The future location of Australia’s first-ever Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Hub on Brisbane’s northside has been visited this week by World Economic Forum representatives undertaking a statewide tour of innovative Queensland manufacturers. The ARM Hub is an $18 million advanced manufacturing initiative being delivered in partnership with the Palaszczuk Government, QUT, Urban Art Projects … Continue reading Queensland puts advanced manufacturing potential on display
A $5 million study is underway into a hydrogen plant at Stanwell Power Station in Queensland. State energy minister Anthony Lynham told Queensland parliament that the 12-month study would assess the technical, commercial and strategic feasibility of a large hydrogen electrolysis plant near Stanwell Power Station. The government-owned generator Stanwell Corp is looking at a … Continue reading Queensland government funds hydrogen plant feasibility study
Three Gold Coast substations are to receive $45 million worth of upgrades, with planning for another $8.5 million project also underway. Nearly 13,000 homes and businesses in Surfers Paradise will reportedly benefit from the upgrade project, which is in the planning and design stage. The project comes after the completion of multi-stage upgrades at three … Continue reading $45 million in upgrades announced for three Gold Coast substations
South East Queensland’s Water Grid will be used to supplement north Brisbane’s water supply over June and July while the North Pine Water Treatment Plant goes offline for maintenance and upgrade works. The SEQ Water Grid will be used to move water from the Sunshine Coast dams and Wivenhoe Dam as an alternative supply. The … Continue reading SEQ Water Grid steps in during North Pine Water Treatment Plant maintenance
An APLNG-Armour Energy joint venture is to seek out gas projects in Queensland’s south west for the sole supply of Australian manufacturers. Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham today announced the joint venture’s successful bid for 18 square kilometres of land 22km south-west of Chinchilla. Under the permit’s conditions, gas can only be sold to Australian … Continue reading Joint-venture prospecting gas projects to supply manufacturers
A 3D printing company in Cairns and 19 other businesses will share in over $850,000 under the latest round of the Queensland Government’s Business Growth Fund. Minister for Training and Skills Development Shannon Fentiman announced Trinity Engineering Consulting received more than $9,000 to boost and grow their business. “We know that small business take a … Continue reading Cairns-based 3D printing company gets government funding boost
Cutting-edge technologies, processes and systems will be on show this week at manufacturing businesses around Queensland with the state government’s Inside Advanced Manufacturing series kicking off today. Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning Cameron Dick said the week-long program shines a light on Queensland’s innovation success stories and the manufacturers of the future. … Continue reading Queensland’s Advanced Manufacturing series begins
Seqwater, the statutory water authority of the Queensland government, has worked with robotic researchers at QUT’s Institute for Future Environments to develop the Autonomous Motorised Monitoring Instrument, or SAMMI. Natural Resources Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said that the solar-powered, self-driving robot has the capacity to change the way Seqwater monitors it’s water quality. “Water quality … Continue reading Seqwater and QUT develop autonomous water monitoring robot
The federal Labor opposition has committed helping deliver a $40 million SkillsTech TAFE campus at North Lakes in Queensland. The Queensland government has welcomed the sign of support. State training and skills minister Shannon Fentiman said the $40 million trades training centre at TAFE North Lakes would provide industry-standard skills for the electrotechnology, construction, engineering … Continue reading Labor commits funding for new high-tech TAFE campus in QLD
Designs for the $3 million refurbishment of the STEM Centre at Newton Moore Senior High School have been unveiled by the Queensland government. The works will see an expanded range of STEM activities for students and a dedicated room for staff collaboration. Class activities will include coding, designing and building prototypes such as solar cars, … Continue reading Plans outlined for Queensland high school STEM centre
A $60 million world-leading advanced manufacturing facility is a step closer to development, following the Queensland government’s announcement it would commit $7.5 million to the project. The shell forging plant proposed by the newly formed joint venture Rheinmetall Nioa Munitions (RNM) is to support local small-to-medium-sized businesses that are part of the industry supply chain. … Continue reading Qld government commits $7.5 million to advanced shell manufacturing facility
Queensland’s $1 billion Gladstone Energy and Ammonia project is a step closer to delivery with terms of reference for the project’s environmental impact statement (EIS) released. The project proposes to convert 1.5 million tonnes per annum of coal to produce ammonia, synthetic natural gas and electrical power. Labour member for Gladstone Glenn Butcher said Australian … Continue reading EIS released for Gladstone project to turn coal into ammonia
The $175 million Susan River Solar Farm on Queensland’s Fraser Coast officially opened this week, adding a further 95MW of solar power to the state’s energy supply. Queensland’s assistant minister for treasury Glenn Butcher represented the state government at an on-site ceremony near Maryborough today, after the North Queensland floods saw the premier and all … Continue reading New solar farm powers up in Queensland
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) today announced $18 million in funding for the $160 million Kennedy Park wind, solar and battery project, based in North Queensland. The 60.5 megawatt (MW) project will consist of 43.2 MW of wind, 15 MW of solar PV, a 2 MW lithium ion battery and a synchronous condenser. On … Continue reading Funding for solar project in Queensland
Western Downs Regional Council has approved the biggest solar project in the region – a 300 megawatt solar farm to be constructed by Luminous Energy.
EnergyAustralia has announced a $9.3 million partnership with Brisbane-based solar inverter system developer, Redback Technologies, which will see users being able to control their energy consumption through a smart phone.