The world’s largest hydrogen export demonstration project has reached a major milestone, with hydrogen production successfully commencing at a dedicated facility in the Latrobe Valley. Minister for Economic Development Tim Pallas today joined J-Power and other Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain (HESC) Pilot Project partners at the coal gasification and hydrogen refining facility at AGL’s Loy … Continue reading Hydrogen production success for world first project
Elbit Systems of Australia, an innovative technology company with the vision to produce Australian technology to support Australian defence and emergency services, has launched a Melbourne-based Human and Machine Teaming Centre of Excellence in a partnership with the Victorian Government. Elbit Systems of Australia managing director, Major General (ret’d) Paul McLachlan AO, CSC was pleased … Continue reading Elbit launches Victorian research centre for AI, autonomy and robotics
The federal government and Victorian government are announcing the first stage of a part agreement, with the first part supporting a key transmission project that will deliver more affordable and reliable electricity for Victorians. Under this agreement, the Commonwealth and Victorian governments will jointly underwrite early works to progress the Victoria to New South Wales … Continue reading Fed gov and Vic gov agreement for cheap and reliable energy in Victoria
More than 15 new electric vehicle charging stations will be constructed in north western Victorian towns to boost tourism, create jobs and reduce emissions, while increasing the range of electric vehicles across regional Victoria. The Victorian Government is investing $664,000 to build the charging stations, which will better link towns across Victoria and will encourage … Continue reading New EV charge stations for north west Victoria
The Victorian government has announced more than $940,000 to support cutting-edge cyber security training and equipment under its Regional and Specialist Training Fund. State Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney and the Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison today visited FedUni TAFE’s Mount Helen campus to announce the funding, which is to assist FedUni TAFE … Continue reading Vic government funds cyber security training
With support from the Victorian government, a global cloud-based records management company will base its Asia-Pacific headquarters in the state, providing more jobs within artificial intelligence (AI) technology sector. RecordPoint – which partners with Microsoft – will establish the facility in Melbourne, which is also to serve as the company’s AI and Engineering Hub. This … Continue reading RecordPoint to set up AI, engineering hub in Melbourne
The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) has announced its third equity investment in a large-scale renewable energy development, with a $51 million stake in Victoria’s 200MW (AC) Kiamal Solar Farm. The investment extends the CEFC’s push into equity following earlier investments in Queensland’s Ross River Solar Farm and Tasmania’s Granville Harbour Wind Farm. The Kiamal … Continue reading CEFC announces $51 million equity investment in Kiamal Solar Farm
Applications are now open for two of the state’s most prestigious science and innovation awards – the Victoria Prize for Science and Innovation and the Victoria Fellowships. The Victoria Prize and Victoria Fellowships celebrate our top scientists as well as early-career researchers and provide real support for their important work. The coveted Victoria Prize for … Continue reading Applications open for Victoria Prize for Science and Innovation
The Victorian government has appointed Stan Krpan as the inaugural chief executive officer of Solar Victoria. Krpan will lead the implementation of the Labor government’s Solar Homes package, which is to help households across Victoria cut their energy costs while boosting supply to the grid. Solar Homes aims to cut Victoria’s carbon emissions by almost … Continue reading Andrews government appoints first CEO of Solar Victoria
Students in West Gippsland studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects are now able to use new facilities funded by the Victorian government. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited for a tour of the school’s $4.5 million new facilities and to see the recently completed $5.8 million STEM Centre at nearby Warragul Regional … Continue reading New STEM facilities for West Gippsland students
Innovate Expo 2019 will feature Siemens CEO Jeff Connolly as a guest speaker, the Geelong Manufacturing Council has announced. The event, a showcase for Industry 4.0 technology and innovation for Geelong and regional Victoria, is to be held held on March 7 at Geelong’s GMHBA Stadium. Jeff Connolly is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of … Continue reading Siemens head to speak at Innovate Expo 2019
Business energy retailer Flow Power has entered into a ten-year offtake agreement with renewable energy developer BayWa r.e. to purchase 48 megawatts (MW) from two of northern Victoria’s largest solar farms. The 112MW Karadoc solar farm and 106MW Yatpool solar farm, which are owned and developed by BayWa r.e, will provide 20MW and 28MW respectively … Continue reading Flow Power enters agreement with owner of northern Victoria’s largest solar farms
Energy Assessment Grants from Sustainability Victoria’s $6.1m Boosting Business Productivity program have been simplified for businesses spending between $20,000 and $50,000 a year on energy. They can now get up to $2000 to engage expert advice on reducing energy costs without having to match the State Government’s contribution. The program also offers a $3000 Implementation … Continue reading Victorian govt offers businesses grants to reduce energy bills
More than 570 workers at Victoria’s Loy Yang power plant will receive pay cuts of up to 30 per cent, following a bid won by AGL energy to terminate a long-standing agreement.
The Victorian Government has announced that it is working with the Australian Road Research Board in conjunction with La Trobe University and EastLink to test cars with driver-assistance technology on Melbourne’s EastLink motorway, as part of an 18-month trial.
Victorian company Keppel Prince Engineering has secured a contract to develop the largest wind farm in NSW, which will create up to 50 jobs.
The CSIRO’s digital research unit Data61 has opened its Cyber Security and Innovation Hub, which is expected to create 140 jobs over the next three years.