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Report: Australia’s resources and energy export values expected to ease amid lower world prices

Australia's resources and energy export values, which reached a record high in 2022-23, are projected to decrease over the next two years as global commodity prices return to more typical levels, according to the September edition of the Resources and Energy Quarterly from the Department of Industry, Science and Resources. 

Engineers create novel method to eliminate heavy metals from biosolids

A team of engineers led by RMIT University in collaboration with South East Water and Manipal University in India has developed a cost-effective and environmentally friendly way to remove heavy metals, including copper and zinc, from biosolids.

Rio Tinto expands US production with new copper supply investment

Rio Tinto is strengthening its position in the US copper supply chain by investing in its Kennecott mine near Salt Lake City, Utah, through funding worth $498 million intended for the development of an area known as the North Rim Skarn (NRS).

US Navy taps SPEE3D to develop SUBSAFE manufacturing materials with CSAM technology

Victoria-based additive manufacturing company SPEE3D  announced that the US Navy has chosen its metal cold spray additive manufacturing (CSAM) technology to develop materials as a part of a Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) project.

Copper alloy a perfect fit in metal additive manufacturing amid material challenges

One of the "hottest" metals currently garnering interest in additive manufacturing is copper - largely because of its greater thermal conductivity, which is desired in industries like electronics and rocketry where heat exchange is essential.

WA lithium battery recycler wins Supercharge Australia Award

Renewable Metals, a Perth-based lithium battery recycler, has won the inaugural Supercharge Australia Innovation Challenge Award with its technology that converts battery waste into battery metals.

Government investment in copper mining needed to reach sustainability goals, says consultancy firm

Partners in Performance (PIP), a global management consultancy, is urging the Australian government to renew its investment in copper mining to bolster the country’s...

BHP to invest A$350m in Olympic Dam

Mining giant BHP Billiton has announced that it plans to modernise its Olympic Dam operations in South Australia. In a statement issued last week, the...

BHP Billiton announces plans to lower copper prices

BHP Billiton President Copper, Daniel Malchuk, has today announced plans to lower copper unit costs to US$1.08 per pound in the 2017 financial year,...

Sandfire announces major milestone at DeGrussa Solar Power Project in WA

At the beginning of this year, Sandfire Resources partnered up with Juwi Renewable Energy to construct a 10.6 MW off-grid solar power station at...
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