Cobalt Blue videos
Cobalt Blue’s Publishes 3rd Annual Sustainability Report
In January 2019, the Cobalt Institute launched the Cobalt Industry Responsible Assessment Framework (CIRAF) and this is Cobalt Blue’s third annual report against the framework – Cobalt Blue Holdings Ltd. Sustainability Self Assessment and Roadmap (2023/24)
Bulk Mixed Hydroxide Precipitate (MHP) Produced
Successful operations continue at the Broken Hill Cobalt Project (BHCP) Demonstration Plant that provide data and supporting studies for the Definitive Feasibility Study (DFS). In recent weeks, our operators have produced over 100kg of Mixed Hydroxide Precipitate (MHP). These samples will be used in engineering studies needed to evaluate and specify equipment for the BHCP processing facility and for international evaluation as part of our partner program.
Cobalt Blue visits Japan – furthering Kwinana Cobalt Refinery and Broken Hill Cobalt Project Cooperation (Aug. - Sept. 2023)
Closing on the delivery of feasibility studies for the Kwinana Cobalt Refinery and Broken Hill Cobalt Project, Cobalt Blue is finalising funding assistance and offtake partnerships. Discussions held included strategic commercial alignments aimed at supplying critical minerals to fast-growing US and EU Electric Vehicle (EV) markets.
ABC Radio Interview: Cobalt Blue Holdings Investment Relations/Commercial Manager discusses the ‘big picture’ for cobalt demand globally and the local perspective of the Broken Hill Cobalt Project.
In this interview with Andrew Schmidt on ABC Radio in Broken Hill, Joel Crane provides information on the global outlook for cobalt and the influence of international legislation. The strategy being deployed by Cobalt Blue is also discussed, covering the Broken Hill Cobalt Project and more recently announced Kwinana Cobalt Refinery in Western Australia.
Mining Careers On Show at the Broken Hill Careers Expo
Engagement with the Broken Hill community is fundamental to Cobalt Blue’s business strategy. Our attendance again this year at the Regional Development Australia Far West NSW - 2023 Broken Hill Careers Expo aimed at inspiring students to take another look at mining as a viable and sustainable career option.
WEBINAR recording: Strategy, Demonstration Plant and Refinery Development Program
In this webinar, Joe Kaderavek (CEO), Dr Andrew Tong (Executive Manager) and Joel Crane (Investor Relations/Commercial Manager) provide an update on the WA Refinery Strategy, Definitive Feasibility Study, and the recently launched Refinery Development Program – as well as answer questions submitted by shareholders.
COB Quarterly Activities Report - June 2023
We are pleased to publish our June 2023 Quarterly Activities Report. See inside for a detailed update on all three of our building block strategies (The Broken Hill Cobalt Project, Kwinana Cobalt Refinery Project and Cobalt in Waste Streams Projects). An update on the trends in the global cobalt is also featured.
Flin Flon Tailings Testwork Agreement with Hudbay Minerals Inc.
Cobalt Blue Holdings Limited (“COB”) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a testwork co-operation agreement with Hudbay Minerals Inc. with respect to Hudbay’s wholly-owned Flin Flon tailings storage facility located in the Province of Manitoba, Canada.
Cobalt Blue Board Re-Visit Broken Hill, May 2023
In May 2023, the Cobalt Blue Board of Directors made their regular visit to Broken Hill to view the progress being made on-site at the Broken Hill Cobalt Project. Each year, while in Broken Hill, the Board meets with industry and community leaders in conjunction with the Community Open Day, which was held on 25th May this year
Cobalt Blue Holdings (COB) hosts a morning tea for charity Beyond Blue
Employees of COB and the Broken Hill Cobalt Project (BHCP) joined forces to host a morning tea in May to raise awareness of mental health in the workplace. The chosen charity was Beyond Blue who offer free mental health support services Australia wide.
