Morrison’s gas-fired electricity play – damn the expense, damn the environment

Comment by Peter Roberts Today prime Minister Scott Morrison broke cover – yes Canberra is prepared to subsidise a totally uneconomic gas-fired power station in New South Wales, ostensibly to reduce energy prices. The Coalition has talked about cutting energy prices so often only to disappoint that we can discount that as the real reason.…

Meeting the security challenges of industrial IoT

Ghian Oberholzer explains how artificial intelligence can help overcome the security challenges of industrial IoT IoT technology that enables the monitoring, control, and internet connection of physical devices of all kinds has had an enormous impact on the energy sector. High-profile examples of IoT applications include smart meters for electricity and water supplies that communicate…

Ampcontrol launches Ventasys ventilator

Electrical, engineering and mining technology company Ampcontrol has unveiled its Australian developed and made emergency ventilator, the ‘Ventasys’. The Tomago company developed the Ventasys in partnership with the NSW Government as part of the COVID-19 response, and will now progress to full manufacturing with components ordered for up to 100 units. Ampcontrol developed the machine…

UTS Sydney to launch Industry 4.0 focused degree

UTS, Sydney is partnering with the federal government to launch a new associate degree programme to help accelerate the implementation of industry 4.0 principles in Australian business. The new two-year associate degree, part of the government’s Covid-19 response in its Job-Ready Graduate Package, aims to strengthen university/industry collaboration through collaborative partnerships. The associate degree will…

Lithium Australia protects battery recycling processes

Lithium ion battery materials group Lithium Australia has filed two patent cooperation treaty (PCT) applications seeking protection for its lithium ion battery recycling technologies. PCT protection is a way of gaining coverage in multiple overseas jurisdictions in one step. The first of its applications involves the recovery of electrode materials and electrolyte from spent lithium…