Lithium Australia produces LFP cathode material and Li-ion batteries from mine waste

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Lithium Australia NL reported that its wholly owned subsidiary VSPC Ltd has successfully produced Li-ion battery cathode material, and Li-ion batteries (LIBs), from tri-lithium phosphate produced directly from mine waste using the SiLeach process. Australia Batteries Sustainability

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CSIRO roadmap finds hydrogen industry set for scale-up in Australia

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An economically-sustainable hydrogen industry in Australia could soon be on the cards according to a blueprint released by CSIRO, the national science agency, which found that cost-competitiveness is firmly on the horizon. Ammonia Australia Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Hydrogen Storage

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In 2017, Australia, Chile, and Argentina produced 91% of the world’s lithium

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In 2017, Australia, Chile, and Argentina produced 91% of all lithium while the rest of the world supplied the remaining 9%.

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W Australia to host $135M national battery research hub: Future Battery Industries CRC

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Western Australia will host a national consortium to position Australia as a global leader in the manufacture and supply of batteries after a A$135-million (US$96.4-million) industry-backed research hub was supported by the Federal Government. The Western Australian State Government seeded the bid with a combined $6 million in provisional funding to support to establishment of the Future Battery Industries CRC in Perth, Western Australia. Australia Batteries

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Lithium Australia finalizes acquisition of VSPC for Li-ion cathodel materials

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Lithium Australia (LIT) has finalized its acquisition of advanced cathode material production technology, acquiring 99.7% The plant incorporates Australia’s most advanced LIB laboratory/testing facility and equipment for cathode coating and battery-cell production.

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ARENA announces $1.5M to fund green hydrogen innovation hub in Western Australia; ATCO hydrogen microgrid

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million toward the funding of Australia’s first green hydrogen innovation hub at Jandakot in Western Australia. ARENA CEO Ivor Frischknecht said the ATCO trial could lead to hydrogen being used more widely across Australia. Australia Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Power-to-Gas

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ARENA announces $1.5M to fund green hydrogen innovation hub in Western Australia; ATCO hydrogen microgrid

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million toward the funding of Australia’s first green hydrogen innovation hub at Jandakot in Western Australia. ARENA CEO Ivor Frischknecht said the ATCO trial could lead to hydrogen being used more widely across Australia. Australia Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Power-to-Gas

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Tesla builds world's largest lithium-ion battery, for utility use, in Australia

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk made a bet that he'd build the world's largest lithium-ion battery in Australia in 100 days. The massive 129-megawatt-hour battery will plug into South Australia's. Batteries Elon Musk Australia electric utilities renewable energy clean energy grid storageIf his company failed, Musk would personally pay for the project, but the battery is now ready for its first test ahead of full operation—and on schedule.

Tritium launches Fast Cities Network charging initiative; Australia’s largest fast charging network for EVs

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Brisbane, Australia-based Tritium, developer of the Veefil Electric Vehicle (EV) Fast Charger, has launched a Fast Cities Network initiative to establish Australia’s largest fast-charging network in Australia and the first in Eastern Australia. The Fast Cities Network.

Tesla's huge Australia battery won't last as world's largest: Hyundai in the wings

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As Elon Musk basks in the glow of meeting his 100-day challenge to install the world's largest utility battery in South Australia, another company is looking to take his crown. South Korea Batteries Australia energy storageHyundai Electric & Energy Systems Co. announced on November 23 it took an order for an industrial energy-storage system to be installed by February. The 150-megawatt.

Tesla offers South Australia battery storage within 100 days

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Elon Musk Australia renewable energy energy storage Solar CityIf only we could all be as optimistic, and energetic, as Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Even as Tesla gears up for mass production of the Model 3 electric car and a hoped-for annual production rate of 500,000 total cars by next year, Musk has found time to place a high-profile bet on the renewable energy part of Tesla's businesses. In this case, it has to.

