Contracts follow Boeing-led efforts in SME capability uplift

Australian small businesses participating in Boeing Australia’s first Capability Up-Lift Program have graduated with seven Boeing contracts, including agreements with three new suppliers. Vice president and managing director of Boeing Defence Australia Scott Carpendale said: “SMEs bring significant value to the Defence industry including agility and innovative technologies in key areas such as manufacturing, cyber…

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Nyrstar puts its Australian economic value creation in 2022 at $1.7 billion 

Trafigura-owned Nyrstar Australia – which operates smelters at Port Pirie in South Australia and Hobart, Tasmania – released its Economic Value Report Summary for 2022 on Friday, calculating its total value to the Australian economy at $1.7 billion. The metals processor counted support for 6,400 full-time equivalent jobs and $838 million in direct spending in…

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Trajan donates 200 blood microsampling devices for neonatal research

Analytical and life sciences products manufacturer Trajan Scientific and Medical has announced that the pediatric centre at Budapest, Hungary’s Semmelweis University will use the company’s blood microsampling devices in a neonate research study.  According to a statement on Thursday, its Neoteryx Mitra microsampling device enables collection of blood samples less than one-tenth of the sample…

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Cotton to decarbonise by making its own green fuel and fertiliser

A truly innovative decarbonisation project has got underway in the cotton growing region of Moree in New South Wales where growers plan to make their own fertilisers locally using locally produced green hydrogen. Green hydrogen company Hiringa Energy and agricultural and pastoral enterprise Sundown Pastoral Co have been awarded $35.8 million in funding from NSW…

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NIOA installs ballistics data measurement technology

Australian owned munitions manufacturer NIOA has installed cutting edge ballistics data acquisition technology capable of measuring real-time projectile velocity and location at the company’s Brisbane range facility. NIOA Australia’s General Manager – Engineering Rudi Bekker said the technology was a gamechanger in weapon and ammunition performance testing, taking accuracy diagnostics to the next level. Bekker…

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