Resources

  • Invasive Australian weed beneficial for agriculture crops

    RESOURCES NEWS

    Invasive Australian weed could benefit the mining industry

    One of the most invasive Australian weeds is being touted as a potential economic crop, with benefits for the construction, mining and forestry industries, and potentially many First Nations communities. The... more

  • RESOURCES NEWS

    Owner’s engineer chosen for green hydrogen project in Spain

    Wood has been selected as owner’s engineer on a major green hydrogen production project in Teruel, Spain. The first-of-a-kind Catalina Project, developed by a consortium led by Copenhagen Infrastructure Pa... more

  • Australians to have more fuel-saving opportunities

    RESOURCES NEWS

    Landmark vehicle efficiency standard to reduce fuel use

    The Australian government is delivering more cars that are cheaper to run — providing motorists with more choices through the introduction of a New Vehicle Efficiency Standard. A statement has been release... more

  • More funding to boost e-waste projects in WA

    RESOURCES NEWS

    More funding to boost e-waste projects in Western Australia

    The Western Australian government has announced up to $3.5 million in funding to boost the state's electrical and electronic waste collection and recycling network, ahead of a ban on e-waste disposal to landfil... more

  • Invasive Australian weed could benefit the mining industry
  • Owner’s engineer chosen for green hydrogen project in Spain
  • Landmark vehicle efficiency standard to reduce fuel use
  • More funding to boost e-waste projects in Western Australia
Local resources important for transition to net zero

Local resources important for transition to net zero

With the development of the Capacity Investment Scheme, Weld Australia has released a statement urging the federal and state governments to enact local content procurement policies. Weld Australia says the policies must ensure that 60 per cent of fabricated steel used in renewable energy projects is produced in Australia by local welders. The federal government's Capacity Investment Scheme presents a critical opportunity to bolster local economic participation in the renewable energy transition. When it was first announced in December 2022, the federal government estimated that the scheme would drive ap... more
New inquiry into the transition to electric vehicles

New inquiry into the transition to electric vehicles

The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Climate Change, Energy, Environment and Water has commenced an inquiry into the transition to electric vehicles (EVs). Chair of the committee Tony Zappia MP said: “Australian motorists are increasingly choosing EVs when purchasing a new car. “The percentage of EVs sold is growing every year, moving to 7.2 per cent of all new cars sold in 2023 up from less than 3 per cent in 2022. “The inquiry will consider the necessary resources, systems and infrastructure for this transition and the impacts of moving away from traditional vehicles.” Th... more
New research centre in Norway to advance research on environmental pollutants

New centre in Norway to advance research on environmental pollutants

Norwegian producer of chemical reference materials headquartered in Trondheim — Chiron AS — has established a state-of-the-art research centre dedicated to the enhanced surveillance of environmental pollutants. Chiron AS Founder Jon Eigill Johansen said: “Through cutting-edge research and collaboration, we aim to support our mission to protect humans from undesired chemical exposure.” The development is supported by an estimated 40 million NOK investment and offers a 360-degree view of the Trondheim fjord. The newly inaugurated research facility is also equipped to address the most challenging p... more
Six shortlisted for $2 billion Hydrogen Headstart funding

Six shortlisted for $2 billion Hydrogen Headstart funding

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced that six applicants have been shortlisted and invited to submit a full application in the next stage of the $2 billion Hydrogen Headstart Program. Together, these applicants represent a total electrolyser capacity of over 3.5 GW across various end uses, placing them amongst the largest renewable hydrogen projects in the world. These applicants are developing projects that involve deploying large-scale electrolysers of at least 50 MW in size, making a significant and faster impact on implementing a new renewable hydrogen industry. The s... more
Woodside-SK ES collaboration spells lower-carbon hydrogen value chain

Woodside-SK ES collaboration spells lower-carbon hydrogen value chain

Woodside has signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with South Korea’s SK E&S Co. Ltd. (SK E&S) to enable studies on the potential development of a lower-carbon hydrogen value chain, including hydrogen, ammonia and other related products. Under the MoU, Woodside and SK E&S plan to jointly explore opportunities relating to long-term ammonia and hydrogen offtake arrangements, equity participation in ammonia and hydrogen production projects, and project engineering supply opportunities. Both parties will also consider existing and proposed government policies of South Korea and A... more
Ammonia and methanol to lead decarbonisation in petrochemical sector, says GlobalData

Ammonia and methanol to help lower petrochemical emissions

Ammonia and methanol are key industrial chemicals with strong demand in agriculture, manufacturing, as well as construction sectors, and conventional ammonia and methanol production processes contribute to carbon emissions. As governments around the world are pursuing various decarbonisation strategies, it has become imperative to curb emissions from these processes. The evolution of low-carbon hydrogen, a critical feedstock for both ammonia and methanol, can help in decarbonising these chemicals, says GlobalData. GlobalData’s Ammonia and Methanol in Energy Transition report provides an overview of de... more
Nickel Industries unveils net zero target at global summit

Nickel Industries unveils net zero target at global summit

Indonesian mining operations company Nickel Industries announced at the World Climate Action Summit in the UAE that the company is working to achieve a 50 per cent reduction in carbon intensity by 2035 and net zero emissions by 2050. Nickel Industries Managing Director Justin Werner said the company was proudly taking a leadership role in advancing the sustainability of Indonesia’s nickel industry. “Nickel Industries is committed to reducing its carbon footprint and developing products essential for the global energy transition and the sustainability of our operating environment,” said Werner. The... more