Eden Innovations raises $9.8 million

Carbon nanotube concrete additive developer, Eden Innovations (ASX: EDE) is to raise $9.8 million from a placement and a rights issue. The company, which makes the EdenCrete high performance concrete additive, will raise up to $1.5 million from a placement to sophisticated investors, and $8.4 million from a rights issue. The placement will carry an…

Mako makes waves with tidal energy

Tidal power developer, Mako Tibal Turbines has shown how viable local development and manufacture can be for engineering products.. The company has spent $16 million at its Sydney factory developing its modular and scalable tidal power generators, recently installed in the Port of Gladstone. Managing director Douglas Hunt said in an interview his strategy had…

Incitec Pivot hit by two plant outages

Plant failures at fertilizer manufacturer Incitec Pivot (ASX: IPL) plants in Australia and the United States are now hitting the company’s bottom line hard. The company announced that outages at its Louisiana and Phosphate Hill plants are expected to cut earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) by $45m for the financial year ending 30 September.…

Emescent’s Hovermap goes on sale

Drone-based inspection and mapping start up Emesent has announced the commercial availability of their revolutionary Hovermap drone payload. The announcement, made at the International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF) in Denver, Colorado, brings advanced autonomy capabilities to the simplest of drones. Hovermap includes a 360 degree capable LiDAR-based collision avoidance system, allowing drones to be flown…

NSW launches food and beverage strategy

New South Wales has launched a new strategy to help boost export opportunities for NSW-based food and beverage manufacturers. The NSW Food and Beverage Industry Development Strategy will assist SMEs to access and become established in new domestic and export markets. The strategy coordinates actions across government, industry and research institutions through: # a workforce…

Chinese links boost manufactured exports

Market knowledge and in-market contacts are vital for export sales, with evidence mounting that close Chinese-Australian links are a major driver of manufactured exports. In November @AuManufacturing reported that locally listed retailer AuMake International (ASX:Au8) was gaining traction in Chinese online and home shopping markets with its range of Australian and New Zealand manufactured products.…