Energy Renaissance, Australia’s first lithium-ion battery manufacturer, announced today that it will build Renaissance One, a new $28 million battery manufacturing facility in Tomago. The company produces batteries that are safe, affordable and optimised to perform in hot climates. Energy Renaissance’s batteries can be used to power infrastructure, buildings, businesses and homes. “We have settled … Continue reading Australia’s first lithium-ion battery factory calls the Hunter Region home
As part of the 2020-21 Budget, the Government will invest $28.5 million to fund energy infrastructure projects to increase Western Australia’s energy security while lowering costs and reducing emissions. The Government’s funding will support: an initial investment in a Big Battery project that will increase capacity in the South West Interconnected System (SWIS) by 100 … Continue reading $28.5m to be invested to delivering cheap and reliable energy in WA
Early works will start before the end of the year on a $380 million wind farm in Far North Queensland, creating 150 jobs, thanks to a sales deal with publicly-owned CleanCo. Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said Neoen Energy would build the Kaban Green Power Hub near Ravenshoe, 80 kilometres south-west of Cairns now that … Continue reading New wind farm to be constructed in North Queensland
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced $838,000 in funding to Origin Energy to undertake an electric vehicle (EV) smart charging trial across the National Electricity Market (NEM). Origin will provide and install 150 smart chargers to incentivise new and existing EV owners to participate in the trial. The smart chargers will be installed … Continue reading ARENA funding to boost uptake of smart charging for EVs
The federal government and Western Australian government will invest in new space technologies across the state to help grow a range of industries nationwide and create new jobs. Two of the projects being supported are part of the federal government’s $19.5 million Space Infrastructure Fund and to support local jobs and research and development. Fugro … Continue reading WA space project to drive nationwide industry growth
The Government’s Hunter Class Frigate Program continues to deliver opportunities for Australian workers with the signing of a steel contract worth around $2.5 million. Australian company BlueScope Steel AIS has signed a contract, worth around $2.5 million with ASC Shipbuilding, a subsidiary of BAE Systems Australia, to deliver more than 1500 tonnes of steel plate … Continue reading Australian made steel for Australian frigates
Leading energy infrastructure company, Jemena, has called for a national approach to green accreditation for renewable gases, such as biomethane and hydrogen, as part of its submission to the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) Bioenergy Roadmap. A certification system would enable customers to purchase verified and accredited zero emission gas as is currently the case … Continue reading Call for renewable gas certification to unlock Australia’s bioenergy potential
In a press release by Schneider Electric, the Renewable Energy and Load Management (REALM) study funded by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, released by the UTS Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF) in partnership with the Australian Alliance for Energy Productivity (A2EP), finds that businesses can deliver flexibility in their electricity demand to match variable renewable … Continue reading REALM study show how businesses can get more value out of solar
According to the federal government, 107 post graduate engineers will be placed in industry-based automotive projects, with $5 million in grants to be provided. The Automotive Engineering Graduate Program will deliver 10 grants to seven universities in Victoria, Western Australia and Queensland. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, Karen Andrews said the post graduates would work … Continue reading $5 million funding for automotive engineering
One of the most significant space industry research concentrations in Australia, the new Cooperative Research Centre for Smart Satellite Technologies and Analytics – The SmartSat CRC – has been launched in South Australia. The new CRC is a national research powerhouse involving a $190 million investment in cash and in-kind from 82 research and industry … Continue reading New satellite CRC brings together leading Australian research and industry
Swinburne University of Technology and its industry and research partners have been awarded $1 million of funding through the Global Innovation Linkages Program towards a $3.5 million project focused on Industry 4.0 manufacturing of high volume lightweight composites. The project will use a world-first process for 3D printing of industrial scale composites in Swinburne’s Industry … Continue reading Swinburne gets $1 million in funding for world-first industrial-scale 3D printing process
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced $1.5 million to fund Australia’s first green hydrogen innovation hub at Jandakot in Western Australia. In Jandakot, ATCO will trial the production, storage and use of renewable hydrogen to energise a commercial-scale microgrid, testing the use of hydrogen in different settings and applications including in household appliances. … Continue reading Green hydrogen innovation hub to be built in WA
A love of science and the realisation that variety and the ability to build something was the key to a fulfilling career was the reason AMS’ analytical product manager Dr Dion Houtman became a process engineer. Having had his current role for the past year, Houtman said he knew during high school that the sciences … Continue reading Being challenged is key to job satisfaction
ABB has announced that its charging technology is now available in 95 percent of the worlds countries with an EV presence. This includes countries from Australia to Azerbaijan and India to Iceland. According to an ABB press release, the company’s sales of DC fast chargers has now exceeded 6,500, ranging from 50kW up to 450kW and includes … Continue reading ABB celebrates extended reach of EV charging infrastructure
As exploding batteries in mobile phones, computers and headphones continue to make headlines, researchers at Swinburne’s Centre for Micro-Photonics are one step closer to producing commercially viable, chemical-free, long-lasting, safe batteries.
The roll out of Australia’s biggest smart pole installation has begun across Newcastle, north of Sydney as Newcastle City Council unveils an ambitious smart city plan.
Pfizer Australia, the world’s largest pharmaceutical researcher which has manufacturing plants in Sydney and Perth, is rolling out digital analyst tools from South Australia-based sales automation specialist Complexica.
Telstra has launched Telstra Labs, Australia’s first public Internet of Things (IoT) innovation lab in Melbourne.
CSIRO research will fill a gap in the global energy technology chain to supply fuel cell vehicles with low-emissions hydrogen sourced from Australia.
Changes to the 457 visa scheme should not jeopardise Australia’s infrastructure boom, although some other engineering sectors could be affected.