China has finally removed crushing tariffs on Australian wine. But re-establishing ourselves in the market won’t be easy

By Weihuan Zhou, UNSW Sydney and James Laurenceson, University of Technology Sydney China’s Ministry of Commerce has finally ended its tariffs on Australian wine, which had been imposed for more than three years at rates as high as 218.4%. The measures have had a catastrophic impact on Australia’s wine exports. In 2019, Australia sold A$1.24…

Ocius BlueBottle USV to be demonstrated in the United States

Australian autonomous uncrewed vessel developer Ocius Technology and US maritime technology firm ThayerMahan Inc have announced they will collaborate to demonstrate a powerful new capability at the AUVSI XPONENTIAL event running from 23 to 25 April off San Diego, California. The collaboration places ThayerMahan’s Outpost system of acoustic sensors and digital signal processing aboard Ocius’…

Indigenous business supply chain for entrepreneurs hub

Construction is now underway on a cutting-edge co-working and innovation space that aims to transform Northshore Brisbane and cultivate a thriving community of entrepreneurs, innovators, and creatives. Situated adjacent to the Eat Street Northshore, The Wheelhouse will span 1,172 square metres across two levels in a warehouse-style building and accommodate up to 170 workers. The…

UoW, BlueScope announce $4.2 million to investigate ores in lower-carbon ESF steelmaking

The University of Wollongong (UOW) has shared details of a new project with industry partner BlueScope Steel for lower-emission steelmaking, which was announced on Wednesday morning as securing $2 million in funding through an Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) grant round. According to a statement from the university, the project will investigate ways to utilise…

Manufacturers invited to get in on the ground floor with lease at Bradfield’s First Building

A request for proposals has been made from companies interested in inhabiting the Bradfield City Centre’s First Building, which will also house the Advanced Manufacturing Research Facility (AMRF), near Sydney’s second airport. According to a statement from the Western Parkland City Authority on Tuesday, the First Building is scheduled to open this year and “will…

Provaris and GES to develop Rotterdam hydrogen import terminal

Australian green hydrogen developer Provaris Energy and Global Energy Storage have entered an agreement to develop a gaseous hydrogen import facility at the GES terminal in Rotterdam, Holland. GES is developing a multi-client, multi-product terminal in Rotterdam, able to import both refrigerated ammonia and compressed hydrogen, with redeliveries into barges, rail, truck and the H2…

ARENA awards $59.1 million to hydrogen, steel-related R&D projects

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced $59.1 million in funding supporting 21 R&D and commercialisation projects involving renewable hydrogen and low emission iron and steel. According to a statement from the federal government’s ARENA on Wednesday, the funding supports research teams “from some of Australia’s top universities, research organisations, startups and companies.” The…