AICIS approval will allow significant scaling up, says Graphene Manufacturing Group

Graphene Manufacturing Group has announced “full and final approval” of its products under the Australian Industrial Chemicals Introduction Scheme (AICIS), an agency within the federal department of health, allowing for a significant increase in production. The Brisbane-based and Toronto-listed company said on Monday that the approval covered coatings, automotive lubricants and the company’s graphene aluminium-ion…

“Fast furniture” detrimental to local industry, environment, says Australian Furniture Association

Cheap, imported furniture is on the rise and creating “an untenable problem for the future.” according to the nation’s peak association for the furnishing sector’s supply chain. In a statement on Monday, the Australian Furniture Association said “thousands of tonnes” of Christmas sale furniture were headed for nature strips and ultimately landfill “in a tragic…

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Arovella, Imugene progress drug combination trials ASX-listed companies Arovella Therapeutics and Imugene have announced a successful outcome from the initial in vitro experiments conducted as part of their research collaboration, and are progressing to the next phase of testing. According to a statement on Friday, results show that the combination of Arovella’s CAR19-iNKT cell therapy…

Arnott’s Brisbane factory to be powered by renewables under new, long-term agreement

The Arnott’s Group and Stanwell Corporation have announced an eight-year agreement on renewable energy for the biscuit maker’s 40,000 square metre site in Brisbane’s north. The government-owned power company, Stanwell, would provide over 68 gigawatt hours of renewable energy and avoid the creation of over 44,500 tonnes of carbon dioxide – the equivalent of taking…