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Nov 27, 2020
Origin progressing green hydrogen plan for NQ

Origin progressing green hydrogen plan for NQ

Major power and gas player Origin Energy aims to start front-end engineering design work in 2021 for a green liquid hydrogen plant at Townsville. The company is collaborating with Japanese manufacturer Kawasaki Heavy Industries on the North Queensland project, and they completed a feasibility study this year. “This project is one of the largest and… This content is for iQ Industry Que...

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Nov 26, 2020
Hydrogen champions to help spur industry growth

Hydrogen champions to help spur industry growth

Two MPs from North Queensland and Central Queensland will help lead the charge to promote the state as a national hydrogen industry hub. Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen Mick de Brenni has announced the appointment of the Member for Mundingburra Les Walker and Member for Rockhampton Barry O’Rourke as ‘hydrogen champions’. He said they… This content is for iQ Industry...

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Nov 07, 2020
Hydrogen in the spotlight with interactive map

Hydrogen in the spotlight with interactive map

Data on a raft of Queensland hydrogen projects is easily accessible online thanks to an updated interactive map and the HyResource website. Geoscience Australia has worked with CSIRO, Future Fuels CRC, National Energy Resources Australia and the Australian Hydrogen Council for the project. It has recently released an update to its interactive Australian Hydrogen Projects data layer available from ...

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Oct 14, 2020
Aurizon in $50m push for low-carbon locos

Aurizon in $50m push for low-carbon locos

Rail freight operator Aurizon will look into low-carbon options to drive its trains, including battery and hydrogen power. The company has announced a $50 million Future Fleet Fund as part of a climate strategy released today. Managing director and chief executive officer Andrew Harding said more than 90 per cent of the company’s emissions were… This content is for iQ Industry Queensl...

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Sep 22, 2020
Taylor outlines technology investment priorities

Taylor outlines technology investment priorities

Hydrogen, energy storage and carbon capture and storage are key planks of the Federal Government’s new Low Emissions Technology Statement. Energy and Emissions Reduction Minister Angus Taylor released the statement, described as the first milestone in Australia’s Technology Investment Roadmap. It outlines five priority technologies and economic stretch goals to make new technologies as cost-...

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Aug 10, 2020
Projects roadmap to ‘unlock the North’ and create jobs

Projects roadmap to ‘unlock the North’ and create jobs

Peak NQ economic development group Townsville Enterprise has launched a roadmap to ‘unlock the North’, listing key local projects to help power the nation’s economic recovery. The Unlock the North: Townsville North Queensland Projects and Policies document was developed with TaskforceNQ and the regional councils of Townsville, Burdekin, Charters Towers, Hinchinbrook, and Pal...

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Jul 14, 2020
Santos launches hydrogen study for zero-emission future

Santos launches hydrogen study for zero-emission future

GHD is carrying out a concept study for Santos on the potential to de-carbonise natural gas at the source to make “zero-emissions” or “blue” hydrogen. The aim would be for the carbon dioxide produced as a result to be safely captured and stored in the same reservoirs that the gas came from. Santos managing director… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ Geo, iQ M...

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Jul 02, 2020
JCB excavator leads the way with hydrogen

JCB excavator leads the way with hydrogen

JCB says it has developed the construction industry’s first hydrogen-powered excavator, unveiling a working prototype.The 20-tonne 220X excavator powered by a hydrogen fuel cell has been undergoing rigorous testing at JCB’s quarry proving grounds for more than 12 months. “The development of the first hydrogen fuelled excavator is very exciting as we strive towards a… This content is for iQ ...

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Jun 25, 2020
Sun Metals kicks off NQ hydrogen push

Sun Metals kicks off NQ hydrogen push

Sun Metals has attracted a $5 million State grant to help build North Queensland’s first renewable hydrogen facility.State Development Minister Kate Jones said Sun Metals would build the new facility at its Townsville zinc processing plant after securing support from the $15 million Hydrogen Industry Development Fund (HIDF).“Hydrogen has huge potential to pump millions of… This content is f...

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