Fortescue in world first use of ammonia as a marine fuel

Fortescue has become the first to demonstrate the use of ammonia, in combination with diesel in the combustion process, as a marine fuel. The demonstration, in the Port of Singapore, was achieved by the Singapore-flagged ammonia-powered vessel, the Fortescue Green Pioneer (pictured). Working with the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), government agencies, research…

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Best of the week — the five most popular stories among readers, March 11 – 15, 2024

What were the five biggest stories of the week? Here’s what visitors to this site were reading. 5) DroneShield awarded $4.3 million order from unnamed US government customer Drone detection and countermeasure company DroneShield has announced a repeat order of $4.3 million from an undisclosed US government customer. According to a statement to the ASX…

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Element 25 progresses battery precursor project

Manganese miner Element 25 has progressed its plans to construct a high-purity manganese sulphate (HPMSM) refinery in Louisiana USA to supply domestic HPMSM to the US electric vehicle battery industry. Basic engineering packages for sections of the plant which will produce pre-cathode material via a proprietary hydrometallurgical process are being generated by equipment vendors and…

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BlueScope Australian steel components for tracking solar system

BlueScope Steel’s Orrcon Steel subsidiary will manufacture components for Nextracker solar trackers under an agreement announced today which will see the first local steel used in ACCIONA Energia’s 480MWp Aldoga Solar Farm to be built near Gladstone. The components for Nextracker’s smart solar tracker used on distributed generation and utility-scale solar farms will be produced…

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Canberra loan backs Nolans rare earths project

The federal government has provided debt financing to the massive Nolans rare earths project, 135 kilometres from Alice Springs in the Northern Territory. Arafura Rare Earths announced that the federal government would provide conditions debt finance of US$533 million to catalyse the project’s remaining debt raising. As reported in @AuManufacturing, Arafura is advancing enabling works…

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Ausco Modular’s Shenton College building scheduled for Term 3 completion

Continuing a recent string of modular construction-related announcements by state governments, Western Australia’s premier has visited a facility under construction at Shenton College. According to a statement from the WA government on Thursday, premier Roger Cook and education minister Dr Tony Buti inspected the $15 million double-storey building, manufactured at Kwinana by Ausco Modular workers. …

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