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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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Aug 23, 2021
Battery metals project advances in NAIF funding bid

Battery metals project advances in NAIF funding bid

Battery metals plant proponent Queensland Pacific Metals has moved to the next stage in its bid to attract Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility funding. The company said the strategic assessment phase of the NAIF Application process had been successfully completed and it was proceeding to due diligence. Stephen Grocott “I am delighted that NAIF has accepted… This content is for iQ Ind...

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Aug 16, 2021
Breakthrough battery supply deal for Sconi

Breakthrough battery supply deal for Sconi

Key EV battery producer LG Energy Solution is snapping up all of the mixed nickel-cobalt hydroxide to be produced by North Queensland’s Sconi project in its first six years. Sconi proponent Australian Mines has hailed the binding offtake agreement with LGES as a major milestone for the $2 billion project. And LGES believes the deal… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal,...

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Aug 11, 2021
TECH plant gas deal to build green credentials

TECH plant gas deal to build green credentials

Queensland Pacific Metals has lined up a new Bowen Basin gas deal to feed its planned Townsville battery chemicals plant as it aims to become Australia’s first producer of ‘net zero carbon’ nickel. An MOU with Transition Energy Corporation and North Queensland Gas Pipeline will see the parties work together on a gas field supply… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Co...

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Jul 28, 2021
Sconi mine proponent raises $6.5m

Sconi mine proponent raises $6.5m

The company behind North Queensland’s Sconi mine project has raised $6.5 million as it focuses on a value-add product, P-CAM, as part of its battery materials offering. Australian Mines announced that it had received firm commitments to raise the new equity via a fully committed shareplacement to institutional, sophisticated and professional investors. Managing director Benjamin… This...

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Jun 02, 2021
Study backs P-CAM option for Sconi

Study backs P-CAM option for Sconi

A scoping study has backed the production of precursor cathode active material (P-CAM) products at Australian Mines’ flagship Sconi project in North Queensland. Incorporating a P-CAM facility in the Sconi processing stream would increase the capital cost estimates for the project by $104.6 million. The study showed P-CAM production could deliver a significant revenue boost… This conte...

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May 19, 2021
Battery firm seeks offtake support to charge up plans

Battery firm seeks offtake support to charge up plans

The group behind a proposed $3 billion North Queensland lithium-ion battery factory aims to set up a battery pack assembly plant in Townsville as a forerunner to that operation. Magnis Energy Technologies chairman Frank Poullas said the assembly plant was likely to employ about 100 people and would be housed in an existing building. But… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, ...

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Apr 16, 2021
Vanadium proponent to build battery electrolyte plant

Vanadium proponent to build battery electrolyte plant

Vecco Group has made the final investment decision to construct a $25 million vanadium battery electrolyte manufacturing plant in Brisbane. The company holds the Debella vanadium and HPA (high purity alumina) project north of Julia Creek in North-West Queensland, which it aims to bring online to feed the plant in about two years. The manufacturing… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland...

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Feb 23, 2021
Townsville skills fit the bill for TECH jobs

Townsville skills fit the bill for TECH jobs

Queensland Pacific Metals chief executive officer Stephen Grocott says former Queensland Nickel workers would have the skills to walk right into a job at the new TECH battery chemicals plant. Townsville’s skilled workforce was among the city’s big selling points when it came to selecting a site for the plant, which will process nickel laterite ore… This content is for iQ Industry Queen...

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