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Jun 22, 2021
Blue Energy in hydrogen deal to fuel mine fleet

Blue Energy in hydrogen deal to fuel mine fleet

Stanmore’s Isaac Plains mining fleet at Moranbah may be running on hydrogen in future through a deal with gas proponent Blue Energy. Blue Energy has executed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Stanmore Resources to supply hydrogen from future pilot production activities in its ATP 814 tenement in the Bowen Basin. It follows an… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland me...

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Jun 22, 2021
Rail reopens after fatal accident

Rail reopens after fatal accident

The Blackwater system re-opened to rail traffic last night after recovery work at the scene of Friday’s fatal crash involving a loaded coal train and a light engine locomotive. Aurizon confirmed this morning that the section had re-opened after rail crews completed recovery works at Westwood, near Rockhampton. The incident occurred about 11.20am on June 18,… This content is for iQ Ind...

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Jun 21, 2021
Union acts on job security at Grosvenor

Union acts on job security at Grosvenor

The CFMEU has filed an application with the Fair Work Commission challenging ‘maximum term’ employment contracts for labour hire workers at Central Queensland’s Grosvenor coal mine. The union said the contracts provided for a 12-month extension but also stated the One Key workers may be sacked any time or have their contracts extended. CFMEU Mining and… This content is for iQ Industry...

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Jun 21, 2021
Stanmore rolls out next community grants round

Stanmore rolls out next community grants round

Stanmore Resources is opening applications for Round Two of its 2021 Isaac Plains Community Grant Program to help fund community initiatives. Grants of up to $5000 are available through the program for initiatives that highlight community health and wellbeing, support young people in the region, provide opportunities for Indigenous engagement or support the environment. The… This content is...

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Jun 21, 2021
Resource bodies battle for environmental reform

Resource bodies battle for environmental reform

National and state resource sector bodies have joined their voices in a call for Federal Parliament to support targeted amendments to the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act. The action relates to reforms that would pave the way for what have been dubbed ‘single touch’ environmental approvals and the development of national environmental standards…. T...

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Jun 21, 2021
MOU boost for $1b Gladstone energy project

MOU boost for $1b Gladstone energy project

A major Japanese corporation is backing Central Queensland’s $1 billion Gladstone Energy and Ammonia Project through a Memorandum of Understanding with Australian Future Energy. Australian Future Energy chief executive officer Kerry Parker hailed the agreement with ITOCHU Corporation as the ‘pivot point’ for the domestic hydrogen industry and a validation of the Gladstone project. The…...

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Jun 19, 2021
Call for action on workforce hit by energy transition

Call for action on workforce hit by energy transition

The union representing coal-fired power station workers and affected miners is calling on the Queensland Government to make good on transition funding as the State moves towards new energy sources. The CFMEU said the Palaszczuk Government had made a promise before the last election to ensure re-training and business development was pursued in relevant regional… This content is for iQ Indust...

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Jun 18, 2021
Fatal coal train accident near Rockhampton

Fatal coal train accident near Rockhampton

A man has died following a crash involving a loaded coal train and a light engine locomotive at Westwood, near Rockhampton. The Queensland Police Service said Friday evening that Forensic Crash Unit investigations were continuing into the incident, which forced the closure of the Capicorn Highway for about two hours. The incident occurred about 11.20am… This content is for iQ Industry Queen...

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Jun 18, 2021
Decision pending on potential Grosvenor blast charges

Decision pending on potential Grosvenor blast charges

The independent Work Health and Safety Prosecutor will determine any potential charges to be laid as a result of the serious accident at Grosvenor mine last year after investigations wrap up, authorities say. Resources Safety and Health Queensland said today the Queensland Mines Inspectorate’s investigation of the incident at the Moranbah mine was nearing completion…. This content is for iQ...

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