Thales and EXPAL boost 5″ naval ammunition manufacture

French group Thales Australia and global defence and security firm EXPAL Systems S.A. (EXPAL) have joined forces to establish an Australian sovereign manufacturing capability for large calibre naval munitions and fuses. The agreement will facilitate the technology transfer to Australia of Intellectual Property to develop manufacturing processes that will enable the local production of critical…

AspiraDAC launches solar powered Direct Air CO2 Capture

Carbon dioxide capture company AspiraDAC has launched a solar powered Direct Air Capture (DAC) product, with its first customer planning to deploy the system this year. Global financial infrastructure company Stripe is the manufacturer’s first customer, purchasing the system through Frontier, an advanced market commitment launched in partnership with Alphabet, Shopify, Meta and McKinsey. Frontier’s…

AEMO outlines 30 year electricity market investment

The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) launched its 2022 Integrated System Plan (ISP), outlining a 30-year roadmap of investments for the National Electricity Market (NEM). AEMO has involved more than 1,500 stakeholders – including policy makers, governments, consumers and energy industry representatives – to produce its third ISP, based on rigorous economic and engineering analysis.…

Asparagopsis era begins with first commercial sale by CH4

Industry marketing and research body Meat and Livestock Australia has welcomed the arrival of asparagopsis extract supplements for beef producers, following years of research and development.  Asparagopsis is a microalgae that grows in Australian coastal waters. It contains a compound that acts on gut enzymes in the last stomach of cows, significantly reducing the production…

$2.2 million Titomic machine installed at UK R&D organisation

Cold spray additive manufacturing business Titomic has announced the completed installation of one of their machines at the TWI research institute near Cambridge, England, where it will play “a key role” in the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) program. The machine, a TKF1000 additive manufacturing system, would be used to create industrial-scale parts and complex surface…