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…

Major project status for medicinal cannabis

The federal government has granted major project status for the development of new medicinal cannabis facilities in South East Queensland and regional Victoria. Major project status has been granted to Hydroganics for a multi-stage $333 million medicinal cannabis facility in Queensland and Canopy Growth for a $70 million facility in Victoria. Hydroganics is expected to…

Monday briefs – stories you might have missed

Carbon Revolution on the ASX One-piece carbon fibre wheel manufacturer Carbon Revolution (ASX:CBR) made its much-anticipated listing on the Australian share market on Friday. Carbon Revolution employs 346 and is based at Deakin University’s Waurn Ponds campus. It was founded by a group of Deakin engineering students in 2007, and makes wheels for Ferrari, Ford…

Four predictions for 2020

It’s the beginning of December, meaning it’s time for news websites and others to look back and make sense of the year that’s nearly through, or to speculate about the one coming up. We have the same access to a functioning crystal ball as anybody else, but will take a punt on four developments for 2020.