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
The potential use of carbon dioxide for the manufacture of high-value products is the subject of a Memorandum of Cooperation between Matt Canavan, Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, and Isshu Sugawara, Japanese Minister for Economy, Trade and Industry. The memorandum will spur research into developing technologies which can not only capture and store carbon … Continue reading Australia, Japan to explore use of carbon dioxide for carbon fibre
Earlier this week, Toyota Motor Corporation has announced that it will market more than 10 all-electric vehicle (EV) models globally in the early 2020s. It also said that the investment on the battery development will most likely exceed 1.5 trillion yen (A$17.4bn) through 2030. With tightening global regulations on emissions and to counter its market rivals … Continue reading Toyota to ramp up manufacturing of battery EV models by early 2020s
A Climate Council report states who they see as leading the charge of Australia’s transition to clean, affordable and efficient renewable energy and storage technology. The Renewables Ready: States Leading the Charge report shows South Australia, Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory are all leading the renewables race, while the Federal Government remains stuck at … Continue reading Climate Council: SA, TAS and ACT leading the renewables charge
The Victorian Government is providing $1 million to support the transition to a zero-emissions fleet of vehicles. Moreland City Council, in collaboration with hydrogen utility company H2U, has received funding to implement a renewable hydrogen refuelling station. This initiative is expected to create up to 15 ongoing full-time local jobs and has the potential to generate more than … Continue reading Building Australia’s first hydrogen refuelling station
Schneider Electric, has added a new enterprise-wide IIoT plant performance and control optimisation software to its PES and Foxboro Evo process automation systems and Foxboro I/A Series distributed control system. Leveraging Expertune PlantTriage technology, EcoStruxure Control Advisor, a native smart decision-support tool, provides plant personnel actionable real-time operating data and predictive analytics capabilities so they … Continue reading Schneider adds new IIoT capabilities to existing offerings
A $500,000 study aimed at ensuring car manufacturers comply with emissions regulations has revealed Australia’s top-selling new vehicles are using up to 60 per cent more fuel than advertised. Commissioned by the Australian Automobile Association (AAA), results from the country’s first major review of on-road vehicles emissions has shown popular cars are using an average … Continue reading Australian cars using more fuel than promised, AAA study reveals
Now that the carbon tax has been approved by Parliament, companies should shift their attention to limiting the costs of paying the tax.