Rio Tinto and ARENA to study using hydrogen to reduce carbon emissions in alumina refining

Rio Tinto has partnered with the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to study whether hydrogen can replace natural gas in alumina refineries to reduce emissions.

Rio Tinto will conduct a $1.2 million feasibility study, equally funded with ARENA through a $580,000 grant, into using clean hydrogen to replace natural gas in the calcination process of refining at the Yarwun aumina refinery in Gladstone.

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ASX Rare Earths Stocks

Rare earths are a group of commodities that Australia has done well to corner the market on, not because of a monopoly on resources (indeed Australia only accounts for 3 percent of global reserves), but because it was ahead of the curve when it comes to investment.

The story of rare earths in Australia — the modern success story at least — has its roots in a 2010 trade dispute between Japan and China, when China throttled exports of rare earths to Japan as retribution for a fisheries clash.

Long story short, Japan found itself looking to diversify its rare earths import partners. Up until then it had been beholden to the whims of its larger neighbour, which at the time accounted for over 93 percent of rare earths output.

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Phase 2 Drilling Progress Update – Clarification Announcement

European Lithium Limited (ASX: EUR, FRA: PF8,) (European Lithium or the Company) wishes to provide a clarification to its announcements released on 3 June 2021 and 10 June 2021 in relation in relation to the Phase 2 resource extension drilling program at the Wolfsberg Lithium Project (Wolfsberg or Project).


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Galena Makes Final Investment Decision for Abra

GALENA MINING LTD. (ASX:G1A) announces that Abra Mining Pty Limited ("AMPL"), the joint-venture company for the Abra Base Metals Project ("Abra" or the "Project") has made the final investment decision ("FID") to complete the full development of Abra, with first production of its high-value, high-grade lead-silver concentrate scheduled for the first quarter of 2023 calendar year. The FID decision has been made following the satisfaction of key conditions to draw in excess of US$30 million under the Taurus Debt Facilities.


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Hastings Technology Metals Ltd Stand-Out Simon’s Find Metallurgical Test Results

Perth, Australia (ABN Newswire) – Australia's next rare earths producer Hastings Technology Metals Ltd (ASX:HAS) is pleased to announce stand-out results from metallurgical test work carried out on drilling samples from Simon's Find, one of the key deposits that make up the Yangibana Rare Earths Project (Yangibana) in Western Australia's Gascoyne region.

The test work carried out at Simon's Find is a key milestone in the Company's finalisation of its updated Ore Reserves and mine scheduling that will underpin Yangibana's development.

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Australia’s 5 Most Valuable Mineral Exports

Australia’s economy is largely based on its natural resources, with the minerals sector making the greatest contribution to the nation’s exports.

Four of Australia’s states and territories rank in the top 20 mining jurisdictions in the world, according to the Fraser Institute’s latest annual survey of mining companies: Western Australia (fourth), Southern Australia (seventh), Queensland (16th) and the Northern Territory (19th).

These mining jurisdictions demonstrate a high level of investment attractiveness mainly due to their mineral-rich geology, solid infrastructure, stellar economic environment and government support for the resources industry at both the federal and state level.

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