ANSTO expands to embrace industry

The Lucas Heights nuclear reactor and research precinct has expanded to embrace greater interaction with Australian industry. The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, which runs the OPAL pool reactor, has inaugurated the ANSTO innovation precinct to extend the reach of its unique nuclear capabilities. ANSTO has long performed research for industry using instruments that…

SEA Electric enters US truck market

Electric drivetrain technology developer and manufacturer, SEA Electric is to enter the North American truck market. The company announced it would show two trucks at the ‘Work Truck Show’ in Indianapolis and California’s ‘Advanced Clean Transportation Expo’ in the next two months. The two trucks are nearing completion mounted with SEA Technology battery and drive…

Submarine build – not such a boon for Adelaide?

Defence and industry officials testifying to Senate estimates this week have cast doubt on the potential benefits to the South Australian economy of Australia’s $50 billion French submarine buy. The most damaging testimony to government assurances came from Defence’s deputy secretary, Stephen Johnson, questioned by SA Senator Penny Wong. While the government has claimed the…

Austrade markets Australian Agriculture 4.0

The Australian Trade and Investment Commission is focusing on Agriculture 4.0 as it markets local capabilities and products in this fast-developing area. The Agriculture 4.0 theme will help the global agricultural sector to be more profitable, efficient, safe and environmentally friendly, according to Austrade. “These technologies include biotechnology, smart farming, ‘precision for decision’ agriculture, robotics,…