Calix backs ‘calcium looping’ energy storage

The SOCRATCES Project, backed by decarbonisation technology developer Calix, is investigating the use of ‘calcium looping’ as a form of concentrated solar power (CSP) energy storage. The SOCRATCES Project is commissioning a new application of Calix’s low-emissions lime production technology at the Universidad de Sevilla in Spain (pictured). Seville is one of the leading locations…

CSIRO’S SWIRLFLOW technology’s 25 year’s operation

CSIRO’s SWIRLFLOW industrial mixing technology developed in partnership with Queensland Alumina Limited has marked a 25-year milestone of operations in alumina processing in Australia. Looking like a supercharged stick blender, SWIRLFLOW sits at the top of a mixing tank and generates a tornado-like swirl throughout the fluid, which delivers superior mixing and dispersion of solids…

“Productivity needs to improve,” but is that the real problem – by John Sheridan

“Productivity needs to improve,” says the RBA, BCA, CEDA, Treasury and the Banks. But that is not the real problem argues John Sheridan The RBA, the BCA, government ministers and others are all back on the bandwagon again – “Australia’s productivity needs to improve before people can expect wage rises”. One of the measures of…