12 December 2014 Progress Update & Invitation To AGM

Shareholders are invited to attend next week’s AGM to receive an update on progress and hear about the outlook for Direct Nickel.

DNi has proven the technical efficiency and potential economic advantages of the DNi Process in a locked cycle demonstration plant that employs the full process flow sheet. At the same time, it has established partnership with Indonesia’s most prominent nickel company, 65% government-owned PT ANTAM. In a joint venture with PT ANTAM, where it has a dedicated site for the first DNi Process Plant and has commenced a feasibility study for the Project.

A recent presentation is made that outlines the Company’s current offering. In the short term, the Company is offering qualified investors a placement of around 10% of Direct Nickel on attractive terms and an opportunity to contribute to the exciting future of the Company.

121214 ASX Announcement AGM

14 October 2014 Direct Nickel a finalist in the Australian Innovation Challenge

As an acknowledgement of a significant team effort over many years, DNi finds itself nominated for an award in the Australian Innovation Challenge.

The Australian Innovation Challenge awards are run by The Australian newspaper in association with Shell with the support of the federal Department of Industry. A panel of eminent Australians is judging the awards in five professional categories, with this year’s winners to be announced on 29 Nov 2014.

Direct Nickel’s selection as a finalist recognises the technological innovation of the DNi Process, an atmospheric hydrometallurgical process able to treat most nickel laterite ores to produce a number of final saleable products. The nomination also follows the completion of its successful Nickel Production Demonstration Program earlier this year DNi built and operated a one tonne per day Test Plant at the CSIRO’s Australian Minerals Research Centre in Waterford, WA.

The flowing article includes links to the article published in The Australian newspaper and a separate one with more details about the Awards.


Direct Nickel Appoints Former Rio Tinto Executive As Chairman

vickermanThe board of Direct Nickel Limited (ASX: DIR and “DNi” or the “Company”) advise that with the growing internationalisation of the company, London based Andrew Vickerman has accepted an invitation to become Chairman of the board. Vincent Sweeney who has held the position since October 2011 will remain on the board as a non-executive director.

“We are delighted that Andrew has accepted the Chairman’s role. Securing someone of his calibre, profile and experience within the resources sector gives us an added boost as we enter into the exciting stage of bringing our first commercial plant to fruition in Indonesia”, Mr Sweeney said.

See the full press release below.

DNI Press Release_Chairman Appt 13 August (PDF)

Answering the key nickel questions – Macquarie Private Wealth

LME nickel prices are up 32% since the start of this year and are up 12% since our 9 April piece: Nickel prices up 25% in 2014 – you ain’t seen nothing yet. Our Senior Commodities Consultant, Jim Lennon, took part in a Reuters forum Q&A on Wednesday, providing an update on all the key talking points in the nickel market. We reproduce this in today’s note…

Read the rest of the report (PDF)

17 February 2014 Direct Nickel completes successful Nickel Production Demonstration Program

Direct Nickel is pleased to advise shareholders of the formal completion of its successful Nickel Production Demonstration Program (“Demonstration Program”), and the delivery of a major step in the Company’s strategy to become a leading global nickel producer. Significantly, the completion of the program positions DNi for its first commercial plant and underlines its objective to become a global nickel producer using the proprietary DNi Process to access and process laterite resources.

Read the full release here (PDF): ASX_DIR_17022014