Carbonix and H3 Dynamics to develop hydrogen-electric drone

Australian UAV producer Carbonix and hydrogen-focused H3 Dynamics are working together to develop and produce the first Australian hydrogen-electric vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) unmanned aircraft system (UAS). ‘Moving fast and starting now’, H3 Dynamics will be integrating its off-the-shelf hydrogen systems to Carbonix’ existing fleet of small unmanned VTOL systems – enabling training and…

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1414 Degrees’ SiBox system milestone

Energy storage system developer 1414 Degrees has successfully reached a major milestone in the development of its SiBox molten silicon energy storage demonstration module. A furnace has been installed and heated to 1420°C, with construction almost complete. According to the company: “What this means, is that we’re confident moving forward with the installation of our…

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Property developer backs Whyalla green hydrogen and greensteel projects

By Peter Roberts One of Australia’s most respected property developers has put a bold plan to the South Australian government to revive the steel city of Whyalla by building hotels and thousands of new homes to house a massive influx of residents needed to support planned green hydrogen and green steel manufacturing facilities. With the…

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Digital shipbuilding revolution propels the Hunter programme forward

Australia’s largest manufacturing project – the construction of frigates for the Royal Australian Navy – is gaining momentum at the Osborne naval shipyard in Adelaide. Here Craig Lockhart outlines BAE Systems Australia’s vision of an all-digital shipyard. BAE Systems is progressing the world’s most advanced anti-submarine warfare frigate and building a critical industrial capability that…

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Industry-led research drives manufacturing growth – report

By Peter Roberts The importance of linking manufacturers to public sector research capabilities compared to grant-focused programmes favoured by the previous Coalition government has been confirmed through a major study of the Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (IMCRC). The report by consultants ACIL Allen report found the IMCRC’s 71 manufacturing R&D projects were on track…

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