Queensland’s Black Sky to test rocket motors

Rocket launch provider, Black Sky Aerospace and UK company Raptor Aerospace will conduct an international rocket motor test and sounding rocket launch campaign in Queensland’s outback. The campaign will begin later this month at the Beyond the Blue Aerospace sub-orbital launch facility at Goondiwindi, with Raptor testing and space qualifying their launch vehicles and systems.…

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Lactalis Australia to shut Rockhampton site, scale back South Brisbane output due to Queensland milk shortage

Dairy business Lactalis Australia will close its Rockhampton factory at the end of the month and scale back yoghurt production at its South Brisbane site, citing changes to milk supply within Queensland. In a statement, Lactalis said the Rockhampton factory had not been at full production – running only three or four days a week…

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Scott Morrison’s gas transition plan is a dangerous road to nowhere

By Tim Baxter, Fellow – Melbourne Law School; Senior Researcher – Climate Council; Associate – Australian-German Climate and Energy College, University of Melbourne As Australia continues to battle horrific bushfires, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a renewed focus on gas-fired electricity to reduce emissions and lower energy prices. This is a dangerous and completely…

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Cellmid secures China patent coverage for hair loss

Bio-technology developer Cellmid has secured patent coverage for its Evolis anti-ageing hair care and hair loss products in the potentially large China market. The Chinese Patent Office has issued notification of its grant of the patent “method of treatment of Alopecia with Monoterpenoids.” Monoterpenoids are a class of terpenes found in botanical extracts and formulated…

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Continuing gas, coal use without sustainable policies – infographic

The World’s Projected Energy Mix, from 2018-2040 Since 1977, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has put together the World Energy Outlook, a highly anticipated annual report that looks towards the future of energy production and consumption on a global basis. In the latest edition, the report dives into two very different policy scenarios that help…

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LeafCann to invest $350 million in cannabis venture

A little known Adelaide company LeafCann is planning to invest $350 million in a major cannabis cultivation and production system, according to federal industry minister, Karen Andrews. The company, one of three to receive major project status from Canberra, plans a state-of-the-art cultivation and production facility in South Australia. Other projects are: # PhytoGro’s $140…

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