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Dec 16, 2021
ACF exposes Anglo emissions blowout

ACF exposes Anglo emissions blowout

The Australia Conservation Foundation has red-flagged coal miner Anglo American for a ‘large blowout’ of emissions from its Capcoal operation, costing it about $10 million in carbon credits. However Anglo said the issue came down to a temporary increase in emissions due to gas being vented for underground mining safety requirements. The Australian Conservation Foundation… This content is fo...

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Dec 16, 2021
Drilling success at Develin Creek targets

Drilling success at Develin Creek targets

Zenith Minerals reports intersecting massive copper-zinc sulphides in drilling at key targets within its Develin Creek project in Central Queensland. Zenith Minerals chief executive officer Michael Clifford. Massive copper sulphides were intersected in the maiden drill program at the Wilsons North prospect and additional massive copper-zinc sulphides at the Snook prospect. “Discovering a new...

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Dec 16, 2021
Peak power group pushes ‘ambitious’ climate target

Peak power group pushes ‘ambitious’ climate target

A peak group representing Australia’s electricity generators and retailers wants to see an economy-wide emissions reduction target of 55 per cent on 2005 levels by 2035. The Australian Energy Council is also calling for more focus on coordinated planning for an orderly exit from coal and maintaining Australia’s energy security. AEC chief executive Sarah McNamara… This content is for iQ Indu...

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Dec 16, 2021
Protest pain continues for coal operations

Protest pain continues for coal operations

Activists shovelling coal from a wagon have stopped a Carmichael coal train near Collinsville only a day after the Queensland Resources Council called for tougher penalties for protesters who illegally disrupt mining activities. The two men boarded Bowen Rail Company train late yesterday afternoon in one of the latest in a string of recent actions… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland...

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Dec 15, 2021
Anglo update on coal sites, $300m washplant plan

Anglo update on coal sites, $300m washplant plan

Anglo American has put back plans for a $300 million debottlenecking project at its Moranbah-Grosvenor coal complex in the Bowen Basin. Chief executive Mark Cutifani told a presentation this week that the work was now expected in 2025. “(The project) has been delayed due to the focus on the safe restart, stability and capabiloty of… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members o...

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Dec 15, 2021
Hydrogen reset on the table for coal-fired plants

Hydrogen reset on the table for coal-fired plants

Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) and AGL have agreed to undertake a feasibility study to repurpose infrastructure at the Hunter Valley’s Liddell and Bayswater coal-fired power stations to generate green hydrogen. The Liddell and Bayswater power stations account for more than 40 per cent of New South Wales’ carbon dioxide emissions, according to 2019 National Greenhouse… This content is for...

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Dec 15, 2021
FNQ sites assessed for high-purity quartz production

FNQ sites assessed for high-purity quartz production

Australian Silica Quartz Group is evaluating the potential to produce a high-grade lump silica or hard rock quartz product from tenements including three Far North Queensland projects. ASQ’s three granted exploration permits in FNQ cover more than 240sq km across the Mount Eliza, Douglas Range and Pandanus Creek projects. “Whilst travel restrictions relating to COVID-19… This co...

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Dec 15, 2021
Contract awarded for $2.5m water park

Contract awarded for $2.5m water park

Burdekin Shire Council has awarded the contract for the design and construction of a state-of-the-art all-abilities water park to Playscape Creations, with the facility to be situated inside the Ayr Swimming Pool Complex. Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said awarding the contract for the $2.52 million project was a milestone that would not be… This content is for iQ Industry Que...

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Dec 15, 2021
Terminal open after world-class rebuild

Terminal open after world-class rebuild

A revamped Shute Harbour Marine Terminal has officially opened following a $63.5 million project to rebuild facilities after Cyclone Debbie inflicted severe damage in March 2017. Federal Minister for Emergency Management and National Recovery and Resilience Bridget McKenzie said the rebuild was a significant investment in the region by local, state and federal governments. “Shute… This cont...

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