Solar soaking EVs: trial looks at potential of cars and grid stabilisation

An electric vehicle trial examining the potential role of car batteries in stabilising the grid was launched recently. The EV Grid home-charging trial will include “solar soak” events, said Shaun Reardon, Jemena Networks Executive General Manager, where 170 households across Victoria, Tasmania and the ACT will be asked to charge their vehicles during the day.…

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New sovereign composites manufacturing CRC awarded $70 million in federal funding

Funding has been secured for a new Sovereign Manufacturing Automation for Composites Cooperative Research Centre (SoMAC) CRC through round 23 of the CRC Program. The success of the CRC’s bid was announced on Wednesday, with SoMAC awarded $69.9 million in Commonwealth support and $189.3 million in cash and in-kind contributions provided by its 36 bid…

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BAE Systems Australia secures $50m guided weapons export contract

BAE Systems Australia has announced it has secured a $50 million export contract to deliver critical hardware and software sub-assemblies into the global Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM) programme. BAE Systems provides critical elements of Nato’s ESSM including locally developed launch sequence software and systems, with this contract a fillip to a network of Australian…

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Labor shows its love for Adelaide’s factory of the future

The federal Labor party has again shown its support for the ‘factory of the future’ concept being developed by Flinders University in Adelaide’s Tonsley innovation precinct with a renewed pledge of funding support. Labor has long supported efforts by Flinders’ Australian Industrial Transformation Institute which has established a campus amongst the innovative businesses housed in…

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Manufacturing news briefs – stories you might have missed

CSIRO provides $1 million to new manufacturing cybersecurity program A Swinburne-led program has received more than $1 million from CSIRO’s Data 61 to build cybersecurity and digital transformation skills in the next generation of manufacturing professionals. The CSIRO funding came through its Building National Cybersecurity Capabilities for Digital Transformation in Manufacturing program, which is designed…

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