As the world shifts away from fossil fuels, we will need to produce enormous numbers of wind turbines, solar panels, electric vehicles and batteries. Demand for the materials needed to build them will skyrocket.
The first elements of the new Military Vehicle Centre of Excellence (MILVEHCOE) in southeast Queensland will be handed over to Rheinmetall Defence Australia on Monday, ahead of the planned official launch of the site in July.
There are now more than 45,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus dubbed COVID-19 by the World Health Organization, and the disease has caused at least 1,115 deaths. The impact of the virus is now reaching way beyond public health: China is at the heart of global manufacturing, and as supply chains suffer, panic is beginning to set in.
The Mort & Co has completed the expansion of its Grassdale feedlot, including its own gas-fired power plant, and is preparing to launch a new fertiliser pellet manufacturing facility. Mort & Co is the country’s second-biggest feedlot business, and has three locations in Queensland and one in NSW. Last year it won the Queensland…
Gilmour Space consortium to build linerless composite cryotanks: “This is about sovereign capability”
Gilmour Space and University of Southern Queensland have commented on their successful CRC Project application, which will develop the capability to produce linerless composite tanks for space.
I want you to imagine a highway exclusively devoted to delivering the world’s energy.
Collaborative robot manufacturer Universal Robots has announced a leasing program in partnership with vendor finance company DLL.
Deakin University-based IoT company Strut has begun a three-month trial of its ground-based sensor products, which update farmers on soil moisture and temperature, humidity and air temperature. The company was founded by four engineers to make a simple precision agriculture offering, and went through Deakin’s three-month Spark accelerator program last year. Strut is based…
By Baohua Jia, Professor, Swinburne University of Technology Every age in the history of human civilisation has a signature material, from the Stone Age, to the Bronze and Iron Ages. We might even call today’s information-driven society the Silicon Age. Since the 1960s, silicon nanostructures, the building-blocks of microchips, have supercharged the development of electronics, communications,…
Laminex Australia has been awarded a $559,000 grant from the Queensland government to investigate waste-powered onsite energy at its Toolara site, near Gympie.