Ute-beauty! New wave of electric vehicles to hit WA mine sites 

A new wave of electric-powered mining utes is poised to be rolled out on WA mine sites within the next two months.

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‘A robot to clean my room’: WA kids get a head start on skills of the future

Manjimup Primary School is the first of a number across the South West to introduce a new digital technologies program aimed at providing a grounding in the skills needed for the jobs of tomorrow.

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Ken Brinsden

The Drilldown: how Ken went back to his Kalgoorlie roots and then kicked on

We caught up with Pilbara Minerals boss Ken Brinsden to talk about his start in mining, why he joined the emerging lithium and tantalum producer and the exciting outlook for WA's battery sector.

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The electric ute being trialled by BHP

BHP takes first steps towards ‘electric ute’ transition in WA

BHP will become the latest WA miner to trial an ‘electric ute’ after announcing a new collaboration with Toyota.

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Battery materials being recycled to fertilise wheat

How recycled batteries could help WA crops flourish

The disposal of spent batteries is a vexing issue around the world. But an innovative trial in WA could help give them a second life.

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Bortana EV

Meet the battery-powered 4WD that could change the Australian mining scene

As a mining engineer, Steve Durkin always wanted to know why things were done the way they were done. His latest innovation could be about to significantly change staus quo.

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Electric car

How lithium could power WA into the future

Chances are you’ve heard of lithium and what it could eventually mean to WA’s economic future.   Soft enough to be cut with a kitchen knife and so low in density that it floats on water, lithium is also capable of storing exceptional amounts of power compared to its physical size – which is why rechargeable lithium-ion batteries power not only our smartphones and laptops but also the electric […]

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