Envirostream lithium ion battery recycling plant up and running

Vertically integrated lithium ion battery metals and component manufacturing and recycling company Lithium Australia (ASX: LIT) has announced that its Envirostream subsidiary has produced its first metals from a new Melbourne recycling plant. The plant is capable of recycling 3,000 tonnes of battery waste a year with first production of nickle, cobalt, lithium and carbon…

$20 million work announced for equipment suppliers to Attack Class submarine build

A Victorian and a NSW-based company have been announced as the first Australian partners on major equipment design contracts for the new fleet of submarines. Defence industry minister Melissa Price announced on Thursday that H&H Machine Tools of Melbourne and Berendsen Fluid Power of Seven Hills had been selected for work “estimated at $20 million,…

Pseudostems to real packaging: researchers find new use for banana waste

Two University of NSW researchers are looking to commercialise research using banana harvest waste to create packaging material that is recyclable, biodegradable and non-toxic.   Chemists Associate Professor Jayashree Arcot and Professor Martina Stenzel have used bananas grown at Sydney’s Royal Botanical Gardens to examine ways to use of material that is usually discarded. Arcot…