Tag: Australia

New Zealand researchers score funding for biopolymers

New Zealand researchers score funding for biopolymers

May 18, 2022 |

In Australia, in a bid to replace the harmful chemicals used in durable water repellent (DWR) textile coatings, a new research collaboration is developing a sustainable alternative made from biopolymers. The Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (IMCRC) has granted New Zealand based biotechnology research company, Humble Bee Bio, and Deakin University A$70,000 to develop and […]

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Nanollose Limited and von Holzhausen sign microbial cellulose materials pact

Nanollose Limited and von Holzhausen sign microbial cellulose materials pact

May 9, 2022 |

In Australia, biomaterials startup Nanollose Limited is collaborating with California leather alternative firm von Holzhausen. Under the terms of the agreement, Nanollose will provide von Holzhausen  with samples of treated and processed microbial cellulose in various forms for testing as potential alternatives to leather or other materials, either in their initial state or after further […]

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Australia’s Woodside team with KOGAS to study green hydrogen pilot

Australia’s Woodside team with KOGAS to study green hydrogen pilot

May 5, 2022 |

In Australia, Australian LNG producer Woodside and Korea Gas Corporation have signed a non-binding agreement to jointly study the technical and commercial feasibility of a green hydrogen pilot project. The latest agreement builds on a memorandum of understanding signed by the two companies in mid-2018. Since then, Woodside and KOGAS have held a series of […]

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Scania Australia commissions locally-built Hybrid-Electric city bus

Scania Australia commissions locally-built Hybrid-Electric city bus

May 4, 2022 |

In Australia, Scania Australia has commissioned a locally-built Hybrid-Electric city bus for demonstration duties in a bid to expose its real-world benefits to operators around the country. The bus is similar in specification to that already in service with a number of operators in Victoria and South Australia. It offers fuel savings of between 25 […]

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BP gets government funding for Kwinana hydrogen hub

BP gets government funding for Kwinana hydrogen hub

April 20, 2022 |

In Australia, Upstream Online reports that Australian government will invest $52 million in bp’s former refinery at the Kwinana site in Western Australia that is being converted to produce renewable fuels. An electrolyzer of at least 75MW is being developed jointly with Macquarie Group to produce green hydrogen in addition to storage and transportation infrastructure […]

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ANL first to trial marine biofuel with containerized vessel in Oceania

ANL first to trial marine biofuel with containerized vessel in Oceania

April 14, 2022 |

In Australia, ANL, a subsidiary of the CMA CGM Group announced the success of the first biofuel trial on a containerized shipping vessel within Oceania.  The trial, undertaken on ANL’s AAX1 service was a 42-day rotation, commencing in Brisbane, travelling via Southeast Asia and then onto key Australian ports. The international shipping service carries a […]

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Gladstone selected for $376.2M Oceania Biofuels site

Gladstone selected for $376.2M Oceania Biofuels site

April 13, 2022 |

In Australia, Gladstone has been selected as the location for a new A$500 million (US$376.2 million) renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel biorefinery. Acting Premier Steven Miles said Oceania Biofuels selected a site within the Yarwun Industrial Precinct in the Gladstone State Development Area for their new biofuel refinery, which is now under contract with […]

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INPEX, ANZ and Qantas team on carbon farming and biofuels project in Western Australia

INPEX, ANZ and Qantas team on carbon farming and biofuels project in Western Australia

March 31, 2022 |

In Australia, INPEX, ANZ and Qantas have entered a memorandum of understanding to progress the evaluation of a project which brings together carbon farming and renewable biofuels in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia. The project provides an opportunity to support reforestation and decarbonization using drought-resilient native tree crops, integrated with existing farming systems. Having […]

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SAFAANZ calls on Oz and NZ government support for SAF

SAFAANZ calls on Oz and NZ government support for SAF

March 24, 2022 |

In Australia, a report released by the Sustainable Aviation Fuels Alliance of Australia and New Zealand (SAFAANZ) titled “Bridging the price gap for Sustainable Aviation Fuel”, has identified, amongst a number of other recommendations, the creation of a Jet Council as an immediate priority action for Government to accelerate the significant opportunity presented by the […]

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Piping Hot Australia and the University of Technology developing seaweed-based fiber

Piping Hot Australia and the University of Technology developing seaweed-based fiber

March 16, 2022 |

In Australia, Australian brand Piping Hot Australia and the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) announced their research partnership to develop a sustainable fiber made from seaweed. Piping Hot has commissioned this innovative biomaterial research as a vital investment in its mission for clean oceans. Commencing in February 2022, UTS climate scientists began building a prototype fiber […]

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