Companies receive late MMI grant decisions – sparks IDT Australia strategic review

By Peter Roberts Companies have begun to receive belated notices from the federal government that their applications for grant support under the Morrison government’s Modern Manufacturing Initiative, with IDT Australia one that has opted for a full strategic review following news its bid for a MMI grant had failed. Industry minister Ed Husic this week…

IDT Australia misses out on federal mRNA support

While Canberra has announced an ‘in-principal’ agreement with US company Moderna to manufacture mRNA vaccines in Victoria, Melbourne pharmaceutical and vaccine manufacturer IDT Australia has announced it has been informed that it has missed out on government support. The company said today it was disappointed that its proposal to establish mRNA manufacturing in response to…

‘Green’ or ‘blue’ hydrogen – what difference does it make? Not much for most Australians

By Mitchell Scovell, CSIRO and Andrea Walton, CSIRO Hydrogen can play a key role in Australia’s energy transition by giving us additional ways of storing and moving energy around. As the world shifts towards cleaner energy production, there’s a push to make hydrogen production cleaner as well. In Australia, low-emission hydrogen is produced in two…