USQ leads bid for ten-year hemp CRC

University of Southern Queensland is leading a bid for a ten-year Cooperative Research Centre, which would “explore the immense production possibilities of hemp”. According to a statement from USQ on Monday, core research areas would include production, health and materials streams. Supporters of a thriving industrial hemp industry in Australia point to attributes such as…

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Neoen shows the electricity industry has become storage

By Peter Roberts French renewable energy storage developer Neoen is showing how a new element of the electricity industry is emerging as highly profitable, taking the shine off traditional generation, distribution and retailing. The company owns the original big battery the Hornsdale Power Reserve in South Australia of 150MW/193.5MWh, as well as the Victorian Big…

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Ampcontrol shows off new EV charger for mine electricifation

Hunter Valley electrical engineering manufacturer Ampcontrol has showcased a mine specification DC Electric Vehicle Charger at mine innovation event the International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) in Sydney, NSW. The company displayed a range of mining electrification solutions including Electric Vehicle Charging for mine sites at IMARC. A number of DC chargers and DRIFTEX, the…

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Manufacturing news briefs — stories you might have missed

Applications open for 2023 Venture Catalyst Space programme Applications for the University of South Australia’s Innovation & Collaboration Centre’s (ICC) Venture Catalyst Space are now open. Supported by the South Australian government the programme connects founders with industry experts including from NASA, the Australian Space Agency, Defence SA, Airbus and the Smart SatCRC. Since its…

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$600,000 funding for innovative defence projects

A research project that will utilise satellite technology to aid in disaster response is one of four initiatives to receive funding in the latest round of grants from South Australia’s Defence Innovation Partnership’s Collaborative Research Fund (CRF). The research introduce a new technique for satellite-based connectivity for emergency services and Defence personnel in hazardous environments…

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