Li-S Energy proves safety of lithium sulphur batteries

Battery technology company Li-S Energy has announced that its GEN3 semi-solid-state lithium sulfur (Li-S) battery cells have successfully passed a series of nail penetration tests with the results exceeding both the civilian and US military performance standards. The company tested its multi-layer semi-solid-state 2.5Ah lithium sulfur cells built on the company’s Phase 2 micro-production line…

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Nominations open for NSW Export Awards 2024

Nominations have opened for NSW’s annual export awards, with the program covering 13 national categories and five NSW categories and accepting nominations until Friday June 14. In a statement on Wednesday, Investment NSW’s Deputy Secretary Katie Knight said the state’s exports continued to grow, currently contributing $150 billion, and with trade supporting one in five…

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A new spin on an old concept

Australian Turntable Company is in demand all over the world in its niche: designing, engineering, assembling and maintaining platforms that spin. Brent Balinski speaks to Managing Director Ben Chapman about the regional Victorian company’s story, and the imminent launch of its very first first business-to-consumer product. It was the middle-aughts. Then as now, Iran’s military…

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Towards 3% R&D – government and business leadership by David Martin

Today our editorial series – Towards 3% R&D – Turbocharging Australia’s Innovation Effort – turns to the critical importance of leadership from governments and business leaders in reversing the innovation slump. By David Martin of Ai Group. Leaders have the responsibility to shape the future of their firms by identifying opportunities and strategically aligning the…

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Towards 3% R&D – Reach for the Moon to innovate by Xavier Orr

@AuManufacturing turns today in our editorial series – Towards 3% R&D – Turbocharging Australia’s Innovation Effort – to one of the bright sparks in the innovation scene – the development of a research-based space industry. By Xavier Orr. Australia’s space sector has skyrocketed in the past two decades. As of 2008, Australia was the only…

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PsiQuantum to build $1bn fault tolerant quantum computer

The Australian and Queensland Governments will invest almost $1 billion into frontier technology company PsiQuantum to build the world’s first fault tolerant quantum computer in Brisbane. The investment follows decades of investment by governments in quantum computing research which has established a healthy science based start up sector, however the size of the investment is…

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Space Machines Company-led project awarded $8.5 million through International Space Investment India Projects

Satellite manufacturer Space Machines Company has announced a joint Indian-Australian mission on space debris management, supported by an $8.5 million grant from the Australian government. SMC, which bills itself an “in-space servicing firm”, announced “Space MAITRI” (मैत्री, or Mission for Australia-India’s Technology, Research and Innovation) on Tuesday, saying the joint industry-led mission will “demonstrate progress…

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No threat to farm land: just 1,200 square kilometres can fulfil Australia’s solar and wind energy needs

By Andrew Blakers, Australian National University As Australia’s rapid renewable energy rollout continues, so too does debate over land use. Nationals Leader David Littleproud, for example, claimed regional areas had reached “saturation point” and cannot cope with more wind and solar farms and transmission lines. So how much land is needed to fully decarbonise energy…

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