Lactalis Australia to shut Rockhampton site, scale back South Brisbane output due to Queensland milk shortage

Dairy business Lactalis Australia will close its Rockhampton factory at the end of the month and scale back yoghurt production at its South Brisbane site, citing changes to milk supply within Queensland. In a statement, Lactalis said the Rockhampton factory had not been at full production – running only three or four days a week…

Scott Morrison’s gas transition plan is a dangerous road to nowhere

By Tim Baxter, Fellow – Melbourne Law School; Senior Researcher – Climate Council; Associate – Australian-German Climate and Energy College, University of Melbourne As Australia continues to battle horrific bushfires, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a renewed focus on gas-fired electricity to reduce emissions and lower energy prices. This is a dangerous and completely…

Cellmid secures China patent coverage for hair loss

Bio-technology developer Cellmid has secured patent coverage for its Evolis anti-ageing hair care and hair loss products in the potentially large China market. The Chinese Patent Office has issued notification of its grant of the patent “method of treatment of Alopecia with Monoterpenoids.” Monoterpenoids are a class of terpenes found in botanical extracts and formulated…

LeafCann to invest $350 million in cannabis venture

A little known Adelaide company LeafCann is planning to invest $350 million in a major cannabis cultivation and production system, according to federal industry minister, Karen Andrews. The company, one of three to receive major project status from Canberra, plans a state-of-the-art cultivation and production facility in South Australia. Other projects are: # PhytoGro’s $140…

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,…