All posts by Alexandra Cooper

ARC Forum for Asia Pacific focuses on accelerating digital transformation

Propelled by recent global health and economic crises, industrial innovation is accelerating. Leading companies that have progressed along their digital transformation journeys are more able to adapt to the changed business reality by, for example, supporting remote connected workers and leveraging wearables and other tech to support the remaining frontline workers in the plant.    With … Continue reading ARC Forum for Asia Pacific focuses on accelerating digital transformation

HydroREC founding partner in Zero Carbon Certification Scheme

The Smart Energy Council and Hydrogen Australia have announced Queensland developer HydroREC has become a founding partner in its Zero Carbon Certification Scheme.  “HydroREC puts the smarts into smart energy and renewable hydrogen,” Smart Energy Council chief executive John Grimes said.  “HydroREC brings together leaders in renewable hydrogen, agribusiness, blockchain and renewable energy project development. It’s fantastic to have them on board.”  “The Zero Carbon … Continue reading HydroREC founding partner in Zero Carbon Certification Scheme

PowerFlex 755T drive can improve conveyor uptime and performance in mines

Conveyors may have a simple job in mines: move product from point A to point B. But they also introduce complex challenges that can impact a mine’s uptime, efficiency and profitably. For instance, how do you manage the control and mechanical factors that can cause stretched and fatigued conveyor belts? How do you stay ahead … Continue reading PowerFlex 755T drive can improve conveyor uptime and performance in mines

Rio Tinto: Replace natural gas with hydrogen in alumina refining

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) will provide up to $579,786 in funding to Rio Tinto to support a feasibility study, investigating the potential to partially decarbonise its alumina refining operations using renewable hydrogen.  Conventional alumina refining combusts natural gas to achieve the high temperatures required in the calcination process. Rio Tinto aims to investigate the technical implications of displacing natural … Continue reading Rio Tinto: Replace natural gas with hydrogen in alumina refining

FRV to begin its first hybrid solar storage project in Queensland

Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV), global provider of sustainable energy solutions, has started construction on its first 5 MWac Solar-Storage Hybrid Power Plant in Dalby, Queensland.  The Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) facility will feature 2.4 MWac of solar photovoltaic (PV) generation panels and a 2.5 MWac/5 MWh energy storage system which will be one of the first co-located PV and BESS system greenfield developments … Continue reading FRV to begin its first hybrid solar storage project in Queensland