Quickstep and Vaulta to develop new electric technologies

Advanced composites manufacturer Quickstep and battery casing technology company Vaulta are to collaborate to develop new electric technologies. The companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to develop new products and capabilities for renewables and electric-powered land and air vehicles. Vaulta is developing battery casings that promise reduced cost, complexity weight and space usage…

Sun Cable plans to supply renewable power to Singapore in 2027

One of the most ambitious renewable power projects globally has moved a step closer with Sun Power signing an agreement with the Northern Territory to facilitate its planned Australia-ASEAN power link (AAPL). Sun Cable will prepare a Territory Benefits Plan, including an Aboriginal workforce development plan and local participation strategy, for its plan to supply…

Black Sky Aerospace develops solid rocket fuel

Queensland’s Black Sky Aerospace has celebrated the successful launch of the first rocket powered by Australian-made fuel (pictured). The company was partly funded by the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre to develop a process to manufacture solid-state rocket fuel, using it for the launch in outback Queensland earlier this month. AMGC chairman Paul Cooper said Back…

New space institute launched at Swinburne University

Swinburne University has launched its new Space Technology and Industry Institute, headed by astronomer Professor Alan Duffy. The university said in a statement on Friday that the new institute would link its “capabilities in astrophysics, aerospace, aviation, advanced manufacturing, artificial intelligence and education” to address challenges “at the edge of human understanding and imagination.” Duffy…

Sumitomo extends its Australian hydrogen interests to embrace ‘green’

Japanese trading giant Sumitomo Corporation is to add green hydrogen to its efforts to produce hydrogen in Australia for export to Asia, according to the company. The company will set up a production facility in Gladstone, Queensland with engineering company JGC Holdings to produce green hydrogen using small solar-powered electrolysers. Investment of $9.6 million will…