Calix low emissions lime technology in UK boost

The UK Government’s Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ) has announced that the Buxton Lime Net Zero project utilising Australian company Calix technology has successfully passed the due diligence phase of the country’s Industrial Carbon Capture (ICC) funding scheme. This is seen by project proponents UK construction company Tarmac and Calix subsidiary Leilac…

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Best of the week — the five most popular stories among @AuManufacturing’s readers

What were the five biggest stories of the week? Here’s what visitors to this site were reading. 5) RAIL AGREEMENT TO MAKE SYSTEMS MORE INTEROPERABLE The federal government and rail industry stakeholders have signed an agreement to standardise rail systems and bring Australia’s rail network into the 21st century. The Australian and Victorian governments and…

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New Japanese investment in MCi Carbon

Japan’s Mizuho Bank has announced a US$5 million investment in Canberra-based carbon capture and storage startup MCi Carbon. The company, which captures industrial emissions and utilises them to make products and materials using a chemical process called mineral carbonation, received the investment from the bank’s ‘Transition Investment Facility’ which commits seed or early-stage equity investments.…

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UNSW nuclear engineering head: Training enough for AUKUS to be “incredibly difficult” 

There are vast technical hurdles and skills availability issues to deliver the AUKUS submarine program, according to Dr Edward Obbard, the head of UNSW’s nuclear engineering program, based on an analysis of the those needed to build, operate and maintain the new fleet. Prime minister Anthony Albanese recently announced a project worth up $368 billion,…

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Civmec announces major resources engineering contracts

Engineering group Civmec has announced $100 million worth of manufacturing, construction and maintenance orders for fabrications for Western Australian mining infrastructure. The company has been awarded three new contracts for the proposed Albemarle Lithium Kemerton expansion project in WA (pictured). Civmec will fabricate 25 carbon steel tanks for the project which will be fabricated, assembled…

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Wayne Driver, SMC Corporation Australia New Zealand Managing Director, announces retirement

SMC Corporation Australia New Zealand has announced that its Managing Director, Wayne Driver, will be taking an early retirement due to unspecified health and personal reasons, effective April 1.  This decision marks the end of his 33-year tenure at SMC, a Japanese-headquartered specialist in pneumatic and electric automation equipment. “This decision has not been taken…

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