Moderna’s Monash mRNA factory now half-built

The Victorian government has announced that construction of Moderna’s mRNA vaccine manufacturing facility is ahead of schedule and at the halfway mark, with completion expected next year. State industry minister Ben Carroll visited Monash University’s Clayton precinct on Monday morning, where the US-based biotechnology company will eventually have capacity for 100 million vaccine doses per…

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Aus J boosts sales efforts for its electric water heaters

Aus J Hot Water Solutions is expanding its international marketing efforts to capitalise on interest in its ‘clean, green, safe, and simple’ electric water heating technologies. The Leichhardt, Sydney company’s Managing Director Jay King attended the Caravan Salon in Dusseldorf, Germany, returning convinced his latest 12V/120V Gen 3 Duoetto electric water heater for RVs (pictured)…

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CSIRO programme targets SME innovation in agrifood

Start-ups and small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs)are being offered access a new online innovation learning program, ‘Innovate to Grow: Agrifood’, led by science agency CSIRO. The free 10-week online programme is designed to help Australian SMEs assess how they can advance their technologies, solutions and ideas through research and development (R&D). The programme, supported…

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Players line up for AUKUS as Huntington Ingalls bets on Australia

The constructor of the United States’ Virginia class submarines Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) is the latest company to invest further in Australia on the promise of submarine construction under the AUKUS pact. Babcock International, which has been positioning itself to provide infrastructure for nuclear powered submarines in Perth and Adelaide has combined with Newport News-based…

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Queensland gets closer to Japan in green energy R&D

The Queensland government has announced two new collaborations that link the state’s green energy plans more closely to Japanese research and demonstration capabilities. The government announced that the University of Queensland and the University of Tokyo had signed another Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to expand on 25 years of collaborative research. And it revealed that…

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Best of the week — the five most popular stories among @AuManufacturing’s readers, September 11 – 15, 2023

What were the five biggest stories of the week? Here’s what visitors to this site were reading. 5) Incitec Pivot hit by acid production shortfall Fertiliser and explosives group Incitec Pivot is facing a reduction in fertiliser output from its Phosphate Hill plant in Queensland even as it moves to complete the sale of its…

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Premcar begins production of Nissan Patrol Warrior at new factory

Australian automotive engineering company Premcar has begun production of the first-ever Nissan Patrol Warrior at its newly-opened Epping factory, with the vehicles set to appear in Nissan showrooms in October. In a statement on Friday, Premcar said full secondary new-vehicle production of the Australian-engineered-and-developed Warrior follows the completion of its final local tuning and manufacturing…

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