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First Aussie-made electric bus hits Adelaide’s streets

June 26, 2017 • News, SustainabilityComments (0)

South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill has officially launched the first Australian designed, engineered and manufactured electric bus to be used on a public transport system in Australia. The e-bus, which has a top speed of 80km/h and uses regenerative braking to extend battery range, utilises world-leading Toshiba batteries which can be charged up to 80%

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Amyris unveils plans to build a new biorefinery in Queensland

June 23, 2017 • NewsComments (0)

Industrial bioscience company Amyris is looking to develop a leading industrial biotechnology hub in Queensland to manufacture a sugar cane-based ingredient which is used in cosmetic emollients, fragrances, nutraceuticals, polymers, and lubricants. The

Bosch Australia steps up commitment to eliminate homelessness on Melbourne streets

June 23, 2017 • NewsComments (0)

Last night, Bosch Australia hosted their fifth consecutive community sleep-out and awareness campaign aimed at encouraging employees to participate, volunteer, or donate funds to prevent homelessness. As part of the campaign, fifty Bosch employees –

Toyota’s factory shutdown triggers the largest automotive equipment sale to date

June 22, 2017 • NewsComments (0)

The demise of Australia’s carmaking industry will be complete with a massive sale of machinery and equipment that had been used to manufacture cars in the country for the past six decades. This unprecedented auto equipment sale – which follows the recent

Rio Tinto snubs Glencore, tells shareholders to vote for Yancoal’s C&A proposal

June 22, 2017 • Mining & Resources, NewsComments (0)

Rio Tinto has told its shareholders to vote in favour of Yancoal’s offer for its wholly-owned subsidiary Coal & Allied (C&A) despite receiving a higher bid from Glencore. Earlier this month, Glencore submitted a US$2.55 billion offer for Rio

LeMond Composites, Deakin University partnership to revolutionise carbon fibre production

June 22, 2017 • NewsComments (0)

Low-cost carbon fibre manufacturer LeMond Composites has inked a $US44 million deal to license a world-first technology developed by Deakin University’s Carbon Nexus research centre. The technology, which is tipped to revolutionise carbon fibre production,

Rockwell Automation names new MD for Australia and New Zealand

June 21, 2017 • NewsComments (0)

Rockwell Automation has appointed Scott Wooldridge as the company’s Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand. Mr Wooldridge, who spent the bulk of his career with software development company Citect, has a strong engineering and sales background both