Keep up to date with what is happening in the world surrounding the minerals and energy sector.
Posted on 07 Jan 2020
From mobile phones and wireless headphones, to electric cars and house battery systems, Lithium has been in the headlines for a number of years as the future of energy storage through batteries. But what exactly is lithium? How does it make a battery work? And what does the future look like for those who supply … Continued
Posted on 04 Dec 2019
A 23MW hybrid generation project developed by EDL at the Agnew gold mine has commenced operations, integrating solar into a gas and diesel micro-grid that will eventually add wind and solar in the first of its type project for a mine. Read more here
Posted on 11 Nov 2019
CSIRO engineers have developed a world first “flameproof” 3D laser scanning device that can “see things our eyes cannot”. ExScan is set to revolutionise the industry, allowing miners to leave the coal face and manage longwall operations remotely from a control centre above ground. To read the full article, click here
Posted on 11 Oct 2019
A great dynamic chart showing monthly global oil production (thousands of barrels per day) by country from January 1965 to December 2017. To read the full article, click here
Posted on 06 Sep 2019
CSIRO developed Data Mosaic – a software tool automates the interpretation of different rock types in drillcore to enable rapid and reliable geological logging. The result is faster logging and more accurate 3D geological models. Read the full article here.
Posted on 29 Aug 2019
It’s estimated that there are more than 10 million metres of drillcore samples in vast warehouses around Australia, crammed with invaluable information for government, industry and researchers. A virtual library can facilitate access to all this knowledge. How do you fit the 10 million metres of information into open-access online resource? Read the full article … Continued
Posted on 01 Jul 2019
Update to our recent post about Fungi found in WA containing Gold: Last week in Bendigo a family stumbled across a rare gold nugget worth $35,000. Where did the nugget come from? A gold-coated fungi near Boddington in Western Australia. Read the full article here.
Posted on 13 Jun 2019
New technology SAMMI the Robot is being used to monitor and test the quality of water in SEQ. Powered by the sun, SAMMI spends its days conducting quality monitoring throughout difficult to access locations. This cutting edge technology has made testing the water in SEQ safer, quicker, and more easily accessible for difficult-to-reach locations. Read … Continued