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World-leading waste-to-energy company plans to open a $400m facility near Ipswich

September 21, 2018 • SustainabilityComments (0)

German waste-to-energy company REMONDIS is looking to build a $400 million energy-from-waste (EfW) facility in Swanbank, south of Ipswich. Subject to receiving all approvals from government, the proposed plant will convert between 300,000 and 500,000 tonnes of waste per year to generate up to 50 megawatts of baseload electricity for Queensland households

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QUT to establish pilot plant producing hydrogen from renewable energy

September 10, 2018 • SustainabilityComments (0)

Queensland University of Technology (QUT) has announced that it will establish a pilot plant for the production of hydrogen from renewable energy. The pilot plant will be located at the Redlands Research Facility, south of Brisbane, where energy will be drawn

Origin Energy to build Victoria’s largest virtual power plant

September 7, 2018 • SustainabilityComments (0)

Origin Energy has partnered with the Victorian Government to develop its first virtual power plant (VPP) in the state. The Victorian Government, through its Microgrid Demonstration Initiative grant program, is contributing $4.5 million towards the $20 million

ARENA announces a $22m funding boost for renewable hydrogen research

September 7, 2018 • News, SustainabilityComments (0)

16 research projects will share in $22.1 million in funding awarded by ARENA on behalf of the Australian Government to drive innovation in exporting renewable hydrogen to the world. The funding has been offered to research teams from nine Australian

CSIRO releases Roadmap for developing economically-sustainable hydrogen industry 

August 28, 2018 • News, SustainabilityComments (0)

A new blueprint released by the CSIRO sets out a path for the development of an economically-sustainable hydrogen industry in Australia. The National Hydrogen Roadmap identifies hydrogen as a new export opportunity for the country, as well its current

Boral looking to build a biorefinery that turns sawmill residue into renewable diesel

August 27, 2018 • News, SustainabilityComments (0)

Boral Timber, a subsidiary of Boral Limited, is investigating the possibility of building a ‘second-generation’ biofuels refinery in the Mid North Coast of New South Wales. The company has received $500,000 in funding from ARENA to investigate the

Queensland’s $2bn battery “gigafactory” edges closer to reality

August 24, 2018 • News, SustainabilityComments (0)

The Queensland Government will provide $3.1 million for a feasibility study into Townsville’s proposed 15GWh Battery manufacturing plant. The project is being pushed forward by the Boston Energy and Innovation (BEI) led Imperium 3 Consortium, which also