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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 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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Jul 29, 2021
Silica step enhances copper smelter yield

Silica step enhances copper smelter yield

Glencore Mount Isa Mines has started using a technique known as silica banking within the copper smelter’s Pierce-Smith Converters to improve its overall copper yield and reduce the amount of valuable copper lost to waste. The idea to trial silica banking at the Mount Isa copper smelter came from one of Glencore’s overseas smelting operations…. This content is for iQ Industry Queensla...

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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… This...

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Jul 26, 2021
Agripower gears up for $70m upgrade works

Agripower gears up for $70m upgrade works

Agripower Australia plans to start construction work late this year on a $70 million package of capital projects at its Charters Towers fertiliser manufacturing plant. The major elements will be a multi-user rail spur to link to the main Townsville-Mount Isa line and work to double plant capacity to 500,000 tonnes per annum of Agrisilica… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members o...

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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… This content is for ...

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Jul 20, 2021
Breakthrough aluminium fluoride process

Breakthrough aluminium fluoride process

Australian company Alcore says it has achieved a breakthrough in a process to produce aluminium fluoride (AlF3) from aluminium smelter wastes. Aluminium fluoride is used in aluminium smelting and is also being investigated for use in advanced lithium-ion batteries. Alcore, a subsidiary of Australian Bauxite, has produced several AlF3 samples using 100 per cent dross… This content is for iQ ...

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Jul 06, 2021
Glencore announces a new Chair

Glencore announces a new Chair

The board of Glencore has announced a successor for Chairman Tony Hayward. He’ll be replaced by Kalidas Madhavpeddi as of 30 July. Tony Hayward was appointed to the Board at the time of the Company’s IPO in May 2011 and appointed as Chairman in 2013.  Following consultation with the Company’s largest institutional shareholders it was… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members ...

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Jul 01, 2021
Evolution mining evolving towards zero emissions

Evolution mining evolving towards zero emissions

Evolution Mining is making moves to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and align with the climate change goals of the Paris Agreement.  Evolution has several gold mining interests in Queensland including Mount Carlton South of Ayr, Mount Rawdon near Bundaberg and Ernest Henry north of Cloncurry.  The program includes reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent… This content is fo...

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