Australian Vanadium produces first battery electrolyte

Australian Vanadium Limited has successfully produced its first high purity vanadium electrolyte, ready for use in vanadium redox flow batteries. Production follows the commissioning of the company’s vanadium electrolyte manufacturing facility in Perth in December. Independent analysis of the vanadium electrolyte produced at the facility shows that the impurities in the electrolyte were well within…

Satellite receiver to be developed for Moon to Mars

The Australian Space Agency has funded the development of an Australian aerospace grade Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver. The receiver, funded under its Moon to Mars Supply Chain Capability Improvement Grants scheme, is destined for use in various aerospace applications such as rockets, satellites, and aircraft. Queensland-based Gilmour Space Technologies, in collaboration with the…

Energy prices stabilise, begin to fall

The federal government has long promised that renewables will bring prices down, notwithstanding the recent period of global inflation – and today there is the first evidence that prices may doing just that. Today’s release of the draft Default Market Offer (DMO) shows the retail energy bill benchmark stabilising and trending downwards, according to Climate…

AML3D gains AS9100D accreditation

Wire arc additive manufacturing specialist AML3D has announced its attainment of AS9100D:2016, an aerospace standard Quality Management System accreditation. According to a statement from the company on Tuesday, the accreditation will enable it to manufacture flight and non-flight components, certified for the aviation, space and defence industries. The QMS covers quality assurance and risk management.…

Flinders researchers take on industrial dye waste with new photocatalysis method

A new study led by Flinders University has discovered what the university says is “a novel way to degrade and potentially remove toxic organic chemicals” such as azo dyes – synthetic dyes widely-used in industries such as textiles and food – using chemical photocatalysis powered by ultraviolet light. Professor Gunther Andersson, from the Flinders Institute…

Austin spruiks global order book momentum

Mining equipment manufacturer Austin Engineering has revealed it has been awarded purchase orders for significant previously anticipated programmes that will contribute to a growing order book for the current and subsequent financial years. Austin in Chile has been awarded the first tranche of purchase orders for OEM style truck trays worth circa $7 million to…