First Qantas US-Australia biofuel flight; Carinata feedstock, Honeywell process

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Qantas made the world’s first dedicated biofuel flight between the United States and Australia, Qantas QF96 from Los Angeles to Melbourne (a Boeing Dreamliner 787-9), over the weekend. It is water-efficient and The University of Queensland field trials in Gatton, Queensland, and in Bordertown, South Australia, have demonstrated it should do very well in the Australian climate. In 2012 Qantas and Jetstar operated Australia’s first biofuel trial flights.

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Kokam deploys 30 MW, 11.4 MWh energy storage system in Australia

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Ltd, successfully deployed for Alinta Energy, a leading Australian utility, a 30-megawatt (MW) system / 11.4-megawatt hour (MWh) Energy Storage System (ESS), the largest lithium-ion battery deployed for industrial application in Australia. Kokam contracted ABB Australia to supply the ABB PowerStore Virtual Generator used to manage the microgrid. Australia Batteries Smart GridKokam Co.,

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Fueled By Battery Boom: A Lithium Rush For Australia's Outback?

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Batteries lithium-ion Australia plug-in carsIf electric-car sales continue to rise, then demand for battery cells will rise along with them. That, in turn, will lead to increase demand for the raw materials that make up those cells. Lithium-ion is currently the dominant chemistry for battery cells in electrified cars, and that's creating a lithium-mining boom. DON'T MISS: LG Chem's Large.

Australia and Japan developing safety standards for marine transport of liquid hydrogen; KHI building carrier

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Australia and Japan recently signed a memorandum at the headquarters of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority ( AMSA ) which will allow liquid hydrogen (LH 2 ) to be shipped in bulk for the first time. Ship containment systems are being developed in Japan that will be capable of safely transporting liquid hydrogen in bulk from Australia to Japan as part of a pilot project scheduled to commence in 2020. Australia Hydrogen Japan Ports and Marine

Power-to-gas trial to inject hydrogen into Australia’s gas grid; A$5M award to AquaHydrex

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The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) announced a trial for a new type of electrolyzer which could see excess renewable energy stored in the gas grid and used to decarbonize Australia’s gas supply. Australia Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Power-to-Gas

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QUT, Mercurius Australia partner on pilot plant to convert sugarcane waste to jet and diesel fuel; REACH

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In Australia, QUT researchers and Mercurius Australia are partnering on a pilot plant to prove the economic viability of turning sugarcane waste into either jet and diesel fuel or chemicals that could be used to make plastic soft drink and beer bottles.

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Australia's AAA will test emissions of top 30 cars; government won't, it says (VW diesel update)

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emissions Australia Fuel Economy Volkswagen diesel scandalThe Volkswagen diesel scandal has placed greater scrutiny on laboratory emissions testing of new cars pretty much around the world. Over the year since the news of VW's use of illegal "defeat device" software first broke, other carmakers have come forward to confess errors or outright cheating in their own emission and fuel-economy tests. Now the.

What would it take to get Australia to 100-percent renewable energy?

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emissions energy policy Australia plug-in cars renewable energy transportation policyWhat would it take to convert an entire country to 100-percent renewable energy? How about a country that occupies an entire continent? Australian climate think tank Beyond Zero Emissions is publishing a series of plans addressing how different aspects of the country's economy and infrastructure can be converted to renewable energy. DON'T MISS.

Australia's AAA will test emissions of top 30 cars; government won't, it says

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emissions Australia Fuel Economy Volkswagen diesel scandalThe Volkswagen diesel scandal has placed greater scrutiny on laboratory emissions testing of new cars pretty much around the world. Over the year since the news of VW's use of illegal "defeat device" software first broke, other carmakers have come forward to confess errors or outright cheating in their own emission and fuel-economy tests. Now the.

Toyota ends production in Australia after 54 years

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Toyota Motor Corporation Australia Ltd. TMCA), the production and sales subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) in Australia, ended 54 years of manufacturing in Australia. TMCA Chairman Max Yasuda announced at the closing ceremony the establishment of the Toyota Community Foundation Australia Pty Ltd. to contribute to the Australia region over the long term after the end of manufacturing.