Broken Hill Community Open Day, 25th May 2023
We welcomed the local community through the gates of the Demonstration Plant in Broken Hill again this year. This is the third year running for this on-site event, which enables the community to meet our Board, senior executives, and members of our operational, administrative, and technical teams.
WEBINAR recording: Cobalt Blue WA Refinery Strategy and Definitive Feasibility Study Update
In this webinar, Joe Kaderavek (CEO), Dr Andrew Tong (Executive Manager) and Joel Crane (Investor Relations/Commercial Manager) provide an update on the WA Refinery Strategy, Definitive Feasibility Study, and answer questions submitted by shareholders.
Family Fun at the Broken Hill Science Fair for Curious Minds
The Broken Hill Cobalt Project is pleased to have joined other local organisations in supporting the inaugural Broken Hill Science Fair, which aimed to affirm the natural curiosity that children have about the world around them and encourage them to further explore science and technology.
COB - CEO's Letter to Shareholders
Cobalt Blue Holdings Ltd (ASX:COB) is pleased to announce the release of the CEO’s Letter to Shareholders. The letter provides an overview of COB’s strategy amid the global critical minerals backdrop. COB recently issued guidance on the progress of our Broken Hill Cobalt Project (BHCP), proposed Cobalt Refinery and Cobalt in Waste Streams projects. This letter details how all the pieces fit together.
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Update
Broken Hill Cobalt Project (BHCP) is currently preparing the EIS, which will assess the environmental, social and economic implications of the Project. The EIS will be submitted to the Department of Planning and Environment in Q4 2023 for determination of State Significant Development Approval.
Supporting the RFDS Women’s Auxiliary
The Royal Flying Doctor’s Service Women’s Auxiliary works tirelessly in Broken Hill and the region to support important causes that address community need. The Broken Hill Cobalt Project is pleased to support their fundraising efforts again this year, with a donation towards this year’s Ball.
WEBINAR recording: Definitive Feasibility Study update - 29 March 2023
In this webinar, Joe Kaderavek (CEO), Joel Crane (Investor Relations/Commercial Manager) and Andrew Tong (Executive Manager) provide an update on the Definitive Feasibility Study at the Broken Hill Cobalt Project, and answer questions submitted by shareholders.
COB Quarterly Activities Report - December 2022
We are very pleased to publish our December 2022 Quarterly Activities Report. See inside for a detailed update on the Broken Hill Cobalt Project Demonstration Plant and the status of the Feasibility Study. A discussion on the current state of the global cobalt market is also featured.
Introducing the Broken Hill Cobalt Project
Cobalt Blue is undertaking exploration and development programs on the Broken Hill Cobalt Project (BHCP). The BHCP is located 23 km west of Broken Hill, with railway line passing through the project area, and consists of four granted tenements with total area of 63km2.
Christmas arrives in Broken Hill, December 2022
Broken Hill Cobalt Project staff and families caught the Christmas spirit this year, participating in the annual Christmas Pageant on Saturday, 3rd December 2022. The Christmas Pageant and associated festivities are highlights of the Broken Hill community calendar, with the event bringing people of all ages into the historic CBD to welcome Christmas and Santa Claus to town.
Mining.com.au: Cobalt Blue Demonstration Plant shows offtake partners it has the right stuff
This mining.com.au article featured the Broken Hill Cobalt Project and its contribution to the ‘Energy Transition’, stating that Cobalt Blue has emerged on the radar of key end users looking to secure responsibly sourced cobalt supply.
Foundation Broken Hill Visits the Demonstration Plant
The Broken Hill Cobalt Project has engaged in a very positive, ongoing relationship with Foundation Broken Hill over recent years, with a common view to maximise community benefit arising from the Project. In October 2022, several Foundation Broken Hill representatives were taken on a tour of the Demonstration Plant at Pyrite Hill to experience first-hand the progress being achieved on-site.
