Work disassembling “three Sydney Harbour bridges” of steel begins at former Gove refinery

Rio Tinto has begun what it says is Australia’s largest-ever demolition project, and will disassemble an expected 142,000 tonnes of scrap steel at the Northern Territory’s Gove alumina refinery to be shipped for recycling. The site operated from 1972 until being put in care and maintenance in 2014. It previously converted bauxite into alumina, and…

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CSIRO launches circular economy accelerator focused on India

Startups and small to mid-sized enterprises (SMEs) in India and Australia working on circular economy technologies could benefit from a new accelerator programme designed to explore opportunities between the two countries. The India Australia Rapid Innovation and Startup Expansion (RISE) Accelerator is delivered in partnership between CSIRO and Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), the Government of…

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Drone making boosts robotics manufacturing

By Peter Roberts Drone manufacture is part of a surprisingly large cohort of robot manufacturers uncovered in a survey of robotics providers in Australia. The survey identified 466 robot and automation suppliers, and while most were essentially service businesses, the study identified 19 percent were manufacturers of robots, including drones. Of the rest 57 were…

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Best of the week — the five most popular stories among readers, November 13 – 17, 2023

What were the five biggest stories of the week? Here’s what visitors to this site were reading. 5) Search for industry partners for a Surface Manufacturing CRC Researchers led by UniSA are searching for companies interested to develop surface processing capabilities in a planned Surface Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (SMCRC). Surface Engineering and Manufacturing optimise…

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NASAMS missile fired utilising Australian radar technology

The Australian Army has conducted its first live-fire of the National Advanced Surface to Air Missile System (NASAMS) at the Woomera test range in South Australia. While the NASCAMS system, in service globally including in Ukraine, is Norwegian, the Army has integrated unique radar technology from Canberra’s CEA Technologies into its Australian systems. The firing…

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