$425 million hydrogen from biomass plant planned for SA

Greenhill Energy has announced a $425 million investment to construct Australia’s first large scale integrated waste-to-hydrogen processing facility on a 20 hectare site at Tailem Bend, on the Murray River in South Australia. The Riverbend Energy Hub plant will upcycle biomass and landfill waste and methane emissions into low-cost clean hydrogen, producing energy and high-value…

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Best of the year — the five most popular stories among readers for 2023

What were the five biggest stories of the year? Here’s what visitors to this site were reading. 5) Australia’s 50 most innovative manufacturers revealed @AuManufacturing and the Australian Manufacturing Forum’s first quest to identify Australia’s 50 most innovative manufacturers ended in July, and a second iteration of the series kicked off last month. We learned…

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More research cuts – national innovation in freefall

A $46.2 million cut to research commercialisation unveiled in the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook undermines confidence with national investment in R&D, according to peak body in science and technology, Science & Technology Australia. The cut of $46.2 million over four years to Australia’s new research commercialisation fund – Australia’s Economic Accelerator – amounts to…

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AVL’s vanadium electrolyte facility complete

Australian Vanadium Ltd‘s (AVL’s) vanadium electrolyte manufacturing facility has been completed in Perth’s northern suburbs (pictured), furthering the development of Australian battery supply chains. Used in vanadium redox flow batteries considered suited to stationary facilities, the plant can produce up to 33MWh of high purity electrolyte per annum. AVL will now qualify its production with…

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