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Mar 04, 2021
Push for City Deal cash for Lansdown precinct

Push for City Deal cash for Lansdown precinct

The State Government and Townsville City Council are pushing for the Federal Government to back the Lansdown Eco-Industrial Precinct with City Deal money. Speaking in Townsville today, Deputy Premier and State Development Minister Steven Miles said it was the top priority for the $195 million in City Deal funds available. “The precinct will be Australia’s… ...

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Feb 23, 2021
Townsville skills fit the bill for TECH jobs

Townsville skills fit the bill for TECH jobs

Queensland Pacific Metals chief executive officer Stephen Grocott says former Queensland Nickel workers would have the skills to walk right into a job at the new TECH battery chemicals plant. Townsville’s skilled workforce was among the city’s big selling points when it came to selecting a site for the plant, which will process nickel laterite ore… ...

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Feb 22, 2021
TECH developer confirms major plant expansion

TECH developer confirms major plant expansion

Queensland Pacific Metals is doubling the scale of its planned Townsville battery chemicals plant, with construction due to start next year. The company has formally committed to expanding the TECH project to process 1.2 – 1.5 million wet tpa ore, at least twice the capacity contemplated in the pre-feasibility study. The plant will produce nickel… ...

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Feb 03, 2021
Loan to accelerate TECH plant studies

Loan to accelerate TECH plant studies

TECH battery materials plant proponent Queensland Pacific Metals has secured a $1 million loan to advance technical work and start its definitive feasibility study. The company is continuing pilot plant work in Perth to lay the groundwork for its planned manufacturing facility at Townsville’s Lansdown Eco-Industrial Precinct. The key battery chemicals to be produced by… ...

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Nov 26, 2020
New supply deal for NQ battery materials plant

New supply deal for NQ battery materials plant

Pure Minerals has announced a deal to supply battery maker Samsung SDI with nickel products from its Townsville plant. Samsung SDI is seeking to purchase up to 6000t per annum of contained nickel from the TECH (Townsville Energy Chemicals Hub) project. Pure Minerals chief executive officer Stephen Grocott said the company was consistently gaining traction… ...

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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 15, 2020
Korean deal may push up scale of Townsville plant

Korean deal may push up scale of Townsville plant

Pure Minerals is looking at scaling up its planned Townsville battery materials plant after scoring a major deal with South Korean chemical company LG Chem. It says the move would bring economies of scale along with more jobs and other benefits for Townsville and the greater community. LG Chem is seeking to buy up to… ...

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Sep 16, 2020
TECH looks to ‘zero waste’ outcome for NQ plant

TECH looks to ‘zero waste’ outcome for NQ plant

Townsville Energy Chemicals Hub proponents have entered a memorandum of understanding with James Cook University for work hoped to see the project become world’s first ‘zero waste’ nickel /cobalt production facility. Pure Minerals subsidiary Queensland Pacific Metals said the initial focus of the research program would be the leach residue produced at the planned battery… ...

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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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