in the Callide region suitable for a 3600MW solar-powered hydrogen facility. The company is exploring partner opportunities domestically and internationally to advance the Pacific Solar Hydrogen project. “We are very excited to be progressing our project at this time and in this industry, which has gained momentum… ...

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