ARENA backs huge Pilbara green hydrogen plant

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) is backing construction of one of the world’s largest green hydrogen production plants, announcing conditional approval for a $47.5 million grant towards ENGIE’s renewable hydrogen and ammonia project near Karratha in Western Australia. The $87 million Yuri project includes a 10 megawatt (MW) electrolyser to produce renewable hydrogen, 18…

Details

Ausev’s stepped plans to manufacture electric utility trucks in Australia

Hopes are rising, including from Tesla chair Robyn Denholm, that Australia can revive automotive manufacturing by producing electric vehicles. Here Peter Roberts visits one company that is advancing plans to electrify – Ausev. From the outside the factory looks much like any other along the main road through Brendale in Brisbane’s outer northern suburbs. But…

Details

International Graphite fires up battery anode graphite pilot plant

International Graphite has successfully commissioned its new pilot scale graphite micronising and spheroidising equipment at its downstream processing facility at Collie in Western Australia. Graphite has a wide range of uses including battery anode material (BAM), while refractory materials account for 43 per cent of global consumption. Executive chairman Phil Hearse said: “This is a…

Details

Episode 16 — Mark Chilcote from Energy Renaissance

In episode 16 of @AuManufacturing Conversations with Brent Balinski, we hear from Mark Chilcote, Managing Director of Energy Renaissance. ER was founded in 2015, is currently running a pilot plant at Tomago, and is preparing to begin volume production of lithium ion batteries by the end of the year.   This interview comes during a week…

Details

How data analytics solutions support operational excellence

As part of @AuManufacturing’s and International Exhibition & Conference Group’s editorial partnership for this month’s Modern Manufacturing Expo in Sydney, today we profile Mitsubishi Electric’s Data Analytics Solutions. Peter Drucker’s statement that ‘you can’t manage what you can’t measure’ has quickly become the new business mantra. Reliable, accurate information is imperative to the development of…

Details

APPMA and Modern Manufacturing Expo Join Forces

As part of @AuManufacturing’s and International Exhibition & Conference Group’s editorial partnership in this month’s Modern Manufacturing Expo in Sydney, we take a look at the Expo’s links with the packaging and processing machinery sector. International Exhibition & Conference Group, organisers of the upcoming Modern Manufacturing Expo, has announced a partnership with the Australian Packaging…

Details

Modern manufacturing techniques set to create industry opportunity – CSIRO

As part of @AuManufacturing’s and International Exhibition & Conference Group’s editorial partnership this month’s Modern Manufacturing Expo in Sydney. In an increasingly competitive global landscape, Australia’s manufacturers are recommended not to delay the implementation of Industry 4.0/5.0 technologies and shift to ‘Modern Digital Manufacturing.’ Fortunately, there’s never been a better time – or more support…

Details

Innovation precincts deliver outsized benefits – NSW government report

Successful innovation precincts deliver outsized economic and productivity benefits for government, businesses, investors and workers according to a new report from the NSW Innovation and Productivity Council. The report, NSW Innovation Precincts: Lessons from International Experience, identifies the economic benefits of innovation precincts which include higher than average productivity, greater resilience to economic downturns and…

Details