Solar energy export a manufacturing opportunity

Two northern Australian mega-projects to turn solar energy onto fuels exportable to our Asian neighbours have taken steps towards reality, opening up new manufacturing opportunities. The Guardian today reported a series of low-key events held in the Northern Territory three weeks ago by those behind a $20 billion venture to generate solar electricity and export…

Lithium Australia closer to value-adding metals

Lithium Australia (ASX: LIT) has announced progress on a number of fronts in its strategy of developing value-adding businesses in the fast-growing lithium metal space. The company detailed significant progress in its technologies to produce lithium chemicals, produce lithium cathode powder, make lithium-ion batteries and in battery recycling. The company is also evaluating several potential…

Teamwork leads to thermal signature defence solution

By Jessica Mascione A partnership between three Australian advanced manufacturing SMEs is helping deliver training targets equipped with controlled thermal signatures to the Australian Defence Force. A world-first in commercial viability and agility, and a new capability for the Australian Government, the product enables army personnel to successfully engage practice targets using remote SMArt155 Precision…

Movus makes waves with IoT device

Twelve months on from securing $4.8M in Series A funding, MOVUS, the developer of Industrial IoT sensor, FitMachine, has increased the scale and reach of the company. MOVUS has increased staff from 12 to 25, expanded its R&D facilities and committed to manufacturing its FitMachine wireless IoT sensor in Queensland. Last year’s funding round by…