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UNSW expert urges action to reduce construction’s carbon footprint in Australia

In a recent statement, a leading expert from UNSW emphasised the urgent need for measures to mitigate the environmental impact of construction in Australia.

UNSW Sydney’s innovative tech promises low-cost, low-energy ammonia production

Researchers at UNSW Sydney have pioneered eco-friendly, on-farm ammonia production, marking a transformative approach to fertiliser manufacturing with a significantly reduced carbon footprint.

Businesses increase supply chain focus to accelerate decarbonisation efforts – research says

Schneider Electric Sustainability Index 2023 report has revealed that companies are concentrating more on supply chains to reduce their emissions with 78 per cent of business leaders agreeing that ‘companies can significantly address their carbon footprint through greater visibility of environmental outcomes across their supply chain’.

Lifecycle study shows ecosparc enhanced coatings reduce CO2 emissions by 18-21%

A fully independent lifecycle assessment (LCA) done by Sparc Technologies Limited has revealed an 18 to 21 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions through the use of ecosparc-enhanced coatings.

IperionX to manufacture titanium plate for testing by Lockheed Martin

IperionX Limited has been contracted to deliver titanium plate components built utilising its US-manufactured titanium to aerospace company Lockheed Martin to provide a lower cost and more sustainable supply chain for titanium raw material.

New $3b multi-beverage group formed to bolster manufacturing & distribution

Beam Suntory and Frucor Suntory have struck an AUD 3 billion joint venture to manufacture, sell, and distribute premium spirits and alcohol-free beverages in Australia and New Zealand.

Rio Tinto, Giampaolo Group form joint venture to recycle aluminium

Australian mining giant Rio Tinto and metal management company Giampaolo Group have agreed to establish a joint venture to manufacture and sell goods made of recycled aluminium. 

Authentise releases ChatGPT-powered 3D printing database

Authentise, a workflow software business specialising in engineering and manufacturing solutions, has launched 3DGPT, a comprehensive database of additive manufacturing (AM) knowledge that uses OpenAI's ChatGPT platform and is free to the public. 

Work begins on Aurizon’s zero-emissions freight locomotive

Australia’s largest rail freight company, Aurizon, has unveiled details of its investment to build the first zero-emissions capable freight locomotive built in Australia.

NZ Steel partners with gov’t in $300m decarbonisation plan

New Zealand Steel is set to build a new $300 million (AUD 283 million) Electric Arc Furnace at its steelworks at Glenbrook within the next three years as part of the move to lower the country’s greenhouse gas emissions.

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