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Jul 20, 2021
Breakthrough aluminium fluoride process

Breakthrough aluminium fluoride process

Australian company Alcore says it has achieved a breakthrough in a process to produce aluminium fluoride (AlF3) from aluminium smelter wastes. Aluminium fluoride is used in aluminium smelting and is also being investigated for use in advanced lithium-ion batteries. Alcore, a subsidiary of Australian Bauxite, has produced several AlF3 samples using 100 per cent dross… ...

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Jul 20, 2021
State signs up for ‘renewable’ hydrogen certification

State signs up for ‘renewable’ hydrogen certification

The Queensland Government is partnering with the Smart Energy Council’s zero-carbon certification scheme for hydrogen in a move it says will step up the state’s credentials as a leading generator of renewable energy jobs. Speaking at the Queensland Smart Energy Summit today, Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen Mick de Brenni said that to truly… ...

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Jul 20, 2021
Contractors fight Queensland project rules

Contractors fight Queensland project rules

The Queensland Major Contractors Association has railed against the State’s use of Best Practice Industry Conditions in a submission to a new federal inquiry on procurement. The group has also used its written submission to outline the need for more collaborative contracting. The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Infrastructure, Transport and Cities is tasked with inqu...

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Jul 20, 2021
Underground pipeline project pushes ahead

Underground pipeline project pushes ahead

A 105km water pipeline proposal for North Queensland is advancing through the approvals process and proponents will be pushing for co-ordinated project status for the $160 million venture. Bowen Pipeline Company is aiming for a mid-2023 start to construction for the underground pipeline, which would stretch from the Burdekin River at Home Hill, south to… ...

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Jul 20, 2021
Exploration, mining and processing briefs

Exploration, mining and processing briefs

Updates on Aeris Resources, Macmahon Holdings, Senex Energy and more in this week’s exploration, mining and processing briefs. Aeris celebrates ‘transformational year’ Aeris Resources reports that it has achieved production and AISC (all-in sustaining cost) guidance for the financial year at its Cracow and Tritton operations. “FY21 was a transformational year for Aeris, that has…...

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Jul 19, 2021
Tenders out for major boat ramp build

Tenders out for major boat ramp build

Tenders for the new $17 million Yorkeys Knob Boat Ramp have been released, with Transport and Main Roads (TMR) set to award construction contracts in coming months. Member for Barron River Craig Crawford said this meant shovels were closer to getting into the ground for Cairns boaties after years of planning and consultation. “This project… ...

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Jul 19, 2021
Panels airlifted to complete Black Weir repairs

Panels airlifted to complete Black Weir repairs

Works on Black Weir in Townsville to repair damage sustained during the 2019 monsoon floods have been completed, with large concrete panels recently airlifted onto the weir as part of the complex project. Townsville City Council contracted local business CivilPlus Constructions to undertake the $150,000 repair project, which was funded through the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery… ...

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Jul 19, 2021
Aeon raises cash as Walford Creek study continues

Aeon raises cash as Walford Creek study continues

Walford Creek proponent Aeon Metals is raising up to $12.5 million through a share placement and a share purchase plan. The proceeds will help cover ongoing pre-feasibility study activities on the North West Queensland copper-cobalt project, which are scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2022. The company also listed ongoing extensional and infill… ...

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Jul 19, 2021
Demolition work kicks off for Reef HQ revamp

Demolition work kicks off for Reef HQ revamp

Reef HQ Aquarium’s visitor entrance will undergo a major facelift, with work kicking off to remove buildings including the old Omnimax theatre, three-level office space and cultural centre. Shamrock Civil Engineering has been engaged to remove the buildings as part of a redevelopment of the site. The work will involve excavation and machinery operations, safety… ...

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