Recipient Project Amount
Australian Energy Storage Solutions Pty Ltd A pilot to set up Australia’s first Precursor Cathode Active Material manufacturing plant in Kwinana in WA. The plant will enable Australia to seize more of the battery value chain, while enabling the direct sale of this high value added critical mineral product to manufacturers in the EU and India. $5,463,398
Australian Strategic Materials Ltd The Dubbo Project, a mining, separation and refining, and production facility for critical minerals including neodymium, praseodymium, dysprosium, terbium, zirconium, niobium, and hafnium. The project will enable ASM to complete engineering and design works associated with the facilities. $6,500,000
IGO Ltd The Integrated Battery Material Facility at Kwinana in WA, which will produce high value nickel-cobalt-manganese precursor cathode active material. The grant will enable IGO to complete piloting, metallurgical test work, a demonstration phase feasibility study, a by-product optimisation study and detailed engineering for the development of an Australian-first integrated downstream nickel-cobalt refinery in WA. $4,600,000
Clareville Pty Limited Testing and scale up on its novel flotation separation additive which increases recovery of key critical minerals, such as lithium, cobalt and vanadium, by 50% - with no increase in carbon emissions or environmental impacts. $1,953,225
Tungsten Metals Group Pty Ltd The production of ferrotungsten powders for advanced manufacturing for aerospace, medical, energy and defence products. There are currently no metal powder producers for ferrotungsten, so this would be a world-first facility. $1,154,000
Magnium Australia Pty Ltd To commercialise CSIRO-patented technology for clean extraction of magnesium metal, and a Magnesium Refinery Pilot Plant in Collie, WA. $6,250,000
Queensland Pacific Metals Limited The engineering and design for phase 1 of a full-scale refinery for its Townsville Energy Chemicals Hub. QPM will use the grant funding to support its front end engineering and design work. The project is focused on cobalt and HPA, bolstering Australia’s global stance as a lead manufacturer in battery chemicals. $5,000,000
EcoGraf Limited A graphite qualification facility at Lucas Heights in New South Wales. EcoGraf will use the facility to demonstrate its sustainable hydrofluoric acid-free graphite refining process. $2,900,605
International Graphite Limited The International Graphite WA Mine to Market Battery Graphite Materials Project. The project is focused on processing graphite from concentrate to battery anode material for use in low emissions technology applications such as batteries. $4,700,000
Evolution Mining Limited To support plans to retrieve cobalt from mine waste by treating tailings from Ernest Henry Operations. $2,234,965
High Purity Quartz Ltd A pre-feasibility study for a project to build a solar PV grade quartz sand processing facility and a silicon metal production facility to establish solar PV cell manufacturing in Townsville, QLD. $1,210,500
Northern Minerals Limited The Browns Range Heavy Rare Earths Project at Halls creek in WA. The Project will produce a Rare Earth Oxide Concentrate for sale to Northern Minerals’ offtake partner, Iluka Resources. $5,910,307
Tungsten Mining NL Test work for its Mount Mulgine Tungsten Project in WA. Key project activities include a study to investigate the potential downstream production of Ammonium paratungstate, an important raw material for most tungsten products used in manufacturing, aerospace and defence. $1,000,000

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