ARENA backs Gladstone renewable hydrogen project

he Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced $20 million in funding to Stanwell Corporation to support a front-end engineering and design (FEED) study for a large-scale renewable hydrogen project in Gladstone, Queensland. The $117 million project will finalise the development stage of the Central Queensland Hydrogen (CQ-H2) Project, which will initially involve the installation…

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ClearVue to build WA solar PV and nanoparticle manufacturing facility

Building-integrated photovoltaics company ClearVue Technologies has been awarded a $2 million grant from the Western Australian government to bring manufacturing of its core components onshore. The company will establish a WA-based photovoltaic (PV) and nanoparticle components manufacturing facility. Onshoring will mitigate supply chain risks in line with the company’s global strategy, while benefitting the economy,…

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Batteries are the environmental Achilles heel of electric vehicles – unless we repair, reuse and recycle them

By Mehdi Seyedmahmoudian, Swinburne University of Technology; Alex Stojcevski, Swinburne University of Technology, and Saad Mekhilef, Swinburne University of Technology Electric vehicle advocates say the cars ultimately have a smaller carbon footprint than their fossil-fuelled counterparts and could resolve our energy concerns for good. Well, fair enough, but questions arise when we dig into the…

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