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Aussie Developed Polymer Removes Oil from Seawater

Posted by Peter, on May 16, 2018

Researchers led by Flinders University have developed a polymer, made from waste products, which can remove crude oil and diesel from sea water.  Continue reading »


$50 million Funding for Grid-scale Batteries in Victoria

Posted by Peter, on March 22, 2018

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency has announced that it will match $25 million being provided by the Victorian Government to jointly fund Victoria’s first two large-scale, grid-connected batteries.  Continue reading »


Aussie Wave Energy Technology to Be Tested in UK

Posted by Peter, on March 22, 2018

A Victorian company, AMOG, has won a European Union grant to test its “floating pendulum” wave power generation technology at The University of Exeter’s marine energy testing site at Falmouth in Cornwall.  Continue reading »


Aussie Researchers Demonstrate World First Proton Battery

Posted by Peter, on March 12, 2018

Researchers from the RMIT in Melbourne have demonstrated for the first time a working rechargeable “proton battery” which is environmentally friendly, used cheap materials and has the potential to store more energy than currently available lithium-ion batteries.  Continue reading »


CSIRO Graphene Film Purifies Water in a Single Step

Posted by Peter, on February 18, 2018

CSIRO scientists have created a filtration technique using a graphene-based film, called “Graphair”, with microscopic nano-channels that let water pass through but stops pollutants.  Continue reading »


Aussie Researchers Discovery Could Significantly Boost Solar Cell Efficiency

Posted by Peter, on January 24, 2018

Researchers at the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science have made a discovery that could lead to significantly boosting solar cell efficiency.  Continue reading »


South Australian Company to Manufacture Molten Silicon Batteries

Posted by Peter, on November 20, 2017

A South Australian company, 1414 Degrees, has moved into a factory in the southern Adelaide where it will build Thermal Energy Storage System systems. The company is planning to build two grid-scale 1GWh systems  Continue reading »


Aussie Scientists Recycle Iron from Used Toner Cartridges

Posted by Peter, on November 16, 2017

Researchers at the University of New South Wales have developed a process for retrieving iron from discarded used toner cartridges.  Continue reading »


Brisbane Airport to Test Biojet Fuel Supply

Posted by Peter, on October 5, 2017

Virgin Australia and US-based biofuel producer Gevo have entered into an agreement to test the supply chain infrastructure in Australia to ensure that Virgin Australia and Brisbane Airport are ready for the commercial supply of biofuel for jet aircraft.  Continue reading »


Pumped Hydro Could Store a Thousand Times Enough Energy for Australia

Posted by Peter, on September 25, 2017

A study by the Australian National university has shown that Australia has sufficient potential pumped storage sites to store more than a thousand times as much energy as could ever be needed.  Continue reading »


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