Batteries and pumped hydro for Mt Piper – EnergyAustralia

The private sector owner of the Mt Piper coal fired power station in NSW, EnergyAustralia has confirmed it is pursuing construction of a big battery and pumped hydro power plant at the site. Earmarked by the Coalition as the site for nuclear power stations, Mt Piper’s coal boilers are not planned for retirement until 2040,…

World could miss COP28 renewables targets – IRENA

Renewables have surged to become the fastest growing source of electricity globally, however the world risks missing the tripling renewables target pledged at COP28 according to a new report. The Renewable Energy Statistics 2024 released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) today shows that to stay the course, the world will now have to…

Australia reveals biggest-ever Ukraine aid package

The federal government has announced Australia’s largest single military assistance package to Ukraine worth nearly $250 million. At the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Leaders’ Summit in Washington DC, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence, Richard Marles, met with Ukraine’s President Volodomyr Zelenskyy alongside Indo-Pacific Four (IP4) partners. Marles ‘reaffirmed Australia’s commitment to standing…

First submariners assigned to UK nuclear submarines

Following their completion of the Officers Nuclear Operator Course and Engineering Administration Course, the first three Royal Australian Navy officers have graduated from the Royal Navy’s Nuclear Reactor Course in the United Kingdom. Lieutenant Commander James, Lieutenant Stephen and Lieutenant Isabella have come to the end of their shore-based requirements as part of the Royal…

SA gets enough solar and wind to be 100% renewable

South Australia has secured federal funding to back solar PV and wind projects and become 100 percent renewably powered before 2030. This would be a historic development, as so far only hydro power based jurisdictions have been able to achieve 100 percent renewable power. The state signed a final Renewable Energy Transformation Agreement to ensure…

AMSL Aero plans hydrogen supply at Bankstown airport

Zero-emission long-range VTOL aircraft designer and manufacturer AMSL Aero has partnered with Aeria Management Group to provide hydrogen as an aviation fuel at Bankstown Airport in Sydney, in what the company calls a landmark moment for sustainable flight. AMSL Aero manufactures the Vertiia passenger-capable vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft while Aeria Management Group (AMG)…

CIC and GE Vernova plan hydrogen plants that draw water from the air

Climate Impact Corporation (CIC) and GE Vernova have announced plans for two massive hydrogen projects in outback South Australia and the Northern Territory that would draw water from the atmosphere for electrolysis for conversion to hydrogen. They plan two 10MWH green hydrogen projects that are modular in design, each with atmospheric water generators, solar panels…

Axiom and Nupress components head for space

Adelaide’s Axiom Precision Manufacturing and Newcastle’s Nupress Group have been contracted by Lockheed Martin to produce precision machined components for the next-generation Orion spacecraft. With origins in automotive and toolmaking, the companies are capitalising on the opportunities that advanced Australian manufacturers can access by diversifying into space. The Orion spacecraft will be the primary astronaut…

Mesoblast submits application for key drug approval

Cellular medicines developer Mesoblast has resubmitted its BLA for approval of Ryoncil (remestemcel-L) in the treatment of children with SR-aGVHD. Remestemcel-L is being developed for inflammatory diseases in children and adults, including steroid-refractory acute graft versus host disease, and biologic-resistant inflammatory bowel disease. It was only in March that the Food and Drug Administration decided…

An open letter from Xavier Orr, CEO Advanced Navigation

By Xavier Orr After nearly 13 years with Advanced Navigation, I have made the difficult decision to retire as Co-CEO. While it comes with a heavy heart, I will be taking time off to focus on a family health matter. In 2012, Chris Shaw and I started the company from a garage in Subiaco, Western…

Energys and Telstra deploy hydrogen back up power

Energys and Telstra have officially commissioned five hydrogen-powered backup generators at critical regional mobile phone towers around Victoria. The Victorian Minister for Energy & Resources Lily D’Ambrosio was on hand to inspect the final site, which came online at Neerim North in East Gippsland (pictured). The Hydrogen Fuel Cell Generators, manufactured by Energys at their…

KC8 raises cash, deploys tech in cement sector

Carbon capture technology company KC8 Capture Technologies has raised $10 million to accelerate the deployment of its technology to critical and hard-to-abate industries. The funding round was led by local and global leaders in energy, construction and chemical manufacturing including Woodside Energy, Cemex Ventures (Cemex), and a major petrochemical company. Founded in 2021, KC8 technology…