Lithium Australia in battery materials advance

Materials technology business Lithium Australia (ASX: LIT) has successfully generated a high purity lithium phosphate from waste materials using its SiLeach process. Previously Lithium Australia has successfully produced LFP batteries from unrefined, SiLeach generated lithium phosphate. Now in association with ANSTO, the company has announced a simple means of removing impurities resulting in a product…

Clean Energy Council acts on Queensland solar rules

The Clean Energy Council has convened an emergency meeting today (Friday) to discuss new Queensland state government rules covering the installation of solar PV systems. The rules, which require licensed electricians to perform mechanical work such as lifting, mounting and fixing unplugged solar panels, threaten jobs on solar farms and in commercial PV installations according…

Carnegie snatches victory from jaws of defeat

Perth wave energy developer, Carnegie Clean Energy (ASX: CCE) appears to have avoided oblivion after creditors approved a restructuring and recapitalisation plan to save the business. The plan, developed by KordaMentha Restructuring acting as administrators of Carnegie, will see secured creditors swapping debt for equity and the raising of $5 million. Unsecured creditors will likely…