There’s a buzz about ‘sustainable’ fuels – but they cannot solve aviation’s colossal climate woes

By Susanne Becken, Griffith University; Brendan Mackey, Griffith University, and David Simon Lee, Manchester Metropolitan University The global airline industry is fast recovering from the unprecedented pause to flying imposed by COVID-19. In some parts of the world, such as the Middle East, airlines are even expanding rapidly – well beyond pre-pandemic levels. But how…

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CSIRO report considers potential of manufacturing with CO2 in the NT

CSIRO has released a new report examining the prospects of carbon dioxide utilisation in the Northern Territory, which will help inform the business case for a proposed Northern Territory Low Emission Hub (NTLEH.) The Opportunities for CO2 Utilisation in the Northern Territory report has been delivered to the territory government and stakeholders, CSIRO said in…

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Manufacturing looks to efficiency, productivity and sustainability – Comm Bank

Australian manufacturers expect to increase production volumes in the next 12 months, supported by higher capital expenditure and investment in technology, a new CommBank report shows. The new 2023 CommBank Manufacturing Insights Report reveals that 72 per cent of manufacturers in Australia expect to increase production levels in the next 12 months, while the same…

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Vast Solar gains partner for solar methanol export

Vast Solar has executed a letter of intent (LOI) with German energy company Mabanaft GmbH & Co. KG for potential offtake and equity investment in Solar Methanol 1 (SM1), Vast’s world-first green methanol demonstration plant. Vast is a concentrated solar thermal power (CSP) technology and project developer, which boasts technology to generate green, dispatchable utility-scale…

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