Calix low emissions lime technology in UK boost

The UK Government’s Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ) has announced that the Buxton Lime Net Zero project utilising Australian company Calix technology has successfully passed the due diligence phase of the country’s Industrial Carbon Capture (ICC) funding scheme. This is seen by project proponents UK construction company Tarmac and Calix subsidiary Leilac…

Celebrating Australian sovereign capability – sovereign capability and how to get it

In the first of two articles in our new series – Celebrating Australian Sovereign Capability – Lance Worrall argues that sovereign capability depends on Australia’s reindustrialisation and rediscovering the positive role of government in setting directions for inclusive growth. The phrase ‘sovereign capability’ re-entered our lexicon during the pandemic. Covid severely disrupted international supply chains,…

Finding one’s special purpose (podcast)

By Brent Balinski “Geelong’s had an interesting evolution and obviously the company in its various forms reflects that,” Ross George, Managing Director of Austeng, a self-described boutique engineering firm plying its trade in the city.  “My grandfather supplied parts to International Harvester, Ford, Alcoa, Pilkington Glass, and so all the Geelong-based automotive businesses, which have…

Manufacturing news briefs — stories you might have missed

QinetiQ creates new “Australian Sector” operation UK-headquartered defence business QinetiQ Group has announced the formation of a new Australia Sector, with Gary Stewart as the Sector’s Chief Executive, effective May 1. Stewart joins from Rheinmetall Defence Australia where he was the Managing Director, responsible for strategy and operational delivery in the Asia Pacific region. The…

Manufacturing news briefs — stories you might have missed

Spoehr joins circular economy advisory group Professor John Spoehr, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Impact) and Director of Flinders University’s Australian Industrial Transformation Institute, has joined the new Circular Economy Ministerial Advisory Group. Reporting to federal environment minister Tanya Plibersek, the advisory group will work with state and territory environment Ministers, industry leadership and the 15-member national advisory group…