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Aug 21, 2018
Turbines turning as FNQ wind farm nears completion

Turbines turning as FNQ wind farm nears completion

The first turbines are starting to turn at the 180MW Mount Emerald wind farm near Mareeba. They are undergoing a staged testing and commissioning process ahead of the $360 million project achieving full commercial operation in November. Project developer Ratch Australia Corporation described the testing as a significant milestone, saying it announced Mount Emerald’s “electrification” and followed ...

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Aug 09, 2018
CSIRO announces hydrogen fuel breakthrough

CSIRO announces hydrogen fuel breakthrough

Breakthrough membrane technology from CSIRO has paved the way for low-emissions hydrogen from Australia to supply fuel cell vehicles worldwide. CSIRO chief executive Larry Marshall was one of the first to ride in the Toyota Mirai and Hyundai Nexo vehicles powered by ultra-high purity hydrogen, produced in Queensland using the membrane technology. “This is a watershed moment for energy, and w...

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Jun 20, 2018
Kidston energy project wins NAIF backing

Kidston energy project wins NAIF backing

Genex Power has secured a term sheet for up to $516 million in concessional finance from the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) to support its Kidston Stage 2 project in north Queensland. The company has already commissioned Stage 1 (K1), a 50MW solar project at the former Kidston gold mine. Stage 2 includes a planned 250MW pumped storage hydro project, combined with up to 270MW fur...

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Dec 04, 2017
Kidston Stage 1 feeding the network

Kidston Stage 1 feeding the network

Electricity produced from the Kidston Solar Stage 1 Project is now being transmitted into the National Electricity Market. Genex Power announced today that, following successful transformer energisation of the project in late November, it had now generated its first revenue. “The project has now transitioned from being technically operational to commercially active. This ground-breaking milestone ...

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