Western Australia in prime position to lead battery manufacturing

Research carried out by the Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia shows that battery manufacture in WA is technically and commercially feasible. Western Australia produces 9 of the 10 mineral elements required to make batteries, including nickel, lithium and cobalt, and expertise in mineral processing. Currently Australia exports all its battery minerals, worth about $1.2 […]

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Lithium: The Rock Star Resource

From electric cars to house battery systems, lithium is the world’s rock star resource.

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Massive mining machines of the world: The RK 5000

Made in 1983, in what was then Československá, the RK 5000 bucket chain excavator is an enormous machine requiring six people to operate it. Weighing more than 5,000,000kg, this machine was built to dig, shifting 4450 m3 of overburden per hour. The RK5000 differs slightly to other bucket excavators in that rather than moving along […]

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Automation pilot takes off

Pannawonica Primary School were just one of 26 primary schools in the Pilbara who this past term have been taught robotics, coding and automation skills as part of the rollout of the Resources Challenges: Automation Pilot. Year 5 and 6 students across the region learnt how to code their robots which represented either autonomous haul […]

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Oil Change

How does a heavy duty diesel mechanic change 250 litres of oil? Watch this video to find out.

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From rocks to rubber, how silicon is made

Modern life would be very different without silicon.

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Automation for a new generation

Robotics, coding, and automation are just a few of the skills that Year 5 and 6 students will be taught under an Australia-first pilot program to be rolled out in the Pilbara in February 2020. The Digital Technologies pilot was officially launched by Premier Hon Mark McGowan MLA, Minister for Education and Training, Hon Sue […]

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From Science Fiction to Reality

Sci-fi has always influenced future tech, but it needs the resources industry to make it a reality.

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The Story of Sherlock and Willow

Meet Sherlock and Willow, two of the newest team members at Woodside Energy.

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Apple is Turning Aluminium Green

When Apple, Alcoa and Rio Tinto join forces, what do you get? Technology that changes the way the world looks at aluminium.

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