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Bauxite and aluminium

Jun 16, 2021
Gladstone refinery in $1.2m hydrogen study

Gladstone refinery in $1.2m hydrogen study

Rio Tinto will look into using renewable hydrogen to power a key process at its Yarwun alumina refinery in Gladstone in a $1.2 million study. The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) will contribute up to $579,786 towards the feasibility study. Conventional alumina refining combusts natural gas to achieve the high temperatures necessary in the calcination… This content is for iQ Indus...

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Jun 07, 2021
MineX plays to a motivated industry

MineX plays to a motivated industry

MineX kicks off this week in Mount Isa on the back of a resurgent industry. Copper is leading the charge with exponential demand forecast on strengthening electric vehicles sales. It’s attracted players like Anglo American into the metals fold. Anglo has been a prominent player in the Queensland coal fields for decades and boasts two… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ ...

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Mar 18, 2021
Joint venture boost for Aurukun bauxite plans

Joint venture boost for Aurukun bauxite plans

Glencore has entered into an agreement for Mitsubishi Development to become a joint venture partner in its Aurukun bauxite project. Glencore project director Julian Farrugia hailed the deal as a sign of market confidence in the Cape York project. The company is assessing the feasibility of developing an open-cut bauxite mine with an expected mine… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland,...

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Mar 12, 2021
Minerals ‘stocktake’ confirms top-notch status

Minerals ‘stocktake’ confirms top-notch status

The latest ‘stocktake’ report on Australia’s resources wealth has reaffirmed its position as one of the world’s top producers of key critical minerals. Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia Keith Pitt today launched the 2020 edition of Australia’s Identified Mineral Resources (AIMR) report. Based on data up to the end of 2019, it showed… This content is for ...

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Dec 09, 2020
Yarwun stint refines next generation talent

Yarwun stint refines next generation talent

Four engineering students are getting hands-on experience at Gladstone’s Yarwun alumina refinery during their Christmas-New Year break. They include Chien-Yi Wang and Kai Yee Soo from the University of Queensland, Bethany Collins from CQ University and Nishtha Vyas from the Queensland University of Technology. Rio Tinto Yarwun general manager Mark Gilmore said the two-months of… This ...

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Nov 09, 2020
Clear Logistics in fresh Cape York mining push

Clear Logistics in fresh Cape York mining push

Clear Logistics Australia is planning to restart mining at its Hey Point bauxite mine on Cape York in 2021, to be joined by a second bauxite operation in 2022. The private company has entered an agreement with Metallica Minerals to buy its subsidiary company Oresome Australia – which holds 50 per cent of the Urquhart… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ G...

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Nov 05, 2020
Binjour bauxite mining lease application lodged

Binjour bauxite mining lease application lodged

An Australian Bauxite subsidiary has lodged the mining lease application for the new Sunrise Bauxite Project to develop the Binjour deposit. The $15 million project is expected to create 55 direct full-time jobs, with up to 150 indirect job in the Wide Bay Burnett district from pit to port. Development costs are fully-funded by ABX’s… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coa...

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Oct 15, 2020
Civil firm honoured for magnificent mud solution

Civil firm honoured for magnificent mud solution

There’s a saying ‘mud sticks’, but in the case of Gladstone civil construction company McCosker Contracting it would be only in the most complimentary terms. The company has worked for many years on its amphibious Scrollers, built to deal most efficiently with the mud in tailings dams. Its achievements saw McCosker win the Innovator Award… This content is for iQ Industry Q...

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Sep 24, 2020
Gladstone refineries in $75m overhaul projects

Gladstone refineries in $75m overhaul projects

Rio Tinto’s two Gladstone alumina refineries have $75 million of planned maintenance shutdown work underway, in a boost for the local economy. The 2020 shutdowns at the Queensland Alumina Ltd (QAL) and Yarwun refineries have seen up to 500 additional specialised contractors working at the sites in recent months.  The company says the projects are… This content is for iQ Industry Queens...

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