Rex buys into e-aviation startup

Rex Airlines has announced a 20 per cent stake in Dovetail Electric Aviation, and will take a seat on the startup’s board of directors. Dovetail is a Bankstown-based startup focussed on retrofitting electric propulsion systems to turboprop nine-19-seat commuter planes, which it sees as a $US 15 billion opportunity. In a short statement on Friday,…

Planned Australian-first cathode material factory closer as land secured at Kwinana

IGO has announced that it has secured land at the Kwinana-Rockingham Strategic Industrial Area from the Western Australian government, where it plans to expand its value-adding activities in the global battery value chain. The company’s proposed Integrated Battery Material (IBM) Facility would be on approximately 30 hectares of vacant industrial land leased from the WA…

Farewell Liddell: what to expect when Australia’s oldest coal plant closes

By Joel Gilmore, Griffith University and Tim Nelson, Griffith University After more than five decades, the last operating units of the Liddell coal-fired power station will close this month. The station’s owner, AGL, is Australia’s largest carbon polluter. Liddell’s closure will reduce the company’s emissions by 17%. Liddell, in the New South Wales Hunter Valley,…

Australian-made, world-first prostate cancer test commercialised

An Australian-developed prostate cancer check described as “revolutionary” has been successfully commercialised, following a collaborative project led by diagnostic technology company Minomic. Minomic’s MiCheck Prostate cancer test uses a blood test, checking for three protein markers, plus a clinical factor to assess the patient’s risk of aggressive prostate cancer and whether or not a biopsy…