Industrial fabric company leads new mystery material project

GALE Pacific, Deakin University and the Innovative Manufacturing CRC have announced an eight-month project to “develop a lightweight, flexible and formable fabric” with predicted usefulness across a variety of sectors. The ASX-listed company, which makes shadecloth and leisure products under the Coolaroo brand and industrial products under its Commercial Fabrics division, was awarded a $70,000…

China is gunning for supremacy in the global green hydrogen race. Will it shatter Australia’s dreams?

China is responsible for almost one-third of global emissions each year. It’s committed to becoming carbon neutral before 2060 – and producing green hydrogen is key to this plan. Australia is also pouring millions of dollars into green hydrogen technology. But China’s new plan could throw cold water on Australia’s dream of becoming a global hydrogen superpower.

Australia has committed $1.6 billion to help research projects become commercialised. Here’s what the money will do

By Rajat Roy, Bond University and Vik Naidoo, University of Sydney The federal government is investing $2.2 billion for university research commercialisation which would place “university innovation and industry collaboration front and centre of Australia’s economic recovery.” Part of this funding includes $1.6 billion over ten years for Australia’s Economic Accelerator – a new competitive…

Quickstep wins Jetstar maintenance contract expected to net up to $35 million

Quickstep has been awarded a three-year Asia-Pacific maintenance contract with Jetstar Airways, worth an expected $30 – $35 million and with services expected to begin in April. ASX-listed Quickstep and Triumph Aviation Services Asia led the tender response for the MRO contract, covering Jetstar’s Airbus A320 fleet’s V2500 engine nacelles. Quickstep and TASA announced a…