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Nov 22, 2021
Investment push on new economy minerals

Investment push on new economy minerals

North West Minerals Province projects are being showcased to potential investors in South Korea and the United Kingdom this month in a new economy minerals roadshow. Resources Minister Scott Stewart said the United Nations Climate Change Conference had intensified the focus on renewable energy and the materials central to the world’s energy transition. Resources Minister… This content is fo...

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Nov 01, 2021
Epiroc eases miners into battery conversion

Epiroc eases miners into battery conversion

Epiroc is offering customers conversion kits to transform loaders from diesel-powered to battery-electric-driven in a move set to aid mining’s shift to an emissions-free future. Epiroc president and chief executive officer Helena Hedblom. Battery conversions are already underway, with Epiroc’s Scooptram ST1030 loader being the first vehicle to undergo the transformation for Evolution Mining. ̶...

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Oct 28, 2021
Battery venture targets underground mining

Battery venture targets underground mining

Vehicle electrification specialist Proterra is teaming up with OEM Komatsu to develop battery-electric LHDs, drills and bolters with Proterra battery systems. Under the collaboration, Proterra will supply its H Series battery system technology to Komatsu for the development of equipment for underground hard rock mining. Komatsu plans to develop prototype machines with the battery systems this̷...

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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
Battery supply hopes for Burke graphite project

Battery supply hopes for Burke graphite project

Lithium Energy is working with the CSIRO to target the demands of the global lithium battery market with high-grade graphite from its Burke deposit, 125km north of Cloncurry. The Burke graphite deposit in North West Queensland is one of the highest-grade graphite deposits globally, with aJORC Inferred Mineral Resource of 6.3Mt grading at 16 per… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland me...

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Sep 27, 2021
Special status to drive battery metal plans forward

Special status to drive battery metal plans forward

Queensland Pacific Metals’ planned Townsville battery materials plant has won prescribed project status, as the company looks to begin construction as soon as 2022. Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development Steven Miles said the proposed Townsville Energy Chemicals Hub (TECH) had the potential to provide a massive boost to Townsville and regional industry. “The… This con...

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Aug 24, 2021
Hydrogen plans for Gladstone alumina refinery

Hydrogen plans for Gladstone alumina refinery

Rio Tinto and Sumitomo Corporation will team up to look into the potential construction of a hydrogen pilot plant at the Yarwun alumina refinery in Gladstone. If the project proceeds, the pilot plant would produce hydrogen for the recently announced Gladstone Hydrogen Ecosystem. Rio Tinto Australia chief executive Kellie Parker said the company was delighted… This content is for iQ Industry...

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Aug 23, 2021
Battery metals project advances in NAIF funding bid

Battery metals project advances in NAIF funding bid

Battery metals plant proponent Queensland Pacific Metals has moved to the next stage in its bid to attract Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility funding. The company said the strategic assessment phase of the NAIF Application process had been successfully completed and it was proceeding to due diligence. Stephen Grocott “I am delighted that NAIF has accepted… This content is for iQ Ind...

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Aug 17, 2021
Copper boom in Revolver Resources’ sights

Copper boom in Revolver Resources’ sights

Copper-focused Revolver Resources is preparing to list on the ASX next month after an initial public offer aiming to raise up to $15 million. The Brisbane-headquartered company holds project Osprey, about 220km north of Mount Isa, and the Dianne project, 325km north-west of Cairns, which is centred on an historical copper mine. Revolver Resources was… This content is for iQ Industry Queensl...

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