Sparc receives grant as green hydrogen tests show promise

Sparc Technologies partner the University of Adelaide, on behalf of Sparc Hydrogen, has been awarded funding under Australia’s Economic Accelerator (AEA) grant programme. The $470,511 funding awarded under the AEA Seed round will be used to accelerate laboratory testing of Sparc Hydrogen’s photocatalytic water splitting (PWS) reactor under simulated solar conditions. It will also support…

Lessons from the global move to decarbonise industry part 2 – by Cori Stewart

Cori Stewart and a group of eminent Australians have just returned from Europe and the Middle East, discussing growing manufacturing in a fast decarbonising world, and accelerating Industry 4.0 adoption. In the second part of a two-part series, she visits Germany and the Middle East. The Australian mission spent several days were spent with Germany’s…

Phasio raises cash for manufacturing platform development

Manufacturing technology developer Phasio has raised $3.8 million in a seed round, led by AirTree Ventures, to accelerate development of its software platform and interface supporting manufacturing productivity. Among those contributing to the round include 500 Global, Entrepreneur First, Michael Sorkin’s Gattaca Ventures. Co-founded by Australian entrepreneur, Harry Lucas and ex-CSIRO researcher, Sudharshan Raman, Phasio…

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Imugene raises $18.2 million from investors Clinical stage immuno-oncology company Imugene has closed the Share Purchase Plan component of its capital raising in conjunction with the acquisition of the exclusive licensing rights to the CD19-directed allogeneic cell therapy. The SPP raised a further $18.2 million for the company. Imugene’s Executive Chairman Paul Hopper said: “With…

Rolling for regolith

Two teams are currently competing to build Australia’s first lunar vehicle for a planned 2026 mission: AROSE and the EPE & Lunar Outpost Oceania Consortium (ELO2.) Brent Balinski speaks to Lunar Outpost’s roving ambassador Joseph Kenrick. Joseph Kenrick describes his path into the space industry sector as “un-traditional.” The Trailblazer Project Manager at Lunar Outpost…