SMEs win new naval defence contracts

The federal government has announced a number of naval defence industry contracts where work flows to SME technology companies and manufacturers. In separate announcements, defence industry minister Melissa Price revealed new contracts for the $50 billion Attack class submarines and a R&D grant to develop naval unmanned systems. Price announced: # Lockheed Martin had signed…

Lithium Australia makes batteries through recycling

Perth’s Lithium Australia (ASX: LIT) has announced it has successfully created lithium ion batteries (LIBs) from materials recycled from spent batteries. The company, which operates mines and is developing a recycling technology with nuclear organisation, ANSTO, produced lithium-ferro-phosphate batteries at its VCPC pilot plant in Brisbane. As reported in @AuManufacturing news in August, Lithium successfully…

Australia and China sign meat MOU

The Australian Meat Industry Council has announced the signing of a new memorandum of understanding with Chine to guide Australia’s $2 billion export trade. AMIC CEO Patrick Hutchinson signed The China Australia Red Meat Agreement (CARMA) MOU with the China Meat Association on behalf of the Australian Meat Industry Council, Meat & Livestock Australia and…