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Jun 09, 2021
New engineering head targets mine sector

New engineering head targets mine sector

Newly appointed Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland (BPEQ) chair Andrew Seccombe has his sights set on engaging more engineers in the mining and resources industry. A registered geotechnical engineer with a strong background in the resources sector, Mr Seccombe succeeds long-standing chair Dawson Wilkie in the BPEQ leadership. Mr Seccombe is also elected chairperson… ...

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Jun 08, 2021
Funding boost for Glencore’s carbon capture efforts

Funding boost for Glencore’s carbon capture efforts

Glencore’s CTSCo project in the Surat Basin has been awarded $5 million under the Federal Government’s $50 million Carbon Capture, Use and Storage (CCUS) Development Fund. The CTSCo project, which is being progressed with Low Emission Technology Australia (LETA), aims to lay the foundation for a Queensland carbon hub and demonstrate Australia’s first full-scale, operational and… ...

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Jun 08, 2021
CQ site earmarked for major hydrogen plant

CQ site earmarked for major hydrogen plant

Stanwell has secured land for its proposed 3000MW green hydrogen electrolysis facility at Aldoga, 20km west of Gladstone. The publicly-owned generator is partnering with Japanese industrial heavyweight Iwatani Corporation for the project, tipped to create more than 5,000 jobs for regional Queenslanders. Stanwell acting chief executive officer Adam Aspinall said signing an option agreement withR...

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Jun 08, 2021
Broadmeadow East delivers on quality

Broadmeadow East delivers on quality

An exploration drilling program has firmed up the high-quality credentials of the Broadmeadow East coking coal project near Moranbah. Bowen Coking Coal director and coal marketing specialist Matt Latimore said the coal quality results were very positive for the Broadmeadow East project and supported the ongoing work towards development of the mine. Preliminary laboratory data… ...

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Jun 08, 2021
Welcome uplift for coal sector

Welcome uplift for coal sector

METS businesses in the Mackay region are looking ahead to the new financial year with optimism as coal prices lift, according to Resource Industry Network general manager Dean Kirkwood. Recent weeks have also seen a raft of announcements on company plans to restart mothballed coal operations or open greenfield sites, including plans for the Crinum… ...

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Jun 07, 2021
Rockhampton drive to embrace emerging technologies

Rockhampton drive to embrace emerging technologies

Advance Rockhampton is teaming up with Queensland AI Hub, Rockhampton’s SmartHub and the Capricornia Chamber of Commerce to kick-start business innovation and Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the region. As part of the partnership, Advance Rockhampton will be hosting a specialised business innovation and AI event in Rockhampton with key panel speakers to discuss how emerging… ...

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Jun 07, 2021
Exploration, mining and processing briefs

Exploration, mining and processing briefs

Updates on Cannindah Resources, Red River Resources, Metro Mining, Duke Exploration and more in this week’s exploration, mining and processing briefs. Piccadilly drilling program underway Cannindah Resources kicked off drilling at its Piccadilly gold project, 60km north of Charters Towers, over the weekend. The initial program will cover about 23 locations with more than 2500m… ...

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Jun 07, 2021
Mining and METS power prosperity

Mining and METS power prosperity

Australia’s world-class minerals and mining equipment, technology and services (METS) sectors are powerhouse contributors to Australia’s ongoing prosperity, according to analysis by Deloitte Access Economics. Economic Contribution of the Mining and METS sector: Australian estimates found that the sector generated $241.9 billion in value added to the national economy in 2019-20, representing approx...

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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… ...

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