Hexagon secures site for ammonia production

The Western Australian government has approved and allocated land for the construction of Hexagon Energy Materials planned WAH2 ‘low-emissions’ ammonia project aimed at exports to Asia. The 40 hectare site is in Hexagon’s preferred location at the Maitland Strategic Industrial Area – 2,500ha of land that is strategically located to promote and facilitate the processing…

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Australian Vanadium receives $14.7 million grant Battery materials company Australian Vanadium has received a milestone payment of $14.7 million from the federal government under the Modern Manufacturing Initiative – Manufacturing Collaboration Stream. The grant provides up to $49 million to support the company’s Australian Vanadium Project to enable new critical mineral production which will support…

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Legrand Group announces acquisition of New Zealand’s Mechanical Support Systems Electrical equipment company Legrand has announced its acquisition of Mechanical Support Systems (MSS), a New-Zealand based company that offers cable management solutions for the electrical and mechanical sectors. MSS’ services include cable containment manufacturing, supply, installation and design, as well as bespoke fabrication. “While we are…

Researchers develop titanium alloys for 3D printing

Scientists form the University of Sydney and RMIT have developed a new class of what they call ‘designer’ alloys made of titanium aimed at use in additive manufacturing processes. By integrating alloy and 3D printing process designs, the alloys hold promise for more sustainable high-performance alloys for applications in aerospace, biomedical, chemical engineering, space and…

Sicona Battery Technologies moves on graphite to graphene process

Start up business Sicona Battery Technologies has purchased a world-first, scalable, edge-functionalised graphene production method from researchers at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials and ANFF-Materials. As part of the deal, Sicona signed a two-year research agreement with Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF) researchers to scale up the EFG fabrication process for commercial production…