World-first Magnesium plant one step closer to Latrobe Valley

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A world-first magnesium plant is one step closer to being built in the Latrobe Valley.

Energy Australia has signed a memorandum of understanding to supply fly ash from Yallourn Power Station.

If the proposal goes ahead, it will be a world-first in developing a magnesium production facility from brown coal fly ash, and will have potential produce 3,000 tonnes of magnesium per year.

Research shows magnesium has the best strength to weight ratio of all common metals, and it’s use is growing in manufacturing car parts, computers, mobile phones and power tools.

The proposal involves testing of Yallourn’s fly ash. Results should be in by the end of February.


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