Wave Swell wins funding for wave power scheme

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) will provide $4 million to Melbourne’s Wave Swell Energy to install a pilot-scale wave energy converter in Tasmania. The company’s “oscillating water column” (OWC) technology will be installed at a site off King Island and connected to an existing microgrid operated by Hydro Tasmania. The $12.3 million pilot project…

Quickstep CEO Mark Burgess – Helping the Tall Poppies Grow

By Mark Burgess, CEO, Quickstep Holdings Mark Burgess had a long international career before moving to lead Sydney composites manufacturer, Quickstep. Here he comments on the challenges faced by his company to innovate in Australia. Australia’s Nation brand reputation is not one of industry or innovation. This affects how others see us, but also affects…