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Aug 05, 2021
Komatsu alliance targets emission reductions

Komatsu alliance targets emission reductions

Major miners including BHP and Rio Tinto have joined with equipment manufacturer Komatsu to form the Komatsu Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Alliance, supporting carbon reduction targets. The alliance’s initial target is advancing Komatsu’s power agnostic truck concept for a haulage vehicle that can run on a variety of power sources including diesel electric, electric, trolley (wired),… ...

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Aug 04, 2021
QEM raises $2m to advance Julia Creek project

QEM raises $2m to advance Julia Creek project

QEM has raised $2 million to accelerate the development of its Julia Creek vanadium-oil project. Managing director Gavin Loyden said the funds would allow QEM to complete ts oil and vanadium pilot plant, and for the subsequent six months of operations to validate strong extraction test results recorded to date. “This comes at a time… ...

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Jul 28, 2021
Sconi mine proponent raises $6.5m

Sconi mine proponent raises $6.5m

The company behind North Queensland’s Sconi mine project has raised $6.5 million as it focuses on a value-add product, P-CAM, as part of its battery materials offering. Australian Mines announced that it had received firm commitments to raise the new equity via a fully committed shareplacement to institutional, sophisticated and professional investors. Managing director Benjamin… ...

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Jul 23, 2021
Critical mineral projects attract funding

Critical mineral projects attract funding

A Queensland vanadium processing pilot plant is among eight resources technology and critical minerals ventures to share in a $50 million federal funding offer. The matched funding from the Federal Government’s $1.3 billion Modern Manufacturing Initiative aims to help scale up local downstream processing of critical minerals and add value to the battery and clean… ...

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Jul 09, 2021
Integrated energy site coming together at Julia Creek

Integrated energy site coming together at Julia Creek

QEM is reporting progress in validating its integrated energy site in northwest Queensland. The Gold Coast company has plans for a vanadium mine and green hydrogen hub on a lease south of Julia Creek. QEM has confirmed to the ASX that DNV Australia successfully completed the first stage of a pre-feasibility (PFS) study into power… ...

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Jul 05, 2021
Queensland resources served medium-rare

Queensland resources served medium-rare

A Dutch organisation representing peak industry groups has been served up a feast of Queensland mineral wealth. The group which is made up of 185,000 enterprises has savoured platters of critical minerals, relished entree of rare earths, gorged on mains of copper with base metals sides all of which was rounded off with a bauxite… ...

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Jul 05, 2021
$14 million upgrade for Wivenhoe hydro plant

$14 million upgrade for Wivenhoe hydro plant

Queensland’s largest hydro power station is set to undergo a $14 million overhaul. Major maintenance works will start at the publicly-owned Wivenhoe Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Power Station this month, creating 100 jobs. Related: Brady Review author to lead Callide power probe Wivenhoe was central to the reliability of Queensland’s electricity network, said Minister for Energy,… ...

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Jun 28, 2021
Red River validates precious and critical mineral assets in the far north

Red River validates precious and critical mineral assets in the far north

Large precious and critical minerals targets have been identified across a number of sites by Red River Resources on the Orient project near Herberton in North Queensland. Silver and Indium were the highlight in the latest results from drone magnetic and induced polarisation (IP) geophysical surveys over 14 km2 . The surveys were completed using a… ...

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Jun 24, 2021
Report shows battery boom potential

Report shows battery boom potential

Diversified battery industries could contribute $7.4 billion annually to Australia’s economy and support 34,700 jobs by 2030, according to a new report. Future Charge: Building Australia’s Battery Industries assesses Australia’s opportunity to leverage its competitive advantages as a major supplier of battery minerals and expand its role within a growing global industry. And northern Queensland...

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