Epuron

Epuron Pty Ltd is a renewable energy development company which has been working on wind farm projects for a number of years and has a keen interest in solar energy, says Donna Bolton, project manager for an interesting project now nearing completion in Northern Territory.

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Australia Minerals and Mining Group

Australia Minerals and Mining Group (AMMG) is an exploration company that has a keen interest in a variety of bulk commodities and is focused very much on the ever-growing Chinese market. As managing director Ric Dawson explained, current commodities are iron ore and “a new product, which has been around for a long time: kaolin.” In fact, we spoke only a few days after an announcement (please see sidebar) of a rather exciting development for AMMG in the form of a tie-up with a Chinese company to produce alumina from the kaolin, of which the company has more than 150 million tonnes.

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Buxton Resources

Zanthus can be described as a strange place. Located approximately 211 km east of Kalgoorlie in Western Australia, Zanthus is not a town; it is an outpost on the Trans Australia Railway line. The name Zanthus is derived from the scientific name of the state’s floral emblem the Kangaroo Paw (Angiozanthos Flavidus). A wrecked train carriage left lying on the red soil is a vivid reminder of an accident that happened back in 1999. In the late 60’s, two pilots reported spotting a UFO in the area. Buxton Resources has found something far more down to earth than UFOs in Zanthus that’s no accident; it has struck magnetite and lots of it!

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Capricorn Sandstone

Australia is getting smaller, due to Capricorn Sandstone. At the same time, China is not only getting bigger but more beautiful, with timeless Australian sandstone adorning the upmarket villas rising in the swankier suburbs of Shanghai, Beijing and other major cities.

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Energy Matters

Energy Matters is a leading supplier and installer of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels. It’s a young company and was formed after three friends sat around a kitchen table. One was working in solar energy, another was working with computers/websites and the other was in banking/finance. They were all unhappy with their current jobs and hopeful their combined strengths would lead them to something better.

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Hepburn Wind

Across Australia, small communities are well-known for their collective efforts. Many rural areas function as democratic co-operatives, where all votes count and input is welcomed. It was in this spirit of local cooperation that Australia’s first community-owned wind farm was born.

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Port Hedland Port Authority

The Port Hedland Port Authority is a very real measure of the sheer scale of the minerals and resources “boom” taking place in Australia. The world’s largest bulk export port is currently working through a development plan to more than double its capacity.

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Powersmart Solar

Australia, with its hot, dry climate and sun-drenched expanses, is an ideal location for optimal solar power production. In winter months, most of the country boasts in excess of 4 kWh per square metre per day of insolation, with one northern region exceeding 6 kWh a day – greatly exceeding the average values in Europe, Russia and most of North America. Regrettably, full advantage has not been taken of this potential for solar energy production.

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Sondex Australia

The subjects of heat transfer and plate heat exchangers are both highly technical and rather dry topics. But when you talk to Steve Hillman, business development manager for Sondex Australia, it suddenly sounds very much a ‘people’ business. Sondex Australia is the Australian division of Sondex A/S, a Danish company which has been a leader in the highly specialised plate heat exchanger market since 1984. The company’s increasing presence is felt across the world with a network of sister companies located in major cities in the US, UAE, Romania, France, Poland, Netherlands, Italy and Germany, with more countries coming on line each year and a network of manufacturing plants, offices and agents now in over 30 countries.

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Sun-Earth

Sun-Earth Solar Power Co. Ltd has over 40 years of experience within the solar industry. Formally known as Ningbo Solar Electric Power Co. Ltd, the company is headquartered at the Hi-tech Zone, Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, China, in a state-of-the-art facility covering an area of 646,000 square meters. As one of world’s most prominent photovoltaic (PV) enterprises, Sun-Earth engages in every level of the supply chain for solar power systems.

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Strategic Resources

There are 17 classified rare earth elements, many of which have strategic purposes. Rare in name only, these elements are anything but scarce as they are found all over the world. The challenge rare earth elements pose is during extraction, as they exist in low concentrations and are difficult to separate from one another.

August 20, 2017, 10:18 AM AEST