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Jan 23, 2021
Qld cathode powder process wins European patent

Qld cathode powder process wins European patent

A Lithium Australia subsidiary has been granted a European patent to produce specialist metal oxides for new battery-fuel technologies. VSPC’s advanced cathode powders are manufactured at its pilot plant and R&D facility in Brisbane. “VSPC has been granted a European patent for the production of complex metal-oxide nanoparticles,” Lithium Australia managing director Adrian Gri...

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Sep 16, 2020
TECH looks to ‘zero waste’ outcome for NQ plant

TECH looks to ‘zero waste’ outcome for NQ plant

Townsville Energy Chemicals Hub proponents have entered a memorandum of understanding with James Cook University for work hoped to see the project become world’s first ‘zero waste’ nickel /cobalt production facility. Pure Minerals subsidiary Queensland Pacific Metals said the initial focus of the research program would be the leach residue produced at the planned battery chem...

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Jul 27, 2020
NQ battery plant proponent hails fast-charge technology

NQ battery plant proponent hails fast-charge technology

Townsville battery factory developer Magnis Energy Technologies has announced a new type of extra-fast-charge battery touted as a potential game changer for electric vehicle manufacturers. The company’s partner, Charge CCCV (C4V), has developed and built advanced lithium ion battery battery cell technology that can significantly imporve the cycling life of commercial batteries. The batter...

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Jun 02, 2020
Battery plant proponent in $1.5m capital raising

Battery plant proponent in $1.5m capital raising

Townsville battery plant proponent Magnis Energy Technologies is tapping investors to raise $1.5 million through a share placement. The ASX-listed company said it had received firm commitments from professional, sophisticated and institutional investors to raise the amount. “We are encouraged by the strong interest shown in our capital raising which was done at a small discount to the pre...

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Oct 01, 2019
Study backs $3b Townsville battery plant development

Study backs $3b Townsville battery plant development

Imperium3 Townsville has finalised the feasibility study for an 18 GWh lithium-ion battery cell manufacturing facility in Townsville. The total construction cost for the plant would be more than $3 billion, according to an independent review by Townsville-based quantity surveyors Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB). However the project would be phased over three stages of 6 GWhs each, reducing the ...

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Aug 01, 2019
Battery plant plans boosted as draft study submitted

Battery plant plans boosted as draft study submitted

The group behind a proposed Townsville battery manufacturing plant has submitted a draft feasibility study to the State Government. And new design work has seen the plant scaled up from a 15 GWh lithium-ion cell manufacturing facility to 18 GWh. Magnis Energy Technologies has provided an update on the Townsville project in its quarterly activities report. It has one-third ownership in th...

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Jun 21, 2019
July release for battery proponents

July release for battery proponents

A feasibility study underwriting the proposal for a battery factory in Townsville is due for wider release at the end of July. The Queensland Government, which is supporting the study with a $3.1 million grant, will have the document first, said Senior Development Manager at Boston Global, Jason Shepherd. The project proponent, Imperium 3 (iM3), is an international joint venture led by Bos...

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Apr 26, 2019
EV targets a sweet sound for Sconi proponent

EV targets a sweet sound for Sconi proponent

Sconi proponent Australian Mines has been buoyed by election talk of electric vehicle targets for Australia. The company today released a quarterly activities update, with managing director Benjamin Bell noting the boost provided by the State Government declaring the planned cobalt-nickel-scandium mine near Greenvale as a prescribed project. He also noted it was clear that electric vehicles...

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Apr 11, 2019
Promising results as battery plant study continues

Promising results as battery plant study continues

Magnis Energy Technologies has provided an update on the feasibility study for a 15 GWh lithium-ion cell manufacturing facility in Townsville. The project is expected to create 750 jobs in high technology manufacturing. Ausenco is overseeing process development for the proposed plant and the GHD office in Townsville is overseeing site development and building design. Initial findings...

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