How an Aussie invention could soon cut 5% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions

By Andrew Blakers, Professor of Engineering, Australian National University In the 1980s, a global race was underway: to find a more efficient way of converting energy from the sun into electricity. Some 30 years ago, our research team at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) came up with a breakthrough, called the PERC silicon…

1414 Degrees successfully trials biogas energy storage

Energy storage company 1414 Degrees (ASX: 14D) has successfully integrated its GAS-TESS energy storage system with a SA Water wastewater treatment plant. The system is the first in the world to store energy from biogas created in the waste treatment industry in molten silicon, recovering the energy later to generate electricity. As reported in @AuManufacturing,…

Orthocell receives $2.9 million R&D refund

Nerve technology developer Orthocell (ASX:OCC) has received a $2.9 million R&D tax incentive refund for the 2018/19 financial year. The Perth company, which is commercialising its CelGro product to facilitate the regeneration of severed peripheral nerves, will invest the funds to accelerate regulatory approvals and to advance R&D. The company also recently raised new capital…

Australian Vanadium in talks with Chinese steelmaker

Resources and chemicals group Australian Vanadium (ASX: AVL) has signed an agreement which could see its services and products sold into the China market. The company, which is developing large-scale vanadium deposits and manufactures vanadium battery electrolyte, signed agreements with Hebei Yanshan Vanadium and Titanium Industry Technology Research Co to allow the negotiation of a…