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    Binding methane with metal: a new hope for recycling the potent fossil fuel

    By including the rare metal osmium, UNSW chemists have engineered a new molecular ‘vice’ that can bind methane for hours – providing crucial evidence for an intermediate step that will inform new catalyst... more


    WA’s first Clean Energy Future Fund project now operational

    Nomadic Energy's five megawatts of solar installation at Northern Star's Carosue Dam gold mine near Kalgoorlie is complete, generating clean energy for the mine and reducing emissions by displacing diesel and n... more


    New battery and critical minerals prospectus to power investment

    The State Government has launched a new prospectus to promote Western Australia's battery and critical mineral industries to investors around the world. State Development, Jobs and Trade Minister Roger Cook ... more


    Australian-German business coalition produces a roadmap for large scale green hydrogen import to Germany

    A leading group of German companies along with Australia’s Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) has released a green hydrogen roadmap, outlining a set of recommendations for government and industry, to meet the ... more

  • Binding methane with metal: a new hope for recycling the potent fossil fuel
  • WA’s first Clean Energy Future Fund project now operational
  • New battery and critical minerals prospectus to power investment
  • Australian-German business coalition produces a roadmap for large scale green hydrogen import to Germany

Coffee grounds and hydrogen from waste among new Green Steel breakthroughs

The University of NSW SMaRT Centre has published three scientific papers that show waste coffee grounds and hydrogen from other wastes can be used as part of its patented Green Steel technology. In the latest research breakthroughs on the centre’s Green Steel Polymer Injection Technology, industrial trials with partner Molycop have shown various wastes can be used to more sustainably make steel in electric arc furnaces. Wastes including plastic and coffee grounds now join waste rubber tyres as alternative sources of coke and coal as carbon sources for steel making. They can also provide the element hy... more
Construction underway at Kaban Green Power Hub

QLD government makes major investment in Wambo wind farm

Queensland’s Wambo wind farm near Dalby has received $192.5 million from the Queensland state government, set to deliver more than 200 jobs and 252 megawatts of cheaper, cleaner energy. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the Queensland government was ready to step up with funding for Wambo from the $2 billion Renewable Energy and Hydrogen Jobs Fund. She added that investing in renewables provides cheaper and cleaner energy, powers more jobs, creates more industries, and supercharges the resources sector with demand for new minerals. Palaszczuk said: “This is part of our commitment to achieving 50 p... more

Renewable hydrogen plant to fuel heavy transport in QLD

Construction of a renewable hydrogen plant expected to fuel heavy transport in Queensland’s Western Downs is expected to start in the next six months. The Queensland government will provide $28.9 million towards a renewable hydrogen demonstration plant and refuelling facilities on the Western Downs as part of Queensland’s plan for economic recovery that will support the state’s ambitions to become a hydrogen and renewable superpower. Publicly owned CS Energy has appointed IHI Engineering Australia (a subsidiary of IHI Corporation Japan) to construct the Kogan Renewable Hydrogen Demonstration Plant ne... more

AGL and ARENA begin smart charging homes

AGL and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) have completed 200 installations of electric vehicle (EV) smart chargers in homes across NSW, Queensland, Victoria, and South Australia, as part of an $8-million investment. The electric vehicle orchestration trial is designed to accelerate the commercialisation of different charging technologies and to better understand how customers are using them at home. AGL chief customer officer Christine Corbett said the project would provide valuable insights into EV charging and how customers can support grid stability through effectively managing their char... more

Lightsource bp partners with software company Envision Digital for solar power

Envision Digital International, a Singapore-headquartered global artificial intelligence and Internet of Things (AIoT) software company, has partnered with Lightsource bp to accelerate the growth and optimisation of solar power. Lightsource bp, a 50:50 joint venture with oil giant bp, is targeting the development of 25 gigawatts of solar power projects globally by 2025, delivering renewable power at scale. Through the partnership and advanced analytics from Envision’s software platform, Lightsource bp will be able to gain data-driven insights to enable automation, efficiency, value, and ultimately, subs... more

Australia-Germany HyGATE Initiative funding round now open

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has opened its funding round for the German-Australian Hydrogen Innovation and Technology Incubator (known as HyGATE). ARENA, on behalf of the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources, has teamed up with Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), through Project Management Jülich (PtJ), to administer HyGATE. The initiative will support real-world pilot, trial and demonstration projects along the hydrogen supply chain. ARENA chief executive officer Darren Miller said the opening of the funding round in partnership with Germ... more

Orica and Origin to partner on Hunter Valley hydrogen hub

Orica and Origin have announced a partnership to assess opportunities to collaborate on the development of a green hydrogen production facility, and associated value chain in the Hunter Valley. Signing a memorandum of understanding, Orica and Origin will conduct a feasibility study into the viability of a green hydrogen production facility, or ‘Hunter Valley hydrogen hub’, and downstream value chain opportunities. The feasibility study will assess ways an industrial hydrogen hub could enable use cases that support a meaningful green hydrogen industry in the Hunter Valley and beyond. This includes... more