Australian quantum computer chip manufacturing a step closer

By Peter Roberts An announcement by technology group Silex Systems (ASX: SLX) that it will make silicon suitable for fabricating quantum computing chips shows the way forward for Australian involvement in this emerging manufacturing sector. Silex has entered into a R&D project with Silicon Quantum Computing (SQC), a spin off from the University of NSW,…

The new battery metals supply chains – infographic

The world is rapidly shifting to renewable energy technologies. Battery minerals are set to become the new oil, with lithium-ion battery supply chains becoming the new pipelines. China is currently leading this lithium-ion battery revolution—leaving the U.S. and its allies including Australia dependent on imports. However, there is pressure to develop our own domestic energy…

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…

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.…