Brisbane-headquartered fast DC charger maker Tritium has opened a new Los Angeles facility and announced a new 175 kW charger designed for the US market.
Despite being such a sunkissed country, Australia is still lagging behind in the race to embrace solar power. While solar panels adorn hundreds of thousands of rooftops throughout the nation, we have not yet seen the logical next step: buildings with solar photovoltaic cells as an integral part of their structure.
Electric cars, trains, trams and boats already exist. That logically leads to the question: why are we not seeing large electric aircraft? And will we see them any time soon?
A while ago I blogged about Viridi, a clever bunch that is developing a way to salvage grape sugar, tartaric acid and antioxidants from wine waste.
By Andrew Spence The Australian Wine Research Institute is embarking on a global search for a new leader following the resignation of its Managing Director Dan Johnson. Based in the South Australian capital Adelaide, the AWRI is a key player in international wine research. Dr Johnson joined the institute in 2006 and became its youngest…
Simplot, McCain, Lion and others to complete renewable process heat feasibility studies by year’s end
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced $460,500 in funding for a study on the use of renewable energy to generate process heat, which it says represents the largest component of energy use within manufacturing.
The University of Southern Queensland has announced a $500,000 investment in composite research equipment for its Centre for Future Materials, which operates a test service for more than 1,000 business clients.
By Andrew Spence A business incubator aimed specifically at startups in the Ag Tech, food and wine sectors has been launched in South Australia by the University of Adelaide. ThincLab Waite is the only incubator dedicated to startups in the agtech, food innovation and wine sectors in South Australia. It joins the university’s stable of innovation…
The South Australian government has granted major project status to a venture which aims to become Australia’s first commercial rocket launch site. Southern Launch is aiming for its Whalers Way Orbital Launch Complex “to get off the ground in 2020”.
Nominations have opened for Western Australian Renewable Hydrogen Fund grants of between $300,000 and $3 million, supporting feasibility studies, demonstration or capital works projects in the state.