ClearVue wins contract with Hong Kong government for solar energy study

Building-integrated photovoltaics company ClearVue Technologies has been awarded a tender with the Hong Kong government for a 12-month measurement and verification study of the company’s glazing systems. The study covers installation of five of ClearVue’s integrated glazing unit (IGU) panels at the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD) offices in Kowloon. The panels cover approximately…

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H2X Global partners with Norwegian Hydrogen  Australian-headquartered hydrogen fuel cell vehicle manufacturer H2X Global announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) last week with Norwegian Hydrogen, a green hydrogen production, distribution and refueling company. according to a statement from the pair, it will cover collaboration on commercial supply of hydrogen and a range…

Labor pledges $42.7 million for manufacturing training facilities in push to onshore transport projects

The NSW Labor opposition has pledged to invest $42.7 million in three training facilities, the first of them in the Illawarra, as part of its TAFE Domestic Manufacturing Centres of Excellence program. In an announcement on the campaign trail on Monday, the opposition said the new facility would be able to “train, re-train and upskill”…

Coles, Woolies offer to take on REDcycle’s plastics stockpile

Supermarket chains Woolworths and Coles said on Thursday that they’ve offered to assume responsibility for an estimated 12,000 tonnes of stockpiled soft plastic left behind by the collapsed REDcycle program. REDcycle collected soft plastics from about 2,000 supermarkets around Australia. It was paused in November, and had been secretly stockpiling unprocessed plastic at sites around…

GMG gets approvals to build graphene battery plant at Brisbane

Brisbane-based, Toronto-listed Graphene Manufacturing Group announced on Wednesday that it had the regulatory and council approvals needed to begin commercial-scale manufacturing of its novel batteries. To date the company has been working under R&D-level regulatory approvals to make battery cell prototypes. The announcement is the first about GMG’s batteries since June last year, when GMG…