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Nov 01, 2021
New solar farm for North West Minerals Province

New solar farm for North West Minerals Province

MMG’s Dugald River mine will be first cab off the rank to draw power from a new 88MW solar farm that APA Group is building at Mica Creek, Mount Isa. APA has reached Final Investment Decision (FID) to build the 44MW first stage of the Mica Creek Solar Farm with an investment of more than… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members only.Log In Register ...

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Oct 12, 2021
Green light for Kogan Creek hydrogen plant

Green light for Kogan Creek hydrogen plant

A demonstration facility next to the Kogan Creek coal-fired power station near Chinchilla is set to start producing renewable hydrogen within two years. Publicly-owned generator CS Energy has drawn strong interest from potential domestic off-takers after a successful feasibility study with Japanese industrial giant IHI Corporation Japan. The plant will include the co-location of a… This con...

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Oct 10, 2021
Gladstone to host world-leading green energy equipment plant

Gladstone to host world-leading green energy equipment plant

Andrew Forrest’s Fortescue Future Industries plans to build the world’s largest electrolyser, renewable industry and equipment factory at Gladstone. FFI expects to invest “up to or in excess of $1 billion” in the project as orders firm for electrolysers and other green industry equipment. The first stage of the development, announced by FFI and the… This content is for iQ ...

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Sep 30, 2021
State of the State spotlight on vanadium and hydrogen

State of the State spotlight on vanadium and hydrogen

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has hailed Queensland’s potential as a clean energy superpower based on renewables above the ground and critical minerals below the ground in her 2021 State of the State address. The Premier singled out vanadium, saying Queensland was leading when it came to the race to the future with this key battery metal…. This content is for iQ Industry Queensland me...

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Sep 27, 2021
Call for Net Zero Fund to fire up hydrogen sector

Call for Net Zero Fund to fire up hydrogen sector

A hydrogen industry peak group is calling for the Federal Government to create a $19 billion Net Zero Fund to back developments including hydrogen applications in the refining industry and heavy vehicle fleets. The Australian Hydrogen Council released its white paper today, saying Australia urgently needed a national approach to creating a viable hydrogen energy… This content is for iQ Indu...

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Sep 25, 2021
Another CQ energy project in the wind

Another CQ energy project in the wind

DP Energy Group is advancing environmental approvals for a 420MW wind farm project in the Calliope Range, about 75km west-south-west of Gladstone. Construction of the Callide wind farm is expected to begin in 2023 or 2024, with full commercial operation early in 2026. The project would comprise of the installation of around 70 wind turbines… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland member...

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Sep 22, 2021
Green light for Edify hydrogen facility

Green light for Edify hydrogen facility

Townsville City Council has formally approved the first development application over land within the Lansdown Eco-Industrial Precinct, paving the way for an Edify Energy hydrogen plant. Edify proposes to build and operate an up to 1 GW green hydrogen production plant as well as a behind-the-meter solar photovoltaic and battery storage facility at the precinct. … This content is for iQ Indus...

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Sep 15, 2021
Boost for Stanwell hydrogen export plans

Boost for Stanwell hydrogen export plans

Queensland generator Stanwell and Japan’s largest hydrogen supplier, Iwatani Corporation, will conduct a $10.4 million feasibility study into the development of a large-scale renewable hydrogen facility in Gladstone. ARENA is providing up to $2.17 million towards the study – which has also drawn support from a broader consortium of Japanese and domestic partners. These include… This c...

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Sep 11, 2021
Federal funds boost CQU hydrogen work

Federal funds boost CQU hydrogen work

CQUniversity has secured $2.1 million in Commonwealth funding to research and develop applications for Central Queensland’s burgeoning regional hydrogen industry. Funded through the Government’s Regional Research Collaboration (RRC) Program, the project will see CQUniversity collaborate with industry to determine research and innovations required to drive the adoption of green hydrogen for export ...

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