There is no shortage of promising papers being published, but they need to better focus on where they can make a difference, according to a long-time recycling researcher. Brent Balinski spoke to Associate Professor Abbas Mohajerani about focus, patience and turning butts into building products.
Federal Energy Minister Angus Taylor is on Tuesday expected to outline the Morrison government’s first Low Emissions Technology Statement, plotting Australia’s way forward on climate action. It’s likely to include “negative emissions” technologies, which remove carbon dioxide (CO₂) from the air.
Philanthropic organisations are able to mobilise capital and drive innovation to solve big, thorny problems in a way that governments cannot, according to Adrian Turner, the former CSIRO executive now running the Minderoo Wildfire and Disaster Resilience program.
The current economic crisis in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, has exposed the decay in Australia’s manufacturing capability and highlighted the need for increased investment in innovation.
Green Distillation Technologies, best known for its process that turns end-of-life tyres into carbon, oil and steel, has announced the development of a new technique to further process reclaimed materials into hydrogen.
A deal between NASA and the Adelaide-based SmartSat Cooperative Research Centre could lead to emergency beacon technology developed in South Australia for the next moon missions.
As climate change worsens, the future of fossil fuel jobs and infrastructure is uncertain. But a new energy storage technology invented in Australia could enable coal-fired power stations to run entirely emissions-free.
The NSW government is aiming to boost R&D in the state via Parliamentary Secretary Gabrielle Upton’s new advisory council. But what’s the best way for the government to support startups, industry and academia to create new jobs and foster investments?
In this part of @AuManufacturing’s Australia’s niche champions series, Simon Dawson shares three three points consistently raised in conversations with SMEs, each worth considering in terms of successful niche manufacturing.
Hygiene, cleaning and infection control products firm Whiteley Corporation is next in @AuManufacturing’s Australia’s niche champions series. Cole Latimer speaks to chairman Dr Greg Whiteley about having to stay ahead on the science.