BluGlass to showcase upgraded GaN laser products at Munich industry event

ASX-listed semiconductor business BluGlass will unveil its upgraded gallium nitride (GaN) laser products at the Laser World of Photonics industry event in Munich, Germany this week. According to a statement from BluGlass on Monday (Australian time), the new version of their blue 450-nanometre wavelength single-mode and multi-mode devices demonstrate power conversion efficiencies up 55 per…

Biomethane being injected into Sydney gas system

Renewable biomethane is being injected into Sydney’s gas distribution system following the completion of an upgrade to Sydney Water’s Malabar Wastewater Treatment Plant. The eastern suburbs facility has seen gas distributor Jemena’s Malabar Biomethane Injection Plant producing biomethane from waste and added to its gas distribution network. The plant previously processed organic material in wastewater…

Phibion launches MudMaster autonomous tailings system

Mine equipment manufacturer and service provider Phibion is to launch its Australian made MudMaster mine tailings consolidation machine at the World Mining Congress which kicks off in Brisbane today (Monday). Mine tailings dams are ubiquitous for mining companies presenting environmental hazards as well as dangers to workers and local communities. Phibion’s proprietary Accelerated Mechanical Consolidation…

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Australian Space Industry Capability Database to be launched The Space Industry Association of Australia has announced the Australian Space Industry Capability Database will launch to all users from mid-July 2023. The database will provide interactive data visualisations that demonstrate the scale and capability of the Australian space sector, including capability data, workforce data and detailed…

$28 million in ARC Linkage grants awarded

Fifty-seven projects were awarded a total of $28 million in Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage grants, including those involving a locally-developed dental robot, new battery storage chemistries, and recycled materials in roads.   Linkage grant-funded projects aim to connect researchers with industry, as well as community organisations and other publicly funded research agencies. By research priority,…