Austal and Spectainer collaborate on shipping container system

Shipbuilder Austal and shipping container innovator Spectainer are collaborating on the industrialisation of Spectainer’s collapsible shipping containers. Spectainer’s system involves fully automated, horizontally collapsing containers (pictured) which can be expanded or collapsed for easy transport . The container, though not the first collapsing container, answers one of the key choke points of global shipping –…

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Defence signals geospatial goods and services purchases

The defence department has signalled purchases of geospatial goods and services from Australian and international companies as it moves to improve the flow of data to support defence and national interests. The department has established the Geospatial Goods and Services Standing Offer Panel (GeoPanel) to buy ‘goods, services and relevant emerging geospatial technologies’ from approved…

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Sparc Hydrogen meets goals for catalytic production of hydrogen

Technology development company Sparc Hydrogen is on track to meet key project milestones in proving the feasibility of an Australian technology that produces green hydrogen through the use of a thermo-photocatalyst and solar radiation, avoiding more traditional and costly electrolysis. Developed by the Flinders and Adelaide universities, the technology has the potential to create significant…

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Boeing and Ruag team up for maintenance, repair

Boeing Defence Australia and Ruag Australia have signed a component repair framework contract to beef up their aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) capabilities. Under the contract locally-owned Ruag will perform enhanced intermediate-level repairs on an initial three components for the RAAF’s F/A-18F and EA-18G Growler aircraft, with the potential to support further components in…

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Pure Battery Technologies progresses battery materials hub

Battery cathode materials producer Pure Battery Technologies has appointed resource consulting firm, Worley as the Feasibility Engineering provider for its planned Western Australian (WA) cathode active materials and precursors (pCAM) Hub. The Brisbane company has an existing refinery in Hagen, Germany and is developing the WA hub as part of plans to increase global production…

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