mRNA: potential beyond the pandemic – by Matt Keon

As the world grapples with the Covid-19 pandemic and the vaccine roll out picks up pace, the term mRNA has become part of our everyday vocabulary. Here Matt Keon argues that collaboration will unlock massive opportunities in health from mRNA technology beyond vaccines. Recently Victorian, NSW and federal governments all made commitments to kickstart the…

Custom Denning Element E-bus now available

Australian battery electric bus manufacturer Custom Denning has announced that it is now taking orders for its much-anticipated Element electric bus (pictured). Transport for NSW procurement panel approved, and available for delivery from Q3, 2021, the first full production models are currently on the production line at the company’s St Marys, Sydney manufacturing plant. According…

Murray Engineering and Siemens partner on EV

Siemens and Western Australian partner Murray Engineering have unveiled a new light electric vehicle (eLV, pictured) designed and built in Australia. The vehicle was unveiled at the Austmine 2021 conference taking place in Perth, and follows the announcement of a new underground electric charging station for mines last year. The eLV, along with Siemens’ underground…

Celebrating Australian Made – Kingspan Insulation is cool (or warm)

Australian Made Week comes to a close this weekend. Here @AuManufacturing’s editorial series – Celebrating Australian Made – profiles the company you turn to when you want thermally high performance buildings – Kingspan Insulation. Australia is rightly seen as a laggard globally when it comes to national policy to drive a zero-emissions future. But in…

A ‘100% renewables’ target might not mean what you think it means. An energy expert explains

By James Ha, Grattan Institute In the global effort to transition from fossil fuels to clean energy, achieving a “100% renewables” electricity system is considered ideal. Some Australian states have committed to 100% renewable energy targets, or even 200% renewable energy targets. But this doesn’t mean their electricity is, or will be, emissions free. Electricity…

First Covid shutdowns, now chip shortage hits Carbon Revolution

Carbon fibre composite road wheel manufacturer Carbon Revolution has taken a new hit from the Covid-19 pandemic. Last year the company suffered as vehicle assembly plants closed overseas during Covid-19 lockdowns. Now the knock on effect of computer chip shortages resulting from lockdowns has hit the company’s market outlook, according to a statement. Carbon Revolution…