$28 million for defence innovation goes to nine new contracts

The Defence Innovation Hub has announced its latest round of grants to industry worth $28 million, with grant funds going to nine new contracts and two existing projects. Two of the recipients, BlueZone Group and QinetiQ, were awarded contracts to further develop promising technologies that have previously received grant funding support. BlueZone Group won a…

Sage Automation proves bag-drop units at Singapore’s Changi airport

Following success of bag-drop units and screens at Singapore’s Changi Airport, Adelaide’s Sage Automation has seen success penetrating other global aviation markets. The company was approached by ICM Airport Technics, an Amadeus company, to identify improvements to the self-service bag drop solutions in provides for airports and airlines all over the world. The units are…

Repurpose It converts glass waste into manufacturing feedstock

After an eight month operation led by the Victorian Environment Protection Authority, the last truckload of contaminated glass waste from Glass Recovery Services (GRS) has been removed from a site in Melbourne for recycling. Here, Aristos Karavias of waste to resources business Repurpose It takes up the story. According to the Environment Protection Authority (EPA)…

Infinite Blue Energy progresses Perth green hydrogen plant

Infinite Blue Energy has partnered with Petrofac for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of its $350 million Arrowsmith Hydrogen Project to be constructed north of Perth, according to reports. Petrofac, an international energy services firm, will progress the Arrowsmith project to support a final investment decision in early 2021. Destined to become Australia’s largest…

The 2020-21 budget falls short of the reset for manufacturing we need

Budget analysis by Peter Roberts The 2020-21 federal budget has been packaged and sold as many things, from one for jobs, to a reset for manufacturing. There are certainly a multitude of initiatives, but this is certainly not a budget that will ‘galvanise investment in Australian manufacturing’ to quote industry minister Karen Andrews. The problem…