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May 12, 2021
Pure Hydrogen signs water deal for Gladstone plant

Pure Hydrogen signs water deal for Gladstone plant

Pure Hydrogen has sealed an agreement for water supply for its planned large-scale Project Jupiter hydrogen plant in Gladstone. The company said the contract with the Gladstone Area Water Board was among its initiatives to secure supply of critical inputs for Project Jupiter to proceed. The water supply contract is subject to conditions including project… ...

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May 12, 2021
QRC welcomes support for emission-cutting initiatives

QRC welcomes support for emission-cutting initiatives

The Queensland Resources Council has welcomed a $1.2 billion Budget allocation for international partnerships on low-emissions technology projects as well as hydrogen and carbon capture use and storage initiatives. The Federal Government will invest a further $1.6 billion over 10 years to incentivise investment in technologies (identified in its Technology Investment Roadmap and Low Emissions Tech...

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May 11, 2021
Charges laid over Curragh mine death

Charges laid over Curragh mine death

Charges have been laid over the death of Donald Rabbitt in an incident at the Curragh mine near Blackwater in January 2020. Updated 1.30pm May 11 The independent Work Health and Safety Prosecutor, Aaron Guilfoyle, has commenced prosecutions against the mine operator, contractor and a former site senior executive of the coal mine. Mr Rabbitt,… ...

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May 10, 2021
Pitt keen to promote mining careers

Pitt keen to promote mining careers

Young people are missing career opportunities in the resources sector as they are being indoctrinated with the idea there is no future in the industry, according to Federal Resources Minister Keith Pitt. Mr Pitt has told an industry podcast that encouraging young Australians to pursue technical and trade careers in the sector is critical to… ...

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May 10, 2021
Report highlights Australian met coal strengths

Report highlights Australian met coal strengths

Australia will continue to be a strong supplier of metallurgical coal over the next couple of decades thanks to its high quality, according to a new Minerals Council of Australia report. Australian Metallurgical Coal: Quality Sought Around the World is the second in the MCA’s Best in Class: Australia’s Bulk Commodity Giants series. Written by… ...

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May 08, 2021
Budget boost to fire up gas

Budget boost to fire up gas

The Federal Budget will include a boost for the gas sector, including more than $6 million to accelerate the development of the Wallumbilla Gas Supply Hub in Queensland. It is part of the government’s gas-fired recovery strategy, and it is committing to strengthen the east coast gas market across the entire supply chain.  Energy Minister Angus… ...

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May 08, 2021
Innovation at the fore in Austmine awards

Innovation at the fore in Austmine awards

An Anglo American project that is seeing thousands of work orders go digital is among the initiatives shortlisted for the Austmine 2021 Awards. The biennial awards recognise excellence in mining and METS innovation and export. Anglo’s Digital Work Orders (DWO) project is a finalist in the Miners Innovation Award category. Head of transformation at Anglo… ...

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May 07, 2021
Moranbah North re-entered in first step towards restart

Moranbah North re-entered in first step towards restart

A team has re-entered the Moranbah North underground coal mine, where elevated gas levels prompted an evacuation in February. Resources Safety & Health Queensland (RSHQ) has approved the re-entry, which is the first step towards resuming mining operations at the Anglo American site. Chief executive officer of Anglo American’s metallurgical coal business, Tyler Mitchelson, said… ...

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May 07, 2021
Expansion in the pipeline for Mackay company

Expansion in the pipeline for Mackay company

Just three years since it began, a Mackay-based company’s growth at a global level has been recognised ahead of this month’s Resource Industry Network annual awards. 2Censor has been named as a finalist in the Chasing the Foreign Markets Award category at the May 21 awards. 2Censor’s managing director Corey Vaughan said the company now… ...

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