First Nations food and beverage firms backed through Qld native food program 

Three Queensland First Nations businesses have received state government support to develop their products under the Indigenous Native Food Program.  The program helps First Nations-owned and run businesses commercialise new food products with native food ingredients.  Queensland innovation minister Stirling Hinchliffe said in a statement on Thursday that, “With the eyes of the world focused…

Fortescue progresses plans for Marsden Point green aviation fuel factory

Channel Infrastructure and Fortescue Future Industries announced their investigation into a green hydrogen manufacturing facility at Marsden Point for synthetic Sustainable Aviation Fuel (eSAF) has progressed, with Fortescue to begin a pre-feasibility phase study. According to a statement from the two companies on Wednesday, the eSAF factory could supply approximately  60 million litres a year,…

The earth might hold huge stores of natural hydrogen – and prospectors are already scouring South Australia for it

By Linda Stalker, CSIRO Hydrogen comes in an ever-increasing range of colours. Green hydrogen, made by cracking water into oxygen and hydrogen. Blue hydrogen, made from natural gas with the carbon emissions captured and stored. Grey hydrogen, using natural gas with carbon dioxide emissions released to the atmosphere. But there’s one type few people have…

WA and Indonesia’s action plan for critical minerals

Western Australian Premier Roger Cook has signed a Plan of Action with Indonesia’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN) during the Republic of Indonesia President Joko Widodo’s visit to Australia. The agreement will further strengthen Western Australia’s economic ties, trade, and supply chain opportunities with Indonesia, including cooperation in critical minerals sectors. It follows the…

Glaciem delivers novel cooling system to Coles

In a world-first, Adelaide-based Glaciem Cooling Technologies has deployed its groundbreaking energy-efficient refrigeration solutions to help leading Australian retailer Coles reduce CO2 emissions in line with its sustainability ambitions. The company today demonstrated how it can provide large industrial and commercial businesses with heating and cooling solutions that support decarbonisation by installing the company’s unique…

DroneShield’s new $9.9 million defence order

Drone detection and countermeasure manufacturer DroneShield has been awarded a follow-on two-year R&D contract with a total value of $9.9 million by a Five Eyes nation’s Department of Defence (DoD), which the company chose not to name. Five Eyes refers to the defence/intelligence alliance between the US, Canada, UK, Australia and NZ. The award follows…

Australia’s 50 most innovative manufacturers revealed

@AuManufacturing and the Australian Manufacturing Forum’s quest to identify Australia’s 50 most innovative manufacturers is over. Editor Brent Balinski hosted a breakfast event in the Melbourne industrial heartland of Clayton this morning which saw the whole list revealed. As we planned, 50 Australian manufacturers were inducted into @AuManufacturing’s inaugural Top 50, with another 24 forcing…