Idemitsu Australia Resources (IAR) and AGL announced the preliminary phase of the feasibility study for the proposed 250MW Bells Mountain pumped hydro project at Muswellbrook is nearing completion. The companies commenced an engineering study two years ago following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to assess the feasibility, cost and planning requirements of the…

Idemitsu Australia Resources has launched a biomass trial at its Ensham coal mine near Emerald, which will see crops grown at the site harvested and turned into pellets to fuel Japanese power stations. The project is trialling different crops for commercial pelletisation, in line with the company’s ongoing commitment to expand its renewable energy activities….

Idemitsu Australia Resources (IAR) today announced its support for the Salvation Army Disaster Appeal and encouraged other corporations to continue to generously support those affected by the 2019-2020 Bushfire Crisis. Chief Executive Officer Steve Kovac said Idemitsu expressed its admiration for the individuals, organisations and corporations in Australia which had opened their hearts and wallets in recent…

Protecting the local environment Ensham is currently progressing an Environmental Authority amendment application with the Queensland Government’s Department of Environment and Science (DES). The application submits our plan for post-mining rehabilitation as required under the conditions of the Ensham Environmental Authority. Under our plan almost 85% or 4,400 hectares of rehabilitated mined areas will be…

    Idemitsu Australia Resources (IAR) Managing Director Naoki Kawamoto has praised the hardworking staff at the Boggabri Coal Mine for their strong commitment to community engagement, following the success of an audio-visual project supported by the Boggabri Environment and Community team. Idemitsu Australia Resources subsidiary Boggabri Coal produced a documentary titled The Kamilaroi to…