House committee inquiry into food and beverage manufacturing launched

Following the November release of its report into advanced manufacturing, the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Resources has launched another inquiry, this time into food and beverage manufacturing. The committee released the terms of reference for its work on Wednesday, inviting submissions from interested individuals and organisations. It follows a reference…

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Grants up to $1 million available through Global Science & Technology Diplomacy Fund

Applications are open for the first round of grants under the federal government’s $6 million Global Science & Technology Diplomacy Fund – Strategic Element, with a stated aim to “strengthen scientific collaboration with our nearest neighbours” in the Asia-Pacific region.  Australian researchers and businesses can apply for grants valued between $100,000 to $1,000,000 for projects…

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Malabar biomethane project gains GreenPower certification

Jemena’s Malabar Biomethane Project, which is injecting biomethane from processed wastewater in the gas network, has become the first renewable gas project to receive certification under the new GreenPower accreditation program. The GreenPower Renewable Gas Certification Pilot was launched in 2023 and operates nationwide. According to its website, certification enables commercial and industrial users “to…

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Australian Vanadium produces first battery electrolyte

Australian Vanadium Limited has successfully produced its first high purity vanadium electrolyte, ready for use in vanadium redox flow batteries. Production follows the commissioning of the company’s vanadium electrolyte manufacturing facility in Perth in December. Independent analysis of the vanadium electrolyte produced at the facility shows that the impurities in the electrolyte were well within…

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Satellite receiver to be developed for Moon to Mars

The Australian Space Agency has funded the development of an Australian aerospace grade Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver. The receiver, funded under its Moon to Mars Supply Chain Capability Improvement Grants scheme, is destined for use in various aerospace applications such as rockets, satellites, and aircraft. Queensland-based Gilmour Space Technologies, in collaboration with the…

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AML3D gains AS9100D accreditation

Wire arc additive manufacturing specialist AML3D has announced its attainment of AS9100D:2016, an aerospace standard Quality Management System accreditation. According to a statement from the company on Tuesday, the accreditation will enable it to manufacture flight and non-flight components, certified for the aviation, space and defence industries. The QMS covers quality assurance and risk management.…

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