Manufacturers deal direct with producers to secure gas supplies

Analysis by Peter Roberts A major trend is developing with big manufacturers by-passing distributors and retailers and dealing direct with gas producers to secure reasonably-priced, long-term access to the key industrial fuel. Queensland gas producer Senex Energy (ASX: SXY) signed an initial deal this week with packaging manufacturer, Orora (ASX: ORA). The two year agreement…

Eden Innovations reports sales growth

Carbon nanotube concrete additive developer, Eden Innovations (ASX: EDE) appears to have made a breakthrough in commercialising its unique technologies, reporting its first significant sales. The company, which developed EdenCrete, a carbon nanotube enriched admixture for concrete, reported sales of $416,000 for the quarter to the end of march, compared to only $19,000 in the…