Australia to develop UAS capabilities

The federal government has announced an investment of up to $1.3 billion to develop a sovereign capability in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) to enhance maritime surveillance capabilities. Defence will soon call for industry to register to investigate the capability and capacity of Australian industry to deliver air vehicles, sensor payloads, integration, training and sustainment. This…

Ridley opens new Bendigo feedmill

Ridley Corporation has completed its rationalisation and modernisation programme, opening its new $47 million feedmill at Wellsford, East Bendigo. The mill, capable of producing 350,000 tonnes of feeds annually, will supply poultry and pig farms in Central and Northern Victoria. In keeping with Covid-19 restrictions the opening was a virtual affair, with only the Mayor…

Lithium Australia demonstrates reduced production costs for cathodes

Lithium materials company Lithium Australia has demonstrated cost savings of between 20 and 30 per cent in chemical and reagent costs used to produce lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO) battery cathodes. The company, which is developing lithium mines, processing technologies, component manufacturing and battery recycling, demonstrated the savings at its subsidiary, VSPC Ltd’s Brisbane pilot plant.…