Think tank backs Future Made in Australia support for renewables

A new report from independent think tank Beyond Zero Emissions (BZE) has backed the direct support for industry being proposed for the federal government’s Future Made in Australia policy initiative. The report – Make it here: building Australia’s clean industrial future – calls for decisive action to best harness Australia’s abundant and raw minerals, and…

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AML3D awarded $1.54 million contract on copper-nickel alloys for US submarines

Wire arc additive manufacturing business AML3D has announced receipt of a purchase order worth $US $1.01 million (approximately $1.54 million) to support qualification testing of copper-nickel (Cu-Ni) alloys for US Department of Defense applications.  The original contract to develop and test AM Cu-Ni components for the US Navy’s submarine program was announced in September last…

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Titomic enters US defence market with metal 3D printer sale

Metal additive manufacturing machinery manufacturer Titomic has broken into the US defence market with the sale of a custom Titomic Kinetic Fusion System (TKF System) to US-based venture business Triton Systems. The $1.2 million system, to be delivered within 9 months, is part of Triton’s larger strategic investment in developing new and innovative manufacturing applications.…

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Towards 3% R&D – Higher education in its biggest-ever decline by Professor Roy Green

As we have been publishing our editorial series – Towards 3% R&D – Turbocharging Australia’s Innovation Effort – new statistics have emerged that show that even higher education research, until now a national strongpoint, is faltering. Professor Roy Green details the biggest decline ever recorded in higher education research. The newly released Australian Bureau of…

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Grant to accelerate decarbonisation of cement for ADBRI

The federal government has awarded building materials group Adbri a $50 million grant as part of the Commonwealth’s Powering the Regions Fund which will speed decarbonisation of hard to abate cement production. The funds will increase capacity and production of lower carbon cementitious products at the company’s Birkenhead, Adelaide cement plant, South Australia’s largest. The…

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Towards 3% R&D – innovation in biofuels by Geoff Bell of MicroBioGen

Biofuels are one of Australia’s biggest industrial and environmental opportunities. Today in our editorial series – Towards 3% R&D – Turbocharging Australia’s Innovation Effort – Geoff Bell looks at what is needed to make promise a reality. Australia, with its extensive demand for air travel and rich natural resources like biomass, solar and wind, is…

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Cyclopharm achieves streamlined reimbursement for Technegas in the US

Cyclopharm’s Technegas radiopharmaceutical imaging system has achieved a streamlined reimbursement approval process in the United States, boosting its prospects in what is the world’s largest market. The Sydney company has received a Coding Determination for Technegas from the Center for Medicare Medicaid Services (CMS), which means users will have a unique identifier which streamlines their…

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$22.5 million Early Career Industry Fellowships round supports research into atomic clocks, new batteries, soft electronics and more

The Australian Research Council (ARC) has announced $22.5 million in funding for 50 fellowships under the Industry Fellowships Program. Projects cover salary contributions for up to three years and project costs up to $150,000 under the program, which operates across industry, community organisation, not-for-profit, and other sectors and seeks “to facilitate the adoption, translation and…

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