Boral joins councils in recycled rubber asphalt demonstration project

Building and construction products manufacturer Boral has taken part in the largest crumbed rubber asphalt demonstration project in Australia, providing 2,000 tonnes of pavement material in addition to 1,200 tonnes of controlled asphalt mix to be paved across eight local Sydney council streets. Comprising recycled rubber from end-of-life car and truck tyres, crumbed rubber asphalt…

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Dovetail Electric Aviation to use Hyundai hydrogen fuel cell in testing

E-aviation business Dovetail Electric Aviation has announced that Hyundai Motor Group’s HTWO will supply a hydrogen fuel cell system for testing. In a statement on Wednesday, Dovetail said it would integrate HTWO’s system for initial testing in Australia, integrating it with Dovetail’s Iron Bird. HTWO is the hydrogen business brand of Hyundai. Iron Bird completed…

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Modscape to double output of pre-fab buildings

Pre-fabricated home manufacturer Modscape plans to double output with a new factory which began construction this week at Essendon Fields in Melbourne. The project includes a purpose built 20,000 square metre manufacturing facility for Modscape which has designed and constructed over 500 projects in residential, health and aged care, education, infrastructure, retail, hospitality, sports and…

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$28 million in ARC Linkage grants awarded

Fifty-seven projects were awarded a total of $28 million in Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage grants, including those involving a locally-developed dental robot, new battery storage chemistries, and recycled materials in roads.   Linkage grant-funded projects aim to connect researchers with industry, as well as community organisations and other publicly funded research agencies. By research priority,…

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Monash lithium processing start-up to present at Cicada conference next month

ElectraLith has been selected from over 130 applicants to present at the Cicada x Tech23 conference in July, where it will discuss its process for lithium recovery. ElectraLith was established last year, based on a process developed by Professor Huanting Wang, Director of the ARC Research Hub for Energy-efficient Separation at Monash University. Its seed…

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Critical minerals strategy will achieve only limited local value-adding

By Peter Roberts Australia’s new Critical Minerals Strategy aims to increase the value added onshore to Australia’s vast mineral resources, rather than simply exporting undifferentiated mineral commodities. However it stops short of being the comprehensive policy we need to develop value-added industries. The strategy sets out a vision to grow our critical minerals wealth, create…

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Manufacturing the Energy Revolution summit to be held August 2-3 in Canberra

Weld Australia and the Australia Institute’s Centre for Future Work will host Manufacturing the Energy Revolution: Industrial Opportunities from Renewable Energy on August 2 and 3, an event focussing on the challenges and opportunities presented by decarbonising the nation’s energy supply. The legislated emissions reductions targets of 43 per cent (on 2005 levels) by 2030…

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H3 and Kite team up for hydrogen fuel cell powered electric aviation

Toulouse, France-based H3 Dynamics and Melbourne-based electric aviation motor manufacturer Kite Magnetics have joined forces to develop cutting-edge hydrogen-electric propulsion system for the aviation sector. The collaboration aims to support aircraft manufacturers in adopting new green hydrogen and electric technologies and accelerating the development of advanced aero-compliant systems. Founder and CEO of Kite Magnetics Dr…

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