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Jun 17, 2020
Council call-out for more Lansdown projects

Council call-out for more Lansdown projects

Townsville City Council has released a new round of tenders for operations looking to set up shop in the Lansdown industrial precinct at Woodstock. It comes after the State Government recently paved the way for the council to formally adopt the major planning scheme amendment required for the precinct, with conditions. The council said it… ...

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May 26, 2020
Tick of approval for new industrial precinct

Tick of approval for new industrial precinct

Townsville City Council has formally adopted an amendment to its planning scheme to create the new Lansdown industrial precinct at Calcium, near Woodstock. It paves the way for a raft of major projects that have earmarked the area for their developments including Imperium3 Townsville’s $3 billion lithium-ion battery plant and Pure Minerals’ $554 million Townsville… ...

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May 18, 2020
Report sets scene to power up Australian battery role

Report sets scene to power up Australian battery role

A ‘scene-setting’ research project designed to investigate the existing battery industry value chain and identify economic opportunities for Australia has released its findings. The Future Battery Industries CRC and Perth USAsia Centre carried out the work, with support from the University of WA and the Minerals Research Institute of WA. It focused on how Australia… ...

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May 02, 2020
Cash boost for TECH battery chemicals project

Cash boost for TECH battery chemicals project

The proponents behind the Townsville Energy Chemicals Hub (TECH) have secured a cash injection of more than $900,000 to continue to advance the project. The funds include a short-term loan of up to $586,728 from Metamor Capital Partners and a share placement to an overseas investor that will raise $320,000. TECH proponent Pure Minerals said… ...

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Apr 07, 2020
New study backs TECH project despite downturn

New study backs TECH project despite downturn

Pure Minerals says updated prefeasibility study results show its planned Townsville battery chemicals plant would deliver significant returns even against current depressed markets. The next steps are to complete pilot plant test work, a definitive feasibility study and obtain all required development approvals, the company says. However it is expecting the impacts of the COVID-19… ...

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Feb 27, 2020
Pure Minerals fine-tuning process for TECH project

Pure Minerals fine-tuning process for TECH project

Pure Minerals is tweaking a Perth-based pilot plant in preparation for bulk ore samples to test the process for its planned Townsville Energy Chemicals Hub (TECH) project. New Caledonian ore supply partners have mined and bagged an 80-tonne sample of nickel laterite ore. Pure Minerals said the ore was representative of the material to be… ...

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Feb 11, 2020
Pure Minerals eyes PNG nickel mining potential

Pure Minerals eyes PNG nickel mining potential

The company behind a proposed battery chemical plant in Townsville is buying a nickel project in Papua New Guinea. Pure Minerals said it had acquired the Sewa Bay nickel project in the Milne Bay Province from Highlands Pacific Resources. “Sewa Bay has the potential to be a low-cost mining operation with nickel laterite mineralisation from… ...

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Feb 11, 2020
Gladstone earmarked for $200m alumina plant

Gladstone earmarked for $200m alumina plant

Gladstone has been chosen as the site for a $200 million high-purity alumina industrial plant. The HPA First Project would take reagents via pipeline from the local Orica plant and sell back by-product under an agreement announced yesterday. State Development Minister Cameron Dick said Gladstone had been selected as the location for the Alpha HPA… ...

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Feb 07, 2020
Alumina add-on to boost battery metals plant profits

Alumina add-on to boost battery metals plant profits

A scoping study has shown ‘outstanding economics’ for the production of high purity alumina (HPA) from the TECH battery metals project, Pure Minerals says. The study backed 99.9 per cent purity HPA as a key value-add opportunity as a co-product to the nickel sulphate and cobalt sulphate that would be the Townsville plant’s primary products…. ...

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