Australian Made promotes agricultural produce and machinery

The Australian Made Campaign has allied with Casino, NSW’s Primex Field Days to promote the growth of the Australian agriculture sector. Australian Made Chief Executive, Ben Lazzaro, said: “The demand for quality Australian Made agricultural machinery and clean green produce is continuing to grow, and Primex Field Days allows exhibitors and attendees to participate in…

Internet traffic is growing 25% each year. We created a fingernail-sized chip that can help the NBN keep up

Our internet connections have never been more important to us, nor have they been under such strain. As the COVID-19 pandemic has made remote working, remote socialisation, and online entertainment the norm, we have seen an unprecedented spike in society’s demand for data.

Hitting the marc: Australian work aims to salvage value from winery waste

An Australian company estimates there’s $600 in valuable material sitting unused in every tonne of winery waste. Brent Balinski spoke to Professor Enzo Palombo about what’s trapped in there, and how to get it out. 

Jatenergy delivers first plant based meats to Shanghai

China export specialist Jatenergy has had its first batch of Australian plant-based meat products delivered to restaurants and food outlets in Shanghai. The products were developed and tested by Jat’s joint venture with Oppenheimer Pty Ltd, which has secured all regulatory requirements including licenses and permits to import. The products include 600 kgs of Jat…

Lynas Malaysia causes more problems in rare earths

Rare earths producer Lynas Corp has admitted publicly to issues that have arisen with our US ally over the company’s Malaysian processing plant. The Perth company, the biggest supplier of the critical minerals outside China, mines rare earths at Mt Weld in Western Australia and operates a controversial processing plant in Malaysia. The plant has…

Foodmach installs Covid mask machine in record time

Food machinery manufacturer, Foodmach has been tasked with building another four mask production machines for Victorian producer, Med-Con, bringing the total to seven. The seven machines will increase Med-Con’s annual production of the protective masks from two million to 160 million a year, with delivery of the first 60 million to the Federal Government by…

Australian quantum technology could become a $4 billion industry and create 16,000 jobs

Quantum technology is set to transform electronics, communications, computation, sensing and other fields. In the process it can create new markets, new applications and new jobs in Australia.

New alloy, battery manufacturing development among $35 million grant round

The final round of 2019 ARC Linkage Project grants was on announced on Thursday, with funding for 77 projects, including new manufacturing processes for superalloy components and graphene cathodes for next-generation batteries.

Frigate build site ready to launch $35 billion naval project

Work is almost finished in the $500 million upgrade of Adelaide’s new high-tech frigate shipyard with five new structures rising from its Port River site.

Aristocrat’s sales up, profits down

Slot machine and online gaming group Aristocrat Leisure has booked increased revenues but decreased earnings in the latest six months as the Covid-19 pandemic began to buffet the business. The Sydney company reported EBITDA profits down seven per cent to $707 million for the half to 31 March, on revenues up seven per cent to…