Pure Hydrogen secures land for Queensland hydrogen hub

Clean energy and mobility company Pure Hydrogen has leased a 4,000m² site at Archerfield Airport, Queensland for its first demonstration hydrogen micro-hub (pictured). Pure intends to manufacture green hydrogen fuel at Archerfield, 11km from Brisbane CBD, to service commercial transport operators and the aviation industry. An electrolyser has been ordered which will use ‘green’ electricity…

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Titomic announces sale of TKF metal 3D printing systems 3d printer manufacturer Titomic has announced the sale of cold spray additive manufacturing systems and associated equipment to Spanish technology centre Fundacion Centre Technologico Miranda de Ebro (CTME). The sale includes D633 medium-pressure and D523 low-pressure cold spray systems, a powder feeder and integrated spray booth…

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IDT and Sanofi to manufacture mRNA vaccines under development

Drug development company IDT Australia and pharmaceutical business Sanofi have signed an agreement for the good manufacturing practice (cGMP) manufacture of Sanofi’s mRNA vaccines now under development. The partners will collaborate to advance mRNA-based vaccine formulation, development and manufacture at IDT’s aseptic sterile injectables filling facilities in Melbourne (pictured) in volumes needed for clinical trials…

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Victoria University gets $1.5 million in funding for new machinery

The federal government has announced $1.5 million in funding for Victoria University’s Sunshine campus as part of the TAFE Technology Fund. According to a statement from skills minister Brendan O’Connor on Tuesday, the funding to the dual-sector provider will be used for “cutting-edge machines to support the establishment of the Western Melbourne Precinct for Advanced…

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From soft plastics waste to structural building panels

Australian composites manufacturer Sustainable Infrastructure Systems (SIS) has revealed innovative structural building panels made from glass fibre-reinforced polymer (GFRP) and discarded soft plastics. The lightweight, high-strength composite panels are the first in the world to be manufactured using post-consumer mixed soft plastics, which are blended with a proprietary material matrix, according to an announcement. The…

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MGA Thermal raises $5.7 million for energy storage

Clean energy company MGA Thermal has secured an additional $5.7 million in funding, taking its recent funding round total to approximately $14 million. The company, which is demonstrating the scale and industrial capabilities of its thermal energy storage systems, was supported by returning investors including Main Sequence, Melt Ventures and new investor JEKARA. The funding…

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EOS demonstrates counter drone capabilities in the US

EOS Defense Systems USA has participated in the US Army’s Project Convergence Capstone 4 (PC-C4) at the Army’s National Training Center in Fort Irwin, California. The subsidiary of Electro Optic Systems Limited demonstrated the capabilities of an R600 Remote Weapon Station (pictured) equipped with a Northrop Grumman M230LF cannon, coaxial machine gun, and four Javelin…

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Eight grants to develop priority defence capabilities

Eight small to medium-sized businesses delivering priority capabilities for Defence will be assisted by federal government grants totalling $3.47 million. The Defence Global Competitiveness and Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority grant programmes help Australian businesses boost manufacturing, harness their expertise and increase jobs. The latest recipients are: QPE Advanced Manufacturing (pictured) will receive $1 million to…

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Our great leap backward in China trade ignores China specialists

By Katie Howe Last week Prime Minister Albanese cheerfully welcomed the Chinese government’s removal of import duties on Australian wine. Following numerous government-to-government talks held in Canberra and Beijing over recent months, it was seen as a positive step in a new era of Australia-China relations. For winemakers, it was merely a small win on…

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