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Coles rolls out nearly 850 B-cycle battery recycling drop-off points nationwide

Australian supermarket giant Coles has joined the country’s official government-backed battery recycling scheme B-cycle, adding nearly 850 battery recycling drop-off points across the country. 

UNSW engineers develop tech to prolong aqueous zinc battery rechargeability

Researchers from UNSW have unveiled a scalable solution to overcome the rechargeability challenges of aqueous rechargeable zinc battery (AZB) technology. 

Report: Australia risks being excluded from potential markets for renewable energy manufacturing

Australia must move fast in response to significant new incentives for sustainable manufacturing now available in the United States and many other industrial countries, or risk being shut out of rich new markets for manufactured items linked to renewable energy systems, a new report revealed. 

New data reveals Australian resources exports to set new records in 2022-23

Australia is on track to set a record for resources and energy exports after earning a record $459 billion in the  2022-23 fiscal year, according to the June 2023 edition of the Resources and Energy Quarterly published by the Department of Industry, Science and Resources.

New federal budget to foster Australian industry’s low-carbon future

The Albanese government has placed a heavy emphasis on its efforts to promote energy security and a low-carbon future with the release of its second Budget. 

Gov’t says traditional resources critical in manufacturing technologies toward net zero ambition

Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Madeleine King has outlined the accomplishments and challenges faced by the country's resources sector, emphasising the importance of traditional resources in manufacturing technologies needed to bring down emissions in Australia.

New CSIRO roadmap reveals need for energy storage expansion

Australia’s national science agency CSIRO  has unveiled its roadmap for renewable energy storage, a vital component of the country's energy transformation that would require significant investment.

UK car production slumps, while EV manufacturing surges in 2022

The latest result rounds off a volatile year for UK car production, with output down by 17.9 per cent in the month after growth in October and November, with most of the year’s volume loss occurring in the first half. 

North Queensland to house Australia’s first critical minerals plant

A $75 million Australian-first critical minerals demonstration plant is underway in Townsville, Queensland, unlocking the state’s next mining and manufacturing boom. 

New silicon extraction process to divert old solar panels from landfill

Scientists from Deakin University have successfully extracted silicon from end-of-life solar panels and converted it into a nanomaterial that can be used in the development of a new type of battery anode. 

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