Lithium Australia and Novonix both announce battery material progress

Lithium processing technology group Lithium Australia (ASX: LIT) and battery materials group Novonix (ASX: NVX) have announced separate advances in battery materials and lithium ion battery manufacture. Novonix announced it has sold 500 tonnes of lithium-ion battery anode material to Samsung, while Lithium Australia announced a new battery venture to evaluate local manufacture. Novonix will…

Ecocentric raises funds and prepares for ioT takeoff

Energy systems monitoring company Ecocentric is preparing to manufacture its Numen device that connects a building’s sensors and electrical equipment with the cloud after a novel fundraising effort. The Perth company has just completed an equity crowdfunding campaign which has netted $400,000 from 150 small investors, according to reports. This matches $3.2 million raised through…

Derby Rubber opens in Adelaide

Specialty rubber manufacturer Derby Rubber has relocated its head office to Wingfield in Port Adelaide where it was welcomed in a ceremony with local dignitaries. Managing Director Stephen Sheppard and General Manager Michael Clayton hosted Premier Steven Marshall, trade minister David Ridgway and the Mayor City of Port Adelaide Enfield, Claire Boan. The state has…