The Australian Renewable Energy Agency has awarded a $5.9 million grant for a project that will see biomethane injected into the gas network for the first time in Australia.
The Tasmanian government has announced $2.6 million in support for three feasibility studies on large-scale hydrogen projects.
Grants totalling $10.5 million and going to 15 organisations through the National Product Stewardship Investment Fund have been announced.
The $540 million Australian Business Growth Fund has been officially launched, despite legislation unlocking $100 million in Commonwealth funding still languishing in Parliament.
Wireless control company Kord Defence has earned a $3.4 million contract through the Defence Innovation Hub.
The T3 Cleanrooms at Brisbane’s Translational Research Institute were officially launched on Wednesday.
Silentium Defence has secured a $3.2m contract from the Australian Department of Defence to advance, deploy and demonstrate its passive radar system for monitoring traffic in space.
Logan City Council has claimed an Australian first, implementing a process to turn sewage into energy and biochar at Loganholme Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Peter Rowland contributes to the discussion around “picking winners” in the wake of the federal government’s industry policy release.
Budget’s $1bn research boost is a welcome first step. Billions more, plus policy reforms, will be needed
The extra A$1 billion funding from January 2021 provides a critical stop-gap. It will help recover some of the lost research momentum. But what will happen after 2021?