3RT to offer digital wood production units

Sustainable hardwood products manufacturer 3RT is to have digital production units (pictured) manufactured to make its Designer Hardwood (pictured) range of value-added timber products. The Adelaide company has developed a world-first technology in collaboration with Flinders University that converts wood waste into timber. Designer Hardwood looks, feels and has the mechanical properties of 100 year…

Amaero Additive pursues super alloy protection

Additive manufacturer Amaero International has progressed its application for patent protection for the company’s titanium alloy, Amalloy Beta Ti. The Victorian company announced its application had entered the final, national stage of the Patent Co-operation Treatment (PCT) process. The process allows patent protection to be granted simultaneously in a large number of countries instead of…

CSL in development of blood-derived Covid-19 treatment

Biotechnology giant CSL has begun development of a blood-derived treatment for Covid-19, known as COVID-19 Immunoglobulin. The Melbourne company believes the product could be used to treat people seriously ill with the complications caused by the virus, particularly those whose illness is progressing towards the need for ventilation. The treatment will be derived from blood…

Want an economic tonic, Mr Morrison? Use that stimulus money to turbocharge renewables

By Elizabeth Thurbon, UNSW; Hao Tan, University of Newcastle; John Mathews, Macquarie University, and Sung-Young Kim, Macquarie University   The chaos of COVID-19 has now hit global energy markets, creating an outcome unheard of in industrial history: negative oil prices. With the world’s largest economies largely in lockdown, demand for oil has stagnated. Essentially, the…