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Nov 24, 2020
Land deal sets scene for TECH plant progress

Land deal sets scene for TECH plant progress

A planned $550 million-plus Townsville battery materials plant is a step closer with Queensland Pacific Metals formally securing the project site. The company, a subsidiary of Pure Minerals, has entered into a binding reservation deed with Townsville City Council for the land in theLansdown Eco-Industrial Precinct. “The reservation deed secures the TECH (Townsville Energy Chemicals… ...

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Oct 22, 2020
$1 trillion needed for energy transition metals

$1 trillion needed for energy transition metals

More than $US1 trillion of investment will be needed in metals such as aluminium, cobalt, copper, nickel and lithium over the next 15 years to meet the growing demands of decarbonisation, according to analysts Wood Mackenzie. This is almost double the figure invested over the previous 15 years. “One can argue about both the pace… ...

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Oct 21, 2020
Sconi talks continue as battery crunch looms

Sconi talks continue as battery crunch looms

The clock is ticking for potential Sconi offtake partners to secure battery materials ahead of a forecast ‘pinch point’ for nickel supplies in 2023, says Australian Mines. In a quarterly update the company said its priority was advancing discussions with potential offtake partners for the North Queensland cobalt-nickel-scandium project. The market dynamics of the electric… ...

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Sep 21, 2020
Townsville battery tech proponent making headway

Townsville battery tech proponent making headway

Pure Battery Technologies has acquired a commercial-scale processing operation in Germany – bringing its proposed Townsville plant a step closer. The Queensland battery material refiner has completed its feasibility study and is seeking investment prior to construction of what it describes as a ‘shovel ready’ project in Townsville. The proposed plant – expected to cost̷...

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Sep 08, 2020
New Century backs away from Goro nickel deal

New Century backs away from Goro nickel deal

Century zinc operator New Century Resources has decided against buying into the Goro nickel and cobalt mine in New Caledonia. The company announced today that it had elected not to proceed with a binding offer for the acquisition of 95 per cent of the issued shares in Goro owner Vale Nouvelle-Calédonie. New Century has been… ...

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Sep 03, 2020
TECH proponent ready to kick off pilot plant work

TECH proponent ready to kick off pilot plant work

Townsville Energy Chemicals Hub proponent Pure Minerals plans to begin producing battery materials from a pilot plant by the end of 2020. Stage one pilot plant operations are set to commence in the last quarter of this year to produce a nickel-cobalt mixed hydroxide precipitate (MHP), aluminium hydroxide and saleable haematite. Stage two piloting -… ...

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Aug 27, 2020
Base metals rally in progression with COVID-19

Base metals rally in progression with COVID-19

Base metals have hit a purple patch. Prices firming across the suite of products were primarily the result of moves to mitigate the effects of COVID-19, said Fat Prophets analyst David Lennox. “With the advent of COVID-19, we saw a significant collapse in the global economy and with that obviously individual economies per country,” Mr… ...

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Jul 28, 2020
New Century still working on Goro mine deal

New Century still working on Goro mine deal

New Century Resources says it is making significant progress in evaluating technical and commercial aspects of its potential acquisition of the Goro nickel and cobalt operation. The Goro operation includes a mine, processing facility and port located on New Caledonia, a French territory. The successful acquisition would result in New Century, which operates Queensland Century… ...

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Jul 27, 2020
Sun Metals and TECH team up in iron oxide study

Sun Metals and TECH team up in iron oxide study

Townsville zinc refinery operator Sun Metals and the proponents of the planned TECH battery chemical plant will investigate the potential to sell a joint iron oxide product. Pure Minerals’ TECH (Townsville Energy Chemicals Hub) project is expected to produce 327,000 tonnes per annum of high-grade iron oxide (haematite) as a co-product of processing nickel laterite… ...

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