Government funder assesses Element 25 manganese project

The Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) has completed a strategic assessment of manganese miner Element 25‘s Butcherbird Stage 2 expansion project. Butcherbird will export manganese to a high-purity manganese sulphate (HPMSM) refinery in Louisiana USA to supply the US electric vehicle battery industry. Element 25 Managing Director Justin Brown said: “The results of our Feasibility…

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Starpharma to establish UK joint venture

Pharmaceutical company Starpharma is to establish a new UK based company called Petalion Therapeutics Limited in joint venture with life sciences investment firm Medicxi,. Petalion will initially focus on developing novel targeted dendrimer-drug conjugate therapies in oncology, utilising Starpharma’s proprietary DEP dendrimer platform technology. Medicxi will fund Petalion with an initial investment of up to…

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Fleet Space Centauri-6 satellite deployed in space

Fleet Space Technologies has announced the successful deployment of its next-generation Centauri-6 satellite on SpaceX’s Bandwagon-1 mission, launched aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The new member of the company’s satellite constellation will help service demand for its end-to-end mineral exploration solution, ExoSphere, while also building capacity to deliver…

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Fortescue opens Gladstone electrolyser facility

Mining and green technology manufacturer Fortescue has officially opened its electrolyser manufacturing facility in Gladstone, Queensland – one of the first globally to house an automated assembly line (pictured). The 15,000sqm advanced manufacturing facility, constructed in just over two years, will have capacity to produce over 2GW of Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) electrolyser stacks annually.…

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Ansell expands with Kimberly-Clark acquisition

Glove and protective clothing manufacturer Ansell is to expand globally with the purchase of Kimberly-Clark’s Personal Protective Equipment business (KCPPE) for $420.5 million (US$640 million) in cash. KCPPE designs and markets hand, body and eye protection products under the Kimtech and KleenGuard brands to customers scientific and industrial markets – its presence in scientific markets…

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Sentient Vision to fall to foreign control in Shield AI takeover

Optical detection and video imagery company Sentient Vision Systems is to fall into overseas control with a takeover by California-based Shield AI. Sentient previously collaborated with Shield to develop a ViDAR-enabled wide area motion imagery (WAMI) solution called ‘Sentient Observer’, which will fly this year. ViDAR is Sentient’s AI system, which uses an Electro-Optic or…

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