gTET commissions Australia’s only geothermal power station

Green thermal energy technology company gTET has commissioned Australia’s only geothermal power station at Winton in outback Queensland. The Melbourne company was responsible for a turn-key installation including integration of two of its ORC generators. ORC Generators convert heat energy into electrical power using the Organic Rankine Cycle, in this case based on hot water…

NZ company develops face recognition for sheep

By Stuart Corner A Dunedin based company, Iris Data Science, aims to develop what it says will be the world’s first sheep facial recognition software, eliminating the need for electronic identification or ear tagging. It will prototype the technology this year after receiving a $40,000 grant from the New Zealand Government’s innovation agency, Callaghan Innovation,…

Suba Engineering ships first laser marker

Sydney’s Suba Engineering has taken another step in its journey from importer to fully fledged product developer and manufacturer with the delivery of its first SubaLaser industrial marker. Suba’s owner Heinz Zimmerman showed off the locally developed marker at his Melbourne office this week (pictured). Zimmerman said: “We showed our SubaLaser marker prototype just over…

Noxopharm reports anti-cancer effects of Veyonda

Sydney anti-cancer treatment company Noxopharm (ASX: NOX) has reported anti-cancer effects of its Veyonda treatment in a small group of patients suffering advanced prostate cancer. The 14 patients’ cancers were metastatic and they had exhausted all treatment options when given Veyonda in association with low-dosage radiation in a single lesion. After six months, cancer progression…

Lynas confident of continuing operations in Malaysia

Rare earths producer Lynas Corp is confident of a future operating in Malaysia following the extension of its licence to operate by six months. The company said in an operational update that the extension, announced in August, provided an operational pathway for continued operation. However the company has yet to receive further approvals following concerns…

LBT Innovations makes its first instrument sale in the EU

Medical technology and equipment developer LBT Innovations (ASX: LBT) has made its first European sale of its APAS Independence laboratory instrument (pictured). The sale was made to one of the largest clinical laboratories in the EU, Labor Dr Wisplinghoff, which employes more than 40 medical specialists. Laboratory director Professor Hilmar Wilplinghoff joined LBT Innovations CEO…