CEFC provides $160 million in finance to link upcoming wind energy precinct to grid

The federal government’s Clean Energy Finance Corporation has announced a $160 million investment to link the upcoming Southern Downs Renewable Energy Zone (REZ) to the national energy grid. According to an announcement from the cleantech investment body, it is the first REZ it has funded, and the project “will unlock an additional 500 MW of…

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Manufacturers contribute more to growth and transformation than thought – study

Manufacturing is viewed by some as a fading sector, inevitably being replaced by new, knowledge and service based industries in developed countries such as the US, UK and Australia. But a study of the behaviour of manufacturing companies over time by researchers at Princeton University has demonstrated that as manufacturing itself changes, it changes the…

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Q-CTRL boosts quantum sensing offerings including defence

Quantum computing hardware error specialist Q-CTRL has introduced its new quantum sensing division reflecting a growing demand and opportunity to deliver sovereign capability to Australia and the AUKUS allies. Quantum sensing allows users to leverage the fragility of quantum computing technology to detect tiny signals for applications in navigation, defence, Earth observation and space. Sydney-based…

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