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Showcasing Australian companies at the cutting edge of new green technologies

The Clean Technology Showcase recently presented work from innovative Australian companies who are already at the cutting edge of new green technologies.

A new $10 billion commercially oriented Clean Energy Finance Corporation will be established to drive innovation through commercial investments in clean energy through loans, loan guarantees and equity investments.

The potential of clean technology was demonstrated by Carbon Revolution (CFusion Pty Ltd), an exhibitor at the Showcase.

This Australian company is commercialising the world’s first one piece carbon fibre automotive wheel, which offer weight savings and therefore efficiency and performance benefits to the global automotive industry.

Carbon Revolution is now collaborating directly with the major international vehicle manufacturers in Europe to bring this technology to the market in large volumes.

Among the Clean Technology Showcase companies are:

  • Techni Waterjet’s high-pressure cutting machines can work on steel, glass and marble – the only company in the world that manufactures this technology.
  • MicroHeat has used on research and development of advanced systems in the field of continuous flow electric water heating technology to produce an electric continous flow water heater.
  • F Cubed’s Carocell Direct Solar desalination panels produce safe, high quality potable water from sources including seawater, groundwater and contaminated or polluted water.
  • Rubicon Water designs, manufactures, installs and maintains irrigation automation hardware and software.
  • Auto CRC, SMR, UniSA combined to make automotive mirrors from glass, a reduction in weight of the mirror reflector by 50 per cent and therefore a possible collective reduction in greenhouse gas emissions due to the reduced mirror mass of up to 400,000 tonnes of CO2 over five years.
  • Licella has used innovative technology for converting woody raw materials to biofuel and bioalcohol.
  • Oceanlinx is a leading international company in the field of wave energy conversion. The company has developed proprietary technology for extracting energy from ocean waves and converting it into either electricity or desalinated sea water.
  • Overall Forge, general steel forge producer for customers in oil, gas, mining and heavy duty industries, has reduced gas consumption in furnaces and utilised hot exhaust gas for its burners.
  • Windlab’s turbulence prediction model predicts the occurrence of wind turbulence at prospective wind energy sites, improving the ability to optimally locate turbines for improved performance.
  • Wizard Power’s The Big Dish, the world’s highest performing commercial solar thermal concentrator is a 500m2 concentrating solar collector that accurately focuses direct beam radiation from the sun to concentrations in excess of 2,000 times.
  • Tarac makes fortified wine enhancers from 78 per cent of the nation’s wine waste.
  • Morton’s Seed & Grain Pty Ltd use waste oat hulls and husks to produce energy to run their boiler to produce their processed oat products, replacing the need for more than $400,000 a year in LPG.

(Image courtesy: F Cubed)

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