DroneShield wins approval to sell to Central American customer.

Sydney-based anti-drone security company, DroneShield (ASX: DRO), has won regulatory approval to fulfil an export order to a Central American customer. The company announced in a statement that approval would allow it to go ahead and fulfil a $300,000 order for its DroneGun Tactical jammer products. Oleg Vornik, DroneShield’s CEO, commented: “Drone misuse is a…

Lithium supply chain matures

Albemarle Corporation has begun earthworks on the company’s Kemerton lithium hydroxide (LiOH) conversion plant, deepening Australia’s burgeoning lithium products industry. The plant, at the Kemerton Strategic Industrial Area, in Western Australia, will have an initial capacity of 60,000 metric tons of lithium hydroxide (LiOH) when commissioned in 2021. Eric Norris, Albemarle President, Lithium said in…

2019 to be a breakout year for Australia’s space industry: an interview with Fleet Space Technologies’ founder

Last week a home for Australia’s new Space Agency was announced, with the headquarters to open mid-next year at the former Royal Adelaide Hospital site. Brent Balinski spoke to Fleet Space Technologies founder and CEO Flavia Tata Nardini about why she believes SA is the place for space business, what it offers for manufacturers, and what to expect in 2019.

Gas and fertiliser production gets closer at Leigh Creek

Leigh Creek Energy (ASX: LCK) is increasingly confident it can move from producing synthetic gas to fertiliser manufacture based on its operations at the former Leigh Creek coal fields in northern South Australia. Leigh Creek Energy succeeded in October in producing its first synthetic gas utilising in situ gasification (ISG) of the a major brown…

Brain scanner manufacturer EMvision lists on ASX

EMvision Medical Devices (ASX: EMV) has successfully listed on the Australian stock exchange following an over-subscribed IPO that raised $6 million. The company, which makes a new type of non-invasive brain scanner to detect stroke, will use the funds to continue human trials and refine its prototypes intended to be carried in ambulances by first…

Construction begins of Navy ship construction yard in Adelaide.

Defence minister, Christopher Pyne has turned the first sod on a $535 million project to build a new construction yard for Australia’s future submarines and frigates at ASC, Osborne north of Adelaide. Laing O’Rourke will modernise the existing yard that built the Collins class submarines and Hobart class air warfare destroyers, and build new facilities…