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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 funding for GFG Alliance to begin the first phase of the $1.7 million …

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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

ACCIONA’s Mt Gellibrand wind farm to power up in July  

February 15, 2018 • SustainabilityComments (0)

Construction of the Mt Gellibrand wind farm near Colac, Victoria, is going as planned, with the project on target to begin commercial operations in July. Visiting the site of the new wind farm on Wednesday, Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change

H2U to build green hydrogen facility near Port Lincoln

February 13, 2018 • News, SustainabilityComments (0)

Hydrogen infrastructure company Hydrogen Utility (H2U) will construct a 15MW hydrogen electrolyser power plant near Port Lincoln, South Australia. The $117.5 million project – to be delivered in partnership with German-based thyssenkrupp – will integrate

Qld Government greenlights $200m wind farm for the State’s Far North

February 9, 2018 • News, SustainabilityComments (0)

The Queensland State Government has given the go-ahead for the construction of a new $200 million wind farm to be located 60 kms south-west of Cooktown on the Cape York Peninsula. The Lakeland Wind Farm, which will operate for at least 25 years, will

Tilt Renewables to develop two green energy projects in SA

February 8, 2018 • News, SustainabilityComments (0)

Australasian electricity generation company Tilt Renewables has unveiled plans to construct a big battery in the mid-North of South Australia, subject to development approval. Supported by a $7.125 million grant from the State Government’s Renewable