Calix rebounds on sales, critical industries technologies

Industrial technologies developer Calix has reported strong FY23 results underpinned by its traditional water treatment business and novel technologies that have positioned it as a leader in decarbonisation of the cement sector, lithium processing and advanced battery materials. The company reported revenue up 43 percent to $29.6 million underpinned by its US and Asia Pacific…

1414 Degrees commissions molten silicon energy storage system

Energy storage company 1414 Degrees has commissioned its SiBox Demonstration Module (SDM), marking a key funding milestone in the SiBox Development Agreement with Woodside Energy Technologies. The commissioning phase involved extensive trials, demonstrating the SiBox molten silicon energy storage system’s ability to convert electric energy into a controlled very hot air stream suitable for industrial…

Calix and Pilbara Minerals advance lithium processing technologies

Industrial technology company Calix and Pilbara Minerals have made ‘significant progress’ in the development of their mid-stream lithium processing demonstration plant which aims to be a model for a full-scale lithium processing industry. The companies have been developing a demonstration plant at Pilbara’s Pilgangoora Project in Western Australia (pictured) to produce lithium salts from ores…

Vaxxas opens new Brisbane manufacturing facility

Biotechnology company Vaxxas in partnership with the Queensland Government, has announced the opening of its global headquarters and state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Brisbane. The company, which is commercialising a needle-free vaccine patch platform, has opened its custom-built 5,500m² Vaxxas Biomedical Facility to support the scale-up of Vaxxas’ needle-free vaccine technology platform. The company’s high-density microarray…

Picking winners – yes we do this now in Australia, thankfully

By Peter Roberts I have just been reminded by a former colleague of the bad old days when policy, any policy, favouring manufacturing was seen as protectionism and picking winners. Those times lasted for decades, with the Productivity Commission and the Coalition weaponising the words against manufacturers. My former colleague asked: what government policy is…

Australian Space Manufacturing Network secures funding

Gilmour Space Technologies confirmed today that it had executed a $52 million grant agreement with the federal government that will see new space manufacturing and space launch facilities established as part of its Australian Space Manufacturing Network (ASMN) project. The project, co-funded under the Modern Manufacturing Initiative (MMI) Collaboration stream, the Queensland government and industry…