Cobalt Blue Joins Australian Critical Minerals Delegation to the Republic of Korea, October 2022
Cobalt Blue again participated in the Australian Critical Minerals Delegation to the Republic of Korea, with this visit held on 11-14 October 2022. The Delegation was led by Senator the Hon Don Farrell (Australian Minister for Trade and Tourism) and his counterpart, Minister Lee (Korean Minister for Trade, Energy and Industry).
Roy Butler MP Visits Pyrite Hill, October 2022
Roy Butler is the Member for Barwon, a vast north-west rural electorate of 356,292 square kilometres and the state's largest, covering 44.5% of New South Wales. In October 2022, he returned for a visit to the Broken Hill Cobalt Project Demonstration Plant, this time touring Pyrite Hill with our Demonstration Plant Manager, Adam Randall.
WEBINAR recording: Cobalt Blue Holdings Ltd. and Rho Motion discuss cobalt market developments and the outlook for NCM battery cathodes.
Cobalt Blue’s Investor Relations Manager, Joel Crane, and Rho Motion's Senior Research Analyst, William Roberts discuss cobalt market developments and the outlook for NCM battery cathodes.
Cobalt Blue Holdings Ltd (ASX: COB) publishes its 2022 Annual Report
The 2022 Financial Year saw a number of very important milestones, propelling Cobalt Blue Holdings Ltd from a mining explorer to a project developer. The 2022 Annual Report, and the accompanying short video, highlights those key achievements.
Demonstration Plant - Ore Extraction Completed
Commenting on recent events, Cobalt Blue’s Chief Executive Officer, Joe Kaderavek said: “Strong progress allowed us to extract further ore for better overall representativity. The completion of the mining, and now crushing, sets up Demonstration Plant operations in coming months”.
Mining.com.au: Cobalt Blue and Broken Hill - working together to take ethical cobalt to the world
This article by Adam Orlando for mining.com.au explores the relationship between the Broken Hill Cobalt Project and local community, in a collaboration that aims to take a much-needed supply of ethical cobalt direct to battery manufacturers.
Broken Hill Cobalt Project AFL Club of the Year
The Broken Hill Cobalt Project is pleased to announce support of AFL Broken Hill with the initiation of a Club of the Year prize, with sponsorship that aims to reward performance, pride, and commitment to developing the sport locally across junior, women and senior teams.
Platts Metals Daily: Cobalt Blue Involvement in WA Battery Metal Refining Hub
In this article by Platts Metals Daily, Cobalt Blue’s Investment Relations/Commercial Manager, Joel Crane, discusses the Company’s participation with other battery metal players in Australia to develop a battery metal refining hub in Western Australia.
Stockhead: We’ll need a monster cobalt mine every two years from 2025-26 or we’ll …um, run out
In this article (18th August 2022), Stockhead journalist, Reuben Adams, discusses the surge in cobalt demand and the critical need for supply side investment - proving to be perfect timing for the Broken Hill Cobalt Project.
Sowing the seeds in community: Cobalt Blue supports disability services in Broken Hill
Our Broken Hill Cobalt Project team have proudly donated the resources to build a new residential garden bed in association with Westhaven, a local agency that provides important disability services and support for people in need in Broken Hill.
SITE VISIT: EnviroKey visit the Broken Hill Cobalt Project (BHCP) for ecological surveys
Ecologists from EnviroKey were on site at the BHCP in July 2022 to undertake detailed ecological surveys within the proposed area of disturbance. This was their second fieldwork campaign following initial site investigations undertaken in March and April this year.
Broken Hill Cobalt Project - First batch of high grade pyrite concentrate
A major milestone has been achieved for the Broken Hill Cobalt Project with our first bag of concentrate produced at Pyrite Hill. Weighing in at 731.5kg, this concentrate will be dried and then transported to the Demonstration Plant in Broken Hill for processing to recover cobalt and elemental sulphur.
WEBINAR recording: Cobalt Blue Holdings Ltd. and Rho Motion discuss global battery trends and the impact on cobalt markets.
