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Esmarie Iannucci


Esmarie Iannucci is Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor: Australasia for Mining Weekly.


Received BTech degree in Journalism from the Tshwane University of Technology

Major funding boost to three hydrogen projects

6th May 2021 The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) this week announced the conditional approval of a A$103.3-million investment towards three commercial-scale renewable hydrogen projects, as part of its Renewable Hydrogen Deployment Funding Round. ARENA has increased its original hydrogen funding... 

Orion Minerals extends repayment debt to AASMF loan

4th May 2021 Copper developer Orion Minerals has struck a deal with South African institutional investor Anglo American sefa Mining Fund (AASMF) to extend the terms of its R14.25-million loan facility from the end of April this year until the end of October. The original loan agreement was entered into in... 

Strike spin-out raises A$9m

4th May 2021 ASX-listed Strike Resources on Tuesday announced that the demerged Lithium Energy had raised A$9-million in its initial public offering (IPO). Strike in March this year announced plans to spin out its lithium and graphite assets through listing its subsidiary Lithium Energy on the ASX. At... 

Neometals forges ahead with vanadium recovery plans

4th May 2021 A preliminary feasibility study (PFS) by ASX-listed Neometals into the recovery of high-purity vanadium pentoxide from high-grade vanadium-bearing steel-byproduct in Finland, has proven positive. Neometals in April of last year inked a collaboration agreement with Scandinavian mineral developer... 

Province narrows down location of hydrogen project

4th May 2021 Junior Province Resources has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Shire of Carnarvon, in the Gascoyne region of Western Australia, to collaborate on the potential development of a green hydrogen project. The MoU will focus on further investigating suitable areas for developing... 

Strandline pulls the trigger at Coburn

4th May 2021 Mineral sands developer Strandline Resources has taken a final investment decision on it’s a$338-million Coburn project, in Western Australia. Construction on the project will start immediately, and first production is scheduled for the second half of 2022. Construction is expected to create... 

Coronado launches major refinancing package

4th May 2021 Coal miner Coronado Global Resources on Tuesday launched a $100-million equity offer as part of its larger $550-million refinancing package to create financial flexibility. The ASX-listed company at the end of April announced the $550-million refinancing package, which also included a... 

Honeymoon fully permitted for a restart

4th May 2021 A review has confirmed that ASX-listed Boss Energy had all the required permits to restart uranium production at its Honeymoon project, in South Australia. The company on Tuesday reported that all federal and state permits required to mine, process, store, transport and export uranium from the... 

Ministers agree to pipeline reforms

4th May 2021 Australian Energy Ministers have agreed to a major package of reforms to natural gas pipeline regulation that are expected to reduce costs of transportation and delivered gas, improve access to pipelines, and facilitate more effective competition in the gas market. The reforms agreed through a... 

AGL abandons LNG import plans

4th May 2021 Energy provider AGL Energy has pulled the plug on its proposed A$130-million Crib Point liquefied natural gas (LNG) import project, after the Independent Advisory Committee (IAC) and the Victorian Planning Minister found that the project would have unacceptable environmental effects. AGL had... 


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