Strategic Elements progresses printable electronics

Perth company Strategic Elements has demonstrated its nanocube data storage device (pictured) to a major printed electronics conference in Finland involving 50 companies in the field of printable electronics. The company’s Sydney product engineers, at its subsidiary Australian Advanved Materials, have been working with the University of New South Wales, CSIRO and VTT Finland to…

Plant and other meat and protein alternatives set to shine

The food sector will see continuing growth in alternative, processed protein foods such as plant-based meats and other alternatives, according to a major report from AgriFutures Australia. AgriFutures, the successor to the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC), estimates that additional opportunities for the protein sector will total more than $19.9 billion by 2030,…

Queensland’s Black Sky to test rocket motors

Rocket launch provider, Black Sky Aerospace and UK company Raptor Aerospace will conduct an international rocket motor test and sounding rocket launch campaign in Queensland’s outback. The campaign will begin later this month at the Beyond the Blue Aerospace sub-orbital launch facility at Goondiwindi, with Raptor testing and space qualifying their launch vehicles and systems.…

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…