WA first with green hydrogen microgrid

​Australia’s first renewable hydrogen microgrid has been launched in Denham, Western Australia where it will produce renewable energy that could power 100 households, or 20 per cent of Denham’s residents and businesses. Delivered by Horizon Power and Hybrid Systems Australia, the project is expected to offset 140,000 litres of diesel fuel each year, and is…

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Pilbara Minerals grant to move up the lithium value chain

Western Australian lithium producer Pilbara Minerals has secured a 10-year debt facility from the federal government to support the expansion of its Pilgangoora operation (pictured) underpinning its moves further down the battery materials supply chain. The facility, provided through the Export Finance Australia (EFA) and Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) agencies, will support construction of…

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Monash University team enters artificial heart competition A team of Monash University biomedical engineering students has launched Heart Hackathon, a global artificial heart competition. According to a statement from Monash, the team is harnessing the greatest emerging minds in biotech innovation to design and commercialise a robotic heart that will help the 64 million people…

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Australia’s place in the semiconductor world: the current ‘state of the world’

In the second day of our Australia’s place in the semiconductor world editorial series, Glenn Downey and Steven Duvall provide part two of their four-part feature. Here is a look at what certain nations are doing to respond to the challenges of the era. 1) Introduction The article continues our four-part series on semiconductors and their…

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Defence to draw on domestic industry – Richard Marles

Acting Prime Minister and defence minister Richard Marles has committed the government to more effectively draw on domestic as well as international industry to sustain Australia’s defence capabilities. Addressing the Sydney Institute, Marles said industry was part of strengthening the lethality, resilience and readiness of the Australian Defence Force. Marles said: “The war in Ukraine…

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Lockheed Martin backs space education programme

Lockheed Martin Australia and the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Canberra Space will develop a comprehensive space education programme with research and development (R&D) and industry engagement pathways. A two-year MoU agreement will underpin collaboration between LMA and the university as part of the US company’s commitment to developing capabilities, training and educational opportunities…

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