In this webinar, Joel Crane (Cobalt Blue’s Investor Relations/Commercial Manager) discusses global battery trends and the impact on cobalt markets with Rho Motion’s Managing Director, Adam Panayi.
COB: BHCP Analyst Site Visit 21 June 2022 - Presentation
Cobalt Blue hosted a site visit at the Broken Hill Cobalt Project that provided an update on the progress of the Demonstration Plant. Our guests were provided with a tour of the crushing and concentrator circuits and had the opportunity to walk ~80m into the underground decline. They were also guided through our processing plant and sulphate lab.
Cobalt Blue CEO presents at the Cobalt Institute Annual Conference, Switzerland
The CEO of Cobalt Blue, Joe Kaderavek, presented at the recent Cobalt Institute Annual Conference in Zurich, Switzerland. Held in May 2022, after a 2-year hiatus, the Conference took on the theme ‘Powering the Green Economy’ - looking at the role of cobalt in powering the Green Economy and ensuring a sustainable future.
Lights, camera, action! Broken Hill Cobalt Project goes to the movies
The Broken Hill Cobalt Project is proud to have continued sponsoring the AGL Perfect Light Film Festival (PLFF) in 2022. This event was held over 3 days from 8th – 10th April, with the local community treated to a feature film night, short film event, and workshops involving experts from the Australian film industry
Broken Hill positions itself at the centre of the battery universe: mining.com.au
In this feature article for mining.com.au, Jonathan Norris explores the role of the Broken Hill Cobalt Project in providing a “solution to the global battery market’s increasingly grim problem with ethical supply chain sourcing”.
VIDEO: Broken Hill Cobalt Project – Ethical Cobalt to Power A Sustainable World
According to the International Energy Agency, transportation accounts for 23% of energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. As part of the Global Energy Transition, Electric Vehicles (EVs) will play a major role in meeting global goals on climate change and reducing greenhouse gas. The Broken Hill Cobalt Project will produce enough cobalt to power more than 5 million EVs.
Cobalt Blue Webinar recording- Quarterly Business and Broken Hill Cobalt Project Update
In this webinar, Joe Kaderavek (Chief Executive Officer) and Joel Crane (Investor Relations/Commercial Manager) provide an update on the progress of the Broken Hill Cobalt Project and answer questions submitted by shareholders.
Broken Hill Cobalt Project features on Four Corners investigation into the new critical minerals mining boom.
Cobalt Blue has been highlighted by ABC Four Corners as a ‘key’ Australian project addressing the global demand for critical minerals. These minerals, cobalt among them, provide the technology needed for the world to ‘go green’. The Four Corners report investigates the new critical minerals mining boom and Australia’s role in meeting the surge in worldwide demand.
BHCP Demonstration Plant update
As part of our regular business and operation updates we’re providing photos and videos detailing the earthworks undertaken over the past several days as we step closer to commencement of the BHCP Demonstration Plant. As the construction advances in the coming weeks, investors can expect regular updates.
Cobalt Blue Webinar - Quarterly Business Update and Broken Hill Cobalt Project Update
Joe Kaderavek (Chief Executive Officer) and Dr Andrew Tong (Executive Manager, COB) provide an update to investors on the progress of the Broken Hill Cobalt Project and the transition from Pilot to Demonstration Plant. In this webinar, they also answer questions submitted by shareholders.
Cobalt Blue: Joint research project investigates cobalt extraction from mine tailings in Queensland
Electric Vehicles could one day be powered from the waste of North West Queensland copper mines as part of a new joint research project involving the Queensland government, University of Queensland and Cobalt Blue Holdings Ltd.
Media Release: Cobalt Blue Attends Landmark Meeting with Korean President to Discuss Ethical Supply of Cobalt
Cobalt Blue Holdings Limited (ASX:COB) participated in a critical minerals supply chain discussion with Korean President Moon Jae In and other senior Korean government officials, with a view to supplying ethical cobalt to Korea from its Broken Hill Cobalt Project.