Calix and Pilbara Minerals progress lithium chemicals plant

Pilbara Minerals and low emission technology developer Calix will develop a demonstration plant for a new, low carbon lithium salt refining process. In the lead up to the federal election the companies were announced as recipients of a $20 million Modern Manufacturing Initiative grant – manufacturing Translation Stream to demonstrate the production of lithium salts…

Pawsey centre installs diamond-based quantum computer

Perth’s Pawsey Supercomputing Research Centre will trial a Quantum Brilliance room-temperature, diamond-based quantum ‘accelerator’ computer. The trial will be the world’s first of a diamond-based quantum computer located on-site at a research supercomputing facility. Developed by German-Australian start-up Quantum Brilliance, the rack-mounted diamond quantum “accelerator” leverages synthetic diamonds to run at room temperature in any…

Australia can be a cheap source of green hydrogen but faces competition

Australia can be one of the world’s cheapest sources of green hydrogen production but faces competition from countries such as China, Chile, Morocco and Columbia according to an analysis by the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena). Australian sources come in as the fifth cheapest in the world of 25 studied, driven overwhelmingly by onshore solar…

South Australia moves to build hydrogen power station

The South Australian government has moved on its promised construction of the country’s first green hydrogen powered electricity generation station, part of its Hydrogen Jobs Plan promised before the recent state election. Premier Peter Malinauskas announced the opening of a Hydrogen Jobs Plan Market Sounding and the introduction of legislation on hydrogen production, storage and…