Green light for new tyre recycling plant

Tyre recycler Green Distillation Technologies, which has developed world-first technology that transforms old tyres into oil, carbon and steel, is pressing ahead with plans for its second plant. The company has received approval for a plant proposed for Toowoomba from the Queensland Department of Environment and Science, adding to their existing facility at Warren, NSW..…

Gupta’s Liberty steel play – BHP Steel writ large

Comment by Peter Roberts British businessman Sanjeev Gupta has announced a restructuring of his iron and steel making empire, using the very same strategy employed to build Australia’s steel industry, but on a global stage. As reported by @AuManufacturing, Gupta’s GFC Alliance is restructuring its UK steel and engineering assets, the Liberty Primary Steel works…

Orica brings digital technologies to mine blasting

Global explosives, chemicals and fertiliser manufacturer, Orica (ASX: ORI) has further developed its world-leading digital BlastIQ mine blasting system. Orica Global Digital Product Manager, Angelo Labriola outlined numerous updates to the system, which automates the complex sequential blasting of ore bodies to maximise mine processing productivity. Labriola said: “Inspired by our customers’ feedback, the latest…

Second battery storage company opens in Adelaide

Canadian home lithium ion energy storage system manufacturer, Eguana has opened in Adelaide, according to CEO Justin Holland. Holland tweeted about the opening, posting posting a photograph of founder Brent Harris in Adelaide taking partners through the features of the Eguana Evolve system as part of training. Holland said: “The Eguana Evolve will be manufactured…

Planet Ark Power wins award with AI-based energy system

Brisbane renewable energy technology company, Planet Ark Power has won an award in the global Start Up Energy Transition (SET) awards 2019 just finalised in Germany. The awards, an initiative of the German Energy Agency, recognised Planet Ark in the intelligent grids category, beating out 450 businesses from 80 countries. The company’s executive director, Richard…

DroneShield powers ahead in latest quarter

Sydney-based drone security manufacturer, DroneShield (ASX: DRO) powered ahead in the latest quarter substantially increasing cash inflows and reducing cash burn. The company, which makes DroneShield, DroneSentinel and DroneGun Tactical products to detect and eliminate threats from rogue drones, booked revenue of more than a million for the first time in the quarter ended 31…