Friday, March 1, 2024

5E Advanced Materials affirms boric acid, lithium presence at Boron Americas Complex

ASX-listed boron and lithium company 5E Advanced Materials has initiated operations at all four wells of the 5E Boron Americas Complex, confirming the presence of lithium in the Pregnant Leach Solution (PLS) and noting a continual increase in the boric acid head grade.

Government-hosted roundtable to explore challenges in nickel, lithium industries

Federal Minister for Resources Madeleine King and Western Australian Minister for Mines David Michael are set to meet with business leaders in the nickel and lithium industries to explore the challenges facing the sector and discuss how the government can help address them. 

SA energy, mining sector posts record level job vacancies in Q4 2023

The South Australian energy and resources sector is witnessing significant growth as new data reveals a record number of job advertisements in the last quarter of 2023. 

New gas supply deals a win for families, local manufacturing — AWU

The Australian Workers’ Union (AWU) has commended the Albanese government’s new deals with gas companies Woodside and Esso to supply the East Coast with gas, calling it a win for local manufacturing and households in the region. 

5E Advanced Materials selects Fluor to provide FEL-2 process engineering work

5E Advanced Materials, an ASX-listed boron and lithium company, has tapped Fluor Corporation to be its engineering, procurement, and construction services provider. 

Tasmania eyes diversifying workforce in mining, minerals processing sector

The Tasmanian government has launched the Inclusion and Diversity Blueprint and Roadmap, which aims to attract more women and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to the mining and minerals processing sector. 

ANSTO to use $14M gov’t boost in rare earths R&D project

The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) said rare earths will be a key area of focus for its minerals unit after it received $13.9 million in funding under the Australian Critical Minerals Research and Development Hub. 

Aussie company Volt Resources vying for massive US grant for battery manufacturing

ASX-listed graphite producer and natural graphite anode developer Volt Resources Limited has released an update on its efforts to secure a USD 100 million (AUD 149.2 million) US Department of Energy (DOE) grant for battery materials processing and battery manufacturing. 

Alcoa to curtail Kwinana refinery, to axe over 1,000 jobs

Global aluminium producer Alcoa has announced its decision to curtail production at its Kwinana Alumina Refinery in Western Australia in the second quarter of 2024. 

Australia’s critical minerals sector receives $22M gov’t boost

The Australian Government has announced approximately $22 million in investments for three key research projects that will help boost the nation's critical minerals industry.

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