The growing demand for metals produced sustainably present an opportunity for Australian manufacturing, write the authors of a new report from the Energy Transition Hub. Outlining a plan for zero-carbon metal manufacturing, the report, From Mining to Making, highlights that while metal production produces 9 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions, there are ways … Continue reading Potential for zero-emissions metals to boost Australian manufacturing
New methods of using graphite in advanced carbon materials (ACM) manufacturing will be investigated in a partnership between Hazer Group and the University of Sydney’s School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, supported by the Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (IMCRC). Hazer has already been involved in R&D with the School, however, under the recent announcement … Continue reading Partnership to investigate graphite from carbon
A new method for the conversion of carbon dioxide into a raw material to be used by manufacturers to make products has been tested by researchers at the University of Sydney. Using the same principles as those reliable converters of carbon dioxide, plants, the team hopes to replicate the process of photosynthesis. Ideally, the process … Continue reading Artificial photosynthesis to unlock carbon potential
A scalable distributed control system (DCS) solution is helping an Australian joint venture develop and commercialise a new carbon management technology aimed at reducing global CO2 emissions. Mineral Carbonation International (MCi) is an Australia-based start-up whose mission is to demonstrate the technical and economic viability of mineral carbonation as a sustainable industrial solution for carbon … Continue reading Comeback for carbon
Kingspan Insulation has announced the opening of its insulation manufacturing facility at Somerton in Melbourne. The $40 million factory is the first Green Star-rated manufacturing facility in Australia, aiming to support production entirely through renewable energy. With the opening of the Melbourne plant, Kingspan will not only be able to supply products to Australia, but it … Continue reading Australia’s first Green Star-rated factory opens in Victoria
The agreement between the United States and China to further limit carbon emissions up to 2030 has prompted calls for the Australia to follow suit.
Australia should reduce net carbon emissions by 40 per cent of 2020 levels by 2025 and decarbonise the economy between 2040 and 2050, a report says.
The government’s $2.55 billion Direct Action climate change policy has received the support of Clive Palmer and is now likely to pass through the senate.
It’s no secret that our Australian manufacturing industry is taking a quite a hit lately.
The Coalition government’s direct action climate change policy has been rejected not only by environmentalists but also by industry.
Incoming prime minister Tony Abbott named his cabinet yesterday, with Groom MP Ian Macfarlane to be responsible for an expansive industry portfolio, with responsibilities including resources and energy, and manufacturing.
The best way Australia can ensure that it does its fair share in achieving climate change goals is to implement a long-term climate budget.
The AMWU has met Electrolux’s Orange plant’s management and said that the union will be following a six-month review closely.