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May 27, 2021
Queensland big battery plans spark up

Queensland big battery plans spark up

As Queensland’s largest battery storage project advances at Wandoan, Stanwell has revealed plans for a 150MW battery at its Tarong Power Station in the South Burnett region. Stanwell acting chief executive officer Adam Aspinall said a feasibility study found there were commercial opportunities in locating a large-scale energy storage system in southern Queensland. “As a… This content ...

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May 26, 2021
Consortium explores wastewater hydrogen scheme

Consortium explores wastewater hydrogen scheme

Townsville City Council has reached a deal with a local consortium to look into hydrogen production at the Mount St John wastewater treatment plant site. The licence agreement will allow Townsville Hydrogen to begin a feasibility study on producing green hydrogen using wastewater at the site. It follows a tender released to the market last… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coa...

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May 26, 2021
Backing for Gladstone, Toowoomba hydrogen clusters

Backing for Gladstone, Toowoomba hydrogen clusters

Queensland is establishing two further hydrogen clusters in Gladstone and Toowoomba as the state positions itself as a hydrogen technology leader. The State Government has committed $100,000 through a partnership with NERA (National Energy Resources Australia) to establish the new clusters, which will work with the established H2Q cluster in Brisbane. Hydrogen Minister Mick de Brenni… ...

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May 26, 2021
Investigations after ‘unprecedented’ power drama

Investigations after ‘unprecedented’ power drama

Investigations are underway into the Callide power plant fire that sparked a major outage across Queensland on Tuesday. A fire in the turbine hall at the Biloela plant about 1.45pm May 25 set off a chain reaction that disrupted power to more than 470,000 customers. Multiple transmission lines and other power stations were interrupted as… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, ...

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May 21, 2021
Neoen signals construction start for FNQ wind farm

Neoen signals construction start for FNQ wind farm

Renewable energy producer Neoen has issued principal contractor Vestas notice to proceed, signaling the start of construction of the $373 million Kaban Green Power Hub in Far North Queensland. The announcement follows news that the Queensland Government is committing $40 million towards a network upgrade which will support the wind farm project. The 157MW wind… This content is for iQ Indust...

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May 20, 2021
Pure Hydrogen in deal for refuelling outlets

Pure Hydrogen in deal for refuelling outlets

Pure Hydrogen Corporation has taken another step towards developing a major hydrogen network with a deal to help set up refuelling hubs on the East Coast of Australia. The company has executed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with H2H Energy, which has agreed to supply and maintain refuelling outlets on a number of Pure Hydrogen’s… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ ...

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May 19, 2021
Battery firm seeks offtake support to charge up plans

Battery firm seeks offtake support to charge up plans

The group behind a proposed $3 billion North Queensland lithium-ion battery factory aims to set up a battery pack assembly plant in Townsville as a forerunner to that operation. Magnis Energy Technologies chairman Frank Poullas said the assembly plant was likely to employ about 100 people and would be housed in an existing building. But… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, ...

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May 18, 2021
No new coal or gas projects on IEA road to net zero emissions

No new coal or gas projects on IEA road to net zero emissions

A roadmap for the energy sector to reach net zero emissions by 2050 sets a pathway with no new oil or gas fields, coal mines or mine extensions beyond those already committed. The International Energy Agency report states that reaching net zero by 2050 requires further rapid deployment of available technologies as well as widespread… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ C...

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May 17, 2021
NAIF reforms welcome for $1.7b CopperString project

NAIF reforms welcome for $1.7b CopperString project

The proponents behind the $1.7 billion CopperString 2.0 project have welcomed reforms to extend the reach and life of the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF). CuString chief executive officer Joseph O’Brien said the company was well advanced in its discussions for what was expected to be NAIF’s largest loan. “The government’s review identified some reforms… This content is for...

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