Pumped hydro energy storage wins $610 million federal loan

The Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) has approved a loan of up to $610 million for Genex’s Kidston pumped hydro project in Queensland, 270 km north of Townsville. The Kidston Project is the first globally to utilise an abandoned mine and will be capable of producing 250MW of power for eight hours. NAIF CEO Laurie…

Adherium gets US sales approval

Australasian smart asthma inhaler device maker Adherium (ASX: ADR) has received US Food and Drug Administration clearance for over the counter sales of its Hailie sensors. The company, founded in New Zealand, listed in Australia and headquartered in the United States, manufactures connected respiratory devices. Its’ Hailie sensor attaches to a patient’s asthma inhaler, monitoring…

Funding windfall for windfarm listening device

By Andrew Spence Adelaide-based company Ping Services has closed a $650,000 seed fund round after securing an additional $200,000 in government funding earlier this year. The patented device, known as the Ping Monitor, uses acoustic analysis, machine learning and the Internet of Things (IoT) to continuously detect wind turbine blade damage. The key piece of…