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Jan 31, 2020
Funds injection for TECH feasibility work

Funds injection for TECH feasibility work

The group advancing the Townsville Energy Chemicals Hub (TECH) has attracted a $2.25 million grant, plus $1.6 million of in-kind contributions, towards feasibility work. Queensland Pacific Metals and its project partners Direct Nickel Projects (DNi) and the CSIRO attracted the grant under the federal Co-operative Research Centres Projects program. The latest round of CRC-P funding… ...

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Dec 19, 2019
Christmas Q&A – John Downie

Christmas Q&A – John Downie

John Downie is managing director of Pure Minerals, which is driving plans for the Townsville Energy Chemical Hub. He joined iQ for a quick Christmas Q&A…. What was the greatest achievement or advance in your industry/organisation in the past year? Progressing the company’s Townsville Energy Chemicals Hub (TECH) to a completed pre-feasibility stage with sound… ...

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Dec 09, 2019
Study backs $441m battery chemicals plant for Townsville

Study backs $441m battery chemicals plant for Townsville

A pre-feasibility study has backed the technical and economic merits of a planned $441 million Townsville Energy Chemical Hub. Pure Minerals today (December 9) released the results of the study, undertaken by Lycopodium Minerals with the support of consultants. It is based on an annual production target of 26,398 tonnes of nickel sulphate and 3097… ...

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Oct 17, 2019
Townsville battery project secures 10-year ore supply

Townsville battery project secures 10-year ore supply

An ore supply agreement for a proposed $415 million Townsville battery chemicals plant has been extended from five to 10 years. Proponent Queensland Pacific Metals says greater certainty around long-term supply of ore improves the prospects of securing funding for the Townsville Energy Chemicals Hub (TECH) project). Meanwhile the company says there has been a… ...

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Oct 01, 2019
Engineering report near for TECH plant

Engineering report near for TECH plant

Pure Minerals expects Lycopodium Minerals to complete the engineering study for its Townsville Energy Chemicals Hub (TECH) Project this month (October 2019). The work includes two major engineering plant design packages for the processing of laterite ore to produce a mixed hydroxide precipitate (MHP) and refining of the MHP to produce battery-grade nickel and cobalt… ...

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Aug 03, 2019
Another step towards a QNI refinery restart

Another step towards a QNI refinery restart

The DNi pilot plant in Western Australia. ...

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Jul 25, 2019
Land deal for Townsville battery chemicals plant

Land deal for Townsville battery chemicals plant

A site in the Lansdown Industrial Precinct at Woodstock has been earmarked to build a $415 million battery chemicals plant. Pure Minerals says it has secured a conditional commitment from Townsville City Council for the land for the TECH (Townsville Energy Chemicals Hub) Project. The area, 40km west of Townsville, is being rezoned as a… ...

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Jul 18, 2019
Deal targets cobalt project processing potential

Deal targets cobalt project processing potential

Millennium project owner Global Energy Metals has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Australian cobalt processing technology developer Cobalt Blue. The agreement involves investigating the cobalt-copper-gold recovery potential for the Millennium project, north-west of Cloncurry. Cobalt Blue has also been involved in evaluating the cobalt extraction potential of tailings from CuDeco’s ...

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Jul 10, 2019
Bright outlook for QEM at Julia Creek project

Bright outlook for QEM at Julia Creek project

Vanadium explorer QEM Limited expects to release an updated resource in the coming months for its flagship Julia Creek vanadium / oil shale project. The company recently invested more than $400,000 in seismic and drilling work at the site over a two-month period. At the same time, it added a further tenement to its Julia… ...

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