Albanese announces 30 more Bushmasters for Ukraine

Prime minister Anthony Albanese has pledged a further 30 Bushmaster protected mobility vehicles to Ukraine during the NATO summit in Vilnius, Lithuania. According to a statement last night (Australian time), this takes the number of Bushmaster vehicles – built by Thales in Bendigo – pledged to 120. The total of military assistance from Australia since…

Apex Greenhouses sells minority interest to tackle climate issues

Australia and New Zealand’s largest greenhouse builder Apex Greenhouses has sold a minority interest in the company to Dutch-based greenhouse construction company GreenV B.V. GreenV is a Dutch-based aggregator of smart greenhouse technology suppliers focused on energy efficiencies and climate change issues, while Adelaide-based Apex manufactures locally and internationally. Apex Greenhouses’ Australian Chief Executive Folco…

WA hydrogen hub MoU kickstarts giant project

The Western Australian Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Western Green Energy Hub and Korea Electric Power Corporation aiming to develop one of Australia’s largest proposed green hydrogen hubs. The Western Green Energy Hub to be located in WA’s Goldfields-Esperance region will cover 15,000 square kilometres and envisagese around 3,000 wind turbines…

Alpha HPA to develop $300m Gladstone high purity alumina plant

Critical metals producer Alpha HPA will go ahead with its $300 million second stage of its Gladstone high purity alumina facility following Queensland government support through a $21 million Industry Partnership Program grant. The company’s Stage 1 Precursor Production Facility (PPF, pictured) is already in operation producing utilising its proprietary licensed solvent extraction and refining…