value added production has cost advantages for Leigh Creek

Leigh Creek Energy (ASX: LCK) has reported the potential for a low-cost, disruptive technology to improve the viability of fertiliser production from its South Australian coal fields. The company, which has proven large reserves of gas available from in situ gasification, annnounced the results of a study by Thyssenkrupp. Thyssenkrupp, which has developed 14 fertiliser…

Wave Swell wins funding for wave power scheme

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) will provide $4 million to Melbourne’s Wave Swell Energy to install a pilot-scale wave energy converter in Tasmania. The company’s “oscillating water column” (OWC) technology will be installed at a site off King Island and connected to an existing microgrid operated by Hydro Tasmania. The $12.3 million pilot project…

Quickstep CEO Mark Burgess – Helping the Tall Poppies Grow

By Mark Burgess, CEO, Quickstep Holdings Mark Burgess had a long international career before moving to lead Sydney composites manufacturer, Quickstep. Here he comments on the challenges faced by his company to innovate in Australia. Australia’s Nation brand reputation is not one of industry or innovation. This affects how others see us, but also affects…

BAE Systems installs new mast on HMAS Anzac

HMAS Anzac’s new taller and wider mast has been installed in a major milestone in the ship’s modernisation and technology upgrade. Installed at BAE System Australia’s Henderson facility in Western Australia, the mast incorporates the new Australian developed and made CEA L-Band high power active phase array radar. Incorporating an integrated ‘Friend and Foe’ capability,…