Townsville company awarded state government support to make water treatment chemicals

Cleveland Bay Chemical Company (CBCC) has earned support under the Essential Goods and Supply Chain Program to begin production of a chemical used in water treatment. The industrial chemical manufacturer was awarded an unspecified amount, according a statement from the Queensland government on Wednesday, to begin producing aluminium chlorohydrate (ACH) at its Townsville factory. The…

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Australian renewables companies team up on solar energy work

Capricorn Power and Impacts Solar announced a strategic partnership agreement on Thursday, aiming to combine Capricorn’s heat engine and Impacts’ solar collectors to “increase efficiency and drive down the cost of solar power.” “This partnership aims to address the enormous unmet demand for sustainable heat and power in every community,” said Capricorn Power CEO, Mike…

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Universities make breakthroughs in quantum computing

Progress by two international university research collaborations has seen their projects extended by two years with funding from Defence’s Next Generation Technologies Fund (NGTF). The Australian project teams will receive $2 million each to expand work under the Australia—US Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (AUSMURI) program. Griffith University, the University of Technology Sydney, and the University…

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Covid brings Victorian vaccine and pharmaceutical innovation

By Peter Roberts The pieces are beginning to fall into place for the production of mRNA vaccines in Victoria, and possibly Queensland. Driven by the success of the first vaccine’s developed using the novel technology by Pfizer and Moderna, both states are backing local mRNA technology development, with Victoria in April committing $50 million. A…

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