Chemistry means low-emission steelmaking alternatives remain a challenge: Bluescope boss

Widespread adoption of breakthrough low-emission steelmaking was a “considerable way off,” the CEO of Bluescope has said.   According to The Australian Financial Review, Mark Vasella said the steelmaking industry was striving to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, and there were alternatives to using fossil fuel-based energy, but the traditional use of carbon required to…

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Carbon Revolution on the ASX One-piece carbon fibre wheel manufacturer Carbon Revolution (ASX:CBR) made its much-anticipated listing on the Australian share market on Friday. Carbon Revolution employs 346 and is based at Deakin University’s Waurn Ponds campus. It was founded by a group of Deakin engineering students in 2007, and makes wheels for Ferrari, Ford…

$20 million work announced for equipment suppliers to Attack Class submarine build

A Victorian and a NSW-based company have been announced as the first Australian partners on major equipment design contracts for the new fleet of submarines. Defence industry minister Melissa Price announced on Thursday that H&H Machine Tools of Melbourne and Berendsen Fluid Power of Seven Hills had been selected for work “estimated at $20 million,…

Pseudostems to real packaging: researchers find new use for banana waste

Two University of NSW researchers are looking to commercialise research using banana harvest waste to create packaging material that is recyclable, biodegradable and non-toxic.   Chemists Associate Professor Jayashree Arcot and Professor Martina Stenzel have used bananas grown at Sydney’s Royal Botanical Gardens to examine ways to use of material that is usually discarded. Arcot…