WA’s ‘battery valley’ begins to take shape

Western Australia’s ‘battery valley’ centre for processing and manufacture of battery materials is taking shape with approval for a third facility in the Kwinana industrial area south of Perth. High purity alumina (HPA) producer FYI Resources (ASX: FYI) has been offered and accepted a site within the Kwinana area to set up an HPA refinery.…

First Australian medicinal cannabis produced in Queensland

THC Global Group (ASX:THC) has completed the first farm-to-pharma processing of medicinal cannabis in Australia at its Southport manufacturing facility (pictured) in Queensland. The Southport Facility is the largest pharmaceutical bio-floral extraction facility in the Southern Hemisphere and is licenced and permitted to process medicinal cannabis. THC Global CEO Ken Charteris said: “Completing this Australian…

Thales hook up the latest space agency agreement

The Australian Space Agency signed a collaboration agreement with French communications and defence company Thales this week, one of numerous such agreements with nations, states and international and local space industry leaders signed by the young agency. Agency boss Dr Megan Clarke (pictured) has been acive signing alliances and said its new agreement with space…

Chemistry means low-emission steelmaking alternatives remain a challenge: Bluescope boss

Widespread adoption of breakthrough low-emission steelmaking was a “considerable way off,” the CEO of Bluescope has said.   According to The Australian Financial Review, Mark Vasella said the steelmaking industry was striving to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, and there were alternatives to using fossil fuel-based energy, but the traditional use of carbon required to…