Industries have been invited to contribute to the design of a new Safeguard Crediting Mechanism, which will help Australia’s largest energy using businesses adopt new technologies to reduce energy costs and emissions – without compromising competitiveness.
Charles Sturt University’s Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation is aiming to improve the way remote sensing technologies can be used to detect weeds in complex ecological landscapes, through a new project.
Under round two of the Regional and Remote Communities Reliability Fund, the federal government has committed $25.6 million for 20 microgrid feasibility studies to support secure, reliable and affordable power supplies.
The federal government has reappointed Darren Miller as chief executive officer of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) for a further three years.
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) will provide $2 million for ClimateWorks Australia, a non-profit decarbonisation advisory, to accelerate the development and deployment of low emissions technologies.
The federal government has appointed Professor Alexander McBratney to the Emissions Reduction Assurance Committee (ERAC) for a period of three years.
Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, will deliver the $5 million Hydrogen RD&D International Collaboration Program backed by the federal government, aimed at advancing Australia’s clean hydrogen industry.
The federal government has released a draft carbon capture and storage (CCS) method for the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF), for public consultation. Accelerating CCS commercial deployment and uptake will help reduce Australia’s emissions and protect industries and jobs. CCS is one of five priority methods being developed in 2021 under the ERF and it is a priority area … Continue reading CCS projects unlocked under Emissions Reduction Fund
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
Australia and Germany will invest in a series of new initiatives to accelerate the development of a hydrogen industry, through a Declaration of Intent on the Australia-Germany Hydrogen Accord. This initiative will create new economic opportunities and jobs, while reducing emissions. The Australia-Germany Hydrogen Accord builds on each government’s respective strengths, with Australia looking to be a major hydrogen exporter. Germany holds expertise in hydrogen technology and plans to import … Continue reading Australia-Germany Hydrogen Accord accelerates hydrogen industry
The Federal government will support Project EnergyConnect to unlock additional supply across the National Electricity Market (NEM), providing thousands of households and businesses with cheaper energy. The government will invest up to $295 million through the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) to help finance the project. It will involve a new 330 kilovolt transmission line connecting South Australia to New South Wales. Project EnergyConnect is identified … Continue reading Project EnergyConnect lowers electricity, boosts supply