Dyno Nobel tests feasibility of making ammonia with renewables

Explosives manufacturer Dyno Nobel, part of the Incitec Pivot group, will test the feasibility of manufacturing ammonia using renewable energy at its Moranbah site (pictured) near Queensland’s Bowen basin. The company has received a $980,000 grant from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (Arena) to pursue the Feasibility of Renewable Green Hydrogen project at its ammonia,…

Profiles of success: the juggling act of an Australian company trying to save the world

“The sun never sets on the Calix empire,” says Adam Vincent light-heartedly.    The general manager of R&D joined the company in 2010, five years after it began, and the same year it commissioned its first continuously operating plant at Bacchus Marsh.   Calix operates at nearly 20 locations globally, with its major R&D work…

Clean energy investment collapses as government policy falters

One of the few successful ways Australia has been cutting greenhouse gas emissions – large-scale wind and solar energy installations – is collapsing as a lack of federal government policy hits investment. Figures from the Clean Energy Council show investment commitments in large-scale renewable energy projects have collapsed by more than 50 per cent, falling…