At last a national hydrogen strategy – but misdirected

Comment by Peter Roberts The federal coalition’s obsession with protecting an industry which is clearly on the way out – coal mining – shone through at a meeting of state and federal energy ministers held last week. The states and Commonwealth endorsed Australia’s National Hydrogen Strategy which will co-ordinate national efforts to move towards clean…

Manufactures feature in Victorian Premier’s design awards

The importance of design in industry is highlighted in this year’s Victorian Premier’s Design Award which highlighted the benefits design brings to manufactures. Judges by an expert panel of 27 independent judges from a field of more than 200 projects, several manufactures won Best in Category awards. Kore Geosystems’ SPECTOR automated mineral core sampling instrument…

News briefs – stories you might have missed this week

NSW buys more trains from overseas The New South Wales government has continued its policies of buying trains and trams from overseas rather than local sources, ordering a further 23 drivertess metro trains. Alstom will build the Metropolis trains (pictured) in India. Buddy sells technology for LED lights Technology development company Buddy Technologies (ASX: BUD)…

Naval Group promotes future submarine supplier programme

France’s Naval Group which is to build Australia’s future submarines in Adelaide has plans for the programme to be a catalyst for unprecedented industry collaboration and development. Naval Group and its initial Australian manufacturing partners took to social media to promote the supplier programme which will guide local involvement in this strategic and complex national…

The Race to Invest in the Space – infographic

Humans have long viewed outer space as the final frontier. Our thirst for exploration has brought whole nations together to create more advanced technologies─all in the pursuit of discovering the outer reaches of the universe. Today’s infographic from Visual Capitalist and ProcureAM highlights the exciting journey humans have taken into outer space, and the economic…

Boeing flies Australian developed pilotless jet – video

Boeing has flown its Australian developed unmanned Loyal Wingman jet for the first time, releasing a video (below) of the aircraft in flight. Boeing Australia revealed the flights on social media where it said: “We successfully achieved our first autonomous teamed flights using high-performance jets as test beds and Australian-developed mission systems technology.” The post…