Tapping into uranium’s future potential

Tapping into uranium’s future potential

As a vital commodity for countries that use nuclear power, Australia’s next wave of uranium miners are hoping to launch themselves into the export market to capitalise on the potential of a revival in prices.

Australia has the largest uranium resource in the world at 1.174 million tonnes or 34 per cent of the global total.

While it is the third largest producer of the commodity, there are currently only three active uranium mines in Australia as 2021 begins.

The fuel for nuclear power reactors, uranium is a cleaner source of power compared with fossil fuels such as coal and oil.According to the World Nuclear Association, the energy density of uranium means that one kilogram of the commodity is the power equivalent to one tonne of coal, with nuclear power contributing to 10.5 per cent of the world’s electricity.Australia, however, is the only G20 country with a federal government ban on […]

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