New recycling method sees stronger fibres recovered from composites

A UNSW Canberra engineering researcher has developed a method to recycle carbon fibre which saves energy and can recover more of the material, according to the university. Carbon fibre composites are found in many applications with environmentally-friendly aims, for example in wind turbines and lightweight structures for transport. However, fibres have proved difficult to recycle,…

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Australia’s new dawn: becoming a green superpower with a big role in cutting global emissions

By Rod Sims, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University Australia has three ways it can help reduce world greenhouse emissions, the only reduction that matters in tackling climate change. First, we can remove emissions from our economy. This will reduce global emissions by just 1.3%, but it must be done so we share…

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UQ expertise bolsters aluminium ion battery tech

The University of Queensland’s Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology is to work with Graphene Manufacturing Group in its quest to commercialise novel Graphene Aluminium-Ion Battery Technology. The development, supported by the federal government’s Economic Accelerator Seed Grant, will accelerate under a partnership between AIBN material chemist Dr Xiaodan Huang (pictured, below) and GMG’s supporting…

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Safety issues are being seen, but not addressed – study

@AuManufacturing rarely reports the plethora of surveys and studies promoted by vendors who have a vested interest in gaining attention for their products. But occasionally we come across a study such as that from global technology company SafetyCulture, that reveals some uncomfortable facts about how workers feel about their workplaces. SafetyCulture is a company which…

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