A proposed $470 million vanadium mine in North West Queensland has this week been declared a prescribed project. The project will include facilities for processing the vanadium for use in batteries, chemical applications and in high-strength steel production. “The proponent will mine and process vanadium for use in the growth market of vanadium batteries and … Continue reading Queensland to streamline approvals for vanadium mine
Two Australian businesses, J3Seven and Point Trading, will provide the Australian Defence Forces with protection from chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear threats. The twin announcements are partnerships between the respective companies and Leidos Australia, which is the contractor providing chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear defence equipment capability to the ADF. Point Trading, based in Moorabbin, … Continue reading Regional businesses provide chemical protection
Hoffmann-Krippner has announced the availability of the EHEDG (European Hygienic Engineering and Design Group) certified hygienic mounting kit for PiL’s P53 Steel Head ultrasonic sensors. This new, off-the-shelf, hygienic sensor solution has been designed for the chemical, pharmaceutical and food and beverage industries – suitable for any manufacturing/assembly/bottling/packaging system that requires a clean and hygienic … Continue reading Sensor for chemical and pharmaceutical industries
Researchers from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands have developed an inexpensive method for 3D printing bacteria into shapes and patterns, which could lead to revolutionary new materials. According to the researchers, the method could see applications ranging from mother-of-pearl fake teeth to powerful new microlenses that increase the effectiveness of solar panels and … Continue reading 3D printing bacteria promises new materials for manufacturing
A strong manufacturing sector remains central to any first world economy as a result of its contribution to overall productivity, its input to R&D and innovation, its contribution to exports and its multiplier effects on growth.
Orica has seen an ammonia spill at its Kooragang Island plant this morning after a leaking gasket was discovered.
Electricity and the carbon price have dominated our national policy debate in the past three years, but in the first 100 days of the next government’s life, there’ll be a new energy problem to tackle: natural gas.