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RMIT Team Turns CO2 “Back into Coal”

Posted by Peter, on March 13, 2019

A research team led by RMIT University in Melbourne has developed a new technique which they say efficiently converts carbon dioxide from a gas into solid particles of carbon.  Continue reading »


CSIRO Creating an Energy Data Portal

Posted by Peter, on February 27, 2019

The CSIRO has launched a program which aims to provide comprehensive information to underpin key decision making, towards a secure, affordable and sustainable energy future for Australia.   Continue reading »


Shoalhaven Recycling Facilty to Handle All Waste in One Process

Posted by Peter, on January 29, 2019

Shoalhaven City Council is to build a new waste processing facility that uses state-of-the-art technology to divert 90% of mixed waste from landfill. Everything that can be reused or recycled will be extracted in one process.

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ANU Research Promises Cheaper, More Efficient Solar Cells

Posted by Peter, on January 1, 2019

ANU engineers, in collaboration with researchers from the California Institute of Technology, have developed a way to combine silicon with perovskite to more efficiently convert sunlight into electricity.  Continue reading »


Queensland Scientists Discover Cheap New Catalyst for Making Hydrogen

Posted by Peter, on November 29, 2018

Researchers at the Queensland University of Technology have discovered cheaper and more efficient materials for producing hydrogen for the storage of renewable energy that could replace current water-splitting catalysts.  Continue reading »


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 »


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