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Organic Printed Solar Cell Cost Breakthrough by the University of Newcastle

Posted by Peter, on September 25, 2018

The University of Newcastle has developed technology for printing organic solar cells which is regarded as a globally significant breakthrough in the commercial application of renewable energy.  Continue reading »


Diesel from Sewage Pilot Plant for Gladstone

Posted by Peter, on September 3, 2018

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency has announced that it will provide up to $4 million towards an $11.8 million pilot project by Southern Oil Refining to turn biosolids from sewage into crude oil.  Continue reading »


Innovative Biofuel Refinery Feasibility Study

Posted by Peter, on September 3, 2018

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency has announced that it will contribute up to $500,000 towards a $1.2 million study by Boral Timber to investigate the feasibility of building a “second-generation” biofuel refinery using the waste sawmill residues.  Continue reading »


“Hydrogen Innovation Hub” for Perth

Posted by Peter, on July 10, 2018

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency has announced $1.5 million in funding for Australia’s first green hydrogen innovation hub to be located at ATCO Australia’s facility in the Perth suburb of Jandakot.  Continue reading »


Tidal Turbine Trials

Posted by Peter, on June 28, 2018

MAKO Tidal Turbines, which is based in Sydney, and the Gladstone Ports Corporation are conducting a six-month tidal turbine demonstration at Gladstone, to investigate how tidal power could contribute to Australia’s future energy mix.  Continue reading »


Battery Storage Opportunities in New South Wales

Posted by Peter, on June 22, 2018

The Australian Energy Storage Alliance has launched a report on the “Opportunities for Utility Scale Battery Storage in NSW”.  Continue reading »


Making Road from Waste Plastic

Posted by Peter, on May 30, 2018

An Australian company has developed a type of asphalt for making roads using waste products including plastic bags, toner cartridges and glass bottles.  Continue reading »


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 »


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