Lithium Australia (ASX: LIT) has successfully refined lithium phosphate from spent lithium-ion batteries (LIBs), and is proceeding to manufacture cathode powders. The company, announced it was producing lithium-ferro-phosphate (LPT) coin cells to test the performance of its re-birthed cathodes, effectively proving its novel battery recycling technologies. The Perth company has also recovered nickle and cobalt…
Professor Jian-Feng Nie of Monash University’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering led a recent discovery for magnesium alloys. He shares some context for the results with Brent Balinski.
The lead researchers from the University of Adelaide in South Australia say by-products created in the breakdown process could also be harnessed as an energy source for microorganisms that the polluting plastics currently plague.
Mark Bernhard, the former chairman and managing director at GM Holden until August last year, has joined Carbon Revolution ahead of its planned listing on the stock exchange.
Hi-tech company Micro-X will bring the design and manufacture of its next generation of carbon nanotube X-ray tubes in house to give it greater control over its operations.
New materials leader First Graphene (ASX: FGR) has made its first commercial sales of its breakthrough PureGRAPH material manufactured in Perth. The company, which has established a 100 tonne per year plant at Henderson, has shipped to customers in the UK, Ireland and Germany, according to an investor announcement. It also revealed formal, long-term supply…
An Innovative Manufacturing CRC-backed project announced last month is aiming to move research on material coating methods out of the lab and into factories. Brent Balinski asked project lead Dr Weiwei Lei a few questions about how his process works and what the project hopes to achieve.
The fourth annual list of Australia’s Most Innovative Engineers has been released.
Australian and Indian researchers have developed a method to dramatically shrink the cost of making graphene by using eucalyptus trees as raw material. Researchers from RMIT University and India’s National Institute of Technology, Waranga have succeeded in making grahene from bark. RMIT’s Professor Suresh Bhargava said: “Eucalyptus bark extract has never been used to synthesise…
Nominations are now open for the 2019 Australian Export Awards, with the national awards night to be held on December 3 at Parliament House in Canberra.