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Jun 10, 2021
Work starts on North Queensland pumped hydro energy project

Work starts on North Queensland pumped hydro energy project

Work has officially begun on a major North Queensland energy project backed by a Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) loan. The Kidson pumped hydro project 270 km northwest of Townsville will deliver eight hours of energy storage daily when it starts operating from 2024.  It’ll support 500 jobs during construction and 30 ongoing jobs said… This content is for iQ Industry Queens...

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Jun 10, 2021
Japanese companies invest in Queensland solar

Japanese companies invest in Queensland solar

Japan-based oil trader ENEOS Corporation will partner with Sojitz to build a large-scale solar power generation business in southwest Queensland. ENEOS acquired 100 percent of the shares of Edenvale Solar Park Pty Ltd, which will operate the plant spread across 248 hectares, through Sapphire Energy Pty Ltd. Sapphire Energy is a joint venture with another Japanese based… This content is for ...

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Jun 10, 2021
$2b investment to power growth

$2b investment to power growth

The Palaszczuk Government will invest $2 billion into renewable energy and hydrogen jobs as part of a COVID-19 Economic Recovery Plan. The investment will provide cheaper, cleaner energy to power more jobs and more industries in Queensland. The announcement of the $2 billion ‘Queensland Renewable Energy and Hydrogen Jobs Fund’ was a watershed moment in… This content is for iQ Industry Queen...

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Jun 07, 2021
Stars align for mining development boom

Stars align for mining development boom

A conjunction of events is leading to a supercell of mining development in North-West Queensland. Queensland Resources Council economic policy director Andrew Barger said many of the boxes were ticked.  Demand for critical and new economy minerals, backed by the release of more than 160 years of geological data combined with cutting-edge research, was set… This content is for iQ Industry Qu...

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May 31, 2021
Helping coal mining communities battle dust pollution

Helping coal mining communities battle dust pollution

Partner supplied editorial Recent national legislation means that the issues of dust control and air quality around mining communities are firmly back on the national agenda and dust suppression specialists Global Road Technology (GRT) are providing miners turnkey solutions to protect both workers and residents alike. Coal mines alone are responsible for almost half the nation’s total… This...

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May 31, 2021
Brand Queensland carries mining cred

Brand Queensland carries mining cred

Stand by Queensland. Soon, you’ll be seeing a lot of interest from some of the world’s largest companies wanting to be associated with Queensland minerals because it has the right brand. This prediction comes from the Queensland Resources Council (QRC), based on the huge volume of minerals needed to support a low-emissions economy. “Recent reports… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland...

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May 31, 2021
Mining part of the solution, not the problem

Mining part of the solution, not the problem

The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) has been told the resource sector’s role in achieving a low-carbon future is misunderstood. Economic geologist Dr Simon Jowitt outlined the role mining would play in the transition to a low CO2 future in a recent AusIMM webinar. Dr Jowitt, from the Department of Geoscience at the… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coa...

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May 19, 2021
Findings out in Carmichael erosion investigation

Findings out in Carmichael erosion investigation

A probe into alleged breaches of erosion control requirements on the Carmichael Rail Network construction project has found room for improvement, but no fundamental shortcomings in procedures. The Office of the Coordinator-General completed an investigation into the sediment and erosion controls in place along the construction corridor after complaints from the Mackay Conservation Group. MCG…...

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May 10, 2021
Mahalo gas project growing as new ATP granted

Mahalo gas project growing as new ATP granted

Queensland-based energy company Comet Ridge is continuing to build its Mahalo Hub base with news it has been granted an Authority to Prospect over a 338sq km parcel of land. The Central Queensland tender block PLR2020-1-2 has been officially awarded to Comet Ridge as ATP 2063 and will be called Mahalo Far East. The award… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ Geo...

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