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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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Feb 23, 2021
Townsville skills fit the bill for TECH jobs

Townsville skills fit the bill for TECH jobs

Queensland Pacific Metals chief executive officer Stephen Grocott says former Queensland Nickel workers would have the skills to walk right into a job at the new TECH battery chemicals plant. Townsville’s skilled workforce was among the city’s big selling points when it came to selecting a site for the plant, which will process nickel laterite ore… ...

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Feb 22, 2021
TECH developer confirms major plant expansion

TECH developer confirms major plant expansion

Queensland Pacific Metals is doubling the scale of its planned Townsville battery chemicals plant, with construction due to start next year. The company has formally committed to expanding the TECH project to process 1.2 – 1.5 million wet tpa ore, at least twice the capacity contemplated in the pre-feasibility study. The plant will produce nickel… ...

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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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Nov 26, 2020
New supply deal for NQ battery materials plant

New supply deal for NQ battery materials plant

Pure Minerals has announced a deal to supply battery maker Samsung SDI with nickel products from its Townsville plant. Samsung SDI is seeking to purchase up to 6000t per annum of contained nickel from the TECH (Townsville Energy Chemicals Hub) project. Pure Minerals chief executive officer Stephen Grocott said the company was consistently gaining traction… ...

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Nov 24, 2020
Land deal sets scene for TECH plant progress

Land deal sets scene for TECH plant progress

A planned $550 million-plus Townsville battery materials plant is a step closer with Queensland Pacific Metals formally securing the project site. The company, a subsidiary of Pure Minerals, has entered into a binding reservation deed with Townsville City Council for the land in theLansdown Eco-Industrial Precinct. “The reservation deed secures the TECH (Townsville Energy Chemicals… ...

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Oct 22, 2020
$1 trillion needed for energy transition metals

$1 trillion needed for energy transition metals

More than $US1 trillion of investment will be needed in metals such as aluminium, cobalt, copper, nickel and lithium over the next 15 years to meet the growing demands of decarbonisation, according to analysts Wood Mackenzie. This is almost double the figure invested over the previous 15 years. “One can argue about both the pace… ...

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Oct 21, 2020
Sconi talks continue as battery crunch looms

Sconi talks continue as battery crunch looms

The clock is ticking for potential Sconi offtake partners to secure battery materials ahead of a forecast ‘pinch point’ for nickel supplies in 2023, says Australian Mines. In a quarterly update the company said its priority was advancing discussions with potential offtake partners for the North Queensland cobalt-nickel-scandium project. The market dynamics of the electric… ...

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Oct 15, 2020
Korean deal may push up scale of Townsville plant

Korean deal may push up scale of Townsville plant

Pure Minerals is looking at scaling up its planned Townsville battery materials plant after scoring a major deal with South Korean chemical company LG Chem. It says the move would bring economies of scale along with more jobs and other benefits for Townsville and the greater community. LG Chem is seeking to buy up to… ...

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