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  • program to recycle kids' car seats

    program to recycle kids’ car seats

    Old, unwanted and potentially unsafe child car safety seats will be given a new lease of life under a government-funded program that will recover and recycle the seats. Via the National Product Stewardship Investment Fund (NPSIF), and in accordance with the National Waste Policy Action Plan, SeatCare aims to help the public safely dispose of […] More

  • WaterGroup helps Sydney Water listen out for leaks

    WaterGroup helps Sydney Water listen out for leaks

    Sydney Water is continually exploring and implementing innovative technologies to improve water services for its five million customers. In collaboration with the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), the water utility is improving strategies to reduce leaks and breaks across its network using acoustic sensors — selecting four leak-detections systems and deploying 229 acoustic sensors across […] More

  • Airport PFAS water treatment plant powered by solar

    Airport PFAS water treatment plant powered by solar

    Environmental services provider Enviropacific has completed construction of an innovative water treatment facility at Melbourne Airport to tackle per- and poly-fluorinated alkyl substance (PFAS) contamination. Powered by solar energy, the facility will allow PFAS-impacted soils generated from onsite projects to be safely managed and stored for future reuse. Designed, built and operated by Enviropacific, the […] More

  • new microrecycling technique transforms aluminium

    new microrecycling technique transforms aluminium

    A discovery by the UNSW Sustainable Materials Research and Technology (SMaRT) Centre could start a ‘green aluminium’ manufacturing revolution and bolster efforts to advance Australia’s manufacturing industry. Backed by industry partner Nespresso, researchers at the SMaRT Centre have found a way to recover aluminium from complex, multilayered packaging. The new technique is based on the […] More

  • NSW Government releases ambitious renewable energy roadmap

    NSW Government releases ambitious renewable energy roadmap

    The NSW Government has unveiled its Electricity Infrastructure Roadmap — an ambitious energy plan outlining new support for NSW Renewable Energy Zones by 2030, with policy and financial support for renewable energy and battery storage projects. The roadmap has been acclaimed by several key organisations, but concerns have been expressed by the Australian Energy Council […] More

  • Partners develop underground EV charging stations for mines

    Partners develop underground EV charging stations for mines

    Siemens and mining services supplier Murray Engineering have developed a high-powered electric vehicle (EV) charging station for use at mines — below and above ground. The charging stations will initially be used to power a light EV currently being designed and manufactured by Murray Engineering — providing a holistic, fully enclosed solution specifically designed to […] More

  • Neoen completes financing for Australia's largest solar farm

    Neoen completes financing for Australia’s largest solar farm

    Renewable energy producer Neoen has reached financial close on Western Downs Green Power Hub — a 460 MWp solar farm located near Chinchilla in South West Queensland. Owned outright by Neoen, it is reported that Western Downs will be the largest solar farm in Australia, delivering clean energy into Powerlink’s transmission network and bringing significant […] More

  • Registrations open for ARBS Seminar Series Online

    Registrations open for ARBS Seminar Series Online

    ARBS Exhibitions is launching a series of online seminars featuring leaders, academics, organisations, associations and experts in the HVAC&R and building services industry. Commencing on 17 November and continuing into the new year, the ARBS Seminar Series Online is available and open to all who wish to attend, with a small registration fee applicable to […] More

  • Irrigation study reveals best strategy for SA tomato production

    Irrigation study reveals best strategy for SA tomato production

    Researchers at the University of South Australia have found that water quality and deficit irrigation schemes each have significant effects on crop development, yield and water productivity — with recycled wastewater achieving the best overall results. Publishing their results in the journal Agriculture, the team tested different water sources on greenhouse-grown tomatoes, finding that recycled […] More

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