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Carnegie cleared to negotiate 10MW solar farm development site

March 13, 2018 • News, SustainabilityComments (0)

Carnegie Clean Energy announced that it has been successful in its application to negotiate 10MW solar and 10MWh battery site in Western Australia. Carnegie said the WA Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation (JTSI), in collaboration with LandCorp, have given it in-principal approval to negotiate a 25ha lease within the Ancillary Industry Area

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GE to develop the world’s most powerful offshore wind turbine

March 9, 2018 • News, SustainabilityComments (0)

GE Renewable Energy will develop the world’s largest and most powerful offshore wind turbine which will generate up to 67 GWh annually, enough renewable energy to power about 16,000 households. Featuring a 12 MW direct drive generator and an industry

Gladstone-based biofuels plant to convert plastic and tyres into fuel

March 6, 2018 • SustainabilityComments (0)

Southern Oil’s biofules plant in Queensland has successfully turned softwood plantation waste and macadamia nut shells into renewable fuel, and will now attempt to go one better. Visiting the Northern Oil Advanced Biofuels Pilot Plant near Gladstone,

SA’s proposed seawater pumped hydro plant at Cultana reaches next stage

February 28, 2018 • SustainabilityComments (0)

ARENA is providing a further $500,000 in funding to EnergyAustralia for the next stage of the 225 MW Cultana seawater pumped hydro plant in South Australia. The money will be used to fund the $8 million feasibility study which involves completion of project

SA’s disused Iron Duchess could be transformed into 90MW pumped hydro energy storage plant

February 23, 2018 • News, SustainabilityComments (0)

ARENA has thrown its support behind a feasibility study that will examine the potential to turn a mothballed mine site in the South Middleback Ranges, near Whyalla, into a 90MW pumped hydro energy storage (PHES) plant. The agency has announced $500,000 in

US-based Mercurius to build bio-manufacturing hub in Queensland

February 21, 2018 • SustainabilityComments (0)

US company Mercurius has unveiled plans to manufacture renewable jet fuel and diesel made from sugarcane in Queensland. The company initially plans to build a pilot plant to test different elements of the bio-manufacturing process across Gladstone and

Australia’s first co-located solar and battery project begins feeding electricity into the grid

February 21, 2018 • SustainabilityComments (0)

Homes and businesses across Far North Queensland’s have begun receiving power from the $42.5 million Lakeland Solar and Storage project on the Cape York Peninsula. Located near Cooktown, 240 kilometres north-west of Cairns, Lakeland has now become