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Lumen Australia licenses Qualcomm wireless EV charging technology

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Qualcomm Incorporated and Lumen Australia, a leading global supplier and integrator of electrical and electronic systems, entered into a Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging (WEVC) license agreement. Lumen is based in Asia-Pacific but represented globally through, Manufacturing, Technical and Sales divisions and supported by the Global Centre of Excellence, situated in Melbourne, Australia.

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Australia-based fast charger company Tritium expanding to US

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Australia-based Tritium, developer and manufacturer of the Veefil 50 kW DC fast charger for electric vehicles, will open its first overseas premises in Torrance, California in early 2017. At the moment all the units are manufactured in Australia, but as our market share has expanded significantly since we launched in 2013, we now need to open regional facilities to maintain our high levels of customer support.

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Muradel testing green crude production in South Australia

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The microalgae is sustainably grown in seawater ponds and is a resilient strain that has proven productive all year in Australia’s sunny conditions.

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CSIRO produces Australia’s first home-grown carbon fiber

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CSIRO scientists have produced Australia’s first entirely home-grown carbon fiber, paving the way for Australian industry to mass-produce the next generation materials, used in everything from bicycles and tennis rackets to satellites and fighter planes. Australia’s first carbon fiber was produced using polyacrylonitrile fiber, spun on the joint CSIRO/Deakin University wet spinning line, then carbonized at Deakin’s “Carbon Nexus” facility.

CSIRO team working to commercialize membrane separating H2 from NH3; opening up an export market for Australia renewable H2

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Researchers at Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) have years of experience researching the best ways to separate pure hydrogen from mixed gas streams. CSIRO’s vision is to use the membrane technology to open up a new world market for renewable hydrogen produced via electrolysis in Australia. Ammonia Australia Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Power Generation Power-to-Gas

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Albemarle signs exclusivity agreement with Mineral Resources for 50/50 lithium JV in W. Australia; $1.15B deal

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Wodgina, located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, is a world-class hard rock lithium deposit, with an estimated mine life of more than 30 years.

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Gevo to supply alcohol-to-jet fuel to Virgin Australia

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expects to supply its renewable alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ) ( earlier post ) to the Virgin Australia Group. The Virgin Australia Group will be responsible for coordinating the purchase, supply and blending of the ATJ into the fuel supply system at Brisbane Airport in Queensland, Australia. Gevo’s ATJ is expected to be blended with traditional jet fuel and supplied on flights departing Brisbane Airport, including Virgin Australia flights. Gevo, Inc.

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First serially-built Pipistrel 2-seat electric trainer makes flight in Australia, handed over to owner

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On 2 January 2018, the first serially-built Pipistrel Alpha Electro took flight in Australia. The Alpha Electro can be registered in Australia as either a recreational aircraft or with CASA.

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15 GWh Li-ion battery plant investigated for Australia

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A consortium led by Boston Energy and Innovation (BEI) has signed an exclusive memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Townsville, Australia City Council to investigate the financial viability of building a 15GWh battery manufacturing plant in Townsville.

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SA Government releases Hydrogen Action Plan

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South Australia Premier Steven Marshall released the state’s Hydrogen Action Plan , including the commitment of more than $1 million towards a study to identify optimal locations for renewable hydrogen production and export infrastructure. Australia Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Policy

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Accenture: Australia LNG industry could become world’s largest

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Australia’s Liquefied National Gas (LNG) industry could become the world’s largest and most technologically advanced, contributing more than AUD$55 billion to Australia’s GDP in 2020, according to a new report from Accenture. According to OGJ , as cited by the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), Australia’s proved natural gas reserves were more than 43 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) as of January 2014.

