Manufacturing news briefs – stories you might have missed

Government opens consultation period for six manufacturing priority areas On Friday the Commonwealth government announced it was seeking input to develop ten-year road maps for each of the six manufacturing sectors identified in its recent policy launch — resource technology and critical minerals processing, food and beverage, medical products, recycling and clean energy, defence, and…

Energy Renaissance announce new chair ahead of planned 2021 factory opening

Energy Renaissance has announced Dr Bruce Godfrey as its new chair, replacing Su McCluskey, as it prepares to begin production of lithium ion batteries at its Tomago site. Godfrey’s roles include Fellow of Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering and Director at the Future Battery Industries Cooperative Research Centre Limited (FBI CRC.) McCluskey will stay…

Lynas sales recover from Covid-19 shutdowns as government assistance beckons

Rare earths producer Lynas Corp has reported its processing operations and sales are recovering from Covid-19 pandemic levels, and foreshadowed the possibility that governments in Australia and elsewhere may provide assistance to extend its strategic processing operations. The Perth company, which mines rare earths at Mt Weld in Western Australia and operates a controversial processing…