Lithium Australia wins protection over metal extraction technology

Lithium technology company Lithium Australia has been granted a patent from IP Australia covering its LieNA lithium metal processing technology. The Perth company is developing mining, processing, battery cathode manufacturing and battery recycling operations, and now receives protection for 20 years for its core technology. The company and the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation…

Canberra’s latest bone-headed signal on green hydrogen

Comment by Peter Roberts The federal government has added to frustration about its stance on potential exports of green hydrogen, announcing $40 million in funding to establish a Future Energy Exports (FEnEx) Cooperative Research Centre. The FEnEx CRC, announced alongside a new CRC for Transformations in Mining Economies (CRC TiME), will develop ‘technologies to improve…