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Sep 27, 2021
Call for Net Zero Fund to fire up hydrogen sector

Call for Net Zero Fund to fire up hydrogen sector

A hydrogen industry peak group is calling for the Federal Government to create a $19 billion Net Zero Fund to back developments including hydrogen applications in the refining industry and heavy vehicle fleets. The Australian Hydrogen Council released its white paper today, saying Australia urgently needed a national approach to creating a viable hydrogen energy… This content is for iQ Indu...

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Sep 27, 2021
Special status to drive battery metal plans forward

Special status to drive battery metal plans forward

Queensland Pacific Metals’ planned Townsville battery materials plant has won prescribed project status, as the company looks to begin construction as soon as 2022. Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development Steven Miles said the proposed Townsville Energy Chemicals Hub (TECH) had the potential to provide a massive boost to Townsville and regional industry. “The… This con...

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Sep 25, 2021
Another CQ energy project in the wind

Another CQ energy project in the wind

DP Energy Group is advancing environmental approvals for a 420MW wind farm project in the Calliope Range, about 75km west-south-west of Gladstone. Construction of the Callide wind farm is expected to begin in 2023 or 2024, with full commercial operation early in 2026. The project would comprise of the installation of around 70 wind turbines… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Co...

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Sep 23, 2021
Blue Energy raises $10m to fire up Bowen Basin work

Blue Energy raises $10m to fire up Bowen Basin work

Bowen Basin gas proponent Blue Energy has raised $10 million to add to efforts to advance its 2P reserve build program at a key Moranbah district tenement. This work would underpin the non-binding gas supply Heads of Agreements signed with Origin Energy, Energy Australia and Queensland Pacific Metals, the company said. The 2P reserve build… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coa...

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Sep 23, 2021
Strategic plan to unlock CQ gas potential

Strategic plan to unlock CQ gas potential

The Australian Government has announced a new strategic basin plan to ‘turbocharge’ economic development and jobs across Central Queensland by unlocking local gas resources. Resources Minister Keith Pitt joined Member for Dawson George Christensen in Mackay to officially announce the North Bowen and Galilee Basin Strategic Basin Plan. The plan includes $20.7 million of investment to...

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Sep 20, 2021
Financial close for FNQ green power hub

Financial close for FNQ green power hub

Renewable energy company Neoen has completed financial close for the $370 million Kaban Green Power Hub in Far North Queensland. Civil works are already underway on the project after EPC contractor Vestas was provided with notice to proceed in May. The project set to deliver more than 250 construction jobs and to generate 457 GWh… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civi...

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Sep 17, 2021
Project Venus ready to move to next phase

Project Venus ready to move to next phase

Pure Hydrogen has completed the initial gas flow testing of its Venus 1 pilot well at Project Venus in Queensland, with encouraging results. Pure Hydrogen said its technical team and consultants would now engage with the Queensland Government to secure approvals for stimulation of the target coals to prove commercial gas flow rates. Gas flare… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ ...

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Sep 11, 2021
Comet Ridge raises $5m to advance CQ gas project

Comet Ridge raises $5m to advance CQ gas project

Comet Ridge has raised $5 million in a placement to top up its war chest as it builds reserves in the Mahalo Gas Hub area in Central Queensland. The first priority for the Queensland-based energy company will be drilling at Mahalo North project, with plans to spud a pilot well next month. Managing director Tor… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ Geo, iQ Miner&...

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Sep 11, 2021
Federal funds boost CQU hydrogen work

Federal funds boost CQU hydrogen work

CQUniversity has secured $2.1 million in Commonwealth funding to research and develop applications for Central Queensland’s burgeoning regional hydrogen industry. Funded through the Government’s Regional Research Collaboration (RRC) Program, the project will see CQUniversity collaborate with industry to determine research and innovations required to drive the adoption of green hydrogen for export ...

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