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May 12, 2021
Water-wise moves cut refinery consumption

Water-wise moves cut refinery consumption

Yarwun alumina refinery near Gladstone has reduced its raw water consumption by 30 per cent over the last five years. Owner Rio Tinto said the refinery had reduced raw water consumption from 28,000 cubic metres to 20,000 cubic metres per day.   General manager Mark Gilmore said the achievement was part of Yarwun’s ongoing work… ...

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May 05, 2021
Beef Week attracts biosecurity commitment

Beef Week attracts biosecurity commitment

Prime Minister Scott Morrison, in Rockhampton for Beef Week 2021, has detailed plans to upgrade biosecurity measures for the farming and grazing industries. The Government was stepping up efforts to stop threats such as African swine fever, khapra beetle and foot and mouth disease entering Australia, Mr Morrison said. “Australia’s biosecurity system protects $42 billion… ...

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Apr 16, 2021
Vanadium proponent to build battery electrolyte plant

Vanadium proponent to build battery electrolyte plant

Vecco Group has made the final investment decision to construct a $25 million vanadium battery electrolyte manufacturing plant in Brisbane. The company holds the Debella vanadium and HPA (high purity alumina) project north of Julia Creek in North-West Queensland, which it aims to bring online to feed the plant in about two years. The manufacturing… ...

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Apr 16, 2021
Aeon about-face on Walford Creek processing

Aeon about-face on Walford Creek processing

Aeon Metals has dumped its previous processing strategy for Walford Creek, sending prefeasibility work for the copper-cobalt mine on a new trajectory. It comes after an independent review of the key metallurgical elements of the Walford Creek prefeasibility study (PFS), initiated by interim chief executive officer and managing director Fred Hess. Dr Hess, previously a… ...

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Mar 23, 2021
TECH plant team cashed up to move ahead

TECH plant team cashed up to move ahead

Queensland Pacific Metals says is fully funded to complete the definitive feasibility study and regulatory approvals for its Townsville battery chemicals plant. The  Townsville Energy Chemicals Hub (TECH) project proponent has received firm commitments from institutional and sophisticated investors to raise $15 million (before costs) via a share placement of 187,500,000 shares. The company wi...

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Mar 22, 2021
Mount Carbine quarry ramp-up approved

Mount Carbine quarry ramp-up approved

EQ Resources has won State environmental approval to expand its Mount Carbine quarry production from a maximum of 100,000 tonnes to 1 million tonnes a year. The company describes the approval as a vital step on the pathway towards re-establishing Mount Carbine as a significant global tungsten producer and a major employer in the region…. ...

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Mar 12, 2021
Cyclone ready to test alkaline leach processing

Cyclone ready to test alkaline leach processing

Cyclone Metals plans to use its Lady Ethleen project in North West Queensland as a demonstration deposit to advance an environmentally friendly alkaline leach processing solution. Cyclone has announced commencement of drilling at the project to obtain samples for trial leaching, saying the work was previously delayed by COVID-19 restrictions. The process to be used,… ...

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Mar 04, 2021
Plans for a critical minerals industry

Plans for a critical minerals industry

A 10-year plan has been released by the Federal Government based around critical minerals processing. The Resources Technology and Critical Minerals Processing road map shows how businesses can capitalise on Australia’s access to resources, which will be needed to manufacture new technologies.  Modern manufacturing initiative Prime Minister Scott Morrison says applications under the $1.3 billion&#...

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Feb 03, 2021
Loan to accelerate TECH plant studies

Loan to accelerate TECH plant studies

TECH battery materials plant proponent Queensland Pacific Metals has secured a $1 million loan to advance technical work and start its definitive feasibility study. The company is continuing pilot plant work in Perth to lay the groundwork for its planned manufacturing facility at Townsville’s Lansdown Eco-Industrial Precinct. The key battery chemicals to be produced by… ...

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