To decarbonise Australia’s energy and industrial sectors, Australia’s chief scientist, Dr Alan Finkel says the need for carbon capture and storage (CCS) alongside other renewables is critical, according to CO2CRC’s CEO, David Bryers at an address to the National Press Club last week. Bryers mentioned that by 2040 it is expected that there will be … Continue reading Australia’s chief scientist calls for a technology-driven transition to clean energy
Alcoa’s aluminium smelter in Victoria will continue operating, for now, despite Alcoa reporting a significant net global loss in 2019, according to the aluminium giant’s earnings call. While the smelter received $200 million in Australian government subsidies as part of a four-year package ending in 2021, Alcoa reported a $1.12 billion net global loss in … Continue reading Alcoa rules out closure of Portland smelter, for now
Environmental Clean Technologies (ECT), a Melbourne-based company focusing on commercialisation of new coal and iron-making technologies, has signed an agreement with India’s national lignite and iron ore authorities, to help scale up and commercialise ECT’s technologies. The Project Agreement, signed with NLCIL (India’s national lignite authority) and NMDC (India’s national iron ore authority) will focus on commercialising ECT’s two proprietary technologies: … Continue reading Aussie company’s innovative coal and iron-making technologies move forward
A Climate Council report states who they see as leading the charge of Australia’s transition to clean, affordable and efficient renewable energy and storage technology. The Renewables Ready: States Leading the Charge report shows South Australia, Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory are all leading the renewables race, while the Federal Government remains stuck at … Continue reading Climate Council: SA, TAS and ACT leading the renewables charge
Australian chief scientist Alan Finkel will today profess his support for a clean energy target, which he believes will have the lowest impact on power prices compared to other schemes. According to Finkel, doing nothing about climate change will end up being the most expensive option. He will be recommending that the operators of all large … Continue reading Alan Finkel warns over lack of action on climate
Around 180 jobs are at risk as Aurizon announces plans to close its rollingstock maintenance workshop in Rockhampton, Queensland. The company has also announced its plans to “move to more flexible train crewing operations” in Central and North Queensland, which will result in a further 190 permanent train crew members leaving the company. Aurizon intends … Continue reading Hundreds of job losses for QLD maintenance staff and train crew
The federal government’s Energy White Paper, released yesterday, has been largely welcomed by business leaders but criticised by environmentalists.
The Singleton Business Chamber has launched a new mining and community festival in the NSW Hunter Valley.
The PPK Group has acquired electronic management system company MONEx.
The SNC-Lavalin McConnell Dowell joint venture has won the EPC contract for the Rollseton coal mine’s 5th coal valve project.
Tomago Aluminium has announced plans to develop an industrial park adjacent to its smelter over 15 years.
Port Hunter Conveyors has said it sees a bright future for the coal industry.
The PPK Group has acquired coal mining equipment manufacturer COALTRAM.
Increases in energy efficiency in Chinese manufacturing will temper demand for Australian coal exports and put billions of dollars in investment at risk.
Austin Engineering is manufacturing its first Westech flow control body for off-highway trucks in Australia.
Greens senator Richard Di Natale has declared union boss Paul Howes needs to acknowledge the health dangers of the coal industry poses in an effort to protect the public.
Asciano’s Pacific National Coal haulage business has entered into a new train services contract with natural resources company BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA).