A $50,000 Federal Government grant to Lithium Australia will assist with laboratory scale optimisation being carried out by ANSTO Minerals.
Students in their second last year of chemical engineering, industrial chemistry or chemistry degrees invited to apply for paid internships.
ANSTO Minerals presented two papers at the ALTA Nickel-Cobalt-Copper, Uranium-REE and Gold-PM Conference and Exhibition held in Perth from 21 -28 May 2016.
The AusIMM International Uranium Conference offers outstanding keynote speakers and highly experienced industry experts, covering all areas of the sector including exploration, development, production, environmental, health and safety and political aspects. ANSTO Minerals will be presenting three papers at the event.
ANSTO Minerals has recently commenced a hydrometallurgical pilot plant project with Peak Resources who are a Perth-based company developing the Ngualla rare earth project in Tanzania.
Boss Resources Ltd has appointed ANSTO Minerals to undertake a new testwork program to further investigate the uses of two specific resins and to provide data for process design purposes.
Resource technology company Lithium Australia has received a federal grant to help commercialise its extraction process to take advantage of the boom in lithium batteries. Lithium Australia NL and ANSTO Minerals will focus on the application of the Sileach process which is designed to recover lithium without using an expensive roasting step.
As a result of successful optimisation testwork, Peak Resources has commissioned ANSTO Minerals to operate a pilot plant to validate the optimised “Alkali Roast” process flowsheet selected by Peak for the Bankable Feasibility Study. The study is expected to be completed by early 2017.
ANSTO Minerals was invited to share expertise on normally occurring radioactive minerals (NORMs) at an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Interregional workshop with the Malaysian Ministry of Science,Technology and Innovation (MOSTI).