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Jan 20, 2021
Joint venture unveils hydrogen hub plans for CQ

Joint venture unveils hydrogen hub plans for CQ

Mackay and Gladstone have been earmarked for hydrogen manufacturing and distribution hubs under a new joint venture company. Pure Hydrogen Corporation and Liberty Hydrogen have signed a binding term sheet to establish a company to be incorporated in the United States of America – Pure Hydrogen International. The new venture plans to develop four hydrogen manufacturing and distribution...

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Jan 18, 2021
LNG export revenue takes $12.6b hit

LNG export revenue takes $12.6b hit

Australia’s LNG export revenue dropped to $36.1 billion last year, down from $48.7 billion in 2019, despite increased volumes, according to estimates from EnergyQuest. Export income had been severely impacted by the lower oil prices seen through much of the year since April, together with low spot prices, the energy advisory firm said. Its latest report showed the nation exported a re...

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Jan 18, 2021
Biddle to lead march on Alpha torbanite project

Biddle to lead march on Alpha torbanite project

Greenvale Mining has appointed experienced Australian mining executive Neil Biddle as managing director, tasked with overseeing plans to fast-track development of Alpha project in Central Queensland. The company describes Alpha as the only remaining deposit of torbanite – a mineral that contains up to 650 litres of hydrocarbons per tonne – in Australia. The project lies  50km south of the...

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Jan 14, 2021
CopperString plan aired for public scrutiny

CopperString plan aired for public scrutiny

The draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for the $1.7 billion CopperString 2.0 project is open for public submissions until February 12. The high-voltage 1100km transmission line planned by CuString is expected to support more than 750 jobs during construction and will help further open up the North West Minerals Province. The Coordinator-General will consider all submissions as part ...

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Jan 12, 2021
Qld hydrogen proponent in refuelling network deal

Qld hydrogen proponent in refuelling network deal

Pure Hydrogen Corporation and HYZON Motors have agreed to collaborate on the development of a network of hydrogen refuelling points in Australia. Pure Hydrogen Corporation, a Real Energy subsidiary, was established in 2020 to undertake a detailed scoping study to assess the commercial viability of building, owning and operating a hydrogen fuel plant in Queensland. It has earmarked sites nea...

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Jan 08, 2021
Union backs coal-fired power plants against early closure

Union backs coal-fired power plants against early closure

The miners union says the early closure of Queensland power plants presents a real threat to the coal industry. In Queensland, there are eight 30MW-plus coal fired power plants feeding the National Electricity Market (NEM) including Callide B and C, Gladstone, Kogan Creek, Millmerran, Stanwell, Tarong and Tarong North.  Another 18 are solar generated and the rest are gas or hydro.  ...

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Dec 12, 2020
Bowen Basin pipeline study kicks off

Bowen Basin pipeline study kicks off

Work is underway on a $5 million study to investigate the best options for connecting gas reserves in the Bowen Basin to domestic customers and the export market. If the proposal stacks up, Resources Minister Scott Stewart said there would be potentially 1000 construction jobs available and countless opportunities in gas production and other industries which relied on affordable sources of gas...

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Nov 27, 2020
Origin progressing green hydrogen plan for NQ

Origin progressing green hydrogen plan for NQ

Major power and gas player Origin Energy aims to start front-end engineering design work in 2021 for a green liquid hydrogen plant at Townsville. The company is collaborating with Japanese manufacturer Kawasaki Heavy Industries on the North Queensland project, and they completed a feasibility study this year. “This project is one of the largest and most advanced hydrogen projects in A...

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Nov 26, 2020
Hydrogen champions to help spur industry growth

Hydrogen champions to help spur industry growth

Two MPs from North Queensland and Central Queensland will help lead the charge to promote the state as a national hydrogen industry hub. Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen Mick de Brenni has announced the appointment of the Member for Mundingburra Les Walker and Member for Rockhampton Barry O’Rourke as ‘hydrogen champions’. He said they would join Redlands MP Kim Richa...

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