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Australia CSIRO and India CSIR launch A$6M partnership on dimethyl ether

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Australia’s CSIRO and its equivalent in India, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research ( CSIR ), have launched a three-year, A$6-million (US$5.6-million) collaboration focused on improving processes involved in the production of dimethyl ether (DME), a clean-burning synthetic liquid fuel. The project is being jointly funded by the Australian and Indian governments, through the Australia-India Strategic Research Fund ( AISRF ) as one of the latest Grand Challenge winners.

Australia’s CSIRO creates Future Science Platform focused on hydrogen energy systems

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Australia’s federal government agency for scientific research CSIRO is creating a Future Science Platform (FSP) focused on hydrogen energy systems. The creation of a Hydrogen FSP will support the development of technologies that allow Australia to export its solar energy, as well as providing low emissions energy solutions for Australians.

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ECOtality Expands to Australia

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has established a new, wholly-owned subsidiary, ECOtality Australia Pty Ltd. Much like the United States, the electric vehicle market in Australia is in its infancy. Major auto manufacturers including Renault-Nissan and Mitsubishi have announced plans to introduce electric vehicles to Australia by 2011. ECOtality, Inc.

Better Place Electric-Car Service Delays Australia Rollout

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Renault Australia announced the indefinite postponement, as it waits for Better Place to establish a broader and more practically viable network of swapping stations. Car Advice reports that Australia's battery-swapping The Better Place battery swapping saga continues, as partner Renault has delayed the roll-out off its electric Fluence sedan.

GM to cease manufacturing in Australia by 2017

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General Motors announced it will transition to a national sales company in Australia and New Zealand. The company will discontinue vehicle and engine manufacturing and significantly reduce its engineering operations in Australia by the end of 2017. Holden will continue to have a presence in Australia beyond 2017, consisting of a national sales company, a national parts distribution center and a global design studio.

US$12M advanced biofuel pilot plant for Queensland, Australia

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The Queensland, Australia government announced that a A$16-million (US$12-million) advanced biofuels pilot plant will be built at Southern Oil Refining’s Yarwun plant at Gladstone. Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said it would be Australia’s first commercial-scale advanced biofuels production facility. Last week, Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia announced they had formed a partnership to investigate options for locally-produced aviation biofuel.

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Nissan Slashes Leaf Price To Sell Electric Car In Australia

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Not so in Australia though, where the car is still struggling. Nissan should be pleased with its Leaf sales over the first few months of this year--not only is it beating last year''s monthly rate, but it''s on a level with the previously higher-selling Chevy Volt. In fact, it''s struggling enough that Nissan has cut a huge chunk off the price of a

Licella signs MoUs with Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand on renewable aviation fuels

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Australia-based Licella , a wholly owned subsidiary of Ignite Energy , has signed memoranda of understanding (MoUs) with Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand to examine the development and commercialization of a process to convert woody biomass into sustainable aviation biofuel. Virgin Australia and Licella will explore the potential of the Licella technology to produce aviation fuel, with the aim of supporting its certification and reaching a commercial off-take agreement.

Wind Explorer EV crosses Australia for less than $15 of electricity; kite-assisted

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Evonik Corporation is featuring the Wind Explorer—a lightweight, electric vehicle that crossed Australia on less than $15 of electricity—at its administrative center in Parsippany, N.J.

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Renault and Better Place partner in Australia to launch Fluence Z.E. with switchable battery in 2012

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Renault and Better Place formed a strategic partnership in Australia, expanding their global relationship. earlier post ), into Australia, and Better Place will provide the electric car charging network and services that make the car more convenient and affordable for the mass market. The cars will arrive in Australia by the middle of 2012 for the first customers in Canberra, with general sales due to commence later in the year. Australia Batteries Electric (Battery

US, UK and Australia drivers positive but concerned about autonomous vehicles

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In a recent survey, the majority of responding drivers from the US, the UK and Australia, the majority responding indicated that they had a positive initial impression of self-driving-vehicle technology, and had high expectations about the benefits. The US had the highest percentage responding that they had previously heard of autonomous vehicles (70.9%), followed by the UK (66.0%) and Australia (61.0%). in Australia).

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